LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blink, the ultra-affordable home security and video monitoring system, has been selected to present at the annual Montgomery Summit, the leading business and technology conference for innovators, investors and business leaders. Peter Besen, CEO of Blink, will discuss the emergence of DIY smart home offerings and how Blink's video-first security strategy, coupled with two-year battery life, is a clear differentiator in the home security industry. The Montgomery Summit takes place on March 8 and 9 in Santa Monica, CA.
"Blink exploded into the market in 2016 by selling over 250,000 cameras and turning a profit in our first ten months," said Peter Besen, CEO of Blink. "We're on the path to doubling our growth in 2017, and I look forward to sharing our unique recipe for success, as well as generating excitement around our holistic Seecurity™ platform that will make home security accessible to all through a comprehensive line of wire-free products with an unparalleled two-year battery life."
"The caliber of companies nominated for this year's Summit was higher than ever and the selected presenters will provide excellent insight and expertise into their respective and rapidly evolving fields – from enterprise data to financial technologies to connected devices," said Jamie Montgomery, founder of The Montgomery Summit. "Our goal is to connect technology's best entrepreneurs with incredible investors, partners and advisers and to facilitate meetings that will lead to success for all parties."
This year, a global committee of senior investors from top venture capital and growth funds, prior Summit attendees, researchers, entrepreneurs and Summit partners and staff selected 140 companies to present from over 4,000 nominations. Nominations were evaluated by each company's sector, stage, growth and engagement metrics, as well as criteria including management, vision, and more.
In addition to presentations from top private growth company CEOs, the two-day event features industry leaders and top innovators in a series of keynotes, panels and salons. Speakers at this year's Summit include David Petreaus, Former Director of the CIA, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VM Ware, John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft, Spencer Raskoff, CEO of Zillow, Joe Lonsdale, Founder of Palantir. Additionally, a Female Founders program that will highlight the rising role of female entrepreneurs and investors in the technology world is scheduled on March 7th. Speakers include Cindy Crawford, Fashion Icon and Successful Entrepreneur, Lynda Weinmam, Founder of Lynda.com
Blink is the one-of-a-kind home security and HD video monitoring system that is revolutionizing the home security space through its unprecedented image quality, battery life (2 years on 2 AA lithium batteries), price point (systems start at $99, a fraction of the cost of other systems), and simplicity (do-it-yourself set up in minutes). Its motion-activated video alerts and live view options deliver instant peace of mind from any location directly through the Blink Home Monitor app making it the perfect solution for homeowners, renters, business owners, caretakers, and more. Additional features include Alexa integration, auto arming and disarming, free cloud storage, multi-system support, night vision, built-in temperature sensor and microphone. For more information, visit www.BlinkforHome.com.
About The Montgomery Summit
The Montgomery Summit gathers an invited group of entrepreneurs, senior investors and leading executives to discover the most important innovations in business and technology. The event features two days of presentations, keynotes, panels and salons in Santa Monica, Calif.
Previously known as The Montgomery Technology Conference, the Summit has for more than a decade provided unparalleled opportunities to meet a diverse blend of technological visionaries and innovators from all over the world. For more information, visit www.montgomerysummit.com.
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