Monday, November 02, 2020

CONNECTIONS™ features insights from Comcast, Alarm.com, ADT, CommScope, Best Buy, Ring, Johnson Controls, and more on the state of the smart home market

COVID-19 pandemic causes increase in consumer interest in smart home security solutions and whole-home Wi-Fi

International research firm Parks Associates will host three days of virtual sessions focused on smart home, security, connected health, and the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in these markets at the CONNECTIONS™ Conference, November 10-12.

Parks Associates research finds 14% of US broadband households plan to purchase a security system of any kind in the next 12 months. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 26% of US broadband households are more interested in smart home solutions that keep their home and family safe, and 24% are more interested in whole-home Wi-Fi solutions.

The CONNECTIONS™ Community , with over 1,100 participants, has featured virtual sessions throughout 2020, leading up to the virtual conference on November 10-12. Sponsors include Sutherland Global Services, Alarm.com, Bitdefender, Nice, Cox, Intellithings, Cirrent, Everise, MMB Networks, ServiceLive, Zen Ecosystems, Firedome, Inspire, Mercku, Olibra, Ossiaco, Plume, Tuya, Zigbee Alliance, Z-Wave, Aprilaire, Asurion, Gadgeon, and Wi-Charge.

2020 CONNECTIONS Community Speakers

Visionary Speakers

KPN Ventures - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Samir Ahmad

Investment Director

KPN Ventures

Marcio Avillez - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Marcio Avillez
SVP of Business Development
CUJO AI

Andrew Beach - Mill Creek Residential

Andrew Beach
Vice President of Community Technology
Mill Creek Residential

Rich Cacioppo - Frontdoor Home - CONNECTIONS key speaker

Rich Cacioppo

Vice President of Emerging Businesses & Product Management

Frontdoor Home

Cornel Ciocirlan - CONNECTIONS visionary speaker

Cornel Ciocirlan

CTO EMEA

CommScope

Noopur Davis - Comcast - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Noopur Davis
EVP, Chief Product and Information Security Officer
Comcast

Erika Diamond - EnergyHub - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Erika Diamond
VP, Utility and Market Services
EnergyHub

Anne Ferguson - Alarm.com - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Anne Ferguson

VP, Marketing

Alarm.com

Mark Francis - Electronic Caregiver - CONNECTIONS key speaker

Mark Francis

Chief Digital Health Integration Officer

Electronic Caregiver

 Oisin Hanrahan - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Oisin Hanrahan
Chief Product Officer, ANGI Homeservices
Co-founder & CEO, Handy

AARP - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Rodney Harrell, PhD
Vice President, Livable Communities and Long-Term Services and Supports
AARP

Matt Mahar - Vivint Smart Home - CONNECTIONS keynote

Matt Mahar
VP of Consumer Experience and Design
Vivint Smart Home

Matt Mahar - Vivint Smart Home - CONNECTIONS keynote Spencer Moore
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Rapid Response Monitoring
ADT - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Raya Sevilla

SVP Information Technology

ADT

Jai Thattil

Head of Marketing - Nokia Technologies

Nokia

Speakers

Erik Ackner, President, Mercku Europe, MERCKU

Demetrios Barnes, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SmartRent

Lee Bienstock, Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Google Devices and Services, Google

Mike Braham, SVP/GM, Trapollo

Brent Brooks, Director, Sales & Strategic Marketing, MMB Networks

Mark Burson, VP Marketing & Product Management, Nice North America

Peter Butler, General Manager, Everise

Émilie Carignan, Marketing Director, Aerial Technologies

Bharat Chadda, Senior Vice President of Technology, Media and Communications Vertical, Sutherland

Jeff Clemow, VP Strategic and Channel Sales, Telit

Alan Coleman, Founder and CEO, Sweepr

Rob Conant, VP Software Product Management & Ecosystem, Infineon Technologies

Jennifer Doctor, Sr. Director Product Management, Intrusion Security Products, Johnson Controls

Tom Doyle, CEO, Aspinity

Tony Frangiosa, President and CEO, InstallerNet

Stephanie Freier, Senior Manager, Consumer Insights, Inspire

Stephanie Fuhrman, Managing Director, Global Innovation, Greystar

Troy Gelsky, Smart Home Owner and Technology Enthusiast

Maneesh Goyal, Vice-Chair Corporate Development, Mayo Clinic Platform, Mayo Clinic

Abhay Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bidgely

Mike Harris, President of Ring Solutions, RING

Ritch Haselden, GM and Senior VP of Sales, Essence

David Henry, Senior Vice President of Connected Home Products and Services, NETGEAR

Troy Iverson, VP of Sales, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers

Chris Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Brinks

Joe Johnson, VP, Product Development & Management, Windstream

Sarah Jones, VP, Commercial Product, Best Buy Health

Brett Jurgens, CEO & Co-founder, Notion

Sahas Katta, CEO, Smartcar

Jatin Khanpara, SVP, Engineering, Aprilaire

Abe Kinny, Product Management Director, Alarm.com

Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance

Oren Kotlicki, Founder and CEO, Intellithings Ltd.

Girish Kumar, CTO, GadgEon

Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer, Plume

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula

Brook McCall, Director, Tech Access Initiative, United Spinal Association

Chris Merck, VP Engineering, Olibra

Sharon Mirsky, Co-founder & COO, Firedome

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS

James Muraca, VP of Product, Zen Ecosystems

Antero Norkio, Vice President, Solution Management - Consumer Security Business Unit, F-Secure

Stellan Öhrn, Sales Director, BTEB IoT Connected Vehicles North America, Ericsson

Leah Page, VP Mobile Security and Strategic Projects, ADT

Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN, Executive Director Connect Care Operations, Intermountain Healthcare

Johan Pedersen, Manager, Product Marketing, Home & Consumer IoT, Silicon Labs

Quinto Petrucci, Vice President Product Management, Nortek Security and Control

Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance

Samantha Rudolph, Senior Product Director, OSSIACO

Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Leader, Post Acute & Home, Philips

Mark Samuel, CEO, Ezlo Innovation

Ankur Sood, Business Development Director, Service Providers, Bitdefender

David Smith, VP of Marketing & Business Development, COPS Monitoring

Sumati Stewart, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Yonomi

Joe Teng, Program Manager, Austin Energy

Steve Teig, Founder and CEO, Perceive

Tony Testa, Director - Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Business Unit, Qorvo

Emilie Tullis, VP of Product, General Manager, Demand Management Solutions, Uplight, Inc.

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Innovation and Growth, Constellation Energy

Fritz Werder, General Manager of North America, Tuya Smart

Paul Williams, GM, Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting, a Savant Company

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Moderators / Analysts

Kristen Hanich, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Parks Associates surveys 10,000 broadband households each quarter, providing a rich data set with trending for at least five years. The firm will feature its market insights and consumer data during the networking sessions and throughout the virtual event.  

To request data or an interview, contact Rosey Ulpino, rosey.ulpino@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™

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 sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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