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2014 Agenda


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Tuesday, November 18

Devices and Services


8:00

Registration - Zurich 2


8:00

CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor - Ayla NetworksBreakfast - Zurich 1
Sponsored by Ayla Networks


8:45

Welcome: Impact of the Internet of Things on the Consumer - Zurich 2

Parks Associates’ president addresses the current state of the connected home market and the impact of connectivity across multiple platforms, devices, and services.

SPEAKERS

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


9:00

Connecting Smart Products and Smart Home Services - Zurich 2

Consumer interest in the smart home crosses multiple categories, from entertainment to security to energy, but the strength of that demand relies on a variety of products working seamlessly together. Understanding the contrasting business goals and their impact on integration is essential to producing a successful smart home solution. This session examines the business issues that must be resolved to achieve and expand the ecosystem of interoperable products and realize the vision of the smart home.

SPEAKERS

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Amdocs Connected Home, Amdocs

Marco Dorjee, International Business Development, CentraLite Systems

Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent

David Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, Ayla Networks

Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe

Marc Westermann, Vice Chairman, Bluelinea

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates


10:15

CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor - AlertMeNetworking Break - Zurich 1
Sponsored by AlertMe


10:45

Pay TV, Connected CE, and Broadband in 2020 - Zurich 2

Current consumer trends are the leading indicators for the future of the industry. Consumers will continue to stream content and in greater amounts because this method offers them desired content on demand and at an affordable price. Already, 40% of broadband homes in France and 36% in the U.K. access online video via a computer or TV. Demand for faster connections will push broadband penetration and speeds worldwide. By 2025, two-thirds of households in Eastern Europe will have broadband connections, as will half of homes in Latin America and Asia/Pacific. This session assesses the longer-term (5-10 years) future of the industry, including digital lifestyles, access services, sources of content, devices used, and competition as well as how pay-TV providers can expand their influence and revenues in this changing market.

SPEAKERS

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA, ARRIS

Andrew Ferrone, VP of Pay TV, Roku

David Leporini, EVP, Marketing Products and Security, Viaccess-Orca

Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation, Orange

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director, Research,Parks Associates


11:45

Opening Keynote - Pay-TV Strategies to Reach Connected Consumers - Zurich 2

CONNECTIONS Europe keynote - Oliver Lewis - Sky Deutschland

Oliver Lewis

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Sky Deutschland

Sky - CONNECTIONS Europe Keynote

Like other pay-TV operators, Sky Deutschland is launching innovative OTT services to provide additional value to its customers, reach new prospects and respond to the threat from new entrants. Oliver Lewis presents how the company has created these products to address the opportunity in Germany and Austria, where pay-TV penetration is low but broadband penetration and device ownership are high.


12:15

CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor - ROC-ConnectNetworking Lunch - Zurich 1
Sponsored by ROC-Connect


13:30

Driving Smart Home Value through Partnerships,
sponsored by Verisure - Zurich 2

While many service providers seek to deliver the smart home through a proprietary system, an alternative approach is to create an ecosystem of partner vendors who individually maintain relationships with the customer but enhance the value of their offerings by interoperating. By offering an integrated and tested suite of solutions, partners extend the range of possibilities for their customers without ceding their own position as product provider. Panelists discuss the advantages and opportunities of participating in a cooperative partnership.

Moderator: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

 

Verisure - CONNECTIONS Europe 2014 Sponsor

14:30

Future of the Home Gateway: Entertainment and More - Zurich 2

The future of the set-top is a key topic of debate. Will this device become more resource-rich, will it be eliminated in favor of cloud-based services, or will other connected CE devices absorb it? In Europe, some operators are pushing to have thin-client devices for all televisions in the home, with each enabled by cloud-based services. This session looks at the different scenarios for the set-top, including the integration of video monitoring, smart home, and aging-in-place health services, and the potential for a full-featured primary gateway that would manage user profiles in the household and handle conditional access, security, data, and other functions. This session also examines the role of alternative set-top boxes among other connected CE devices in the home.

