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Monday, April 24, 2017

CONNECTIONS features top IoT and Smart Home leaders at 21st-annual Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco

Parks Associates' 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates’ consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services.

New Research from Parks Associates shows:

  • More than one-fourth of U.S. broadband households now own a smart home device.
  • Nearly three-fourths U.S. broadband households have an Internet-connected entertainment device.
  • The majority of U.S. broadband households are willing to pay more than $20 per month for a comprehensive smart home system.
  • 95% of U.S. broadband households use one or more mobile phones.
  • 10% of U.S. broadband households are likely to cancel their fixed broadband Internet service over the next 12 months.
  • 8% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle in next 12 months.
  • 45% of U.S. broadband households are very concerned about unauthorized access regarding smart home devices.

We are proud to share our lineup of speakers at our 21st-annual conference. For more information on the event, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

2017 Speakers


  • Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint Smart Home
  • Kristine Faulkner, Senior Vice President / General Manager, COX Homelife, Cox Communications
  • Miles Kingston, GM of Smart Home, Intel
  • Sridhar Solur, Senior Vice President, Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, Comcast


  • Jean-Pierre (JP) Abello, Sr Director, Global Engineering R&D, Nielsen
  • Amena Ali, Chief Revenue Officer, Whisker Labs
  • Yossi Atias, General Manager, IoT Security, BullGuard
  • Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance
  • Greg Berkin, Managing Director, Concours Ventures
  • Dan Berte, Director, IoT, Bitdefender
  • Jean Anne Booth, CEO, UnaliWear
  • Stephanie Boyle, VP, Product and Design, Ericsson
  • Jeroen Brouwer, Marketing, Sales and Business Development Director, Philips
  • Benjamin Brown, Senior Product Manager, Google Home Lead for Apps & Connectivity, Google
  • Greg Calvert, Director, Business Development, Roku
  • Christopher Carney, Co-founder & CEO, Abode Systems, Inc.
  • Oliver Cockcroft, Product Architect, Ayla Networks
  • Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
  • Jay Darfler, SVP Emerging Markets, ADT
  • Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
  • Jim Denney, VP Product Management and Strategy, TiVo
  • Dan DiClerico, Smart Home Advisor, HomeAdvisor
  • Derrick Dicoi, Executive Director, Xfinity Home Product Management, Comcast
  • Ed Doran Ph.D., Principle Program Management, Microsoft
  • Justin Doucette, Sr. Dir, Product Management, Linksys & Wemo, Belkin International
  • Grant Erickson, President, Thread Group
  • Dave Evans, CTO and Co-Founder, Stringify
  • Scott P. Ford, CEO, Pepper IoT
  • Seth Frader-Thompson, Co-founder and President, EnergyHub, Inc.
  • Luke Freiler, CEO, Centercode
  • William Greene, Product Manager, Energy Services, Nest Labs
  • Kal Gyimesi, Automotive Marketing Leader, IBM Watson IoT
  • Scott Harkins, VP IoT Partner Programs Honeywell Connected Home & Buildings, Honeywell
  • Avner Halperin, CEO, EarlySense
  • David Henry, CMO & Sales, Roost
  • Kurt Hoppe, Global Head of Innovation - Connected Car, GM
  • JJ Jagannathan, Sr. Director Strategic Business Development, CoreLogic
  • Rich Kennewick, President, Voicebox Technologies
  • Hakan Kostepen, Executive Director - Product Strategy & Innovation, Panasonic
  • Greg Kruczek, Director of New Ventures, Asurion
  • Ryan Lester, Director, IoT Strategy, LogMeIn
  • Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek
  • Olaf Lohr, Director of Business Development, sonnen, Inc.
  • Stuart Lombard, Founder & CEO, ecobee
  • Sandra Maples, Director of IoT Product Management, Verisk Insurance Solutions
  • Arlen Marmel, General Manager, VRV, Ellation
  • Elizabeth Mathes, Director of Smart Home, The Home Depot
  • Noelani McGadden, Vice President of IoT, PlumChoice
  • Bill McIvor, Executive Vice President/Chief Development Officer, SeniorLink
  • Ryan McManus, SVP, Head of Corporate Development and Partnerships, EVRYTHNG
  • Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development, ROC-Connect
  • David Meyers, Chief Commercial Officer, Grid4C
  • Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic
  • Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com 
  • Ashish Nair, Senior Associate, Citi High Yield
  • Sami Nassar, VP of Cybersecurity, NXP
  • Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners
  • John Joonho Park, Executive Director, Open Connectivity Foundation
  • Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Products, GE Lighting
  • Duane Paulson, SVP-Strategic Development, Nortek Security & Control
  • Jorge Perdomo, SVP Corporate Strategy & Development, MivaTek
  • Peter Radsliff, VP, Marketing, Arrayent
  • Vaughn Rhodes, VP of Product Management, Greenwave Systems
  • Tobin Richardson, President & CEO, Zigbee Alliance
  • Tom Rivers, VP, Connected Car Marketing, HARMAN
  • Elisabetta Romano, VP & Head of Media Solutions, Ericsson
  • Avi Rosenthal, President, IoT Consulting, LLC
  • Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa
  • Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave
  • Jennifer Sewell, Head of Product Marketing, mnubo - IoT Analytics
  • Andrew Thomas, Co-founder and CRO, SkyBell Video Doorbell
  • Nathan Treloar, President & COO, Orbita, Inc.
  • Rod Turner, CEO and Founder Manhattan, Street Capital
  • Roy Vella, VP/GM, North America, Centrica Connected Home
  • Marc Westermann, Managing Director - Connected Solutions, Somfy
  • Bruce Wright, Business Development Director, Americas Business Unit, AirTies Wireless Networks
  • Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

 Moderators / Analysts

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