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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.

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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 ...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 O ...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, ...read more

Friday, October 21, 2016

Centrica Connected Home: Communicating benefits of the smart home is key challenge

Before attending CONNECTIONS™ Europe in Amsterdam, D’Arcy Rossiter, Head of Insight at Centrica Connected Home, answered several industry questions:

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

Many European countries have high levels of broadband and smart phone penetration and have populations who are comfortable using technology. What we as suppliers need to do is to deliver the use cases and propositions to those consumers, ...read more

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Telecare is at the heart of smart home connectivity: Insights from DORO AB

Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe in Amsterdam, Jérôme Arnaud, CEO at DORO AB, provided industry insight:

What challenges does Europe face with rolling out new smart home products and services?

At the heart of smart home connectivity lies Telecare. We see the Telecare industry migrating from analog technology to digital and mobile technology. This migration will not only upgrade the system and improve security, but also create a platform for richer information to b ...read more

Thursday, October 20, 2016

SmartThings: Voice control crucial to smart home growth in Europe

Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe in Amsterdam, David Bailey, Vice President, Marketing Communications at SmartThings, answered several industry questions:

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

The largest opportunity for the smart home industry in Europe is in providing a truly integrated smart home platform, so users can create their own smart home to suit their needs. SmartThings has always been committed to an open pl ...read more

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Safety of smart home products is key to consumers: Insights from Kudelski Security

Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe in Amsterdam, Christopher Schouten, Senior Director Product Marketing at Kudelski Security, answered several industry questions:

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

The largest opportunity for the smart home industry in Europe is to continue to make itself relevant to the daily lives of consumers; to ensure the solutions they provide meet real needs in four major areas: security, home a ...read more

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