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12 NOV 2013

Parks Associates and industry leaders discuss Smart Home and Entertainment Service Strategies at CONNECTIONS™ Europe this week

Magine, Orange, British Gas, Com Hem, Securitas Direct – Verisure, Viacom International Media Networks and others share insights at Parks Associates' Connected Home Technology Conference

Parks Associates will host over 125 executives this week at CONNECTIONS™ Europe, a two-day technology conference in Amsterdam focused on the challenges and new business strategies for monetizing connected-home services, including video, tech support, and home management.

The eighth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home, November 12-13, is sponsored by iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, Cisco, and INSTEON.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe brings together high-level industry experts from a variety of connected-home areas,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. “Our sessions focus on business strategies and consumer engagement as well as services, technologies and new business opportunities. The 2013 keynotes from Orange, iControl Networks, and Securitas Direct – Verisure will provide attendees with the latest developments in the evolution of TV, cloud-enabled services and smart home revenues.”

2013 CONNECTIONS™ Europe Sessions:


Engaging Consumers: Connected Home Business Models

KEYNOTE: The Evolution of TV 2013-2020
Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange

Integration of Security and Energy into Service Provider Offerings

Multiscreen Services and TV Anywhere

Discovery and Personalization for TV Services

KEYNOTE: “IoT” connects devices, but Cloud-Enabled Services provide the real value
Paul Dawes, EVP & GM,iControl Networks

TV Apps and the New Customer Experience


The Future for the Set-top Box

KEYNOTE: Creating Smart Home Revenues through Customer Focus and Partnerships
Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure

Changing Role of Service Providers in the Connected Home

New Entertainment Platforms and Content Distribution

Interoperability in the Home Controls Market

Consumer Tech Support in a Multiscreen Home

Content and Service Strategies to Capture the OTT Consumer

Big Data and Cloud Services in the Connected Home

Full agenda available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/agenda.

View the fill list of CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers.

Press Registration: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/media/presspass

Interviews: To request an interview or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or +1.720.987.6614.

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For more information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. Media interviews with speakers are available. Please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com for scheduling info.  Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_EU and #CONNEU13.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.