Media Day – Thursday, February, 6 2014
4:10 p.m.
Connected Car of the Year Winners Announcement
Presented by: Peggy Smedley
Sponsored by: Verizon Wireless

Media Day – Friday, February, 7 2014
10:50 a.m.
Presented by: Peggy Smedley, Connected World magazine

1:10 p.m.
A Primer for the Media – What is NFC (near-field communications)
Presented by: Theresa Mary Gordon

Saturday, February 8, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
There are Trends and There are Mega-Trends
Peggy Smedley, Connected World magazine

At Connected World magazine we believe these mega-trends are far more impactful to people and businesses in “the connected world” and for which Connected World is following, reporting on, and providing thought-leadership. Find out what are the trends that are impacting our world.

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
What’s Next in Connected Health?
Mitch Posada, Pathfinder Software
Steve McPhilliamy, Insight

Is it self-tracking? We are only beginning to understand the power of self-tracking. But the real opportunity is understanding how mobile devices are playing a key role in the future of our personal health? Listen as our expert tells what the future holds in our personal discovery of providing a healthier future.

Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Enter NFC
Nick Testanero, Tap4Mor

Are you familiar with near-field communication? If so, do you think it is only for cool videos? Think again. There is a compelling business model around embracing NFC for your business. Find out why NFC should be a part of your business strategy.

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Auto Apps: The Next Big Thing
Egil Juliussen, Ph.D. IHS Automotive Technology

Apps for autos are growing rapidly and will have a profound future impact on the auto infotainment industry. Auto apps will influence the competitive landscape among auto OEMs. This presentation will give perspectives on how the auto apps market will develop and what the apps integration approaches are. Market opportunities from apps developers’ viewpoints are also included.

Monday, February 10, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Development of In-motion Charging Infrastructure
Joachim Taiber, Clemson University

What is the strategic direction of infrastructure development to support the connected vehicle of tomorrow? How does automated driving, electric in-motion charging, and permanent cloud-connectivity play together to define a cleaner, safer, and more secure future in transportation? Learn more about research activities at CU-ICAR and its contributions to build a connected vehicle ecosystem.

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Wearables From Head-to-Toe
Moderator: Theresa Gordon, Near Field Connects
Sonny Vu, Misfit Wearables
Stacy Burr, adidas
Monisha Perkash, LUMOback
Patrick Bertagna, GTX Corp.
Eric Weymueller, baubleApp

What is the data from wearables really telling us? This panel explores the ways in which the idea of the “quantified” self can really pay off in our day-to-day lives.

4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Secure Innovations for Connected Mobility
Drue Freeman, NXP Semiconductor

Get a look under the virtual “hood” at the enabling technologies behind today’s connected cars.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
The Future of Television Has Arrived
Rob Aksman, Brightline

TV connectivity is fast changing the way viewers experience TV content for the better. From customizable apps to premium sponsored-content to the ability to purchase items directly through your TV, the television experience has finally evolved for the consumer. Do you know what your TV is capable of?

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Our Need For Connectedness While Driving
Mike Conlon, MetroTransit

Driving takes all of our mental faculties to do well, especially in urban environments. Staying connected, taking and making calls, and other electronic device operation all compete with that. Mike Conlon shares some information he has learned while researching the topic.

3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Next Gen Healthcare Tech
Jonathon Feit, Beyond Lucid Technologies

Community paramedicine and emergency response. The idea is extending healthcare to smart cars and smart homes. Not sure how these two “ends” interweave to form a connected whole? It’s time to find out.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
What Is Next in Usage-Based Insurance
David Pratt, Progressive

You are familiar with Snapshot and the way this device can help lower your insurance rates. But what is next? The pioneer in UBI (usage-based insurance) gives us a glimpse into what is next.

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Using Connected Technology to Monetize Your Brand’s Story
Moderator: Tim Lindner, Voxware
Eric Weymueller, baubleApp
Bradley Kushner, Creative Convergence, Y&R Midwest

With the continuing shrinkage of in-store retail sales, and the corresponding rise of customer shopping online, brands are increasingly challenged to find ways to directly engage customers to retain and expand marketshare outside the traditional channels. Connected devices and mobile applications are rising in importance as a new channel opportunity with the ability to monetize the customer experience. Come hear leading practitioners of new mobile monetization strategies speak to the opportunities for brands.

