Day 2

2 June 2017

Connected Living

“As the connected home market gains momentum, solutions will become increasingly sophisticated, creating more value for consumers and for suppliers”. – GSMA

The connected home forms one of the largest sectors within the IoT ecosystem with smart appliances, energy metres and connected cars accounting for the majority of usage.  This session will cover the future of the connected home and connected car in terms of business opportunities, development and consumer adoption. The Connected Living track will explore the idea of a mobile first approach, the smart home, user experience and monetisation, as well as addressing ideas and concerns around security and consumer anxiety.  Finally this session will also discuss the emerging use of IoT technology in public spaces.


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.


Networking Break


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?


Networking Break


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.


Networking Break


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.


Session End