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2018 Agenda

JAN 9, 2018

9:00-10:10 a.m.

Smart Home Platforms: Unlocking Consumer Value - Session Details at CES

Parks Associates forecasts that U.S. broadband households will buy almost 55 million smart home devices in 2020. Consumers adopt each device with a particular benefit in mind, but all parties can profit when consumers are aware of and able to access multiple value propositions through their solutions. This session examines strategies to align user experiences with expectations while unlocking additional value through connected IoT platforms.

Nina Bhatia, Managing Director, Centrica Connected Home (Hive)
Bernd Grohmann
, Executive Vice President, eQ-3 AG
Martin Heckmann, Director, Emerging Business at Chamberlain Group Inc, Chamberlain
Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG
Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Special Session: Moving the Smart Home beyond Early Adopters

Although smart home devices, including smart thermostats, lights, locks, and networked cameras, have been in the market for at least a decade, adoption of these devices has not moved beyond the early adopter stage. Adoption of individual product categories is less than 15% of U.S. households, and collectively adoption of smart home products in the U.S. is nearing the threshold of the early majority. This session focuses on the challenges associated with the transition from early adopters to the early majority and how industry giants are positioning their products and services to make that leap.

Scott Boyarsky, Vice President, Digital Home Products, Comcast
Jeff Hamel, Head of Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

10:45 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.

Voice Control: Improving the Smart Home Experience - Session Details at CES

U.S. consumers bought an estimated 14 million voice-controlled smart speakers with personal assistants in 2016. Products from Amazon, Google, Apple, and Samsung have moved voice control into the consumer consciousness, and user expectations are quickly expanding to demand voice as part of all smart home interactions. The session explores the potential for voice as the primary user interface for the smart home and the data and intelligence needed to improve the consumer experience.

Aaron Emigh, CEO & Co-founder, Brilliant, Inc.
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems, Inc.
Miles Kingston, GM, Smart Home Group, Intel Corp.
Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory
Nana Murugesan, Vice President & General Manager, Services & New Business, Samsung Electronics America
Mark Spates, Product Lead for Smart Home, Google

Moderator: Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

12:15-1:25 p.m.

Support, Privacy, and Connected Consumers: Providing a Seamless Experience - Session Details at CES

Success in the IoT requires a seamless user experience and the ability to integrate multiple devices while meeting consumer expectations and privacy preferences. This presentation examines the importance of support in the smart home, the role of smart home provider as a privacy vanguard, and the new business opportunities emerging to protect a brand against technological pitfalls.

Leon Kuperman, CTO, CUJO AI Platform
Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President, Customer Care, Samsung Electronics America Inc.
Alton Martin, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist, Trusource Labs
Sami Nassar, VP of Cybersecurity, NXP
Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
Richard Wolpert, Co-Founder & CEO, HelloTech

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

1:30-1:50 p.m.

Special Session: DIY Smart Home Security: The Next Big Opportunity

The smart home has evolved beyond lights, voice assistants, and thermostats, and we believe home security is the next big opportunity for connected homes of all shapes and sizes. In this session, Samsung and ADT discuss how the changing technology landscape creates entry points for consumers to discover and experience home security and smart connectivity and what that means for the growing market.

Jay Darfler, Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets, ADT
Brett Worthington, Vice President of Global Business Development & Partnerships, Samsung SmartThings

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

2:00-3:10 p.m.

Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use - Session Details at CES

The user interface is prime real estate in the smart home. All retailers, manufacturers, and service providers active in the smart home need to ensure consumers can get the full benefits of their products, which puts pressure to offer an easy-to-use interface while seamlessly integrating current and future systems. This discussion presents the challenges in IoT interoperability for all players and how ease of use can expand consumer usage and adoption of smart home solutions.

Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
Neal Foster, Vice President of Product Management, Xfinity Home, Comcast 
Rob Munin, CEO, LUX Products Corp
Peter Radsliff, Vice President Marketing, Prodea Systems, Inc.
Tobin Richardson, President & CEO, Zigbee Alliance
Matthew Swatsky, Vice-President-Residential Mid-Market Business, Lutron Electronics

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Creating Compelling IoT Services with AI and Data Analytics - Session Details at CES

The flow of data through the cloud is the basis for new IoT capabilities and user experiences, and the ability to manage and use these data from platforms and sensors is key to providing a complete connected home experience. This session examines innovations in leveraging and combining rich data sets into new and expansive IoT value propositions, from fault detection to personalized services with crossover benefits for utilities, insurance companies, service providers, and multiple other IoT segments. Speakers discuss the impact of the cloud and data management on product design and how companies can build stronger connections with their end users through intelligent data management.

Amena Ali, CRO, Whisker Labs
Pamela Hoppel, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Carrier
Tony Mauro, Chief Technology Officer, Plasmatic Technologies Inc.
Aditya Pendyala, Co-founder & Head of Growth, mnubo
Jeremy Warren, Chief Technology Officer, Vivint Smart Home

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Smart Home and IoT: Health and Wellness Applications - Session Details at CES

Health and wellness devices, apps, and services are expanding their role in the smart home, with the promise to provide peace of mind, independent living, and aging in place to both end users and caregivers. Service providers and manufacturers can also leverage connected home systems and services to offer new services to support their consumers’ health and wellness needs. This session focuses on current developments in connected health and charts the next steps to integrate these solutions with the connected home experience.

Annie Bloomquist, Chief Product Officer, Sleep Number
Ranndy Kellogg, President and CEO, Omron Healthcare, Inc
Lainie Muller
, Director Wellness, Alarm.com
Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Product Management & Innovation, GE Lighting
Stuart Sikes, VP Business Development & Strategy, People Power

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.

Homematic IP - CONNECTIONS Summit SponsorNetworking Reception
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