Parks Associates Announces Topics and Call for Papers for 12th-annual executive event
Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: IoT and the Smart Home, taking place January 9, 2018, at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The one-day executive summit focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services.
“Broadband households have an average of more than eight connected CE products in their homes, a 76% growth in the average volume of devices since 2010,” said Tricia Parks, Founder, President, and CEO, Parks Associates. “Voice control, through products like Amazon Echo and Google Home, has generated major buzz and could help drive the next wave of connected consumer engagement. These devices offer multiple crossover use cases in the IoT and will be key in generating consumer excitement for multiple connected CE and smart home categories.”
The CONNECTIONS™ Summit agenda includes six executive sessions, two special presentations, and a networking reception, sponsored by Homematic IP, on the opening day of CES. Parks Associates analysts moderate all sessions, which feature consumer research, commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment on the following topics:
Smart Home Platforms: Unlocking Consumer Value
Voice Control: Improving the Smart Home Experience
Support, Privacy, and Connected Consumers: Providing a Seamless Experience
Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use
Creating Compelling IoT Services with AI and Data Analytics
Smart Home and IoT: Health and Wellness Applications
“The smart home experience is getting more comprehensive with new services, innovations, and partnerships,” Parks said. “CONNECTIONS™ Summit will examine ways for service providers, CE and device manufacturers, and IoT players to improve the smart home experience, including new business models and use cases helping to deliver a seamless experience to consumers.
Early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Homematic IP, Vivint Smart Home, Deutsche Telekom, Greenwave Systems, ROC-Connect, and ZigBee Alliance.
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