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11 September 2018


16% of U.K. broadband households own a smart home device

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT to feature new consumer survey data on European smart home market

New consumer research from international research firm Parks Associates finds 16% of U.K. broadband households own a smart home device, compared to 26% in the U.S. The firm will share insights from its recent survey of 5,000 U.K. broadband households, including consumer interest and purchase intentions in smart home solutions, at the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on 13-14 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.

Smart home device ownership by country | Parks Associates

“In the U.K., much like the U.S., the most popular devices include smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, and networked cameras,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “In some ways, we are seeing a smart home market emerge in parallel with the U.S., but each market has its own unique qualities. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will examine the different strategies and partnerships to build successful smart home solutions across Europe.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT will feature multiple sessions with research and executive insight on the business opportunities, new revenue strategies, partnership opportunities, and technology disruptions for the smart home, security, energy management, and wellness industries.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe hosts more than 225 industry executives and features the following keynote speakers:

  • Johan Ambuhm, VP, Business Development & Digital Solutions, Inwido AB
  • Jens Dahle, Associate Partner, Digital Transformation, IBM
  • Alvaro Gallardo, VP, Smart Home Energy, Assistance, Orange
  • Gabriel Wetzel, CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH
  • George Yianni, Head, Technology, Philips Hue

Conference sponsors include Homematic IP, Alarm.com, F-Secure, Intamac, mnubo, ROC-Connect, Zigbee Alliance, Z-Wave, and Mersoft.

Sessions include:

  • State of the Smart Home Market
  • Smart Home Business Models: Shift to Services
  • Voice-First Smart Experience: Innovation and Disruption
  • Making Magic: Interoperability and Integration
  • Data Security and Analytics: AI to Protect Consumers and Company Value
  • Enhanced Experiences with Secure Data: Succeeding the Smart Home
  • New Consumer Engagement Strategies
  • Platforms: Creating Value and Competition in the Smart Home
  • Insurance and Consumer IoT Markets: Transforming Customer Engagement
  • Opportunities and Future Growth in the Smart Home: The U.K. Consumer
  • Integrating Energy Services with the Smart Home
  • Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home
  • Home Security: Proving Value
  • Connected Product Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home

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.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

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 two days of 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.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will take place 19-20 November 2019 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com