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18 October 2018


16% of U.K. broadband households familiar with smart video doorbells

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses smart home, security, energy management, and independent living solutions

International research firm Parks Associates finds 16% of U.K. broadband households are familiar with smart video doorbells, while 14% are familiar with networked cameras. Increased familiarity and awareness are helping drive adoption of connected products in the U.K. and throughout Europe. The firm will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on 13-14 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, featuring keynotes from Inwido and IBM, Bosch Smart Home, Orange, Parks Associates, and Philips.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features multiple sessions with research and executive insights on the business opportunities, revenue strategies, and partnership opportunities for the smart home, security, energy management, and wellness industries.

High Familiarity with Smart Home Devices by Country | Parks Associates

“Consumer familiarity with key smart home products in the U.K. aligns with the scores we are seeing the U.S., notably smart light bulbs and networked cameras,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will examine the growth trajectory for the smart home markets throughout Europe and how IoT companies can break the barriers to adoption for smart home solutions and transform consumer familiarity into adoption.”

The session “Platforms: Creating Value and Competition in the Smart Home” examines strategies for product manufacturers and service providers in the smart home era. Speakers:

  • Matthieu de Broca, Director, International Business Development, OVERKIZ, a subsidiary of the Somfy Group
  • Nabil Chair, VP EMEA Sales, Greenwave Systems
  • Arjen Noorbergen, Founder and CEO, Olisto
  • Larry Poon, COO, IMONT
  • David Rimmer, Director Business Development - Europe, Alarm.com
  • Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder, ROC-Connect

The session "Home Security: Proving Value" examines European market for security solutions. Speakers:

  • Edwin Aartman, Benelux Sales Manager, Netatmo
  • Omer Sagi, Director Business Development, Smart Door Locks EMEA, ASSA ABLOY
  • Steve Shapiro, GM Security and Connected Home, Johnson Controls
  • Dave Ward, European Product Director, Ring

Sponsors include Homematic IP, Alarm.com, ASSA ABLOY, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Intamac, ROC-Connect, Trusource Labs, Z-Wave, Zigbee Alliance, and Mersoft.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To request data or an interview, contact Julia Homier, 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 the Smart Home and Consumer IoT will take place 19-20 November 2019 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com