Accessible Technologies and Environments for All
The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies. M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.
Bringing together professionals, corporations, service organizations, and key thought leaders, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase featuring innovative technology, mobile applications, connected devices, and services for more than one-billion users worldwide.
The M-Enabling Summit is the ideal venue to support independent living in an interconnected world for seniors and persons with disabilities. These technological advances are becoming an essential differentiator in gaining a competitive advantage. The M-Enabling program is designed to give attendees tools, knowledge, and networking opportunities to implement into their everyday lives in this rapidly expanding market of assistive and accessibility technologies.
Exhibitors have the advantage of promoting their services and products directly to over 600 high-level attendees focusing on the mobile assistive technologies market including:
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to:
Dr. Jeff Jaffe is Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Consortium. In this role he works with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, and membership, and the public to evolve and communicate the W3C's vision. He is responsible for all of W3C's global operations, for maintaining the interests of all of W3C's stakeholders, and for sustaining a culture of cooperation and transparency, so that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the technical development and stewardship of the Web.
Federal Communications Commission
Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He was designated Chairman by President Donald J. Trump in January 2017. He had previously served as Commissioner at the FCC, appointed by then-President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in May 2012.
SVP of Research and Standards
Brian Markwalter is Senior Vice President of Research and Standards for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry and owner of the International CES. Brian is responsible for overseeing CEA’s ANSI-accredited standards development operation and extensive market research capability.
Under Brian’s direction, CEA hosts more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups that produce standards used in millions of consumer devices. CEA standards are referenced by EPA, FCC and other government agencies. CEA’s market research has a rich 75 year history producing objective research, tracking sales data and forecasting trends.
Brian represents CEA’s technical interests in industry and international venues related to digital television, broadband access, spectrum management, standards and intellectual property, smart grid and energy efficiency. Brian has participated in joint U.S.-China development programs on standards and presented at FCC workshops on a variety of subjects.
His leadership in the industry is reflected through positions on the Advanced Television Systems Committee Board of Directors, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Administrative Committee, NTIA’s Online Safety and Technology Working Group, FCC’s Technological Advisory Council, FCC’s Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee and NIST’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board.
Prior to joining CEA, Brian worked as Director at Intellon Corporation, a semiconductor company specializing in power line communications. In this role, he helped develop and launch the technology adopted by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance for data networking over residential power lines and holds several patents in this area.
Brian holds BS and MS EE degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer.