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International research firm highlights industry leaders in entertainment and streaming, energy, connected health, multifamily, and connected home and security

Parks Associates, the research authority on digital lifestyles and technology, today released its 2023 Top Leaders in Technology, an annual list that recognizes leading technology executives who are featured speakers at the firm’s annual executive conferences. Parks Associates recognizes these leaders for their pivotal roles in market growth and their dedication to expanding industry knowledge. The research firm reports that 90% of US internet households now own a smartphone, surpassing the television for the first time to become the most ubiquitous device among US consumers. 

Top Leaders in Technology includes the following industry categories:

2023 Top Leaders in Technology 
2023 Top Leaders in Connected Home and Security
2023 Top Leaders in Energy
2023 Top Leaders in Connected Health
2023 Top Leaders in Video and Entertainment
2023 Top Leaders in Multifamily

The firm hosts thousands of executives each year at its events, which highlight market changes, growth opportunities, shifts in consumer preferences, and strategic business transformations that will drive tech innovation.

Parks Associates’ annual events include its signature event CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference; Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer; Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation; Smart Spaces: Apartments, Hospitality and Community Living; Future of Video: Business of Streaming; and CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Performance and Profits: Smart Home Strategies, hosted each year at CES®.

"Our Top Leaders in Technology lists represent the value of collaborative thought leadership,” said Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. "These exceptional individuals, through their innovation and dedication, are forecasting our technological trajectory and actively constructing it. We are proud to spotlight their accomplishments.”

Top Leaders in Technology contributed their vision and support during one of the firm’s annual events in 2023, which hosted over 4,500 industry executives from more than 2,200 organizations. Conference attendees included C-level executives, vice presidents, product managers, marketing directors, government officials, media influencers, and more.

"By bringing together these distinguished individuals, we leverage the 'wisdom of crowds' to spur innovation and insight that propel the industries we research forward,” said Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein, VP, Marketing, Parks Associates and key organizer for Parks Associates events. “This list celebrates individual excellence and underscores the collective genius that emerges when the brightest minds converge."

Parks Associates’ 2024 event schedule is available at The next event is CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 9 in Las Vegas. The event is sponsored by SmartThings, Ivani, Kaadas Smart Locks, SkyBell, Shelly, Ubiety Technologies,, Cox Communities, AIG, Calix, Nice, Origin, and Universal Electronics. CONNECTIONS™ Summit is a one-day executive conference followed by an evening networking reception, sponsored by Cox Communities.

To request data or an interview, please contact Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein at or 972-490-1113.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates provides business intelligence and research services through its proprietary methodologies developed over decades, including quarterly surveys of 10,000 internet households.

The company's expertise crosses many industries: home security and smart home, streaming video, broadband and pay-TV services, digital media and platforms, gaming, Wi-Fi and home networks, connected health, support, consumer electronics, home control systems, energy management, and tech solutions for the multi-dwelling (MDU), small-to-medium business (SMB), and commercial building markets.

Each year, Parks Associates brings thousands of leaders together for its webinars and annual events. The firm hosts the annual executive research and strategy conferences CONNECTIONS™, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit, Smart Spaces, and Future of Video.

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