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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Analyst Breakfast Briefings

Join our leading industry analysts for coffee and pastries and take part in roundtable discussions of their findings for some of the leading topics in the Smart Home arena.

08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Analyst Breakfast Briefings

Join our leading industry analysts for coffee and pastries and take part in roundtable discussions of their findings for some of the leading topics in the Smart Home arena.

09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Track 1: Market Landscape
Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Keynote - The utility device/insurance company partnership: how one device can impact multiple players within the ecosystem
  • Devices don’t only measure consumption and send out alerts to potential problems
  • They also constantly collect data that is valuable to device manufacturers and insurance companies
  • Utilization of the data creates the potential for an improvement cycle: devices improve because the data shows real-time usage and insurance companies are able to offer better packages that fit their consumers real lives
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Keynote - The utility device/insurance company partnership: how one device can impact multiple players within the ecosystem
  • Devices don’t only measure consumption and send out alerts to potential problems
  • They also constantly collect data that is valuable to device manufacturers and insurance companies
  • Utilization of the data creates the potential for an improvement cycle: devices improve because the data shows real-time usage and insurance companies are able to offer better packages that fit their consumers real lives
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Keynote - Becoming More Human – How AI is critical to the continued advancement of truly “smart” homes
  • AI is the key to creating smart homes that interact with home owners on a truly ‘human’ scale
  • The continued development of different types of AI (ML, DL, NLP, etc) allows the connected home to ‘learn’ how its humans live and can help it become a seamless member of the family
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Keynote - Becoming More Human – How AI is critical to the continued advancement of truly “smart” homes
  • AI is the key to creating smart homes that interact with home owners on a truly ‘human’ scale
  • The continued development of different types of AI (ML, DL, NLP, etc) allows the connected home to ‘learn’ how its humans live and can help it become a seamless member of the family
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Keynote Panel - Removing chronic roadblocks to adoption by solving interoperability issues
  • Frustration of trying to set up technologies, living with devices that don’t work together
  • Risk of killing the market because the emphasis primarily is on getting connected devices out there rather than making certain they work properly/seamlessly
  • There are home automation systems that provide a well-integrated app experience but they limit the ability to add off-brand devices
  • The limited ability to coordinate sensors & devices from anywhere/anytime limits the ability to achieve true home automation
  • How do we solve for this?  Are there solutions already on the market?  If not, what is the first step toward cracking the interoperability roadblock?
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Keynote Panel - Removing chronic roadblocks to adoption by solving interoperability issues
  • Frustration of trying to set up technologies, living with devices that don’t work together
  • Risk of killing the market because the emphasis primarily is on getting connected devices out there rather than making certain they work properly/seamlessly
  • There are home automation systems that provide a well-integrated app experience but they limit the ability to add off-brand devices
  • The limited ability to coordinate sensors & devices from anywhere/anytime limits the ability to achieve true home automation
  • How do we solve for this?  Are there solutions already on the market?  If not, what is the first step toward cracking the interoperability roadblock?
10:30 - 11:10 40 mins
Track 1: Market Landscape
Networking Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:10 40 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Networking Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
The undeniable value of Smart Home-generated Data
  • The information generated by connected lifestyles is the most valuable aspect of Smart Home
  • How do all the players in the market utilize that data in a way that generates revenue streams but also is acceptable to consumers?
  • How and when do you communicate your intentions?
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Preventing Hack Opportunities in Smart Homes
  • Automation Server (alexa, etc) can become compromised through improperly installed devices, improper IT security protocols, passwords management, etc.
  • This allows for the logic or rules of the Automation Server to be changed/manipulated from their original purpose
  • All of this can happen without the homeowner’s knowledge
  • What are the technologies that can help prevent opportunities for compromising the cyber security of a smart home?
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
The importance of understanding your market: Who adopts, who doesn’t and why?
  • The smart home market is made up of a variety of adopters and it is very important to understand the main types
  • Gadget lovers, homeowners looking for practical solutions, people looking for help staying in their homes, managing their health, lifestyles, etc
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Principles of Designing for Cybersecurity in the Smart Home
  • Making cybersecurity part of the design from the very beginning
  • Incorporating advance security updates and vulnerability management
  • Prioritizing security measures according to potential impact
  • Considering the consumer: designing cybersecurity with the knowledge that the average user is unable or uninterested in understanding the complexities of security.  How do you make it simple for them but effective?
11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
PANEL: To build or to buy?
  • When does it make more sense to develop solutions internally to solve issues that are interfering with getting your device to market and successfully adopted?
  • When should you collaborate or acquire?
  • How does the wrong choice impact the potential of your device?
11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
PANEL: Devising and adopting Security Standards for the Smart Home Ecosystem
  • Is it possible to create a set of security standards and protocols for the entire Smart Home market?
  • What would they be? How do we determine what should be standardized?
  • If cybersecurity standards are created, how do they adapt as the market moves forward?
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Track 1: Market Landscape
Networking Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Networking Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Recognizing underutilized markets and designing for them now as a gateway to the future
  • A large portion of our communities are made up of people who are aging or need assistance in other ways to help them continue to live independently
  • Tapping into such existing, underutilized markets now can create long-term revenue streams for segments of the population who will always need devices
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Robotics in the smart home – moving beyond vacuums
  • Robots that are more interactive directly with humans beyond entertainment value
  • Robots that perform complex tasks
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Using the right cloud-based solutions to get your devices to market
  • There are many SaaS models available that can be utilized to get your device market ready and quickly adopted by consumers
  • How do you determine what is right for yours?
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Designing AI for the correct purpose
  • The importance of understanding what sort of intelligence your device should have – what do you want it to do?
  • Not every device needs NLP or DL.  For those that do, how should it evolve as it ‘learns’ from its humans?
  • What is the role that different forms of AI play in achieving true home automation?
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Gaining a toehold: Getting new products and services into a cluttered market
  • How do companies – especially startups – get their products onto the Connected Consumer market?
  • How does collaboration with service providers such as insurance companies, telco & connectivity providers, and utility services enable products to get to market successfully?
  • Using pilot studies as ways to enter the market and gain useful information for product development
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
The Future of Home Entertainment: Connecting Disparate Voice Platforms for Seamless Control
  • Bridging voice ecosystems so they work together effortlessly is a major challenge
  • Audio/Visual Receivers combined with AI technology is a solution for the fragmented voice market, allowing for more seamless control of smart home entertainment
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Q&A session with our speakers

