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13 Nov 2014

Smart home, Internet of Things, and connected CE key topics at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates announces speakers and sponsors for European technology conference, 18-19 November

Top-level executives in the connected home technology industries will participate in the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. Hosted by Parks Associates, the conference features keynotes from Sky Deutschland and Ericsson and a special fireside chat with Deutsche Telekom and Icontrol Networks.

“CONNECTIONS™ Europe brings together the industry's best to discuss the connected home ecosystem and Internet of Things,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Over 50% of tablet and smartphone owners in German, Spanish, and U.K. broadband households use their mobile device to search for video content. The connected home is creating challenges and opportunities for service providers and pay-TV operators, and we will examine new service and revenue strategies to reach the connected consumer."

"Our industry needs to develop new business models to monetize services in new ways," said Thomas Guss, Business Development Manager, Watson Nordic. "I am looking forward to discussing strategies at CONNECTIONS™ Europe to make TV more personal and ways to increase usage of social media in video viewing. We need to find more dynamic ways of presenting content to consumers and better ways to utilize big data."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsors are Arrayent, Icontrol Networks, Tyco, ROC-Connect, Verisure, Amdocs, Domoalert, INSTEON, iYogi, Qualcomm, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, Zipato, AlertMe, MiOS, and Support.com.

Participating speakers:


Oliver Lewis, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Sky Deutschland

Ken Durand, Vice President, Innovation and Business Development, Ericsson


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

Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing, Icontrol Networks


Johan Ambuhm, Business Development Director, ASSA ABLOY

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Connected Home, Amdocs

Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Oliver Birch, Connected Living Innovation Manager, Assurant Solutions

Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director, AlertMe

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

Albert Blasco, European Marketing Manager, Panasonic

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA, ARRIS

Eamon Conway, Managing Director, climote


Charles Dawes, Global Strategic Account Director, Rovi

Marco Dorjee, International Business Development, CentraLite Systems

John Driver, Chief Marketing Officer, PacketVideo

Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent

Darren Fawcett, CTE, Pace

Andrew Ferrone, VP of Pay TV, Roku

Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub

David Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, Ayla Networks

Natividad Garcia Rodriguez, CEO, Domoalert

Eric Grab, Chief Technology Officer, DivX, LLC

Thomas Guss, Business Development Manager, Watson Nordic

Benoit Joly, SVP Marketing & Smart Life, Technicolor

Sandeep Kalsi, Chief Marketing Officer, iYogi

Jim Kitchen, VP, Strategy, Icontrol Networks

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

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

Wojtek Makowski, CTO, Soft@Home

Peter Manolescue, M2M Global Business Development Manager, Vodafone

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

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

Adam Nightingale, VP Sales EMEA, Accedo

Neil Pennington, Director of Smart Innovation, nPower

Kurt Peterhans, CEO, Axiros

Sebastian Popovic, CEO, ZIPATO

Rebekka Porath, Ecosystem Committee Chair, DLNA; Standards Policy Manager, Intel

Stuart Rosove, VP Advanced Solutions, Irdeto

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

Dick Seger, President of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances, Verisure Securitas Direct

Patrice Slupowski, Vice-President Digital Innovation, Orange

Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Sr Director Product Marketing, NAGRA

Mikael Svensson, Anticimex AB

Andrew Swartz, Research Director, Sutherland Global Services

Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance

Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

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

Nicola Villa, Managing Director and Global Lead, Analytics, Cisco Consulting Services

Brynhild Vinskei, Chief Marketing Officer, Xstream

Ricco Winther, Director of Sales, Z-Wave, Europe, Sigma Designs

Marc Westermann, Vice Chairman, Bluelinea

CONNECTIONS™ Europe registration is at www.connectionseurope.com. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/media/presspass. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.


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