Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2007

Time:  7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location:  AT&T Laboratories (formerly SBC)

9505 Arboretum Blvd.

Austin, TX  78759

Topic:  Zigbee Wireless and Sensor Networks
Speaker:  Brent Hodges, Vice President Business Development and Marketing Zigbee Alliance



Zigbee is a wireless technology that enables industrial, residential and commercial applications based on low-cost, low-power wireless control products.This talk will provide an overview of the protocols, security, market opportunity and network configurations supporting applications for home energy, commercial HVAC, or even mobile commerce.

Speaker Bio:

Brent Hodges is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the ZigBee Alliance. Brent started his work in technology at a venture backed start-up in Boston . Ember Corporation was an early pioneer in developing wireless mesh networking technology for sensor networks. As the tenth employee, Brent was responsible for Business Development and led the company to its first revenues and was the top producing sales executive while at the company. He managed key customer relationships during the company's transition to a fabless semiconductor supplier and promoter of the ZigBee Alliance. Brent also developed and managed the Ember Partner Program, which successfully established an ecosystem of value added partners and expanded sales opportunities. Brent holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University , an MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard Business School .