Technology and Standards Spring Forum
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Technology and Standards Spring Forum

May 11-14, 2020 | Virtual Event

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Spring Technology & Standards Forum, hosted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, will be held in a virtual format.

Event Overview

Even during these unprecedented times, the technology industry continues to come together to innovate and address challenges.

Attend four days of informative webinars and virtual industry meetings discussing challenges and opportunities related to artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, a session on the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and business landscape, and more. 

Event Topics

Robotics
Over-the-top video
Augmented and virtual reality
Artificial intelligence
Health & fitness tech
And more ...

Watch: CTA Standards Committees Help Drive the Consumer Tech Industry

About Working Group Meetings

Working group meetings — covering topics from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence and digital therapeutics — are open to anyone who is interested. 

If you would like to join a working group meeting, register for a meeting below.

Working group members should have already received a calendar invite for their working group meetings. These calendar invites will be updated within the next week with instructions for joining the virtual meeting. 

Questions? Contact Catrina Akers.

Schedule

Check out the full schedule below, or jump to the sessions by day:

Monday, May 11

Scheduled events

Session Information

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10 AM - 4 PM

WAVE Project Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to the web application video ecosystem.   

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

Session Information

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10 AM - 4 PM

WAVE Project Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to the web application video ecosystem.   

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

11 AM - 12 PM

R11 WG7: Digital Therapeutics

Join industry experts for a discussion on the definition, application, use and performance requirements for digital therapeutics.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

Noon - 12:30 PM

COVID-19 Impact: The Current Landscape and a Look Ahead

COVID-19 is disrupting supply chains and manufacturing around the world. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a critical global issue, CTA analysts will address what the current data is telling us in this opening session — what areas of tech sector most affected and the role shifting societal behaviors play in this unprecedented health crisis. Join us for this important session to learn more about the impact of this outbreak on our industry.

Scheduled events
12:30 - 1:30 PM

R7: Consumer Electronics Networking

Join industry experts for a discussion related to network standards including communication between, to or from consumer electronic devices. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

1 - 2 PM

AI in Health Care Solutions: Beyond the Buzz

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is everywhere. Go beyond the buzz and learn from industry experts about how AI is already being used in health care and what the opportunities might be in the future.  

Speakers

Anthony Reina

Intel 

Nicola Kamath

Ginger

Simon MacGibbon

Myia Health

Riya Anandwala

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)

Scheduled events
2 - 3 PM

R13: Artificial Intelligence

Join industry experts for a discussion on standards related to artificial intelligence.  

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4:30 PM

R13 WG1: Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

Join industry experts for a discussion on standards related to artificial intelligence in health care.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4:30 PM

R14 WG1: Cybersecurity Baseline for Connected Devices

Join industry experts for a discussion related to baseline cybersecurity standards for connected devices. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

2 - 3 PM

R13: Artificial Intelligence

Join industry experts for a discussion on standards related to artificial intelligence.  

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4:30 PM

R13 WG1: Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

Join industry experts for a discussion on standards related to artificial intelligence in health care.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4:30 PM

R14 WG1: Cybersecurity Baseline for Connected Devices

Join industry experts for a discussion related to baseline cybersecurity standards for connected devices. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

4:30 - 5:30 PM

R14: Cybersecurity and Privacy Management

Join industry experts for a discussion related to areas of cybersecurity and privacy management, for developers of connected devices.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

Tuesday, May 12

Scheduled events

SESSION Information

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11 AM - 12:30 PM

TV Manufacturers Caucus (TVMC)

Join industry experts for a discussion related to CTA policy positions on regulatory issues affecting TV receivers. 

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Invitation only. 

Noon - 1 PM

R11 WG4: Consumer Stress Monitoring Technologies

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer stress monitoring technologies. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

SESSION Information

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11 AM - 12:30 PM

TV Manufacturers Caucus (TVMC)

Join industry experts for a discussion related to CTA policy positions on regulatory issues affecting TV receivers. 

