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April 16, 2014


iControl Networks to Deliver Closing Keynote at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Parks Associates and industry leaders discuss technology and business solutions for the connected consumer in San Francisco, May 13-15

Parks Associates announced today that Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing of iControl Networks, will present the closing keynote at the 18th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on Wednesday, May 14 at 4:45 P.M. During the keynote, entitled “The Internet of Toothbrushes? A Look at the Connected Home Market,”Roberts will present consumer insights about drivers and barriers to smart home adoption and provide perspective on innovations that will ignite continued market growth momentum.  

“A leader in the smart home technology market, iControl Networks just last week announced the company’s acquisition of Blacksumac’s home security solution, Piper, expanding its range of connected home products,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Greg Roberts’ keynote at CONNECTIONS™ will be invaluable to our attendees in understanding the current state of the market and where it is headed.”

CONNECTIONS™,a three-day executive conference focused on critical business issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, and service markets for consumers, will take place May 13-15 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. 

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this year’s CONNECTIONS™ conference, along with an impressive array of smart home technology start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, to discuss what’s at the forefront of this anticipated $71 billion Internet of Things market,” Roberts said.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsor Cisco; Reception Sponsor iControl Networks; Silver Sponsors Amdocs, Lowe’s, and Qualcomm; Bronze Sponsors ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI Licensing, INSTEON, Logitech Harmony, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Silicon Image, Support.com, and Z-Wave; Breakfast Sponsors Ayla Networks, and GreenWave Reality; and Break Sponsors AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear, and SmartRG.

For more information, please visit www.connectionsconference.com or www.icontrol.com.

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 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates’ consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services.

The event provides executive networking opportunities and insights from industry leaders on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About iControl Networks

iControl Networks’ vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. iControl is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper Home Awareness device for consumers. iControl is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Partner Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about iControl Networks and Piper, visit www.icontrol.com and www.getpiper.com.