Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer features keynotes from Amazon, Centrica, Deutsche Telekom, and Philips Lighting

Conference focuses on key smart home topics, including voice, consumer privacy, AI, and channel strategies

International IoT research firm Parks Associates today announced the speaker list for the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 1-2 November 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. Speakers will discuss key strategies to drive EU consumer engagement in smart home and IoT solutions. The research firm notes sales of networked cameras in Germany will exceed two million units in 2020.

“The IoT and connected home markets in Europe are trending in a positive direction, but potential barriers still include low consumer familiarity, privacy concerns, high upfront costs, and unclear value propositions,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “Success requires rethinking of many traditional revenue, service models, and product categories. CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers are the leaders in innovative thinking and design to drive these markets forward.”

Unit Sales of Networked Cameras - Germany | Parks Associates

“The most natural interface for people is voice, so it's only logical that we capitalize on voice throughout the smart home," said Tali Chen, CVP, Corporate Development and Chief Evangelist, DSP Group. "Smart homes will advance at a much faster pace with gateway voice devices, and users will have a much better experience given recent advances in technology and the proliferation of these IoT devices. We are thrilled to be driving this evolution with voice and ULE chipsets enabling the next generation of voice-enabled devices. CONNECTIONS™ Europe is the perfect event to showcase our expertise and leading presence in the smart home and IoT space.”



Max Amordeluso, Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Sudeep Maitra, Global VP, Strategy and Development, Centrica

Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development - Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG

George Yianni, Head of Technology – Home Systems, Philips Lighting


Riffat Amin, Vice President of European Operations, Prodea

Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Dan Radu Berte, Director, IoT, Bitdefender

Dave Boundy, Director, IOT Innovation, Intel

Robert Byrne, European Business Development Manager, Trusource Labs

Olivier Carmona, Director of Business Development, AwoX

Tali Chen, CVP, Corporate Development and Chief Evangelist, DSP Group

Cornel Ciocirlan, Chief Technical Officer, EMEA, ARRIS

Raymond Crosbie, Business Development Director, Design_Partners

Lee Crossley, Chief Software Officer, Presciense Ltd.

Charles Dawes, Sr. Director of International Marketing, TiVo

Matthieu de Broca, International Business Development Director, Overkiz, a subsidiary of the Somfy Group

Marco Dorjee, VP Business Development & Strategy IoT, DSR Corporation

Jason Girardier, Area Sales Manager, CONTROL4

Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President, eQ-3 AG

Kai Hackbarth, Evangelist, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

Scott Henry, Business Development Director, HomeServe

Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist/Evangelist, Greenwave Systems, Inc

Kristian Järnefelt, Executive Vice President, F-Secure Corporation

David W. Jones, Senior Director Business Development, Irdeto

Amit Kroll, Business Development & Integration Manager EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

Yann Lechelle, COO, Snips

Cees Links, General Manager Wireless Connectivity, Qorvo/Zigbee Alliance

Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director EMEA, Eagle Eye Networks, Inc.

Tom Meijeraan,  Co-founder & CPO, Triggi

Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO & Founder, Audio Analytic

Daniel Moneta,  EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks

Mario Moura, Vice President & General Manager - Homes EMEA, Honeywell

Iñigo Orduña, Senior UX + UI, Accedo.tv

Josh Pederson,  Director of Product Management, Ayla Networks

Jorge Perdomo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, MivaTek

Nigel Pugh, CEO, IMONT

David Rimmer, Regional Business Development Manager – Europe, Alarm.com

Livia Rosu, Chief Marketing, HomeGrid Forum

Jennifer Sewell, Head of Product Marketing, mnubo

Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect

Christopher Schouten, Head of IoT Security Marketing, Kudelski Security

Espen Schrøder, COO, sfty AS

Cecilia Sevillano, Head Smart Home Solutions, Swiss Re

Mark Spates, Product, Google

Guido Stein, Director Brand & Strategy, Nuon

Nathan Taylor, EMEA - General Manager, CUJO

Lukas Tobis, Head of Sales Western Europe, Fibaro

Marcel Timmer, CPO/ COO, Quby

Musa Unmehopa, Vice Chairman of the Board of Director, Zigbee Alliance; Senior Director, Standards & Regulations, Philips Lighting

Bram van der Wal, Product Owner - Smart Home, Smart Energy & IoT, Essent

Joep van Eijden, Z-Wave Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs

Antti Vihavainen, Partner, Business Development, Cozify

Jeff Weiner, VP, Product, Marketing and Sales, Mersoft

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

Contact Julia Homier, julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214, for research and meeting requests.


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. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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