The AllSeen Alliance Expands its Internet of Things Roster

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 16, 2015

As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains momentum, there is a need for collaboration, open and interoperable tools, and governance. The AllSeen Alliance’s overarching goal is to build out an open source software framework, AllJoyn, to seamlessly connect a huge range of objects and devices in homes, cars and businesses.  That calls for enormous collaboration among its members, and this week, the Alliance has announced a slew of new members. Specifically, the Alliance is welcoming 13 new participants.

The group is welcoming IBM, Pivotal, CertiVox, KONA S, Appception, Granite River Labs, Hackster, Novatel Wireless, Omni m2m, Visible Energy, Fabita, Skyworth and TOPEAST.

Analyst predictions estimate that four billion people will be connected to more than 30 billion devices, services and applications by 2020. This level of connectivity will create unprecedented bandwidth demand on IT infrastructure, heightening the need for data security and privacy assurances. Creating a world of smart, connected things also requires infrastructure that can address new IoT-sized challenges: how we provision people and things, the ability to analyze and handle data, scalable platforms and testing environments for growth.

The AllSeen Alliance’s newest members include experts in IT infrastructure, cloud computing, security and IoT platforms.

“This month we see the AllSeen Alliance further broaden its areas of expertise. Our newest members include companies that make the ‘things’ in IoT and companies that create the infrastructure and software to support the connectivity of those things,” said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. “The rate of new member growth demonstrates that the Alliance is getting mature and that the AllJoyn ecosystem is real and robust.”

With increasing interest in AllJoyn and demand for innovative IoT technologies on the rise, the second annual AllSeen Alliance Summit will unite top operators, product companies, security and cloud experts, retailers, information technology and service providers who are collaborating to create an open ecosystem for IoT. The AllSeen Alliance Summit will take place in Seattle October 19-21, 2015. Call for Participation closes August 5, 2015 and Early Bird Registration ends August 19, 2015.

Back in February, we caught up with Philip DesAutels (shown in the photo above) for an interview.  He told us:
“In five years, I think all of this will be around us everywhere, in everything. “Predictions that were made three and four years ago have already come true in terms of the ubiquity of bandwidth, connectivity, the availability of radios, and more. We are going to have a lot of power to orchestrate the experiences that we want.”

“The next phase is going to be the really transformational phase,” DesAutels noted. “Systems around you will have a whole lot more information. They’ll be able to deliver a lot more value.”