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InfoComm International announces the launch of a new conference program created to explore the role of the Internet of Things in professional audiovisual solutions. IoT Insights will debut May 9 at the Marriott Santa Clara, in Santa Clara, Calif.

IoT Insights Santa Clara will be held immediately prior to Internet of Things World, a leading industry conference and exposition. Registration for InfoComm’s IoT Insights Santa Clara is now open at

“The Internet of Things has generated considerable buzz in business, consumer electronics and society at large,” said Betsy Jaffe, Senior Vice President of Member Services, InfoComm International. “The fact is, audiovisual professionals have been living and developing the early IoT since the first network ports started appearing on AV equipment. Now, with the explosion of networked sensors and devices, the AV industry has an opportunity to help organizations digitize processes and change the way they operate. What’s needed is an understanding of Internet of Things technologies and issues, such as security and data analysis, presented in the context of commercial AV applications. InfoComm’s Internet of Things initiatives, beginning with IoT Insights in Santa Clara, will offer an industry forum for discussions that are important to our members’ future business development.”

IoT Insights Santa Clara will begin with a keynote address by Gary Hall, CTS-D, CTS-I, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Defense, at Cisco Systems. Hall will discuss the size and scope of Internet of Things opportunities available to AV professionals from his vantage point at a leading developer of network technology. With the surge of networked devices and sensors, and the digitization of business processes, the AV industry stands poised to help organizations create better experiences through audiovisual communications and data.

“When you take a video camera or a microphone, miniaturize it and put it on a sensor, then have it connect back to hundreds of other sensors, it gives you a brand-new capability that never existed before: the ability to do things better,” said Hall.

The daylong conference will also include a session devoted to real-world Internet of Things applications, as well as in-depth discussions of critical IoT-related issues, including security and data analysis.

Internet of Things Insights Santa Clara will be moderated by Michael Carter, Vice President of Integrated Building Technologies at The Clarient Group and a former member of the InfoComm Board of Directors. Carter has more than 30 years of experience engineering and deploying technology solutions and his understanding of convergence trends drive his strategic approach to smart, sustainable buildings.

InfoComm’s IoT Advisory Committee includes:

  • Richard Blackwell, Founder & President, Linked2
  • Daniel Jackson, Manager, Research & Development, Crestron
  • Gary Hall, CTS-D, CTS-I, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Defense, Cisco Systems
  • Andrew Milne, CEO, Tidebreak
  • L. William Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, Director of Channel Strategy, Biamp Systems

IoT Insights Santa Clara will be followed by a full-day Internet of Things Insights program on Tuesday, June 7, at the InfoComm 2016 show in Las Vegas. InfoComm 2016 attendees can sign up for IoT Insights Las Vegas in June when they complete their registration for the show at

A third Internet of Things Insights event, to be held in New York later in 2016, is currently in the planning stages.

Additional information is available at