4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
The Enterprise, Location Based Services (LBS), Vehicles & Sustainability
Gil Perez, SAP

LBS and context-aware services are at the center of a new wave of enterprise services driving new revenues streams and models for the enterprise, intuitive, contextual, and profitable cloud services. Which vertical industries and services will take the lead? What business models will emerge?

Thursday, February 13, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Creating Sustainability at Home
Moderator: Peggy Smedley, Connected World magazine
Mike McMahan, ComED
Ed Carroll, Franklin Energy
Paul Steffes, Steffes Corporation
Robert McKeeman, Utility

The discussion will provide a well-rounded view for how to better incorporate the sustainability efforts into our everyday lives through the use of connected technology as well as share ideas and best practices for how these technologies and others are rapidly transforming the idea for what it means to be energy efficient. Where is the smart grid headed and how will it impact you, now and into the future? What can you do to prepare? These speakers share a vast perspective. Learn what they have to say and why.

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
The Silent Intelligence
Daniel Obodovski, Author

The connected world is all around us, and the silent revolution that accompanies it is slowly evolving into the vision of a Silent Intelligence. But what does that mean for consumers and businesses? The answers may surprise you; but will definitely inspire you.

3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Video Drones for Situational Awareness
Robert McKeeman, Utility

Learn how Video Drones will become part of the Connected World used by Utilities and First Responders to increase Situational Awareness for Storm Damage Assessments, Inspections, Search & Rescue, and Incident Scene Situational Awareness.

4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
How Technology Is Driving a “Social Infrastructure” Revolution
Kurtis McBride, Miovision

Get ready to explore how the world is on the cusp of a fundamental change to the way that citizens interact with city infrastructure. This change is being driven by the convergence of several technology concepts including the emergence of ubiquitous wireless networks, the prevalence of smartphones, the promise of NTCIP, and adoption of social technologies in many aspect of life.

Friday, February 14, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
The Connected Car Evolution
Ari Silkey, Zubiecar

The connected-car market is in the very early stages. Could partnerships in auto insurance, vehicle maintenance, vehicle sales, and location-based advertising drive the value in the connected car, as well as take it to the home and individual’s personal tracker or smartphone?

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Creating Intelligent Cities
Kurt Buecheler, Streetline

How can we harness the power of the ‘Internet of Things’ to tackle one of the great unsolved urban problems: parking? And better yet, how can parking be the first step towards enabling a truly smart city?

Saturday, February 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Healthcare on Wheels
Gregory Thomas, Kansas University

What’s inside the automotive research projects being done at Kansas University? Plenty, including ideas for better health tied to the car.

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
The Intersection of Mobile and Automated Retail
Paresh Patel, VendNEXT

Why does cash and coin still account for 98% of the sales in the vending industry? In this session, Patel will overview the failed revolution of the vending industry. While numerous M2M providers and dozens of startups have chased vending for more than a decade as the poster child industry for the Internet of Things, today it’s estimated only about 8% of the vending machines are connected. Come learn why and how this industry will change, and what you’ll need to do to be prepared to leverage this new commerce platform.

Sunday, February 16, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Making Homes Smarter
Anirudh Mohan, Duke University
Lucas Spangher, Duke University

The Duke Smart Home is a living laboratory where 10 Duke students experiment with new technologies and sustainable living. Built in 2007, this LEED Platinum building encourages students from different academic disciplines to form teams and explore smart ways to use technology in the home.

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
The Rise of Wearables: Innovations and Impacts
Cary Bran, Plantronics

According to a recent Credit Suisse report, the wearable technology market is currently worth approximately $3-$5 billion dollars, and it’s expected to grow to nearly $50 billion by 2018. Advances are already allowing wearables to monitor and track our activities and actions and anticipate and react in a variety of ways and situations. So, how might this level of insight impact our future interactions now and in the years to come? What are the implications and possibilities for improving both business and day-to-day life? In this session, Cary Bran, Sr. Director of Innovation at Plantronics and the head of PLT Labs, will address these questions and more while also providing an overview of the technology advances already here, still required, or complementary to the space, as the rise of wearables continues.

Monday, February 17, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
The Innovation Behind the Connected Car
Lee Stogner, IEEE

Connected vehicles are an emerging technical field, which crosses multiple disciplines and industries including automotive, travel & transportation, information technology, communications, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, media & entertainment, energy & utilities, insurance, etc. By connecting vehicles with various devices, services, and participants, we are able to make our mobility more enjoyable and sustainable. This presentation will discuss the people, companies, and customers that are creating the connected vehicles of tomorrow.