[email protected] Summit
Friday, January 6

Building a Digital Age Toy Industry

Playing with AR and VR, having a robot buddy, coding your own entertainment, and using YouTube as your encyclopedia, we look at every facet of building the coolest worlds for digital kids to experience.

8:00am to 9:00am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

New Life for the Toy Industry?

Over-scheduled kids, competition for prime shelf space, hurting brick-and-mortar storefronts, and the parental battle with clutter and cash are challenging toy and tech companies alike. We’ll look at how new technologies can build a vibrant toy culture.

Moderator:
President and Founder
Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc
Panelists:
Vice President
The Red Balloon Toy Store
Contributor
Forbes
CEO
Wonder Workshop
President/Co-Founder
pi lab - Edwin the Duck
President
ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association)
CEO
Dynepic
2017 The Trendsetter’s Look at Connected Kids

The predictions are in! Augmented/virtual reality, toys with built-in AI, curated content channels, learning to code through play, robots and drones are all big news. We debut the best ideas and products for 2017.

9:00am to 9:20am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

A Kid’s Best Friend: Exploring Tech Companions

They dance, they sing, they know your child as well as you do. Meet your new best friend.

Panelists:
CEO
Elemental Path
CEO/Co-Founder
pi lab - Edwin the Duck
CEO
AvatarMind
9:20am to 9:40am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Mission2Code: Robots teach 21st Century Skills

Coding is the must have skill for kids. How do you make it engaging?

Panelists:
CEO
Wonder Workshop
CTO
WowWee
9:40am to 10:00am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic and…programming?: Code, Build, Play

Training the next generation of builders.

Panelists:
CEO
Robolink
Design Director
LEGO Group
CEO & Co-Founder
Technology Will Save Us
10:00am to 10:20am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Tablets & Screens: Their place in childhood

What’s new in screentime?

Panelists:
Director, Amazon Kids & Family
Amazon
CEO
Square Panda
Presenters:
SVP, Global Trends
Dubit
10:20am to 10:40am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Augmented Reality and Storytelling

This is the year when AR comes natural to kids.

Speakers:
Vice President Production
Spin Master Studios
Director of Technology
Tilt
Chief Executive Officer
YoungZone Co., Ltd.
10:40am to 10:55am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Review of Emerging Trends and the Screenless Kids

Dean will make sense of the trends and patterns discussed and demoed and what it means for the youth of today to be screenless and connected.

Speakers:
lead writer for GamesBeat
VentureBeat
10:55am to 11:15am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Pokémon GO and the rise of Real World Gaming

Last summer Niantic and the Pokémon company launched the augmented reality game, which instantly became a worldwide sensation. Find out how they did it.

Moderator:
lead writer for GamesBeat
VentureBeat
Speakers:
Global Marketing Lead - Pokémon GO and Ingress
Niantic, Inc.
11:15am to 11:30am
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

BREAK

11:30am to 12:00pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Randi Zuckerberg On the DOT

Mom Entrepreneur, Industrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson Company and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Sprout team up to spark a dialog to help navigate kids’ relationship with technology.

Speakers:
Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media
Executive Producer of Dot. on Sprout
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

FREE PLAY TIME:

Calling all big kids to get some hands on time with our hand picked favories.

Moderator:
Founder
Living in Digital Times
12:30pm to 1:00pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

LUNCH

Stay and PLAY (Lunch available for purchase)

Meet the Connected Family

We love all families, especially the connected ones.

1:00pm to 1:15pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Where do we go from here?

Kids will always be kids, but technology is changing rapidly. How do we reconcile new technologies like AR, VR and AI with some traditional views of keeping kids safe. An open forum for change.

Moderator:
Founder
Living in Digital Times
Speakers:
Trust & Safety Consultant
Consultant
1:15pm to 1:45pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

David Pogue’s Tech Take 2017

David Pogue has been delighting readers and viewers with his very personal, often wacky take on consumer technology. Come hear what’s on his tech-obsessed mind and how it changes the family dynamic.

Speakers:
Yahoo Tech
Yahoo!
New Tech’s Effect on Family Life

The family dynamic has changed thanks to social media. At its best it creates strong intergeneration family ties and bonds. At its worst, in wrecks havoc. Time for some amazing stories and amazing studies about the role of the media in our lives.

1:45pm to 2:30pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

5 Lifehacks for Tech-Centric Families

Tech has changed family life; our jobs are to make the change compelling and positive. Find out how these tech experts improve the bottom line by giving family’s tech they can use.

Moderator:
CEO
BSM Media, Inc.
Panelists:
Senior Vice President
Seagate
CEO
Keeper Security Inc.
Author, Researcher, Founder
Raising Digital Natives
Global Social Strategy Manager
HP
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Creating Family Bonds Through Technology

The mobile phone and internet communications have become the glue for modern family life. From connecting generations and checking in, to creating memories and surviving the day it’s all about the phone meeting the family.

Moderator:
VP Innovation
AARP
Panelists:
Section Editor
CNET
Co- founder & CEO
Picniic
Chief Business Officer
Circle with Disney
VP Product Management
Ooma
3:15pm to 3:30pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

BREAK

The Connected Home

Infants and toddler tech, teen gear favs, wearables for mom and dad, and staying in touch with grandma… tech is a family affair from birth on.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

IoT and the Connected Family

A new generation of home appliances, robotic helpers, voice-activated controls and personal assistants are turning our homes into extensions of ourselves. Discover how IoT and smart home services are changing the face of modern homes.

Moderator:
Editorial Director
Tom's Guide / Laptop Mag
Panelists:
CEO & Co Founder
TrackR
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Comcast Xfinity Home
Vice President of Smart Home Product Marketing
Samsung Electronics America
Founder and CEO
Kolibree
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

FamilyTech and the Age of Wearables

No longer confined to your desktop or lap, your computing power may be worn on your wrist, embedded in your clothing, or built into your jewelry or watch. Let’s see how wearables are changing parenting.

Moderator:
Tech and Fashion Editor
Marie Claire
Panelists:
Co-Founder Wearsafe Labs
Wearsafe Labs
Co-Founder
Sqord, Inc.
CEO & Co-Founder
SCOTTeVEST
CEO
Moff Inc.
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

BREAK

KAPi
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4301

Annual KAPi (KidsAtPlay Interactive) Awards & Cocktail Reception

Join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review as we present the 8th 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]

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