Amir Ansari to Deliver Keynote at SMARTWEEK 2014

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Prodea CTO to Discuss Privacy in the Smart Home

WHAT: Prodea Systems’ Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Amir Ansari will deliver a keynote at SMARTWEEK 2014, which explores emerging smart technologies and strategies that are shaping today’s connected world. Amir’s keynote will take place during Industry Day, which brings together top leadership from the industry's biggest makers of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, systems and processes. Amir’s keynote, “Protecting Privacy in the Smart Home,” will discuss and how consumers can embrace IoT while rest assured that their habits, behavior, and personal information is secure within the connected home.

WHO: In 2006, Amir Ansari launched Prodea Systems alongside his brother, Hamid Ansari and Hamid’s wife, Anousheh Ansari. As a successful serial entrepreneur, inventor and active proponent of world-changing technologies and social entrepreneurship, he along with his family provided the title sponsorship for the Ansari X Prize, a $10 million cash award for the first non-governmental organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks. Amir is also a member of the X Prize Foundation Vision Circle and its Board of Trustees. Amir is also actively involved with several non-profit organizations that strive for social development. He has co-authored numerous technical papers and filed several U.S. patents in the areas of voice over IP and multimedia services.

WHEN: Amir’s keynote will take place during Industry Day at SMARTWEEK on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 9:20 – 10:20 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The two-day SMARTWEEK conference will be held on October 25-26, 2014.

WHERE: Day one of SMARTWEEK will be held at the MaRS Discovery District, in Toronto. Day two and three will take place at the University of Toronto’s Bahen Centre for Information Technology.

Media or analysts interested in one-on-one meetings with Amir Ansari at SMARTWEEK should contact Marta Weissenborn at MartaWeissenborn(at)mcgrathpower(dot)com.

About Prodea Systems
Prodea is the first company that delivered on the promise of the connected home while finally making a seamless connected life possible for everyone. The Prodea Residential Operating System (ROS®) is a unified platform of the Internet of Things that enables diverse Service Providers worldwide to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver autonomous, agnostic and easy to use connectivity and services between people, data and devices. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Prodea maintains additional offices in New York; Los Angeles; Mumbai; London; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Johannesburg. For more information about Prodea Systems, please visit: http://www.prodea.com/.

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