Special Smart Home Sessions at KBIS

KBIS February 8-9, 2022 | Orlando

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) will take place in Orlando, Florida, February 8-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center. All times listed are ET. LG Electronics will feature 45 minute sessions in its booth onsite W2029. Parks Associates will lead discussions with LG and one or two other executives specific to outlined topics. Visit the KBIS site.

Tuesday, February 8

  • 10:00-10:45 AM ET State of the Smart Home
  • 2:00-2:45 PM ET MDU Smart Apartment Scaling up
  • 4:30-5:00 PM ET Meeting Consumer Demand for Energy Efficient Solutions

Wednesday, February 9

  • 10:00-10:45 AM ET Design for Modern Living: Connectivity Driving New Trends
  • 2:00-2:45 PM ET Smart Appliances: User Experience and Home Services
  • 4:30-5:00 PM ET Modern Living: Consumers, Energy, and Sustainability

Agenda

Tuesday, February 8

10-10:45 AM State of the Smart Home

The single-family builder channel has been warming to the installation of smart home technology as standard, in addition to offering options as upgrades. This lively session includes insight into the perceived value of smart home technology, progress towards a whole-home smart living concept, and new use cases as consumers’ changing home lives and work patterns opens them to using new technologies at home.

Carley Knobloch, Digital Lifestyle Expert, CEO & Founder, CarleyK.com

Michael Mendoza, Sr. Director, Platform Business Development, LG Electronics USA

Cory Sorice, SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Masonite

Madison Saab, Channel Manager, Builder Program, Alarm.com

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, Parks Associates

2–2:45 PM MDU Smart Apartment Scaling Up

MDU residents, or 34% of US broadband households, are an important and growing market segment for technology products. The high value that MDU residents place on smart home devices puts MDU property managers in a good position to leverage the devices to drive higher occupancy rates and monthly revenue. At the same time, MDU owner and property managers gain operational and energy efficiencies, and see potential insurance savings, from thoughtfully designed smart home technologies. Join this conversation with industry leaders.

Brent Corn, Vice-President of Sales and Alliances, IOTAS

Rod Gower, Senior Regional Manager, Signature Kitchen Suite and LG Builder, LG

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates

4:30–5:15 PM Meeting Consumer Demand for Energy Efficient Solutions

Energy management applications for the smart home have high appeal among US households because of the cost savings and the growing interest in clean energy or renewable energy resources. Join this interactive conversation about consumer purchase intentions, interest and expectations in energy management solutions and monitoring services in the home.

Brad Grovich, Head of Professional Wholesale Partners, Industry Partnerships, Google

Alisha McFetridge, Founder, RainStick

Bruce Sher, Head of Business Development, LGE Energy Solutions

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, Parks Associates

Wednesday, February 9

10-10:45 AM Design for Modern Living: Connectivity Driving New Trends

The layout and design of consumers’ homes change with the times, and the pandemic had created new living arrangements with family, blurred lines with work and home environments, resulting in consumers valuing technology 56% more than prior to the pandemic. Join this dynamic interactive discussion about the latest in design, home infrastructure, and electronics in the home.

Peter Furfaro, Senior Director, LG Electronics North America

Mason Hall, Director, Marketing, Smart Water Technology, Moen

Sean Veit, VP of Product Management, GE Lighting, a Savant Company

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates

2:00 - 2:45 PM Smart Appliances: User Experience and Home Services

Developments in AI and new partnerships are enabling new feature sets in smart appliances to improve convenience, minimize waste, enhance food quality, conserve energy, and improve safety. Join this engaging discussion about the role of tech in the kitchen – including consumer expectations and engagement strategies.

Brandt Varner, VP, Product Management, LG

Heather Sidorowicz, President, Southtown Audio Video

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, Parks Associates

4:30 - 5:00 PM Modern Living: Consumers, Energy, and Sustainability

New strategies emerging around connected products are turning energy usage into a personal and community experience. Home energy monitoring reporting, connected devices and appliances with new features saving energy, and growing awareness are increasing interest in modern solutions that use clean energy. This session highlights how energy perceptions of energy management are changing and the growing opportunity for energy management solutions.

Patrick Gall, Head of Channel Development, Orro

Bruce Sher, Head of Business Development, LGE Energy Solutions

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates

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