Dave Evans, co-founder and CTO of IoT automation service company Stringify, and former chief futurist at Cisco—where he coined the term "The Internet of Everything"—will deliver the CEDIA 2017 Opening Keynote.
Evans' keynote, "The Internet of Intelligent Things (IoIT)," will hone in on the next phase of IoT, which he believes will be about adding intelligence to connected things and how these advances will open up vast new opportunities for technology integrators.
"Raw connectivity will be antiquated, all things will be connected to rich sources of intelligence and to one another, creating a powerful global intelligence,” Evans said. “IoIT will redefine not only the home, but the way we address some of mankind's most pressing issues."
"During his tenure at Cisco, Evans developed a proven track record of being able to show exactly where the industry is going,” said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO. “His CEDIA Talk at last year's show was highly attended and gave attendees a small glimpse into the exponential advances that are driving us forward. This year's keynote will take it even further with specific real-time insights for the CEDIA audience."
Not only is Evans passionate about emerging technologies, he is also passionate about giving back. Evans has requested CEDIA donate his speaking fee to The Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Evans is an expert on emerging technologies and holds numerous patents in the fields of connected cars, networking technologies, virtual people, mobile phone technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and much more. His views have been shared and featured on BBC, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, NPR, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, MSNBC, and The New York Times.
The CEDIA 2017 Opening Keynote will take place at the San Diego Convention Center on Wednesday, September 6, from 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Registration for CEDIA 2017 opens on May 31 at cedia.net/show. CEDIA 2017 will be hosted at the San Diego Convention Center September 5–9, with the tradeshow floor open September 7–9.