Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Smart watch sales in Western Europe to exceed eight million in 2016

Amazon’s EU Head of Alexa Skills Kit joins Ericsson’s Head of Cloud DVR and Parks Associates’ President for 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe session on IoT and Wearables

In advance of its CONNECTIONS™ Europe event next week in Amsterdam, Parks Associates announced new research today showing smart watch sales in Western Europe will exceed 8.8 million by the end of 2016. The IoT market research firm estimates sales will reach 41 million by 2021. 

Parks Associates will address the new research with industry leaders at the firm’s 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer next week in Amsterdam. Registration is open and media are invited to attend.

“As the IoT and connected home market continues to grow, consumers will seek out products that interact with their home, such as smart watches,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Currently, consumers are buying individual devices and testing them rather than purchasing entire systems. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will discuss new monetization strategies designed to increase the appeal of connected products and move consumers into larger product and cloud service ecosystems.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses the growth of smart home products and services, including consumer adoption trends, technology innovations, new business models, and partnerships influencing the consumer experience with technology. The following sessions will feature interactive discussions by speakers focused on the integration of wearables, connected health technologies, and other new form factors in the smart home:

IoT and Smart Home Integration: Wearables and Entertainment

Max Amordeluso, EU Head of Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Itai Tomer, Head of Cloud DVR, Ericsson

Moderator: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Smart Home and Connected Health: The Role of Caretakers

Jérôme Arnaud, CEO, DORO AB

Omer Sagi, Director Business Development Smart Door Locks EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

Tim Smokoff, Group Vice President, Health & Wellness, Nortek Security & Control

Moderator: Erik Overbeeke, European Research Associate, Parks Associates

The convenience and availability of the smart watch make it an easy choice for health and activity tracking. Control features such as remote access to lights, thermostats, and even the garage door extend the appeal of the smart watch to broader applications,” Sikes said. “The growing number of smart home product solutions is leading to expansion of security, home control, and health and wellness services. Medical alerts and emergency response monitoring, daily activity monitoring, and remote video-based communication and caregiving are a few of the early health-related applications that companies are offering with smart home products.”

The 2016 CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers include:


Stephane Blanc, International Commercial Director, Hive, Centrica Connected Home

Dr. Christoph Döbrich, Innovation Manager, Allianz Worldwide Partners

François Girodolle, Head of Product Partnerships, Nest Europe, Nest Labs, Inc.

David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist Alexa and Echo, Amazon

David Tuerk, General Manager, Smart Home & Telecom Europe, Panasonic


Johan Ambuhm, Vice President, Digital Solutions, Inwido AB

Max Amordeluso, EU Head of Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Jérôme Arnaud, CEO, DORO AB

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Connected Home, Amdocs

Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance

Lewis Brown, President, MiOS

Leigh Calton, Head of R&D, Ageas UK

Seb Chakraborty, Director of Technology, Connected Homes, British Gas Connected Homes

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA, ARRIS

Oliver Cockcroft, Product Architect, Ayla Networks

Charles Dawes, Senior Director, International Marketing, TiVo

Marco Dorjee, General Manager International Sales & Business Development, Centralite Systems Inc.

Shane Dyer, Founder, Arrayent

Nicolas Georgy, Director, EMEA, Swiss Re

Asit Goel, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Business Line Secure Monitoring & Control, NXP Semiconductors

Reed Grothe, SVP of Global Business Development, Alarm.com

Ashley Hathaway, Senior Developer Evangelist, IBM Watson

Alistair Hoyes, General Manger, Homes, Honeywell

Pierre Hunter, VP Sales Europe, Verimatrix

Amit Kroll, Business Development & Integration EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

Cees Links, General Manager Low Power Wireless, Qorvo

Rishi Lodhia, CEO, Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe

Wojtek Makowski, CTO, SoftAtHome

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development, ROC-Connect 

Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic

Steve Moore, Director of Connected Home, Dixons Carphone

Gordon Padkin, Thread Group Evangelist, Thread Group

Jean-Marc Prunet, CEO, myFox

Tobin Richardson, President & CEO, Zigbee Alliance

Thomas Rockmann, Vice President Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG

D'Arcy Rossiter, Head of Insight, Centrica Connected Home

Omer Sagi, Director Business Development Smart Door Locks EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

Curt Schacker, Senior Vice President, Connected Products, EVRYTHNG

Daniel Schellhoss, Founder of ProSyst, Bosch

Christopher Schouten, Senior Director Product Marketing, Kudelski Security

Allen Scott, Director Secure Home Gateway & IoT, Intel Security

Jennifer Sewell, Product Marketing Manager, mnubo

Tim Smokoff, Group Vice President, Health & Wellness, Nortek Security & Control

Philip Steele, Founder & CEO, nCube

Patrick Strauss, Supply Chain Visibility & Internet of Things Subject Matter Expert, IBM UK

Andrew Thomas, Co-Founder & CRO, SkyBell Video Doorbell

Lukas Tobis, Head of Sales, Fibaro Group

Itai Tomer, Head of Cloud DVR, Ericsson

Catherine Van Aken, Senior Director Strategy, Business Development and Marketing, Technicolor

Remko van den Berg, Head of Sales, EMEA, Logitech

Antti Vihavainen, Partner, Business Development, Cozify

Ricco Winther, Director of Sales, Sigma Designs

Daniel Wong, Vice President - Sales, Marketing, & PLM, MivaTek / Home8

Martin Woolley, Technical Program Manager, Bluetooth SIG

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

Conference sponsors include Amazon Alexa, ASSA ABLOY, Ayla Networks, Bluetooth SIG, Essence, EVRYTHNG, Icontrol Networks, MivaTek, mnubo, ROC-Connect, SoftAtHome, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, and ZigBee Alliance.

Conference supporters include Antenna Group, Appliance Design Magazine, B2 Group, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design Agencies, bestseos.com, CableFax, Cities Today, Conference Guru, Council, CrowdReviews, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, FTTH Council, HomeGrid Forum, HomePlug Alliance, HomeToys, IPSO Alliance, IT Today, Mind Commerce, oneM2M, Open Connectivity Foundation, Payment & Cards Network, PharmaVOICE, Salutem, SmartGrid Spain, Smart Insights, Telecompaper, Thread Group, topSEOS.com, and Visibility Magazine.

For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/media.To schedule a meeting with an analyst or to request specific research data, 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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