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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

5 Reasons to Attend CONNECTIONS Summit at CES

Parks Associates will host the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home on January 5 at CES® 2017. The one-day executive summit will focus on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services.

5 Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn about emerging business strategies, con¬sumer trends, and new partnerships
  • Network with over 500 top executives in IoT and the
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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Open ecosystem of interoperable products is key for smart home growth: Insights from ZigBee Alliance

Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe in Amsterdam, Tobin Richardson, President and CEO at ZigBee Alliance, answered several industry questions:

Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe?

The biggest opportunity will come from the establishment of open product ecosystems. Lighting is ‘illuminating’ the way for many applications, and LED is a great way for product and service providers to gain entry to the home with products. ...read more

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The Importance of Encouraging New Tech Talent

The European Commission is driving infrastructure changes to contribute €250 billion of tech-industry growth to the European economy by 2020 through the Digital Economy Policy. This will create hundreds of thousands of jobs across Europe. But one looming issue with this policy is that, according to the EC's own figures, there won't be enough appropriately skilled workers to take on these roles, with an anticipated 756,000 unfilled ICT vacancies in 2020.

While the Commission is setting ...read more

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Cozify: Most consumers are not aware of smart home products

Before attending CONNECTIONS™ Europe in Amsterdam, Antti Vihavainen, Partner, Business Development at Cozify, answered several industry questions:

Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe?

It is in assisting other industry verticals to transform their consumer businesses. Examples include insurers, telecommunications, home appliances and consumer electronics.

What challenges does Europe face with rolling out new smart home products ...read more

Monday, October 31, 2016

Attend 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe courtesy of Monsterboard

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates will host over 200 industry executives this week at the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer, and Monsterboard is giving you a chance to attend the event for free.

Monsterboard is sponsoring free passes for two lucky winners. Contact Parks Associates at info@parksassociates.com with the subject line ‘Monsterboard Passes at CONNECTIONS Europe’ for your chance to win.

Monsterboard started in 1998 ...read more

Monday, October 31, 2016

Security and safety are the entry path for the connected home market: Insights from Deutsche Telekom AG

Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe in Amsterdam, Thomas Rockmann, Vice President Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom AG, answered several industry questions:

Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe?

There is a myriad of business opportunities in the smart home sector, as the move to selling hardware-based services grows. We have identified three key business opportunities that are open to the widest range of players, including telcos, ...read more

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SoftAtHome: IoT home security weakness great chance for operators

They say every cloud has a silver lining and that is certainly true for broadband operators in the wake of one of the biggest DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks yet and one which significantly was launched by hijacking IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The victim was French ISP and cloud hosting provider OVH, which in late September faced a massive DDoS attack from a botnet comprising at least 150,000 IoT devices, mostly CCTV cameras. According to OVH founder and CTO Octave ...read more

Monday, October 24, 2016

Millennials & TV: Big Appetites, Little Patience

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), the global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today released follow-up findingsfrom its 2016 TiVo consumer survey, focusing on the behavior of U.S. millennials and how this coveted demographic interacts with video content, products and services in contrast to other generations.

“The media industry is facing a perfect storm with increased choice and access to content, at the cost of massive fragmentation and frustrated consumers,” said Paul ...read more

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