Technology and Standards Spring Forum
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Technology and Standards Spring Forum

May 03-06, 2021 | Digital Event

The Technology & Standards Forum is an event where engineers, product managers and people from technology alliances gather to hear presentations, network, share information and develop standards.

Technology & Standards Spring Forum Schedule

At the Technology and Standards Spring Forum, explore how the acceleration of technology is providing solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, from identifying and combating deepfakes to the role of technology in responding to future health crises.

Join us May 3-6 to hear industry experts share insights on setting industry standards and the latest advancements in digital therapeutics, artificial intelligence, big data solutions, and more.

Monday, May 3

1-1:45 PM EST

Technology Trends Talk: A Return to Normal?

CTA analysts will examine the trends and technologies shaping innovation and consumer behavior this year and beyond. 

Speakers

Steve Koenig
Steve Koenig

Consumer Technology Association

Lesley Rohrbaugh
Lesley Rohrbaugh

Consumer Technology Association

Brian Markwalter
Brian Markwalter

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)

Tuesday, May 4

11-11:30 AM EST

Beyond Definitions: Future Standards for Digital Therapeutics

In 2020, CTA launched a new initiative to develop standards for the use of digital therapeutics — an emerging field that uses software-based interventions to enhance or provide care. In this session, CTA experts explore the current and future roadmap for standards to address digital therapeutics use cases, opportunities for growth of this innovative technology, and barriers to adoption. 

Speakers

Jason Brooke
Jason Brooke

Amalgam RX

Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta

MindMaze 

Julie Lankiewicz
Julie Lankiewicz

Bose

Kerrianne Haresign
Kerrianne Haresign

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)


1:30-2 PM EST

Mental Health and the Virtual Care Evolution

The COVID-19 crisis led to massive acceleration in virtual care. The virtual care model addresses not only our physical health but our mental health, too. This session reviews the evolution of technology addressing mental care and additional opportunities for the development of guidelines related to the monitoring, treatment and diagnosis of mental health and wellness.  

Speakers

Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi
Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi

Doctor on Demand

Pete Buecker
Pete Buecker

BehaVR

Claudine Swartz
Claudine Swartz

Beacon Health Options (an Anthem, Inc Company)

Caroline Scott
Caroline Scott

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)

Wednesday, May 5

12:30-1 PM EST

Mitigating Bias Through Inclusive Design

The increasing use of artificial intelligence to aggregate large quantities of data has raised ethical and privacy concerns. Consumers and companies both now consider how collected data gets used and what can be inferred from it. Additionally, the potential for algorithmic bias poses significant risks for minority populations and companies trying to gather accurate information. Join us to discuss these challenges and practical recommendations for inclusive design that can lead to big data solutions respecting both privacy and diversity.

Speakers

Alex Porter
Alex Porter

Mod Tech Labs

Prashant Shah
Prashant Shah

Intel Corp

Kimberly L. Sterling, Pharm.D., M.S.
Kimberly L. Sterling, Pharm.D., M.S.

ResMed

Alexandra Blasgen
Alexandra Blasgen

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)


2-2:30 PM EST

The Role of Data in Addressing Public Health Emergencies

Fundamental to responding to any public health crisis is access to data and resources that are timely, accurate and flexible. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to advancements in services and technology. It has also helped us recognize new opportunities to improve the way we use digital health resources, which in turn will help us more effectively track and respond to future public health emergencies. This session will explore these opportunities to leverage and improve health data.

Speakers

Dr. David Rhew
Dr. David Rhew

Microsoft

Dr. Alex Garza
Dr. Alex Garza

SSM Health

Jennifer Bae
Jennifer Bae

American College of Cardiology

Riya Anandwala
Riya Anandwala

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)

Thursday, May 6

2-2:30 PM EST

Combating Deepfakes

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to touch all aspects of our lives, the technology presents a unique opportunity to help support media provenance and identify deepfakes. In this session, explore the roles and opportunities AI can play in content moderation, sourcing and creation. Additionally, discover how industry standards and collaboration can support this critical need.  

Speaker

Poppy Crum, Chief Scientist, Dolby
Poppy Crum, Ph.D.

Dolby

Bruce MacCormack
Bruce MacCormack

Neural Transform and Project Origin

Andy Parsons
Andy Parsons

Adobe

Brian Markwalter
Brian Markwalter

Consumer Technology Association (Moderator)

Thank you to [CTA] for offering a platform for organizations to collaborate on consumer technology. Support Genie’s participation with the Tech & Standards Forum has been an invaluable experience. Every company should join the conversation.
Moy Loza VP of Marketing and Sales, Support Genie
Watch: As technology advances, so must the standards that support it. HTC Vive is helping define new standards that best reflect the current landscape.

About CTA Standards Working Group Meetings

Working group meetings — covering topics from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence and digital therapeutics — are open to anyone who is interested, except a member of the press. 

Questions? Contact Catrina Akers.



Forum Working Group Meetings

Artificial Intelligence (R13)

Audio Systems (R3)

CMAF

Consumer Electronics Networking (R7)

Cybersecurity and Privacy Management (R14)

Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee (R11)

Intelligent Mobility (R6)

Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management (R7.8)

Residential Systems Committee (R10)

TV Manufacturers Caucus (TVMC) Committee

Technology Council

WAVE Project Meeting

XR (R12)