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2020 Agenda


JAN 7, 2020

CONNECTIONS™ Summit 2020 will be in Venetian, Level 4, Marcello, 4406. Registration will be through CES.tech.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused strategies that meet the challenges of today’s IoT and smart home ecosystems. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on key trends in user experiences, voice, insurance, privacy, and independent living. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is THE place to be to learn about the smart home, get the latest consumer research, and network with strategic decision makers in this growing market.


9:00-10:00 a.m.

Smart Home Platforms: Creating New Experiences

Smart home solutions are maturing, promising many new and unique value propositions. This session explores platforms that unify these different verticals, including a deep dive into innovations that leverage data to create engaging consumer experiences.


10:00-10:45 a.m.

Privacy and Security: Protecting Consumers

Trust is invaluable in the smart home ecosystem—consumers need to know their data is safe and secure. Explore the latest privacy solutions and what successful players are doing to secure data and communicate these efforts to their customers.


11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Disruption in Home Security: Smart Home Convergence

DIY and self-install products bring new customers to home security but upend traditional business models. This session addresses the factors driving today’s connected consumers to adopt security solutions and strategies that leverage smart home devices and services.


12:15-1:00 p.m.

Independent Living and Wellness: Smart Home Tech

Smart home innovations can deliver cost savings and personalized care, while ensuring a safe environment. Attend this session to understand advances in independent living with solutions that align IoT innovations with the needs of consumers and caregivers.


1:15-1:45 p.m.

Home Networks: Wi-Fi, 5G, and Mesh

A positive smart home experience relies on strong wireless connectivity in and outside of the home. This session addresses new technologies, deployment strategies, and consumer demand for new wireless solutions that will drive the next stage of connected living.


2:00-3:00 p.m.

Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover

Smart energy solutions deliver cost and energy savings, driving the early popularity of smart thermostats. Attend this session to learn the next stage for energy management solutions in the smart home, including crossover use cases that will attract new consumers.


3:15-4:15 p.m.

Installation and Support: Next-Gen Smart Home Services

Support services need to be proactive and understand the unique home environment in which they operate. This session addresses next-stage support in the smart home and how providers are delivering the new services consumers need to manage their connected devices.


4:15-5:00 p.m.

Distribution: Builders, Broadband, Security, Retail, and Insurance

New channels for smart home devices are emerging and successful market strategies require deep insight into the purchase process. This session addresses where, why, and how consumers prefer to buy smart home solutions.


5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception


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