IoT: Smart Appliances in the Era of Experiences

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Co-hosted by Dassault Systèmes and Parks Associates

Connectivity is changing everything and creating market conditions where the speed of innovation is a key success factor in the smart home. In the era of the Internet of Things, traditional development times for appliances are too slow.

This webcast focuses on the tools and processes required to transform product management, design, and support processes to compete in the Internet of Things.

Executives examine the key role of software in differentiating products, extending the product lifecycle, and managing firmware, cloud services, analytics, and applications.


New strategies for integration of innovative product development

The traditional development cycle and the impact of the shrinking product lifecycle

Solutions to speed up product development

Benefits of open innovation, including ways to accelerate the flow of information for product management and the requirements for these developments

Managing the complexity of developing software for products in the field

Software solutions that can be applied to multiple SKUs and platforms

Importance of data in extending the product ecosystem and creating value-added services

How organizations can access and leverage data "buried" in the smart home and smart appliances


David Bingham, Design System Curator, GE
Olivier Ribet, Vice President, High Tech Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Todd Rytting, CTO, Panasonic

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates


David Bingham, Design System Curator, GE

David Bingham - GE

David Bingham plays and works confidently in the worlds of interface, machines, electronics, and about everything in between. As part of GE¹s UX team in San Ramon, CA, David is responsible for designing the Predix software experience across all of GE¹s industrial businesses and leading co-design activities with external partners. He joined GE in 2006 with a Master¹s degree in Industrial Design and HCI from Georgia Tech and a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.

He holds over 2 dozen patents in product systems, smart homes, and user interaction and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company Design.

Olivier Ribet, Vice President, High Tech Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Olivier Ribet - Dassault Systemes

Olivier is the Vice President of the High Tech Industry at Dassault Systèmes. High Tech is a strategic Industry, as it is pervasive across all other industries. It is at the heart of any sustainable innovation through smart products & systems embedding electronics & software, and through IT & communications infrastructures to support Cloud transformation.

Prior joining Dassault Systèmes, Olivier Ribet has developed a strong passion and a deep understanding of the software, High Tech and Telecom markets, working at Bull EMEA Information Systems, EDF and Microsoft. Olivier has led several businesses across Europe (in strategy, marketing and management roles), North America (large international software engineering teams focused on development tools and collaborative platforms) and Asia (building and growing sales with Telecom companies & associated partners’ channels).

Todd Rytting, CTO, Panasonic

Todd Rytting - Panasonic

Todd Rytting serves as Chief Technology Officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

Mr. Rytting has held engineering leadership positions in several Panasonic Research & Development organizations. He was formerly President and CEO of Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America, Inc. where he managed all Research and Development activities in North America for Panasonic Electric Works, including personnel and facilities in Cupertino, Portland and Salt Lake City.

Mr. Rytting joined Panasonic in 2005 when the company acquired emWare (Salt Lake City, Utah), in which he served as Senior Vice President, Engineering. During this period he managed engineers developing distributed device networking software technology which resulted in nearly 50 US patents, many having to do with “Machine-to-Machine” and “Internet of Things” areas. Prior to that, he managed engineering teams that produced state of the art robotics systems for the entertainment industry and non-destructive testing technologies for aerospace applications.

Mr. Rytting holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and has published papers on a wide variety of technical topics as well as given numerous presentations and participated at panels in trade shows and industry conferences

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Parks Associates - Tom Kerber

Tom leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management, and home networks. Tom authors numerous reports on energy management and home controls covering the evolution of technology, partnership opportunities, and new business models. Tom’s work at Parks Associates includes managing consumer surveys that track trends and market opportunities and enable insightful evidence-based forecasting for energy, security, and home controls. Tom speaks frequently at key industry events, and his views are sought out by national press organizations and publications.

Tom has done extensive consulting with electric utilities operating in a variety of regulator structures and numerous firms within the smart home ecosystem. Recent utility engagements include defining the home area network roadmap for a California IOU, updating the consumer engagement strategy for a traditional vertically integrated IOU, providing consumer and industry analysis to refine EE and DR programs for an IOU in a restructured market, and providing insights on the evolution of the connected home for a large Midwest IOU. Tom has also led projects for many Fortune 500 companies, helping clients refine smart home strategies, develop scenarios of the future of the smart home market, enhance product roadmaps, and refine specific product features.

Prior to working at Parks Associates, Tom worked as director of engineering and director of product management in multiple industries. Tom began his career in the U.S. Navy nuclear power program on submarines. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in systems engineering and a master's in software engineering from the University of Texas.

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