Amazon, Centrica, Deutsche Telekom, and Philips to keynote at 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer

Unit sales of standalone IP cameras in Western Europe to reach 10.76 million by 2021

Dallas, Texas, September 20, 2017 - International IoT research firm Parks Associates today announced the keynote lineup for the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer, 1-2 November 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. The event, which includes more than 200 attendees in an intimate networking environment, will feature keynote presentations from high-level executives from Amazon, Centrica, Deutsche Telekom AG, and Philips Lighting.

"The European market is starting to take shape as major service providers, retailers, and manufacturers are launching new smart home strategies across multiple countries," said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. "These efforts will drive consumer awareness and adoption. For example, unit sales of standalone IP cameras will exceed 10 million in Western Europe by 2021. Our CONNECTIONS™ Europe keynotes will present current successes in selling IoT solutions to consumers and discuss the key strategies to capture future business in the smart home markets."

At the firm's 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe, speakers will focus on disruptions from innovative technologies and new business models and their impact on the converging smart home ecosystems.

Keynote presenters include:
• David Low, Principal Evangelist, Alexa Skills Kit EU, Amazon
• Sudeep Maitra, Global VP, Strategy and Development, Centrica
• Matthias Mieves, Head, New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG
• George Yianni, Head of Technology - Home Systems, Philips Lighting

Topics for this year's event include:
• Data Analytics: Unlocking Value in the Smart Home
• Privacy and Security: Challenges and Opportunities
• Voice: The Leading Smart Home Interface
• Smart Home & Interoperability: Simplifying a Complex Environment
• Supporting End-to-End Consumer Experiences
• New Smart Home Business Models: Transition to the API Economy
• Channel and Ecosystem Strategies: What's Driving Smart Home Adoption
• Platforms: Unlocking Value for the Smart Home
• Energy Management & IoT: Engaging Consumers
• Insurance and IoT: Strategies for Incoming Market Players
• Smart Home and Connected Health: Personalization through IoT Innovation
• Residential Safety and Security: Fulfilling Unmet Needs
• Converging Ecosystems: Connected Car, Entertainment, Smart Home

For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or to request specific research data, contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.

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 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 Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.

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