« ParksAssociates.com Hosted by Parks Associates

Sponsors


Contact Parks Associates for more information about sponsor benefits at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES.


Reception Sponsor


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of consumers and businesses depend on Alarm.com's technology to manage and control their property from anywhere. Our platform integrates with a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices through our apps and interfaces. Our security, video, access control, intelligent automation, energy management, and wellness solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com’s common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

http://www.alarm.com


Event Sponsors


AmTrust Specialty Risk

AmTrust Specialty Risk is a leading insurer of extended warranties, extended service and accidental damage plans for the consumer technology industry. With over 45 million active warranty contracts, we help manufacturers, retailers, distributors, platform providers and software companies give consumers the peace of mind they need to buy increasingly complex and costly technologies such as connected device, home, car and health solutions. Our industry-leading partnerships and underwriting expertise, combined with deep knowledge of the consumer, allow us to develop successful specialty insurance programs tailored for your needs.

https://amtrustfinancial.com/warranty


ARM

ARM enables development of new markets and transformation creating opportunity for a globally connected population. Our scalable, energy-efficient processor designs and technologies deliver intelligence wherever computing happens.

ARM Partners licensing our IP have shipped 75+ billion SoCs. Together we are breaking barriers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market.

http://www.arm.com


Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity and antivirus software leader protecting over 500 million systems in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender innovation has consistently delivered award-winning security products and threat intelligence for people, homes, businesses and their devices, networks and cloud services. Today, Bitdefender is also the provider-of-choice, used in over 38% of the world’s security solutions. Recognized by industry, respected by vendors and evangelized by our customers, Bitdefender is the cybersecurity company you can trust and rely on. www.bitdefender.com.

http://www.bitdefender.com


Cirrent

Cirrent addresses one of the biggest challenges to the widespread adoption of the internet of things: getting devices connected to the internet. Cirrent lets Wi-Fi products instantly and securely connect to the internet with zero user intervention. Cirrent's solution enables new business models, new use cases, higher levels of security, reduced support costs, and a delightful user experience.

http://www.cirrent.com


Everise

Everise an award-winning Asia-based Global Experience company, delivering over 500,000 customer experiences each day for Fortune 500 brands and the world's most loved unicorns. Globally, Everise boasts 12,000 technology-driven customer experience professionals, who speak more than 20 different languages in 13 locations.

Since its inception the firm has rapidly grown to offer a unique suite of customer (CX), product (PX) and digital (DX) experience solutions built for the modern enterprise, including omnichannel customer care, premium technical support for internet of things (IoT) companies, enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), content moderation, fraud detection and more.

Everise believes the best experience is the one that never requires support. That’s why they have pioneered Systematic Insights®: a proprietary data-driven methodology for improving CX by helping clients perfect their products and services.

http://www.weareeverise.com


Inspire

Inspire’s mission is to create a brighter energy future by delivering the world’s first comprehensive platform for the energy efficient smart home. Inspire offers a flat monthly subscription that includes smart devices, clean energy technologies, and energy management services, coupled with professional installation and on-bill financing to make the switch to clean energy easier than ever before. There has never been a more important time to disrupt the traditional energy utility model. 

Today, utilities profit when more energy is consumed, and most of this energy is produced by burning fossil fuels. This misaligned incentive hurts consumer wallets and hurts the planet. Inspire’s business model is the only economic model in energy that automatically rewards consumers for using less, perfectly aligning incentives between the consumer, Inspire, and the planet.

As a Certified B-Corp, Inspire is nationally recognized for its commitment to making a positive impact on the planet and its vision -- a world where every home is smart home powered by clean energy. 

