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.


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.

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