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22 JUL 2015

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features keynotes from Honeywell, Icontrol Networks, Nest, and Viacom

Tenth-annual conference to focus on business models, new technologies, monetization, and partnerships in connected entertainment and smart home markets

Parks Associates will host the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS Europe™ on 10-11 November 2015 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, to address new challenges and opportunities for service providers, technology and CE manufacturers, and smart home companies.

Parks Associates’ NUMBERS™ global forecasting service estimates there will be nearly 116 million pay-TV households in Western Europe by the end of 2015. Sales of smart TVs will exceed 23 million, and Western European consumers will buy nearly 13 million streaming media devices in 2015.

“Adoption of connected devices throughout Europe and the world is driving changes in consumer usage habits, including increasing consumption of OTT services. Service providers are also deploying innovations in offerings, such as smart home and energy management controls tied to the smartphone,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS™ Europe sessions and networking opportunities focus on partnerships, compelling business models, and integration of new technologies that will open new business opportunities for IoT, security, home automation, connected entertainment, and support services in the connected home.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe—IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home will analyze the key issues in the expansion of the connected home, including privacy and data security, content licensing and distribution, interoperability and the integration of technology platforms, and the challenge of creating and communicating value propositions that can generate mass-market appeal and reoccurring revenue.

2015 Keynote Speakers:

  • Christian Kurz, SVP Research, Insights and Reporting, Viacom International Media Networks
  • Mario Moura, General Manager, Home Comfort & Energy Systems EMEA, Honeywell
  • Lionel Paillet, General Manager Europe, Nest Labs, Inc.
  • Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, Icontrol Networks

The Advisory Board includes executives from British Gas; Deutsche Telekom; Honeywell; Liberty Global; Orange; QIVICON, Deutsche Telekom; Sky Deutschland; Sutherland Global; Telecom Italia; Telefónica; and TiVo.

Visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst, 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