« ParksAssociates.com Hosted by Parks Associates

AUG 14, 2017

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® examines new smart home and IoT innovations and use cases

Parks Associates Announces Topics and Call for Papers for 12th-annual executive event

Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: IoT and the Smart Home, taking place January 9, 2018, at CES 2018 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.

“Broadband households have an average of more than eight connected CE products in their homes, a 76% growth in the average volume of devices since 2010,” said Tricia Parks, Founder, President, and CEO, Parks Associates. “Voice control, through products like Amazon Echo and Google Home, has generated major buzz and could help drive the next wave of connected consumer engagement. These devices offer multiple crossover use cases in the IoT and will be key in generating consumer excitement for multiple connected CE and smart home categories.”

Parks Associates - Connected CE research at CES 2018

The CONNECTIONS™ Summit agenda includes six executive sessions, two special presentations, and a networking reception, sponsored by Homematic IP, on the opening day of CES. Parks Associates analysts moderate all sessions, which feature consumer research, commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment on the following topics:

  • Smart Home Platforms: Unlocking Consumer Value 
  • Voice Control: Improving the Smart Home Experience 
  • Support, Privacy, and Connected Consumers: Providing a Seamless Experience   
  • Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use 
  • Creating Compelling IoT Services with AI and Data Analytics
  • Smart Home and IoT: Health and Wellness Applications 

“The smart home experience is getting more comprehensive with new services, innovations, and partnerships,” Parks said. “CONNECTIONS™ Summit will examine ways for service providers, CE and device manufacturers, and IoT players to improve the smart home experience, including new business models and use cases helping to deliver a seamless experience to consumers.

Early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Homematic IP, Vivint Smart Home, Deutsche Telekom, Greenwave Systems, ROC-Connect, and ZigBee Alliance.

Go to 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 Julia Homier at Julia.homier@parksassociates.com.

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 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused and channel strategies for 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 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 7 during CES, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas. The Summit concludes with a networking reception, sponsored by Alarm.com, on January 7. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit and at #CONNSummit20.

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

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.