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The State of the Connected Home

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Consumers who are building a new home or upgrading a suite of appliances have a choice – will they want as much connection and automation as possible, or simply pick out one or two technologically advanced features in their new appliances?

On Wednesday, April 11, Whirlpool Corporation will host a KBTribeChat discussion on an important topic for any home designer or architect — The Connected Home. We will touch on topics about where connectivity is most prevalent in the home today, where it’s expected to expand and how it’s influencing home design.

Whirlpool Corporation is an ideal choice to lead this discussion, as it has been a leader in appliance connectivity, with innovative products and collaborations with tech leaders such as Amazon and Nest. The company is focused on developing purposeful technology that adjusts to common behaviors, activating shortcuts and solutions so people can get back to the things that matter most.

By bringing intuitive technology and functionality to the appliance category, Whirlpool Corporation is helping take the friction out of household chores, making it easier to answer age-old questions like, “What’s for dinner?”

The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio offers a host of connected appliances, such as the highly anticipated Whirlpool® Kitchen Suite featuring select smart appliances, that allows users to access and control the appliances remotely, integrate with other devices, upgrade automatically, and even replenish supplies.*  The acquisition of Yummly, a leading platform for personalized recipe recommendations and cooking resources, further strengthens the company’s ability to bring purposeful, consumer-relevant innovations to market in the emerging IoT space.

As the market for connected homes continues to expand, Whirlpool Corporation can help industry professionals create a space that integrates with consumers’ evolving lifestyles.

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To prepare for the discussion, here are our chat questions:

• What do customers want in connected home technology?

• What are the benefits of connected home technology?

• How has connected technology influenced home design?

• Where in the home is connected technology advancing the most?

• What are some of the home automation features that homeowners want most?

• How far will we go with home connectivity? What’s next?

*  WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. For details and privacy statement, visit whirlpool.com/connect. Appliance must be set to remote enable.

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on Wednesday, April 11
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February 7 at #KBtribechat – Smart Kitchens

A design discussion.

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

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Coming off KBIS and CES it is clear that kitchen tech is trending. Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, February 7 at 2 pm for a lively discussion on Smart Kitchens from appliances that help you become a better cook to pie in the sky ideas on the kitchen of the future.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

 

Q1. Half of all households are predicted to have a voice assistant by 2022.  What tasks do you use your voice assistant for the most?

Q2. Assisted cooking continues to be a hot topic. How could your connected appliances help you better cook your next meal?

Q3. Beyond cooking, how can a smart kitchen better help you organize your life?

Q4. Coming off the big shows, what new kitchen gadget caught your eye?

Q5. If your appliances could talk to one another, what would you want them to do?

Q6. What do you think will be the tipping point for “nice to have” versus “need to have” when it comes to connected appliances?

Q7. Think big. What smart appliance would you design if there were no limits?

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Technology in the Kitchen: The Future is Now!

The kitchen has undergone a dramatic change thanks to technology. From operating appliances remotely through an app to voice command through smart home assistants to set and adjust cooking temperature and time, there’s no doubt that technology has transformed the heart of the home.

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Join Whirlpool Corporation and Whirlpool brand as they sponsor and host the June 14 KBTribeChat on technology in the kitchen! Today, as more consumers look for kitchen products that provide purposeful technology to fit their daily lives and reflect a sense of individuality, home appliance design demands both passion and a unique perspective.

For more than 100 years, Whirlpool Corporation has dedicated its teams and resources to merging cultural observations and insights with emerging technologies and consumer trends. When it comes to technology in the kitchen, the company’s definition of innovation goes beyond the surface. Whirlpool Corporation is not interested in extraneous, low-function features and technologies that value flash over function. They believe technology at its most innovative should simplify the things we do every day. As such, Whirlpool Corporation is committed to incorporating purposeful technology that enhances a homeowner’s experience.

Whirlpool, the company’s flagship brand, is a leader in finding innovative ways for family members to take care of one another—driven by the notion that behind every chore is an act of love. The brand designs home appliances focused on combining new features with meaningful functionality that make providing care more intuitive. Aligned with the Corporation’s mission, Whirlpool Brand sees connected appliances as an opportunity to solve real family needs, rather than just using technology for technology’s sake.

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Let discuss how technology is infiltrating the heart of the home!

Our KBtribechat questions:

• What is trending when it comes to technology in the kitchen?
• In what ways does kitchen technology bring convenience to consumers?
• How is kitchen technology impacting home cooking?
• How are you incorporating sustainable technologies in the kitchen?
• What kitchen technologies excite you the most?

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on Wednesday, June 14

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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Connected Appliances: Your New Partner in the Home

A design discussion
Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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From reordering detergent to preheating the oven by voice, connected appliances can serve as an extra hand in the home. Similar to updates on a smartphone, connected appliances allow owners to download additional capabilities, like new wash cycles, as well as service updates that are sent remotely over WiFi.

Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, October 19 at 2 pm for a discussion on how connected appliances can change the way your household runs.

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The KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: How do you define “connected” when it comes to appliances?

Q2: What household task would you willingly pass off to a connected appliance if you could?

Q3: What benefits can voice technology bring to the kitchen?

Q4: Connected appliances can receive updates (both service and features) through WiFi. What features would you download to your current appliance if you could?

Q5: What appliance would you be most likely to connect and why?

Q6: Do you expect the appearance of a connected appliance vary from a non-connected appliance? Why/Why not?

Q7: How could connected appliances help with inventory management in the home?

Q8: Outside of appliances, what other items are connected in your home and how easy was it to connect them?

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Connected Kitchens Cooking Up a Storm!

Tech is on the menu in the heart of the home! Connected kitchens are bringing a new layer of food intelligence to help people eat and live better. In fact, smart home technology in the kitchen is changing the way we acquire, prep and cook food.

Join Whirlpool Corporation and Jenn-Air as they sponsor and host the August 17th KBTribeChat on the connected kitchen!

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Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, has taken a leading role in introducing innovative connected appliances. Whirlpool Corporation studies the cultures, behaviors and needs of people of all ages around the world, and is responsible for creating products with purposeful technology.

Whirlpool Corporation’s purposeful connectivity anticipate the needs of consumers and their families and activates meaningful shortcuts and solutions so users can get back to what matters most.

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Whirlpool Corporation markets luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air.  Jenn-Air brand is committed to bringing cutting-edge technology into the kitchen. The brand continually explores how design, innovation and technology are intersecting to create greater connectivity in our lives. Through its new partnership with Innit, Jenn-Air plans to deliver another layer of intelligence to the kitchen, helping consumers achieve breakthrough levels of convenience, flavor and healthy cooking.

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On August 17, let’s stir up some conversation about this connected revolution.

Our KBTribeChat questions:

Q1. What “smart” technologies are trending in the kitchen?

Q2. What can connected kitchens bring in terms of functionality and convenience?

Q3. How does connectivity influence kitchen design?

Q4. How is connectivity changing home cooking?

Q5. What will be the most important element of the connected kitchen of the future?

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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