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Smart Talks

Presentations by Housewares & Technology Industry Experts on
Developments in the Smart Home and the Internet of Things

Located within the IHA Smart Home Pavilion in the Lakeside Center Lobby, the Smart Talks stage will feature presentations by industry experts on technology and product developments in the Smart Home and the Internet of Things.

The Schedule

Saturday, March 14

11:00 - 11:20 AM

Anticipatory Marketing with Connected Devices

Jeff Mau, Digitas; Tod Szewczyk, Leo Burnett

11:30 - 11:50 AM

Copilot

Tsiki Naftaly

12:00 - 12:20 PM

How Enterprise Brands Can Iterate Like Startups

Tina Zaya, b8ta

12:30 - 12:50 PM

TBD

1:00 - 1:20 PM

Connecting by Creating on Culture of Well-Being

Kim Kirchherr, K2 Outcomes LLC

1:30 - 1:50 PM

The Smart Home Should Enhance, Not Interfere with Your Lifestyle

Paul Williams, GE Lighting

2:00 - 2:20 PM

What Does A Kitchen Reviewer Look For?

Joe Ray, WIRED; Lisa McManus, America’s Test Kitchen

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Beyond the House: The Smart Home and Urban Infrastructures

Bernardo Schorr, BCG Digital Ventures

Sunday, March 15

10:30 - 10:50 AM

Best Practices for Introducing a Smart Home Product for Direct-to-Consumer Online Sales

Geoff Crain, Kingstar Media

11:00 - 11:20 AM

How to Increase Value in the Next Generation of Connected Products

Chris Brown, Design Central

11:30 - 11:50 AM

Is Your Microwave Listening? Privacy and Legal Issues in the Smart Home

Michael Graif, Mintz, P.C.

12:00 - 12:20 PM

Experiential Retail and the Insights That Follow

Tina Zayas, b8ta

1:30 - 2:20 PM

 

Catherine Reinhard, Storebound

1:00 - 1:20 PM

How Ayla loT Drives Inspiring Outcomes for the Smart Home

Prasanth Shetty, Ayla Networks

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Navigating Growth in the Smart Home Industry: Holistic Marketing

David Hernandez, lotus823

2:00 - 2:20 PM

Bye Bye Filters: The Future of Smart Air Purification Technology

Yan Zhang, Airdog USA Inc.

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Get Smart About Digital and Omnichannel

John Bancroft, Fit for Commerce

Monday, March 16

10:30 - 10:50 AM

Smart, Sustainable and Personalized: Reaching the New Consumer

Susan Olivier, Dassault Systémes

11:00 - 11:20 AM

Connected Commerce: How Voice and Automated Ordering are Changing the Retail Landscape

Warren Kress, Euromonitor International

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Tools and Tips for a Smarter Customer Experience

John Bancroft, Fit for Commerce

12:00 - 12:20 PM

When Retail Showrooms Feel Like Home

Tina Zayas, b8ta

12:30 - 12:50 PM

Too Smart: What’s Holding Back Consumer Adoption?

Ann-Marie Conrado, University of Notre Dame

1:00 - 1:20 PM

What AI Really Means for Products: Don’t Leave It to Programmers!

Gavin Lew, Bold Insight

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Solving The Smart Home Puzzle

Joe Derowchowski, The NPD Groups;  Peter Giannetti, HomeWorld Business

2:00 - 2:20 PM

The Top Smart Home Products for the Kitchen in 2020

Allison Zisko and Andrea Lillo, HFN

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Thinking outside The Jar – The Future of Connected Safe Storage

Jordan Nollman, Varna Technologies

Saturday, March 14

11:00 - 11:20 AM

Anticipatory Marketing with Connected Devices

Jeff Mau, Digitas; Tod Szewczyk, Leo Burnett

11:30 - 11:50 AM

Copilot

Tsiki Naftaly

12:00 - 12:20 PM

How Enterprise Brands Can Iterate Like Startups

Tina Zaya, b8ta

12:30 - 12:50 PM

TBD

1:00 - 1:20 PM

Connecting by Creating on Culture of Well-Being

Kim Kirchherr, K2 Outcomes LLC

1:30 - 1:50 PM

The Smart Home Should Enhance, Not Interfere with Your Lifestyle

Paul Williams, GE Lighting

2:00 - 2:20 PM

What Does A Kitchen Reviewer Look For?

Joe Ray, WIRED; Lisa McManus, America’s Test Kitchen

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Beyond the House: The Smart Home and Urban Infrastructures

Bernardo Schorr, BCG Digital Ventures

Sunday, March 15

10:30 - 10:50 AM

Best Practices for Introducing a Smart Home Product for Direct-to-Consumer Online Sales

Geoff Crain, Kingstar Media

11:00 - 11:20 AM

How to Increase Value in the Next Generation of Connected Products

Chris Brown, Design Central

11:30 - 11:50 AM

Is Your Microwave Listening? Privacy and Legal Issues in the Smart Home

Michael Graif, Mintz, P.C.

12:00 - 12:20 PM

Experiential Retail and the Insights That Follow

Tina Zayas, b8ta

12:30 - 12:50 PM

 

Catherine Reinhard, Storebound

1:00 - 1:20 PM

How Ayla loT Drives Inspiring Outcomes for the Smart Home

Prasanth Shetty, Ayla Networks

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Navigating Growth in the Smart Home Industry: Holistic Marketing

David Hernandez, lotus823

2:00 - 2:20 PM

Bye Bye Filters: The Future of Smart Air Purification Technology

Yan Zhang, Airdog USA Inc.

