CE Week 2017: Experts Reveal Insights on the Future of Connected Technology
Connected technology is, arguably, one of the hottest topics in consumer electronics right now. We’re at a point where the smart home, smart car, and other smart gadgets (those in the wearables and health/wellness space) are ready to collide. This new connected lifestyle promises to provide consumers a more convenient way of living that is catered to their needs and can predict their every move—from inside their own homes, to their offices, and beyond.
But for as great as all of this technology seems to be, there are a lot of hurdles that need to be overcome by manufacturers of the technology, the consumers who use it, and the retailers who sell it. Some that come to mind: education around how to use these products and their importance; security and data privacy concerns from a consumer perspective; and the need to improve overall adoption of this technology.
Those topics and more were discussed during a recent panel at CE Week 2017 in New York City. The Connected Lifestyles Panel at CE Week featured representatives from manufacturers across the spectrum: Ted Cardenas, VP of marketing in the Car Electronics Division at Pioneer Electronics; Colin Marshall, VP at Fantem, which manufactures the Oomi smart home system; and Avner Halperin, CEO of EarlySense Ltd., a medical-device company that develops contact-free monitoring solutions.