Power, Care, Privacy:

The homes of today are getting high-tech with sensors, automation, energy conservation and generation. Technology is meeting needs, saving money and making us happier, healthier and more productive in our homes. Still, there is room to innovate and improve both building performance and human interactions with technology. In this panel, we’ll talk about all the interesting ways we implement technology in homes today, associated risks from durability to security, and inspiring visions for the future. We’ll discuss how innovation and entrepreneurship can contribute to home building to achieve a prosperous future.


Ella O'Brien

President, AIVI Global

Xinghua Gao

Assistant Professor Myers-Lawson School of Construction, Executive Director, ARCADE Lab

Philip Agee

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Building Construction, Research Faculty, Virginia Center for Housing Research


Mel Jones

Research Scientist at Virginia Center for Housing Research