Thursday, January 25, 2018

Parks Associates Announces Topics and Call for Papers for Inaugural Integrated Life Program at InfoComm

44% of U.S. broadband households own two or more Internet-connected home video entertainment devices for streaming content

Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the inaugural Integrated Life program, a one-day event produced at InfoComm 2018 in partnership with AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. The event, held on June 5 at the Westgate Las Vegas, will focus on the crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audio/visual markets.

Parks Associates research shows that 44% of U.S. broadband households own two or more Internet-connected video devices. These solutions are delivering high-quality entertainment experiences to connected consumers, who then expect these benefits to extend to work environments, commercial venues, and anywhere else they go.

Ownership of Internet-connected Entertainment CE Devices | Parks Associates

The Integrated Life sessions, moderated by the Parks Associates analyst team, will feature interactive panel discussions and presentations to address the trends, technologies, and forecasts for the A/V market and the business opportunities to extend these experiences to all aspect of the connected lifestyle. 

“New form factors, like smart speakers with personal assistants, are increasing in adoption and creating new ways for consumers to experience music and audio content,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “The connected lifestyle is creating a variety of new experiences with technology that have crossover effects into all areas where consumers live, work, and play. We are excited to host the inaugural Integrated Life event at InfoComm to explore technology convergence across residential, enterprise, mobile, hospitality, and other commercial/public spaces and the role integrators can seize in these expanding ecosystems.”

“We are excited about the Integrated Life program that Parks Associates has developed for InfoComm 2018,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE, SVP of Expositions for AVIXA. “Technology experiences follow us throughout our daily journeys. It’s important to understand the issues, innovations, and opportunities enabled by an increasingly digital world.”

Parks Associates and AVIXA are currently accepting speaker submissions through February 28, 2018. Panel topics include: 

  • Integrated Life: How the Enterprise and Connected Home Are Converging
  • Simplifying the AV Experience: User Interface Innovations
  • Delivering Value by Safeguarding Security and Privacy
  • Enabling the Integrated Life: Interoperability, System Design, and Managed Services
  • Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Voice: The Impact of Innovative Technologies
  • How Sensors, Automation, and Big Data Create Personalized Experiences
  • Understanding Consumers’ Expectations and Why They Buy “Smart” Devices
  • Changing Consumer Habits and the Effect on Technology Experiences in Hospitality and Entertainment

For more information about Parks Associates’ events, visit To submit to speak, visit To speak with an analyst or to request data, contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.

For more information about Integrated Life at InfoComm 2018, visit

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, 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 webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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