Location-Based Devices, Internet of Things Home, Social Media, and Wearables Change the Shape of Modern Parenting

Living in Digital Times Examines Tech's Influence on Family Life at the Family Tech Summit, CES 2016

Nov 30, 2015, 09:39 ET from Living in Digital Times

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Is my child online too much?  How long will it take me to drive across town to pick up Jimmy? What's the best time to water the lawn? What's for dinner tonight?  What's the homework load like tonight? How safe is my home? Where did I put those car keys?

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From the ridiculous to the sublime technology is changing the landscape for modern parents.  Living in Digital Times' Family Tech Summit at CES® 2016 provides a deep look and lively discussion about what it means to be a parent and how technology can help.

Three major trends dominate the discussion:  the connected smart home, parenting with mobile devices and the emergence of wearable technologies.  In the Family Tech Marketplace on the CES exhibit floor one can experience new technologies like tablets, trackers, kitchen appliances, wearables, entertainment devices and augmented reality  in the context of family life.   A special Kids & Technology Marketplace will showcase robots, maker-type toys, and imaginative digital play for kids.

"A new generation of parents depend on technology to do everything from keeping tabs on their families to grocery shopping, from doing the laundry to planning the vacation. Not only do they use tech, they help define the next generation of it by staying in touch with the brands they value," says Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times.

During the Family Tech Summit, a one-day conference held on January 7th, attendees will be the first to see the newest ideas and trends in kids and family technologies.  Register ="http://www.cesweb.org/Conference/Conference-Tracks/Kids@Play-and-FamilyTech-Summit" target="_blank">here for the Family Tech Summit.

A few of the highlights include:

  • Xavier Lopez President, KidZania showcasing what's destined to be the next destination/play space for high tech families
  • Antigone Davis, Head of Global Safety, Facebook addressing what Facebook has learned about keeping kids safe on its site
  • David Pogue, Founder, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo!, will touch on the major tech forces influencing families today:  cloud, Internet of Things, Web 2.0, sharing economy, wearable tech, self-driving cars and robotics
  • Jenna Blaha, Technology Editor, Marie Claire and Amanda Parkes, Founder of Skinteractive Studios and Fashion Technologist/CTO of Manufacture NY, on where the wearable scene will take us this year
  • See the latest advances in sleep technology, hygiene, cooking, photo sharing, social media and more

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In the Family & Technology Marketplace companies such as Whirlpool, Perfect Company, Blue Spark Technologies, SteamCC and The One Smart Piano will be exhibiting.  

Tweet this: How can companies market to high tech families? Join @Facebook, @Kidzania & more at #FamilyTech Summit  http://bit.ly/1QEACeU #CES2016 

About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and on social.

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