Are Your Fears of Smart Home Tech Warranted?


Brian Cox

August Home Inc

Stacey Higginbotham

Increased surveillance and security breaches both on- and offline have led to widespread concern about how our personal data is being used and shared, making us more guarded about privacy than ever before. Given that landscape, how can smart home companies hold themselves accountable? And how can consumers navigate through all the products being offered to ensure they make the right choices for their most sacred space, the home? Jason Johnson, co-founder and CEO of August Home, sits down with IoT leader Stacey Higginbotham to discuss the intricacies of building smart home devices with a security-forward approach. As a US-based, Swedish-owned smart home access company, August has unique insight into the guardrails that need to be put in place when it comes to data access and usage.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session