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03 NOV 2015

Less than 10% of Western European broadband households familiar with smart products

CONNECTIONS™ Europe to highlight smart home products and connected entertainment research, 10-11 November, in Amsterdam

New Parks Associates research shows low consumer familiarity with smart home technologies in key European markets, while one-third of broadband households have strong concerns about the security of smart home products. The firm reports familiarity highest in France, where 12% of broadband households are very familiar with smart home products and services, compared to less than 10% in the U.K., Spain, and Germany. Between one-fourth and one-third of broadband households in these European markets have security concerns about smart home products. 

Parks Associates will address strategies to increase familiarity and allay security concerns with IoT and smart home technologies at the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, 10-11 November, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam.

“Like the U.S., the European connected home market is on its way to steady growth,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “However, while the U.S. has an established foundation of security service to build on, energy providers, insurance companies, telcos, and retailers throughout Europe will have to share the load of driving consumer interest and creating new business models that lower barriers to adoption of new products and services.”

Event Speakers:


François Girodolle, Head of Product Partnerships, Nest Europe, Nest Labs, Inc.

Christian Kurz, SVP Research, Insights and Reporting, Viacom International Media Networks

Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, Icontrol Networks



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

Mario Moura, General Manager Home Comfort & Energy Systems EMEA, Honeywell



Johan Ambuhm, Vice President Business Development & Digital Solutions, Inwido AB

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Connected Home, Amdocs

Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance

Jonathan Beavon, Director Strategy, Video Software & Solutions, Cisco Systems

João Bocas, CEO & Founder, Salutem

Olivier Carmona, Board of Directors Member, DLNA; Director of Business Development, AwoX

Bulent Celebi, Co-Founder and Chairman, AirTies Wireless Networks

Seb Chakraborty, CTO, British Gas Connected Homes

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA, ARRIS

Richard Collins, Smart Home Expert, Neotion

Eamon Conway, Managing Director, climote

Charles Dawes, Senior Director, International Marketing, Rovi

Shane Dyer, Founder, Arrayent

Andrew Ferrone, VP of Pay TV, Roku

Carl Furgusson, Head of Strategy, Compression Business, Ericsson

Kevin Garton, CMO, Zonoff

Raghav Gupta, GM of EMEA, Ooyala

Thomas Guss, Head of Business Development at Watson Nordic, Watson Nordic

Simon Harrison, Head of Technology, UK Innovation, RWE

Frank den Hartog, Senior Innovator, TNO; TWG Chairman, HGI, HGI/TNO

Kurt Hoppe, VP, Applications & Services, Prodea

Scott Hublou, VP of Global Connected Solutions, Salus

Farah Khan, Director – Business Development, CSS Corp

Mitch Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance 

Oliver Lewis, SVP Customer Planning & Analysis, Sky Deutschland

Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek

Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG

Adam Nightingale, VP EMEA, Accedo

Alain Nochimowski, EVP Innovation, Viaccess-Orca

Sumit Parab, Director of Product Management, UXP Systems

Sebastian Popovic, CEO, Zipato

Olivier Ribet, Vice President, High Tech Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect

Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation, Orange

Philip Steele, Founder & CEO, nCube Home

Werner Styrdom, VP of Technology, Irdeto

Emre Tavsancil, Head of Mobile Health Department, Turkcell

Itai Tomer, Head of Cloud DVR, Ericsson

Wendy Toth, Vice President of Marketing, Ayla Networks

Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

Wouter van der Beek, Vice President, UPnP Forum

Tom Van Leeuwen, Product Line Manager, Alcatel-Lucent

Martijn Vastenburg, Founder & Managing Director, ConnectedCare

Antti Vihavainen, Partner, Business Development, Cozify

Brynhild Vinskei, Chief Marketing Officer, Xstream

Mark Walters, VP of Statigic Development, ZigBee Alliance

Marc Wullings, Head of Commercial Operations, Wellmo

John Worsfold, Innovation and Implementation Manager, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

Sponsors include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, Ayla Networks, MivaTek, and Zipato.

To schedule a meeting with an analyst, contact Holly Sprague: 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