Stephen Wood is the executive director of the Intergetic Forum. During his 16 years at intel Corporation, he worked extensively on identifying use cases and architectures that would emerge in the smart home. As part of this work, it became clear that the whole home personal assistant would act as a trigger point in the convergence of computing, wired telecommunications, television, wireless telephony, smart cars, insurance, retail, banking and a number of other adjacent sectors. It became clear that a shared value proposition related to data collection, use and trading was needed in order to enable the smart home to reach mass market. Stephen started forming the Intergetic Forum when it became clear that there was a significant hole that would delay the market.