Day 2

19 April 2018

Consumer IoT

The Consumer IoT track will deal with the wide range of ways that consumers are interacting with the IoT in terms of business opportunities, development and consumer adoption. It will explore the revolution of the Connected Home including looking at smart-metering and smart grids, user experience, as well as discussing the newest innovations within connected insurance and smart retail. The session will close by looking at how the IoT can improve fitness performance.


Consumer IoT: Chair’s welcome and opening comments

An industry leading analyst will open the day with a quick overview of trends, investments and market insights within the Consumer IoT ecosystem.


Keynote Panel: Moving beyond the connected home towards truly connected living and working.

  • How is IoT moving from being within distinct areas to being a fully connected experienced across the home, the car and the workplace and what is the role of device management here?
  • Aside from Wifi and Bluetooth, are there any other credible connectivity options for this type of ecosystem such as mesh computing systems and LPWANs?
  • The role of smart lighting, temperature control, security systems within connected living – what will be the next big addition?
  • Creating smart communities of the future


Keynote: Smart Metering – accelerating adoption of the connected home?

  • Discussing smart metering technologies in consumer water, gas and electricity monitoring.
  • The influence of government led schemes worldwide in adoption of smart metering – mandatory vs voluntary.
  • What will be the role of technologies like Blockchain be for the future of smart meters?
  • Who is benefiting most from smart metering tech? The consumer or the energy provider?


Solo: Smart Grids in the Smart Home

Smart grids are shrinking, and can now be used to manage the home energy ecosystem as well as those that span communities, cities and countries.  This talk will introduce you to how smart grids in the smart home can be used for energy management, as well as exploring related tech such as batteries and car charging.  Using real life examples from across the world we will discuss the motivations for both provider and consumer for adopting smart grids in your home, from being green to earning cash by selling your unused energy to your neighbours or energy supplier.


Networking Break


Solo: The smart workplace of the future

In the future, working places will not be confined to offices, with IoT and connected technologies allowing more of us to work remotely.  Which technologies will have the most impact here?  What is holding this movement out of the office back currently?  Or will the concept of working change altogether, moving towards sharing and gig economies and outcome based working?


Panel: Connected Insurance in 2018

  • How has connected insurance moved forward in the previous year and what are the directions for 2018?
  • Discussing the influence of customer experience and expectation on development of IoT based insurance solutions – simpler, easier to access.
  • Existing insurance companies’ vs new Insurtech companies – who is succeeding?
  • Emerging markets – enterprise and cyber security insurance, plus hardware as a service.


Solo: Consumer IoT for the next generation of consumers.

  • Millennials have grown up with connected devices in their pockets on their wrists and in their homes – how can IOT developers and vendors appeal to this generation?
  • What is the role of voice and visual vs text driven interfaces for connected devices for this new market?
  • What other factors do IoT companies have to take into account when marketing to this customer – such as a heightened level of awareness of environmental issues and data protection issue.


Networking Break


Afternoon Keynote: Examining voice control

With Siri, Alexa, Cortana now being used daily by billions across the globe, is voice control the obvious option for creating IoT device interfaces in consumer IoT?  What about beyond consumer IoT, in the workplace – is a demand for same intuitive, high quality interface as user get in their home lives?  Does this technology spell the end for the app? Hear from a leading company about their experiences with voice controlled connected devices.


Panel: Revolutionising retail using IoT

  • How does the era of IoT change the relationship between retail stores and their shoppers e.g through Smart mirrors, dressing rooms, supply chain management and individualised marketing.
  • Which tech is worth investing in, within this space?
  • Real life examples of how IoT is being used look across in-store experience, real-time marketing, enhanced loyalty programs, and mobile e-commerce.


Solo: Creating brand/consumer channels using IOT

  • 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.


Networking break


Panel: Raising the bar – how can IoT and AI improve our performance and fitness?

Tom Allen

Lead Sports Scientist

Arsenal FC

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12:10PM - Day 1

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  • Many fitness companies are borrowing techniques from sports teams and integrating them into consumer IoT/AI technologies.
  • What are the issues surrounding data collection from these types of devices – who has access and ownership to this type of sensitive health data?
  • How can predictive analytics can play a role in improving sports performance in personal and a team setting?
  • Exploring innovations in smart textiles, sensors and platforms and examining which areas will provide future growth
. Tom Allen, Lead Sports Scientist, Arsenal FC


Sport Science – the S.L. Benfica´s approach

  • What is in fact Sports Science?
  • The importance of Multidisciplinary teams.
  • Data and meta-data analysis. Why to do it? How to do it? When to do it? What data?
  • Sports Science vs Data Science.
  • The crucial role of IT and IoT.
  • The Benfica Vision towards an holistic intervention in sport.


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