Upcoming Industry Events

Steve Nason, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, will speak in a Fireside Chat on the topic "Does Peak TV Equate to Peak Sponsorships?" at NAB Show on Tuesday, April 21. Steve will also present a Keynote at the start of the NAB Show Breakfast Forum on Monday, April 20, in Las Vegas.

In this special NAB Show breakfast forum, video industry experts from across the spectrum will assess the streaming video market, evaluate the latest entrants, examine the major challenges they face and discuss how the industry can reach the desired goal of OTT Video 2.0 -- a scalable, stable, secure streaming platform that generates regular, predictable revenue. Using a roundtable format, the forum will tackle the most pressing technical and business issues facing video providers today as they seek to manage, market and monetize their new streaming services. Light Reading is hosting this special breakfast session in partnership with the Streaming Video Alliance, providing a fresh forum for video technologists and business strategists to share their experiences and expertise.

Due to the cancellation of NAB Show 2020 and travel restrictions, we will now be hosting our breakfast workshop as an online seminar which will take place April 20th, 2020. All breakfast workshop registrants will receive an email with more information shortly. We will also be accepting new registrants. More details to follow soon. For questions please contact marketing@lightreading.com.


NAB Breakfast Forum
When: April 20, 2020
Where: Online Forum

Parks Associates is supporting The Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow Competition.

The Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow (LHFT) competition is looking to identify and support products in today’s market that will help achieve an integrated home. The competition is seeking connected devices and systems in the home that meet consumer expectations in terms of interoperability, reliability and simplicity of use with an emphasis on delivering energy and demand savings.

LHFT provides manufacturers the opportunity to push the industry forward by introducing high quality and innovative designs, contribute to the greater energy efficiency movement, and gain exposure for their brands and products among industry leaders and consumers alike. In particular, the exceptional products identified by the judging panel are heavily promoted by Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow for a full calendar year.

Is your connected home product or system innovative? Does it offer a unique value proposition? Provide a seamless consumer experience? Deliver energy savings and load management capabilities? If so, Enter Now to submit your product for evaluation to garner support from the utility industry and receive a year of promotion!

Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow
When: March 31, 2020
Where: Online Competition

Parks Associates is supporting IoT Innovation North America.

IoT Innovation North America is a conference focused on the latest IoT projects and technology. Born from the first IoT event in the US, IoT North America, this event will cover advanced IoT technologies using AI, 5G, Blockchain, advanced IoT sensor technology, fiber optics, Big Data, The Cloud, Edge Computing, security, and technologies that are taking the connected world to a new level.

IoT Innovation North America will feature two days of educational sessions, an exhibit hall, and networking opportunities to engage with speakers, sponsors, and fellow attendees. Learn from the leading technical innovators about the latest developments in IoT.

IoT Innovation North America
When: May 13-14, 2020
Where: Chicago, IL

Parks Associates is supporting Insurance AI and Innovative Tech USA 2020.

As our lives become hyper-connected and customer expectations increase, the imperative on insurance carriers to deliver automated services with a 360° customer view is increasing. It is also now undeniable that AI, machine learning and innovation are the only means through which insurance carriers will be able to meet customer demands at scale, whilst remaining efficient and profitable.

Insurance AI and Innovative Tech USA 2020 (May 12– 13, Chicago) is the only forum uniting innovation and business unit executives to explore how leveraging technologies such as AI, IoT and blockchain can help create valuable, relevant insurance products and services, delivered with a seamless experience.

Insurance AI and Innovative Tech USA 2020
When: May 12-13, 2020
Where: Chicago, IL

Parks Associates is supporting AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference.

AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference, June 3-5, Chicago (collocated with SPAR 3D) is North America’s only vendor-neutral technology conference and expo focused on what’s NEXT in AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction). It explores collaboration, trends, emerging technologies (from BIM to smart cities) and solutions to design, construct and manage projects smarter. 1,500+ attendees as part of 2,500+ total delegates at the collocated expo. Use code SAVE100 for a $100 discount off the prevailing 3-day conference fee or free expo admission.

AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference
When: June 3-5, 2020
Where: Chicago, IL

Parks Associates is supporting SPAR 3D Expo & Conference.

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, June 3-5, Chicago (collocated with AEC Next), is the leading vendor-neutral event focused on 3D sensing, processing and visualization tools and systems including SLAM, wearables, sensors, big data, AR/VR, printing and autonomous technologies. 1,000+ attendees as part of 2,500 total delegates at the collocated expo. Use code SAVE100 for a $100 discount off the prevailing 3-day conference fee or free expo admission.

