Upcoming Industry Events

John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates will be speaking on the panel "The Emerging Connected Home Market In Canada" on November 20, at 9:00-10:00 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting HomeConnect 2014.

After years of experimenting, the dream of simplifying and improving consumers’ lives at home is becoming a reality. Yet achieving and monetizing this ecosystem has been difficult. Companies need to tackle many challenges in order to access this new market, or they will be left behind. HomeConnect 2014, Conference & Exhibition, will focus on innovative technology and business solutionsfor the connected home consumer. This event will feature talks, panel discussions, market sessions, and an innovation stream that will address critical business issues.

HomeConnect 2014
When: November 20-21, 2014
Where: Toronto, Canada


Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV World Summit.

Digital TV World Summit
When: December 2-3, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Carrier Network Virtualization.

Building on the success of SDN World in Barcelona in June 2013, Carrier Network Virtualization unites the leading exponents of Software Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization worldwide in SDN’s spiritual home of California, shedding fresh light on the topic from a carrier perspective.

Carrier Network Virtualization
When: December 9-11, 2014
Where: Palo Alto, California


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Disruption.

Digital Disruption is a bellwether Silicon Valley event which brings together local and global service providers, technology vendors, and enterprises to collectively help each other succeed in their digital transformation efforts. Created especially for senior business and IT executives, it’s all about understanding, managing, and monetizing cutting-edge disruptive innovations in the areas of Internet of Things, virtualization and NFV, and customer engagement. Digital Disruption isn’t just about learning the latest trends. Rather, it’s about shaping the digital future via hands-on collaboration, workshops, networking and meeting new customers and partners, and getting your messages out to the influential audiences that matter to you. Register today to Save $100 with code Save100PA on a Gold Conference Pass and learn more about TM Forum Digital Disruption Live! 2014.

Digital Disruption
When: December 8-11, 2014
Where: San Jose, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Storage Visions Conference.

Storage Visions Conference
When: January 4-5, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be presenting during the session "Relevant Connected Home Services for Broad Consumer Adoption" on January 5, at 4:00 PM. Your alarm clock goes off, triggered by the hot IPO just launched on a stock exchange half way around the world, allowing you to execute rapid stock trades from your smartphone while your coffee maker, alerted by your movements, brews your first cup of the day. Will this make better investors? Probably not. This discussion seeks to help us avoid the “technology for technology’s sake” trap and provide market insight on broad consumer preferences for enhanced services. The goal is to educate the development community on how to use market research to create relevant and meaningful IoT/Connected Home devices and services that will appeal to wider audiences beyond early adopters and tech junkies.

The AT&T Developer Summit is a developer-focused event, packed with valuable news and information about emerging technologies, products and services and the best place to network with top industry professionals and experts

AT&T Developer Summit
When: January 4-5, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES.

Gain C-level insights and make some connections of your own with leading companies in the digital living space. International research firm Parks Associates presents consumer and industry trends, new business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. Hear groundbreaking research on connected devices and Smart TV, digital content and multiple platforms, value-added services and new roles for service providers, and strategies for monetizing it all.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment in the following sessions:

  • Internet of Things: Extending Value to Connected Devices
  • Consumer Demand for Next Gen TV Services
  • Consumer Usage & Entertainment App Strategies
  • The Future of Streaming Media Players
  • Holistic Tech Support for the Multiscreen Home
  • Platforms, Devices and Interoperability in the Smart Home

CONNECTIONS Summit at CES
When: January 6, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting the Smart Energy UK & Europe Summit.

This conference will not only look at the ongoing developments in Smart Grid projects across Europe but also the next steps and future requirements for energy utilities. Leading speakers from Utilities, technology companies and grid projects will outline current strategies and next steps in developing smart grid infrastructure and technologies that are changing the way societies use energy. The stream will include a special focus on Smart Homes, Electric Vehicles and the Smart Grid Projects Panel bringing together leaders from various projects across Europe to look at what the future will hold in smart grid infrastructures. 

Smart Energy UK & Europe Summit
When: January 29-30, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is hosting the Smart Energy Summit.

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home.

The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

Smart Energy Summit
When: February 16-18, 2015
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting India m2m + iot Forum.

India m2m + iot Forum is the most premium global platform for machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, networking, branding and positioning with senior decision makers associated with machine-to-machine (m2m) and the internet of things (iot) world. The conference aims at enriching the machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of keynote sessions, panel discussions, technology showcase, dialogue and exchange forums - covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across India and the world.

India m2m + iot Forum
When: February 19-20, 2015
Where: New Delhi, India


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile World Congress.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is where senior mobile leaders gather, collaborate and conduct industry business. The event provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal-making. It includes a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes; a product and technology exhibition showcasing 1,900 companies; App Planet, the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognises mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world. Make your plans now to be on “The Edge of Innovation” at Mobile World Congress 2015, in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona.

Mobile World Congress
When: March 2-5, 2015
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Asia.

Internet of Things Asia (IoT) 2015 brings together businesses, government and solution providers to discuss, network and learn how internet of things technologies will transform their business operations and societies. The adoption and implementation of IoT will result in higher productivity with lower operating costs, and improvement to the overall quality of life. IoT Asia Conference will feature case studies and adoption strategies across the 7 key verticals such as healthcare, transport & logistics, retail, manufacturing and smart cities. IoT Asia exhibition will feature over 50 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and solutions at the exhibition. Access to the trade exhibition is complimentary.

IoT Asia
When: April 8-9, 2015
Where: Singapore


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will lead the roundtable, "A full arena – how new players and disrupters have entered and changed the TV ecosystem."

Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect.

TV Connect
When: April 28-30, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting The Mobile Show Middle East.

The Mobile Show Middle East is where telcos, enterprise and government come to discover the latest innovations and buy the solutions that will enable them to capitalise on the opportunity that the mobile revolution presents for their business. 

The Mobile Show Middle East
When: May 12-13, 2015
Where: Dubai, UAE


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking current and future consumer attitudes toward fitness, with a focus on the use of wearables, and how they are used now and how they will be used in the future on Monday, May 18 at 10:30-11:30 AM.

Guests will be from Top 100 and larger regional health club chains, some multiple YMCA groups. ‘Health Club Programming’ is the only event that brings together key suppliers and executives from these combined vertical segments, at the strategic and operational level.

Health Club Programming
When: May 18-20, 2015
Where: San Diego, CA



 

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