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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
Analyst Breakfast Briefing: Monetizing Next-Gen Smart Home Solutions
  • Moderator Saliq Khan - Vice President, Imperial Capital, LLC
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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Analyst Breakfast Briefings
Analyst Breakfast Briefing: Which Smart Home Features and Capabilities Consumers Want Most
  • Moderator Bill Ablondi - Director Smart Home Strategies, Strategy Analytics
  • Moderator Kevin Nolan - VP, UX Innovation Practice, Strategy Analytics
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09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
Main agenda
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Moderator Ronan de Renesse - Practice Leader for Consumer Technology, Ovum
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09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Main agenda
Understanding the true 'smart' home experience
  • Speaker Daniel Herscovici - General Manager and Senior Vice President of Xfinity Home, Comcast
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  • What exactly is and isn't a smart home?
  • How should the consumer experience shape the industry's focus?
  • Key 'smart' home experiences that matter and the role of having one platform
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
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Building Homes Smarter: The Future of Integrated Smart Home Technology
  • Speaker Warren Katz - Chief Marketing Officer, iDevices
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  • Balancing homebuilder & customer needs when building new homes
  • Smart home advantages & disadvantages in new builds
  • Pro installation vs DIY in today's marketplace
10:00 - 10:40 40 mins
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Panel || Considering the Smart Home
  • Moderator Ronan de Renesse - Practice Leader for Consumer Technology, Ovum
  • Panelist Itamar Novick - Chief Business Officer, Life360
  • Panelist Catherine Van Aken - Senior Director IoT Strategy, Business Development & Marketing, Technicolor
  • Panelist Patrick Anderson - Director of Client Services, Thug Design
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  • Adapting to the changing lifestyles of consumers in their homes
  • How do you offer value to the consumer by providing a truly connected way of living?
  • How do homes interact with a car, which interacts with wearables, etc?
  • Adding to quality of life - enhancing lifestyles, not adding gadgets
10:40 - 11:30 50 mins
Main agenda
Networking Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Presenter Ronan de Renesse - Practice Leader for Consumer Technology, Ovum
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11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
The Best Way to Deliver Real Time Video in the Smart Home
  • Presenter Jeff Weiner - VP, Product, Marketing & Sales, Mersoft
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Live video is nearly everywhere today, including the smart home – and it’s not just about security. Use cases are limited only by the imagination. The challenge is that there are still a lot of old technologies in use for delivering live video but new and better ways exist. Join Jeff for a short overview of new technologies and best practices for providing the best live video experience in any smart home solution.

  • Common use cases today and new ones coming that provide real customer value.
  • New technologies and best practices for quick start-up / low-latency video, lightweight processing and frictionless client experiences and robust security.
  • Live video is expanding everywhere including the smart home but it’s not just about security
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
Panel: Security at the edge: beyond security cameras and doorbells - properly secured devices defending the home
  • Moderator Ronan de Renesse - Practice Leader for Consumer Technology, Ovum
  • Panelist Jeff Smith - Chief Technology Officer, Mersoft
  • Panelist Cesare Garlati - Chief Security Strategist, prpl Foundation
  • Panelist Rob Pope - Co-Founder & Chief Techology Officer, Dogtown Media
  • Panelist Carlos Hernandez - West Coast Field Application Engineer, Sigma Designs
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  • Security from the inside - protected devices and gateways
  • Intangible digital security to help defend the physical home
  • Creating a 'bot army' to defend your home
  • anticipating an unknown, unsecure future
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
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Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
Ambient Computing: How Touch, Voice, and Sensors create delightful home experiences
  • Speaker Aaron Emigh - CEO and Co-Founder, Brilliant, Inc.
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  • Is "smart home" making it easier or harder to interact with your home? 
  • What interactions make sense to have as a screen vs voice rather than buttons?
  • Touch, voice, motion, and mobile - a framework for understanding how and when customers want to interact with their homes
  • Why "I have an app and an Alexa skill" may get you <1% usage in 90 days
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
The Future of the Intelligent Home
  • Presenter David Schairer - Technology Leader, Google
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In order to provide users with intelligent interaction models throughout the home, it is essential to build smart home features that take advantage of ambient computing and contextual awareness. By leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can rethink how users will interact with their homes in the future. Join to hear David Schairer share Google's philosophy and approach to integrating assistance in the smart home.

