Agenda

Parks Associates hosts a day of sessions at CES, including a networking reception in the evening.

Previous Events

Jan 9th | 2024

CONNECTIONS Summit

In-Person at CES
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Performance and Profits: Smart Home Strategies

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

09:00 AM PT

PropTech: Extending Value in Multifamily

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Vickie Rodgers
Vice President and General Manager, Cox Communities

Cox Communications

Jonathan Coffey
VP of Products

SmartRent

John Butrim
Vice President - Multifamily, HOA & Builder

ADT Multifamily

Jennifer Lytle
Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Emerging Business

Chamberlain Group

Greg Baldauf
Director, SmartLife & Cloud Partnerships

Calix

This session addresses tech embedded into multifamily environments including broadband, lighting, access control, intrusion, energy, and more.

10:00 AM PT

Enhancing Home Security: Protecting What Matters

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Naveen Chhangani
SVP & Chief Product Officer

ADT

Matthew Wootton
Co-Founder and CTO

Ivani, LLC

Nick English
CEO North America

Kaadas

Keith Puckett
Founder and CEO

Ubiety

Lily Knowles
SVP Sales, Marketing and Customer Care

Arlo Technologies, Inc.

This session addresses cutting-edge technologies such as smart locks, deterrence features, and AI-powered security solutions that enhance safety, privacy, and peace of mind.

11:00 AM PT

Energy Management: Sustainability and Efficiency

Moderator

Jason Paris
VP, Business Development

Parks Associates

Arsham Hatambeiki
SVP Product & Technology

Universal Electronics Inc.

Wolfgang Kirsch
CEO

Shelly

Jim Nye
Chief Product Officer

Vivint

Laura Tajima
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Uplight

Elizabeth Brandel
Sr. Director of Business Development

ecobee

This session addresses how quickly electric vehicles, solar, and other energy solutions are being adopted and deployed.

12:00 PM PT

Lunch

01:00 PM PT

Fireside Chat: Smart Home Innovations

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Mark Benson
Head of Samsung SmartThings U.S.

Samsung SmartThings

Hear from an industry visionary on the latest innovation including growth strategies for home automation, voice control, smart appliances, energy-efficient lighting, and advanced security systems.

02:00 PM PT

Building a Consumer IoT Business

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Linsey Miller
SVP Business Development & Services

Resideo

Will West
CEO & Founder

OliverIQ

Aaron Pollack
CMO

Rachio

Kate Rojas
Head of Marketing

Pepper

Shira Gershoni
Vice President of Product

Asurion

Learn how leading connected consumer product companies handle their connected business lines, and the strategies that work - and don't work.

03:00 PM PT

Privacy and Data Security in Smart Homes

Moderator

Ross Rubin
Sr. Contributing Analyst

Parks Associates

Vikram Venkatasubramanian
Founder and CEO

Nandi Security

Jacob Alamat
Senior Vice President, Home and Life

Silicon Labs, Inc.

Kurt Busch
CEO

Syntiant

Nancy Goldberg
EVP and CMO

NAGRA - Kudelski Group

Michelle Mindala-Freeman
COO

Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)

Industry leaders share new requirements to protect user data, preserve privacy, and build trust in the interconnected smart home environment.

04:00 PM PT

Smart Homes: Embracing New Users

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Paul Williams
Managing Director of Home Management Business Unit

Nice

Richard Plummer
Senior Director, Home Services

AIG

Desiree Mejia
Co-Founder & COO

SkyBell

Blake Miller
Founder; Chief Product Officer

Homebase.ai; Quext

Tony Nicolaidis
Chief Commercial Officer

Origin Wireless AI

Gain strategic insights into how businesses are pivoting their product strategies and marketing efforts to capture the market beyond early adopters.

05:30 PM PT

Networking Reception

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Jan 5th | 2023

CONNECTIONS Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies

In-Person at CES
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CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES. In 2023, the executive event is planned in- person and focused on new trends, emerging technology and standards, new business models, and partnerships impacting the connected home.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

09:00 AM PT

Value-Added Services – Expanding Broadband

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Jeff Holleran
VP Product

SAM Seamless Network

Mehul Patel
CEO/Board Director

Minim, Inc.

