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December 10, 2019

Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® sessions feature executives from Samsung, Google, Uber, Ring, AirTies, Hippo, and more

Parks Associates research shows 17% of insured homeowners in the US own at least one security-related device, apart from a home security system.  The research firm will examine successful consumer-focused strategies that meet the challenges of today’s IoT and smart home ecosystems at the fifteenth annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies on January 7 at CES® 2020 in Las Vegas.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Alarm.com, ARM, Bitdefender, Cirrent, Everise, Inspire, Irdeto, Sprosty Network, Zen Ecosystems, and MMB Networks.

“Market players are looking to expand beyond established smart home devices like smart thermostats and networked cameras to products like smart water leak detectors, smart pet feeders, and smart air purifiers,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Manufacturers are positioning outdoor cameras as deterrents to theft before a burglary happens. This trend is part of a broader security marketing effort to extend the perimeter of home security beyond traditional home access points. We look forward to hearing from industry leaders about the next stage of development in the smart home market.”


  • Smart Home Platforms: Creating New Experiences
  • Privacy and Security: Protecting Consumers
  • Disruption in Home Security: Smart Home Convergence
  • Independent Living and Wellness: Smart Home Tech
  • Home Networks: Wi-Fi, 5G, and Mesh
  • Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover
  • Installation and Support: Next-Gen Smart Home Services
  • Distribution: Builders, Broadband, Security, Retail, and Insurance

2020 Panelists

Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development, CUJO AI
Rand Bailin, Partner, Sprosty Network
Christopher Brereton, VP of Product, Inspire
Peter Butler, General Manager, Everise
Naveen Chhangani, VP, Product and Services, Arlo Technologies
Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
Patrizia Cozzoli, Deputy CEO, Fing Ltd
Maggie Curran, Vice President Sales, E-Commerce and Business Divisions, Americas, Belkin International
Anna Demeo, President, Racepoint Energy
Derrick Dicoi, GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable
Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com
Anurag Gupta, Director Business Development, PSA Certified, ARM
Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo
Nicole Hayward, Founder & CMO, Minim
Mark Hung, VP Technology and Engineering, Wi-Fi Alliance
Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, GreatCall
Amber Kappa, Vice President of Platform Partnerships & Business Development, Samsung SmartThings
Edith Laird, Director of Product Management, CommScope
Aleem Lakhani, Executive Vice President, AmTrust
Jennifer Mallett, CEO, Level Up Your Home
Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula
James McPhail, CEO, Zen Ecosystems
Daniel Moneta, CMO & EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks
Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT
Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com
Sumit K. Nagpal, CEO and Co-Founder, Cherish Health, Inc.
Jean-Michel Orsat, Systems & Conectivity Solutions Director, Somfy
Paul Palmer, Director, Business Development, Consumer Business Unit, F-Secure Inc.
Roel Peeters, Co-Founder and CEO, Roost Labs
Raya Sevilla, SVP Product, ADT
Moti Shkolnik, Co-Founder and CEO, Firedome
Lisa Spencer, Global Head of Marketing, Irdeto
Craig Stermer, CEO, Compass Testing Services
Razvan Todor, Director, Connected Home Security, Bitdefender
Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, Uber
Vera Tzoneva, Head of Assistant Distribution Partnerships, Google
Andrew Vloyantes, GM of Installed Solutions, Ring
Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Constellation
Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe
Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services Inc.
Oz Yildirim, EVP and GM, AirTies, Americas Business Unit, AirTies

Parks Associates Analysts / Moderators

Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates
Lindsay Gafford, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Chris O'Dell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates
Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is a one-day executive summit that 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. The event includes interactive sessions and a networking reception, sponsored by Alarm.com, on January 7, the opening day of CES.

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, contact Sherrelle Lewis at Sherrelle.lewis@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.