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Parks Associates addresses the role of connectivity and devices for consumers at home and in senior living settings at CONNECTIONS™ and Smart Spaces

Parks Associates addresses the role of connectivity and devices for consumers at home and in senior living settings at CONNECTIONS™ and Smart Spaces

Virtual Sessions hosted July 20 featuring National Institute on Aging, Bitdefender, Google, Shipshape AI, Spintly, and more

Parks Associates today announced the lineup for its CONNECTIONS™ and Smart Spaces virtual sessions hosted July 20, 2023, starting at 11 am CT US. The virtual sessions “New Era of Home Services” and “PropTech Market Evolution: Senior Living” feature speakers from Google, Bitdefender, National Institute on Aging, Council on Aging, iN2L + LifeLoop, Shipshape AI, Spintly, Thrive Center, Movement Interactive, and Zemplee.

CONNECTIONS and Smart Spaces Sponsors

Parks Associates’ most recent consumer data of 8,000 internet households underscores the role of connectivity and devices in modern living experiences. Currently 91% of households have broadband internet, and 70% say it would be “very difficult” to be without home internet. Likewise, business and MDU environments are depending on broadband to enable new applications and services.

“Connectivity is enabling the home and other living environments to have new value through different applications, services, and the ability to connect systems together,” said Jennifer Kent, VP, Parks Associates. “The lineup of speakers at CONNECTIONS™ and Smart Spaces virtual sessions represents a collective effort to push the boundaries of innovation and create new possibilities for seamless living experiences. Together, we are shaping a future where technology empowers us to thrive and connect in ways never before imagined."

The Smart Spaces proptech virtual session, Thursday, July 20, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM CT, includes insight on how technology is leveraged in senior living environments. Kristen Hanich, Parks Associates’ Director of Research, will share trends on the latest technologies followed by a visionary insight panel featuring John Reinhart Executive in Residence Advisor, NIA - National Institute on Aging, and Sheri Rose, CEO, Thrive Center.

The session includes an interactive panel discussion, New Era of Senior Living: Tech-enabled Properties, with the following speakers:

  • Elizabeth (Libby) Anderson, Director of Orange County Ombudsman Program, Council on Aging, Southern California
  • Dr. Eric Luster, CEO, Movement Interactive
  • Aparna Pujar, Founder and CEO, Zemplee
  • Navin Gupta, CEO, iN2L + LifeLoop

The CONNECTIONS™ session “New Era of Home Services,” Thursday, July 20, 2:00-3:45 PM CT, features insights on current developments in the smart home industries, including the impact of new technologies integrating devices and systems together. The event includes a visionary spotlight discussion with Alexander Linn, CEO, Shipshape AI, followed by the panel Smart Home Platforms: Unifying the Experience:

  • Tyson Brown, Manager Strategic Partnerships, Google
  • Rohin Parkar, Co-Founder & CEO, Spintly
  • Razvan Todor, VP, Product Management, Bitdefender

About Smart Spaces

Smart Spaces, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, brings together property owners, building managers, and technology leaders to discuss the innovations in the multi-dwelling and hospitality environments. Building on a high-performing broadband backbone, MDU property managers can leverage connected devices and smart platforms that integrate connected solutions to streamline property management tasks and lower operating costs, attract and retain residents, and increase rental revenues. The event features consumer research, informative session, and networking opportunities for building executives, service providers, and hardware, middleware, and software providers enabling the next generation of solutions for the consumer, MDU, and public spaces.

Throughout each Smart Spaces event, Parks Associates shares its research on bulk broadband, managed Wi-Fi, smart home, and IoT technologies, including access controls, energy management, and network support, setting the stage for conversations to understand the current and future opportunities in smart apartments and hospitality.



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.