Wednesday, October 5th

1:00 - 4:50 at Edgewater Hotel

Pre-Conference Workshops at the Edgewater Hotel (Cascade Room)

The pre-conference workshops are available to those who purchase event + workshop tickets.  You must have a ticket to the pre-conference workshop to attend. These tickets are limited availability given the small and interactive nature of workshops. These workshops are at the historic Edgewater Hotel in the Cascade Room (Map)

1:00-1:50: DESIGN: Choreographing an Emotionally Smart Kitchen

Speaker: Johnny Grey (Johnny Grey Studios), Jill Adams McDonough (Prevail Strategic Communications)

2:00-2:50: BUILD: Building and Bringing a Smart Kitchen Product to Market

Moderator: Aaron Cohen (NYU); Speakers: Brendan Anderson (Char-Broil), Thomas Worley (DADO), Joe Behm (Behmor)

3:00-3:50: SELL: Retail Strategies in the Era of the Connected Kitchen

Moderator: Richard Gunther; Speakers: Michelle Baden Foss (Williams-Sonoma), Philip Raub ( b8ta), Michael Tankenoff (Anova Culinary)

4:00-4:50: FUND: Venture capital and funding for smart kitchen & foodtech startups

Moderator: Michael Wolf; Speakers: Brian Frank (FTW Ventures), Mark Valdez (Playground Global), Kevin Zhang (Upfront Ventures)

6:00-7:30

OPENING RECEPTION AND STARTUP SHOWCASE (EDGEWATER HOTEL OLYMPIC BALLROOM)

The evening reception will take place at the historic Edgewater Hotel Olympic Ballroom (MAP). 

 

Thursday, October 6th

The main conference sessions will be at Benaroya Hall

8:45 AM

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Michael Wolf, Creator and Curator, Smart Kitchen Summit

 

9:00-9:30

The Kitchen OS: Bridging Islands In The Connected Kitchen

Today's smart kitchen is a series of disparate platforms and experiences. Can technology help us bridge shopping, discovery, storage, prep and cooking? A discussion of creating a common 'smart kitchen stack'. 

Michael Wolf, NextMarket Insights and Smart Kitchen Summit

Kevin Brown, CEO, Innit

Charlotte Skidmore, Director of Energy & Environmental Policy, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Ben Harris, CEO, Drop

9:30-9:50

FROM FARM TO GLASS: BUILDING A SMART KITCHEN ECOSYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP

When Doug Evans decided to build a smart cold press juicer for the home, he built an entire fresh organic produce ecosystem to go with it.  In this interview, Doug relays lessons in building a smart kitchen product infrastructure from scratch. A case study in building a connected kitchen and foodtech business. 

Doug Evans, CEO, Juicero

Richard Gunther, Universal Mind

9:50-10:20

THE NEW FOOD NETWORK: FOOD MEDIA AND DISCOVERY IN THE AGE OF BUZZFEED

The number one video publisher in the world today is Buzzfeed's Tasty, which had almost 2 billion views in the month of May for its short how-to cooking videos made for the Millennial generation. In the age of apps and online video, cooking discovery and education is changing rapidly and this panel will explore what the Cooking Channel of tomorrow will look like. 

Ashlee Clark-Thompson, CNET

Tiffany Lo, Buzzfeed/Tasty

Kevin Yu, SideChef

Esmée Williams, AllRecipes

10:20-11:00

Morning Break

Sponsor Workshop: Sneak Preview: Guided Cooking With Hestan Cue

Norcliffe Founders Room

11:00-11:20

Good to Great: The Next Chapter of the Smart Kitchen

Stephen Svajian, CEO, Anova Culinary

11:20-11:45

Modernist Cuisine 2016: A Conversation with Nathan Myhrvold

When Nathan Myhrvold published Modernist Cuisine in 2011, it helped launch the food science into the fast-growing movement it is today . Many of techniques and technologies Myhrvold discussed in his book, such as precision cooking and sous vide, have become popular in professional and home kitchens and laid the foundation for some of the fastest growing emerging kitchen technology categories today.

Wilson Rothman, Personal Technology Editor, Wall Street Journal

Nathan Myhrvold, Founder, The Cooking Lab, Author, Modernist Cuisine

 

11:45-12:15

THE SELF-DRIVING OVEN: THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL DEFINE THE KITCHEN

Kitchen appliances are no longer the staid, boring white boxes of yesterday. The arrival of big data, AI, cloud, advanced sensors and connectivity is creating intelligent cooking, storage and food preparation systems.  We talk about how the kitchen appliances will evolve over the next decade. 

