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AUG 2, 2018


Parks Associates: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households bought a CE product in 2017

Research firm announces topics for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES: Consumer IoT and Smart Home

Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Consumer IoT and Smart Home, taking place January 8, 2019, on the first day of CES® 2019 in Las Vegas. New research from the firm finds 65% of U.S. broadband households bought at least one CE device in 2017. 360 View: CE Adoption and Trends reports that U.S. broadband households now own an average of 8.6 connected computing, mobile, and entertainment devices.

“Purchase intentions for smart speakers with a personal assistant have increased year-over-year, reflecting consumer interest in voice-first technologies. This product category is positioned as a gateway to drive adoption of more smart home devices in the home,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™ Summit, we will examine strategies to build on consumer interest in new connected product categories, such as smart speakers and smart watches, as part of an expanding connected home ecosystem of products and services.”

Connected CE Device Purchase Behavior - Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features sessions focusing on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the connected home. The one-day executive summit focuses on the best business strategies and key consumer value propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit topics:

· Voice-First Smart Experience: Innovation and Disruption

· Security and Data Analytics: Protecting the Connected Consumer

· Smart Home Platforms: Health, Safety, and Security

· Focus on the Experience: Interoperability & Integration

· In-Home Tech Support: Creating Consumer Confidence

· Home Security: Expanding the Market 

· Integrating Energy Services with the Smart Home

· Insurance and Consumer IoT Markets: New Business Models

· Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home

· Smart Home Business Models: Shift to Services

Early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Alarm.com, F-Secure, ROC-Connect, and Trusource Labs.

Parks Associates is currently accepting speaker submissions for CONNECTIONS™ Summit 2019.

For more information, visit www.connectionssummit.com. To speak with an analyst or to request research, contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

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. In 2021, the executive event features one day of virtual panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), security, connected healthcare, and home services, analyzing trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 14 during CES, which runs January 11-14 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.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com