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CONNECTIONS™ Europe features high-level speakers from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem.

2020 CONNECTIONS Community Speakers

Visionary Speakers

KPN Ventures - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Samir Ahmad

Investment Director

KPN Ventures


Marcio Avillez
SVP of Business Development

Andrew Beach - Mill Creek Residential

Andrew Beach
Vice President of Community Technology
Mill Creek Residential

Rich Cacioppo - Frontdoor Home - CONNECTIONS key speaker

Rich Cacioppo

Vice President of Emerging Businesses & Product Management

Frontdoor Home

Cornel Ciocirlan - CONNECTIONS visionary speaker

Cornel Ciocirlan



Noopur Davis - Comcast - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Noopur Davis
EVP, Chief Product and Information Security Officer

Erika Diamond - EnergyHub - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Erika Diamond
VP, Utility and Market Services

Anne Ferguson - Alarm.com - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Anne Ferguson

VP, Marketing


Mark Francis - Electronic Caregiver - CONNECTIONS key speaker

Mark Francis

Chief Digital Health Integration Officer

Electronic Caregiver

 Oisin Hanrahan - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Oisin Hanrahan
Chief Product Officer, ANGI Homeservices
Co-founder & CEO, Handy


Rodney Harrell, PhD
Vice President, Livable Communities and Long-Term Services and Supports

Matt mahar - Vivint Smart Home - CONNECTIONS keynote

Matt Mahar
VP of Consumer Experience and Design
Vivint Smart Home

Spencer Moore - Rapid Response Monitoring  - CONNECTIONS keynote Spencer Moore
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Rapid Response Monitoring

Raya Sevilla

SVP Information Technology


Jai Thattil

Head of Marketing - Nokia Technologies



Demetrios Barnes, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SmartRent

Lee Bienstock, Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Google Devices and Services, Google

Mike Braham, SVP/GM, Trapollo

Brent Brooks, Director, Sales & Strategic Marketing, MMB Networks

Mark Burson, VP Marketing & Product Management, Nice North America

Peter Butler, General Manager, Everise

Émilie Carignan, Marketing Director, Aerial Technologies

Bharat Chadda, Senior Vice President of Technology, Media and Communications Vertical, Sutherland

Jeff Clemow, VP Strategic and Channel Sales, Telit

Alan Coleman, Founder and CEO, Sweepr

Rob Conant, VP Software Product Management & Ecosystem, Infineon Technologies

Jennifer Doctor, Sr. Director Product Management, Intrusion Security Products, Johnson Controls

Tom Doyle, CEO, Aspinity

Tony Frangiosa, President and CEO, InstallerNet

Stephanie Freier, Senior Manager, Consumer Insights, Inspire

Stephanie Fuhrman, Managing Director, Global Innovation, Greystar

Troy Gelsky, Smart Home Owner and Technology Enthusiast

Maneesh Goyal, Vice-Chair Corporate Development, Mayo Clinic Platform, Mayo Clinic

Abhay Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bidgely

Mike Harris, President of Ring Solutions, RING

Ritch Haselden, GM and Senior VP of Sales, Essence

David Henry, Senior Vice President of Connected Home Products and Services, NETGEAR

Troy Iverson, VP of Sales, AvantGuard Montoring Centers

Chris Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Brinks

Sarah Jones, VP, Commercial Product, Best Buy Health

Brett Jurgens, CEO & Co-founder, Notion

Sahas Katta, CEO, SmartCar

Jatin Khanpara, SVP, Engineering, Aprilaire

Abe Kinny, Product Management Director, Alarm.com

Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance

Girish Kumar, CTO, Gadgeon

Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer, Plume

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula

Brook McCall, Director, Tech Access Initiative, United Spinal Association

Chris Merck, VP Engineering, Olibra

Sharon Mirsky, Co-founder & COO, Firedome

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS

Antero Norkio, Vice President, Solution Management - Consumer Security Business Unit, F-Secure Corporation

James Muraca, VP of Product, Zen Ecosystems

Stellan Öhrn, Sales Director, BTEB IoT Connected Vehicles North America, Ericsson

Leah Page, VP Mobile Security and Strategic Projects, ADT

Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN, Executive Director Connect Care Operations, Intermountain Healthcare

Johan Pedersen, Manager, Product Marketing, Home & Consumer IoT, Silicon Labs

Quinto Petrucci, Vice President Product Management, Nortek Security and Control

Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance

Samantha Rudolph, Senior Product Director, OSSIACO

Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Leader, Post Acute & Home, Philips

Mark Samuel, CEO, Ezlo Innovation

Ankur Sood, Business Development Director, Service Providers, Bitdefender

David Smith, VP of Marketing & Business Development, COPS Monitoring

Sumati Stewart, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Alarm.com

Steve Teig, Founder and CEO, Perceive

Joe Teng, Program Manager, Austin Energy

Tony Testa, Director - Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Business Unit, Qorvo

Emilie Tullis, VP of Product, General Manager, Demand Management Solutions, Uplight, Inc.

