Agenda

Register now to attend the CONNECTIONS™ conference May 7-9 at the Hilton Granite Park Dallas/Plano.

CONNECTIONS™ sessions offer a mix of market research, analysis, & industry insight.

This approach is unique among conferences and necessary to capture the complexity and see the opportunities in these interconnected markets.

Register now to attend the CONNECTIONS™ conference May 7-9 at the Hilton Granite Park Dallas/Plano.

07
May
2024

Building Value for the Modern Consumer

Workshop
07
May
2024

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

In-Person
13
Jun
2024

Home Services: Familiarity, Affordability, and Value

Virtual
12
Dec
2024

Smart Home Future Outlook 2025

Virtual

May 7th | 2024

Building Value for the Modern Consumer

Workshop
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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

08:30 AM CT

Registration Open

BecklarRegistration sponsored by Becklar

09:00 AM CT

Welcome: State of The Connected Home

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

09:30 AM CT

Building Profitable Business Models

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Tim Eskew
Senior Manager - Partnerships

Allegion

Jim Hunter
nCent

Founder/CEO

Jennifer Mallett
CEO

LevelUp Automation

David Sym-Smith
General Partner

Mobility Ventures

Join this session to dissect strategies that leverage subscription-based hardware offerings, and gain insights into monetization, customer engagement, and sustainable growth in the realm of smart home technology.

10:30 AM CT

Role of Energy in the Connected Home

Moderator

Daniel Holcomb
Senior Analyst, Smart Home Research

Parks Associates

As households become increasingly integrated with IoT (Internet of Things) devices and smart technologies, understanding the dynamics of energy use within these environments becomes critical. The presentation seeks to provide insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by the integration of energy management solutions in connected homes, with a focus on promoting environmental sustainability and reducing energy use in individual homes and multifamily environments.

10:45 AM CT

Networking Break

CognitiveSponsored by Cognitive Systems

11:00 AM CT

Home Security: Market Expansion

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Uncover the latest trends, innovations, and market dynamics that are propelling the growth of the home security industry. This session highlights research on DIY and pro-install security solutions and adoption of monitoring services.

11:15 AM CT

Broadband and Value-Added Services

Moderator

Kristen Hanich
Director of Research

Parks Associates

This session focuses on the world of value-added services that are redefining the broadband industry. From advanced cybersecurity solutions to IoT integrations and AI-driven content customization, broadband providers are working to bring the next generation of services to consumers.

11:30 AM CT

Fireside Chat: Consumer Demand for Connectivity and Services

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

12:00 PM CT

Lunch

01:00 PM CT

Smart Connections: Speed Networking

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Make meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and have fun with colleagues. Engage in a series of rapid-fire conversations, each lasting just a few minutes, designed to maximize your networking potential.

01:30 PM CT

Growth Areas: Industry Perspectives

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Dr. Eric L. Luster
CEO

Seniors Rising, LLC.

Daniel Grajeda
VP Operations

Eyeforce

Daniel Herscovici
Partner

Edison Partners

Kimberly Lancaster
President/Founder

Caster Communications, Inc.

This session offers a deep dive into three rapidly growing market segments: multifamily housing units, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and the senior demographic. Speakers explore unique opportunities and challenges in each area, highlighting how connectivity, connected devices, and system integration are driving new value for consumers and business.

02:30 PM CT

Closing Comments

Parks Associates team highlights key takeaways, including the top five things to watch in the second half of the year.

May 7th | 2024 - May 9th | 2024

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

In-Person
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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

03:00 PM CT

Welcome: Where’s the Growth? State of the Connected Home

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Join the opening session for an update on what smart home solutions consumers are most interested in, the channels consumers are using to buy these products, and insight into the new services entering the market.

03:15 PM CT

Smart Home Integration: Progress and Barriers

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Nick English
CEO North America

Kaadas

Mathew Koenig
Director of Sales Strategy & Enablement

Cox

Kevin Kraus
V.P. Technology Alliances

Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc.

Linsey Miller
SVP Business Development & Services

Resideo

CoxIntegrating devices, systems, and services has emerged as a pivotal force shaping the future of connected living. This session provides insights into successful deployments, marketing, and growth of smart home solutions. Speakers highlight real-world success stories, address interoperability challenges, and highlight the role of data analytics in fine-tuning smart home systems to anticipate user needs and preferences better.

04:00 PM CT

Keynote

Moderator

Ashton Gambrell
Director of Sales, Sponsorships

Parks Associates

Steve Chazin
VP of Products

Alarm.com

04:30 PM CT

Major Energy Investments: Transforming the Experience

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Wolfgang Kirsch
CEO

Shelly

Roy Simmons
President, Savant Power

Savant Systems, Inc.

