Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Parks Associates announces topics and keynote for 23rd annual CONNECTIONS™

Industry leaders converge to address the expansion of new technologies and business models for the connected home

Parks Associates announced the topics for the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, which the research firm will host on May 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, California. Parks Associates research reveals U.S. broadband households have an average of 10.4 connected devices, including smart home, entertainment, and health products.

Parks Associates - Devices per US household consumer research

Anne Ferguson, Vice President of Marketing,, will present one of the event keynotes. Early sponsors for the event include F-Secure, Verisk, Rapid Response Monitoring, Cirrent, mnubo, Trusource Labs,, and HelloTech.

The three-day conference focuses on technology solutions and strategies to expand the connected home ecosystem and drive consumer adoption. It will host more than 650 executives sharing insights on the connected home, including home security, insurance, smart home platforms, connected health solutions, channel strategies, and convergence between entertainment and smart home, as well as interoperability, voice technologies, and investments in the smart home.  

“We are reaching a point in the connected home where connectivity can enhance the experience for the user by saving time, adding new controls or functionality, or enabling new use cases,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “This year’s event will examine the impact of connectivity for consumers as new solutions create opportunities for cloud-based services and additional revenues.”


What Do Consumers Want? Demand for Smart Home Solutions

Home Security and Controls: Moving beyond Traditional Use

Independent Living: Healthcare in the Smart Home

Builders – Key Channel for Smart Home Solutions

Evolution of Retailers and Smart Home Merchandising

Smart Home Platforms: Building Service Revenues

Service Providers: Defining New Roles in the Smart Home

Investments: Growth of the Smart Home

Connected Entertainment and Smart Home: Bridging Parallel Ecosystems

Securing and Personalizing the Smart Home: AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain

Data Security and Privacy: Empowering Consumers with New Tools and Controls

Interoperability: Technology Convergence and Expanding the Smart Home

Partnerships: Key to Success in the Smart Home 

Voice: Gateway to Connected Home Use Cases

Support and Installation: Making the Smart Home Work

Smart Home: Standalone Devices versus Whole Home Systems

DIY Disrupting Home Security

Connected Cars – Extension for the Smart Home

Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover

Insurance and Smart Home Products

Battle for the Front Door: Access Control and Delivery

Business Model Innovations in the Smart Home 

Parks Associates is accepting speaker submissions for 2019; executives can submit at

The 2019 CONNECTIONS™ Conference will host more than 650 high-level executives in an intimate networking environment. The event includes a mix of market research, analysis, and industry insight designed to capture the complexity and opportunities in these interconnected markets.

For information, visit To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.


Parks Associates' 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place November 10-12, 2020, online, as part of the Virtual CONNECTIONS Community.

The annual CONNECTIONS™ conference hosts more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, security, smart home, health, and energy industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology innovations, consumer research on adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop with a deep dive into Parks Associates’ consumer data and trends in the smart home markets.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during virtual networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact, call 972-490-1113, visit

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