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Nov 06
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07:45 - 08:45 60 mins
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
From Intel Inside to Alexa Inside - what embedded AI could mean to our digital future
  • Ashwin Krishnan - COO of UberKnowledge, Ashwin Krishnan LLC
07:45 - 08:45 60 mins
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Analyst Breakfast Briefings
AI's Influence on Smart Home Business Models
  • Jack Narcotta - Senior Industry Analyst, Strategy Analytics
  • Bill Ablondi - Director Smart Home Strategies, Strategy Analytics

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.

09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Keynote
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Jack Narcotta - Senior Industry Analyst, Strategy Analytics
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Keynote
Presentation: The Future of Intelligent Interactions
  • Ben Brown - Product Lead - Google Home & Nest Apps and Services, Google

Future products will take advantage of ambient computing and contextual awareness to provide users with intelligent interaction models throughout the home. This approach must leverage an expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence to rethink how users will interact with their environments in the future.

09:30 - 10:10 40 mins
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Keynote
PANEL: Evolving Smart Home Market - New Capabilities, New Services, New Opportunities
  • Moderator Francesco Radicati - Technology Analyst, State Farm
  • Michele Turner - Director, Smart Home Ecosystem, Google
  • Alec Rooney - Founder and CTO, Minim
  • Mariel Devesa - Global Head of Business Development, Phyn
  • Itamar Novick - Chief Business Officer, Life360
  • 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
Track 1: Market Landscape
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Jack Narcotta - Senior Industry Analyst, Strategy Analytics
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Info
Track 1: Market Landscape
Presentation: The strategy of interoperability and building self-sustaining ecosystems in IoT and Smart Homes
  • George Yianni - Head of Technology, Philips Hue
  • Platforms must be open and easy for developers to utilize.
  • It is important to regularly inject new features and platform capabilities based on consumer and developer feedback
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Presentation: Marketing in the New Audio Age
  • Meg Goldthwaite - Chief Marketing Officer, NPR

This presentation will share research and other data examining how voice-driven technologies such as Alexa and Google Home are changing consumer behavior and what that means for content providers, marketers, and society as a whole.

12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
PANEL: Smart Entertainment Devices Augmenting Lifestyles
  • JP Abello - Founder, NewTech Endeavors
  • Arsham Hatambeiki - Senior Vice President, Product & Technology, Universal Electronics Inc.
  • Mark Honeycutt - Chief Executive Officer, Maximus
  • Grady Miller - VP, Strategic Growth, National Research Group
  • Bring increased level of home automation beyond practical devices                                                                                 
  • Ability for all entertainment devices to be connected & managed by smart hubs in any room of the house and through single interface
  •  Smart, connected speakers and TVs augment existing on-demand viewing and listening, presenting live TV in higher definition than ever before 
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  • Ability to watch real-time feed from security cameras, baby monitors, etc through smart TV                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Info
Track 1: Market Landscape
Presentation: The Smarter Smart Home: The Impact of Digital Assistant Ecosystems
  • Jack Narcotta - Senior Industry Analyst, Strategy Analytics
  • What does the digital assistant ecosystem look like? Who are the leaders and laggards?
  • Will consumers gravitate towards general purpose or specialized digital assistants?
  • How and via which devices are consumers engaging with digital assistants?
  • How will digital assistants influence consumers, smart home device manufacturers, and smart home service providers?
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Presentation: Creating Resilient and Sustainable Communities
  • George Karayannis - Executive Director, Panasonic CityNOW
  • How is a 'resilient and sustainable community' different than a traditional community?
  • What is the state of the industry in terms of community resiliency?
  • What is needed to scale the development of resilient and sustainable communities?
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Presentation: AI in the Home: Where's the Money?
  • Bill Ablondi - Director Smart Home Strategies, Strategy Analytics
  • Will AI accelerate the adoption of smart home products and services? Which ones?
  • What consumer pain points will be alleviated by AI technologies? By which technologies?
  • What is the timeline for compelling AI capabilities to become commercialized?
    • What are the stages of development and where are we today?
  • How much will consumers spend on AI-based solutions in the smart home? When?
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Presentation: The Art of Translation
  • Sharon Profis - Executive Editor, CNET at CBS Interactive
  • How do vendors and designers communicate with the market?
  • Helping manufacturers remove the confusion layer
  • The differences in communicating with early adopters vs new consumers
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
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Networking Break
Speed Networking Break

How many people can you connect with before the bell rings?!

