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April 10, 2014

ARRIS, AT&T U-Verse, Lowe's, iControl Networks, and Cisco to Keynote CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Parks Associates and Industry Leaders Address New Opportunities in the Connected Home and Internet of Things

Parks Associates today announced that ARRIS, AT&T U-Verse, Lowe's, iControl Networks, and Cisco will present keynotes at the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 13-15 in San Francisco. The three-day executive conference is focused on critical business issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, and service markets for consumers.

Parks Associates research finds widespread adoption of broadband  and smartphones has fundamentally changed both entertainment and home controls in the connected home and created new and lucrative consumer segments. TV Everywhere users have 2.7 more Internet-connectable CE devices than the average pay-TV subscriber and are likely to have more screens in their homes, more devices connected to the television, and more mobile devices than average subscribers.

"Connectivity is creating new consumer expectations and opening new possibilities in monetizing connected CE and smart home services," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "For example, only 4% of homes have home monitoring and control systems installed, but 43% of U.S. broadband households are likely to purchase a smart home package. CONNECTIONS™ features leaders touching every square foot of the connected home to discuss the new revenue and partnership opportunities emerging from the convergence of the smart home, mobile and video services, apps, and the Internet of Things."

2014 List of Speakers


Charles Cheevers - ARRIS - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Charles Cheevers
CTO Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS

Joe Chow - Cisco - CONNECTIONS 2014 Keynote

Joe Chow
VP/GM - Connected Devices,
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ken Durand - Ericsson - CONNECTIONS 2014 Keynote

Ken Durand
Vice President, Innovation and Business Development, Ericsson

Greg Roberts - iControl Networks - CONNECTIONS 2014 Keynote

Greg Roberts
VP, Marketing, iControl Networks

JW Shaw - AT&T - CONNECTIONS 2014 keynote

GW Shaw
Vice President, U-verse and Video Products,


Steve Willmott, CEO

Mark Adams, VP & GM North America

Accenture Digital
David Wolf, Managing Director

Steve Shapiro, VP

Art Lancaster, CTO

Dan Kerzner, Chief Product Officer

David Stevenson, President, Customer Experience Solutions

Julie Hance, VP North America

Marwan Afana, Chief Solutions Architect, Connected Home Solutions

Dennis Kyle, VP/GM, Connected Systems

Ayla Networks
Dave Friedman, CEO

Bluetooth SIG
Suke Jawanda, Chief Marketing Officer

Mike Fisher, Director, Strategy and Innovation

Cisco Systems, Inc.
JT Taylor, Senior Manager Video Marketing

Comcast Ventures
Michael Yang, Managing Director
Gavin Teo, Investment Manager 

Concours Ventures
Greg Berkin, Managing Director

Digitalsmiths, a TiVo Company
Billy Purser
, Vice President of Marketing

Digital Trends
Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief

Discovery Digital Networks
Jim Louderback, General Manager, Discovery

Manny Fernandez, CEO/Co-Founder; Founder, SF Angels Group

Stuart Lombard, President and CEO

Electric Imp
Hugo Fiennes, Founder & CEO

Charles A. Peters, Senior Executive Vice President

Seth Frader-Thompson, President

Anna Jen, Director, New Ventures/New Products

Ben Huang, Head of Global Marketing, Mediaroom Business Group

Jordan Davis, Director of Product Management

Sean Galligan, VP of Business Development and Sales

Matthew McLeggon, Business Development Director

Tal Ball, General Manager, Addressability

Greenwave Systems
Nate Williams, Chief Marketing Officer

HDMI Licensing
Stephen Venuti, President

David Foote, CTO

Honeywell Security Group
Robert J. Puric, Director Product Management – Connected Home

iControl Networks
Letha McLaren
, Vice President, Product Management

Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence
George Land, General Manager

Joe Dada, CEO

Jeff Ulin, General Counsel; Author, The Business of Media Distribution

ISO/IEC Home Electronic System
Kenneth Wacks, Chair

Justin Whittaker, Co-founder 

Larry Gordon, President

Yosi Glick, Co-founder & CEO

Todd Viegut, CEO

Kurt Hoppe, Director of Innovation and New Business

Linear LLC
Duane Paulson, SVP

Joerg Tewes, Vice President, Digital Home Business Group

Lewis Brown, President

Olivier Wellmann, VP Product

Naveen Chhangani, Director, Product Management
Jeff Wilson
, Director of Product Management

Sean Knapp, Co-Founder and EVP

Maja Mrkoci, Director, Business Development

Gene Wang, CEO & Co-founder

V. Rory Jones, President and CEO

Renee Niemi, Senior Vice President, Communication Solutions

Karen D. McPhillips, Vice President, Marketing 

Pankaj Kedia, Sr. Director, New Business Development

Frank Kouretas, Vice-President Products and Marketing

Scott Bagby, SVP of Strategic & International Partnerships

Redpoint Ventures
Tomasz Tunguz, Partner

Cathy Hetzel, Corporate President

Tim Enwall, CEO

Jim Funk, Senior Vice President, Product Management
Andrew Ferrone, VP of Pay TV

Jeff Berenson, SVP, Product Management

Samba TV
Ashwin Navin, CEO and Co-Founder

John Boyd, Co-Founder and CEO

Silicon Image
Rob Tobias, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Standards

Sling Media
Brian Jaquet, Director, Marketing

Jeff McInnis, CEO

Dan Lieberman, Senior Director of Platform Strategy,

Peter Gerstberger, Director/DMM, New Business Development

Amy Millard, Vice President, Marketing

Sutherland Global
Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Technology Enabled Services and Platform 

Synacor, Inc.
Ted May, SVP of Strategy and Business Affairs

Time Warner Cable
Joe Jankosky, Director, Intelligent Home Vertical Markets 

Jim Denney, Vice President, General Manager, Product Marketing

Marty Roberts, SVP of Sales and Marketing

Valhalla Partners
Dan Gordon, Technology Partner

Verizon EdgeCast
Anthony Citrano, Vice President Communications & Chief Evangelist

Weaved, speaking on behalf of Qualcomm
Ryo Koyama, CEO, Co-Founder

Vamshi Sriperumbudur, VP of Platform Marketing

Z-Wave Alliance
Mark Van Walters, Chairman

ZigBee Alliance
Tobin Richardson, Chairman & CEO

Zonoff, Inc.
Mike Harris, CEO



John Barrett, Director, Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates

Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

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

Barbara Kraus, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

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

Heather Way, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates


Sponsors include CEA, Cisco, iControl Networks, Amdocs, Lowe's, Qualcomm, ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI Licensing, INSTEON, Logitech, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Support.com, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, GreenWave Reality, AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear LLC, and SmartRG. For sponsorship information, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113.

Follow the event by visiting www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us, or by following the Twitter hashtag #CONNUS14. Members of the press are invited to attend the conference. 


Parks Associates' 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference in May 2022 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2022. The event focuses on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2022 features an in-person conference on May 17-19, 2022, with virtual sessions on February 16, April 14, August 18, October 20, and November 10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.