WigWag on the move: Open-source Internet of Things platform pioneers recognized with SVIEF Innovation Award and as a SXSW Eco finalist

WigWag Inc., to receive Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) Innovation Award for open-source Internet of Things (IoT) platform that simplifies home automation; CEO Ed Hemphill to speak at SVIEF; WigWag selected as a Finalist for SXSW Eco Startup Showcase.

Austin, TX September 23, 2015

WigWag Inc., the award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) platform company, announced today that they will be honored by the Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) with a Top 30 Innovation Award for pioneering an open-source, scalable and easily programmable IoT platform. CEO and Co-Founder Ed Hemphill will speak in a session covering Smart Home technology.

WigWag is on the move after spending the last two years quietly building a truly open-source IoT platform based on their software run-time, deviceJS. WigWag's deviceJS transforms the physical world of smart devices into a programmable platform, enabling connected devices to work together, so they can be more efficient, manageable, secure, and automatic. WigWag's solutions are designed to help service providers, OEMs and consumers manage the small business and home automation IT problems created by the explosion of smart devices in the market.

This week, WigWag will be accepting the SVIEF Top 30 Innovation Award. SVIEF is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships connecting the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region. Past speakers include former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, as well as other tech luminaries and political dignitaries from around the globe. The event will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on September 26th and 27th, and organizers are expecting more than 25,000 attendees.

As a recognized IoT thought-leader, WigWag CEO and Co-Founder Ed Hemphill will share his perspectives with other industry leaders in the Smart Home and Internet of Things industries. The SVIEF session will be from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 27.

"This award reflects the continued and growing interest for a truly open-source Internet of Things platform. It's an honor to receive the Innovation Award and to speak at the Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum." shared Ed Hemphill, WigWag Co-Founder & CEO.

Earlier this month, WigWag was also announced as a finalist for the SXSW Eco 2015 Startup Showcase in the Internet of Things + Software category. The Startup Showcase is a fast-paced pitch competition featuring top impact companies from around the world. The event is set to be held on Tuesday, October 6, from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, in the Austin Convention Center.

About Ed Hemphill
Ed Hemphill is CEO and Co-Founder of WigWag, Inc. Ed is a recognized thought-leader in the Internet of Things industry. Prior to WigWag, he led the sales engineering team at LifeSize through all major customer wins in the Americas, contributing to the $400 million acquisition by Logitech. Ed started programming at the age of 8, and he received a Bachelors of Computer Science degree from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Formally a U.S. Army Signal Corps officer in Special Operations, Ed also holds honors from the Phi Kappa Phi society for system-level software work for the US Government.

About WigWag
WigWag bridges routing and home automation, transforming the physical world into a programmable platform, making connected devices more efficient, manageable, secure and automatic. Built on our open-source run-time devicesJS, the WigWag platform removes the complexities of competing Internet of Things (IoT) device protocols and provides a powerful, unified IoT programing language, unleashing the power to manage, scale and rapidly build IoT applications and devices.

For more information, visit http://www.wigwag.com.

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