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Nov 06
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07:30 - 08:30 60 mins
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
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Please join us for our early morning sessions and kick off your day with round table discussions led by industry leaders across the Smart Home spectrum.

08:40 - 08:50 10 mins
Keynote
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
08:50 - 09:10 20 mins
Keynote
Presentation:The Ubiquitous Voice Interface - Enabling New Form Factors and New Service Models
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  • Voice is the ultimate breakthrough advancement that allows technologies to become more universal
  • Hands-free and easy to use
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Keynote
Presentation: The Intelligent Edge for the Home
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  • Mediating between edge systems & devices and the IoT cloud (smart home platform)
  • Provide security and management capabilities beyond what individual edge
  • devices can deliver on their own
  • Management of ‘subsystems’ groups (thermostat, HVAC, ceiling fans, blinds, lighting, etc)
09:30 - 10:10 40 mins
Keynote
PANEL: Evolving Smart Home Market - New Capabilities, New Services, New Opportunities
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  • Home safety & security, appliances, entertainment, lighting, HVAC, healthcare, kitchen appliances
  • Major growth drivers are increasing awareness related to safety & security, increasing consumer need for simplicity and a personalized experience, and growing adoption of cloud-based technologies 
  • Emerging trends focus around voice-assistant technologies 
10:10 - 11:10 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:20 10 mins
Technical Challenges
Chairman's Opening Remarks
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Technical Challenges
Presentation: More fun leads to more integration: Platforms and smart entertainment devices
  • Speaker Rana Gujral - Vice President, Logitech
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  • Leveraging Machine Learning and AI to get a better sense of the data generated by homeowners and understand what they want
  • Streamlining physical use of smart entertainment devices allows for better platform integration - get rid of the remotes, ask Alexa
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Technical Challenges
Presentation: How to preserve a sense of consumer privacy and security while collecting actionable information
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  • The role of AI as the interface that collects information it also secures
  • Setting internal protocols for the responsible use and defense of collected consumer data
  • Is GDPR the way to go?
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Technical Challenges
PANEL: Driving Universality & Ubiquity Through Improved AI
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  • User's technical abilities become less important-anyone can interact with the technology
  • AI becomes able to make decisions through experience - less direct interaction with homeowners over everyday details
  • Requires partnerships in order to create a leap forward in NLP and ML
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Technical Challenges
Presentation: The New Home Delivery Paradigm
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  • Managing the technical balancing act of keeping a home secure if a system will allow strangers to enter
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Technical Challenges
Presentation: Driving the Learning Assistant: NLP and ML
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  • Natural language processing allows AIs to comprehend what humans are requesting
  • Machine learning allows platforms to learn homeowner's habits over time and anticipate needs without direct interaction
  • Devices connected to platforms with good NLP and ML improve UX and adoption
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Technical Challenges
Protecting the home and cars from themselves through smart sensors
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  • There are many ways the safety of homes and autos can be compromised
  • Sensors that can detect water leaks and smarter fire and carbon monoxide detectors can all aid in defending our homes and ourselves beyond the security system
  • Autonomous driving sensors will bring cars into the future
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Technical Challenges
Presentation: Voice isn't everything - A look at alternatives to voice assistants
  • Speaker Mark Beccue - Principal Analyst, Tractica
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  • When does it make the most sense to have a voice assistant?
  • Gesture interface as an alternative to voice
  • How practical are biometric interfaces?
16:20 - 17:00 40 mins
Technical Challenges
PANEL: How 'educating' home AIs is the key to true platform integration
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  • Encouraging increased consumer interaction will help AIs 'learn' what its humans prefer from the platform
  • Increased understanding allows an AI to anticipate needs, make suggestions, or make threat assessments to property and from cyber attacks
17:00 - 18:00 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Drinks Reception
11:10 - 11:20 10 mins
Market Landscape
Chairman's Opening Remarks
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Market Landscape
Presentation: Converging Automotive and Home Entertainment
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  • Home platforms are able to communicate with smart car systems, 'follow' you from home to car to work
  • The ability to monitor home from your car's dashboard
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Market Landscape
PANEL: Smart Entertainment Devices Augmenting Lifestyles
  • Panelist Nate Cho - Director of Connectivity Strategy & Ecosystems, Electrolux
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  • Bring increased level of home automation beyond practical devices
  • Ability for all entertainment devices to be connected and managed by smart hubs in any room of the house and through a single interface
  • Smart, connected speakers and TVs augment existing on-demand viewing and listening
  • Ability to watch real-time feed from security cameras, baby monitors, etc. through smart TVs
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Market Landscape
Presentation: The Increased Role of Utilities in Automating Smart Homes
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  • Utilities can teach homeowners a lot about how they actually live and help them determine what they want to improve and automate
  • Adoption of "smart" utility management devices is a gateway to automating other aspects of home life
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Market Landscape
Presentation: Will anyone be able to truly dominate the platform market?
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  • How do language barriers and market limitations impact the ability of one platform to rise significantly above the others?
  • What are the factors that need to be inherent in a platform to enable it to lead the pack?
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Market Landscape
PANEL: Servicing the Smart Home: A Growth Market Opportunity
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  • A need exists for IoT-related customer service to help with challenges homeowners are not prepared for
  • Consumers need service models to manage upgrades and minimize costs of maintenance and replacements
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Market Landscape
Presentation: Insurance as a Drive of Smart Home Adoption
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  • Providing connected devices to generate actionable information, prevent damage, reduce claims
  • Helping homeowners understand the information and take action to impact their lives in positive ways
16:20 - 17:00 40 mins
Market Landscape
PANEL: Sharing the Workload: Experiencing the truly automated home
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  • Refrigerators managing pantries and auto-ordering food
  • Smart appliances managing laundry, temperature settings based on family life habits
  • Security systems that allow in-home deliveries
  • Sensors providing active alerts to problems: leaks, fires
17:00 - 18:00 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Drinks Reception