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May 22, 2017


Parks Associates to host 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference this week in San Francisco

Industry leaders to discuss smart home and IoT innovations, with speakers from Comcast, Google, Intel, Amazon, Verizon, Vivint, and more

Leading IoT market research firm Parks Associates will host the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference this week, May 23-25, in San Francisco. The key technology networking event features analyst presentations on new consumer research and panel discussions with speakers from prominent companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Comcast and more. Press are invited to attend.

“Consumers’ familiarity with the value of each connected and smart home device is expanding and driving new purchase behaviors, helping many of these IoT solutions to start to cross the chasm to widespread adoption,” said Tricia Parks, Founder, President, and CEO, Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS™ is the only industry event that offers key insights and networking opportunities relevant to every player working to engage the consumer and drive the next wave of innovation and adoption in connected solutions.”

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  • Keynotes:

Tuesday, May 23

4:30 p.m. "Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control," Sridhar Solur, SVP, Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, Comcast

Wednesday, May 24

9:30 a.m. “Finally Delivering on the Promise of the Smart Home,Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint Smart Home

2:15 p.m. "What About the Customer? Bridging the Divide in Smart Home Services," Kristine Faulkner, SVP / GM, COX Homelife, Cox Communications

5:00 p.m. "The Smart Home: A Domestic Revolution," Miles Kingston, GM, Smart Home Group, Intel Corporation

Thursday, May 25

 9:45 a.m. "Creating a New Foundation to Enhance IoT Experiences in the Home," Rahul Patel, SVP and GM of Connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Who attends: More than 650 executives from industries including the Internet of Things, new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, software and middleware, smart home, digital health, insurance, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, home control systems and security, technical support, and energy management

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include Intel Corporation, Vivint Smart Home, Asurion, Greenwave Systems, Assurant Solutions, HelloTech, Xively by LogMeIn, Alarm.com, Centercode, ROC-Connect, Support.com, ULE Alliance, Verisk, AMT Warranty, Arrayent, Audio Analytic, August Home, Ayla Networks, Cirrent, Cross Country Home Services, Deutsche Telekom, EVRYTHNG, FIBARO, mnubo, OneEvent Technologies, Somfy, Whisker Labs, Z-Wave, Amazon Alexa, HomeAdvisor, Nortek Security & Control, Tyco, leakSMART™, and MivaTek.

CONNECTIONS™ supporters: Antenna, B2 Group, BayPay Forum, Bedrock Learning, Best Web Design Agencies, Bestseos.com, Bluetooth SIG, BoogarLists, CABA, CEDIA, CIOReview, CoPE, Conference Guru, Cord Cutters News, Council, CrowdReviews.com, Digital Entertainment Group, Digital Trends, Entertainment Merchants Association, FierceCable, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, FierceWireless Tech, Finpro, GeoMarketing, Home Energy Magazine, HomeGrid Forum, Hometoys, i-Home, Innovation & Tech Today, Intelligent Health Association, Intergetic Forum, IoT Consortium, IoT Weekly News, ISE Magazine, KNXtoday, LonMark International, MoCA, oneM2M, Open Connectivity Foundation, Payments & Cards Network, PharmaVoice, ReadWrite, RHCC, Smart Grid Spain, TelcoProfessionals, Telecompaper, Thread Group, Topseos.com, TWICE, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Mediacan register at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass.Download the 2017 CONNECTIONS™ Media Sheet at www.parksassociates.com/conn-media. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US, #CONNUS17, and on the CONNECTIONS™ Industry Insights Blog.

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.