2019 Agenda

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2019 [email protected] and FamilyTech Summit
Thursday, January 10

8:30 AM – 11:15 AM | TURNING TODAY’S KIDS INTO TOMORROW’S MINDFUL INNOVATORS

How can the industry prepare today’s kids for tomorrow’s workforce? Kids will have jobs we’ve never dreamed of and a new set of challenges to solve. Thought-leaders promoting hands-on learning, STEAM, coding robots offer their answers to this burgeoning market opportunity.

8:30-8:35 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302
Moderator:
Founder and CEO
Living In Digital Times
Speakers:
Social Bot Companion
GT Robot Technology
8:35-8:50 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Entertainment and learning are at the core of the tech that is preparing the next generation for a future that’s filled with new challenges. Join veteran industry entrepreneurs as they share thoughts on hands-on learning in the age of the swipe.

Featured Speakers:
VP of Education & Research
Square Panda
CEO
Wonder Workshop, Inc.
8:50-9:10 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

With rapid innovation and ever-increasing fragmentation in the global media landscape, there are more options for fans to choose from than ever before. Here from Co-President, Michelle Wilson on how WWE is building its next generation of WWE fans through content creation and partnerships.

Moderator:
Senior reporter
Digiday
Featured Speaker:
Co-President
WWE
9:10-9:40 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, math learning. From toys and games to apps and websites, STEAM activities are moving full-steam-ahead, inspiring curiosity and hands-on exploration. Our panel will discuss the powerful role of STEAM play in helping kids master these subjects.

Moderator:
Executive Vice President, Marketing Communications
The Toy Association
Speakers:
Founder and CEO
Fly Sci Enterprise
Head of LEGO Education North America
LEGO Education
President
Thames & Kosmos
9:40-10:10 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Why learn to code? And what’s the best way to do it? From math logic to problem-solving, coding can teach children to experiment while providing them the confidence to make mistakes and iterate. We’ll look at some of the many paths to code-ready kids.

Moderator:
Executive Director
MENSA
Speakers:
CEO
Kano
Product Manager/Learning Resources
Learning Resources
Product Development Manager
Educational Insights
10:10-10:40 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

AI and personal voice assistants are entering the kids’ tech scene, changing much of the interaction between them and their devices. Hands-free connections and AI that gets to KYK (Know Your Kid) are game changers but plush and good old time outside exploring are infusing tech like never before. Hear why tech is so important in any equation when it comes to play.

Moderator:
Chief Learning Officer
ISTE
Speakers:
Brand Manager
WowWee
CEO
Novel Effect
Head of Global Marketing
Minelab
CEO and Co-founder
Woobo Inc
10:55-11:15 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

The opportunity to enhance physical play with digital experiences has become increasingly relevant and will continue to be a focus in the coming years. With a long-standing history in toy development and a new way to implement digital capabilities in a platform fashion, Mattel has a unique position around creating Mixed Play experiences that serve the best interest of the end user: children.

Moderator:
Founder and CEO
Living In Digital Times
Featured Speaker:
EVP Chief Technology Officer
Mattel, Inc.
11:15-11:30 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Whether traditional or tech-enabled, play remains critically important for both kids and adults. Spread your wings, win prizes, and see the benefits of play in action.

Host:
Owner
Game Night in a Can
Owner
Game Night in a Can
Director of Marketing Initiatives
The Genius of Play
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | PUTTING “C” FOR TECH INTO THE FUTURE OF PLAY:

Gen Z admires authenticity, loves a good story, and expects to create, not just consume. How can you translate their wants into a winning product? What are the roles of voice, AR/VR, streaming services, and AI in future products? And how will the right licensing and distribution decisions make you a winner?

11:30-11:50 AM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Cartoon Network engages kids at the intersection of creativity and technology, consistently offering new possibilities for self-expression that draw on the network’s IP – a unique blend of humor and heart. In this session, Cartoon Network executives will talk about their latest efforts to inspire the next generation of creators and innovators, highlighting its latest partnership with leaders in the field.

Speakers:
Director, Digital Development
Cartoon Network
SVP, Marketing and Partnerships
Cartoon Network
Program Manager
Microsoft
11:50 AM-12:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Uncovering emerging tech and the future of play explore how industry leaders are driving innovation through emerging technologies, experimentation and partnerships to create experiences that ignite imagination, create a sense of wonderment and shape the future of play.

