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10 OCT 2013


CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses strategies to build interoperability in the smart home

Technicolor, iControl Networks, ADB, and Sigma Designs share insights during executive conference

Parks Associates European research shows growing consumer interest in smart home devices, although the mass market is strongly inclined to purchase self-monitored devices, one at a time, with no subscription fees. The research firm will address the interoperability challenges in home controls and energy management at CONNECTIONS™ Europe during the session "Interoperability in the Home Controls Market," featuring executives from Technicolor, ADB, iControl Networks, and Sigma Designs.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home takes place November 12-13 at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam. The event focuses on emerging entertainment and smart home technologies and services and features  keynotes from iControl Networks, Orange, and Securitas Direct – Verisure.

Parks Associates research finds 27-30% of broadband households in the U.K., France, Germany, and Belgium show strong interest in purchasing at least one home monitoring device that they could manage remotely via the Internet. Roughly 10-20% of consumers are willing to purchase self-monitored security devices such as IP-based detectors or call buttons.

"At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore challenges to companies in this space and strategies among service providers, OEMs, security firms, and utilities, including the opportunities for partnership," said Tom Kerber, Director, Home Controls and Energy Management Research, Parks Associates. 

Session Speakers:

  • Benoit Joly, SVP Marketing, Technicolor
  • Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks
  • Corrado Rocca, VP, IP Networking Business Unit Head, ADB (Advanced Digital Broadcast); Marketing Committee Chair, HGI
  • Ricco Winther, Director, European Sales, Z-Wave,Sigma Designs

Event sponsors are iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, and INSTEON.

For more information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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