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2023 Agenda


CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 2023 will take place on Jan 5 at the Venetian Hotel, Lando 4304. Registration is thru the CES site.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES. The in-person executive event focuses on new trends, emerging technology and standards, new business models, and partnerships impacting the connected home. Submit to speak.

Agenda

9:00 AM   Value-Added Services – Expanding Broadband

10:00 AM   Scaling Smart Home: Smart Apartments and Smart Spaces

11:00 AM   New Era of Home Energy: EVs, Solar, Storage

1:00 PM   Smart Home Security: Automation, Response, and New Value

2:00 PM   Smart Home Platforms: Interoperability and Partnerships, sponsored by CSA

3:00 PM   Virtual Care and Independent Living: Keeping Seniors Safe

4:00 PM   The Whole Home Experience: Use Cases, Services, and Support

5:30 PM   Networking Reception, Sponsored by Johnson Controls

Event is in Las Vegas, NV, and times are in PT US.

 


9:00 AM

Value-Added Services – Expanding Broadband

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.

Jeff Holleran, VP Product, SAM Seamless Network

Mehul Patel, CEO, Minim, Inc. 

Kevin Po, Group Product Manager, Google

Razvan Todor, VP, Product Management, Bitdefender

Ian Wheelock, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, CommScope

ModeratorJennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates


10:00 AM

Scaling Smart Home: Smart Apartments and Smart Spaces

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.

Mitch Karren, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, SmartRent

Blake Miller, CEO, Homebase.ai

Lee Miller, VP of Sales, RealPage

Vickie Rodgers, VP and General Manager, Cox Communities, Cox Communications

Michael Rovito, President, Level Home and Dwelo

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Director of Research, Parks Associates


11:00 AM

New Era of Home Energy: EVs, Solar, Storage

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

Martin DeBono, President, GAF Energy

Chris Keefe, Director of Product Management, Schneider Electric

Tray Leslie, Renewables & Resiliency Manager, Georgia Power Company

Aaron Warren, Principal, Channel Development, Constellation

Adam Weinstein, Executive Sales Manager, sonnen

Moderator: Chris White, Director of Research, Parks Associates


1:00 PM

Smart Home Security: Automation, Response, and New Value

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.

Jennifer Doctor, Senior Director, Product Management, Johnson Controls

Liz Kohler, Founder, Nexion Solutions

Akash Sah, Chief Procurement Officer, Brinks Home

Jen Theobald, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Rapid Response Monitoring Services

Eric Villines, Head of Global Communications, Anker / eufy

Andrew Vloyanetes, GM, Ring, an Amazon Company

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates


2:00 PM

CSA session sponsor - CONNECTIONS at CESSmart Home Platforms: Interoperability and Partnerships, sponsored by CSA

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.

Abe Kinney, Senior Director, Product Management, Alarm.com

Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Head of Marketing & Member Services, CSA - Connectivity Standards Alliance

Sujata Neidig, Marketing Director, NXP Semiconductors

Leah Page, Vice President, Emerging Business & Mobile Security, ADT

Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer, Nice North America 

Moderator: Chris White, Director of Research, Parks Associates


3:00 PM

Virtual Care and Independent Living: Keeping Seniors Safe

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

Yaniv Amir, President, Essence USA Inc 

Steve Burger, President and Co-Founder, Aided, Inc

Daniel McCaffrey, VP of Digital Health and Software, OMRON Healthcare

Atul Singh, General Manager, Digital Health, LG Electronics

Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Director of Research, Parks Associates


4:00 PM

Electronic Caregiver - CONNECTIONS Summit sponsorThe Whole-Home Experience: Use Cases, Services and Support

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.

Melissa Andresko, Chief Corporate Brand Ambassador, Lutron Electronics

Alex Capecelatro, CEO, Josh.ai

Mark Francis, Chief Product Officer, Electronic Caregiver 

Justin McKinney, CEO & Co-Founder, IVANI

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates


5:30 PM

Johnson Controls - CONNECTIONS SummitNetworking Reception
Sponsored by Johnson Controls


Contact Parks Associates with any questions about speaking.