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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.

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.