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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 ...read more

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. S ...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 Commissio ...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 ...read more

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