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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Arrayent: Matching the audience with the right use case is key to smart home success

Ahead of the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS Conference in San Francisco, Peter Radsliff, VP, Marketing at Arrayent, identifies several trends impacting connected consumer markets:

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

We believe the biggest driver for connected product adoption is not one thing, but comes from the confluence of three elements:

  • 1) a compelling story/solution
  • 2) great design
  • 3) an incredi ...read more

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Voice assistants are the breakthrough for overall smart home adoption: Insights from sonnen

Olaf Lohr, Director of Business Development, sonnen, 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?

It seems like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple Home, are driving the adoption of a voice activated platforms which lets you add devices e ...read more

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GE Lighting: Consumers don’t want tech for the sake of tech

Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Products, GE Lighting, 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?

GE Lighting is bringing the future to light through a new generation of lighting that is as different from Edison’s first light bulbs as smartphones are from the f ...read more

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

AirTies Wireless Networks: Solving Wi-Fi issues is not a consumer problem

Bruce Wright, Business Development Director, Americas Business Unit, AirTies Wireless Networks, 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?

Today we are seeing many service providers investing heavily to bring faster Internet speeds to the home, but factors inc ...read more

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Sridhar Solur, SVP, Comcast presents opening keynote: “Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control” at 21st annual CONNECTIONS

Comcast’s senior executive Sridhar Solur will provide the opening keynote: “Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control” at the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

Solur is Senior Vice President of Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, and he will present the keynote address at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. The event will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Franci ...read more

Monday, May 01, 2017

Affordability and simplicity make home automation accessible to a mass market: Insights from BullGuard

Yossi Atias, General Manager, IoT Security, BullGuard, 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?

Dojo by Bullguard is a new modern product that uses the most advanced technologies available for consumer engagement. From a business point of view, we’re using s ...read more

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Voice control rapidly affecting connected home and entertainment industries: Insights from Abode Systems

Christopher Carney, Co-Founder & CEO, Abode Systems, 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?

Through Abode, we’re providing a highly interactive smart home security system that leverages familiar mobile and web technology to give the consumer the ability to ...read more

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

IBM Watson, Harmon, GM, and Panasonic highlight IoT and Transformation of Auto Industry at 21st-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference

More than 380 million connected cars will be on the road by 2021. Parks Associates will address new strategies to tie the connected lifestyle together across connected car, home, energy, and entertainment ecosystems during the session,“Auto Industry Transformation - Lessons and Opportunities for IoT Players,” at CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

The 21st-annual event will be held on May 23-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Airport in San Francisco and will addr ...read more

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