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Comcast's Xfinity Home Joins the Internet of Things Consortium

By Ken Briodagh November 09, 2017

There’s been a slew of Smart Home news lately, hasn’t there? From the Parks Associates research indicating a coming explosion in US Smart Home implementations, to the very recent news that Logitech will be bricking its Harmony Link hubs in March 2018 because of a certificate problem, announced to users via email, there is certainly a lot of volatility to watch in the market

Now, the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) has announced that Comcast’s Xfinity Home has become a member of the organization, joining other leading companies in facilitating strategic partnerships and developing business prospects that drive the Internet of Things (IoT) industry forward.

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 to the IoTC.

“The IoTC welcomes Comcast to our roster of elite companies interested in creating meaningful collaboration and partnerships to drive innovation in IoT,” said Greg Kahn, President and CEO, 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.”

Both Comcast executives have proven track records and deep expertise in the IoT space. Herscovici manages all aspects of the Xfinity Home business, including strategy, partnerships, product development and full P&L. He has been instrumental 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.

“I’m delighted Xfinity Home has joined the IoTC and has a seat at the table with other innovative companies to discuss the future of our industry,” said Herscovici. “I look forward to collaborating with other IoTC members, sharing best practices, and working together to develop new and different perspectives. The next five years will be transformational as connected devices and experiences become increasingly embedded in our daily lives. Xfinity Home is working hard to make those experiences valuable, simple, and easy for consumers.”

Comcast joins a long list of organizations partnering with IoTC. In the last 15 months, IoTC has seen expansion to include more than 50 companies that include: Verizon, T-Mobile, Mastercard, LG Electronics USA, Nestle, Honeywell, Cox Communications, FOX, Turner, Electrolux, ADT, NXP Semiconductors, The Weather Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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