David Kender, Senior VP of Content, Reviewed.com

Steve Brown, General Manager, Jenn-Air

Nikhil Bhogal, CTO, June

Paul Bristow, Sr Product Manager, GE Appliances

12:15-12:35

Alexa, Make Dinner: The Future of Kitchen Interfaces

The ability to use your voice to discover recipes, shop for food and interact with your cooking tools is a future that's easier to envision due to the success of Alexa and the Amazon Echo. Charlie Kindel, who has been building home technology products for 20 years and now runs product development for Amazon Alexa’s Smart Home capabilities, will discuss how voice as a natural user interface for the home and how Amazon Echo customers are using voice in their kitchens today.

Charlie Kindel, Director, Amazon Alexa Smart Home

 

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12:35-1:35

Lunch

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

The afternoon breakout sessions are concurrent content tracks that break out talks and panels by market/business and science & technology.  Attendees will be able to choose which sessions to attend and can switch between tracks during the breaks between each session. Video of each track will be available for attendees so they can see content from both tracks after the Summit. 

Business Model & Market Track (Recital hall)

1:40-2:00: Inside Campbell's Soup Test Kitchen: How One Brand Is Preparing For the Future (TALK)

Jane Freiman, Campbells Soup

2:10-2:40: Kitchen Commerce, Big Data & Connected Food Platforms (PANEL)

Aaron Cohen, NYUGoran Kukic, VP Digital Services, North America, NestléTony Ciepiel, Vitamix, Mike Wallace, Perfect Company

2:50-3:10: Research From Good Housekeeping: Is The CEO of the Home Ready for a Kitchen that Talks Back to Her? (TALK)

Sharon Franke, Director Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab, Good Housekeeping

3:20-3:50 The Subscription Kitchen: Connected Kitchen and Home Delivery (PANEL)

Brita Rosenheim, Rosenheim AdvisorsDavid Rabie, CEO, Tovala; Kevin Yu, CEO, SideChefDaniel Rausch, Amazon Dash

Science & Tech Track (Norcliffe founder's room)

1:40-2:00 Forget Platforms: Building a Killer Smart Kitchen Product (TALK)

Darren Vengroff, Chief Scientist, Hestan Cue

2:10-2:40 The Smart Bar: HomeBrew to BartenderBots (PANEL)

Jenny McGrath, Editor, Digital Trends; Bill Mitchell, PicoBrew; Ryan Close, Bartesian

2:50-3:10 Personal Produce: The Home Food Grow Revolution (TALK)

Jennifer Broutin Farah, CEO, SproutsIO

3:20-3:50 The Cooking Automation Continuum: From Guided Cooking to The Cooking Robot (PANEL)

Michael Wolf, Smart Kitchen Summit; Darren Vengroff, Hestan; Timothy Chen, Sereneti Kitchen, Ehsan Alipour, CEO, Oliso

 

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3:50-4:30

Afternoon Networking Break

Sponsor Workshop:  Talking Nerdy with Anova: Connecting People Through Connected Cooking

Norcliffe Founders Room

4:30-5:00

The Chefs: Taking Cutting Edge Cuisine From The Restaurant To the Consumer

The professional kitchen is where many of today's cutting edge and emerging cooking technologies are born. We talk to three of the world's leading culinary experts to see what they're excited about and what's next for the professional - and eventually consumer - kitchen. 

Brian Frank, FTW Ventures

J. Kenji López-Alt, Serious Eats

Phillip Tessier, Head Coach, Bocuse d'Or Team USA 2017, Culinary Director, Hestan Smart Cooking

Chris Young, CEO, ChefSteps

5:00-5:20

Cooking Up Tomorrow's Kitchen: Trends in Technology, Lifestyle and Design


Carley Knobloch has toured a lot of kitchens with an eye toward making them smarter, and more beautiful. Drawing upon her knowledge of technology and kitchen design and style trends, Carley will cook up the ultimate kitchen: From appliances and materials to space planning and futuristic touches, with takeaways for product designers and technologists along the way.  

Carley Knobloch, Host, HGTV Smart Home

5:20-5:50

Recipe For Disruption: Building A Startup For The Next Billion Dollar Kitchen Category

Building a successful startup for the kitchen requires identifying a consumer need, finding product-market fit and finding the right balance between running lean and being able to scale if demand hits that much sought after inflection point. We discuss the challenges and opportunities around building a smart kitchen startup in 2016. 

 

Stacey Higginbotham, IoT Podcast

Steve Svajian, CEO, Anova Culinary

Taylor Dawson, Product Evangelist, GE's FirstBuild

Michael Hughes, Director, Hardware Technology and Design, Indiegogo

5:50

Summit Closing Statements and Thank You

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6:00-7:00

Happy Hour