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April 27, 2017


Comcast SVP to present opening keynote on May 23 at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

21st-Annual Executive Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco, Features Analysts and Industry Executives Addressing Machine Learning, AI, and more

International research firm Parks Associates announced today that Comcast’s senior executive Sridhar Solur will open the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Solur is Senior Vice President of Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, and he will present the keynote address “Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

“New innovations in areas such as voice control, AI, and machine learning are driving the next wave of smart home adoption,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “These technologies make smart home solutions smarter and more intuitive for consumers to use and will drive the next wave of smart home device adoption. Comcast will dive deeper into these innovations at CONNECTIONS™ and provide insights on how new products and services will impact the future smart home market.”

“I’m delighted to discuss the new ‘IoT’ era we are living in and to separate the hype from reality, as we move from a world where things are being done by you to a world where things are being done for you,” Solur said. “I am looking forward to outlining how we are bringing physical and digital security together at Comcast and sharing some best practices on integrating voice with machine intelligence.”

The CONNECTIONS™ agenda focuses on the changing consumer IoT markets for the smart home, connected entertainment, digital health, smart energy, and mobile apps and services. The event includes pre-show research workshops highlighting new data and analysis from Parks Associates’ research team and features more than 700 executives in an intimate networking environment.

The 2017 CONNECTIONS™ Conference features the following keynote speakers:

  • Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint Smart Home
  • Kristine Faulkner, SVP/GM, COX Homelife, Cox Communications
  • Miles Kingston, GM of Smart Home, Intel
  • Rahul Patel, SVP and GM, Connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  • Sridhar Solur, SVP, Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things and Data Services, Comcast

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

CONNECTIONS™ supporters include 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.

To register for the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference or a pre-show workshop, visit http://bit.ly/CONNUSregistration. Press passes are available at www.parksassociates.com/cus-press. 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 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.