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How the Smart Home is Distrupting Housewares (And What To Do About It)

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

The connected home is ushering unprecedented change into the housewares industry, challenging product makers, retailers and purchasers to reinvent themselves or get left behind. This panel of thought leaders will identify key trends impacting the housewares market and discuss strategies to deal with rapid change and succeed in the era of the connected home. 


  • Mike Wolf - creator of the Smart Kitchen Summit, host of the Smart Kitchen Show podcast and founder of NextMarket Insights, a research and advisory firm focused on the connected home


  • Carley Knobloch – Technology and digital lifestyle expert & host for HGTV’s Smart Home
  • Chris Young – Founder, Managing Director at ChefSteps, a food and technology company
  • Nathan Smith – Founder, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Wink, a smart home technology company