Inspire products are available in select areas across the U.S. via helloinspire.com. The company is privately held, with offices in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.

http://www.helloinspire.com


Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyberservices protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is the well-established and reliable partner to build a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.

http://www.irdeto.com


Sprosty Network

Sprosty Network is a business acceleration consultancy that helps companies grow using a pragmatic, customer-focused approach to innovation. We work with clients to identify and scale what's next. Our hands-on approach delivers successful go-to-market strategies in digital home, energy and health.

http://www.sprosty.net


Zen Ecosystems

Zen Ecosystems provides energy management solutions to businesses and consumers. Our Zen HQ platform integrates award-winning smart Zen Thermostats with an intuitive software platform that allows consumers and multi-site businesses to take control of energy costs. With such features as remote user lockouts, HVAC scheduling, smart demand management and lighting controls, Zen HQ provides powerful energy management capabilities while still being simple enough to install in a day and affordable enough to payback in under a year.

https://zenecosystems.com


Promotional Sponsor


MMB Networks

MMB Networks delivers the Internet to the Things.

Recently named in Deloitte's 2018 Technology Fast 50 | 500 lists, MMB is accelerating the growth of the Internet of Things. By enabling customers to rapidly bring connected products and services to market, MMB delivers easy access to new market opportunities through industry-leading interoperability.

MMB Networks offers a full suite of IoT hardware and software products, all built around our core embedded networking software platform — RapidConnect.

RapidConnect is an embedded application that automates connectivity and dramatically reduces time-to-market. Built on years of product development and deployment experience, RapidConnect provides our customers with robust, real-world networking with interoperability across major IoT platforms, protocols, and devices.

http://www.mmbnetworks.com


Platinum Supporter


CEDIA

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for more than 3,700 member companies that represent every facet of the ever-evolving technology market

CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that provide comfort, control, connection, and entertainment, allowing clients to have their best moments in life in the comfort of their own homes.

CEDIA is proud to offer members the forward-looking insight and support necessary to run an efficient, profitable business that successfully delivers best-in-class solutions to clients.

Through education and certification, exclusive savings, lead-generating tools, business growth resources, and vital business-to-business connections, CEDIA helps its members differentiate themselves from the competition.
 

http://www.cedia.org


Internet of Things Consortium

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is comprised of more than 60 leading hardware, software and analytics companies – in areas including home automation, wearables, connected cars, smart cities, 3D printing, and virtual/augmented reality. On behalf of its members, the IoTC is dedicated to the growth of the internet of things marketplace and the development of sustainable business models. The IoTC educates technology firms, retailers, insurance companies, marketers, media companies and the wider business community about the value of IoT. Founded in 2012, the IoTC is headquartered in San Francisco with a business development hub in New York.

http://iofthings.org/


Supporters


AI Time Journal
The mission of AI Time Journal is to divulge information and knowledge about Artificial Intelligence, the changes that are coming and new opportunities to use AI technology to benefit humanity. 
 
AI Time Journal promotes Artificial Intelligence initiatives that enable people with knowledge and tools to have an impact through AI.
http://www.aitimejournal.com


BayPay Forum

The BayPay Forum, a Silicon Valley-based international network composed of over 10,000 payment and commerce executives, entrepreneurs and investors from thousands of different companies, serves as a forum to connect members in identifying and understanding the emerging trends and innovations in the industry.

http://www.baypayforum.com/


CIO Applications

CIO Applications is a new generation print magazine focusing on the applications of technology in medium to large enterprises. We focus on the ways in which businesses are leveraging technology to efficiently run their operations, offer new products, and services to their customers and how they maximize their return on investments on their technology spend.Published from the hub of technology, Silicon Valley, we bring to our subscribers collective expertise, experiences and insights of thousands of business oriented senior technologists working in all industry verticals in the U.S. This knowledge base from industry insiders is augmented by our experienced and strong research team to keep our subscribers up to date on how established and new technologies can be leveraged to provide an engine for growth for their businesses.

http://www.cioapplications.com


Council

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be a tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

http://theinternetofthings.eu/


Electronic Security Association

The Electronic Security Association (ESA), is the largest association in the US representing the electronic security and life safety industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to run and grow their businesses. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients. Learn more about becoming a member and accessing exclusive member benefits at ESAweb.org

http://esaweb.org/


eReleases

For 20 years, eReleases has been the small business leader for press release distribution. eReleases delivers personal service and exceptional value to every customer, every time a release is submitted, at every price point.

https://www.ereleases.com


Intelligent Health Association

The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a global, technology based and technology focused organization comprised of many new technology communities and societies all operating under one organizational structure with a common goal: to help drive the “Evolution to the Health Revolution™ ” through the adoption and implementation of new technologies in the health Eco-system.

