Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced speakers for its official Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ conference program, “An IoT for Everyone,” on January 7, 2017. The free-to-attend track brings together industry leaders who are focused on delivering a seamless, effortless Internet of Things (IoT) for creators and consumers alike.

“Creators and consumers know and trust Bluetooth as the global wireless standard for connecting their products to the broader Internet of Things, simply and securely. Since its inception, Bluetooth has delighted users and led to more wireless connectivity in our lives – from novel use cases to life-saving and life-changing innovations. And you see it first hand and on full display every year at CES,” said Katy Scheck, Director of Marketing, Bluetooth SIG. “Bluetooth, with more than 30,000 member companies, is uniquely suited to bring together industry leaders to foster discussion and share ideas around a collaborative, accessible IoT.”

Influencers, companies, and technologies shaping the IoT will come together and explore how to build an IoT that puts the consumer first, creates open collaboration, and breaks down barriers to innovation. Three panel sessions include:

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Trillion-Dollar IoT Opportunity
Bluetooth SIG, Chuck Sabin
ABI Research, Stuart Carlaw
Texas Instruments, Mattias Lange
Under Armour, Ben McAllister

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Making the IoT Connectionless
Bluetooth SIG, Steve Hegenderfer
BeaconGrid, Emmanuel Azih
GE Lighting, Tom Stimac
Google, Inc., Scott Jenson

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Smart Lighting Just Needs to Work
Bluetooth SIG, Katy Scheck
Avi-on Labs, Inc., Dana Kunz
Cassia Networks, Felix Zhao
OORT Inc., Radek Tadajewski
Universal Mind, Richard Gunther

For more details about the track and to register online, visit

Bluetooth technology plays a crucial role in consumer electronics, empowering users with the simplicity and magic to experience their technology without the limitation of wires. With the introduction of the low energy feature, Bluetooth delivers the convenience and benefits of wireless connectivity into every aspect of our lives, from audio to wearables, home automation, health, and more. In 2017, Bluetooth will further transform the IoT experience with Bluetooth 5, opening more possibilities, more markets, more interoperability, and more accessibility than ever.

Also at CES, Bluetooth will showcase the latest technology innovations like mesh at its Discover Blue event and celebrate advancements in Bluetooth technology at the Bluetooth 5 Launch Party.

About Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Bluetooth is the global wireless standard for simple, secure connectivity. Propelled by a global community of more than 30,000 companies, Bluetooth serves to unify, harmonize, and drive innovation in the vast range of connected devices all around us. Through collective creation and shared technical standards, Bluetooth simplifies, secures and enriches the technology experience of users worldwide.