24 January 2017
Connected Living: Chairs welcome and opening remarks
Keynote Panel: Will 2016 be the Connected Living era?
- Discussing the current state of the industry and possibilities presented through connected things in homes and cars – What are potential areas of market growth?
- What are the newest developments: products, devices, technologies?
- Discussing consumer adoption across the globe and its opportunities and challenges
- Who are the big players and early adopters in the industry? What companies are on the forefront and how are established/traditional companies reacting to the opportunities the Internet of Everything presents
Monetizing the Machine: Business Models for the IoT
- Discussing different strategies to enable monetisation and achieve competitive advantage
- What part does collaboration play and how can partnerships help unlocking revenue potential
- In what ways can new data sources be utilised to provide new opportunities? What challenges could this also produce?
- Launch free monetise later? – Discussing different strategies for start-ups to monetise new products
- Data analytics as a key driver for new business models
Case Study – Making the connected home a reality
- Background to SmartThings
- Learnings to date
- Plans for 2016
- Importance of partnerships
Panel: How is the IoT shaping consumer-brand relationships?
- Exploring how the IoT can create a direct brand-consumer channel.
- What potential does this IoT ‘channel’ have for multi-way communication and to what extend can it be used for consumer engagement?
- Using IoT data streams to effectively equip yourself to form closer relationships with the customer
- Security and privacy necessary for trust-based consumer-brand relationship
Creating a thoughtful home, one product at a time
Francois Girodolle, Head of European Product Partnerships at Nest, will discuss the future of the connected home – one that is safer, more energy-efficient, and more aware of its occupants and surroundings. He’ll discuss how our homes can begin taking care of us instead of the other way around. And he’ll explore the wide-ranging potential impact on our lives and our planet – from automatic energy savings, to helping seniors live independently.
The Internet of “What Ifs”
Panel: Platforms, Smart Meters, Gateways & Hubs: Creating a seamless Connected Home ecosystem
- Discussing ways to overcome compatibility issues in this fragmented marketplace and ensuring a smooth integration and home setup for customers
- To what extent can Smart Meters for utilities form a central component of the connected home?
- What are the benefits of having a closed platform vs. an open platform that brings together developers, device makers and consumer?
Does m-health actually improve health?
- The barriers to adoption
- Risks of increasing health inequalities between digital haves and have nots
Panel: The Connected Car for enhanced UX
- How to develop a business model to not only maximise revenue but grow consumer uptake through a better UX.
- The reasons why customer experience will drive forward the connected car and how this should be harnessed
- Explore the platforms, opportunities and methods for success
- The impact & considerations of car connectivity on safety and next-gen services