The IHA will accomplish this goal through the delivery of vendor neutral, technology agnostic educational programs in a partnership with the other health related organizations, academic institutions, government, technology community, and standards bodies.

http://ihassociation.org/


ISE Magazine

ISE (ICT Solutions & Education) connects network evolution professionals with innovative solutions and concise education across the rapidly changing ICT landscape. As the lines separating telephone, Internet and television companies continue to blur, ISE in the resource providers have trusted for over 30 years. Visit www.isemag.com for information.

http://www.isemag.com


KNXtoday

KNXtoday is a trade magazine for KNX home and building control comprising an online magazine and email newsletter. KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building control, and is approved as an International Standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3) as well as an European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and Chinese Standard (GB/Z 20965). KNXtoday offers news, articles, case studies, videos and resources, an events calendar and much more. Visitors can also sign up to the free email newsletter, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

http://KNXtoday.com


MoCA
MoCA® technology is the fastest and most reliable in-home backbone for Wi-Fi® and has been adopted by cable, telco/IPTV and satellite operators worldwide.  MoCA Access™ is a fiber extension technology that leverages the existing in-building coax and is based on the MoCA 2.5 specification.
 
MoCA 2.0 offers actual data rates of up to 1 Gbps. MoCA 2.5 offers actual data rates up to 2.5 Gbps in addition to a variety of network management and security features. 
http://www.mocalliance.org


MyTechMag

Transforming news into insights, not only do we serve as a source of information but as the breeding ground for innovative ideas and exchange of breath-taking strategies that can make a difference in your technological understanding. We bring forth an enhanced, clever and a comprehensive platform which can assist the information seekers a filtered view of what they are searching. Our technology magazine is spearheading a revolution to provide knowledgeable articles written in simple yet lucid language that can give an insight into the latest in the world of technology.

https://www.mytechmag.com


oneM2M

oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world's preeminent standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with five industry fora or consortia (Broadband Forum, CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, OMA) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org.

http://www.onem2m.org


telecompaper

We have been keeping professionals in the telecoms industry up-to-date since 2000. Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focussed on the telecommunications industry. Telecompaper employs 15 staff at its headquarters in Houten, the Netherlands, and also employs correspondents in various countries who track their local telecom market. Telecompaper provides international customers with research and advisory services, breaking news, digests, expert analyses, company profiles and research reports.

http://www.telecompaper.com/


topseos.com

The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.

Since 2002, topseos has been a trusted resource for businesses looking to launch or improve internet marketing campaigns. The pathfinder service allows topseos to work directly with you to help find companies that best fit your business needs. Why waste time searching through thousands of sites with false promises? Go straight to the authority, gain insight into the industry, and work with the best.

http://www.topseos.com


WattTime

WattTime is a high-tech nonprofit whose Automated Emissions Reduction solutions give IoT and energy storage device companies, utilities, and end users the power to choose clean energy, automatically, by detecting in real time when and where electricity is cleanest. Learn more at www.watttime.org.

https://www.watttime.org


Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 45,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

http://www.wi-fi.org


Women in Technology International

WITI is the premier global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.

http://www.witi.com


Z-Wave

Z-Wave technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 2400 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 700 companies around the world, Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security and aging in place. The Z-Wave standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for deployment in all channels from service providers to etail and retail, security companies, builders and installers, as well small business and commercial and hospitality. With over 94 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.

http://www.z-wave.sigmadesigns.com