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1 OCT 2015


British Gas, MivaTek, Prodea, Salus, UXP Systems, and Zipato to discuss smart home value-added services at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates hosts tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe Conference, 10-11 November, Amsterdam

Research firm Parks Associates will discuss the implications of the rollout of smart meters across Europe during the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, 10-11 November, at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. Deployments of these and other smart devices will increase consumer awareness of new smart home services, which will help drive the five-year (2014-2019) CAGR for adoption of smart home controllers in Western Europe to over 11%.

“Many European consumers have an energy tariff plan that provides a fixed monthly charge regardless of actual consumption. Smart meters can provide consumers much greater insight and awareness of their energy consumption, creating a market opportunity for energy-related smart products and services for the home,” said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will examine the progress of the smart home market as service providers and OEMs introduce new offerings and value propositions to consumers.”

At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, industry leaders in the smart home market will join Kerber in the session “IoT: Adding Value to the Smart Home Experience” on Tuesday, 10 November, 13:30, to examine emerging smart products and value-added services that enhance the consumer experience and expand the competitive landscape. Speakers Include:

  • Seb Chakraborty, CTO, British Gas Connected Homes
  • Kurt Hoppe, VP, Applications & Services, Prodea
  • Scott Hublou, VP of Global Connected Services, Salus
  • Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek
  • Sebastian Popovic, CEO, Zipato
  • Gemini Waghmare, CEO, UXP Systems

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will feature keynotes from Icontrol Networks, Nest Labs, and Viacom International Media Networks. Sponsors of the event include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, MivaTek, and Zipato.

Registration for CONNECTIONS™ Europe is now open; 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.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-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 will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com