14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
How to Secure the Smart Home from Cyber Threats
  • Cesare Garlati - Chief Security Strategist, prpl Foundation
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  • Recent security threats targeting smart homes and smart devices
  • Analysis of the results of prpl Foundations' Smart Home Security Report
  • Top 10 best practice tips for securing Smart Home

The smart home is the new battlefront in the war against cyber threats. The latest disclosures from WikiLeaks have revealed that intelligence agencies has been spying on users through home gateways for over a decade. That’s not to mention the threats coming from financially motivated cybercriminals. As the Mirai incident has shown us, consumer-grade devices are woefully exposed to hackers. And consumers seem to lack the will or knowledge to fight back. Or do they? What we know about the security threats facing the smart home and consumer attitudes is largely based on anecdotal and piece meal evidence. This presentation will aim to set the records straight, analyzing the results of the first global research on Smart Home Security commissioned by prpl Foundation. We can reveal that consumers actively avoid smart products which don’t offer enough in-built security – which should be a wake-up call to manufacturers everywhere. Attendees will leave taking away a list of best practice tips to help secure their smart homes. The findings will also be food for thought for IoT industry stakeholders looking for guidance in how best to approach security in the world of embedded computing.

14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
Fireside Chat || How multi-dwellings buildings are expanding the smart home market
  • Moderator Greg Walker - Research Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
  • Panelist Chris Roper - Vice President of Products, Epproach Communications
  • Panelist Jim Dobbie - Executive Vice President, Hunt Companies
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  • Broadening our understanding of homes and smart technologies
  • Creating smart apartments, condos, and retirement communities
  • Building in safety measures - how to protect past and present users of smart technologies in apartments
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
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Networking Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:30 40 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
Panel: Moving beyond "Smart" to "Intelligent" with AI
  • Moderator Jessica Groopman - Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
  • Panelist Cristian Ionescu - Senior Marketing Manager, Renesas
  • Panelist Christopher Caen - Head of Marketing, Ecovacs Robotics, Inc
  • Panelist Jessica Gilmartin - GM and CMO, Lighthouse
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  • Devices that 'learn' by experience like a member of the family
  • AI becoming a seamless part of the household
  • "Smart" and "AI" moving beyond devices to the system level
  • Creating a fully interactive Smart Home / Human ecosystem
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
The Smart Home patent landscape: protecting your ideas and defending against the rise of Smart Home trolls
  • Presenter Ruben J. Rodrigues - Senior Counsel & Trial Attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • The IoT patent landscape as it relates to Smart Home technologies

  • Why we’re seeing an increase in patent troll activity against Smart Home technologies

  • Discussion of recent examples of Smart Home patent litigation

  • Strategies for dealing with Smart Home patent litigation

16:50 - 17:30 40 mins
Track 1 - Future Smart Homes
Panel: The human / home interface - the best platforms for communicating with your home
  • Moderator Kevin Nolan - VP, UX Innovation Practice, Strategy Analytics
  • Panelist Colin Bay - Chief Research Officer, Thug Design
  • Panelist Tim Westman - Marketing Director, Smart Home Group, Intel Corporation
  • Panelist Jeff Patton - General Manager, Connected Home Products, GE Lighting
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  • Interface 'personalities' meshing with homeowners
  • When pronunciation matters - voice platform pitfalls
  • When your hands are full - touch platforms
  • AR as the next level of homeowner interface
  • AI under it all - the invisible intelligence running our homes