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Empowering the consumer through the Internet of Things
The connected home is an inherently cross industry environment, more than simply an aggregation of disparate services to the home. It is a shared network and resources model which allows interoperability between various verticals allowing users to be device and technology agnostic when consuming services from healthcare to entertainment. The connected home also offers the opportunity of an innovative platform made up of multi managed systems to facilitate next generation services.
Internet of Things (IoT) technology is enabling the development of the connected home market. New wireless connection between an increasing amounts of consumer devices is providing a wide range of new consumer services in sectors such as energy, security, health & social care and entertainment. Today, one in four people in Germany, Japan, UK and the US own a connected home device and the market is expected to grow in the next five years as the quantity of internet connected physical devices increases significantly.
In this context, this event will look to explore how the Internet of Things and connected home is empowering the consumer and discuss the opportunities and barriers facing the various stakeholders within this complex ecosystem.
The event will take place on Tuesday 8 September, 9.00 – 12.30 at techUK and the subject will be explored through three panel discussions with industry experts.
Panel 1: Transforming the energy retail offer with connected home technologies
Panel 2: The role of IoT in providing better, more affordable health and social care at home
Panel 3: Beyond entertainment: Making every home a smart home
Chair: Jeremy Green, Machina Research
0830 – 0900 Breakfast & networking
0900 – 0910 Welcome & Introduction, Robert McNamara, techUK
0910 – 1000 Transforming the energy retail offer with Connected Home technologies
TBC, British Gas
Dennis Palmer, Smart Energy GB
Chris Saunders, Navetas
1000 – 1050 The role of IoT in providing better, more affordable health and social care at home
Steve Sadler, Group CTO, Tunstall
Stephen Hope, Docobo
Alex Jadavji, Yecco
1050 – 1110 Coffee Break
1110 - 1200 Beyond entertainment: Making every home a smart home
Neil Illingworth, Virgin media/Liberty global
Kevin Considine, Samsung
Russell Haggar, Xsilon
Sinead Lynch, CMS Cameron Mckenna
1200 –1220 Bringing it all together: bundling services to provide a coherent and attractive consumer proposition. Steve Moore, Dixons Carphone
1220 – 1230 Closing remarks, Robert McNamara, techUK