2018 Agenda

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2018 FamilyTech/[email protected] Summit
Wednesday, January 10

The Changing Business of Play and Learning

In raising a tech-savvy next generation, we need a keen understanding of play and learning. Play experts and EdTech giants collaborate to shape future-ready kids.    

8:45am - 8:50am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Welcome

To the Human Touch of Tech in Kids and Family of Today.

Welcome:
Founder
Living in Digital Times
Producer
Living in Digital Times
Editor
Children's Technology Review
Speakers:
Robot
Hanson Robotics
8:50am - 9:35am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Is Play the Secret Sauce?

Traditional playtime spent outside has been shrinking while digital play has been increasing. In the age of technology, we must “put real ‘play’ into high tech toys” like VR, AR, and drones to provide what kids need to succeed.

Moderator:
Executive Vice President
The Toy Association
Speakers:
VP, PBS KIDS Digital
PBS
Psychologist
Dr. E... Presents
Director, Child Development and Learning
Mattel
9:35am - 9:45am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Tech and Individualized Instruction: Empowering Early Literacy

Developing a strong reading foundation is critical. Through technology, a child’s learning experience can be transformed and personalized to their needs. Explore, brain science research on reading development, models to predict reading outcomes and the importance of individualized learning.

Speakers:
Director of Educational Research and Curriculum
Square Panda Inc.
9:45am - 10:15am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Is STEM A Four Letter Word?

We can teach kids myriad technical skills, and they’ll need them—coding, robotics, you name it—but the toys that spur on the next generation’s innovators combine knowledge and technique with creativity, artistry, and imagination. What’s the key to truly transformative learning?

Moderator:
Author/Curriculum Writer/YouTube Personality
Code.org
Speakers:
Chief Product Officer
Pai Technology
President
American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
CEO
Electroninks/Circuit Scribe
10:15am - 10:45am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Everyday Learning: EDTech Times Perspective

Parents teach healthy habits and good clean fun every day at home. What does gamification of a laborious task, off-screen board-games, and hand on robotics provide children while at play? Learning at home of course. Ed Tech Times weighs in on the future.

Moderator:
CEO
EdTech Times
Speakers:
Product Manager
Learning Resources
Root Robotics
CEO
Founder/CEO
Kolibree
CEO
Beyond Screen Limited
10:45am - 11:15am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Revolutionizing Youth Sports Training with Wearables

Learn how a smartwatch uses performance algorithms with haptic feedback to provide critical training analytics for kids to create the perfect basketball shot, compete with friends, and even share with coaches.

Moderator:
President
Ypulse
Speakers:
Owner/ Creator
ShotDoctor
CEO
Dynepic, Inc.
11:15am - 11:30am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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AR/VR and Robotics: Code, Build, and Play

Immersive, personalized worlds are providing new dimensions of creativity for kids. Coding, maker products and other new technologies can engage kids and further connect them to one another. 

11:30am - 11:45am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Making Confident Explorers of the Online World

To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Learn how we’ve used gameplay and student empowerment to helps kids be Internet Awesome.

Speakers:
Program Lead, Be Internet Awesome
Google
11:45am - 12:05pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Technology & Toys: The Toy Industry Looks Ahead

As tech and toys converge, we need to see what the future holds when it comes to innovation, policy and protection. Join toy manufacturers and the industry behind them as they peer into the future.

Moderator:
EVP, External Affairs
Toy Association
Speakers:
Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP
12:05pm - 12:15pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Future of Play: Creating a kid-friendly VR/AR ecosystem

The future of play is filled with magical experiences that help make kids smarter, more creative and more collaborative – learn how MERGE is creating the future of play everyday by designing a kid-friendly, virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that merges physical and digital worlds.

Speakers:
VP, Creative
MERGE
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Kids, Parents and Tech: Lessons from Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids is a new video chat and messaging app for kids under 13. In this session, Facebook Product Management Director Loren Cheng will explain how more than a year’s worth of research and thousands of conversations with kids, parents, child development experts informed his team’s development process.

