Seattle, WA - July 2016 - The Smart Kitchen Summit, the first and only connected kitchen event to tackle the technology and design convergence that's changing how we eat, buy, store and interact with our food, has announced the schedule of panels and speakers for the 2016 event. The Smart Kitchen Summit will bring together start-ups, leaders and innovators for an evening reception followed by a day-long event on October 5 and 6 at in Seattle.
This year's panelists represent leaders across industries such as food tech, kitchen retail and commerce, consumer technology, food & home media and kitchen design, including:
- Charlie Kindel, Director, Amazon Alexa Smart Home
- Janet Hayes, President, Williams-Sonoma
- Alejandro Pena, President, Jarden
- Wilson Rothman, Personal Technology Editor, Wall Street Journal
- Nathan Myhrvold, Founder, The Cooking Lab, Author, Modernist Cuisine
- Goran Kukic, VP Digital Services, North America, Nestlé
- Steve Brown, GM of Jenn-Air
- Carley Knobloch, Host, HGTV Smart Home
- Steve Svajian, CEO, Anova Culinary
Panels, solo presenters and keynotes will tackle a myriad of topics including the emergence of guided cooking systems, AI and Big Data and how they're transforming the way we cook and eat, innovations in kitchen appliances and gadgets and reinventing retail in a connected era.
The evening before the summit will feature an evening cocktail reception and opening keynote along with an exclusive startup showcase. The showcase will feature 15 startups in food tech or smart kitchen and will be carefully curated by Smart Kitchen Summit advisers. Chosen startups will be given a demonstration space at the event, which will draw over 400 leaders in this space, as well as two tickets to the opening night event.
Smart kitchen startups interested in attending can apply online.
The 2nd annual Smart Kitchen Summit is sponsored by some of the premiere brands across food, retail, tech, appliances and commerce, including:
About Smart Kitchen Summit
The Smart Kitchen Summit is the premiere event from NextMarket Insights, a strategy and research firm focused on emerging technologies, advising clients in the area of smart and connected home and emerging personal technologies such as wearables, digital entertainment and distribution. Founded by smart home expert & veteran analyst Michael Wolf, NextMarket specializes in product strategy, mergers & acquisitions, marketing and syndicated and custom research in these areas. Nextmarket Insights is also home to Technology.FM, the podcast network for such shows as The Smart Home Show, The Smart Kitchen Show, Home: On and HomeTech.FM.