2 June 2017
Connected Living: Chairs welcome and comments
The car as a connected device and beyond: A Case Study by Ford
- Thinking of the car as more than a connected device but a platform for apps and services.
- How connected car companies need to tackle the challenges facing urban mobility, moving towards the sharing economy and fleet based customers.
- The role of partnerships within the connected car ecosystem, from start-ups to enterprises.
Panel: The next generation of connected cars and mobility.
- Exploring the connected vehicle ecosystem in 2017 from self- driving cars to ADAS
- Aims for a seamless customer experience and the obstacles to be overcome to provide this.
- Visions of the more connected and autonomous future for vehicles and mobility.
Smarter living, smarter energy
- How is the utilities industry embracing connected home technology to manage energy consumption and creat customer savings.
- Exploring the regulatory landscape of the IoT within the smart energy market.
- What rules and regulations such as data protection laws stop energy companies from evolving in this space?
- How your customers perceive the privacy and security issues, the pitfalls and opportunities.
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?
- How do platforms such as the Apple HomeKit and Samsung Smart Things differ from and compete with Operator-led deployments?
- What are the benefits of having a closed platform vs. an open platform that brings together developers, device makers and consumer?
Panel: Smart lighting and smart buildings
- What changes a building from simply being connected to being truly smart?
- Discussions around how to use smart buildings and lighting to improve energy efficiency.
- Lighting represents close to 30 percent of a commercial building’s electric load — roughly 10 percent of a building’s operating costs. Can smart lighting reduce costs?
Afternoon Keynote panel: what does the connected home mean in 2017?
- Discussing the current state of the industry and possibilities presented through connected things in homes- What are potential areas of market growth such as senior care support and
- What are the newest developments: products, devices, technologies from home security to smart appliance management.
- How to move your product into the mass market – what role does retail play here?
Case Study: Connected Home – what is driving customer adoption?
- Discussing consumer adoption across the globe and its opportunities and challenges
- Is cost saving, energy efficiency, entertainment or safety the main driver to home automation market growth?
- What are the role of telecoms and network providers in this space, considering they already have an existing relationship with customers?
- Do customers want DIY or DIFM?
Business opportunities within Connected Living
- How companies are moving beyond just intelligent devices to providing customer focused services within the connected home and car markets.
- What are the existing and emerging business models in this area that create business value? What is the role of customer service here?
- The importance of collaboration and partnership for success.
- The role of data in the future of smart living, who will own it, who will control it and how to utilise analytics.
Game Changing technology for the Connected Stadium
- How stadiums and venues can utilise IoT technology to improve the customer experience, giving VIP personalised services to everybody, from in seat food and merchandise delivery at the click of a button to directions to your seat.
- Discussions of the technology required for this type of experience, from small cell, to stadium wide Wifi, plus use of Bluetooth beacons, NFC and smart payment systems.
- What role the data gathered from this type of E12E connectivity can have on your business.
Panel: Connected Spaces – using IoT in public
- Connected Living is moving beyond the home and the car to connected spaces and events from stadiums and parks to festivals and educational campuses.
- How technologies like smart phones, NFC, RFID and beacons are being utilised in this space for both public safety and maximising the customer experience.