Agenda

Our next virtual session analyzes the significant announcements from CES 2024.

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. Contact Parks Associates with questions.

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

09:00 AM CT

Welcome: State of The Connected Home

09:30 AM CT

Building Profitable Business Models

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

Energy Management: New Demand, Incentives, and Solutions

Parks Associates shares its latest research and insights on the shifting dynamics of energy demand, including emerging incentives driving sustainable practices and innovative solutions transforming the way we harness and conserve power.

10:45 AM CT

Networking Break

11:00 AM CT

Home Security: Market Expansion

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

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

12:00 PM CT

Lunch

01:00 PM CT

Growth Areas: Multifamily, SMB, Seniors

Gain insights into how intelligent technologies reshape the tenant experience, enhance property management, and drive growth in the multifamily industry. This session addresses the adoption of smart home devices, consumer perception, and the benefits for the builder owner/property manager, as well as the SMB market.

01:30 PM CT

Growth Areas: Industry Perspectives

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

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

Nick English
CEO North America

Kaadas

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

Steve Chazin
VP of Products

Alarm.com

04:30 PM CT

Major Energy Investments: Transforming the Experience

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

07:30 AM CT

Networking Breakfast

bluesalve partnersSponsored by bluesalve partners

08:15 AM CT

Opening Comments: AI Transforming Industries

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

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

09:45 AM CT

Networking Break

10:15 AM CT

Willingness to Pay for Connected Home Services

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

Building Smart, Sustainable Living: Tech Strategies for New Builds

Home and multifamily builders leverage technology to stand out in a competitive market. This session highlights home builder and solution provider views on innovative approaches, cutting-edge tools, and sustainable solutions reshaping the home building industry. Speakers underscore how technology is redefining homes and how builders create value and differentiation in today's dynamic market.

11:30 AM CT

Keynote

12:00 PM CT

Networking Lunch

01:00 PM CT

Research Presentation

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

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

Craig Campbell
Executive Chair

RSPNDR

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.

02:30 PM CT

Multifamily: Integrated Living Experiences

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

03:45 PM CT

Home Security Transforming to Home Services

The 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

Michael Martin
CEO

RAPIDSOS

04:45 PM CT

Why Interoperability Matters

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.

05:15 PM CT

Closing Comments

05:30 PM CT

Networking Reception

Thursday, May 9, 2024

07:30 AM CT

Registration Open

07:30 AM CT

Networking Breakfast

08:15 AM CT

SMBs and Multifamily: Next Areas of Growth

Kaadas Smart LockAs the smart home industry continues to evolve, the focus is expanding beyond individual residences into exciting new territory – small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and multifamily properties. This session includes insight into how cutting-edge solutions enhance security, energy efficiency, and convenience in commercial spaces and multifamily units. Industry experts and innovators share their perspectives on market trends, strategies for successful implementation, and the transformative impact of smart tech in these dynamic sectors.

08:30 AM CT

Channels Driving Growth: Triggers for Buying Connected Home Technologies

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

09:45 AM CT

Networking Break

10:15 AM CT

Privacy and Data Security in Connected Homes

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

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

John Mack
EVP and MD, Co-Head Investment Banking

Imperial Capital

12:00 PM CT

Networking Lunch

01:00 PM CT

Energy and the Home Infrastructure

Demand response isn't just a buzzword; it's a game-changer reshaping the way utilities operate and paving the path to a more sustainable energy future. This research presentation provides insight into how utilities are leveraging demand response, including benefits to the utilities by reducing operational costs, but also empowers consumers to participate in the energy ecosystem actively.

01:15 PM CT

Unlocking Energy Management in Connected Homes

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

02:45 PM CT

Future Outlook: Investment and Disruptions in Connected Homes

Gain insights into the future of connected homes, 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 connected home 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 in the connected home landscape.

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

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

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02:15 PM CT

Keynote Visionary Speaker

02:45 PM CT

Panel: Home Services: Familiarity, Affordability, and Value

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

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11:15 AM CT

Keynote Visionary Speaker

11:45 AM CT

Panel: Smart Home Future Outlook 2025

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