Everything is Connected: How to build products and ecosystems for a connected age
Everything is connected, so what does it mean to build a product today?
An internet connection changes what it means to build a product. When a device connects to the internet or simply other devices, the company making it goes from building a device to building a relationship. And relationships take work. Today’s businesses and the products they build aren’t structured for these ongoing relationships and the act of refreshing a service delivered through a piece of hardware.
At this event, we discussed what it means when a company builds a device to deliver a service and what happens when that product ends up as part of an ecosystem of other devices. We discussed how to build those ecosystems, what companies need to consider when designing products for an ecosystem, and what stands in the way of this new way of conducting business.
How do you deliver a service, not a product?
- Michele Chambers Turner, Sr. Director, Smart Home Ecosystem at Google
- Kieran Hannon, Chief Marketing Officer of OpenPath
- Matt Van Horn, CEO of June Life
In business, it’s all about the ecosystem
- Pilgrim Beart, CEO and founder of Device Pilot
- Irene Petrick, Senior Director of Industrial Innovation at Intel Corporation
- Ginger Smith, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Honeywell Connected Enterprise
Roundtable 1: How to build corporate partnerships around data sharing, device integrations and connected services 10:50-11:30 AM PDT/ 1:50-2:30 PM EDT
Join product managers, developers, and experts from the enterprise and industrial world to learn how to think about your digital transformation and how to slot your connected devices and services into other platforms and ecosystems. We’ll have Ginger Smith from Honeywell, Irene Petrick from Intel, Jason Shepherd from Zededa, and more to share detailed examples and strategies.
Roundtable 2: How to build a connected product for the home 10:50-11:30 AM PDT/ 1:50-2:30 PM EDT
If you’re building a connected device designed for the home, you’ll want to join product managers and developers who have experience working across several ecosystems to discuss how to design and build a product destined for an environment you can’t control. Join folks from Google, 3M, and other consumer brands to discuss what they have learned building for the home and for the big ecosystems out there.
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