SPEAKERS

Darren Fawcett, CTE, Pace

Irvind Ghai, Senior Director, Enterprise Carrier Solutions, Qualcomm

Benoit Joly, SVP Marketing & Smart Life, Technicolor

Wojtek Makowski, CTO, Soft@Home

Simon Trudelle, Senior Director Product Marketing, NAGRA

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates


15:30

CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor - MiOSNetworking Break - Zurich 1
Sponsored by MiOS


16:00

Keynote - Cars: Just Another Connected Device? - Zurich 2

CONNECTIONS Europe keynote - Ken Durand - Ericsson

Ken Durand

Vice President, Innovation and Business Development

Ericsson

CONNECTIONS Europe - Ericsson

As the world marches toward 50 billion connected devices, virtually everyone recognizes the Connected Car as an important component of the connections puzzle. Sometimes described as the ultimate mobile device and other times seen as a smartphone on wheels, the automobile is critical to so many pieces of society. Basic transportation, city management, highway construction, fuel standards, traffic management, environmental concerns, and dozens of other societal factors are all impacted every day by data that can be extracted from the car. In this session, Ken Durand of Ericsson reviews some of the current innovations and constraints in the automotive ecosystem and a few lessons learned from early prototypes and adaptations.


16:30

Smart Home and IoT: Building Value-Added Services - Zurich 2

Manufacturers and smart home service providers understand that data is the key that will unlock new capabilities and service opportunities. Big data is here, and efforts to develop smarter software that can utilize its power while protecting the privacy and security of consumers are underway. From a manufacturer perspective, smart product services provide an opportunity for price expansion and an improved product mix. From a service provider perspective, services provide the potential for recurring revenue and new business models. This session highlights successful value-added services and reviews approaches for integrating those services into the larger smart home ecosystem. The panel also addresses privacy and ownership of data and the business strategies in developing these solutions and gaining consumer trust in the smart home.

SPEAKERS

Joseph Bradley, IoE Evangelist and Managing Director, IoE Practice, Cisco Consulting Services

Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates


17:15

Special Presentation and Invitation to Dinner by Arrayent - Zurich 2


17:30

RCONNECTIONS Europe - Icontrol Networks Sponsoreception - Zurich 2
Sponsored by Icontrol Networks


19:30

Arrayent - CONNECTIONS Europe Sponsor

Networking Dinner
Sponsored by Arrayant


Wednesday, November 19

Consumer Engagement & Competition


8:00

CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor - ZipatoContinental Breakfast - Zurich 1
Sponsored by Zipato


8:30

Welcome: Understanding New Market Demands - Zurich 2

Looking forward to 2025, Parks Associates highlights new demands and trends for the connected home, including IoT, energy management, and entertainment services.

SPEAKER

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


8:45

Future for TV Everywhere and OTT Services - Zurich 2

Over the past several years, TV Everywhere—linear and on-demand video services provided by pay-TV operators to IP-connected devices—has emerged as a key tool for pay-TV providers. Many pay-TV providers believe that a presence in the OTT space is critical in retaining customers and future competitiveness in the video marketplace. In North America, TV Everywhere is close to universal, and operators in Western Europe are catching up, with penetration numbers exceeding 50%. This session addresses how operators are rethinking their approach to OTT, multiscreen services, and the role in the video market space.

SPEAKERS

John Driver, Chief Marketing Officer, PacketVideo

Thomas Guss, Business Development Manager, Watson Nordic Ltd

Gernot Jaeger, Head of Business Development / B2B TV Solutions, Zattoo International

Colin Morrison, Vice President of Global TV Sales Operations, Ericsson

Ola Steinsrud, Vice President New Markets and Content, Magine

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates


9:45

Keynote - Zurich 2


10:15

CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor - Support.comNetworking Break - Zurich 1
Sponsored by Support.com


10:45

Consumer Tech Support in the Smart Home - Zurich 2

Consumer adoption of connected devices—home entertainment, mobile, smart home, and health and fitness—is opening new opportunities for tech support companies that can support both the number and the complexity of these new products and services. The need for support automation has become especially critical as technical support services include more delivery channels and cover more services and devices, both fixed and mobile. This session addresses new strategies to enhance all stages of the support process, including service initiation, diagnosis, resolution, and customer relationship management. In addition, speakers discuss strategies to improve the consumer support experience even as the home environment becomes more complex, which drives up support costs and requires more time and resources to provide the necessary support and protection.

