Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Parks Associates to address the competitive pressure for the smart home and entertainment industries at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Sky Deutschland to Keynote November Conference in Amsterdam

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, 18-19 November 2014, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. The two-day executive conference includes early sponsorship support from Arrayent, iControl Networks, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, Zipato, AlertMe, MiOS, and Support.com.

"Each market in Europe is distinctive, with its own characteristics and opportunities. For example, DVR penetration among broadband homes is higher in the U.K. than the U.S., and close to one-half of these U.K. DVR households bought their device at retail, versus approximately 22% in the U.S.," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates. "In other European markets, purchasing a DVR at retail is even more common, creating unique competitive pressures and service opportunities throughout the continent.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will examine the European and global markets for entertainment service and technology providers, the Internet of Things, and smart home providers, including new revenue and partnership opportunities, consumer engagement strategies, and challenges in connecting disparate products to the smart home.

Oliver Lewis, SVP, Customer Propositions and Product Management, Sky Deutschland, will deliver the opening keynote. Early confirmed speakers include:


Oliver Lewis, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Sky Deutschland

Ken Durand, Vice President, Innovation and Business Development, Ericsson


Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development - Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG

Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing, Icontrol Networks


Johan Ambuhm, Business Development Director, ASSA ABLOY

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Connected Home, Amdocs

Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Oliver Birch, Connected Living Innovation Manager, Assurant Solutions

Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director, AlertMe

Dr. Regina Bernhaupt, Director of User Experience Research, Ruwido

Albert Blasco, European Marketing Manager, Panasonic

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA, ARRIS

Eamon Conway, Managing Director, climote


Charles Dawes, Global Strategic Account Director, Rovi

Marco Dorjee, International Business Development, CentraLite Systems

John Driver, Chief Marketing Officer, PacketVideo

Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent

Darren Fawcett, CTE, Pace

Andrew Ferrone, VP of Pay TV, Roku

Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub

David Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, Ayla Networks

Natividad Garcia Rodriguez, CEO, Domoalert

Eric Grab, Chief Technology Officer, DivX, LLC

Thomas Guss, Business Development Manager, Watson Nordic

Benoit Joly, SVP Marketing & Smart Life, Technicolor

Sandeep Kalsi, Chief Marketing Officer, iYogi

Jim Kitchen, VP, Strategy, Icontrol Networks

David Leporini, EVP, Marketing Products and Security, Viaccess-Orca 

Rishi Lodhia, CEO & Co-founder, CameraManager by Panasonic

Wojtek Makowski, CTO, Soft@Home

Peter Manolescue, M2M Global Business Development Manager, Vodafone

Colin Morrison, Vice President of Global TV Sales Operations, Ericsson

Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products

Adam Nightingale, VP Sales EMEA, Accedo

Neil Pennington, Director of Smart Innovation, nPower

Kurt Peterhans, CEO, Axiros

Sebastian Popovic, CEO, ZIPATO

Rebekka Porath, Ecosystem Committee Chair, DLNA; Standards Policy Manager, Intel

Stuart Rosove, VP Advanced Solutions, Irdeto

Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder, ROC-Connect, Inc.

Dick Seger, President of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances, Verisure Securitas Direct

Patrice Slupowski, Vice-President Digital Innovation, Orange

Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Sr Director Product Marketing, NAGRA

Mikael Svensson, Anticimex AB

Andrew Swartz, Research Director, Sutherland Global Services

Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance

Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

Tom Van Leeuwen, Director, Customer Experience Home Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent

Nicola Villa, Managing Director and Global Lead, Analytics, Cisco Consulting Services

Brynhild Vinskei, Chief Marketing Officer, Xstream

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

Marc Westermann, Vice Chairman, Bluelinea


Connecting Smart Products and Smart Home Services

Pay TV, Connected CE, and Broadband in 2020

Implementing the Internet of Things: App Mash-ups and APIs

Future of the Home Gateway

Smart Home and IoT: Privacy and Security Concerns

TV Everywhere and OTT Services

Consumer Tech Support in a Multiscreen Home

Tomorrow's Interfaces, Control, and Content Discovery

4K Content and Services

Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home

Innovations and Interoperability: Competition within the Smart Home

To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.


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. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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