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The Connected Home: "Hi, It's Your Fridge. Why Haven't You Called?"
Date / Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 PM New York/11:00 AM San Francisco

Appliances asking you to buy beer and chips? Passť. Realizing the full promise of the connected home now depends on two factors: empowering consumers to remotely manage devices -- from entertainment systems to security monitors -- and enabling these devices to interact independently. This isn't The Jetsons, folks. Businesses need to be thinking now about how to use connected home technology.

On Tuesday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT), Timothy Winters, senior manager for the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), will join InformationWeek's Lorna Garey to discuss advancements in home networking, what the future of the connected home may look like, and how we'll manage the plethora of connected devices.

Additional topics of discussion will include:

  • Industry initiatives and forums aimed at driving innovation and standardization in the home;
  • How IPv6 solves address scarcity in the face of explosive increases in the number of IP-enabled devices;
  • Advantages of software-defined networking (SDN) in the connected home, from both technical and customer service perspectives.

Timothy Winters is a senior manager at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). He works with companies from all over the world to develop broad-based, flexible testing strategies to cost-effectively meet network interoperability requirements for IPv6, SIP, routing, and home networking. He is the US government IPv6 and IPv6 Ready Logo technical lead for the UNH-IOL. In this role, he oversees various aspects in testing of IPv6 technology, deals with various multi-vendor IPv6 testing scenarios and acts as a liaison between students and vendors during device testing and development. He was instrumental in the UNH-IOL's designation as an ISO-17025 USGv6 accredited laboratory. Timothy has more than 12 years of experience as a UNH-IOL leader. He is an expert in routing protocols OSPF, BGP, and PIM, as well as helping deploy the Moonv6 network in the early days of IPv6 as a connectivity specialist and deployment advisor. Passionate about innovation, he has taken the lead for the IPv6 Forum's IPv6 Ready Logo Program. In addition, he assisted with ISOC World IPv6 Launch by creating the criteria for home networking equipment manufacturers to participate. His ongoing collaboration with industry forums, including the North American IPv6 Task Force, IPv6 Forum, IPv6 Ready Logo Committee, IPSO, Unified Communications Forum, and SIP Forum, demonstrates his dedication and persistence in developing new standards, as well as assisting commercial services providers, network equipment vendors, and government agencies cost-effectively speed go-to-market time for products. Timothy holds a BS in computer science from the University of New Hampshire, Durham.

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