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Get Smart About Digital and Omnichannel

John Bancroft, Fit for Commerce

Monday, March 16

10:30 - 10:50 AM

Smart, Sustainable and Personalized: Reaching the New Consumer

Susan Olivier, Dassault Systémes

11:00 - 11:20 AM

Connected Commerce: How Voice and Automated Ordering are Changing the Retail Landscape

Warren Kress, Euromonitor International

11:30 - 11:50 AM

Tools and Tips for a Smarter Customer Experience

John Bancroft, Fit for Commerce

12:00 - 12:20 PM

When Retail Showrooms Feel Like Home

Tina Zayas, b8ta

12:30 - 12:50 PM

Too Smart: What’s Holding Back Consumer Adoption?

Ann-Marie Conrado, University of Notre Dame

100 - 1:20 PM

What AI Really Means for Products: Don’t Leave It to Programmers!

Gavin Lew, Bold Insight

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Solving The Smart Home Puzzle

Joe Derowchowski, The NPD Groups;  Peter Giannetti, HomeWorld Business

2:00 - 2:20 PM

The Top Smart Home Products for the Kitchen in 2020

Allison Zisko and Andrea Lillo, HFN

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Thinking outside The Jar – The Future of Connected Safe Storage

Jordan Nollman, Varna Technologies

2019 Smart Talks

Daniel Price, breadware

I’ve Seen the Smart Kitchen. Where’s the Bathroom?

Tina Zayas, b8ta

What is B8ta?

Lindsey Carnett, Marketing Maven

Educate Influencers on Your Tech Product for More Favorable Reviews

Carley Knobloch & Michael Svetina, Health Smart

A Connected Home Humidifier: Improve Indoor Air Quality with Compatible Smart Home Décor Devices

Devin Moore, Big Bang

More than IOT… Building a Connected Experience

Jeff Mau & Justina Nguyen, Digitas and Tod Szewczyk, Leo Burnett

Design for Relevance in the Attention Economy

Kim Kirscherr, Registered Dietitian & Certified Personal Trainer

The Business of Health: Being Authentic with Your Target Audience

James Murray, TasteTro & Mike Wolf, The Spoon

Using Technology to Create New Culinary Experiences

Warren Kress & Luis Zamudio, Euromonitor

“Smart Homes” for the Elderly: Meeting the Needs of the Expanding Consumer Base

Daniel Price, breadware

Your Smart Home Has a Brain, but It Needs a Heart

Greg Sleter & Peter Giannetti, Homeworld Business

On the Smart Home and the Internet of Things

Tina Zayas, b8ta

Retail as a Marketing Channel: How Key Performance Indicators are Changing in Brick and Mortar

Brian Miller, Publicis.Sapient

Housewares in the Age of Experience Economy: New Opportunities to Delight the Consumer

Carley Knobloch & Danielle Michel with Jeff Bergstein, EyeTemp

Alleviate Your Worries with this New Device

Tim Friar, Design Central

Listen to the Consumer – And Create Smart Products that Speak to Them

Alllison Zisko & Andrea Lillo, HFN

HFN Editors’ Picks: The Newest Smart Kitchen Products and What They Bring to the Table

Rob Van Varick and Michael Graves Design

Design for the Future of Intuition: UX in the Physical World

Gavin Lew, Bold Insight

Key to Success with AI is Not the Code, but the User Experience

Mark Dziersk, McKinsey Design

Smarter Products for Smarter Living

Mike Wolf, The Spoon & Stacie Thompson, Ovie

Fridge Smarter: How Better Tracking of Your Food Leads to Better Living

Carley Knobloch with Bill Southard, Olfinity from Evergreen Land

Introducing Olfinity: A New Era in Wellness

Mark Witt, Linx Global

IOT Applications — From Chicago to Tanzania

Susan Olivier, Dassault Systemes

Smart Home Trends 2030

Sarah Simon, Salesforce

Taking Retail to Me-Tail

McKayla Barber, Beyond Design

Technology + Health + Housewares

2018 Smart Talks

Carley Knobloch, Smart Home and Erik Charlton, CEO, Noon Home

Blending Traditional Industry Practices with Smart Home Technology

Marco Tondino, IoT Sales Manager, mnubo

Building the Case for IOT: Derive Value from Your Product Data

Christian Ionescu-Catrina, Renesas Electronics America, Inc.

Retailers and Marketers: How Secure is the Data You Share?

Maureen Azzato, Editorial Director, HFN

What Consumers Want from Smart Housewares

Jules Perrot, Global Sales Manager, mnubo

Transform Your Connected Product Into a Monitor Service

Martin Heckmann, Emerging Business, Chamberlain Group Inc.

Why the Smart Home Begins with the Smart Garage

Mike Wolf, The Spoon & Josh Sigel, COO, Innit

Building a Smart Kitchen Strategy for the Future

Dr Bryce Rutter, Founder/CEO, Metaphase Design Group

Haptics — The Potency of Touch in Design

Jeff Mau, DigitasLBi & Tod Szewczyk, Leo Burnett

Leveraging Emerging Retail Technology to Build Brands

Chad Curry, Center for Realtor Technology, CRT Labs, National Association of REALTORS

Get Smart: Maximize Benefits and Minimize Pitfalls in the Smart Home