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference
When: June 3-5, 2020
Where: Chicago, IL

Parks Associates is supporting WITI Summit 2020.

The WITI Summit, June 22-24 in San Francisco (Burlingame), is the premier global event for women in technology, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executives, entrepreneurs and technology thought leaders from around the world convene to build and expand strong connections in a welcoming environment and to foster women’s success in all technology related fields and organizations. 1,800+ attendees from 4 continents.

Use code PARTNER for $200 discount off the prevailing cost of a 3-day pass.

WITI Summit 2020
When: June 22-24, 2020
Where: Burlingame, CA

Parks Associates is supporting Connected Claims USA Summit.

In an age of rapidly rising customer expectations and disruption, there is only one clear path to success: harness technology to deliver world-class customer experience, unlock new efficiencies and achieve higher profitability.

Join 1200+ Chief Claims Officers, SVPs, VPs and Directors at the largest executive claims event in the world to explore the cutting-edge tech and innovative strategies that leading carriers are leveraging to meet new customer expectations, combat fraud, manage a changing workforce and transform the claims process. Now is the time to move from strategy to action.

Connected Claims USA Summit
When: June 24-25, 2020
Where: Chicago, IL

Parks Associates is supporting the AI & Big Data Expo Europe

The AI & Big Data Expo Europe, the leading Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Conference & Exhibition event is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2020 and beyond. Register with Parks Associates discount code - PARKS20 - for 20% off any ticket type. 

AI & Big Data Expo Europe
When: July 1-2, 2020
Where: London, United Kingdom

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband Communities 2020 Summit.

The Broadband Communities Summit is the leading event for community leaders, multifamily property owners and network builders and deployers interested in the building, managing, marketing and monetizing of high-speed broadband technologies and services. It is focused on the successful delivery of high-speed broadband networks to communities – from multifamily properties to ultra-connected master-planned developments to the city or town where you live. The Summit's extraordinary program offers cutting-edge presentations by outstanding speakers with a finger on the pulse of what's new and what's coming, what works and what doesn't. From the first day of the Summit to the last, our goal is to send you home with information you can put to immediate use.

Broadband Communities 2020 Summit
When: August 10-13, 2020
Where: Houston, TX

Parks Associates is supporting Connected & Autonomous Vehicles.

For automakers to sustain long-term growth important issues must be addressed including preventing cyber threats and protecting consumer data, partnering with new tech entrants, determining winning business models for rolling out connected cars globally and improving autonomous driving technology.

At Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, we'll take a deep dive into the latest industry developments and attendees will hear thought-provoking case study presentations from top automakers. Participants will be able to engage with experts, form strategic alliances and explore collaboration opportunities with other companies. The event takes place alongside IoT World, making it the leading convergence of auto, IoT, and tech execs in the heart of Silicon Valley.  

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
When: August 10-13, 2020
Where: San Jose, CA

Parks Associates is supporting The 10th Asia-Pacific Power Product and Technology Exhibition (Power China 2020).

Power China 2020 is an unique opportunity to get in touch with China's power supply market. It has witnessed a great success in 2019 with 286 exhibitors and 30,00 trade visitors. As of 2020, we're expected to play host to 350+ preeminent exhibitors on a 20,000 sq.m show floor. If you are looking for professional business cooperation, Power China is definitely a wise choice. We're looking forward to your attendance.

Power China 2020
When: August 16-18, 2020
Where: Guangzhou, China

Parks Associates is supporting TU-Automotive Detroit 2020.

Just like an engine converts one form of energy into mechanical energy, TU-Automotive Detroit gathers the energy of the automotive tech industry to create innovation and propel transformation.

TU-Automotive Detroit is a B2B automotive technology conference and exhibition, which for its 20th year is offering expert content and networking to 3,500+ attendees from across the auto tech ecosystem. Let’s discuss the Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric future.

Key topics: Mobility, Cyber Security, The Software Era, Electrification, Fintech, V2X, Sensor Tech, Autonomy, ADAS, and Safety & Data.

Join us August 18-20, 2020 in Novi, Detroit.

TU-Automotive Detroit 2020
When: August 18-20, 2020
Where: Detroit, MI

Parks Associates is supporting AI & Big Data Expo Global.

The AI & Big Data Expo will bring together over 3,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, Chief Data Officers, Chief Data Scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups and innovators, tech providers, C-Level executives and venture capitalists.

It is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2020 and beyond. Register with Parks Associates discount code - PARKS20 - for 20% off any ticket type. 

