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Monday, May 22, 2017

CONNECTIONS Keynotes Address Machine Learning, User Interfaces and Experiences, Channel Distribution, and Enabling Technologies for the Connected Consumer

Parks Associates' 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting over 700 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries.

We are proud to announce a stand up line up for our keynote speakers for this year’s event:

Tuesday, May 23

4:30 PM Keynote - Humanizing Connected Home Experie ...read more

Friday, May 19, 2017

OTT Video Services: Entertainment for a New Generation

By Fredrik Andersson, SVP Business Development and Co-Founder, Accedo

At CONNECTIONS next week, I will be joining a panel to discuss OTT video services for a new generation. We will be examining the global impact of OTT services, including market shifts, changes in consumer habits, and strategies to create direct relationships with today’s connected consumer. Personally, I find this topic particularly fascinating, not least because it is changing so rapidly.

Of course, w ...read more

Friday, May 19, 2017

Brightcove: Consumable content must be frictionless

Prior to speaking at Parks Associates' annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home ConferenceMatt Smith, Vice President, Principal Media Evangelist at Brightcove, answers questions related to changes in the connected consumer markets:

What do you think is the biggest driver for the adoption of connected products for consumers?

Ease of use. Consumable content must be frictionless, so that audiences anywhere and on any device or platform can consume and view content. ...read more

Friday, May 19, 2017

Which smart home business models are succeeding across Europe?

Guest post by Deutsche Telekom. Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development - Connected Home, will speak at the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 25, 2017.

The smart home is driving a range traditional as well as non-traditional business models - which one fits your business?

While the connected home market is rocketing, with some analysts predicting the market as a whole could be worth almost US$150 billion globally by 2020, represent ...read more

Friday, May 19, 2017

Product awareness can be biggest driver for connected home technology: Insights from MivaTek

Jorge Perdomo, SVP Corporate Strategy & Development, and Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference, which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport:

How is your company engaging consumers through new technology solutions?

Our basic mission is to provide consumers with a collaborative, managed video-verified solution for prioritized response and notification ...read more

Friday, May 19, 2017

HelloTech: Partnerships can improve overall customer satisfaction

Richard Wolpert, Co-Founder & CEO, HelloTech, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference, which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport:

What does the industry need to do to speed up the slow growth of overall smart home adoption?

The industry is trying their best to make their products Do It Yourself (DIY). And they are doing an admirable job however they must accept there is a ...read more

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Voice-first devices are eliminating friction: Insights from Voicebox Technologies

Rich Kennewick, President of Voicebox Technologies, examines key innovations in the smart home and connected consumer markets for the annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, held May 23-25 in San Francisco: 

What do you think is the biggest driver for the adoption of connected products for consumers?

Home automation with voice-first devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home. By creating a unified access point to connected products they are eliminating f ...read more

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Companies will soon add layers of security to connected products: Insights from Chamberlain Group

Martin Heckmann, Director, Emerging Business, Chamberlain Group, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference, which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport:

What does the industry need to do to speed up the slow growth of overall smart home adoption?

The smart home is an inevitability: connected technology automates routine tasks and makes users feel more secure at home. It only ...read more

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