Z-Wave Alliance Hosts EU Smart Home Summit for Members at Global R&D Center

The event will combine marketing and technical tracks along with expert panels and will be hosted for the first time at the Sigma Designs’ engineering hub in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, DK - May 9, 2017 - The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, will host the Z-Wave Summit 2017 - Europe on May 18-19 to convene members for discussions, panels and workshops.

The two-day event features sessions with the Marketing Working Group as well as a Developer's Forum and evening networking for all attending members and guests. The Z-Wave Alliance also welcomes Strategy Analytics' Bill Ablondi, director of smart home strategies and Matti Kahola, energy analyst for Delta-ee; the pair will deliver keynote presentations to the group.
"We are thrilled to be hosting our popular global member summit in the home city of Z-Wave innovation and gathering our EU member contingent," commented Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance Executive Director. "The smart home market in Europe is in its early stages and we see the signs that the market is on the move. We're looking forward to hearing from our members about what they're seeing and how we can work together to leverage Z-Wave and show the benefits of connected living to customers around the EU."
The Z-Wave Alliance will also host another global member summit in the U.S. in September; both events will provide advanced technical training and discussions around key technical topics surrounding Z-Wave and IoT markets including security and the new S2 framework, the Z-Wave roadmap, certification, the Z-Wave Certified Installer Toolkit, SmartStart and more. The Marketing Working Group will also host members involved in marketing, PR, events and social media to facilitate discussions around branding, media, retail, events and more. Additional sessions include:
• Panel discussion on energy to explore the role of the smart home in maintaining and expanding energy efficiency measures promoted by governments and utilities.
• Branding deep dive with Z-Wave branding expert and information on the retail toolkit along with Z-Wave.com
• Panel discussion on retail will take a look at the early successes as well as challenges along with ways to solve issues and open up the do-it-yourself market to win repeat business and customer loyalty.
For more information on the Z-Wave Alliance, please visit http://z-wavealliance.org. For updates from Z-Wave, follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn.

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave® technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1700 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 450 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.
Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ SIGM) and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About the Z-Wave Alliance
Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include: ADT, FAKRO, FIBARO, Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence, Jasco Products, Leedarson, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings and Sigma Designs. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security.

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