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JAN 6, 2015

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Internet of Things: Expanding Smart Devices

Smart products are entering the home in increasing numbers, and OEMs have multiple options to extend value as they strive to enhance the consumer experience and expand business models. This session examines the many decisions facing manufacturers of smart products.

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

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Consumer Demand for Next-Gen TV Services

This session examines the trends, features, technologies, and partnerships that will enable next-generation TV services. Issues include content discovery, UPGs, engagement and personalization, cloud-based features, 4K/8K content, and apps as well as consumer demand for these all features.

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Consumer Usage & Entertainment App Strategies

The traditional pay-TV business model threatens to fall apart as broadcasters, pay-TV providers, networks, and other players invest in mobile and entertainment apps. This panel explores the consumer side of apps and the evolution of usage, including new player strategies.

Moderator: Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Streaming Media Devices in the Video Ecosystem

This panel examines the future role for streaming media devices as consumers increasingly use these products for TV-based video consumption. Speakers analyze the impact to the ecosystem as pay-TV operators add streaming capabilities to their set-top boxes.

Moderator: Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Consumer Support in the Internet of Things

Tech support plays an increasingly important role in brand and product strategy. This session examines how the technical needs of households are changing with the Internet of Things and how support services should evolve to address these new market needs.

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

3:45-5:00 p.m.

Platforms & Interoperability in the Smart Home

Consumer interest in the smart home crosses multiple categories, but the strength of that demand relies on all products working seamlessly together. This session examines efforts to achieve interoperability and its importance in realizing the vision of the connected home.

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

5:30 p.m.

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