Thursday, September 05, 2019

CUJO, SnapAV, Deutsche Telekom, and Orange to keynote 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe conference

Research firm addresses business models, consumer engagement strategies, and value-added services for smart home and security solutions

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary keynote lineup for the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home, November 19-20 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, featuring executives from CUJO AI, SnapAV, Deutsche Telekom, and Orange. The conference addresses new business models, consumer engagement strategies, and value-added services as tech giants and new DIY solutions enter and expand the smart home and security markets across Europe.

“We see many factors driving growth potential for smart home technology, including smart home device owners purchasing more products, high NPS scores, voice as a key driver, and the entry of tech giants Amazon, Google, and Apple,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Adoption is flattening in many areas as companies work to develop new business models and introduce DIY solutions to strengthen the push to mass market. We are excited to come together again in Amsterdam to discuss the next stages of growth for consumer technology.”

Parks Associates data:

  • 16% of UK broadband households own a smart home device
  • NPS scores for professional monitoring services are much higher in the UK than in the US
  • 17% of UK broadband households have a home security system, and more than 70% are self-monitored

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Santeri Kangas, Chief Technology Officer, CUJO AI
  • Charlie Kindel, Chief Product and Technology Officer, SnapAV
  • Thomas Rockmann, Vice President, Consumer IoT, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Patrice Slupowski, SVP Digital Innovation, Orange

hosts more than 200 industry executives and will feature multiple sessions with research and executive insights on the business opportunities, new revenue strategies, partnership opportunities, and technology disruptions for the smart home, security, energy management, and wellness industries.Conferencesponsors include, ASSA ABLOY, Bitdefender, ULE Alliance, Universal Electronics, and Wi-Charge.

The agenda includes these sessions:

  • Evolution of the Smart Home: Gaining Traction  
  • Smart Home Platforms: Enabling Solutions and Expanding Value
  • Home Connectivity—Smart Home and CE: Converging Ecosystems
  • Ensuring a Premium Home Network and Wi-Fi Experience   
  • Providing Data Security and Privacy Protection to Consumers at Home
  • Expanding the Role of Service Providers in the Smart Home
  • Smart Home and Security: US vs. Europe
  • Installation and Support: Expanding Home Security
  • Role of Voice in the Smart Home
  • Connected Health Platforms and Independent Living Solutions 
  • Driving Incremental Revenue through Value-Added Services
  • Energy Management Solutions: Unlocking Value 
  • Insurance and Smart Home Products
  • Partnering for Success: Next Stage of Growth 
  • Investing in the Smart Home: Future Tech

Registration is open
, and media are invited to attend. For more information, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.

To schedule an analyst meeting or request specific research data, contact Sherrelle Lewis at, 972-996-0214.


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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