Moderator:
Founder, Managing Partner
Collabsco
Speakers:
Design Manager of Integrated Play at Hasbro
Hasbro
CEO
Circuit Scribe
12:00 AM-12:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Lunch for purchase available

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – | DIGITAL DIET AND NEW FAMILY RITUALS

Families are hungry for advice on how to manage their digital life, whether it’s keeping safe, keeping private, creating new family rituals or just not letting digital usage get out of hand. The experts weigh in on new laws, standards facing the family today.

1:00-1:20 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Hear from WWE Co-President George Barrios as he discusses how WWE leverages data and emerging technology to deliver authentic WWE experiences that resonates with cross-generational audiences.

Moderator:
Senior reporter
Digiday
Featured Speaker:
Co-President
https://corporate.wwe.com/
1:20-1:50 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Children deserve safeguards that include everything from “age appropriateness” to safe digital personae. Hear from policy experts on potential new laws for children’s privacy and security. From COPPA to GDPR, getting attention from policymakers, consumers and children’s advocates.

Speaker:
Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP
Senior Manager, Federal Goverment Affairs
Toy Association
1:50-2:10 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Games are an organic way for young audiences to familiarize themselves with new technologies. We present an overview of the current landscape for kids-focused video games, identify the key drivers of change, and offer an outlook on the shape of gaming to come.

Speakers:
CEO
SuperData
2:10-2:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Activists and journalists are quick to use the term “addiction” in describing children’s and teens’ media use, fueling the “techlash” and worrying parents. But is the term appropriate, and what can parents do to create balance?

Speakers:
SVP, Global Trends
Dubit
CEO
Vimana
2:30-2:50 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Scrolling through social media, flipping channels, “homing” out of games after just a few seconds – sometimes it seems that kids’ and teens’ media world is built only for speed. But, what about a place for “slow media,” where pause, reflection and connection with others are design intentions?

Speakers:
UX Research Manager
Facebook
SVP, Global Trends
Dubit
2:50-3:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Building a satisfying meditation practice can help parents find calm and stay present. Muse® the brain sensing headband can cultivate calm by providing real-time feedback. Muse® is a company that lives at the heart of personal transformation through human-centred technology.

Speakers:
Co-Founder and CTO
Muse
3:00-3:15 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM | ADDING THE HUMAN TOUCH TO SMART HOMES AND IoT

“Your milk is spoiled,” says your fridge. A smart family depends on meals cooked to perfection, thermostats that save money, home security that knows who’s there. Add AI, next-gen sensors, interoperability, and a human touch and you’ve got an audience ready-to-buy into a smarter lifestyle

3:15-4:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Moderator:
Senior Editor
Tom's Guide
Speakers:
Director, Innovation Programs
Samsung Electronics America
CEO & Co-founder
Intellihot
CEO and Co-Founder
Deep Sentinel
4:00 – 5:30 PM | GENERATION-SPANNING TECHNOLOGY

From tracking baby’s every moment, watching over your home, to providing granny a safe ride, tech is peeling back the layers of the sandwich generation. From in-utero to aging family members, tech is the universal language.

4:00-4:45 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Millennial parents are hyper-connected. They look to technology to solve everything from fertility and pregnancy challenges to monitoring the health and safety of their babies. Companies are stepping up to deliver innovative solutions that provide a high-tech support system for new parents

Moderator:
CEO & Co-Founder
UrbanSitter
Speakers:
Business Leader Mother & Child Care
Philips
CEO & Co-Founder
Tyto Care
Chief Product Officer
Owlet Baby Care
4:45-5:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Whether its an ecosystem for communications, a shared play experience, or a tech-facilitated check-in, we’re learning how to use technologies to keep generations of family users safe, in-touch and engaged.

Moderator:
Executive Director
Older Adults Technology Services
Speakers:
Founder/Director
Baracoda Group
Founder and CEO
Beyond Screen Limited
6:00-7:30 PM | 10th Annual KAPi (Kids at Play Interactive) Awards & Cocktail Reception

Join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review as we present the 10th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. Reception is by invite only. Interested attendees should contact [email protected] and press inquiries directed to [email protected]

6:00-7:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Welcome:
Editor
Children's Technology Review
Producer
Living In Digital Times
Founder
Living in Digital Times