Chris Tumpach
CEO

Rainforest Automation

Paul Williams
Managing Director of Home Management Business Unit

Nice Group

Explore the latest advancements in smart appliances and large energy solution investments and their impact on convenience, energy efficiency, and user experience within connected homes. This session highlights the potential cost savings and environmental benefits of energy-efficient smart appliances and solutions, the challenges in implementing large-scale investments in existing homes, and how to help consumers understand the long-term value of these investments.

05:45 PM CT

Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

07:30 AM CT

Registration Open

BecklarRegistration sponsored by Becklar

07:30 AM CT

Networking Breakfast

bluesalve partnersSponsored by bluesalve partners

08:15 AM CT

Opening Comments: AI Transforming Industries

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

AI is changing the way we live and work. Parks Associates shares the practical applications of AI in the smart home and what’s on the horizon, featuring consumer and industry data.

08:30 AM CT

AI in the Smart Home: Predictive, Creative, Responsive

Moderator

Ross Rubin
Sr. Contributing Analyst

Parks Associates

John Leonard
Senior Vice President, Partner Growth

Asurion

Spencer Maid
CEO

Origin Wireless AI

Lars Oleson
CEO & Co-Founder

Xailient

UbietyDiscover how AI turns houses into intelligent ecosystems, automates tasks, enhances security, and delivers personalized experiences. Speakers address the role of artificial intelligence in smart home products and systems, including intelligent automation and energy efficiency, to improve safety and customized comfort.

09:15 AM CT

Keynote

Moderator

Ashton Gambrell
Director of Sales, Sponsorships

Parks Associates

09:45 AM CT

Networking Break

XailientSponsored by Xailient

10:15 AM CT

Willingness to Pay for Connected Home Services

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Dean Avgiris
Executive Director - Xfinity Home

Comcast

Hagan Kappler
Co-Founder and CEO

Daisy

Alexander Linn
Founder and CEO

Shipshape AI

Will West
CEO & Founder

OliverIQ

Consumers understand home service value and are willing to pay for new connected home services. Explore pricing models, market research insights, and successful strategies for monetizing innovative offerings in the connected home industry. Speakers in this session address the importance of communicating the value proposition, concerns about subscription-based models for smart home services, and examples of successful pricing strategies and subscription tiers.

10:45 AM CT

Interoperability and Integration: Creating New Value in Home

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Mike Hackett
Senior Vice President Development

Brinks Home

Greg Jones
Portfolio Product Lead – Smart Home

Amazon Web Services

Patrick Serrato
Head of IoT

Midea America

Interoperability and integration are crucial concepts in modern smart home ecosystems, aiming to enhance the functionality, convenience, and efficiency of home automation systems. This session explores the latest strategies and technologies that are driving new value creation in the smart home sector.  Speakers address the role of interoperability and integration including wireless standards and the new initiative matter. By focusing on how different devices and systems within a home can communicate and work together seamlessly, the session highlights the importance of interoperability standards and integration frameworks.

11:30 AM CT

Keynote

Moderator

Ashton Gambrell
Director of Sales, Sponsorships

Parks Associates

Jim Nye
Chief Product Officer

Vivint

12:00 PM CT

Networking Lunch

01:00 PM CT

Research Presentation - Insurance and Smart Home

Moderator

Daniel Holcomb
Senior Analyst, Smart Home Research

Parks Associates

Parks Associates highlights new research from its latest insurance and smart home study, featuring insights on top insurance players, incentives driving consumers' interest in smart home solutions, and the implications for insurance and smart home partnerships.

01:15 PM CT

Insurance Opportunities in the Smart Home

Moderator

Jason Paris
VP, Business Development

Parks Associates

Mike Hetke
President and CEO

A3 Smart Home

Bill Loesch
CEO & Co-Founder

LeakSentinel

Geoff Martin
President & Co-founder

vipHomeLink

Joe McNulty
Senior Vice President, Product & Partnerships

Whisker Labs

The partnerships between insurance companies and smart home device providers are a strategic alignment of business goals. The smart home ecosystem is reshaping the insurance landscape, offering new ways to enhance security, safeguard assets, and provide valuable services to homeowners. Leading companies address the ways insurance can reduce risk, improve customer engagement, differentiate themselves, and tap into the growing smart home market.

