ZipKey Executive Summit

October 12, 2017

8 AM - 6:30 PM

The Connected Home: Crossing the Chasm


The Connected Home is going through rapid transformation led by network operators and connected product companies. Cirrent has invited a select group of leaders in the field come together at the ZipKey Executive Summit to share unique perspectives and think deeply about how the industry will evolve.


  • Rob Conant

    CEO at Cirrent
  • Nate Cho

    Director of Connectivity Strategy & Ecosystems at Electrolux
  • Andrea Peiro

    VP Product Strategy & Development at Comcast
  • Dave Evans

    Co-founder / CTO at Stringify
  • Brian Bedrosian

    VP Marketing at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
  • Barbara Nelson

    CTO at Cirrent
  • Mike Stauffer

    Business Development, Internet of Everything at Qualcomm
  • Nate Williams

    EIR at Kleiner Perkins
  • Kurt Hoppe

    Global Head of Innovation at General Motors
  • Charles Cheevers

    CTO at Arris


Facilitating conversations to deepen our understanding of connected-home evolution.

Setting the Stage

  • 8AM-9AM

    Registration and Networking Breakfast

  • 9AM-9:15AM

    Cirrent Welcome

    Rob Conant, Cirrent

  • 9:15-9:45AM

    Future of IoT

    Dave Evans, Stringify

  • 9:45-10:10AM

    Andrea Peiro, Comcast

  • 10:10-10:30AM

    Wi-Fi Trends in the MSO Home

    Ahmed Bencheikh, Charter; Jim Hunter, Greenwave; Andrea Peiro, Comcast

  • 10:30-10:45AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45-11:05AM

    Charles Cheevers, Arris

  • 11:05-11:20AM

    Brian Bedrosian, Cypress

  • 11:20-11:35AM

    Mike Stauffer, Qualcomm

  • 11:35-11:50AM

    Nate Cho, Electrolux

  • 11:50-12:05PM

    Nate Williams, KPCB

  • 12:05-12:15PM

    John Feland, Argus Insights

Inspiring Transformation

  • 12:15-1:15PM

    Networking Lunch

  • 1:15-1:45PM

    Industry Transformation- How the Automotive Industry got Disrupted

    Kurt Hoppe, GM

Interactive Roundtable

  • 1:45-2:30PM


  • 2:30-3:15PM

    Report Back

  • 3:15-3:30PM


  • 3:30-4:15PM


  • 4:15PM-5PM

    Report Back

  • 5-5:30PM

    Wrap Up Session

    Rob Conant, Cirrent

  • 5:30-6:30PM

    Networking Reception


Join the ZipKey Executive Summit on October 12, 2017 in Burlingame, CA


All talks will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California.