Sandeep Kalsi, Chief Marketing Officer, iYogi

Tom Van Leeuwen, Director, Customer Experience Home Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


11:45

Fireside Chat - Winning Strategies for the Smart Home - Zurich 2

Jon Carter - DT - keynote

Jon Carter
UK Head of Business Development - Connected Home
Deutsche Telekom AG

CONNECTIONS Europe - Keynote
     
CONNECTIONS Europe - Greg Roberts, Icontrol Networks

Greg Roberts

Vice President, Marketing

Icontrol Networks

CONNECTIONS Europe - Icontrol Networks Sponsor

Icontrol Networks and Deutsche Telekom provide their perspectives on the keys to success in the smart home market across Europe. Industry veterans share their insights and lessons learned from their respective smart home product launches and provide their views on the evolution of the smart home market in Europe.


12:15

Lunch and Interactive Networking - Zurich 1


13:15

Tomorrow's Interfaces, Control, and the IoT - Zurich 2

The user interface is an increasingly prized asset that enables data collection, an advertising portal, an integration point for OTT and linear content, and a portal to smart products and services. Consolidated interfaces provide consumers with a single point to find content and services from a host of content providers, smart products, social networking sites, and app developers. Integrating entertainment services with the broader smart home represents a potential competitive advantage for service providers. This session discusses innovations that are shaping the future of the user experience, its role in the smart home, and strategies for different players to monetize their presence on the UI.

SPEAKERS

Dr. Regina Bernhaupt, Director of User Experience Research, Ruwido

Charles Dawes, Global Strategic Account Director, Rovi

Andy Mee, Director of Sales & Marketing, Echostar

Adam Nightingale, VP Sales EMEA, Accedo

Stuart Rosove, VP Advanced Solutions, Irdeto

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates


14:15

The Path to 4K Content and Services - Zurich 2

4K is in its infancy, both in terms of content production and video services. Manufacturers of streaming media devices are assessing the requirements to add 4K/UHD capabilities. CE makers will continue to produce 4K televisions and other devices, including set-top boxes, computer monitors, streaming devices, cameras, and other CE products, and over the next 10 years the prices of 4K TVs will fall to mass-market levels. However, manufacturers will need to drive awareness and give consumers a reason to adopt—currently less than 15% of U.S. broadband households are familiar with 4K. This session addresses the role of content in driving 4K adoption, strategies for broadcasters and OTT providers to produce and deliver original content in 4K/UHD, and the potential for new services and devices using this technology, including new interactive features and display options.

SPEAKERS

Eric Grab, Chief Technology Officer, DivX, LLC

Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Sr Director Product Marketing, NAGRA

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates


15:15

Networking Break - Zurich 2


15:30

Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home - Zurich 2

Connectivity is a disruptive force impacting the market for nearly all products and services. Companies can leverage connectivity to reduce operating costs, extend functionality, and add new services. This session examines the impact of IoT on traditional product and service channels and new strategies to provide and deploy unique, fully integrated experiences within smart home solutions. This session also discusses new business models and partnership opportunities among entertainment and security service providers, utilities, manufacturers, retailers, and other players in the smarfct home market.

SPEAKERS

Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products

Sebastian Popovic, CEO, Zipato

Natividad Garcia Rodriguez, CEO, Domoalert

Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder, ROC-Connect, Inc.

Russell Ure, EVP, GM, Icontrol Networks

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates


16:15

Innovations and Interoperability: Competition within the Smart Home - Zurich 2

Many consumers are purchasing products such as smart programmable thermostats and smart smoke detectors today as stand-alone devices, but Parks Associates research shows consumers clearly prefer smart home systems with extended capabilities that integrate multiple devices. Consumers expect all of their devices to work together, regardless of when or how they are purchased. Companies offering smart products and smart home platforms that can provide this benefit will have a competitive advantage. This session examines the increasing number of ways to ensure products can interoperate and analyzes the solutions needed to satisfy all players, including the consumer.

SPEAKERS

Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Joe Dada, CEO, INSTEON

Rishi Lodhia, CEO & Co-founder, CameraManager by Panasonic

Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance

Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates


17:00

Closing Comments - Zurich 2



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