Kevin Po
Group Product Manager

Google

Razvan Todor
VP, Product Management

Bitdefender

Ian Wheelock
Engineering Fellow

CommScope

This session addresses issues driving home networking technology, legacy and emerging usage models, and how the industry addresses fragmentation, privacy and security, and value-added services.

10:00 AM PT

Scaling Smart Home: Smart Apartments and Smart Spaces

Moderator

Kristen Hanich
Director of Research

Parks Associates

John Butrim
Vice President - Multifamily, HOA & Builder

ADT Multifamily

Mitch Karren
Co-Founder and CPO

SmartRent

Blake Miller
Founder; Chief Product Officer

Homebase.ai; Quext

Vickie Rodgers
Vice President and General Manager, Cox Communities

Cox Communications

Michael Rovito
Level Home and Dwelo

Dwelo

Consumer demand for tech in apartments continues to increase. This session addresses the growth of proptech and new opportunities to serve the consumer in multifamily environments.

11:00 AM PT

New Era of Home Energy: EVs, Solar, Storage

Moderator

Chris White
Research Director

Parks Associates

Keally DeWitt
Vice President, Marketing & Public Policy

GAF Energy

Christopher Keefe
Director, Offer Management & Strategy

Schneider Electric

Tray Leslie
Renewable Development Manager - Customer Engagement

Georgia Power

Aaron Warren
Principal, Channel Development

Constellation

Adam Weinstein
Executive Sales Manager

Sonnen

Martin DeBono
President

GAF Energy

 This session highlights the growth of energy management solutions including energy devices, systems, and analytics in the home.

01:00 PM PT

Smart Home Security: Automation, Response, and New Value

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Liz Kohler
Founder

Nexion Solutions

Akash Sah
Chief Procurement Officer

Brinks Home

Jen Theobald
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Rapid Response Monitoring

Eric Villines
Head of Global Communications

Anker Innovations

Andrew Vloyanetes
GM of Installed Solutions

Ring

This session addresses the expansion of home security devices and systems, including the blurred lines between DIY and pro security creating the ultimate in choice for consumers.

02:00 PM PT

Smart Home Platforms: Interoperability and Partnerships

Moderator

Chris White
Research Director

Parks Associates

Abe Kinney
Senior Director, Product Management

Alarm.com

Michelle Mindala-Freeman
COO

Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)

Paul Williams
Managing Director of Home Management Business Unit

Nice

Leah Page
VP Mobile Security and Strategic Projects

ADT

Sujata Neidig
Marketing Director

NXP Semiconductors

This session addresses partnerships, technology developments, interoperability challenges, and new applications and experiences for consumers as smart adoption continues to move to achieve mass-market adoption.

03:00 PM PT

Virtual Care and Independent Living: Keeping Seniors Safe

Moderator

Kristen Hanich
Director of Research

Parks Associates

Yaniv Amir
President

Essence USA

Steve Burger
AVP of Business Development & Connected Health, Internet of Things (IoT) Organization

AT&T

Joshua Di Francis
Head of Incubation

LG Electronics

Dan McCaffrey
Vice President of Digital Health and Software

Omron Healthcare

Charlotte Yeh, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

AARP Services Inc.

This session addresses the senior and caretaker market, highlighting the role of PERs and independent living solutions.

04:00 PM PT

The Whole-Home Experience: Use Cases, Services and Support

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Melissa Andresko
Chief Corporate Brand Ambassador

Lutron Electronics

Alex Capecelatro
CEO

Josh.ai

Mark Francis
Chief Digital Health Integration Officer

Electronic Caregiver

Justin McKinney
CEO & Co-Founder

Ivani

Giles Sutton
Senior Vice President, Member Success and Sales

CEDIA

This session addresses the whole home vision for tech across the various ecosystem, including new use cases and support for the complex network at home.

