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20 JUN 2013


Orange to Keynote CONNECTIONS™ Europe, November 12-13 in Amsterdam

Parks Associates announces preliminary agenda and early event sponsors Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, and AlertMe

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda, early sponsors, and confirmed keynote speakers from AT&T and Orange for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home, November 12-13, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. 

Luis Canales, Executive Director, Digital Life International, AT&T, and Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange, will deliver keynotes during the two-day executive conference. CONNECTIONS™ Europe focuses on next-generation services in home controls and access & entertainment, including new partnership opportunities, consumer engagement strategies, innovative service bundling, the role of the cloud, and challenges in connecting content to digital platforms.

Parks Associates European research finds interest in security features overweigh other service features when considering home management and monitoring services. Among broadband households, 45% in Germany and Belgium, 44% in the U.K., and 39% in France find a fire-alert feature very appealing, outscoring energy management options.

"Parks Associates estimates 57% of broadband households in Western Europe will have a smart TV by 2017, but as innovative devices and services proliferate, the connected home industries face many new challenges, including low consumer awareness, lack of interoperability, competition from new channels, and consumer expectations for ubiquitous content," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.  “CONNECTIONS™ Europe will examine the business strategies to increase consumer engagement and drive revenues as well as new services, technologies, and opportunities created by connected-home innovations.” 

Agenda Sessions:

Engaging Consumers: Connected Home Business Models

Integration of Security and Energy into Service Provider Offerings

Multiscreen Services and TV Anywhere

Discovery and Personalization for TV Services

TV Apps and the New Customer Experience

The Future for the Set-top Box

Evolution of Connected Appliances and the M2M markets

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

CONNECTIONS™ Europe early sponsors include Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, and AlertMe.For more information and to submit to speak, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT will take place 13-14 November 2018 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates 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 webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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