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Happy birthday AllSeen Alliance!

Dec 22, 2014

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Recently, the AllSeen Alliance turned one year old. The consortium’s first year can be summarized in two words: dynamic growth—not only in members but in the engagement, collaboration and contributions by its members. Let’s recap 2014.

It started out with a shared vision of 24 founding member companies to run a collaborative open source project, under the Linux Foundation, that would become the de facto standard for IoE. Today, we are well on our way to achieving that goal. We now have 100 member companies that represent everything from the largest consumer electronics and home appliance manufacturers, technology and automotive companies, enterprise and industrial companies, to data analytics and cloud service providers. Many will be building and releasing products that use AllJoyn™, a collaborative open source software project of the AllSeen Alliance—it’s this diverse and varied membership that is the Alliance’s strength.

Each of the members brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge from their industries into the Alliance and each is helping to define the working groups. The working groups drive initiatives, definitions and service frameworks for AllJoyn software—and from that, member companies contribute actual open source code back to the larger community. This expertise and output of the project is shaping the Internet of Everything for today and the future.

I’m extremely humbled and honored that I am able to represent Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., and serve as the AllSeen Alliance chairman for 2015. I’m excited about 2015 as an Alliance member and consumer, and the pending release of more commercial devices being launched that are certified by the alliance. I also look forward to collaborating with many others to move the Internet of Everything forward.

Connectivity is a cornerstone of our vision for the Internet of Everything. Qualcomm companies are helping to build the fabric of the Internet of Everything with our own mobile and connectivity solutions and by using the AllJoyn software framework. For example, the Qualcomm® AllPlay™ smart media platform and turnkey platforms from Qualcomm® Atheros™ help developers and OEMs combine innovative hardware and software to provide people, communities and business with unprecedented levels of choice, personalization and control.

Be sure to also come visit the Qualcomm Internet of Everything Showcase at International CES 2015, January 6-9. We’ll be located at booth #8252 in the Central Hall. Technologies by Qualcomm and the AllJoyn software framework will be demonstrated on a multitude of commercial and pre-commercial devices for the Internet of Everything.

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Matt Michael