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Tech executives address smart home buyer journey at the 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Broadband, home security, support, connected health, proptech, insurance, and energy industries address growing consumer tech market at conference in Frisco, Texas

Parks Associates is hosting its 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 17-19 at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Texas, with sessions addressing the future of the connected home, including the rise of home subscriptions services, interoperability achievements through industry initiatives such as Matter, and partnerships between converging ecosystem players.

Parks Associates research shows US internet households have an average of 16 connected devices and annual spending across home phone, internet, mobile, security, and video services, including pay TV and OTT, is $340 billion.

“The market is substantial. Forty-three percent of US internet households have stated strong intentions to purchase a smart home device,” said Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. “These trends introduce both new first-time users and multi-device smart homes that are seeking a unified experience. We look forward to sharing more from our library of research tracking the consumer buyer journey for technology solutions.”

On Tuesday, May 17, Parks Associates will host its pre-show research workshop, Quantifying Technology across the Home, featuring insights from its industry research and quarterly research of 10,000 US internet households.

During the workshop, the industry roundtable “Distribution Channels: Moving Beyond Early Adoption” features executives from IOTAS, Rutestock, CamerEye, Doorbell Ninja, and Kraftful. A special session, “Getting Technical: AI, ML, and Sensor-based Technology,” moderated by Stacey Higginbotham, Founder, Stacey on IoT, features panelists from panelists from Vutility, Sentry AI, Johnson Controls, and Silicon Labs.

CONNECTIONS™ is sponsored by, Calix, Cox Communities, F-Secure, Homebase, Plume, Airties, Bitdefender, Johnson Controls, Nice, Notion, Rapid Response Monitoring, Resideo, Schneider Electric, STRATIS®, AmTrust Specialty Risk, Gadgeon, Ivani, Midea, Cooktop Safety, Iris® Powered by Generali, and Assurant.

Conference sessions:

May 17  WELCOME TO CONNECTIONS™ - Technology as a Fourth Utility: Modern Living

  • Services, Choice, and Trust – Consumers and Modern Living
  • Special Session—Home Network: Foundation of the Smart Home

May 18  Building the Whole Connected Home

  • Life Stages and the Role of Technology
  • Bringing New Value: Growing Role of Smart Home Platforms
  • Paradigm Shift: Smart Home and the Future of Energy
  • New Era of Home Security
  • Insurance and Smart Products: Fire and Water Solutions
  • Protecting Consumers at Home: Security and Privacy Matters
  • Business Model Innovations in the Smart Home
  • Special Session: Seniors, Caregivers, and Tech Services: A Growing Opportunity
  • Connected Entertainment and Smart Home: Whole-Home Experiences

May 19  Expanding and Scaling the Market

  • Eye on Growth: Channels and New Markets
  • Channel Strategies for Smart Home: Where’s the Growth
  • Smart Apartments: Broadband, Platforms, and Value
  • Fireside Chat: Home Builders Adding Value through Tech
  • Health and Wellness Solutions: Expanding the Market
  • Funding the Smart Home: View from the Industry


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.