Monday, October 31, 2016

Parks Associates hosts 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer this week in Amsterdam

More than 200 industry executives to attend IoT event, with keynotes from Allianz, Amazon, Nest, and Panasonic

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates will host over 200 industry executives this week at the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer. The executive conference takes place 2-3 November at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

The two-day conference features keynotes from Allianz, Amazon, Nest, and Panasonic, as well as analyst presentations on IoT strategies and consumer research and panel discussions with high-level executives from start-ups, Fortune 500, venture capitalist, public relations, and media companies. Press are invited to attend.

Adoption of Smart Home Devices by Country

“The smart home concept is expanding across Europe as consumers explore new energy management, security, and connected entertainment solutions in the IoT,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Parks Associates anticipates steady growth over the next few years in key smart home and IoT categories, including security, smart light bulbs, thermostats, and energy. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will address ways to enable connections for new partnerships and discuss solutions that will keep this market moving forward.”

What:        CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer

Date:         2-3 November 2016

Where:     NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
                 Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Press registration:



“Creating a More Thoughtful Home,” François Girodolle, Head of Product Partnerships, Nest Europe, Nest Labs, Inc. – Wednesday, 2 November, 10:00

“Voice Control: Breakthrough in the Smart Home and IoT,” Dave Isbitski, Chief Evangelist, Alexa and Echo, Amazon – Thursday, 3 November, 9:45

“IoT and Connected Services: The Perfect Match,” Dr. Christoph Döbrich, Innovation Manager, Allianz Worldwide Partners; David Tuerk, General Manager, Smart Home & Telecom Europe, Panasonic – Thursday, 3 November, 11:45


Wednesday, 2 November

  • 9:00 - Business Case for Smart Home and Connected CE Products
  • 11:00 - Monetizing Consumer Demand for Safety and Security
  • 13:00 - Opportunities to Deliver Smart Home Solutions through Different Channels
  • 13:30 - Securing the Smart Home: Privacy and Security
  • 15:00 - Value Propositions: Accelerating Adoption of Connected Home Solutions
  • 16:30 - IoT and Smart Home Integration: Wearables and Entertainment

Thursday, 3 November

  • 8:45 - Smart Home and Controls: Value Propositions for a Complete IoT Experience
  • 10:45 - IoT Impact on Home Services and Insurance
  • 13:15 - Smart Home and Connected Health: The Role of Caretakers
  • 13:45 - Seamless Interoperability: Standards in IoT and Smart Home
  • 15:15 - Personalizing the User Experience: Innovative Interfaces
  • 15:45 - Smart Home Solutions: Business Models Shifting to the Cloud
  • 16:45 - IoT Infrastructure: The Impact of Data Analytics

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,, 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, Monsterboard, oneM2M, Open Connectivity Foundation, Payment & Cards Network, PharmaVOICE, Salutem, SmartGrid Spain, Smart Insights, Telecompaper, Thread Group,, and Visibility Magazine.

Press registration is open and media are invited to register at For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_EU, #CONNEU16, and on the CONNECTIONS™ Industry Insights Blog.

To schedule a meeting with an analyst or to request specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at, 720.987.6614.


Produced by Parks Associates, the 13th-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: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT will take place 13-14 November 2018 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.

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