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15 MAY 2014


Parks Associates addresses Internet of Things for the connected consumer at CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home

Executive conference features keynote from Sky Deutschland and sessions on 4K, APIs, Channel Strategies, and Video Services

Following the success of CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference in San Francisco this week, Parks Associates today announced the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home will be held 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam.

According to Parks Associates, in 2014, the U.K. will have 19.8 million smartphone households and over 10 million households using cloud storage. France will have over 18.6 million smartphone households, with over 11.5 million using cloud storage.

"CONNECTIONS™ Europe will analyze new business strategies as consumer demand for connected platforms and digital services expands across Europe,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “The Internet of Things will have a profound impact on connected home ecosystem, and we look forward to hosting another successful event with high-level analysis, consumer research, networking opportunities, and panel discussions."

Early event sponsors include Z-Wave, AlertMe, MiOS, and Support.com. Oliver Lewis, SVP, Customer Propositions and Product Management, Sky Deutschland, will present one of the event keynotes.

This year’s topics:

Connecting Smart Products and Smart Home Services

Implementing the Internet of Things: App Mashups and APIs

The Future of the Home Gateway: Entertainment and More

Tech Support Solutions for the Connected Home

The Path to 4K Content and Services

2020: Pay TV, Connected CE, and Broadband

Innovations and Interoperability: Competition within the Smart Home

The Future for TV Everywhere and OTT Services

Tomorrow's Interfaces, Control, and Content Discovery

Apps and the Role of Mobile in Engaging the TV Viewer

Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home

New Revenues in Advanced Advertising and In-App Offerings

Smart Home and IoT: Overcoming Privacy and Security Concerns

For information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

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 two days of 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.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will take place 19-20 November 2019 in Amsterdam at 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, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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