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Nov 07
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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: Smart Home Platforms: the Backbone of Connected Living
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  • Required in order to effectively manage connected homes
  • Function as intermediary between homeowners and connected devices
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Keynote
Presentation: Cyber securing Smart Homes and protecting digital lives
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  • Where should the primary defense of data take place: in the device, at the gateway, or through the homeowner's actions?
  • Preventing Trojan Horses - educating homeowners and device designers to prevent circumventing security from the inside
09:30 - 10:10 40 mins
Keynote
PANEL: The fully integrated Smart Home market: The road to interoperability
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  • The need for all elements of the market to have a working knowledge of each other
  • Device designers and service providers understanding the need for cyber security
  • Demonstrated integration of all market elements will become critical to overcoming consumers' perceived roadblocks (interoperability, security, maintenance)
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: A sense of safety: how security systems have become smarter about protecting us
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  • Physical security is the fastest growing and most marketable part of Smart Home technology
  • Improvements in intruder detection, object detection, and facial recognition technologies
  • Simple technologies (locks, baby monitors) and complex technologies (perimeter surveillance)
  • AI interfaces can help security devices work together to defend the home
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Technical Challenges
Presentation: Why it is critical: The role of Cybersecurity in the smart Home
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  • Securing access to home and preventing potential 'piggy-backing' of cyber bots on home networks
  • Creating security that is not easily circumvented by homeowners
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Technical Challenges
PANEL: The Virtual Watch Dog: Alexa, Stand Guard!
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  • Using AI as an educated and proactive threat detection tool
  • The role integrated cameras and sensors play in aiding security AI
  • AI managing hacking alerts, password management
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Technical Challenges
Presentation: Building a platform agnostic Smart Home ecosystem
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  • Homeowners are becoming less interested in devices tied only to Alexa or Google
  • The ability to mix-and-match devices regardless of platforms is more attractive and realistic to a homeowner's approach to integration
  • The 'standardization' of devices to function on any platform is becoming necessary
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Technical Challenges
PANEL: Assessing Wireless Options for the Smart Home Market
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  • Security and safety applications (remote monitoring)
14:40 - 15:40 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:20 10 mins
Market Landscape
Chairman's Opening Remarks
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Market Landscape
Presentation: Smart Home in Multi-Dwelling Units
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  • Continuing to broaden the smart home adoption market
  • Allowing residents in non-traditional housing to participate and automate their lives
  • Increasing options for independent living no matter the age or ability of the resident
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Market Landscape
Presentation: Leveraging the Telco Advantage to Compete in the Smart Home Market
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  • Telecom operators hae key assets available to capture a significant part of the Smart Home market
  • Their existing role in the consumer market means they are already able to provide customer service and support, manage network capabilities, and offer interoperable solutions
  • Partnership with Telecom operators provides opportunity for successful adoption of devices
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Market Landscape
PANEL: Smart Home Data & the Facebook Effect
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  • Information generated by smart devices is valuable to many parties
  • What is the most realistic, safe, and fair way to monetize this data for all parties involved?
  • What does 'data monetization' look like for device designers, service providers, consumers, etc?
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Market Landscape
Presentation: Asia and the Future of Smart Home
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  • Highest forecast growth market due to increasing adoption of cloud-base technologies
  • Increasing urbanization and rising standard of living
  • Increasing government expenditure on smart & integrated cities
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Market Landscape
PANEL: Evolving to attain deeper Smart Home automation
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  • As the technology evolves, the need for direct interaction to perform routine, daily tasks will disappear
  • Platforms and devices working together in the background to keep homes humming
14:40 - 15:40 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Coffee Break
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
The Future of Home Robotics
PANEL: Home Robotics: Platform Assistants in Physical Form
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
The Future of Home Robotics
Presentation: iRobot Case Study
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
The Future of Home Robotics
Presentation: Laying the foundation for home robotics
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  • Creating the ecosystem for home robots to interact physically within the home as well as in the ether
  • Understanding the AI technologies and their required collaboration
  • Scoping out the competition to find your niche in the home