02:00 PM CT

Solving False Alarms: Tech Transforming Home Security

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Craig Campbell
Executive Chair

RSPNDR

Anthony Iannone
Director

Affiliated Monitoring

Craig Rewerts
Vice President, Business Development

Ubiety

Matthew Wootton
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Ivani, LLC

IvaniIn a world where home security has become increasingly important, the issue of false alarms has plagued homeowners and law enforcement for decades. This session addresses how cutting-edge technology is reshaping the landscape of home security, making it more efficient, reliable, and user-friendly. Speakers highlight latest innovations in sensor technology, including motion detectors, door/window sensors, and video surveillance and the impact on professional monitoring.

02:45 PM CT

Multifamily: Integrated Living Experiences

Moderator

Kristen Hanich
Director of Research

Parks Associates

Florian Gallini
CEO

Interel

Braeden Scheer
Vice President of Product Management

SmartRent

Connectivity and smart home tech are driving a transformation of multifamily housing. This session addresses how multifamily properties embrace transformative technologies and connected use cases to better meet residents' needs and improve their internal operations. Speakers address the complexity of the MDU environment and the opportunities for new revenue, property differentiation, and resident satisfaction.

03:15 PM CT

Networking Break

RSPNDRSponsored by RSPNDR

03:45 PM CT

Home Security Transforming to Home Services

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Christopher Carney
Co-Founder & CEO

Abode Systems, Inc

Gilles Drieu
Chief Technology Officer

ADT

Rapid Response MonitoringThe home security industry has transformed dramatically in the past five years. Explore the latest trends in smart surveillance systems, access control, and intrusion detection. Understand how advanced security solutions protect homes and ensure peace of mind for homeowners. Speakers address the integration of AI and machine learning in creating more advanced and effective security systems and include insights into how modern security systems offer remote monitoring and rapid response capabilities.

04:15 PM CT

Keynote

Moderator

Ashton Gambrell
Director of Sales, Sponsorships

Parks Associates

Michael Martin
CEO

RapidSOS

04:45 PM CT

Why Interoperability Matters

Moderator

Ross Rubin
Sr. Contributing Analyst

Parks Associates

Geordie Hagerman
EVP Commercialization

Cognitive Systems Corp.

Morgan Hertel
Vice President of Technology & Innovation

Rapid Response Monitoring

Sujata Neidig
Marketing Director, Connected Processing

NXP Semiconductors

William Scheffler
VP Sales, Founder

Trident IoT

The volume and diversity of connected products that consumers, small businesses, property owners, and others will need to configure, integrate, and control will continue to grow yearly. This session addresses the smart home ecosystem's strides toward interoperability to help move the industry to mass market adoption.

05:30 PM CT

Closing Comments

05:45 PM CT

Networking Reception

Thursday, May 9, 2024

07:30 AM CT

Registration Open

BecklarRegistration sponsored by Becklar

07:30 AM CT

Networking Breakfast

MideaSponsored by Midea America

08:15 AM CT

Next Gen Smart Home Market: New Growth Segments

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Kaadas Smart LockAs the smart home industry continues to evolve, the focus is expanding beyond early adopters and single-family homes.  Now the early majority and more mass-market consumer is the buyer along with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and multifamily properties. This session includes insight into how the shifts happening in the evolution of the smart home, including enhancements to security, energy efficiency, and access solutions.

08:30 AM CT

Channels Driving Growth: Triggers for Buying Connected Home Technologies

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Desiree Mejia
Co-Founder & COO

SkyBell

Matt Passalacqua
VP Strategic Partnerships

Blueport

Madison Saab
Senior Manager, Vertical Solutions

Alarm.com

SkyBellConsumers have many options for where to buy technology and key triggers, including decision-making progress. This session highlights marketing strategies, customer journeys, and effective sales tactics to drive adoption and market penetration. Speakers highlight the impact of different channels on adopting smart home solutions, including dealer, builder, and retail.

09:15 AM CT

Keynote

Moderator

Ashton Gambrell
Director of Sales, Sponsorships

Parks Associates

Anil Guntupalli
Vice President of Technology and Product Development

Verizon

09:45 AM CT

Networking Break

Trident IoTSponsored by Trident IoT

10:15 AM CT

Privacy and Data Security in Connected Homes

Moderator

Kristen Hanich
Director of Research

Parks Associates

Sharon Hagi
Chief Security Officer

Silicon Labs

Sean O'Neil
VP of Application Software

Cardinal Peak (FPT Software)

Avi Rosenthal
Senior Partner

bluesalve partners

Privacy and data security are consistently a top barrier to adopting connected products within connected homes. Discuss best practices and industry standards for protecting personal information, preventing unauthorized access, and maintaining user privacy in an interconnected ecosystem. This session addresses the impact of regulations such as GDPR and CCPA on the connected home industry and the role of transparent data handling practices in building consumer trust.

