21 October 2016
Connected Living: Chairs welcome and opening remarks
Principal Research Analyst
10:00AM - Day 2
. Neil Strother, Principal Research Analyst, Navigant
Keynote Panel: Are we entering the Connected Living era?
Senior Sports Technologist
United States Olympic Committee
10:20AM - Day 2
10:50AM - Day 2
- 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
. Mounir Zok, Senior Sports Technologist, United States Olympic Committee
Unlocking the revenue potential
- 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
The consumer journey towards smart living
- Creating a more engaging experience – strategies for creating a seamless experience across devices and platforms. How should the experience differ between devices and what functionalities should be available?
- What are the drivers that encourage consumers to purchase connected products? What conscious and unconscious purchase decisions do customers make?
- Discussing the current value proposition – what are consumers willing to pay and how can companies use the “buzz” in their favour to drive the purchase decision
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
UX & UI Design – A smart approach to designing interfaces
Vice President of Products, WeMo
02:00PM - Day 2
- What are the current trends in smart home and connected car UI design and how does that differ from other smart devices?
- Discussing the importance for start-ups to stand out through UX & UI design
- The power of the cloud and how it affects your appliances – What are the advantages and disadvantages of adding a cloud services for your user interface?
- The importance of designing a user interface that integrates with the existing digital ecosystem. What are the opportunities and challenges?
. Peter Taylor, Vice President of Products, WeMo, Belkin International
Smarter living, smarter energy
- Exploring opportunities that arise through the IoT for energy companies – What are the opportunities and pitfalls of tapping into the connected home market?
- What rules and regulations such as data protection laws stop energy companies from evolving in this space?
- Cloud based services as a tool to lower energy bills, improve home efficiency and offer more comfort for customers
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 Google’s Revolv 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: Connected cars, autonomous driving and the future of mobility
- Exploring the connected vehicle ecosystem, and the challenges to its growth
- Aims for a seamless customer experience and the obstacles to be overcome to provide this
- How the technologies being developed are changing how we perceive mobility
- Visions of the more connected and autonomous future for vehicles and mobility