Last week at the Smart Kitchen Summit, DMZ editor Richard Gunther moderated two of several panels with experts from the space discussing their perspectives on the smart kitchen.
As host of the Digital Media Zone’s home automation podcast, Home: On, Richard brought industry familiarity to the panels he moderated—one on how the kitchen could be a new vector for attracting consumers to smart home technology and the other on how retailers can best sell smart kitchen products.
You can view Richard’s panels below, or see all of the videos from the day’s events.
Michael Wolf of Next Market Insights, the event’s organizer, also appears on the latest episode of Home: On sharing some of his thoughts and insights on the smart kitchen.
Smart Kitchen: Starting Point for the Smart Home Consumer?
In this panel, Richard is joined by Kevin Garton, the CMO of Zonoff; Peter Taylor, the Head of Global Product Management at WeMo; and Jack Suvak, Senior Director of Consumer & Market Insights at Moen.
The point of discussion: the smart home is a confusing mix of technologies, products, and platforms, leading to consumer confusion. Where do you start? Could the kitchen be an unexpected entry point for this market?
Selling the Smart Kitchen
In this panel, Richard is joined by Williams-Sonoma President Janet Hayes, and Amazon’s General Manager and Category Leader for Home Improvement, Matt Furlong.
The point of discussion: Kitchen products are a multi-billion dollar market. How can connected kitchen retailing change how the kitchen is sold, and how do you developer a brand in the smart kitchen?