SusTech Talk Feb 2023: Connectivity Standards Alliance & Matter Introduction


Due to technical issues, RESCHEDULED to 15-Feb @5 PM PT

SusTech is hosting talks on Sustainability topics leading up to the 2023 conference.

“Connectivity Standards Alliance & Matter Introduction “

with Chris LaPré – Head of Technology, Connectivity Standards Alliance

Date: Feb. 15, 2023
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM (PT)

Register: (existing registrations preserved)


On October 4, 2022, the Alliance released Matter 1.0, a global, open-source standard that removes barriers to IoT device interoperability & sustainability by enabling smart home products to work together seamlessly, to help to improve efficiency and reduce energy use and cost. This industry-unifying standard is the foundation for connected things and eliminates the walled gardens of IoT with the promise of reliable, secure connectivity. Matter paves a new path to product innovation and adoption by creating increased connections between more objects, simplifying development for manufacturers, and improved compatibility and accessibility for consumers. We will share how to get involved in the Connectivity Standards Alliance and the nearly 500-plus global companies inspired to change the future of IoT.


Chris LaPré is Head of Technology, Connectivity Standards Alliance. Chris plays an integral role in several key initiatives for the Alliance, from recruiting and supporting new and expanding ecosystems, to providing technical expertise and guidance in our marketing and developer programs. Chris also represents the Alliance as guest speaker in key market segment events and speaking engagements. With a background in embedded systems, wireless, and developer community, Chris has been working at Zigbee companies since 2004, most recently in the Iris program at Lowe’s.