Additional time and space for questions that went unasked earlier in the day.

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Q&A session with our speakers

Additional time and space for questions that went unasked earlier in the day

14:50 - 15:50 60 mins
Track 1: Market Landscape
Networking Afternoon Coffee Break
14:50 - 15:50 60 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Networking Afternoon Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
Realizing Consumer ROI
  • Our homes are already functional and comfortable
  • Why should homeowners invest in expensive technology?
  • How do we help them see the long-term positive impact rather than cost and frustration?
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Can 5G unseat the top wireless connectors from the throne?
  • Using 5G to allow devices to connect directly to the internet – rather than through WiFi
  • Can solve issues with WiFi range, latencies, etc
  • More stable and secure network to meet energy-saving requirements in battery-powered IoT devices – but NOT consumer-installed replaceable batteries
  • Gets around proprietary networks, device incompatibility, and allows direct communication between devices
  • What is preventing a 5G revolution in Smart Home?
16:10 - 16:50 40 mins
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Track 1: Market Landscape
PANEL: End-to-end IT services for smart homes – a new opportunity for market expansion and partnership
  • Subscriptions
  • IT support for homes
  • Repair, replacement, renewal costs for devices can be managed through third parties rather than becoming a burden for consumers
16:10 - 16:50 40 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
PANEL: Low Power wireless solutions in the Smart Home market

The variety of ways they are moving the market forward (connectivity, batteries, etc)

16:50 - 17:50 60 mins
Track 1: Market Landscape
End of Day 2 Networking Reception
16:50 - 17:50 60 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
End of Day 2 Networking Reception