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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

2016 CONNECTIONS Contest Winners Announced

The 20th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference was held May 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. CONNECTIONS™ featured over 650 executives in the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries in an intimate networking environment.


The event hosted several contests to engage the audience before and during the three-day event. Parks Associates would like to thank the following organizations for donating items for door prizes:


Canary (Canary)

iRobot (Roomba 980)

Home8 (10 – TripleShield Security System)

NAGRA (10 – Swiss Ball-Point Pen)

Nortek (20 – LB60Z-1: Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb)

NRG (Five - Goal Zero Flip 10 and Goal Zero Torch 250)

NXP (Samsung Level Wireless Speaker)

People Power (Presence Security Starter Pack)

Stringify (Stringify Starter Kit)

Support.com (Amazon Gift Card)

Tunstall Healthcare (Mobile-Mate with one-year Subscription)

WeatherBug Home (Two - Gift Cards)

Withings (Activite Steel)

Yonomi (LIFX Color 1000 Bulb)

iQor (Amazon Gift Card)

OnProcess (Fitbit)


Congrats to the following winners who were able to collect their prizes while at the conference:


Cameron Hulett, EVRYTHNG

Barbara Nelson, Cirrent

Gary Cole, iQor

Gene Goodell, RCS Technology

Morgan Lopez, Ayla Networks

Dave Bursky, Chip Design Magazine

Ed Miller, Amtrust Group

Dan Lieberman, SmartThings

Robert Tynan, FLEX

Marie-Laurence Gendron, Icontrol Networks

David Carter, WiZR

Patrick McDonnell, FTS USA

Ramiz Khan, Direct Energy

Mark Beasley, AT&T

Wim DHondt, IBB Consulting

Hilen Cruz, SRP

Greg Weinstein, Future Talk

Joe Hall, Tyco Security Products

Aaron Ganick, OSRAM Sylvania

Drew Doleski, Verisk Analytics

Philipp Windisch, Fronius Solar Inverters

Tom Butz, HeathCo LLC

Denis Noel, NXP Semiconductors

Steve Burger, AT&T

Divya Mani, Liberty Mutual

Jose Angel Quinzada, Cable Onda

Reza Raji, Icontrol Networks

Richard Juarez, Imperial Capital LLC

Betty Taylor, Krause Taylor Associates

Tim Smokoff, Nortek Security & Control

Jordan Allred, Axia NetMedia Corp

Vince Reinhardt, CEL

Frank Naples, Cablevision

Cherian Mathew, Firebolt Ventures


Four winners were also announced for the social media scavenger hunt, with each winner taking home a $100 Amazon gift card.


Vince Reinhardt, Hardware Application Engineer, CEL

Julie Jacobson, Founding Editor, CE Pro

Chet Dayal, Principal, Dayal & Associates Management Consulting

Paul Philleo, Consulting Editor, Events for Gamers


We hope everyone enjoys the prizes, and we hope to see you all again at next year’s event.


For more information about Parks Associates future events, visit http://www.parksassociates.com/events.

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