AI & Big Data Expo Global
When: TBD
Where: London, United Kingdom

Parks Associates is supporting Connected Auto Insurance USA.

Secure your future today: Develop Carrier-OEM-supply chain collaboration, deliver seamless transportation solutions through connectivity and develop models that provide customer choice, safety and security at Connected Auto Insurance USA (Date TBD, Chicago).

Auto insurance has changed forever. Ultimately, data mastery will determine market share and foster strong business models to boost operational efficiency and satisfy customer demand for service excellence.

New opportunities are emerging to personalize customer choice, modify behavior and deliver a faster, more accurate claim service. But the journey through capturing and operationalizing data will be challenging.

Connected Auto Insurance USA is bringing together 250+ senior executives from across the ecosystem- to enable all participants to become digital, customer-centric businesses.

Connected Auto Insurance USA
When: TBD
Where: Chicago, IL

Parks Associates is supporting 5G World.

Looking towards the migration from LTE to 5G, this year’s programme will offer an unbiased perspective exploring everything you need to know about becoming 5G ready.

5G World
When: September 1-3, 2020
Where: ExCel, London

Parks Associates is supporting CSI Awards 2020.

Now in their 18th year, the awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology events in the industry, designed to recognise, showcase, and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors.

This year they have introduced two new categories:
- Best AdTech technology or solution
- Best use of Blockchain in media

Submit your entry by May 15, 2020

CSI Awards 2020
When: 09/11/2020
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Parks Associates is supporting TechXLR8.

Where Tech Transforms Business

TechXLR8 is the flagship event of London Tech Week, revolutionising business by connecting the people and technologies driving transformation. Home to 7 of the biggest technology conferences, TechXLR8 covers AI, IoT, Cloud, Blockchain, Edge Computing, DevOps, AR/VR, Quantum Computing and much more!

Find out more.

Register for your free Visitor Ticket.

When: September 8-10, 2020
Where: ExCel, London

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, will mdoerate the panel, "Energy Management Solutions," at CEDIA Expo on Friday, September 11 from 11am to 12:30pm.

Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates, will moderate the panel, "Independent Living and Wellness: Smart Home Tech," at CEDIA Expo on Friday, September 11 from 9am to 10:30am.

Change is happening fast in the residential technology space. Breakthrough innovations, fueled in part by a growing IoT market, are getting faster, smarter and more intuitive with every iteration. Competing on the cutting edge requires that you understand current technology. Get a glimpse of what’s to come from thought leaders engaged in the rapidly changing environment.

As the leading authority in the $14 billion home technology industry, CEDIA offers the professional development you need – in-depth training led by industry experts and visionaries, designed to grow your skill set, knowledge base and bottom line. Take advantage of a variety of sessions and topics to create a customized training program for you and your team; you’ll come away informed, inspired and equipped for success.

When: September 8-12, 2020
Where: Denver, CO

Parks Associates is supporting Reuters Events Automotive Summit.

Reuters Events Automotive Summit brings together the most senior collection of automotive, mobility and tech CEO’s & board members ever seen.

This 2-day strategic summit will help leaders from across the ecosystem to navigate the emerging tech roadmap, advance across C.A.S.E, deliver the ultimate CX and strategize new disruptive retail models.

The Car of the Future: Electrification, road to autonomy and future of design
The Car in Context: How Automotive fits into the wider mobility movement
Connected Customer Experience: Digitalize the driving, engagement and servicing experience
Deliver the Future of Automotive Retail: From transactional to an omni-channel customer-centric experience

Automotive Summit
When: September 24-25, 2020
Where: Detroit, MI

Parks Associates is supporting SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2020.

SCTE•ISBE is envisioning the future of connectivity, today. Through technological leadership and innovation in the cable industry, SCTE•ISBE is creating a more connected world. As a not-for-profit member organization, SCTE•ISBE moves member companies forward through continuous training for the workforce of tomorrow and by putting leaders into the conversations that matter. In partnership with CableLabs® and NCTA, SCTE•ISBE is building the future of 10G, leveraging its expertise for the acceleration and deployment of technology. SCTE•ISBE is the force behind the annual SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, the largest cable telecommunications and technology trade show in the Americas. 

SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®
When: October 13-16, 2020
Where: Denver, CO

Parks Associates is supporting TMA 2020 Annual Meeting.

The Monitoring Association (TMA) is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies, security systems integrators, and providers of products and services to the industry. TMA is dedicated to the advancement of the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, standards, and public safety relationships.

TMA 2020 Annual Meeting
When: October 24-28, 2020
Where: Marco Island, FL


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