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Friday, April 18, 2014

How Innovations in User Experience Will Change the Connected Home

Over 75% of U.S. homes now have broadband as well as a growing number of Internet-connected devices, and since 2010, weekly video consumption has grown approximately 30%, to nearly 30 hours per week. The user interface has evolved from a functional purpose to a cultivated experience, with various players battling to own the interface, thereby owning the consumer. During the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS Conference, speakers from People Power, DigitalSmiths, and Kannuu will discuss content discovery ...read more

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Welcome CONNECTIONS Sponsor Silicon Image

Parks Associates welcomes and thanks the newest Bronze Sponsor for the 2014 CONNECTIONS Conference, Silicon Image. The connectivity solutions provider will be joining other industry leaders at the San Francisco Marriott Airport Hotel, May 13-15.

Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for mobile, consumer electronics, and PC markets.  The company delivers its technology via ...read more

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Learn about Wearables from Bluetooth, Epson, Qualcomm, and Platronics

New products such as the smart watch promise to enhance current app usage and mobile services while creating new opportunities in digital health and home management. Bluetooth SIG, Epson, Qualcomm, and Plantronics take an in-depth look at the innovations in wearable computing at the CONNECTIONS Conference in May.

Full conference agenda located here: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/agenda

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Revenue Opportunities in the Smart Home Market

As technology continues to advance, business models and revenue streams will need to adapt and grow alongside emerging trends. Demonstrated by this infographic, there are several opportunities that exist for utilities, providers, and developers to capitalize on and monetize important consumer data within the smart home market. Smart meters are only one example—others will continue to arise as the market expands.

Several CONNECTIONS sessions will highlight opportunities within the ...read more

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ShopSavvy and AWE Discuss Apps in the Connected Home at CONNECTIONS

Apps are transforming all aspects of the connected home, from mobile to fixed platforms, and becoming the key avenue for companies to promote content and services to the end user. Executives from ShopSavvy and AWE discuss the evolution of apps into a channel for cloud-based entertainment at the CONNECTIONS Conference in May.

Full conference agenda located here: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/agenda

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CONNECTIONS Closing Keynote Examines the Connected Home Market

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things, and it seems that everything in the home is now generating data. Even common household items such as scales, refrigerators and toothbrushes can be connected to the cloud to deliver more value to the consumer. But what is driving smart home adoption now, and where are we going from here?

Greg Roberts, Vice President of Marketing at iControl Networks, will provide an overview of today’s connected home marketplace, how it got here and ...read more

Monday, April 14, 2014

Consumers and the Connected Home: Challenges, Trends, and Opportunities

Over 80% of U.S. broadband households have a home network, creating a sizeable market for smart home and entertainment technologies and services. Consumers, as their usage of connected devices evolves, are redefining the value propositions for connected and mobile CE, home management and controls solutions, and security and monitoring platforms. Hear market insights from At&T Digital Life, ADT, Amdocs, and NETGEAR during CONNECTIONS, May 13.

Full conference agenda located here: ...read more

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cisco Addresses the Internet of Everything at CONNECTIONS

Consumers and businesses have a lot to gain in moving towards a “Connected Life” proposition that fulfills the Internet of Everything (IoE) paradigm - and getting there will require the right combination of software, devices, and cloud technologies, not to mention an ecosystem to support the rapid development and deployment of new services.

During the keynote address from Cisco, “How Can the Internet of Everything Enable Connected Life,” Joe Chow, VP/GM - Connected Devices, will ...read more

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