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Welcome to CONNECTIONS™

Tuesday, May 19

 

Expanding Opportunities Through New Value

8:00 AM

Registration Open

8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:30 AM

Opening Comments: Emerging Trends and the Connected Consumer

9:45 AM

Defining the Connected Home: Entertainment, Security, Healthy, Smart Home

10:45 AM

Opening Keynote: Farooq Muzaffar, VP – Strategy, Development & Planning, Verizon

11:15 AM

Innovative Partnerships: The Connected Home

12:15 PM CONNECTIONS™ Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Internet of Things: Innovations and New Value Propositions

Moderator: Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

2:15 PM

Keynote

Samsung keynote - CONNECTIONS 2015

Eric Anderson
VP, Content and Product Solutions; GM, Smart Home
Samsung

Samsung - CONNECTIONS 2015 keynote

2:45 PM

Refreshment Break in Showcase

3:45 PM

Explosion of OTT Services

Moderator: Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Split Sessions:  Personalization and New Form Factors

 

4:15 PM

4K / UHD TVs: The TV Landscape and Next Market Opportunity

Moderator: Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates

IoT and APIs: Extending Functionality for Connected Devices

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates 

Split Sessions:  Fulfilling the Promise

 

4:45 PM

Retaining Customers and Minimizing Churn in Consumer Services

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Connected Cars: The Next Smart Platform

ModeratorJennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

5:15 PM

Opening Networking Reception

 

Wednesday, May 20

 

Creating New Opportunities from Emerging Technologies

7:15 AM

Registration Open

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome: The Future of the Connected Home

9:00 AM

Winning Channel Strategies for Smart Home Services

Moderator: Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

10:00 AM

Opening Keynote

 

Daniel Herscovici
SVP & GM, Xfinity Home
Comcast Cable

Comcast - CONNECTIONS 2015 keynote

10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

Split Sessions: Personalization and New Form Factors

 

11:00 AM

Role of the Smart Watch in the Connected Home

Moderator: Tejas Mehta, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Unlocking the Value of Personalization: Balancing Big Data and Privacy

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM

Post-Lunch Networking

Split Sessions: New Experiences and Home Controls

 

1:15 PM

Streaming as Standard: The New User Experience

Moderator: Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Integrating IoT into Smart Home Platforms

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Split Sessions: Evolution of the Connected Home

 

2:15 PM

Evolution of Content Access: Cloud-based CE and Video Services

Moderator: Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Partnerships in the Era of the Internet of Things

Moderator: Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

3:15 PM

Networking Break in Showcase

3:45 PM

Next-Gen Support Services: Connected Devices and IoT

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

4:30 PM

Multichannel Networks and Emerging Content Alternatives

Moderator: Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

5:00 PM

Fireside Chat

5:30 PM

Networking Reception

 

Thursday, May 21

 

The Next Big Thing

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Comments: The Changing Connected Home Ecosystem

8:45 AM

Wearables and Connected Health Opportunities in the Home

Moderator: Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

9:45 AM

Keynote

Nest, Google Keynote - CONNECTIONS 2015

Mike Soucie
Head of Consumer Product Partnerships
Nest

Nest - Google - CONNECTIONS 2015 Keynote

10:15 AM

Refreshment Break in Showcase

10:45 AM

Future Technologies and the Connected Home: Robotics, Privacy, Big Data

Moderator: Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates

 

Split Sessions: Simplifying for the Consumer

 

11:15 AM

Standards and Interoperability: Creating Competition through Cooperation

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Entertainment and the New User Experience

Moderator: Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Investing in the IoT Markets

Moderator: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

2:15 PM

Network and Q&A with Parks Associates Analyst Team