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CONNECTIONS Community features insights from Ericsson, InstallerNet, Nokia, Smartcar, and Uplight focused on the connected car

41% of home security system owners are interested in vehicle monitoring as an add-on for home security systems

International research firm Parks Associates will feature new consumer research and insights from industry leaders at the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Community virtual events, taking place in August through November. The next session, “Connected Cars: Extending Functions in the Home,” takes place August 19, with executives from Ericsson, InstallerNet, Nokia, and SmartCar exploring crossover use cases between the smart home and connected cars.

Parks Associates’ latest consumer data shows home service providers score high marks for their response to COVID-19—55% of US broadband households with a home security system are highly satisfied with their provider’s response and 46% of households with traditional pay-TV services are highly satisfied with their provider. Overall NPS (net promoter score) is moving into positive territory for both pay-TV and broadband internet providers.

“Consumer habits are shifting, and these changes are dramatically impacting daily habits and purchase plans,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “The impact of COVID-19 is everywhere for consumers – everything from exercise to learning to communication and entertainment services – and this will affect the adoption of new devices and services in the home.”   

The CONNECTIONS™ Community will host multiple special networking events over the next three months, with networking sessions focused on the growing connected home market leading up to the main virtual conference on November 10-12. Sponsors include Sutherland Global Services, Alarm.com, Bitdefender, Cox, Intellithings, Cirrent, Everise, MMB Networks, ServiceLive, Zen Ecosystems, Firedome, Inspire, Z-Wave, Aprilaire, Gadgeon, Sprosty Network, and Wi-Charge.

2020 CONNECTIONS Community Speakers

Visionary Speakers

KPN Ventures - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Samir Ahmad

Investment Manager

KPN Ventures

Marcio Avillez - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Marcio Avillez
SVP of Business Development

Andrew Beach - Mill Creek Residential

Andrew Beach
Vice President of Community Technology
Mill Creek Residential

Rich Cacioppo - Frontdoor Home - CONNECTIONS key speaker

Rich Cacioppo

Vice President of Emerging Businesses & Product Management

Frontdoor Home

Cornel Ciocirlan - CONNECTIONS visionary speaker

Cornel Ciocirlan



Noopur Davis - Comcast - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Noopur Davis
EVP, Chief Product and Information Security Officer

Erika Diamond - EnergyHub - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Erika Diamond
VP, Utility and Market Services

Anne Ferguson - Alarm.com - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Anne Ferguson

VP, Marketing


Mark Francis - Electronic Caregiver - CONNECTIONS key speaker

Mark Francis

Chief Digital Health Integration Officer

Electronic Caregiver

 Oisin Hanrahan - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Oisin Hanrahan
Chief Product Officer, ANGI Homeservices
Co-founder & CEO, Handy


Rodney Harrell, PhD
Vice President, Livable Communities and Long-Term Services and Supports

Jim Nye - Vivint Smart Home - CONNECTIONS keynote

Jim Nye
Chief Product Operations Officer
Vivint Smart Home


Raya Sevilla

SVP Information Technology


Jai Thattil

Head of Marketing - Nokia Technologies



Erik Ackner, President, Mercku Europe, MERCKU

Demetrios Barnes, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SmartRent

Shawn Barry, VP of Strategic Sales, Alarm.com

Lee Bienstock, Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Google Devices and Services, Google

Mike Braham, SVP/GM, Trapollo

Brent Brooks, Director, Sales & Strategic Marketing, MMB Networks

Mark Burson, VP Marketing & Product Management, Nice North America

Peter Butler, General Manager, Everise

Émilie Carignan, Marketing Director, Aerial Technologies

Bharat Chadda, Senior Vice President of Technology, Media and Communications Vertical, Sutherland

Jeff Clemow, VP Strategic and Channel Sales, Telit

Alan Coleman, Founder and CEO, Sweepr

Rob Conant, VP Software Product Management & Ecosystem, Infineon Technologies

Jennifer Doctor, Sr. Director Product Management, Intrusion Security Products, Johnson Controls

Tom Doyle, CEO, Aspinity

Tony Frangiosa, President and CEO, InstallerNet

Stephanie Freier, Senior Manager, Consumer Insights, Inspire

Stephanie Fuhrman, Managing Director, Global Innovation, Greystar

Maneesh Goyal, Vice-Chair Corporate Development, Mayo Clinic Platform, Mayo Clinic

Abhay Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bidgely

John Gutch, Head of Product, Vodafone UK

Mike Harris, President of Ring Solutions, RING

Ritch Haselden, GM and Senior VP of Sales, Essence

David Henry, Senior Vice President of Connected Home Products and Services, NETGEAR

Troy Iverson, VP of Sales, AvantGuard

Chris Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Brinks

Sarah Jones, VP, Commercial Product, Best Buy Health

Brett Jurgens, CEO & Co-founder, Notion

Sahas Katta, CEO, Smartcar

Jatin Khanpara, SVP, Engineering, Aprilaire

Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance

Oren Kotlicki, Founder and CEO, Intellithings Ltd.

Girish Kumar, CTO, GadgEon

Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer, Plume

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula

Brook McCall, Director, Tech Access Initiative, United Spinal Association

Jeremy McCarty, Vice President and GM, OnTech Smart Services / Dish Network

Sharon Mirsky, Co-founder & COO, Firedome

Spencer Moore, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS

James Muraca, VP of Product, Zen Ecosystems

Antero Norkio, Vice President, Solution Management - Consumer Security Business Unit, F-Secure

Stellan Öhrn, Sales Director, BTEB IoT Connected Vehicles North America, Ericsson

Kerry Palakanis, DNP, APRN, Executive Director Connect Care Operations, Intermountain Healthcare

Johan Pedersen, Manager, Product Marketing, Home & Consumer IoT, Silicon Labs

Quinto Petrucci, Vice President Product Management, Nortek Security and Control

Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance

Samantha Rudolph, Senior Product Director, OSSIACO

Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Leader, Post Acute & Home, Philips

Ankur Sood, Business Development Director, Service Providers, Bitdefender

David Smith, VP of Marketing & Business Development, COPS Monitoring

Sumati Stewart, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Yonomi

Joe Teng, Program Manager, Austin Energy

Steve Teig, Founder and CEO, Perceive

Tony Testa, Director of Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Business, Qorvo

Emilie Tullis, VP of Product, General Manager, Demand Management Solutions, Uplight, Inc.

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Innovation and Growth, Constellation Energy

Fritz Werder, General Manager of North America, Tuya Smart

Paul Williams, GM, Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Moderators / Analysts

Kristen Hanich, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Parks Associates surveys 10,000 broadband households each quarter, providing a rich data set with trending for at least five years. The firm will feature its market insights and consumer data during the networking sessions and throughout the virtual event.  

To request data or an interview, contact Rosey Ulpino, rosey@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.


Parks Associates' 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place November 10-12, 2020, online, as part of the Virtual CONNECTIONS Community.

The annual CONNECTIONS™ conference hosts more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, security, smart home, health, and energy industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology innovations, consumer research on adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop with a deep dive into Parks Associates’ consumer data and trends in the smart home markets.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during virtual 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.