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CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 2016 focuses on connected CE, the Internet of Things, OTT Video, the smart home, and wearables

Parks Associates hosts executives from AT&T Digital Life, Comcast, Facebook, Nest Labs, TiVo, and more at connected home and IoT event

Parks Associates will host the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: IoT, Entertainment, and the Connected Consumer at CES®, January 6-7, 2016. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is dedicated to examining the latest trends and business strategies for connected entertainment, the smart home, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Media are invited to attend.

The executive event features nine sessions during one-and-a-half days with discussions on IoT, OTT, and connected CE trends, the implications and privacy concerns for connected consumers, and new revenue opportunities for all players in this evolving ecosystem. Participating speakers include executives from companies such as AT&T Digital Life, Comcast, Facebook, Nest Labs, and TiVo.

“This year, more than ever before, companies must provide offerings that increase ARPU while giving consumers choice in their services,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES examines the best services and products to meet these goals, with participants from leading service providers, manufacturers, and technology and entertainment companies.”

Parks Associates - Consumer IoT Adoption

What: CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

When: Wednesday-Thursday, January 6-7, 2016

Where: Venetian Hotel, Level 4, Room Marcello 4501

Press passes: http://www.parksassociates.com/connsummit-press-request

Twitter: @CONN_Summit and#CONNSummit16

Parks Associates booth: # 70,959 in the Sands


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

9:15-10:25 a.m. Monetization Strategies for IoT and the Connected Home

  • Amena Ali, Senior VP and General Manager, WeatherBug Home by Earth Networks
  • Sunny Choi, Vice President, Corporate Development, Belkin; Advisor, Internet of Things Consortium
  • Steve Clemons, Director, Business Development, Zonoff
  • Seth Frader-Thompson, Co-Founder and President, EnergyHub
  • Steve Thompson, Vice President, IoT - Business Development, PlumChoice
  • Nate Williams, Chief Revenue Officer, August

10:30-11:45 a.m. Wearables: Healthcare, IoT, and Smart Home Use Cases

  • John Bojanowski, President, Honeywell Life Care Solutions
  • Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director and Business Lead, Smart Wearables, Qualcomm
  • Frank Napoleon, Director - Monitoring Innovations, Intel-GE Care Innovations
  • Monisha Perkash, CEO, Lumo BodyTech
  • Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa, Inc.
  • Justin Wong, VP Business Development, IFTTT

11:50 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Growth in IoT: Entertainment, Smart Home, Health

  • Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems
  • Erik Kling, Vice President New Business Development, Vodafone
  • Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek
  • Michael Pessina, President and Co-CEO, Lutron Electronics
  • Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life
  • Phillip Raub, CMO and Head of Retail, b8ta

1:10-2:25 p.m. Cloud-based CE and Virtualization: Converging Video Services

  • 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

2:30-3:40 p.m. Ease of Use, Interoperability, and Mass-Market Adoption - Sponsored by Cirrent

  • Skip Ashton, VP of Technology, Thread Group; VP of Software, Silicon Labs
  • 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

3:45-5:00 p.m. Personalization and Big Data: Securing Consumer Privacy

  • Steve Christian, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Verimatrix
  • Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, Intel Security
  • Navin Ganeshan, VP and Head of Product, Zubie
  • Steve Gorretta, Product Line Manager, Connected Home Software, Cisco
  • Sami Nassar, Vice President, Cyber Security Solutions, NXP Semiconductors
  • Sagar Savla, Data Science Engineer, Facebook

Thursday, January 7, 2016

9:00-10:00 a.m. IoT: Smart Home Solutions and Value-Added Services

  • 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

10:00-11:00 a.m. Integrating IoT into Smart Home Platforms

  • Jay Kenny, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Alarm.com
  • Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer, Icontrol Networks
  • Curt Schacker, Senior Vice President - Connected Products, EVRYTHNG
  • Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect
  • Brian Winter, Chief Revenue Officer, SmartThings

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Support Solutions: IoT and the Connected Home

  • Lee Gruenfeld, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Support.com
  • Jeremy Hill, VP Product Management and Marketing, Radialpoint
  • Mika Majapuro, Director of Product Management for IOT, F-Secure
  • Stuart Rench, CEO, Ihiji
  • Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Client Engagement, Sutherland Global Services
  • Sid Victor, Vice President - Solutions, CSS Corp

Sponsors of CONNECTIONS™ Summit include Cirrent, F-Secure, Affinegy, AirTies, Alarm.com, Carrier, CSS Corp, EVRYTHNG, Greenwave Systems, Icontrol Networks, MivaTek, NXP, PlumChoice, Radialpoint, ROC-Connect, Support.com, ULE Alliance, Vivint, WeatherBug Home, and Zonoff.

To schedule a meeting with a Parks Associates analyst or CONNECTIONS™ Summit speaker, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas.

The 2018 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused strategies in designing and deploying IoT, smart home, and connected CE and health solutions. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on crossover opportunities among these ecosystems, with insights on emerging trends, including AI, voice controls, and growing privacy concerns. 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.

The 2018 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 9 during CES in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.