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 - 9:05 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
Welcome:
Founder & CEO
Living In Digital Times
9:05 - 9:40 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Age-old stresses around conceiving and caring for newborns hasn’t changed in thousands of years. The technologies grabbing the headlines—artificial intelligence, sensors, sophisticated algorithms, voice tech, wearables—are producing significant solutions helping modern-day parents. Join these leading-edge innovators for this timely discussion.

Moderator:
Deputy Editor
Good Housekeeping
Speakers:
Global Communications Director
Daysy
President, Corporate & Commercial
Elvie
Manager, Product Development
4moms
9:40 - 10:00 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

In the US, one in ten babies are born prematurely, often without access to necessary neonatal equipment. Discover how powerful partnerships with this trailblazing organization is delivering intensive care technologies needed to save a generation of kids from lifelong disabilities.

Moderator:
Editorial Director
Hearst Lifestyle Group
Speaker:
Executive Director
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation / Brave Beginnings
10:00 - 10:15 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

Personalized, tech-enabled solutions can dramatically impact children’s learning outcomes, and technology gives us the ability us to create vastness in a small physical space to do so. As an industry, it is important to draw from learning and behavioral science to more effectively help children develop critical skills. Leaning on data science and AI only further enables us to create products that cater to individual learning levels and interests, in turn creating stronger, long-term impacts. Influencing how children are engaged in their learning through game-based environments is an important component of the learning process, and there are new and impactful ways to do this. It is also important to change the experience for the parents through tools and approaches that better allow them to connect with their child about what they are learning and be a positive influence. This panel will touch on the importance of social emotional and behavioral sciences, cognitive research, and more, and discuss how Age of Learning, developers of ABCmouse, is creating solutions with impact.

Moderator:
Author
The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World
Speakers:
Chief Strategy Officer
Age of Learning
Senior Director, Personalized Learning Products
Age of Learning
Educator
Tustin Unified School District
10:45 -11:15 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Discover innovative concepts and ideas, which explore unchartered areas and focus on what can be devised, designed, and manufactured to bring STEM/STEAM to toys and play in new ways. Brand-new research by The Toy Association in partnership with Prodigy Works.

Speakers:
Chief Innovation Officer
ProdigyWorks
EVP, Marketing Communications
The Toy Association
11:15 - 11:30 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
11:30 - 11:50 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston shares his insights on fatherhood and how to leverage the benefits of technology and social media both in and outside of the parenting ring. Channeling his roots as an up-and-coming underdog to now a WWE Champion, Kofi has learned to leverage his social media platform for good by being a positive influence in his community and an outspoken advocate against bullying through WWE’s Be a STAR program. He’s learned to master the spotlight using the latest technology to engage and communicate with the millions of fans that are part of the #KofiMania movement.

Moderator:
Reporter
Forbes
Featured Speaker:
WWE Superstar
WWE
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Discovery is key for generation alpha! We explore best practices, in the content space, what is next and how voice and AI as an interface can influence design of other products in the family tech market.

Speakers:
Sr Director, Marketing & Development
Creativity, Inc
SVP, Global Trends
Dubit
12:10 - 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
Speakers:
Chief Marketing Officer
Toys “R” Us Stores USA
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
Speakers:
Innovation Projects Manager
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
CEO
PlayShifu
CEO
Beijing KEYi TECH
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

We are at a unique moment in history where technology is finally catching up with our imaginations and creative ambitions. Hear perspectives from industry leaders on the latest connected play landscape and how the untapped potential of emerging technologies, experimentation and collaboration are pioneering the future of play.

Moderator:
Founder, Managing Partner
Collabsco / TechUp
Speakers:
Chief Design Officer
Mattel
CEO, President at Intellivision Entertainment
Intellivision Entertainment
President | CEO
Virsix Games | ALTA Games
2:00 - 2:15 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
The Impact of Technology on Family Life

From security, and privacy and respecting the next generation and their needs. Parenting today is data driven.

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 Speakers:
CEO and Co-Founder
Life360
Columnist
The Wall Street Journal
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

On-the-go or at home, families need assurance in privacy and safety for the hyper-connected changing world. Leena Elias, VP of Product Delivery and Digital Wellness Advocate, helps us understand how to protect our families on any device anywhere.

Moderator:
Senior Technology Reporter
Business Insider
Featured Speaker:
VP of Product Delivery
Avast
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Enjoy tech as a family. Be a mentor to your children. You are in charge from beginning to end. Build agency and positive interaction with tech. Find the new tools that are making this possible this year.

Moderator:
CEO and Founder
Fundamentally Children
Speakers:
Founder & CEO
Kinzoo
Chief Marketing Officer
XPLORA Technologies Limited
3:15 - 3:30 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.

Moderator:
Managing Editor, Romper
Bustle Digital Group
Speakers:
President, North America
Hamelin Brands Inc
Co-founder
BuddyPhones
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.

Host:
Founder & CEO
Living In Digital Times
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!

Host:
Editor
Children's Technology Review
Producer
Living In Digital Times
Chief Marketing Officer
Toys “R” Us Stores USA
Sr Director, Marketing & Development
Creativity, Inc
Founder & CEO
Living In Digital Times
5:25 - 5:30 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.

Speaker:
Producer
Living In Digital Times