Malmö Next Stop on HGI Global Open Forum Tour

ICT in sustainable city developments to be discussed at Sweden Forum

Sophia Antipolis, (PresseBox) - HGI, the leading global organization for publishing requirements for the digital home, has partnered with Swedish ICT, a group of research institutes which act as a link between academia, industry and the public sector, for its latest forum on Smart Home and sustainable city development.

Among the topics to be discussed on 1 October is technology's role in sustainable city development and the vision for Stockholm Royal Seaport. Also, HGI member TeliaSonera will give its overview of HGI's achievements in developing Smart Home specifications and how these can be applied for health and energy.

"Sweden and the entire Nordic region is well ahead of much of the rest of Europe when it comes to deployment of fibre. TeliaSonera and other broadband service providers in the region are offering very exciting services that may be used as a model for how we do things in the future. HGI's work has been central to some of the progress made here," said Bruce Horowitz, of HGI member company TeliaSonera.

During the one day forum, which is open to attendance by any industry member with an interest in these topics, there will be presentations from a number of broadband service providers operating in the region as well as a round table discussion. Swedish ICT will also be inviting a number of speakers to address the delegates.

"The challenge of making the future home smart is no longer largely a technical matter; today it is much more about proper collaboration, integration and business models. Therefore it is important to get the various stakeholders to interact with each other. This HGI meeting is a great opportunity to initiate and reinforce the important dialogue about the opportunities and challenges," said Markus Bylund project manager at Swedish ICT.

HGI's event will also include demonstrations on a number of cutting edge technologies for the Smart Home including Alleato, AnyFi, DLNA, Enocean Alliance, Gigaset, IEA, Intel, Interno, KOL, Makewave, Prosyst, RTX, Smart ICT, and UPNP.

For more information about the HGI Malmö Open Forum please visit http://www.homegatewayinitiative.org/ or email contact@homegatewayinitiative.org.

About Swedish ICT http://www.swedishict.se/

Swedish ICT is a group of world-class research institutes in the forefront of ICT research and development. Our role is to drive and enable innovation by turning research into new products, processes, methods and services. We do this in collaboration with academia, industry and society.

We offer expertise that ranges from sensors and actuators, communication networks and data analytics to visualization, interaction design and service development. Swedish ICT is owned by the Swedish government through RISE (60%). The group has about 400 employees with a turnover of 444 MSEK (2012). Headquarter is located Kista (Stockholm, Sweden), with operations in major Swedish cities and regions: Eskilstuna, Gothenburg, Hudiksvall, Karlstad, Kista, Linköping, Lund, Norrköping, Piteå, Umeå, Uppsala and Västerås. The institutes within Swedish ICT are Acreo Swedish ICT, SICS Swedish ICT, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT and Viktoria Swedish ICT.

HGI Home Gateway Initiative

The HGI, founded in 2004 by nine telecom operators, is shaping the next generation of internet and voice services. Starting from use-cases and service needs, the HGI sets requirements for Home Gateways, infrastructure devices, and the home network. The HGI now has over 60 members from across the globe, representing the entire spectrum of players in the broadband home area.

http://www.homegatewayinitiative.org/

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