Speakers:
Product Development Director
Facebook
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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Entertaining and Parenting Mobile Natives

Cloud and mobile natives are dominating the web. Between Finstagrams, emojis, fake news, and streaming services, “the Youth” can almost seem a different species. We explore the most fascinating GenZ trends, from the inspired to the weird. 

1:00pm - 1:20pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

The State of the Digital Kid

“Mobile Natives” is right. Our kids are so immersed in technology these days, it’s become nearly a language to them. Finstagrams and the Snap Map are just the beginning. Learn how your kids are reshaping the culture and the future.

Speakers:
President
Ypulse
1:20pm - 1:40pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Digital Games for the Benefit of Society

Digital games on mobile devices are among the most powerful media of the 21st century. It’s now grown to a $99 billion industry globally, reaching over 67% of American families. Asi makes his case for How Video Games Can Save the World.

Speakers:
CEO
Power Play
1:40pm - 2:00pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Cross-Platform Domination Strategies

WWE engages youth consumer with family-friendly cross-platform compelling content on the screen and in the ring. Learn how Social media and gaming provide superior storytelling that lifts the rope and invites the youth of today to engage with the brand.

Moderator:
Founder
Living in Digital Times
Speakers:
Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer
WWE
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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2:15pm - 2:45pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Turn the Ordinary Home into A Smart One: Minimize Pain and Maximize Gain

Everyone wants a smart home that is convenient, protects, saves money and provides peace of mind. We will discuss what is a smart home, how it adds to home value and how it offers convenience. It’s time to make your home work for you.

Moderator:
Editor
Stacey on IoT
Speakers:
Managing Director
Techstars
General Manager and Senior Vice President, Xfinity Home
Comcast Xfinity Home
CEO
STRATIS
2:45pm - 3:00pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Putting Parents in the Driver’s Seat

Family Link helps parents stay in the loop as their child explores on an Android device. Learn how they’ve combined easy-to-use tools and in-app education to help kids explore safely while enabling parents to set digital ground rules for the family.

Speakers:
Senior Product Manager
Google
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Fanatomy: Taking Kids from Passive to Passionate

Having kids “like” you isn’t enough; success is often driven by devoted and active fans. Explore with us Dubit’s “fanatomy” model – the anatomy of your audience – with insights from Netflix into how they’re deepening engagement with young people.

Speakers:
SVP, Global Trends
Dubit
Content Strategy Manager - Kids, Teens, & Family
Netflix
3:15pm - 3:30pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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Taking Back Your Time with Tech

Carving out “me” time or shared experiences — we use tech tools in the car, on the wrist and in the home to stay connected and balanced. In a high-tech world, family still matters most.   

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

The Real You

Imagine if tech and automation could provide you a healthy night’s sleep, comfort knowing your pet’s nutrition is spot on, and your home and loved-ones are safe and sound. Then, you could take a moment for the real you.

Moderator:
Senior Editor
CNET
Speakers:
Managing Member
KidsConnect
Founder and CEO
Petrics, Inc.
Founder and CEO
GoKid Corp.
Director of Product - SleepIQ Technology
Sleep Number
Director of Product Management
Ooma Inc.
4:15pm - 4:30pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Loving + Learning with Robots

As AI continues to advance, it’s essential we teach our kids about the collaborative, creative, and compassionate potential of robots. Genius machines capable of learning and loving will help us address some of humanity’s most challenging problems and work with us in realizing an unimaginably wondrous future.

Speakers:
Founder & CEO
Hanson Robotics
Robot
Hanson Robotics
Presenters:
Robot
Hanson Robotics
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Using Tech to Better Bond with Baby

Close attachment can prevent diseases, boost immunity, and enhance IQ in babies. Join us as we explore how technology and data analytics are helping build stronger bonds between mother and baby at home in both the first world and in third world countries.

Moderator:
Director, Good Housekeeping Institute
Good Housekeeping
Speakers:
Senior Vice President and Digital Technology Leader
Philips
Chief Operating Officer
Baby Center
Founder
Praekelt.org
Annual KAPi ([email protected] Interactive) Awards
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Annual KAPi ([email protected] Interactive) Awards

Join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review as we present the 10th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. The reception is by invitation-only. Interested attendees should contact [email protected] and press inquiries should be directed to [email protected].