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Innovation and Growth, Constellation Energy

Paul Williams, GM, Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting, a Savant Company

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Moderators / Analysts

Kristen Hanich, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates


Jean-Pierre Combe, Director Smart Home Innovation, Orange

Santeri Kangas, Chief Technology Officer, CUJO AI

Charlie Kindel, Chief Product and Technology Officer, SnapAV

Thomas Rockmann, Vice President, Consumer IoT, Deutsche Telekom AG


Edwin Aartman, Sales Manager Benelux, Germany & Austria, Netatmo

Samir Ahmad, Investment Manager, KPN Ventures

Anton Arts, Managing Partner, SET Ventures

Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance

Paul Berney, CMO, Anthropos Digital Care

Victor Berrios, Director, Connected Home IoT Products, Universal Electronics

Yuval Boger, Chief Marketing Officer, Wi-Charge

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA & VP Product Management, Commscope

Aurelien Couderc, International Business Development Manager - Smart Home & Utilities, Allianz Partners

Matthieu de Broca, International Business Development Director, Overkiz, a subsidiary of the Somfy Group

Bas Driessen, Founder/Owner, Omnimatic BV

Ralf Elias, VP, IoT/Global Business Development & Partnerships, Samsung

Stephen Eyre, VP Calix Partner Ecosystem, Calix

Karen Faughnan, Senior Manager - Consumer Propositions, On Demand Content & GTM, Virgin Media

Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Raffaele Flora, Strategic Planning Leader - EMEIA, Allegion

Tom Gaffney, Principal Consultant, F-Secure

Stephen Goldstein, SVP, Business Development & Partnerships, Cirrent

Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President, eQ-3

Arsham Hatambeiki, SVP Product & Technology, Universal Electronics Inc.

Mitch Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance

Oskar Lampel, Partner Manager, Skyresponse AB

Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director EMEA, Eagle Eye Networks

Håkan Ludvigson, CEO, Eliq

Mark Lufkin, Chief Commercial Officer, Wondrwall

John Maguire, Chief Product Officer, Sweepr

Daniel Moneta, Co-Founder, CMO & EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks

Mario Moura, Managing Director EMEA, Resideo

Arjen Noorbergen, Founder and CEO, Olisto

Steve Oetegenn, Chief Operating Officer, Verimatrix

Matt Osborn, Solutions Manager, PassivSystems

Hans Overgaard, Managing Partner, Danalock

Jim Phillipoff, Head of Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Irdeto

Larry Poon, Co-founder and COO, IMONT Technologies Limited

Alex Qi, Co-Founder & CEO, Mercku Inc.

Gweltas Radenac, IoT Program Director, Groupe HBF

David Rimmer, Director Business Development - Europe, Alarm.com

Niall Robinson, VP, Business Development, Plume

David Ross-Lindholm, Product Manager Smart Residential, Yale EMEA, ASSA ABLOY Group

Nick Rutter, Chief Product Officer, FireAngel Safety Technology Group PLC

Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect, Inc.

Prashanth Shetty, Chief Marketing Officer, Ayla Networks

Susan Silveira, Director, Business Development, Wi-Fi Alliance

David Smart, Business Development Director, EMEA, Roost Labs

Razvan Todor, Director, Connected Home Security, Bitdefender

Joep van Eijden, European Smart Home Business Development Director, Silicon Labs

Bart Vercammen, EVP and GM of Software Product Line, AirTies Wireless Networks

David Vigor, Business Development, Yonomi

Gabriel Wetzel, CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH

Stefan Witkamp, Founder & Commercial Director, Athom, creators of Homey

Brecht Wyseur, Kudelski IoT Security, Kudelksi Group

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence



Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Chris O'Dell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Kevin Meagher, European Associate, Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

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