Thursday, October 17, 2013

Western European homes will purchase over 213 million intelligent screens in 2013

Pace, Intel, Ziggo, Fox International, Com Hem, and more share insights on entertainment and smart home services at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates today announced the speakers and sponsors for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Connected Home, November 12-13 in Amsterdam, an executive conference focused on growth strategies, technologies and services, and consumer trends for the entertainment and smart home industries in Europe and worldwide.

"Western European homes will purchase over 213 million new 'intelligent' screens in 2013, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart TVs, which will create new opportunities for intelligent services in home, from video content discovery and EPG innovations to expanded smart home features," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.

The eighth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is sponsored by iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, Cisco, and INSTEON.

Parks Associates analysts moderate interactive sessions featuring speakers from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem:


Paul Dawes, Executive Vice President, General Manager, iControl Networks

Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure

Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange


Ajey Anand, Chief Commercial Officer, NORIGIN MEDIA

Alan Atkins, VP and Global Head M2M, Wipro Technologies

Stuart Cleary, Director Product Marketing, Media, EMEA, Akamai

Richard Crossley, Business Development Director for EMEA, Intel


Vishal Dhar, Co-founder & President of Marketing, iYogi

Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent

Darren Fawcett, Chief Technical Engineer, Pace plc

Robin Ford, VP Business Development, Global Cache'

Sue Furnell, Senior Strategy Manager, Connected Home Division, British Gas

Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff, Inc.

Simon Harrison, Product, Innovation, Technology & Trialling Manager, npower

Jody Haskayne, Corporate Communications Director, AlertMe

Ralf Jacob, Head of Interactive Business Development, Viacom International Media Networks

Benoit Joly, SVP, Smart Home, Technicolor

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

Jim Kitchen, Vice President, Product Strategy, iControl Networks


Michael Lantz, CEO & Founder, Accedo

Mark Lee, Commercial Director, Intamac

Olaf Loerz, Director, Product Management, Rovi 

Matthieu Loreille, Vice President and GM of Connected Home, Amdocs

Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Mgr. Technology Management, Products & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG

François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO, Viaccess-Orca

Johan Nilsson, Head of Analysis & Competitive Intelligence, Com Hem

Maria Nordgren, Vice President, Consumer Security Business Line, F-Secure

Roi Oron, Senior Sales & Business Development EMEA, Tvinci

Colas Overkott, CEO, VISIWARE

Duane Paulson, Senior Vice President of Product and Market Development, Linear LLC

Ignacio Rebollo, CEO, SAFEVIEW

Daniel Riddell, VP - Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV

Corrado Rocca, Vice President, IP Networking Business Unit Head, Advanced Digital Broadcast; Marketing Committee Chair, HGI

Daniel Schellhoss, Founder & Executive VP, ProSyst Software

Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure

Lisa Skelton, Head of Marketing, Content Delivery, Ericsson

Ola Steinsrud, Vice President New Markets and Content, Magine

David Stronach, Vice President, Sutherland Global Services

Jens Tackmann, Head of European Business Development, Pie Digital

JT Taylor, Director, Service Provider Video Technology Group, Cisco

Peter Taylor, Affiliate VP, Fox International Channels

Bram Tijdhof, Senior Strategy Manager, Ziggo

Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

Jan Van Ottele, Co-Founder, ZappoTV, Inc.

Marc Westermann, General Manager – Home by SFR, SFR

Ricco Winther,  Director of European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs

Jason Wong, Senior Director of International Products and Services, TiVo Inc.

For more information, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates provides business intelligence and research services through its proprietary methodologies developed over decades, including quarterly surveys of 10,000 internet households.

The company's expertise crosses many industries: home security and smart home, streaming video, broadband and pay-TV services, digital media and platforms, gaming, Wi-Fi and home networks, connected health, support, consumer electronics, home control systems, energy management, and tech solutions for the multi-dwelling (MDU), small-to-medium business (SMB), and commercial building markets.

Each year, Parks Associates brings thousands of leaders together for its webinars and annual events. The firm hosts the annual executive research and strategy conferences CONNECTIONS™, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit, Smart Spaces, and Future of Video.

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