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4 JULY 2018

CEO of Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH to keynote 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT

Unit sales of smart home controllers in Western Europe will exceed 13 million in 2021

New research from international research firm Parks Associates estimates Western Europe will overtake the Asia Pacific region in sales of smart home controllers by 2019. Western Europe will feature over five million unit sales in 2019 and exceed 13 million in 2021. The firm will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on November 13-14 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel to discuss the business opportunities, new revenue strategies, partnership opportunities, and technology disruptions for the smart home, security, energy management, and wellness industries.

Unit Sales Forecasts: Smart Home Controllers | Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ Europe hosts more than 200 industry executives and features keynotes from Orange, Philips Lighting, and Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH:

  • Gabriel Wetzel, CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH
  • Alvaro Gallardo, VP, Smart Home Energy, Assistance, Orange
  • George Yianni, Head, Technology, Philips Hue, Philips Lighting

In his keynote “Focus on the Experience: Interoperability & Integration,” Wetzel will share insights on providing ease of use, interoperability, best-in-class security, and privacy protection in designing and deploying a smart home system with a quality user experience.

“A smart home controller can manage devices and subsystems that serve multiple use cases, and as this product category grows, it creates opportunities for other smart home products and services in the home,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “Devices operating within a system and as part of an ecosystem are keys to success for smart home in Europe, and we look forward to exploring the challenges and issues around smart home growth”

Early conference sponsors are Alarm.com, Ayla Networks, F-Secure, Intamac, mnubo, ROC-Connect, Zigbee Alliance, and Z-Wave. Parks Associates is accepting speaking proposals through 1 September 2018. Preliminary session topics include:

  • Voice-First Smart Experience: Innovation and Disruption
  • Security and Data Analytics: Protecting the Connected Consumer
  • Smart Home Platforms: Providing Value through Experiences
  • Focus on the Experience: Interoperability & Integration
  • Home Security: Proving Value
  • In-Home Tech Support: Creating Consumer Confidence
  • Integrating Energy Services with the Smart Home
  • Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home
  • Insurance and Consumer IoT Markets: New Business Models
  • Smart Home Business Models: Shift to Services
  • Smart Home Platforms: Health, Safety, and Security Use Cases
  • Smart Home Devices: Crossing the Chasm
  • Connected Product Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home

Submit to speak at http://www.parksassociates.com/ceu-speak.

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