Thursday, October 17, 2013

Western European homes will purchase over 213 million intelligent screens in 2013

Pace, Intel, Ziggo, Fox International, Com Hem, and more share insights on entertainment and smart home services at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates today announced the speakers and sponsors for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Connected Home, November 12-13 in Amsterdam, an executive conference focused on growth strategies, technologies and services, and consumer trends for the entertainment and smart home industries in Europe and worldwide.

"Western European homes will purchase over 213 million new 'intelligent' screens in 2013, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart TVs, which will create new opportunities for intelligent services in home, from video content discovery and EPG innovations to expanded smart home features," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.

The eighth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is sponsored by iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, Cisco, and INSTEON.

Parks Associates analysts moderate interactive sessions featuring speakers from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem:


Paul Dawes, Executive Vice President, General Manager, iControl Networks

Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure

Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange


Ajey Anand, Chief Commercial Officer, NORIGIN MEDIA

Alan Atkins, VP and Global Head M2M, Wipro Technologies

Stuart Cleary, Director Product Marketing, Media, EMEA, Akamai

Richard Crossley, Business Development Director for EMEA, Intel


Vishal Dhar, Co-founder & President of Marketing, iYogi

Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent

Darren Fawcett, Chief Technical Engineer, Pace plc

Robin Ford, VP Business Development, Global Cache'

Sue Furnell, Senior Strategy Manager, Connected Home Division, British Gas

Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff, Inc.

Simon Harrison, Product, Innovation, Technology & Trialling Manager, npower

Jody Haskayne, Corporate Communications Director, AlertMe

Ralf Jacob, Head of Interactive Business Development, Viacom International Media Networks

Benoit Joly, SVP, Smart Home, Technicolor

V. Rory Jones, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, PlanetEcosystems

Jim Kitchen, Vice President, Product Strategy, iControl Networks


Michael Lantz, CEO & Founder, Accedo

Mark Lee, Commercial Director, Intamac

Olaf Loerz, Director, Product Management, Rovi 

Matthieu Loreille, Vice President and GM of Connected Home, Amdocs

Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Mgr. Technology Management, Products & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG

François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO, Viaccess-Orca

Johan Nilsson, Head of Analysis & Competitive Intelligence, Com Hem

Maria Nordgren, Vice President, Consumer Security Business Line, F-Secure

Roi Oron, Senior Sales & Business Development EMEA, Tvinci

Colas Overkott, CEO, VISIWARE

Duane Paulson, Senior Vice President of Product and Market Development, Linear LLC

Ignacio Rebollo, CEO, SAFEVIEW

Daniel Riddell, VP - Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV

Corrado Rocca, Vice President, IP Networking Business Unit Head, Advanced Digital Broadcast; Marketing Committee Chair, HGI

Daniel Schellhoss, Founder & Executive VP, ProSyst Software

Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure

Lisa Skelton, Head of Marketing, Content Delivery, Ericsson

Ola Steinsrud, Vice President New Markets and Content, Magine

David Stronach, Vice President, Sutherland Global Services

Jens Tackmann, Head of European Business Development, Pie Digital

JT Taylor, Director, Service Provider Video Technology Group, Cisco

Peter Taylor, Affiliate VP, Fox International Channels

Bram Tijdhof, Senior Strategy Manager, Ziggo

Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

Jan Van Ottele, Co-Founder, ZappoTV, Inc.

Marc Westermann, General Manager – Home by SFR, SFR

Ricco Winther,  Director of European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs

Jason Wong, Senior Director of International Products and Services, TiVo Inc. 


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington  , Director of Research  , Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes    , President,     Parks Associates

For more information, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.


Produced by Parks Associates, the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT will take place 13-14 November 2018 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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