11:00 AM CT

Independent Living with Connected Devices

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Dr. David Keeley
Chief Technology Officer

Electronic Caregiver - ECG

Sumit Nagpal
Founder, Chairman and CEO

Cherish Health, Inc.

Tyler Tribe
Chief Technology Officer

Becklar

Healthcare devices and autonomous living solutions provide a game-changing possibility for older adults and those with disabilities. This session addresses the latest advancements in remote monitoring, personalized healthcare, and assistive technologies that empower individuals to live independently and improve their well-being.

11:30 AM CT

Keynote

Moderator

Ashton Gambrell
Director of Sales, Sponsorships

Parks Associates

John Mack
EVP and MD, Co-Head Investment Banking

Imperial Capital

12:00 PM CT

Networking Lunch

01:00 PM CT

EVs and Solar

Moderator

Daniel Holcomb
Senior Analyst, Smart Home Research

Parks Associates

This session will offer a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in EV and solar technology, market trends, and sustainability impacts. Attendees will gain insights into the latest research findings on consumer preferences, adoption barriers, and motivational factors influencing the shift towards EVs and solar energy solutions.

01:15 PM CT

Unlocking Energy Management in Connected Homes

Moderator

Jason Paris
VP, Business Development

Parks Associates

Justin Berghoff
Senior Director, Business Development & Product Management

Leviton

Gary Debling
Vice President, Energy Services

Resideo

Keally DeWitt
Vice President, Marketing & Public Policy

GAF Energy

Innovative energy management solutions and their impact on sustainability and cost savings continue to drive adoption of connected home solutions. This session addresses innovative energy management solutions beyond simple automation to optimize energy consumption, the challenges of balancing user comfort with energy savings in connected homes, and the potential for partnerships with utility companies to incentivize energy-efficient behaviors.

02:00 PM CT

Keynote Panel: Enhancing Modern Living with Value-Added Services

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Katie Espeseth
Vice President - New Products

EPB

Roger Lewis
VP

GVTC

Connectivity underpins every facet of contemporary life - from the way we work, learn, and access healthcare, to how we shop, manage our homes, and interact with our communities. This incredible line up of connectivity leaders shares their experiences in the role of speed, Wi-Fi, and the pace of adoption for value-added services.

02:45 PM CT

Future Outlook: Investment and Disruptions in Connected Living

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Mike Binn
Founder & CEO

Apical Point Partners

Peter Giacalone
President

Giacalone Associates

Deepal Mehta
Senior Director, Global Sales and Marketing

InnoPhase IoT

Gain insights into the future of connected living, exploring emerging technologies, disruptive innovations, and anticipated market trends. Understand how advancements such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G will shape the modern living landscape. This session addresses the potential for cross-industry collaborations to drive innovation in connected homes and the challenges and opportunities arising from the intersection of 5G, IoT, and AI for consumers at home, at work, and on the go.

03:30 PM CT

Closing Comments

Parks Associates ends the conference with a summary of the potential of technology in reshaping consumers’ homes and lifestyles.

03:45 PM CT

Networking Reception

SavantJoin us for champagne and strawberries – sponsored by Savant

Jun 13th | 2024

Home Services: Familiarity, Affordability, and Value

Virtual
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Consumer's daily lives are shifting to revolve around a service-based model for virtually all aspects of life – and are driven by the role of connectivity in creating new experiences because of devices, cloud services, and advanced technology. This session brings industry leaders to share a vision and reality of connected home services, including safety and security, energy management, and connectivity and Wi-Fi solutions.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

02:00 PM CT

Parks Associates Market Trends

Moderator

Daniel Holcomb
Senior Analyst, Smart Home Research

Parks Associates

02:15 PM CT

Keynote Visionary Speaker

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

02:45 PM CT

Panel: Home Services: Familiarity, Affordability, and Value

Moderator

Daniel Holcomb
Senior Analyst, Smart Home Research

Parks Associates

Dec 12th | 2024

Smart Home Future Outlook 2025

Virtual
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The future of modern living is a seamlessly connected world. This session highlights how connected devices are changing how consumers interact at home and an outlook for the smart home solutions market for 2024. Speakers share a vision of the future, built on interoperability and the meshing of traditionally separate ecosystems to provide new value for consumers.

Thursday, December 12, 2024

11:00 AM CT

Parks Associates Market Trends

11:15 AM CT

Keynote Visionary Speaker

11:45 AM CT

Panel: Smart Home Future Outlook 2025

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