International Home and Housewares Show

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How will technology trends impact the product and service offerings of traditionally non-tech-focused consumer brands? How can companies that are not accustomed to thinking digitally transform themselves by understanding how sensing, monitoring, and data assessment can inspire innovation? Continuum recently solved these challenges for Fisher-Price when they unveiled the Future of Parenting, a strategic vision for the 86-year old children’s products company.

Looking beyond seasonal shifts and more strategically at trend intersections can inform breakthrough innovation, and this approach can be critical to business success.

Attend this talk to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the key elements Fisher-Price envisioned for a connected family home of the future from Kevin Young, Continuum’s SVP of Product Experience and an executive from Fisher-Price.
The talk will also dive into the process of using trends to move into the technology space and advance your business to meet the needs of today’s demanding consumer.

If you’re similarly wrestling with the question, “What significant technology trends will potentially redirect my business?” you won’t want to miss this session.

Date and time: March 19, 2017, 1:30 pm CT


Parenting in the Connected Home of the Future: How Tech Trends Informed Fisher-Price’s The Future of Parenting

Session Speaker: Kevin Young, SVP, Product Experience

  • Kevin Young
    Kevin Young
    Head of Product Experience

    Kevin is responsible for maintaining the health of and planning for the growth of EPAM Continuum’s Product Experience business. He also leads programs and project teams directly, working with clients to solve their most complex challenges.

    Kevin is deeply invested in connected consumer health. His work brings together the necessity of strong healthcare products, effectiveness of good design, and the coming ubiquity of the Internet of Things.

    Kevin graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a BID in industrial design. His product design successes have resulted in 14 design excellence awards and 18 U.S. patents.