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2020 Agenda

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused strategies that meet the challenges of today’s IoT and smart home ecosystems. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on key trends in user experiences, voice, insurance, privacy, and independent living. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is THE place to be to learn about the smart home, get the latest consumer research, and network with strategic decision makers in this growing market.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Smart Home Platforms: Creating New Experiences

Smart home solutions are maturing, promising many new and unique value propositions. This session explores platforms that unify these different verticals, including a deep dive into innovations that leverage data to create engaging consumer experiences.

Derrick Dicoi, GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable

Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Amber Kappa, Vice President of Platform Partnerships & Business Development, Samsung SmartThings

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula

Daniel Moneta, CMO & EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Privacy and Security: Protecting Consumers

Trust is invaluable in the smart home ecosystem—consumers need to know their data is safe and secure. Explore the latest privacy solutions and what successful players are doing to secure data and communicate these efforts to their customers.

Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development, CUJO AI

Anurag Gupta, Director Business Development, PSA Certified, ARM

Paul Palmer, Director, Business Development, Consumer Business Unit, F-Secure Inc.

Moti Shkolnik, Co-Founder and CEO, Firedome

Lisa Spencer, Global Head of Marketing, Irdeto

Razvan Todor, Director, Connected Home Security, Bitdefender

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Disruption in Home Security: Smart Home Convergence

DIY and self-install products bring new customers to home security but upend traditional business models. This session addresses the factors driving today’s connected consumers to adopt security solutions and strategies that leverage smart home devices and services.

Naveen Chhangani, VP, Product and Services, Arlo Technologies

Raya Sevilla, SVP Product, ADT

Vera Tzoneva, Head of Assistant Distribution Partnerships, Google

Andrew Vloyantes, GM of Installed Solutions, Ring

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Moderator: Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

12:15-1:00 p.m.

Independent Living and Wellness: Smart Home Tech

Smart home innovations can deliver cost savings and personalized care, while ensuring a safe environment. Attend this session to understand advances in independent living with solutions that align IoT innovations with the needs of consumers and caregivers.

Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, GreatCall

Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com

Sumit K. Nagpal, CEO and Co-Founder, Cherish Health, Inc.

Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, Uber

Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services Inc.

Moderator: Lindsay Gafford, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Home Networks: Wi-Fi, 5G, and Mesh

A positive smart home experience relies on strong wireless connectivity in and outside of the home. This session addresses new technologies, deployment strategies, and consumer demand for new wireless solutions that will drive the next stage of connected living.

Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent

Maggie Curran, Vice President Sales, E-Commerce and Business Divisions, Americas, Belkin International

Mark Hung, VP Technology and Engineering, Wi-Fi Alliance

Edith Laird, Director of Product Management, CommScope

Oz Yildirim, EVP and GM, AirTies, Americas Business Unit, AirTies

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover

Smart energy solutions deliver cost and energy savings, driving the early popularity of smart thermostats. Attend this session to learn the next stage for energy management solutions in the smart home, including crossover use cases that will attract new consumers.

Rand Bailin, Partner, Sprosty Network

Christopher Brereton, VP of Product, Inspire

Anna Demeo, President, Racepoint Energy

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Constellation

Moderator: Chris O'Dell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Installation and Support: Next-Gen Smart Home Services

Support services need to be proactive and understand the unique home environment in which they operate. This session addresses next-stage support in the smart home and how providers are delivering the new services consumers need to manage their connected devices.

Peter Butler, General Manager, Everise

Patrizia Cozzoli, Deputy CEO, Fing Ltd

Nicole Hayward, Founder & CMO, Minim

Jennifer Mallett, CEO, Level Up Your Home

Ann Olivo-Shaw, Marketing Director, Zigbee Alliance

Craig Stermer, CEO, Compass Testing Services

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

4:15-5:00 p.m.

Distribution: Builders, Broadband, Security, Retail, and Insurance

New channels for smart home devices are emerging and successful market strategies require deep insight into the purchase process. This session addresses where, why, and how consumers prefer to buy smart home solutions.

Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo

James McPhail, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

Aleem Lakhani, Executive Vice President, AmTrust

Jean-Michel Orsat, Systems & Conectivity Solutions Director, Somfy

Roel Peeters, Co-Founder and CEO, Roost Labs

Moderator: Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
Sponsored by Alarm.com

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