Content highlights for the 2018 event include design center tech, smart energy and the TecHome customer experience.
The 2018 TecHomeX California content schedule features general sessions designed to educate attendees from across the TecHome spectrum. All hosted guests will learn from industry experts on these topics.
Monday Afternoon Roundtable 3/19
Room-by-Room Tech Roundtable Challenge
Whole-home tech is great, but homebuyers and homeowners often think of their home as a collection of purposeful rooms. In this session, we challenge guests to brainstorm tech features for a wide variety of rooms in both move-up and luxury homes. The result for you: cool new room-by-room tech concepts you can bring to your clients and customers to deliver tech-forward wows.
Monday Keynote 3/19
Energy, Water and the California Smart Home
California is the nation’s leader in both energy and water conservation and in the forefront of the smart home revolution. This keynote panel will showcase some of the most successful implementations of smart energy and water-conservation home tech and look at critical developments and opportunities in the near future. Most importantly, it will show California residential design/build and tech integration and contracting companies how they can benefit from plugging into the unstoppable march toward smart energy and water conservation for homes and communities.
Tuesday Breakfast 3/20
Visioning the TecHome Customer Experience
How to establish and maintain an excellent customer experience for home tech. It’s not just about products and systems that deliver as promised or evoke delight. It’s about sustaining that functionality for the long term and it’s about making the discovery, design and selling process pleasant, efficient and delightful as well. That’s what will create raving home tech fans and multiply leads and sales for every player in the TecHome ecosystem. This session taps a true expert in tech customer experience excellence to share the vision for how the residential design/build and tech integration/contracting communities can collaborate to make it happen.
Tuesday Luncheon 3/20
TecHome Reports from the Field
This session will take you on a tour of some of the most successful home tech projects in California over the last year. We’ll look at communities, single family homes, multifamily buildings and both cookie-cutter move-up and luxury home remodeling jobs, explain both tech features and benefits and the business processes utilized to get to these tech wins.
Wednesday Breakfast 3/21
The Design Center as Fulcrum for TecHome Sales and Implementation
For too long, design centers have sat on the sidelines of home technology, focusing instead on selling and installing low-tech design options like flooring, cabinetry and counter tops. The times are changing. Innovative design centers are now actively building out their play in home tech, enhancing the potential for strong take rates among homebuyers considering the full spectrum of design and lifestyle options. We’ll chart the progress and explore how design centers can not only increase sales but also add efficiencies on installation.