Parks Associates to address the competitive pressure for the smart home and entertainment industries at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Sky Deutschland to Keynote November Conference in Amsterdam

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, 18-19 November 2014, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. The two-day executive conference includes early sponsorship support from Arrayent, iControl Networks, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, Zipato, AlertMe, MiOS, and

"Each market in Europe is distinctive, with its own characteristics and opportunities. For example, DVR penetration among broadband homes is higher in the U.K. than the U.S., and close to one-half of these U.K. DVR households bought their device at retail, versus approximately 22% in the U.S.," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates. "In other European markets, purchasing a DVR at retail is even more common, creating unique competitive pressures and service opportunities throughout the continent."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will examine the European and global markets for entertainment service and technology providers, the Internet of Things, and smart home providers, including new revenue and partnership opportunities, consumer engagement strategies, and challenges in connecting disparate products to the smart home.

Oliver Lewis, SVP, Customer Propositions and Product Management, Sky Deutschland, will deliver the opening keynote. Early confirmed speakers include:


Oliver Lewis, Senior Vice President, Customer Propositions and Product Management, Sky Deutschland


Dr. Regina Bernhaupt, Director of User Experience Research, Ruwido

Darren Fawcett, CTE, Pace

David Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, Ayla Networks


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


Connecting Smart Products and Smart Home Services

Pay TV, Connected CE, and Broadband in 2020

Implementing the Internet of Things: App Mash-ups and APIs

Future of the Home Gateway

Smart Home and IoT: Privacy and Security Concerns

TV Everywhere and OTT Services

Consumer Tech Support in a Multiscreen Home

Tomorrow's Interfaces, Control, and Content Discovery

4K Content and Services

Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home

Innovations and Interoperability: Competition within the Smart Home

To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at, 720.987.6614.


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, including entertainment, controls, digital media, security, and cloud 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.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 18-19 November 2014, in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel.

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