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Parks Associates Research Workshop Sets the Stage for CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference and Connected Health Summit, co-located May 23-25 at the Omni Frisco in Dallas

Consumers embrace technology in their homes for communications, control, healthcare, and safety and security

Parks Associates today announced the agenda for its pre-event research workshop, Growing Demand for Home Technology, on Tuesday, May 23, in conjunction with the firm’s two signature connected home conferences — CONNECTIONS™ and Connected Health Summit. The co-located conferences will take place May 23-25 at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco (Dallas), Texas.

The latest data from Parks Associates’ quarterly surveys of US internet households finds 51% own at least one connected health device, 41% have a security solution, and 40% own at least one smart home device.

“We look forward to bringing the industry together to share Parks Associates’ perspective on the growth of connected devices across home ecosystems, including smart home and security, health, energy, and entertainment controls,” said Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, Parks Associates.

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include Calix, Cox Communities, Nice, Ubiety Technologies,, Bitdefender, Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), Johnson Controls, Origin, Rapid Response Monitoring, Cooktop Safety, Kwikset, Real Defense, Schneider Electric, Xailient, Gadgeon, Ivani, Nimbio, and Becklar.

Connected Health Summit sponsors are, Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), Electronic Caregiver, Rapid Response Monitoring, Calix, Lifeguard Health, Origin, and Independa.

The workshop includes industry roundtables, featuring insights on the impact of AI and advanced video technologies, and a special session on tech-based solutions specific to independent living. Industry leaders participating in the workshop:

  • Michael Crane, VP, Global Business Development, Imprint Energy
  • Nathanial Findlay, CEO, Lifeguard Health
  • Peter Giacalone, President, Giacalone Associates
  • Geordie Hagerman, EVP Commercialization, Cognitive Systems
  • Lainie Muller, Director, Health & Wellness, Strategic Sales,
  • Sai Reddy, CEO, CamerEye
  • Andreas Rudyk, CEO, Smartfrog & Canary Group
  • Tyler Tribe, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Becklar
  • Gene Wang, Chairman, Care Daily

The research workshop is hosted prior to the kickoff of CONNECTIONS™ and Connected Health Summit.

Keynote speakers for CONNECTIONS™ and Connected Health Summit:

  • Christopher Berke, Director, Offer Management, Digital Healthcare, Eaton
  • Mark Benson, Head of SmartThings, Samsung SmartThings
  • Anthony Dohrmann, Founder and CEO, Electronic Caregiver - ECG
  • Morgan Hertel, VP, Technology and Innovation, Rapid Response Monitoring
  • Lon Huber, SVP, Pricing & Customer Solutions, Duke Energy Corporation
  • Sarah King, Chief Growth Officer, Optum
  • Girish Naganathan, CTO, EVP, Dexcom
  • David Puckett, Head, Global Devices Product Strategy, Comcast


Parks Associates' 28th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference is hosted May 7-9, 2024, in Plano, Texas, and brings industry leaders together to provide insights and business forecasting about the adoption of technology including broadband, smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

CONNECTIONS™ provides ongoing insights throughout the year with virtual and in-person conference sessions. Parks Associates' analyst team leads the conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

CONNECTIONS™ is a pivotal platform for partnerships and exploring the future of technology adoption and its impact on consumers and businesses.

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation is a virtual executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.

Connected Health Summit provides insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.