Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Parks Associates and industry leaders discuss Smart Home and Entertainment Service Strategies at CONNECTIONS™ Europe this week

Magine, Orange, British Gas, Com Hem, Securitas Direct – Verisure, Viacom International Media Networks and others share insights at Parks Associates' Connected Home Technology Conference

Parks Associates will host over 125 executives this week at CONNECTIONS™ Europe, a two-day technology conference in Amsterdam focused on the challenges and new business strategies for monetizing connected-home services, including video, tech support, and home management.

The eighth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home, November 12-13, 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.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe brings together high-level industry experts from a variety of connected-home areas,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. “Our sessions focus on business strategies and consumer engagement as well as services, technologies and new business opportunities. The 2013 keynotes from Orange, iControl Networks, and Securitas Direct – Verisure will provide attendees with the latest developments in the evolution of TV, cloud-enabled services and smart home revenues.”

2013 CONNECTIONS™ Europe Sessions:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Engaging Consumers: Connected Home Business Models

KEYNOTE: The Evolution of TV 2013-2020
Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange

Integration of Security and Energy into Service Provider Offerings

Multiscreen Services and TV Anywhere

Discovery and Personalization for TV Services

KEYNOTE: “IoT” connects devices, but Cloud-Enabled Services provide the real value
Paul Dawes, EVP & GM,iControl Networks

TV Apps and the New Customer Experience

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

The Future for the Set-top Box

KEYNOTE: Creating Smart Home Revenues through Customer Focus and Partnerships
Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure

Changing Role of Service Providers in the Connected Home

New Entertainment Platforms and Content Distribution

Interoperability in the Home Controls Market

Consumer Tech Support in a Multiscreen Home

Content and Service Strategies to Capture the OTT Consumer

Big Data and Cloud Services in the Connected Home

Full agenda available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/agenda.

View the fill list of CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers.

Press Registration: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/media/presspass

Interviews: To request an interview or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or +1.720.987.6614.

Subscribe to the European research newsletter: http://www.parksassociates.com/newsletters_subscribe

For more information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. Media interviews with speakers are available. Please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com for scheduling info.  Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_EU and #CONNEU13.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

http://www.parksassociates.com

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