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IoTC Webinar Series | Smart Homes Call for Smart Kitchens
Smart Homes Call for Smart Kitchens
The age of the smart kitchen and the service economy is upon us. The kitchen is one of the few rooms in a home that tech companies haven’t yet conquered.
As our modern lives become busier than ever, the trend goes towards efficient and convenient kitchens for a smarter, faster meal and improved lifestyle rather than just a designer-kitchen defined by colors, textures, materials and style.
From Alexa-enabled refrigerators that sync with your smartphone, to WiFi-connected coffee machines preparing your morning coffee as soon as you wake up, or concept ovens with augmented reality and transparent touch screens; our reliance on technology has resulted in some very exciting product developments, and the kitchen is steadily becoming the most high-tech and complex room in the house.
This session addresses how kitchen appliance manufacturers can work towards a unified, seamless cooking experience, adapted to consumer’s buying behavior of buying individual appliances.
Jason is Head of Global IoT at the Whirlpool Corporation with responsibility of both strategy and delivery across all categories, brands and markets.
Over his 15+ year career, he has gained leadership experiences in product development, category management, marketing, finance and strategy.
Prior to Whirlpool, he worked in management consulting and has worked in retail, automotive, and consumer product goods sectors.
He received his MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (his proud hometown city) and also serves on the Yummly Advisory Board
Ian Greenblatt leads J.D. Power’s Technology, Media and Telecom Intelligence, including a new IoT sub- practice. With in-depth industry expertise, Ian drives market strategy across the rapidly converging landscape, which encompasses the entire communication sector. He is a champion for the voice of the customer with industry players of all sizes and his goal is to deliver actionable insights to clients, so they can delight their customers at every opportunity.
Ian comes to J.D. Power from his own consulting practice, where he provided strategy and board of directors’ guidance to public companies. Prior to that, he served as VP, Strategy & Business
Development at ARRIS and was responsible for content strategy and business development at Motorola Mobility, a division of Google. As a serial entrepreneur, he has launched two start-ups, including Zattoo and Broadbus.
Ian earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.
Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices serving North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. J.D. Power is a portfolio company of XIO Group, a global alternative investments and private equity firm headquartered in London, and is led by its four founders: Athene Li, Joseph Pacini, Murphy Qiao and Carsten Geyer.
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Participating presenters were:
- Maddie Callis (MasterCard): Citizen Engagement in Smart Cities
- Chris Rezendes (Contaxt Labs) & John Walsh (Blackridge): Energy Usage and Utility Innivation
- Jeff Kaelin (Avis Budget) & Andy Souders (All Traffic Solutions): The sharing economy and emerging forms of urban mobility and innovation
- Lani Ingram (Verizon): The Smart City Evolution – What Cities need to know