Casting Light on Interoperability: Setting a Standard for IoT-Ready Lighting.

  • Session Number:T3 S3 P3
Thursday, February 15, 2018: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Grant Erickson
President, Thread Group, Principal Software Engineer
Nest Labs
United States


Speaking on behalf of one of the fastest-growing industry alliances for the connected lighting and smart-building space, the Thread Group’s Grant Erickson will present on “Casting Light on Interoperability: Setting a Standard for IoT-Ready Lighting.” During this session, Grant will: Demystify the current state of IoT in the lighting space, focusing on current interoperability issues and the challenges ahead Explore the leading protocols driving simpler architectures among smart lighting devices and offer predictions around which technologies will “win” the market Discuss how prevalent technologies like 802.15.4, IPv6 and 6LoWPAN offer technical benefits that are especially well suited to lighting and other mission-critical applications for IoT in both the residential and commercial markets Highlight some notable industry collaborations that help facilitate interoperability, including the Thread Group’s work with the former The Connected Lighting Alliance and the Fairhair Alliance


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