Come join our Speed Networking Session during the 3:00pm Coffee Break on the show floor – these timed three-minute rounds make it is as easy as:

1. Make connections

2. Collect business cards

3. Have fun

16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Fireside Chat: The Smart Home Promise: Using the IoT Revolution to Build Trust
  • Moderator Ashwin Krishnan - COO of UberKnowledge, Ashwin Krishnan LLC
  • Jessica Groopman - Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
  • The Smart Home ecosystem needs to think holistically and long term in order to build consumer trust
  • GDPR has heightened consumer awareness as to personal information rights and privileges around the globe
  • It is necessary to build a greater sense of trust by explaining why consumer data is harvested, how it is used to make their experience better, and providing incentives that are useful and tangible for the consumer
16:20 - 17:00 40 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
PANEL: Servicing the Smart Home: A Growth Market Opportunity
  • Moderator Patrice Samuels - Senior Analyst, Parks Associates
  • Jack Narcotta - Senior Industry Analyst, Strategy Analytics
  • Alex Levin - Senior Vice President of Growth, Handy
  • Richard Wolpert - Executive Chairman, HelloTech
  • Makarand Deshmukh - Senior Director of Business Operations, Xfinity Home, Comcast
  • 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, replacements, etc
  • Service opportunities through the need for cyber security support
17:00 - 18:00 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Drinks Reception
11:10 - 11:20 10 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Lisa Schmeiser - Content Director, ITPro Today
  • Brian Buntz - Content Director, IoT World Today
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: ThroughTek Case Study
  • Sean Chu - Director of Sales & Business Development for America and EMEA, ThroughTek
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Info
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: Bridging the Gap to the Virtual Assistant of the Future
  • Noah Fishel - User Experience Researcher & Designer, Thug Design

The amount of technology and intelligence in the home is growing at a rapid rate, but the sophistication of the tools consumers are given to interact with their homes is lagging behind. Current solutions tend to be siloed, tethered to the user’s smartphone. and require a lot of effort and learning to extract value.

The development of true natural language processing in a virtual assistant is the most promising solution to this problem. Language and conversation are user interfaces that are intuitive to users and contain more than sufficient complexity to control the home seamlessly. However, that technology is still years away and the intelligence of the home will keep increasing in the meantime.

In this talk we will dissect what qualities of voice interactions that make them so attractive and powerful, and explore how those qualities can be applied to interfaces that don’t rely on natural language processing.

12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
PANEL: Driving Universality & Ubiquity Through Improved AI
  • Moderator Bill Ablondi - Director Smart Home Strategies, Strategy Analytics
  • Panelist Mike Soucie - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Nest at Google
  • Panelist Bryan Kissinger - Director, Digital Home Product Management, Comcast
  • Panelist Rahul Baxi - Founder & Chief Innovator, SmartyPans, Inc
  • Panelist Sujeeth Kanuganti - CTO, Aira Tech Corporation
  • 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
Info
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: Understanding the impacts - Positive & Negative - of AI on the Smart Home
  • Jessica Groopman - Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights

The real benefit of AI in the smart home is not that we can commercially deploy AI-powered devices, it is that these techniques introduce new ways to dramatically improve customer experience, security, and interactions. But introducing machine learning to smart home devices and CX is easier said than done. Join industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights, Jessica Groopman for real-world look at the opportunities AI presents and the unique set of challenges that emerge. Attendees will learn:

  • How to contextualize AI in smart home's evolution
  • Real-world examples of AI in the smart home
  • How to analyze the opportunities for risk assessment
  • Implications for the ecosystem
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: Managing cybersecurity throughout the lifecycle of a product: process, design, and testing activities
  • Matt Jakuc - Global Business Manager, Cybersecurity, CSA Group
  • Information security management system activities
  • Secure development lifecycle processes to consider
  • Essential product security capabilities to consider
  • Security verification & validation activities manufacturers should consider
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
PANEL: Breaking the impasse: Enterprises and Open Source collaborating to achieve common goals
  • Moderator Cesare Garlati - Chief Security Strategist, prpl Foundation
  • Joseph Jacks - Founder and General Partner, OSS Capital
  • Don Barnetson - Co-Founder & Outbound Lead, Hex-Five
  • Martin Fink - EVP & Chief Technology Officer, Western Digital
  • Marianna Carrera - Wi-Fi Applications Architect, Quantenna Communications, Inc
  • Open Source software is better for security, quality, and interoperability in creating embedded systems in a healthy ecosystem
  • This seems counter-intuitive from an Enterprise perspective, but is that true?
  • How can these different sides of the equation work together in an effective manner that benefits all involved?
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Info
Networking Break
Speed Networking Break

How many people can you connect with before the bell rings?!

Come join our Speed Networking Session during the 3:00pm Coffee Break on the show floor – these timed three-minute rounds make it is as easy as:

1. Make connections

2. Collect business cards

3. Have fun

16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Info
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: Voice isn't everything - A look at alternatives to voice assistants
  • Moderator Mark Beccue - Principal Analyst, Tractica
  • 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 - 16:40 20 mins
Info
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: DIY AI: From sorting your photos to anticipating your comfort
  • Tahl Milburn - CEO and Founder, LifeState
  • NLP like Alexa and Google Home have been huge; what else can AI do in the home?
  • For the DIYer, Google Vision (AI) can assess your pictures and some new DIY AI tools can get you a step closer to HAL
16:40 - 16:50 10 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: The Voice of IoT
  • Biren Gandhi - Founder & CEO, Speak To IoT
17:00 - 18:00 60 mins
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Networking Break
Continue the conversation at the Steelhead Brewing Company

For additional opportunities to connect and network, please meet up at the Steelhead Brewing Company!  Located in downtown Burlingame, The Steelhead Brewing Company is near the Smart Home Summit venue and in a great location for easy access to the many local dining options.

Steelhead Brewing Company

Downtown Burlingame Restaurants