Thursday, March 17, 2022

Alarm.com, Cox Communities, and Nice North America to keynote 26th annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference

Nearly 90% of US households have internet at home, with 38 million households having at least one work-at-home resident in 2021

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the agenda and schedule of events for the 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, taking place May 17-19 at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Texas. Anne Ferguson, VP of Marketing, Alarm.com; Vickie Rodgers, Vice President and General Manager, Cox Communities, Cox Communications; and Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer, Nice North America, will keynote the annual executive conference focused on the growing opportunity for consumer technologies in the home.

The annual executive conference, hosted across three days, features the pre-show research workshop Quantifying Technology across the Home and two and half days focused on new business models, innovative technology, and partnerships helping to advance growth of the connected home. Event sponsors include Alarm.com, Cox Communities, Homebase, Airties, Bitdefender, Johnson Controls, Notion, Rapid Response Monitoring, Schneider Electric, AmTrust Specialty Risk, Gadgeon, Cooktop Safety, and Iris® Powered by Generali.

“The pandemic has impacted all aspects of consumers’ lives, creating new value for broadband value-added services and technologies in the home,” said Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. “New opportunities in services, including health-at-home and energy management, alongside an enhanced need for cybersecurity and monitoring solutions, will drive many important discussions this year. We can’t wait to be back in person to host our annual event.”

All CONNECTIONS™ sessions feature the latest Parks Associates research:

  • 37% of internet households own a smart home device
  • 36% own a home security system
  • 64% own a smart TV
  • 14% own a networked camera


Sessions:

  • Services, Choice, and Trust – Consumers and Modern Living
  • Home Network: Foundation of the Smart Home
  • Life Stages and the Role of Technology
  • Bringing New Value: Growing Role of Smart Home Platforms
  • Paradigm Shift: Smart Home and the Future of Energy
  • New Era of Home Security
  • Insurance and Smart Products: Fire and Water Solutions
  • Protecting Consumers at Home: Security and Privacy Matters
  • Business Model Innovations in the Smart Home
  • Seniors, Caregivers, and Tech Services: A Growing Opportunity
  • Connected Entertainment and Smart Home: Whole-Home Experiences
  • Consumers and Role of Subscription Services
  • Channel Strategies for Smart Home: Where’s the Growth
  • Smart Apartments: Modern Living
  • Home Builders Adding Value through Tech
  • Health and Wellness Solutions: Expanding the Market
  • Funding the Smart Home: View from Investors


For 26 years, CONNECTIONS™ has brought together thousands of industry players from the consumer technology ecosystem to talk about the growth in the connected home market. Parks Associates will also host multiple virtual CONNECTIONS™ sessions in 2022:


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

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference in May 2022 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2022. The event focuses on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2022 features an in-person conference on May 17-19, 2022, with virtual sessions on February 16, April 14, August 18, October 20, and November 10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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