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Recognizing the best smart home products on the market

The consumer IoT market is flooded with devices

But not all smart home products

are the same. 

With the help of both technical and industry experts, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the first annual Best of the Smart Home Awards. These awards will honor those products and teams that have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional technology and experiences to consumers. 

WHY APPLY?

01

VALIDATION

Boost your product’s status with consumers, investors, and partners with the Best of the Smart Home stamp of approval.

02

RECOGNITION

Share your product and innovations with a wide audience. Award winners get access to exclusive promotion opportunities.

03

VISIBILITY

Finalists’ applications will be seen and evaluated in detail by major industry and technical experts. 

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TIMELINE

AWARDS OPEN

Monday, October 5, 2020

AWARDS CLOSE

Friday, December 4, 2020

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Monday, February 22, 2021

WORLD-CLASS JUDGES

Rob Tiffany

VP & Head of IoT

Strategy, Ericsson 

Rob Tiffany is Vice President and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson where he drives Internet of Things strategy and execution. A bestselling author and frequent keynote speaker, Rob is the Executive Director of the Moab Foundation and is routinely ranked as one of the top IoT experts and influencers in the world.

Stacey Higginbotham 

Founder, Stacey on IoT

Stacey Higginbotham has been covering technology for major publications for 18 years. She is an expert when it comes to the internet of things and technology in general. Her work has appeared in Fortune (where she was Senior Editor), PCMag, MIT Tech Review, Gigaom and Worth magazine. She is also a co-host on This Week in Google.

Bill Brock

CTO, Very

As CTO at Very, Bill uses his background in computational engineering, scientific software development, and product management to provide ongoing guidance on client projects. Bill is a thought leader in IoT and regularly contributes to industry publications, podcasts, conferences, and white papers.

CATEGORIES

BEST MOBILE UX

This award is reserved for the smart home solution with the most intuitive and seamless mobile app experience. Judges will evaluate app design & functionality, connectivity, and how the app helps users accomplish their goals.

BEST USE OF MACHINE LEARNING

This award will be given to the product that best uses machine learning to solve a problem, with measurable results. Judges will evaluate how data is collected and analyzed within the solution and the outcomes this produces for target users.  

BEST PHYSICAL UX

This award will recognize the device with the most innovative and useful hardware. Judges will evaluate industrial hardware design for both visual appeal and in relation to the device’s purpose, the product’s ease of use, and the quality of construction. 

RULES

There is no fee to enter. Product must have funding and have a projected launch date no later than December 31, 2021. To ensure neutrality, no current customers of Very or of judges’ affiliated organizations may win an award.

Ready to win recognition & validation for your smart home innovation? 

© 2021 by Best of the Smart Home Awards 

info@bestofthesmarthome.com

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