Parks Associates to feature sessions on Internet of Things and smart home technologies at CONNECTIONS

Market Research Firm Announces Agenda and Call for Papers for 9th-annual executive event

Parks Associates today announced the agenda and call for papers for the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Monetizing Smart Home Solutions & Connected Devices, takingplace January 6, 2015, at the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Tech West in Las Vegas. The one-day executive Summit features interactive panel discussions, with participation from over 30 companies, focused on the best business models and monetization opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services.


"Eighty-six percent of U.S. households will have broadband, and 30% will have smart home controllers, by 2025," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "The expansion of technology and IoT in the home creates new growth opportunities for companies in these markets. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES focuses on these developments with an exceptional list of participants from leading service providers, manufacturers, and technology and entertainment companies."

The CONNECTIONS™ Summit agenda includes six executive sessions and a networking-and-cocktails reception on the first day of CES. The sessions, moderated by Parks Associates analysts, feature new research on service provider strategies, connected home devices, digital media and apps, and value-added services.

Sessions:
• Internet of Things: Extending Value to Connected Devices
• Consumer Demand for Next Gen TV Services
• Consumer Usage & Entertainment App Strategies
• The Future of Streaming Media Players
• Holistic Tech Support for the Multiscreen Home
• Platforms, Devices and Interoperability in the Smart Home

EcoFactor, Lowe's, and ULE Alliance are early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors, and Premier Program Sponsors are Cisco, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Support.com, ULE Alliance, and Z-Wave.

Parks Associates addresses key industry issues in the whitepaper Retaining Customers: Content, Platforms, and Video Services. This whitepaper evaluates the challenges facing service providers and platform vendors in retaining their most valuable customers.

Stay in touch with Parks Associates for updates on the Summit at www.connectionssummit.com and on Twitter at @CONN_Summit. Go to http://www.parksassociates.com/speaker-ces to submit a speaking proposal.

For information, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113. Event materials from the 2014 summit are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-summit/research/download.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is an annual research and industry event on the first day of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and includes panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and connected consumer.

The 2015 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 6, 2015, during CES Tech West at The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.

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