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Monday, September 02, 2019

Looking Ahead to 2020: Smart Home and Security Trends in Europe and the US

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:00 P.M. CT (2:00 P.M. ET)

Download this presentation, with a link to Webcast video, to get a sneak preview of core smart home topics for 2020. During this one-hour webcast, Parks Associates analysts share insights on major trends impacting the consumer technology markets, including smart home, home security, connected health, and energy management.

The research firm highlights recent consumer findings from surveys in the US, Canada, and the UK, and ...read more

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Parks Associates’ Eleventh Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer announces Austin Energy, DTE, Itron, Reliant, and more on 2020 Advisory Board

Executive conference addresses opportunities for demand response and energy management solutions in the home

Parks Associates today announced the advisory board and topics for the eleventh annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas. Advisory board members include executives from Austin Energy, Constellation, Direct Energy, DTE, Itron, Racepoint Energy, Reliant, and WattzOn.

Parks Associates ...read more

Monday, August 19, 2019

More Than Two-thirds of Broadband Households Now Subscribe to an Online Video Service

Two-thirds of Broadband Households Now Subscribe to an Online Video Service 
 
Growth of OTT adoption was experienced throughout 2018 with a seasonal spike in the second half of the year. Penetration of almost three-quarters of broadband households suggests the market is nearing a level of saturation. Further growth will come from expanding services within a household. Major players like Disney entering the market could spur additional penetration growth but a bulk of its ...read more

Friday, August 09, 2019

Top Caregiver Pain Points - Insights from Better Living Technologies

Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, Mike Maniscalco, CEO, Better Living Technologies gave his insights on top caregiver pain points with the firm's analyst team.

Mike will participate on the workshop panel Lessons Learned: Successful Strategies for Engaging Consumers on Tuesday, August 27, at 3:15 PM. Panelists who will join him on this session include:

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Tech Companies and Third Parties Address Data Privacy

This week it was revealed that Apple uses contractors to review Siri recordings, which exposes the recordings of Apple customers’ personal lives including recordings of doctor visits and other personal situations. In April, an investigation by Bloomberg highlighted that one way in which Amazon improves the Alexa solution is to have humans review customers’ requests. In July, a study from a Belgian public broadcaster revealed that recordings from Google Assistant were being transcribed by ...read more

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sixth annual Connected Health Summit to address future innovations in healthcare

New research from Parks Associates reveals 15% of US broadband households have used a telecare service in the past 12 months. Also, 22% of US broadband households have used a self-diagnosis app, such as iTriage, WebMD, Symptomate, and Ada, in the past 12 months. As whole populations become more connected and more knowledgeable about their personal health, they will look for frictionless experiences, which in turn will lead to a stronger, more resilient healthcare system that achieves ...read more

Friday, June 21, 2019

What Shifting Data Use Means for Pay-TV and Video Services

For many in the pay-TV industry, Netflix was the first wake-up call that a new-generation of online or technology companies could have a significant impact on their pay-TV business.
 
Over a 10-year period, Netflix grew from a U.S.-only DVD-by-mail service to a force in the international video entertainment industry. Netflix's service is available in more than 190 countries, and it has approximately 149 million subscribers worldwide.
 
YouTube, which launched in ...read more

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Newbie owners of 1-2 devices comprise over a third of smart home device owners

These “newbie” owners will help drive future sales of smart home devices, as Parks Associates research shows the number of smart home households that own multiple devices is trending upward. The industry as a whole will benefit from focusing on the 76% of non-owners, but until then, upsells, cross-sells, and expanded features that drive additional and replacement purchases among the existing owner base will be critical to expanding revenues.

The journey these multidevice households ...read more

Monday, June 10, 2019

Top Trends in Smart Home, Home Security Examined at CONNECTIONS Conference

From May 21-23, more than 600 executives from around the world gathered in San Francisco for the 23rd annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, hosted by leading IoT research firm Parks Associates.
 
The executive research conference hosted over 300 companies from the smart home and security industry and featured presentations from Parks Associates’ leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home ...read more

Monday, June 03, 2019

Data Security and Privacy in the Smart Home - Insights from UEI

Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, Arsham Hatambeiki, Senior Vice President, Product & Technology, Universal Electronics Inc. spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on connected entertainment and smart home ecosystems.

Arsham participated on the Connected Entertainment and Smart Home: Bridging Parallel Ecosystems panel on Thursday, May 23, at 11:15 AM. Panelists who joined him on this session included:

Ashish ...read more

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