Predicted by Gartner to add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is based on the idea that devices, systems and services will connect in simple, transparent ways, enabling seamless interactions among devices across brands and sectors. As this vision unfolds, it is clear that no single company can accomplish the level of interoperability required to support the horizontal aspects of the IoE.
The AllSeen Alliance, announced in December, 2013, was formed with the goal to advance IoE adoption and innovation in the connected home, healthcare, education, automotive and enterprise. Members of this nonprofit consortium include some of the world’s leading, consumer electronics manufacturers, home appliances manufacturers, service providers, retailers, enterprise technology companies, startups, and chipset manufacturers. Initially based on the AllJoyn™ open source project, the AllJoyn software and services framework will be expanded with contributions from member companies and the open source community.
In this keynote address, Alliance Chairman Liat Ben-Zur, will discuss how collaboration and open source software accelerates technology innovation and creates opportunities for a vibrant ecosystem and a thriving technical community. She will detail why the Linux Foundation was the natural choice to host the Alliance and how its members have united to address everyday, real-life scenarios in a united, pan-industry effort that will deliver new experiences to consumers and businesses to create a broad, dynamic IoE ecosystem.
Attendees will learn how the alliance is collaborating to remove hurdles to interoperable, proximal, peer networking. They will hear how, across many vertical segments, manufacturers, service providers and developers can enable interoperability and foster a dynamic horizontal ecosystem, helping to unlock the promise of IoE.