2015 International CES
Wednesday, January 7
Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2006

 Schedule is being updated daily. Keep checking back.

Time

Session Title

Session Description

8:30-9:10AM

Perspectives

Join big picture thinkers from Leapfrog and DreamWorks as we kick off a day of kids media.

 

Keynote:

John Barbour, CEO, LeapFrog

 

Speakers:

T.J. Marchetti, CMO, DreamWorksTV / AwesomenessTV

9:10-9:40AM

Dueling Robots

Someday robots may boss us around, but for the moment, the kids are bossing them around learning a lot about programming and processes along the way. We’ll announce some of the newest of the breed and watch them in a robotic rumble.

 

Moderator:

Warren Buckleitner, Editor, Children's Technology Review
Ben Varadi, Director of Communications, Spin Master

 

Panelists:

Davin Surfer, CTO, WowWee

9:45-10:10AM

Master Class: The Secret Ingredient is Freedom

Lego, Minecraft and Toca Boca are three Scandinavian brands that are all at the top of the charts in their respective categories. This is no coincidence, argues Toca Boca Play Designer, Jens Peter de Pedro. These toys and games trust children's capabilities and provide them with the opportunity to act freely inside well-designed systems. Learn how your product could outperform its competitors, too.

 

Keynote:

Jens Peter de Pedro, Play Designer, Toca Boca

10:15-10:45AM

Touching the YouTube Generation

See some of the biggest (and smallest) names in the kids biz showcase their new wares. A deep dive into the new product launches and technologies enabling innovation in the kids’ marketplace.

 

Panelists:

Eric Levin, Founder & CEO, M5 Consulting, Inc.

10:45-11:15AM

Audience Challenge: Sparkathon with Anna Van Slee

Gary’s Book Club authors Anna van Slee and Carolyn Chandler do for your imagination what the hackathon did for coding. With special guest UX guru Hala Hemayssi.

 

Moderator:

Anna van Slee, Author, Otherdoor Entertainment

 

Panelists:

Carolyn Chandler, Co-Founder, ADMCi

11:30 AM - 12:30PM

The Family Tech World according to Pogue

Yahoo Tech columnist offers his unique take on family life in digital times.

 

Keynote:

David Pogue, Founder, Yahoo Tech

1:30-2:00 PM

Master Class With the Spin Master

Ben Varadi, one of Spin Master’s founders, knows a good deal when he sees one. Learn how he thinks about separating the wheat from the chaff and building lasting brands that connect with kids.

 

Keynote:

Ben Varadi, Director of Communications, Spin Master

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Meet the Digital Inventors

Hear the success stories of some of the industry’s greatest inventors of products and services in the family arena.

 

Moderator:

Tom Dusenberry, Founder/CEO, Dusenberry Entertainment, Inc.

 

Panelists:

Richard Gottlieb, CEO, Global Toy Experts
Don Inmon, Co-Founder and President, pi lab
Michael Subhan, Vice Presidet, Marketing, SnapOne, Inc.

2:30-3:15PM

Tech That Makes You A Better You

From the kitchen, to your beauty regime, to keeping the family organized, technology is right there helping you achieve your personal and family best.

 

Moderator:

Andrea Smith, Exec Producer MommyTech TV, Living in Digital Times

 

Panelists:

Diane Otter, Editor In Chief & VP, WhatToExpect.com
Chris Hulls, Co-Founder and CEO, Life360

3:30-4:30PM

Is Your Smart Home Too Smart

The Internet internet of Tthings and smart home automation from the consumer’s POV.

 

Panelists:

Dan Brulé, Breath Therapist, INNOVZEN
Ben Artis, Strategic Partnerships, Connected Home, Whirlpool Corporation

4:30 - 5:00PM

Wearable Women

Fashion and tech converge converge to make a statement like none before!

 

Moderator:

Heidi Forbes Öste, Global Social Strategist & Researcher, 2BalanceU

 

Panelists:

Oskar Kalmaru, CMO, Narrative
Patrick Donohue , Founder & Chief Executive Officer, HearNotes Inc.

6:00-7:30PM

The Annual KAPi (KidsAtPlay Interactive) Awards and Cocktail Reception