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January 25, 2017

Cox Communications and Vivint Smart Home to keynote 21st CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

CONNECTIONS™ 2017 to examine impact of IoT on smart home, connected entertainment, digital health, and connected cars industries

IoT research firm Parks Associates today announced the topics and two keynotes from Cox and Vivint Smart Home for the upcoming 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 23-25, 2017, in San Francisco. The conference, which is currently accepting speaker submissions, will address topics on connected entertainment and smart home innovations, consumer adoption, marketing, and data/privacy protection.

Parks Associates recently released research finds 26% of U.S. broadband households own a smart home device, including 11% with a smart thermostat, 9% with a networked camera, and 8% with a smart door lock. Over 35% of U.S. broadband households own a connected health device, and 63% have an OTT video service subscription.

Parks Associates - Smart Home Device Ownership

“Each IoT device brings its own use case, but it is in combination that their value propositions expand for consumers. In this context, the mass-market appeal of a connected home system starts to emerge as it can offer personalized value propositions for entertainment, security, controls, health, and energy,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™, we will examine each aspect of the connected home, with the goal to identify the strategies that will create mass-market value.”

“Nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households with a smartphone want embedded connectivity in their next car,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “The convenience of IoT solutions is attracting considerable consumer interest, and at CONNECTIONS™, we will examine the balance between consumer demand and security/privacy concerns and determine the best strategies for these markets to expand.”


Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint Smart Home

Kristine Faulkner, Senior Vice President / General Manager, COX Homelife, Cox Communications


Innovations in Entertainment Services

Auto Industry Transformation - Lessons and Opportunities for IoT Players

Connected CE Strategies: Building Product Ecosystems

Connected Entertainment Next Stages of Growth

Connected Health and IoT: Next Stages of Growth

Energy Management Solutions: Moving the Market Forward

From Hospital to Home: Partnering for Success

Independent Living and Caregiving Market

Industry Insights: The Evolution of the Business of Entertainment

Insurance Strategies for Disruptive Consumer IoT Markets

Integrating Connected Health into the Smart Home

IoT and the Smart Home – Investments; Start-ups; and Growth

IoT Monetization Models: Building a Mass-market Smart Home

Protecting Consumers: Privacy and Device Security

Smart Home and IoT: Insights: Growth and Business Models

Smart Home and IoT: Distribution and Channel Strategies

Smart Home and IoT: Next Stages of Growth

Smart Home Platforms: Revolutionizing the Consumer Experience

Tech Support: Big Data to Power the User Experience

The Future for the Connected Consumer

Emergence of Virtual Reality – Platforms; Services; and Content

Parks Associates is also hosting three pre-show research workshops on May 23:

Smart Home and IoT: Growth, Consumer Trends

Connected Health and IoT: Technology Innovators and Disruptions

Connected Entertainment: Evolving Platforms and Services

Current sponsors include Greenwave Systems, Alarm.com, Support.com, ULE Alliance, Whisker Labs, MivaTek, and Nortek.

Media and organizations supporting the event include Antenna, B2 Group, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design Agencies, Bestseos.com, CIOReview, Conference Guru, Council, CrowdReviews.com, Digital Entertainment Group, FierceCable, FierceOnline Video, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, FierceWireless Tech, HomeGrid Forum, IoT Consortium, ISE Magazine, MoCA, Open Connectivity Foundation, Payments & Cards Network, PharmaVoice, Smart Grid Spain, TelcoProfessionals, Telecompaper, Topseos.com, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

To download the past CONNECTIONS™ Event Summary visit www.connectionsus.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or request specific research, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.


Parks Associates' 27th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2023. 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™ 2023 features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023, with virtual sessions on March 2, July 20, and October 5. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.