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Expanding the Smart Home Market

Parks Associates will host a Pre-Show Research Workshop on Tuesday, May 21. Workshop will take place in Grand Peninsula EF. Register Now.


Workshop Presenters

Denise Ernst - IoT Research at Parks Associates

Denise Ernst

Brad Russell - Parks Associates smart home research

Brad Russell

Patrice Samuels - Support and Privacy IoT Research at Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels

Dina Abdelrazik - Smart Home and IoT Research at Parks Associates

Dina Abdelrazik

Chris O'Dell - Parks Associates Analyst

Chris O'Dell

Kevin Meagher - Parks Associates Analyst

Kevin Meagher


8:00 AM   Registration Open

8:30 AM  Welcome and Opening Comments

Presentation by Denise Ernst, Vice President, Parks Associates

8:45 AM   What Do Consumers Want? Understanding Demand for Smart Home Solutions

The smart home market is accelerating as more consumers discover the value of connected products. This research presentation provides insight into smart home adoption trends, channel preferences, and new use cases, all helping to expand interest and adoption for these solutions.

Presentation by Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

9:15 AM   Channel Strategies for Smart Home Products

This session features presentations from industry executives from key distribution channels for smart home products. Speakers address the key challenges around smart home product adoption, as well as new innovative business models and partnerships spurring new opportunities.

Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance

Roel Peeters, CEO, Roost

Discussion lead by Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

10:00 AM   Networking Break

10:15 AM   Battle for the Front Door: Access Control and Delivery

The smart home starts at the front door – smart door locks, video doorbells, and garage doors are access-control devices that are foundational to smart home growth. The front door also represents the access point for a future world of services. Parks Associates research shows 8% of U.S. broadband households own a video doorbell, 7% own a smart door lock, and 5% own a smart garage door opener. This research presentation examines innovations in the access control ecosystem and evaluates key strategies toward home services.

Presentation by Chris O'Dell, Research Associate, Parks Associates

10:30 AM   Smart Home: Support and Installation

The support needs for the smart home are changing and this presentation highlights new trends and business strategies required in this space. The presentation includes the impact of wider adoption of smart home solutions as well as simplified, automated setup and installation services.

Presentation by Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

10:45 AM   Analyst Insights: Future Reality of the Smart Home

The Parks Associates analyst team gather on stage for a moderated Q&A session on the future of the smart home. Topics include privacy and security, interoperability, new distribution channels, and the impact of major tech giants Amazon and Google.

Moderated by Denise Ernst, Vice President, Parks Associates

11:45 AM   Networking Lunch

12:45 PM   Voice: Transforming the Smart Home Market

This research presentation discusses the trends driving consumer adoption of smart speakers and the impact of the voice interface on the evolution of the smart home. Parks Associates also shares insight into new use cases and consumer preference for smart home products and voice controls.

Presentation by Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

1:15 PM  Industry Roundtable: Future Tech Driving New Innovations

The ideal smart home experience is one in which a broad range of smart home devices are set up effortlessly and work seamlessly together, providing convenience to the user and enhanced value for all products in the ecosystem. However, the challenge of integrating a broad group of products while maintaining a solid user experience is significant. This interactive discussion addresses the impact of voice control, data analytics, machine learning, sound recognition, and artificial intelligence, 5G/NB IoT and other technology on the future growth of the smart home.

Thar Casey, CEO, Amber Solutions, Inc.

Jim Hunter, CTO, Delos

Joe Liu, CEO, Miotta

Vaidhi Nathan, SVP Camera, AI / Analytics, IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a subsidiary of Nortek Security & Control

Dave Palmer, Chief Operating Office, Everise

Discussion led by Kevin Meagher, European Associate, Parks Associates

2:00 PM Closing Comments

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