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May 19, 2016


Amazon, Cablevision, Comcast’s Xfinity Home, Rovi, SmartThings, and Vivint Keynote Parks Associates’ 20th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Parks Associates event focuses on converging Internet of Things industries

Parks Associates today announced the keynote lineup for the 20th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, featuring executives from Amazon, Cablevision, Comcast’s Xfinity Home, Rovi, SmartThings, and Vivint Smart Home. These IoT leaders will address the use cases and emerging business models that will successfully engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries – including smart home, connected entertainment, and mobile ecosystems.

“CONNECTIONS™ offers executives a significant opportunity to discuss the dynamics of the IoT and the connected home ecosystems, which are constantly shifting as new players and solutions enter the market,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Consumers are embracing these new technologies, with nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households planning to buy a smart home device in 2016, and expressing new concerns, with 44% of consumers extremely concerned about their private information being stolen. The CONNECTIONS™ keynotes are leaders in the IoT and will offer visionary plans for businesses to grow these markets and address challenges in order to deliver an exceptional consumer experience.”

Smart Home Device Adoption

CONNECTIONS™ will host over 650 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, May 24-26. Parks Associates analysts will moderate all sessions and present new consumer research. The keynote schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 24

Wednesday, May 25

Thursday, May 26

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors include Reception Sponsors CEL and Zonoff; Session Sponsors Icontrol Networks and PlumChoice; Lunch Sponsors Coldwell Banker and NXP; Silver Sponsors Alarm.com, Assurant, Asurion, Centercode, ROC-Connect, Support.com, ULE Alliance, WiZR, and ZigBee Alliance; Bronze Sponsors Audio Analytic, Ayla Networks, Cirrent, EVRYTHNG, Flextronics, Honeywell, HP, iQor, mnubo, People Power, PlanetEcosystems, WeatherBug Home, and Z-Wave; Program Guide Sponsor Vivint; Breakfast Sponsors Greenwave Systems and leakSMART; and Break Sponsors Home8, HomeAdvisor, Nortek Security & Control, State Farm, and Tyco.

For more information on CONNECTIONS™, visit www.connectionsus.com. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US, #CONNUS16, and on the CONNECTIONS™ Industry Insights Blog. To schedule an interview with an analyst or request specific research, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

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.