Smart Kitchen Summit announces 2016 dates & launches the Smart Kitchen Advisory Council

With council leadership from Good Housekeeping, ChefSteps, Serious Eats, designer Johnny Grey and startup June, the 2nd annual Smart Kitchen Summit 2016 will take place from October 5-6, 2016.

Seattle, WA – March 1, 2016 –Smart Kitchen Summit, the premier connected kitchen event tackling the technology and design convergence that’s changing how we eat, buy, store and interact with our food, will take place October 5-6, 2016 in Seattle, WA. Now in its second year, the Smart Kitchen Summit will again bring together a powerhouse line-up of startups, leaders and innovators in the food tech, smart home, housewares, kitchen design, commerce and more for a an evening reception and keynote on October 5 followed by a day-long event on October 6 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the Seattle waterfront.

This year, the event’s thematic focus will be led by NextMarket Insights founder and chief analyst Michael Wolf, along with the Smart Kitchen Summit Advisory Council. The 2016 Smart Kitchen Summit will explore topics and themes including:

  • The Internet of Food and the move to corral data and intelligence from the things we eat
  • AI, machine learning and how it’s transforming the methods and tools we use to cook and prepare food
  • The reinvention of the kitchen as a living and activity space within the home

Advisory council members include Sharon Franke, Director of the Kitchen Appliances & Technology Lab for the Good Housekeeping Institute, Chris Young, renowned chef and cofounder of ChefSteps, Johnny Grey, world famous designer specializing in kitchens,  J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats and author of The Food Lab, and Nikhil Bhogal, Co-Founder & CTO of June.

With an incredibly successful launch event in 2015, the Smart Kitchen Summit included brands and speakers from companies like Anova, Moen, Jarden, Williams-Sonoma, National Kitchen & Bath Association, Cuisinart and Belkin. The Summit’s second year will feature an even broader range of leaders from IoT and tech to housewares and appliance experts and those deeply involved in kitchen design and function.

The Smart Kitchen Summit is accepting proposals for speakers and panelists for the event; companies interested in sponsorship or speaking opportunities are invited to email

Don’t miss the opportunity to get early bird tickets, now through May 31. If you are interested in obtaining a press pass for the event, let us know! Send an email to for info.

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About Smart Kitchen Summit

Created in 2015 by smart home and IoT veteran analyst Michael Wolf, the Smart Kitchen Summit is the first and only event dedicated to the intersection of tech, food, design and commerce in the connected kitchen space. The Smart Kitchen Summit aims to be the annual forum for leaders and C-level executives across the kitchen, design, smart home and housewares industries to discuss trends, develop partnerships and envision the future of this emerging market. The 2016 Smart Kitchen Summit will be held October 5-6 in Seattle, WA.

About NextMarket Insights

Founded by Michael Wolf, NextMarket Insights is a strategy and research firm focused on emerging technologies. Wolf and the NextMarket team advise clients in the areas of Internet of Things, smart home, smart kitchen and digital media. NextMarket provides strategic guidance for the industry’s leading companies through syndicated research, strategy consulting, newsletters and events. Nextmarket Insights is also home to Technology.FM, the podcast network for such shows as The Smart Home Show, Smart Kitchen Show and more.

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