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Plantronics Executives to Speak About the IoT, Wearable Tech and Smarter Working at SXSW 2015


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:45 am PST



SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – March 3, 2015Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that three of its executives, Joe Burton, EVP and CTO, Philip Vanhoutte, Sr. VP and Managing Director, Europe and Africa, and Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures, have been invited to speak at SXSW 2015, one of the industry’s top forums for showcasing and sharing what’s new and what’s next in film, music and tech. Speaker selection for SXSW is highly competitive, with over 3,300 speakers vying for approximately 750 spots, and is determined through a combination of public and online voting and review by SXSW staff and advisory board members.

Plantronics’ speaker sessions will include an examination of the emerging  Internet of Things (IoT) that expands the conversation beyond ‘things’ for a deeper and more comprehensive look; an overview of “soundscaping” and related audio trends as part of Smarter Working environments; and a developer  guide to wireless connectivity options and optimal use cases for wearables.

Speaker Bios and Session Overviews

          IoT: Endless Possibilities, Real World Questions

          Venue: JW Marriott, Room 2011-2012

          Date/time: Saturday, March 14 – 11am to 12pm


          “A Dev Guide: Connectivity and Wearables”

          Venue: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C

          Date/Time: Monday, March 16 – 5pm to 5:15pm


          “Soundscape Your Smarter Workplace”
          Venue: JW Marriott, Room 408-409

          Date/Time: Monday, March 16 – 5pm to 6pm


          “ASWA (Anonymous Smarter Workaholics Association)”

          Venue: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F, 416 AB

          Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11 – 12pm to 1pm


About Plantronics
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics is a registered trademark of Plantronics, Inc.  The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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