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JAN 6, 2016

9:15-10:25 a.m.

Monetization Strategies for IoT and the Connected Home

The connected home needs to offer a cohesive user experience across all sectors—from security to controls to energy. This session addresses potential smart home partnerships, integration challenges, and new business and channel strategies for connected home solutions.

Amena Ali, Senior VP and General Manager, WeatherBug Home by Earth Networks

Seth Frader-Thompson, Co-Founder and President, EnergyHub

Steve Thompson, Vice President, IoT - Business Development, PlumChoice

Nate Williams, Chief Revenue Officer, August

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Wearables: Healthcare, IoT, and Smart Home Use Cases

Wearable innovations are impacting multiple sectors within the connected home, including health-based services and smart home systems. This panel addresses the business opportunities for service and technology providers, component suppliers, and software designers in the wearable and connected home markets.

John Bojanowski, President, Honeywell Life Care Solutions

Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director and Business Lead, Smart Wearables, Qualcomm

Monisha Perkash, CEO, Lumo BodyTech

Justin Wong, VP Business Development, IFTTT

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Harry Wang, Director, Health and Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

11:50 a.m.-
1:05 p.m.

Growth in IoT: Entertainment, Smart Home, Health

The IoT ecosystem creates an economy of mass customization, and companies need to offer new and unique value propositions to succeed. This session addresses partnerships, business models, and integration challenges that are critical to mass-market adoption for the connected home.


Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems

Erik Kling, Vice President New Business Development, Vodafone

Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek

Michael Pessina, President, Lutron Electronics

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life

Moderator: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

1:10-2:25 p.m.

Cloud-based CE and Virtualization: Converging Video Services

Providers and manufacturers are embracing cloud-based solutions and product virtualization to cut costs while maintaining extensive video offerings. This session examines changes in CPE product design and deployment as the OTT, broadcast, and pay-TV worlds converge in a virtual space.

Scott Boyarsky, Vice President, Product Development and Planning, Comcast

Bulent Celebi, Co-Founder and Chairman, AirTies Wireless Networks

Rich Cusick, General Manager, Video, Gracenote

Jim Denney, VP of Product Management & Strategy, TiVo

John Driver, CEO, Lynx Technology

Ben Weinberger, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer, Sling TV

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates

2:30-3:40 p.m.

Cirrent - CONNECTIONS Summit SponsorEase of Use, Interoperability, and Mass-Market Adoption
Sponsored by Cirrent

This session analyzes how ease of use and interoperability impact the adoption rate of connected products and looks at the new ways companies are addressing ease of use and interoperability across converging ecosystems to create a seamless experience for consumers.

Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance

Robert Conant, CEO, Cirrent

Kevin Robinson, VP Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Stuart Lombard, President and CEO, ecobee

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

3:45-5:00 p.m.

Personalization and Big Data: Securing Consumer Privacy

Consumers want personalized services even as they are increasingly concerned about the vulnerability of their personal data. This panel examines trends in personalization, including privacy and security concerns, and strategies to balance connected solutions with regulatory limits and consumer concerns.

Steve Christian, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Verimatrix

Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, Intel Security

Steve Gorretta, Product Line Manager, Connected Home Software, Cisco

Sami Nassar, Vice President, Cyber Security Solutions, NXP Semiconductors

Sagar Savla, Data Science Engineer, Facebook

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

JAN 7, 2016

9:00-10:00 a.m.

IoT: Smart Home Solutions and Value-Added Services

Service providers and OEMs are driving progress through new offerings that create multifunctional value for consumers. This session examines new cross-market products and services that enhance the consumer experience and expand the smart home competitive landscape.


Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint

Daniel Herscovici, SVP & GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable

Scott Hublou, VP of Global Connected Solutions, Salus

Matthew Pine, Vice President, Marketing, Carrier

Ohad Zeira, Director, Consumer IoT, Verizon

Moderator: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Integrating IoT into Smart Home Platforms

Consumer interest in the smart home increases based on service bundles incorporating multiple value propositions. This session discusses strategies to leverage smart products to generate new revenues within current consumer technology channels, including broadband and entertainment services, utilities, retail, and home security.


Jay Kenny, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Alarm.com

Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer, Icontrol Networks

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development, ROC-Connect 

Brian Winter, Chief Revenue Officer, SmartThings

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

11:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.

Support Solutions: IoT and the Connected Home

This session examines innovative support technologies to ensure an optimal IoT and connected home experience for consumers. It also addresses the necessity of privacy protection and online security related to connected devices and other services in the home.


Lee Gruenfeld, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Support.com

Stuart Rench, CEO, Ihiji

More speakers to be announced

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

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