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AUG 15, 2016


CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® examines new CE and smart home business strategies emerging from IoT and cloud-based services

Parks Associates Announces Topics and Call for Papers for 11th-annual executive event

Parks Associates today announced the agenda and call for papers for the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: IoT and the Smart Home, taking place January 5, 2017, at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The one-day executive summit focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services.

“Approximately 50% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a CE device this year, a rate that has held remarkably steady over the past three years,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Purchase intentions for smart home products have reached similar levels, but in the consumer-based IoT, solutions must be able to adapt to an individual and align with their needs. Companies can also engage each consumer with a tailored value proposition. These new capabilities require a strategic transition from hardware-based business models to strategies that leverage software and cloud-based solutions.”

The CONNECTIONS™ Summit agenda includes six executive sessions and a networking reception on the opening day of CES. All sessions will be moderated by Parks Associates analysts and will feature commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment on the following topics:

  • Creating New Value in the Connected Home: Integration, Partnerships, and Privacy
  • IoT Crossover: Smart Home, Entertainment, Appliances, Cars, and Energy
  • The Role of Connected Health Services in the Smart Home
  • IoT and Smart Home: Seamless Interoperability
  • IoT: Support Services and Managing the Experience
  • IoT and Smart Home: Changing Business Models

“A comprehensive smart home strategy offers a variety of services that require expertise from multiple ecosystems and new partnerships from different industry sectors,” Sikes said. “CONNECTIONS™ Summit examines the partnerships, business models, and technology integration necessary to achieve the vision of an IoT-enabled smart home.”

Early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Greenwave Systems, Icontrol Networks, ROC-Connect, and Vivint. Media and organizations supporting the event include Antenna Group, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design Agencies, bestseos.com, Cable FAX, CrowdReviews, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, IPSO Alliance, Open Connectivity Foundation, Thread Group, TopSEOs.com, and Visibility Magazine.

Go to http://www.parksassociates.com/speaker-ces to submit a speaking proposal. For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit www.parksassociates.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com.

For information on CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit and #CONNSummit17. Registration for CES is at www.cesweb.org.  Contact Holly Sprague, hsprague@gmail.com, to meet with an analyst. 

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 2019 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 2019 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 8 during CES, which runs January 8-11 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.