GeekWire Summit: IoT Stage
Thanks to the Washington IoT Council including Amazon, T-Mobile, Microsoft, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Madrona Venture Group for sponsoring this year’s IoT Stage on Oct. 2 at the GeekWire Summit. Also, thanks to video and slides sponsor Global Innovation Exchange for making this content accessible to all 2018 GeekWire Summit attendees.
The Retail Store of the Future
Technology already radically changed shopping, with the transformational nature of e-commerce. But now the physical and digital worlds are melding together in interesting ways. From smart shelves and inventory tracking to cashier-less check-out to mobile payment, the retail store will never look the same. Panelists include Hointer CEO Nadia Shouraboura, the former Amazon executive who is blazing a trail with a new form of robot retail; Impinj CEO Chris Diorio, a pioneering researcher in the field of RFID whose company’s smart-tagging technologies are used to boost sales and customer data collection; and Aimee Johnson, the senior vice president of marketing programs and digital innovation at Starbucks who previously led the Mobile Order and Pay and Starbucks Card businesses. Video link here.
Farming, Food and the Impact of Connected Devices on Agriculture
Panelists include Ranveer Chandra of Microsoft, Dr. Sinduja Sankaran of Washington State University and Maria Angeles Capellades Sola, the director of geospatial engineering at The Climate Corporation. Moderated by Ron Zink of Growers. Video link here.
The Future of Factories and Offices
Panelists include Sarah Cooper of Amazon, Salla Palos of Sellen and Ryan Mullenix of NBBJ. Moderated by Maria Karaivanova of Madrona. Video link here.
Fireside Chat: Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Ring
Ring founder and CEO Jamie Siminoff left “Shark Tank” empty-handed but caught the attention of Amazon, selling the smart doorbell and home security startup to the tech giant earlier this year for a reported $1 billion. As part of Amazon, Ring is continuing to pursue its mission of reducing crime in neighborhoods, as Siminoff and team release a growing array of home security technologies. The serial entrepreneur joins us to discuss his startup journey, and share insights on the future of the smarthome, video, privacy, interoperability and more in the IoT age. Moderated by GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop. Video link here.
The proliferation of connected devices raises significant questions about security, from the everyday devices found in your home to critical infrastructure inside power plants. Panelists include U.S Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, who represents Washington’s first district and co-leads the Congressional Congress on Internet of Things; Finite State CEO and Co-founder Matt Wyckhouse, who previously served as CTO of the Cyber Innovations team at Battelle; Resin.io Founder and CEO Alexandros Marinos, an expert in securing connected devices across retail, home and industrial settings; and Franziska Roesner, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at The University of Washington whose research areas include security and privacy. Moderated by Mark Harris of The Economist, who has written extensively about regulatory and security issues involving new technologies. Video link here.
Smart Cities: How connected devices will change the urban landscape
Sensors in stoplights. Self-driving sedans. Law enforcement body cameras. Welcome to the city of the future. Connected devices promise to boost efficiency of densely populated urban environments, but privacy and security challenges abound. Panelists include Kate Garman, technology policy advisor with the City of Seattle, Alex Alben, the former technology executive at Starwave and RealNetworks who for the past three years has served as chief privacy officer for Washington State, and Tara Prakriya, a partner group program manager in Microsoft’s Azure IoT division who focuses on connected vehicles and Azure Maps. Video link here.
Inside the Smart Home
For too long, the smart home has been anything but smart. Will a new generation of connected devices and technologies finally open the door on the home of the future? Panelists include Charlie Kindel, the recently-appointed senior vice president of products and services at Control4 who previously led the Alexa Smart Home team at Amazon; Lidiane Jones, vice president of software product management at smart speaker maker Sonos; and Franck Rougier, the founder and CTO of smart home startup Kirio. Moderated by Michael Wolf, the former GigaOm exec who now leads the Smart Kitchen Summit and serves as publisher of The Spoon. Video link here.
The 21st Century Coliseum: How the Sacramento Kings are Future-Proofing the World’s Most High-Tech Sports Arena
Eric King, vice president of technology for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center, and Ian Wheat, director of esports and innovation, will join us for a discussion about the world’s most technologically-advanced and sustainable arena. Golden 1 Center is a 17,608-seat arena that features a 2,500 square foot Tier-4 datacenter with more than 1,000 WiFi Access Points, 900 miles of fiber and CAT6a copper cabling, and redundant 100 Gigabit internet connections. The Kings, owned by longtime tech executive Vivek Ranadive, were the first NBA franchise to use Google Glass, drones, bitcoin, and augmented reality. This session is moderated by GeekWire sports tech reporter Taylor Soper. Video link here.