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Nov 07
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Keynote
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Bill Ablondi - Director Smart Home Strategies, Strategy Analytics
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Keynote
Presentation: Mesh Networking: The Next-Generation Smart Home Experience
  • Shravan Surineni - Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
Info
Keynote
Presentation: Where will AI likely succeed in the home
  • Moe Tanabian - General Manager - Intelligent Devices, Microsoft
  • Where will AI be competitive in the home to deliver viable products and business models?
  • What are the potential problems that AI will be more likely to effectively solve?
  • How can product developers weed out the hype and pay attention to likelier potentials?
  • When it comes to AI, where will larger firms have the advantage and where will the smaller outfits have the edge?
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
Info
Keynote
PANEL: The fully integrated Smart Home market: The road to interoperability
  • Bill Ablondi - Director Smart Home Strategies, Strategy Analytics
  • Tom Stimac - Chief Innovation Manager, GE Lighting
  • Christopher Caen - CEO, TribalPhoto
  • Daniel Moneta - CMO & EVP Corporate Development at MMB Networks, Chair, Marketing Workgroup & Board Member, Zigbee Alliance
  • 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)
10:30 - 11:30 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
Track 1: Market Landscape
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Francesco Radicati - Technology Analyst, State Farm
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Info
Track 1: Market Landscape
Fireside Chat: Integrating Smart Home Technology into Properties, both existing and new
  • Speaker Francesco Radicati - Technology Analyst, State Farm
  • Angel Piontek - Associate Broker & VP of Marketing, Coldwell Banker
  • Joe Maillie - Director of Business Development, Deako Smart Lighting
  • Bringing Multi-dwelling buildings into the Smart Home Era
  • Building new homes that are smart from the ground up
  • Avoiding “tech for tech’s sake”: Installing useful technologies with a shelf life
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Info
Track 1: Market Landscape
Presentation: Driving Digital Transformation in the IoT Era
  • Josh Pederson - Director, Product Marketing, Ayla Networks
  • Deliver new Connected Home solutions
  • Launch new business models
  • Improve service efficiency
  • Elevate customer experience
12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
Info
Track 1: Market Landscape
PANEL: Evolving to attain deeper Smart Home automation
  • Suraj Patel - Energy Consultant, Navigant
  • Annie Cheung - Co-Founder & Head of Product, NOON Home, Inc
  • Terry O'Shea - Chief Technology Officer, Nytec
  • Greg Katai - VP Platform and Partnerships, Yonomi
  • As the technology evolves, the need for direction interaction to perform routine, daily tasks will disappear
  • Platforms and devices working together in the background to keep homes humming
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Lunch Break
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Mark Beccue - Principal Analyst, Tractica
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Info
Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: Mi casa, su casa: home IoT (in)security
  • Moti Shkolnik - co-founder & CEO, Firedome

Our home networks are filled with smart IoT devices and home automation products, but their security lags behind. In this talk we'll break a few myths on home network security, show how easy it is to bypass that NAT and demonstrate recent attacks on IoT devices

  • Briefly present recent trends for architecture of home IoT, covering operating systems for embedded devices (the “things”), the cloud and integration with home automation services (e.g. Alexa, Google Home)
  • Explain how nowadays LANs are less secure than ever before, and introduce recent attacks for bypassing the NAT: from massive botnet attacks on routers, to lateral movement between compromised devices
  • Demo time! We’ll demonstrate a DNS rebinding attack on some (very popular) smart devices (due to the short amount of time it will probably be a recorded demo or description of an attack)
  • Suggest a fresh approach to IoT security
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
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Track 2: Technical Challenges
Presentation: Smart Home Interoperability: Open Source to the Rescue
  • Cesare Garlati - Chief Security Strategist, prpl Foundation

Interoperability is key for the success of the Smart Home. However, the technology stack required to deliver these applications is still largely proprietary. This hinders mainstream adoption and ultimately innovation. While some vendors pursue a traditional captive consumer lock-in strategy, many others increasingly embrace the open source model where companies don't compete on the basics but rather collaborate at the development of open standards. In this presentation Cesare Garlati, Chief Technology Strategist at prpl Foundation, will share some key insights on the prplWRT initiative where global operators have joined forces with their ecosystems to develop open source technology stacks open for all for the benefit of the smart society of the future.

  • Smart Home Interoperability - where are we?
  • The traditional home gateway "spaghetti" technology stack
  • prplWRT: an alternative open source model
12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
Info
Track 2: Technical Challenges
PANEL: Assessing Wireless Options for the Smart Home Market
  • Moderator Chris Kocher - Founder and Managing Director, Grey Heron Venture Consulting
  • Tobin Richardson - President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance
  • Ken Kolderup - VP Marketing, Bluetooth SIG
  • Soren Lorentsen - Director of Business Development, IoT Americas, Silicon Labs, Z-Wave Alliance BOD Member

The Smart Home market is quite broad, so the selection of a wireless technology is highly influenced by the requirements of the specific solution. There are no “one-size fits all” technologies when it comes to wireless. Some key considerations include:

  • What’s the wireless technology being used for (audio streaming, video streaming, data transfer, device positioning, device control,…)?
  • What communication models are needed (device to device, device to gateway, device to cloud)?
  • Are smartphones, tablets, or laptops needed as part of solution?
  • What are the power requirements?
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Break
Networking Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Info
The Future of Home Robotics
Presentation: Robotic Thinking in the Smart Home
  • Chris Jones - Chief Technology Officer, iRobot

Connectivity of devices in the home is pervasive and the average number of connected devices in the home is increasing. Many traditional devices are now connected and “smart”, including lights, speakers, thermostats, and robot vacuums. While there are myriad devices that make up today’s connected home, the consumer benefits of having such devices are primarily limited to individual device functions and narrow features. In order for homes to go from connected to smart, these devices must be automatically orchestrated to provide seamless home-wide experiences. This automation requires physical context about the space in which the devices are operating to be usable and personalized to an individual’s home. This presentation will discuss how home robots in millions of homes today are already mapping homes and are ideally suited to provide such physical context required to address these challenges in enabling the smart home.

14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
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The Future of Home Robotics
PANEL: The Practical Realities Driving the Evolution of the Home Robotics Market
  • Moderator Mark Beccue - Principal Analyst, Tractica
  • Christopher Caen - CEO, TribalPhoto
  • Chris Jones - Chief Technology Officer, iRobot
  • The idea of a home robot that is able to manipulate its physical environment in a human-like way isn’t realistic and limits market growth
  • Voice is the primary value proposition – it is software driven, allowing for updates through that software (rather than physical, moving parts)
  • By utilizing AI-based voice and added AI vision capabilities, using sophisticated speech synthesis, voice recognition, mapping and navigation, object and facial recognition, robots in the home are likely to find a more realistic integration path doing basic household chores, providing security, entertainment, etc.
  • The evolution of cleaning robots (the most successful home robot to date), toy robots, and smart speakers will happen through the integration of AI-enabled voice and vision capabilities