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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

KEYNOTES

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,
AT&T

PANELISTS

3scale
Steve Willmott, CEO

Accedo
Mark Adams, VP & GM North America

Accenture Digital
David Wolf, Managing Director

ADT
Steve Shapiro, VP

Affinegy
Art Lancaster, CTO

Alarm.com
Dan Kerzner, Chief Product Officer

Alcatel-Lucent
David Stevenson, President, Customer Experience Solutions

AlertMe
Julie Hance, VP North America

Amdocs
Marwan Afana, Chief Solutions Architect, Connected Home Solutions

Arrayent
Dennis Kyle, VP/GM, Connected Systems

Ayla Networks
Dave Friedman, CEO

Bluetooth SIG
Suke Jawanda, Chief Marketing Officer

BrightLine
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

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

ecobee
Stuart Lombard, President and CEO

Electric Imp
Hugo Fiennes, Founder & CEO

Emerson
Charles A. Peters, Senior Executive Vice President

EnergyHub
Seth Frader-Thompson, President

Epson
Anna Jen, Director, New Ventures/New Products

Ericsson
Ben Huang, Head of Global Marketing, Mediaroom Business Group

FanTV
Jordan Davis, Director of Product Management

Flurry
Sean Galligan, VP of Business Development and Sales

FreeWheel
Matthew McLeggon, Business Development Director

Gracenote
Tal Ball, General Manager, Addressability

Greenwave Systems
Nate Williams, Chief Marketing Officer

HDMI Licensing
Stephen Venuti, President

Hitachi
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

INSTEON
Joe Dada, CEO

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

ISO/IEC Home Electronic System
Kenneth Wacks, Chair

i.TV
Justin Whittaker, Co-founder 

iYogi
Larry Gordon, President

Jinni
Yosi Glick, Co-founder & CEO

Kannuu
Todd Viegut, CEO

LG
Kurt Hoppe, Director of Innovation and New Business

Linear LLC
Duane Paulson, SVP

Logitech
Joerg Tewes, Vice President, Digital Home Business Group

MiOS
Lewis Brown, President

NAGRA
Olivier Wellmann, VP Product

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

Ooyala
Sean Knapp, Co-Founder and EVP

PBS
Maja Mrkoci, Director, Business Development

PeoplePower
Gene Wang, CEO & Co-founder

PlanetEcosystems
V. Rory Jones, President and CEO

Plantronics
Renee Niemi, Senior Vice President, Communication Solutions

PlumChoice
Karen D. McPhillips, Vice President, Marketing 

Qualcomm
Pankaj Kedia, Sr. Director, New Business Development

RadialPoint
Frank Kouretas, Vice-President Products and Marketing

Rdio
Scott Bagby, SVP of Strategic & International Partnerships

Redpoint Ventures
Tomasz Tunguz, Partner

Rentrak
Cathy Hetzel, Corporate President

Revolv
Tim Enwall, CEO

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

Rovi
Jeff Berenson, SVP, Product Management

Samba TV
Ashwin Navin, CEO and Co-Founder

ShopSavvy
John Boyd, Co-Founder and CEO

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

Sling Media
Brian Jaquet, Director, Marketing

SmartRG
Jeff McInnis, CEO

SmartThings
Dan Lieberman, Senior Director of Platform Strategy,

Staples
Peter Gerstberger, Director/DMM, New Business Development

Support.com
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 

TiVo
Jim Denney, Vice President, General Manager, Product Marketing

thePlatform
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

YuMe
Vamshi Sriperumbudur, VP of Platform Marketing

Z-Wave Alliance
Mark Van Walters, Chairman

ZigBee Alliance
Tobin Richardson, Chairman & CEO

Zonoff, Inc.
Mike Harris, CEO

 

MODERATORS/ANALYSTS

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. 

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop highlighting Parks Associates’ smart home insight consumer data.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.