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2015 Speakers


Samsung keynote - CONNECTIONS 2015

Eric Anderson
VP, Content and Product Solutions; GM, Smart Home

Comcast - CONNECTIONS 2015 Keynote

Daniel Herscovici
SVP & GM, Xfinity Home
Comcast Cable

Verizon - CONNECTIONS 2015 Keynote

Farooq Muzaffar
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development

Nest, Google Keynote - CONNECTIONS 2015

Mike Soucie
Head of Consumer Product Partnerships

Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer, Icontrol Networks
Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life


Tim Alessi, Director - New Product Development, LG Electronics

Amena Ali, Senior VP and GM, WeatherBug Home

Jeff Allen, VP Business and Corporate Development, Clearleap

Satish Annapureddy, Sr Director, Strategy & Business Development, NeuLion

Sefy Ariely, EVP Americas, Viaccess-Orca

Mio Babic, President & CEO, iStreamPlanet

Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance

Ray Bariso, VP, Head of Operations and Business Support Solutions, Ericsson

Leah Belsky, Senior Vice President of Operations, Kaltura

Greg Berkin, Managing Director, Concours Ventures

Greg Blackett, Senior Product Manager, Tyco

Peter Blanks, Vice President Technology, Asurion

Chris Boross, President, Thread Group

Kris Bowring, Director of Business Development, Iris Smart Home Business Unit, New Business, Lowe’s

Justin Butler, VP of Commercial Development, MisFit

Scott Burns, Senior Director of Innovation, Reliant, an NRG Company

Chris Carey, Chief Product Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services

Winifred Chang, Head of Smart Home Innovation and Partnership, LG Electronics USA

Steve Christian, SVP, Marketing, Verimatrix

Rich Cusick, General Manager, Video, Gracenote


Jason Donahue, Senior Product Manager, Jawbone 

Chris Drake, Vice President, thePlatform

John Driver, Chief Operating Officer, PacketVideo

Ken Durand, Vice President, Innovation & Business Development, Internet of Things, Ericsson

Kristine Faulkner, VP/GM Home Security & Smart Home, Cox

Manny Fernandez, CEO/Co-founder, DreamFunded.com

Mike Fisher, Head of Strategy and Innovation, BrightLine

Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub

David Friedman, CEO & Co-Founder, Ayla Networks

Daren Gill, Vice President of Products, Advanced Search and Recommendations, Rovi Corporation

David Glickman, Co-Founder and COO, Lively

Larry Goldman, Director, North American Sales & Business Development, Kwikset

David Grubb, Chief Technical Officer for Cloud Solutions, ARRIS

Tim Harrington, GM Products Group, CEL

Rick Herman, Chief Strategy Officer, MobiTV

Kurt Hoppe, VP, Applications & Services, Prodea

Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems

Dr. Todd Hylton, EVP, Brain Corporation

Jason Johnson, Co-founder and CEO, August

Philip Jones, Product Information Manager - Video, Sony

V. Rory Jones, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PlanetEcosystems

Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief, Digital Trends

Jay Kenny, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Alarm.com

Joesph Y. Ko, Chairman & CEO, TechKo Maid Inc.

Chris Koverman, VP Engineering, Support.com

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

George Land, Business Director, Nexia Home Intelligence, the Ingersoll Rand company

Ed Lee, VP of Content Acquisition, Roku

Dan Lieberman, Head of Research & Standards, SmartThings

Stephen Ludin, Chief Architect, Akamai Technologies

Kenny Mathers, Senior Director, MediaTek Inc.

Adam Mayer, Vice President & General Manager, IntelligentHome, Time Warner Cable

Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer, Icontrol Networks

Ralph Morales III, Innovation Architech, Hewlett Packard

Nancy Nunziati, Vice President of Marketing, Neato Corporation

Jim O'Neill, Principal Analyst, Ooyala

Amanda Parrilli, Director, Strategic Business Development, The Home Depot

Duane Paulson, SVP Product and Market Development, Nortek Security & Control

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life

Ryan Petty, Vice President, Product Development & Innovation, ADT Security Services

Andrew Poliak, Global Director, Business Development, QNX Software Systems

Sebastian Popovic, CEO, Zipato

Rob Puric, Director - Product Management Connected Home, Honeywell

Vishnu Rao, Director-Connected Platform, Sharp

Mark Rolston, Co-founder & CCO, argodesign

Stuart Rosove, VP, Advanced Solutions, Irdeto

Todd Rytting, Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic

Eran Sandhaus, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros

Adam Sager, CEO & Co-founder, Canary

Sridhar Santhanam, Founder & CEO, HFN Inc. / Nanoheal

Curt Schacker, VP, Connected Devices, EVRYTHNG

Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave

Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder, ROC-Connect

Tal Schierau, VP Sales and Account Management, Radialpoint

Brian Seemann, President, Resolution Products

Mark Skarpness, Director of Systems Engineering, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation

Geoff Snyder, Vice President, Business Development, Pandora

Mark Spates, Head of Connected Home Platform, Logitech

Jody Stark, EVP - Commercial Strategy, Piksel

Mike Talvensaari, VP Product Management, Wowza Media Systems

Jason Thibeault, Sr. Director, Marketing Strategy, Limelight Networks 

Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions, Amdocs

Mike Tinskey, Global Director of Electrification and Vehicle Infrastructure, Ford Motor Company

Jeff Unterreiner, Senior Vice President, Connected Living, Assurant Solutions

John Valiton, Chief Business Development Officer, Playtabase

Ali Vassigh, Director of User Experience, Roku

Nick Warnock, President, Wellograph, Inc

Paul Weichselbaum, Executive Vice President, PlumChoice

Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture, Plantronics

Chris Williams, Senior Director Product Strategy, Time Warner Cable

Robin Wilson, VP Business Development, NAGRA

Brett Worthington, VP - General Manager, Wink

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Özgür Yildirim, North America Business Unit EVP & General Manager, AirTies

Yoel Zanger, CEO and Founder, Giraffic Technologies



Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Barbara Kraus, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Tejas Mehta, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates


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