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Invitation only. 

Noon - 1 PM

R11 WG4: Consumer Stress Monitoring Technologies

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer stress monitoring technologies. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

1 - 4 PM

R4: Video Systems Committee

Join industry experts for a discussion related to interface, interoperability, measurement and functionality standards for television video technologies.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

2 - 3 PM

It’s Not Just Fun and Games: How XR and Robotics Can Transform Health Care

Use cases of extended reality (XR) and robotics go beyond fun and games. Companies are now leveraging this technology to improve health care outcomes. Learn from experts already applying this technology and hear their vision for growth opportunities. 

Speakers

Scott Edgar

Aris MD

Youssef Saleh

Ava Robotics

Brian Eberman

Pillo Health

Melissa Matalon

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)

Scheduled events
3 - 4 PM

R14 WG3: Cybersecurity for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Join industry experts for a discussion related to cybersecurity for small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4 PM

TC RAG: Technology Council Robotics Advisory Group

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer robotics. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4 PM

R14 WG3: Cybersecurity for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Join industry experts for a discussion related to cybersecurity for small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4 PM

TC RAG: Technology Council Robotics Advisory Group

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer robotics. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

4 - 5 PM

R14 WG4: Robotics

Join industry experts for a discussion related to cybersecurity and privacy management for consumer and privacy consumer robotics. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

Wednesday, May 13

Scheduled events

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SESSION INFORMATION

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11:30 AM - 1 PM

R11: Health, Fitness & Wellness Committee

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer health, fitness and wellness technology. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

1-3 PM

Smart Energy Roundtable

Join industry experts to discuss the business of smart energy and chart the course for future smart home devices, distributed energy resources and energy cloud aggregators. Speakers will review existing communication standards and future of interoperability, and they will discuss potential gaps facing industry.

Speakers

Chris Decenzo

Amazon Lab126 

Tony Tansy

SunSpec Alliance

Kerrianne Haresign

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)

Scheduled events
1:30 - 3 PM

R6: Intelligent Mobility

Join industry experts for a discussion related to intelligence mobility for consumer electronics products, including those used in vehicles, autonomous systems, portable accessories and accessible navigation. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4 PM

R12 WG3: Limited Mobility

Join industry experts for a discussion related to applications of XR for users with limited mobility.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

1:30 - 3 PM

R6: Intelligent Mobility

Join industry experts for a discussion related to intelligence mobility for consumer electronics products, including those used in vehicles, autonomous systems, portable accessories and accessible navigation. 

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4 PM

R12 WG3: Limited Mobility

Join industry experts for a discussion related to applications of XR for users with limited mobility.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

3 - 4:30 PM

R3: Audio Systems

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer audio equipment and other consumer devices that provide audio as a part of the device functionality.

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Open to all interested parties, expect for press. 

Thursday, May 14

Scheduled events

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Noon - 1:30 PM

R12: Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

Join industry experts for a discussion related to augmented reality, virtual reality and other related technologies.

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Open to CTA members only. 

1:30 - 3 PM

Gesture Control

Once limited to gaming applications, gesture control is now being used in many areas including robotics, vehicles, AR/VR and retail. Explore current uses of gesture control features across a variety of sectors and identify opportunities for improving the consumer experience.

Speakers

John Underkoffler

Oblong

Vince Fung

UltraLeap

Kerri Haresign

Consumer Technology Association (moderator)


3 - 3:30 PM

Closing Session

We’ll close out CTA’s first virtual Technology & Standards Forum with a review of what was learned and highlights from a week that included numerous committee meetings plus informative panels on artificial intelligence in health care, XR and robotics, smart energy, and gesture control.

Scheduled events
3:30 - 5 PM

Technology Council

Join industry experts of CTA’s Technology Council for a discussion on topics affecting the consumer technology industry.

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Invitation only.