05:30 PM PT

Networking Reception

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Jan 5th | 2022

CONNECTIONS Summit 2022

In-Person at CES
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

09:00 AM PT

Connectivity: Role of the Home Network and Wi-Fi

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Stephen Eyre
VP, Partner Community

Calix

Jonathan Freeland
VPGM

Cox Homelife

Tyson Marian
Chief Commercial Officer

Plume Design Inc.

Oz Yildirim
EVP & General Manager of North America

Airties Wireless Networks

As consumers rely more on connected devices in their homes, there is an increased demand for greater network performance. This session addresses issues driving home networking technology, legacy and emerging usage models, how the industry addresses fragmentation, privacy and security, and value-added services.

10:00 AM PT

State of the Smart Home

Moderator

Chris White
Research Director

Parks Associates

Samantha Fein
Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

Samsung SmartThings

Blake Miller
Founder; Chief Product Officer

Homebase.ai; Quext

Dr. Ann Marie Olivo
Marketing Director, North America

Tuya Smart

Consumers value adoption more than ever. This session addresses the growth of smart home, including partnerships, technology developments, interoperability challenges, and new applications and experiences. Speakers address the business models and strategies to achieve mass-market adoption.

11:00 AM PT

MDUs and PropTech: Deploying Smart Home Tech

Moderator

Kristen Hanich
Director of Research

Parks Associates

Jennifer Doctor
Senior Director, Product Management

Johnson Controls

Blake Miller
Founder; Chief Product Officer

Homebase.ai; Quext

Sean Miller
CEO and Co-Founder

Griot Technology

Wannie Park
CEO

Zen Ecosystems

IoT devices and platforms reduce and optimize operational costs for MDU property managers through reduced maintenance, optimized staffing, enhanced monitoring capabilities, and improved energy efficiency. This session highlights the growth of connected services and products in MDU properties, including the top value propositions and prioritization for property technologies.

01:00 PM PT

Home Security Redefined

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Jennifer Doctor
Senior Director, Product Management

Johnson Controls

Warren Hill
VP Marketing and Partner Development

Alula

Kabir Maiga
Co-Founder

PassiveBolt

Rafi Zauer
Head of Marketing

Essence

DIY solutions and the introduction of smart home devices with attached services are changing the traditional home security market. This session addresses the role of DIY for professional security services and the blurred lines creating new options and the ultimate in choice for consumers.

02:00 PM PT

Home Services: Driving Incremental Revenues

Nikki Ahmadi
Sr. Director of Product

Universal Electronics

Laura Buffard
Sr. Director Connected Home Product Line

NAGRA

Jason Elliott
Head of Portfolio and Partnership Marketing

Nokia

Richard Plummer
Senior Director, Home Services

AIG

There are enormous opportunities for different ecosystems in the home to serve the consumer with services: broadband, home security, utility, and independent living services. This session addresses new opportunities to drive incremental and recurring revenues, create stickiness with the consumer, and leverage connectivity for new consumer value.

03:00 PM PT

Health at Home: Meeting Needs of Consumers

Moderator

Kristen Hanich
Director of Research

Parks Associates

Yaniv Amir
President

Essence USA

Jean-Marc Druesne
Founder-CEO of Bbalance; CMO of Baracoda Daily Healthtech

Baracoda Daily Healthtech

Ian Bryant
Residential, Commercial, & IoT Technology Specialist

Michael Don Ham
Co-Founder & President

RePure

Bethany Schoengarth
Marketing Director

Healium XR

There’s a broad ecosystem of devices and sensors in consumers’ homes today, enabling new health and wellness applications, as well as new business models. This session addresses partnerships and integrations across the home ecosystem, providing consumers with new opportunities to monitor or promote healthy living in the home.

04:00 PM PT

Smart Home: Integration and Partnerships

Moderator

Chris White
Research Director

Parks Associates

Tali Chen
Co-founder

2Seas

Mitchell Klein
Executive Director

Z-Wave Alliance

Cristina Martinho
Vice President, Performance Marketing

Minim, Inc.

As dominant tech players continue developing their connected device ecosystems, product designers, developers, and manufacturers will be forced to rethink the user experience and interface. This session addresses how companies partner and work to create an integrated, seamless user experience for consumers.

05:30 PM PT

Networking Reception

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