Monday, July 04, 2016

More than nine million smart home controllers to be sold in Western Europe in 2020

Nest to deliver opening keynote at 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer

Parks Associates today announced new NUMBERS™ research showing a significant spike worldwide in the adoption of smart home controllers starting in 2016. The annual installation of smart home controllers in Western Europe will grow from just over 100,000 in 2015 to more than nine million in 2020. The firm will host the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer, 2-3 November 2016 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

“The security industry is the leading channel for the smart home market in Europe,” said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. “However, this is changing as companies such as Samsung begin embedding smart home controllers into their smart TVs and appliances, driving substantial growth in the adoption of smart home controllers globally. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore these shifts in the IoT, connected CE, and smart home markets and their implications for Europe and worldwide.”

The firm’s analysts note that the smart home market is also buoyed by growing interest from the insurance industry, although these companies are still working to identify the right business models in new and regulated markets. CONNECTIONS™ Europe will address these challenges for the IoT and smart home with over 150 industry executives in an intimate networking environment, with multiple sessions on the impact of IoT, cloud services, and the smart home on the consumer.

The conference features keynotes from David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist, Alexa and Echo, Amazon; James Monighan, Managing Director Europe, SmartThings; and François Girodolle, Head of Product Partnerships, Nest Europe, Nest Labs, Inc.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:


Stephane Blanc, International Commercial Director, Hive, Centrica Connected Home

Dr. Christoph Döbrich, Innovation Manager, Allianz Worldwide Partners

François Girodolle, Head of Product Partnerships, Nest Europe, Nest Labs, Inc.

David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist Alexa and Echo, Amazon

David Tuerk, General Manager, Smart Home & Telecom Europe, Panasonic


Johan Ambuhm, Vice President, Digital Solutions, Inwido AB

Max Amordeluso, EU Head of Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Jérôme Arnaud, CEO, DORO AB

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Connected Home, Amdocs

Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance

Lewis Brown, President, MiOS

Leigh Calton, Head of R&D, Ageas UK

Seb Chakraborty, Director of Technology, Connected Homes, British Gas Connected Homes

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA, ARRIS

Oliver Cockcroft, Product Architect, Ayla Networks

Charles Dawes, Senior Director, International Marketing, TiVo

Marco Dorjee, General Manager International Sales & Business Development, Centralite Systems Inc.

Shane Dyer, Founder, Arrayent

Nicolas Georgy, Director, EMEA, Swiss Re

Asit Goel, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Business Line Secure Monitoring & Control, NXP Semiconductors

Reed Grothe, SVP of Global Business Development,

Ashley Hathaway, Senior Developer Evangelist, IBM Watson

Alistair Hoyes, General Manger, Homes, Honeywell

Pierre Hunter, VP Sales Europe, Verimatrix

Amit Kroll, Business Development & Integration EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

Cees Links, General Manager Low Power Wireless, Qorvo

Rishi Lodhia, CEO, Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe

Wojtek Makowski, CTO, SoftAtHome

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development, ROC-Connect 

Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic

Steve Moore, Director of Connected Home, Dixons Carphone

Gordon Padkin, Thread Group Evangelist, Thread Group

Jean-Marc Prunet, CEO, myFox

Tobin Richardson, President & CEO, Zigbee Alliance

Thomas Rockmann, Vice President Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG

D'Arcy Rossiter, Head of Insight, Centrica Connected Home

Omer Sagi, Director Business Development Smart Door Locks EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

Curt Schacker, Senior Vice President, Connected Products, EVRYTHNG

Daniel Schellhoss, Founder of ProSyst, Bosch

Christopher Schouten, Senior Director Product Marketing, Kudelski Security

Allen Scott, Director Secure Home Gateway & IoT, Intel Security

Jennifer Sewell, Product Marketing Manager, mnubo

Tim Smokoff, Group Vice President, Health & Wellness, Nortek Security & Control

Philip Steele, Founder & CEO, nCube

Patrick Strauss, Supply Chain Visibility & Internet of Things Subject Matter Expert, IBM UK

Andrew Thomas, Co-Founder & CRO, SkyBell Video Doorbell

Lukas Tobis, Head of Sales, Fibaro Group

Itai Tomer, Head of Cloud DVR, Ericsson

Catherine Van Aken, Senior Director Strategy, Business Development and Marketing, Technicolor

Remko van den Berg, Head of Sales, EMEA, Logitech

Antti Vihavainen, Partner, Business Development, Cozify

Ricco Winther, Director of Sales, Sigma Designs

Daniel Wong, Vice President - Sales, Marketing, & PLM, MivaTek / Home8

Martin Woolley, Technical Program Manager, Bluetooth SIG

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

Parks Associates, a global market research firm specializing in the connected home, is currently accepting submissions for speakers for the event, which has early sponsorship support from Ayla Networks, Icontrol Networks, ROC-Connect, Z-Wave, and ZigBee.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe supporters include Antenna Group, Appliance Design Magazine, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design, Agencies (Eventures, LLC), (Eventures, LLC), CableFax, Conference Guru,, FTTH Council, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, HomeGrid Forum, HomePlug, HomeToys, IPSO Alliance, Open Connectivity Foundation, PharmaVOICE, Smart Insights, Thread Group, (Eventures, LLC), and Visibility Magazine (Eventures, LLC).

For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or to request specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at, 720.987.6614.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.

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