2020 [email protected] and FamilyTech Summit
Thursday, January 9

Best of BabyTech

There’s a huge market of expectant families and young parents who depend on technology to help them stay informed and analyze their progress. We’ll show you the best of the breed.

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
What Techfluid Kids Really Want

Today’s kids move seamlessly between the world of tech and the physical world. They expect to discover their toys in the same manner. Meet the new ToysRUs, the local play store, and the influencer model.

10:15 - 10:45 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
10:45 -11:15 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Discover innovative concepts that explore how STEM/STEAM toys can be incorporated in new and engaging ways. The Toy Association, and research partner, ProdigyWorks provide new data and insight on how to improve on the promise of STEM/STEAM.

Speaker:
Chief Innovation Officer
ProdigyWorks
EVP, Marketing Communications
The Toy Association
11:15 - 11:30 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
11:30 AM -12:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Discovery is key for generation alpha! Where do they shop? Toys R Us, locally? We explore best practices for designing engaging experiences and boosting discoverability with AI, Voice and Social Media to finding market success for the tech-fluid generation.

Moderator:
SVP, Global Trends
Dubit
Speaker:
Sr Director, Marketing & Development
Creativity, Inc
12:00 - 12:15 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
12:15 - 12:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

What does Toys R Us look like when it gets a 21st century makeover? And how does your local toy store and the influencer market build engagement for your brand and the newest decision makers (generation alpha) along the journey to purchasing?

Moderator:
Toyologist Editor & Lead Writer
Toyology CO
Speaker:
President
American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
1:00 - 1:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Mixed reality is providing agency and opportunity for kids and families to interact with each other and brands they love, in new and creative ways.

Moderator:
Lead Writer for GamesBeat
VentureBeat
Speaker:
Innovation Projects Manager
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
2:00 - 2:15 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
The Impact of Technology on Family Life

Meet WSJ’s Julia Jargon. She’ll look at how children are being raised by data driven parents.

2:15 - 2:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Today’s children are growing up in a whole new world in which parents are digitally tracking their every move, starting in the womb and lasting until adulthood. How much is too much and what are the security and privacy implications?

Featured Speaker:
Columnist
The Wall Street Journal
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

IoT devices unleash a new set of parental concerns. We explore solutions to keep parents comfortable.

Speaker:
VP of Product Delivery
Avast
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Writing, touching and listening… we’ve finally mastered how to meld high tech with rich sensory experiences.

Speaker:
President, North America
Hamelin Brands Inc
Vice President Global Marketing
Minelab
Awards time for Kids and Creators
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Student winners from our The Young Innovators to Watch Program will wow you with their technical prowess. Their projects represent original technology, inventions, or discoveries that display forward-thinking entrepreneurial vision and social good.

Speaker:
President, North America
Hamelin Brands Inc
4:30 - 5:25 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

The KAPi ([email protected]) Interactive Awards moves to daytime. Join us as we present the 12th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. Meet the developers, producers, and influencers behind kids tech today!

4:30 - 5:25 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

PLAY is at the heart of learning and entertainment for families from streaming to our sensory level, to disruption in how we shop and why, to IoT and smart homes and cities to STEM/STEAM PLAY is the constant.