OCF invites you to the “Smart Homes and the New Normal” webinar event on October 21 at 8:00AM PT. The webinar will cover smart home market insights in a COVID-19 world and how the OCF Core Framework and IoTivity open source solution provide the necessary security and interoperability capabilities for today’s smart home implementations.
According to Statista, consumer electronics will account for 63% of all installed IoT units in 2020. As millions of people are now confined to their living spaces, the use of smart home devices and appliances has dramatically increased, with individuals engaging in remote learning, work and digital entertainment. Security remains a top concern, as a UK University of Warwick study found that consumers are not convinced they can trust the privacy and security of these technologies. To alleviate these concerns, businesses and policy makers must show proof of cybersecurity measures to increase customer trust. In addition, with the expansion of work-from-home environments, businesses are now at risk with vulnerable employee devices in which little effort has been made to protect them at both the hardware and software level.
This higher demand for a secure and interoperable smart home infrastructure sheds light on the need for widespread adoption of industry standards. The OCF Core Framework offers a standard IoT infrastructure, enabling device discovery, onboarding and application layer security and device connectivity. The IoTivity open source reference implementation allows system designers to implement OCF Core Framework technology in a matter of minutes.
To expand on this topic, OCF MCWG Vice Chair, Bruno Johnson of Cascoda, will moderate a discussion between Lead Analyst of Intelligent Home & Vision at Futuresource Consulting, Julian Issa, and Dr. Milind Gandhe, VP, Systems Business Unit at Tata Elxsi. “Smart Homes and the New Normal” will take a look at the OCF Core Framework and IoTivity, exploring how TATA Elxsi has successfully developed smart home appliances leveraging IoTivity, enabling embedded security and adherence to security guidelines from EU and US organizations such as NIST, ENISA, ETSI, CTA and more. Attendees will hear market insights on how COVID-19 has impacted the smart security, monitoring and lighting industry and how we can expect consumer preferences to shift.
Register today to secure your spot on October 21.