• Home Networking EXPO Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:30PM
    111 W. Saint John
    12th Floor
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Main Event Series

Home Networking EXPO



  • Come hear about the reality of the connected home. Join us for the first in a series of Home Networking expos.

    Pre-Registration is no longer available.
    Please register at the door.


    Event Sponsor

    Microsoft Logo


    Join us for the first in a series of Home Networking expos. Overall, the series of expos reflects our belief that more and more software applications, and more and more significant products and industries, are going to be located within the home, or interact with people who are at home. By itself, this belief is nothing new-- there are currently quite a few products matching this description. From the software that manages home alarm systems to the latest video game consoles, individual products are already here or on the horizon. But, the change that is coming is monumental. When the typical home is fully wired, fully networked, and all these appliances are talking to

    each other, the world changes. It's incremental ("Oh. I can use my Playstation to manage my MP3 lists") but it's astounding. Part of the change will also be a different computing environment for technologists. The computing and network infrastructure will be different than what many programmers are used to. The software, and programming techniques will be different. The ways we deploy software, the ways purchasing decisions are made, and the ways people interact with the software, will be different.

    This first expo on April 29, 2003, will provide insight to the following areas:

    • What's currently out there?
    • What's the state of the industry and where’s it going?
    • How do I leverage my knowledge and skill-sets to enter the space?



    Track One: Distribution Models, Content and the Evolution of the Consumer

    Track Two: Software and Infrastructure for Home Automation


    Digital Services Automation -- Is Everything on Demand Here Yet?

    Tom Pollock (bio), VP Programming - Chaos Media Networks
    Steve Shannon (bio), CEO - NexTV
    Joel Zdepski (bio), VP, Office of the CTO - Open TV
    Mark Asseily (bio), Director, Business Development - Digeo
    Moderator: Danielle Levitas (bio), Director - IDC

    The Connected Kitchen

    Tim Woods - Internet Home Alliance


    The Future of Interactive Services and Interconnected Appliances

    Marc Canter (bio) - Broadbandmechanics.com

    How Computing Devices will Recognize Each Other

    Chris Bourdon (bio), Product Line Manager, Mac OS X - Apple


    Building Apps for the Small Screen

    Don Dornblaser (bio), Software Engineering Manager - TiVo Inc.

    The Future of Home Telephony

    Dr. Danny Lange (bio), Co-Founder - Vocomo Software Corp.
    Joe Schmid(bio), Customer Solutions Manager- BeVocal
    Moderator: TBA


    Break: Visit Sponsors, Eat Food, Schmooze


    Keynote - Jonathan Cluts (bio), Director of Consumer Prototyping and Strategy, Microsoft


    Broadband Adoption Discussion

    Rob Feinstein (bio) - Earthlink
    Matt Peterson - Founder, Bay Area Wireless Users Group
    Miguel Monteverde, AOL
    Moderator: Susan Mernit (bio), - Ryze


    This event is designed for developers, product managers, technology entrepreneurs, business managers and C-level executives with a strong interest in emerging markets.

    Technical Level: High


    The expo floor will be divided into three separate focus areas: Distribution Models, Content and the Evolution of the Consumer; Infrastructure for Home Automation; and Network Infrastracture and Broadband Access.

    In addition, there will be several presentations over the course of the Expo. During the afternoon, you will have the choice of attending talks in two tracks

    • Distribution Models, Content and the Evololution of the Consumer
    • Infrastructure for Home Automation

    You can mix and match the track you choose based on individual interest. The evening will culminate with a keynote speaker and high profile panel.


    Sponsorships are currently available for this event. To become a Platinum, Gold or Silver level sponsor, please contact Laura Merling at 408-494-8316 or [email protected]. Ask for a copy of the Sponsorship Package for more details on this exciting opportunity.

    If you are a pre-revinue company and are interested in becoming a sponsor, you can apply for a free sponsorship.


    Event Logistics


    111 W. Saint John, 12th Floor
    San Jose, CA 95113


    Early Bird Registration (by April 22)


    $20 SDForum and SVCWireless Members
    $45 Non-members

    Regular Registration (after April 22)


    $35 SDForum and SVCWireless Members
    $60 Non-members

    Pre-registration is no longer available.
    Please register at the door.