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22 OCT 2013

iControl Networks, Orange, and Securitas Direct – Verisure to Keynote 8th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Conference keynotes will focus on Cloud Services, the Internet of Things, Evolution of TV, and Smart home Technologies

Parks Associates today announced the 8th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home, November 12-13 in Amsterdam, will feature keynotes from Orange, iControl Networks, and Securitas Direct – Verisure focusing on emerging entertainment and smart home solutions.

“Western Europe will have nearly 340 million smartphone users by 2017. At the same time, 57% of broadband households will have a smart TV, and 78% of all Western European households will have a tablet,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Smart devices are creating new opportunities to extend services throughout the home but also introducing challenges in interoperability, competition from new channels, and heightened consumer expectations. Our keynote speakers at CONNECTIONS™ Europe will offer expert insights into new technologies and market strategies that address these issues.”

Keynotes for the 2013 technology conference:

"The Evolution of TV 2013-2020,” Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange, on Tuesday, November 12, 10:45 a.m.

Mr. Slupowski will discuss the evolution of TV as more entertainment moves online, including the landscape of digital services targeting the first or second screen. His presentation will examine the hardware, platforms, and customer behavior as they impact TV services and analyze the future course of TV services based on these factors.

“'IoT' connects devices, but Cloud-Enabled Services provide the real value,” by Paul Dawes, EVP, GM, iControl Networks, on Tuesday, November 12, 3:45 p.m.

This keynote will highlight the opportunity for European service providers who embrace cloud-enabled services, which are fundamental to successful connected home launches. Mr. Dawes will discuss the advantages of open platforms and share insights based on iControl’s extensive experience in developing and deploying software architecture in the European marketplace.

Dick Seger, CEO, President, Securitas Direct – Verisure, will deliver the morning keynote on Wednesday, November 13, 10 a.m.  This keynote will address new ways to monetize smart home services.

“Smart home technology in the European market is on the verge of going mainstream. We as an industry are responsible for creating the interoperable, next-generation experiences that consumers want across all their homes’ connected devices. We’re looking forward to taking part in the intra-industry conversations at this important event that will help pave the way for the Connected Home in Europe,” said Paul Dawes, Executive Vice President and General Manager, iControl Networks.  

CONNECTIONS™ Europe is sponsored by iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, Cisco, and INSTEON.

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


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.