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30 OCT 2017

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer to focus on smart home partnerships, sales channels, IoT technologies, consumer engagement strategies, and go-to-market strategies

Parks Associates will host the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe this week at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, addressing strategies to promote strong growth and new revenue opportunities for the smart home and connected systems markets in Europe. The two-day executive conference, 1-2 November, features insights from leading companies, including Amazon, Google, Centrica, Philips, Homematic IP, and DT. Sessions focus on strategies to overcome inhibitors, such as low consumer familiarity, security and privacy concerns, high upfront costs, and unclear value propositions, to drive mass-market adoption of smart home solutions.

Conference sponsors are Homematic IP, Qorvo, Amazon Alexa, ASSA ABLOY, Ayla Networks, Deutsche Telekom, Essence, Greenwave Systems, iQor, Mersoft, mnubo, ROC-Connect, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, the Zigbee Alliance, Hive Home, and MivaTek.

“Voice assistants and cloud services have added new layers to the consumer experience, and rapid progress in AI and data analytics will help expand the IoT market and open up numerous new business models and new possibilities for recurring revenues,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “Understanding ecosystem partnerships, sales channels, technologies, and consumer engagement and go-to-market strategies are critical to the success for mass-market deployments. We look forward to the discussions this week at CONNECTIONS™ Europe.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features the following keynotes:

  • Max Amordeluso, Chief Evangelist, EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon
  • Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development – Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Sudeep Maitra, Global VP, Strategy and Development, Centrica
  • George Yianni, Head of Technology – Home Systems, Philips Lighting

For information, visit www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule an analyst meeting or request specific research data, contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.


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