Conference Track

CONNECTIONS Summit

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining consumer-focused strategies that meet the challenges of today’s IoT and smart home ecosystems. Parks Associates’ leading analysts present consumer research and moderate discussions on trends in user experiences, voice, insurance, privacy and independent living. This is THE place to learn about the smart home and to network with strategic decision makers in these growing markets.

Price: $400

Tuesday, January 8

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session

Smart Home Platforms: Providing Value Through Experiences

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

Smart home devices and services are maturing across a number of traditional and emerging verticals. Explore the potential of smart home platforms to deliver a unified and reliable consumer experience while delivering the data and engagement that creates lasting business value.

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Conference Session

Home Security and the Smart Home

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

This special session presentation will highlight opportunities and challenges in the smart home and residential security industry.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Conference Session

Voice-First Experience: Innovation and Disruption

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

The UI experience is compelling but the true value of voice assistants is their ability to unify control of fragmented and disparate ecosystems. This session addresses the voice-first experience including adoption and crossover strategies in smart home and connected entertainment.

12:15 – 1:00 PM

Conference Session

In-Home Tech Support: Creating Consumer Confidence

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

Connectivity has changed how consumers interact with brands. Learn how brands are leveraging proactive support interactions to engage their customers, drive higher ROI and build consumer confidence in the safety, security and reliability of their IoT experiences.

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Conference Session

Building a Smarter Home: Trends in Homebuilding and Energy Services

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

Innovative builders are leveraging smart home technology to differentiate their products with enhanced security, comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency. The smarter home is also creating opportunities for new services such as alternative energy. Take a look at some of trends in homebuilding and energy services that are transforming the home of the future.

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Conference Session

Insurance, Consumers and IoT: New Business Models

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

Explore the convergence of insurance and smart home, including the emerging ecosystem of players, go-to-market options for device distribution and management, data analytics needs and workflows. Get insight into the unique economics of the leading types of losses and how business model innovation can leverage incentives and adjacent services to drive consumer adoption.

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Conference Session

Focus on the Experience: Interoperability and Integration

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

This session addresses innovations driving a personalized and frictionless consumer experience Voice assistants, shared networking protocols, API integrations and control hubs enable an integrated cross-platform experience, while broader IoT solutions and initiatives deliver widespread interoperability in the smart home.

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Conference Session

Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home

Venetian Level 4 Marcello 4405

Increasing demand for solutions that improve quality-of-life for seniors is expanding opportunities for independent living solutions. This session examines smart home solutions that deliver life- and cost-saving health benefits at home, including medical monitoring, telehealth technologies, and personalized delivery/transportation services.

WEB-IIS60
//]]>