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 Smarthome Technologies

Dallas, Texas, October 22, 2013 - 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 smarthome 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 smarthome services.
"Smarthome 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 information and to register, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. The executive summit focuses on the next generation of services in home controls and access & entertainment, including new partnership opportunities between operators and utilities, strategies to engage consumers through innovative service bundling, the role of the cloud, and how to effectively connect consumers to digital content on various platforms.

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