SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) announces that Comcast’s Xfinity Home has become a member of the organization, joining other leading companies as influencers in facilitating strategic partnerships and developing business prospects to lead the Internet of Things (IoT) industry forward.
The IoTC is a business development organization aimed at connecting thought-leaders and companies in IoT to form meaningful partnerships that drive growth and industry development.
Comcast’s Daniel Herscovici, general manager and senior vice president of Xfinity Home, and Sridhar Solur, senior vice president of product and development for Xfinity Home, will become advisors.
“As our customers engage more with the digital home, it’s critical for Comcast to stay engaged with the Internet of Things (IoT) community. The IoTC will help us advance our industry and the technology we create,” Solur tells SSI.
“Increasing adoption and familiarity with connected devices is one of the key ways Comcast will transform the Digital Home in the next five years. Xfinity Home’s million plus customers are benefiting today from the peace of mind offered by the connected home and groups like the IoTC (Internet of Things Consortium) will help us spread the word and shape the future of our industry,” adds Herscovici.
Both Comcast executives have proven track records and deep expertise in the IoT space, according to the organization. Herscovici manages all aspects of the Xfinity Home business, including strategy, partnerships, product development and full P&L.
He has also played a large part in growing the business and launching the partner program, which curates and integrates industry leading products onto the Xfinity Home platform.
Solur leads product development for Xfinity Home, which includes devices and services in the IoT, home automation and home security categories. He also serves in a similar capacity for Data Services and for the xFi platform, Comcast’s new home WiFi network management solution.
Comcast joins a long list of organizations partnering with IoTC, with recent additions including the likes of Verizon, ADT, August, Honeywell, Belkin and Vivint among others.
“The IoTC welcomes Comcast to our roster of elite companies interested in creating meaningful collaboration and partnerships to drive innovation in IoT,” says Greg Kahn, president and CEO of The IoTC. “Dan Herscovici and Sridhar Solur are dynamic industry leaders and in their roles as advisors with the IoTC, they will partner with fellow IoTC members to lead and shape industry initiatives on key marketplace opportunities and challenges.”