Joint IBM and Forrester Research Webinar: The Emergence of the Smarter Home

I heard through the grapevine about an upcoming webinar this week on the topic of Smart Home and thought I’d pass on the news to you.

image The idea of embedded intelligence in the home is certainly not new, but the cost of chips and special sensors keep coming down.  And as broadband networks are almost commonplace, The promise of the smart home is now coming to reality.  Smart devices connecting to services in the network enable a large range of new applications that can make our lives easier, safer, more economical, and healthier.  From increased entertainment choices to medical monitoring, remote security monitoring and management and energy management, these new services can enrich our lives.

There’s also an emerging market for service providers who can gain valuable intelligence and efficiencies by aggregating data in the network.  The most promising approach uses cloud technology in the network to provide the intelligence for the smart home.

The webinar features speakers from both IBM and Forrester Research and should provide a series of informative presentations and a lively round table discussion addressing technology trends, consumer demand, and the revenue opportunities for new services that enable the smarter home.

Topics to be covered during the webinar include:

  • How connectivity, intelligent appliances, smart TV, medical devices, enhanced security, etc. are coming together to revolutionize the home
  • About the growth opportunities not only for electronics manufacturers, but also for the media & entertainment, telecommunications, and energy & utility industries.
  • How the barriers to expansion will fall!

Featured Speakers:

  • Bruce A. Anderson, General Manager, Global Electronics Industry, IBM Corporation
  • Charles Golvin, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.
  • Scott Burnett, Strategy & Business Development Director of IBM’s Digital Convergence Group


  • When:  October 15, 2008   9:00 am – 10:30 am EDT
  • Target Audience:    Electronics Industry C-Level and LOB Senior Executives
  • How to register:   Everyone must register to participate in the webcast. Click here to register for the webcast!


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