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NOV 16, 2016


Amazon, Samsung, Sears, and Target among speakers at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES®

11th-annual executive event to focus on smart home, IoT, and connected entertainment

Parks Associates today announced new IoT research showing Apple has so far been the most successful connected CE brand in creating a product ecosystem strategy, where consumers own multiple different products with the Apple brand. 360 View Update: CE Device Ecosystems shows nearly one-third of consumers use two or more Apple products while 23% use multiple Microsoft products and 20% use two or more Google-branded products.

“Apple has set the standard for brand loyalty across platforms,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “For example, 82% of Mac users who purchased a smartphone chose an iPhone, while only 38% of non-Mac users chose the iPhone for their smartphone purchase. By contrast, the smart home area does not yet have a dominant brand, but multiple companies, such as Amazon and Google, are vying to be the leader of these ecosystems, particularly through their digital assistants. At CONNECTIONS™ Summit, we will examine the strategies required to establish brands as IoT ecosystem leaders.”

The 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home will take place January 5 at CES® 2017 in Las Vegas at the Venetian, followed by an evening reception at Treasure Island. 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. Speakers include:

2017 Panelists


A&D Medical
Terry Duesterhoeft, President and CEO

Alarm.com
Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness

American Family Ventures
Dan Reed, Managing Director

Arrayent Inc.
William Oget, VP Engineering

Audio Analytic
Chris Mitchell, Founder & CEO

Care Angel
Wolf Shlagman, CEO, Founder & Chief Angel

Carrier
Matthew Pine, Vice President, Marketing

Cirrent
Rob Conant, CEO

Comcast
Daniel Herscovici, SVP & GM, Xfinity Home

Dixons Carphone
Dave Ward, Head of New Technology, Innovation & Connected Home

eQ-3 AG
Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President and CTO

Ericsson
Pierre Fitzgerald, Global Energy & Utilities Industry Lead

EVRYTHNG, Inc.
Curt Schacker, SVP, Smart Home

F-Secure Corporation
Kristian Järnefelt, EVP Consumer Security

Galaxywind Network Systems Co., Ltd.
Chester Chen, Director of International Market

General Motors
Nick Pudar, Director GM Strategic Initiatives

Greenwave Systems
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist

Icontrol Networks
Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer

Independa
Kian Saneii, Founder and CEO

Nest Labs
François Girodolle, Head of European Developer Relations

NXP Semiconductors
Asit Goel, SVP and GM, Secure Monitoring & Control / Internet of Things

OnProcess Technology
Karen Kosh, Vice President, Broadband and Mobility Business

Philips
Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Vice-President and Digital Technology Leader

Qualcomm
Joseph Bousaba, Vice President, Smart Home & Consumer Businesses

ROC-Connect
Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development

Samsung Electronics America
Bill Lee, Vice President of Smart Home Product Marketing

Sears Holdings Corporation
Chris McGugan, General Manager, Innovation and Kenmore

Support.com
Chris Koverman, VP of Product & Engineering

Sutherland Global Services
Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Client Engagement

Target
Gene Han, Vice President- Consumer IoT, Head of SF Innovation Office

Thread Group
Grant Erickson, President

TROVE
Isaias Sudit, Founder

Vivint Smart Home
Alex Dunn, President

Vodafone
Erik Kling, Vice President, IoT New Business Development

Whisker Labs
Bob Marshall, CEO

Parks Associates Analysts / Moderators


Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

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

Early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Vivint Smart Home, Cirrent, EVRYTHNG, Galaxywind, Greenwave Systems, Icontrol Networks, NXP, ROC-Connect, Support.com, Sutherland Global Services, and TROVE.

Media and organizations supporting the event include Antenna Group, Appliance DESIGN Magazine, B2 Group, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design Agencies, bestseos.com, Cablefax, CIOReview, Conference Guru, CrowdReviews, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, HomeGrid Forum, IPSO Alliance, MoCA, Open Connectivity Foundation, PharmaVOICE, SmartGridSpain, TelcoProfessionals, Thread Group, TopSEOs.com, and Visibility Magazine.

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. Parks Associates will be at Booth #41073 in Sands A-D throughout CES 2017.

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.