Parks Associates addresses Internet of Things for the connected consumer at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Executive conference features keynote from Sky Deutschland and sessions on 4K, APIs, Channel Strategies, and Video Services

Dallas, Texas, May 15, 2014 - Following the success of CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference in San Francisco this week, Parks Associates today announced the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home will be held 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam.

According to Parks Associates, in 2014, the U.K. will have 19.8 million smartphone households and over 10 million households using cloud storage. France will have over 18.6 million smartphone households, with over 11.5 million using cloud storage.

"CONNECTIONS™ Europe will analyze new business strategies as consumer demand for connected platforms and digital services expands across Europe," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "The Internet of Things will have a profound impact on connected home ecosystem, and we look forward to hosting another successful event with high-level analysis, consumer research, networking opportunities, and panel discussions."

Early event sponsors include Z-Wave, AlertMe, MiOS, and Oliver Lewis, SVP, Customer Propositions and Product Management, Sky Deutschland, will present one of the event keynotes.

This year's topics:

Connecting Smart Products and Smart Home Services
Implementing the Internet of Things: App Mashups and APIs
The Future of the Home Gateway: Entertainment and More
Tech Support Solutions for the Connected Home
The Path to 4K Content and Services
2020: Pay TV, Connected CE, and Broadband
Innovations and Interoperability: Competition within the Smart Home
The Future for TV Everywhere and OTT Services
Tomorrow's Interfaces, Control, and Content Discovery
Apps and the Role of Mobile in Engaging the TV Viewer
Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home
New Revenues in Advanced Advertising and In-App Offerings
Smart Home and IoT: Overcoming Privacy and Security Concerns

For information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the connected home ecosystem and the Internet of Things as it relates to the connected consumer. The two-day executive summit, with research and data from Parks Associates industry analysts, examines the impact of connected devices and services and offers insight into new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, current and future technologies, and critical issues, including privacy and interoperability, and their effect on consumer engagement.

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