NEW YORK, December 11, 2014— In 2015, families with kids under 18 years old are leading the charge in acquiring the newest gadgets and devices, including wearables, entertainment, home appliances and mobile devices. Recent statistics show that families with children are more likely to purchase wearable tech and twice more likely to purchase a 3D printer in the next year than non-parents. Explore these new technologies and their effect on families’ day-to-day lives at the FamilyTech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES® on January 7, 2015 in Las Vegas (8:30am - 5:00pm in the Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2006). The morning conference sessions are devoted to kids; the afternoon to families.
“Families are highly motivated to use technology to make their lives more manageable and to stay connected with each other,” said Robin Raskin, founder and CEO of Living in Digital Times. “This year’s crop of products that combine technologies like Bluetooth, mobile devices and long-life battery lives are making it easier for families to manage everything from cooking their dinner to monitoring the safety of their home with tech enhanced products.”
At the conference, attendees will get to delve into the Internet of Things’ impact on the home and learn about new health, beauty and wearables for the family.
On the show floor attendees will experience what’s in store for this year’s Jetson-like families with a look at smart homes: Whirlpool’s kitchen of the future, Motorola’s remote monitoring systems, SAFE’s wearable technology and INNOVZEN’s novel O2CHAIR are just a few of the attractions. Attendees will also be able to preview new wireless technologies from HearNotes Inc., Hero, TrackR, Tricella and Kolibree, each taking wireless to new levels.
Featured in the midst of the show floor will be MommyTech TV, produced by media personality and technology expert Andrea Smith, who will be reporting on CES technology from a women’s point of view. Press interested in incorporating the videos can visit MommyTech TV.
Session highlights include:
Tech That Makes You’re a Better You: From the kitchen, to beauty regimes, to keeping the family organized, join Andrea Smith, executive producer of MommyTech TV, and fellow industry leaders as they explore how technology is helping consumers achieve their personal and family best. Panelists include: Diane Otter, editor in chief and VP of WhatToExpect.com; Urška Sršen, co-founder and head of product at Bellabeat; Michael Wallace, Partner at Pure Imagination, LLC.
Making Moments Matter in a High Tech World: The home, not the office, is now the center of innovation. Join Avram Piltch, online editorial director at Laptop Magazine, as he speaks with Ben Artis of Whirlpool Corporation on how they work to make homes run more efficiently and how the smart home is affecting daily life.
Is Your Smart Home Too Smart: Avram Piltch, online editorial director at Laptop Magazine, will discuss the Internet of Things and smart home automation from the consumer’s point-of-view with panelists including: Dan Brulé, breath therapist at INNOVZEN; Chrostopher Herbert, CEO of TrackR; Rafi Haladjian, founder and CEO of Sen.se.
For updates on the intersection of technology and family life, follow FamilyTech Summit on Twitter at @FamTechSummit, “like” MommyTech Summit on Facebook and follow the hashtags #FamilyTechCES, #MommyTechTVCES and #KidsatPlayCES.
About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at the International CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, FitnessTech Summit, Lifelong Tech, Kids@Play Summit, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Battle of the Bands, and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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