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Wednesday, February 21 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Plenary Session # 2: "So How Are You Liking The Future?"

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Products using new technologies such as artificial intelligence, connected technologies, autonomous functionalities and drones have the potential to bring real benefit to consumers. However, the debate continues as to whether existing product safety rules and regimes are fit for purpose when dealing with these new technologies. Panellists will debate the need for more rules around the development of new technologies in order to ensure safety and audience members will be given the opportunity to participate in real-time voting to indicate their agreement, or not, with the arguments being made. The debate will consider, for example, the adequacy of rules to deal with responsibilities for the actions of “robots”, connected devices, 3D printed products and artificial intelligence.

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Matthew Dickman

Technical Program Manager, Health & Safety, Oculus VR
Matthew Dickman leads the product health and safety efforts at Oculus with a focus on real-world utilization. Prior to joining Oculus, Matt spent 9 years working in medical imaging driving worldwide applications for portable CT scanners, most recently with Samsung. He has a passion... Read More →
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Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most... Read More →
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Aaron Kalisher

Vice President, Executive RIsk Engineering Industry Practice Specialist, Chubb Insurance
Aaron Kalisher is a member of Chubb Ltd’s headquarters’ executive risk engineering leadership team. Chubb is the world’s largest publically traded global insurer, focused on both commercial insurance and high net worth personal risk solutions.    Aaron leads Chubb Risk Engineering... Read More →
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Richard O'Brien

Director, Office of International Programs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard. O’Brien oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  This includes coordinating with foreign product safety agencies and providing training on U.S. requirements to foreign suppliers and to overseas buyers for... Read More →

Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am PST
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress