Smart home, Internet of Things, and connected CE key topics at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates announces speakers and sponsors for European technology conference, 18-19 November

Dallas, Texas, November 13, 2014 - Top-level executives in the connected home technology industries will participate in the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. Hosted by Parks Associates, the conference features keynotes from Sky Deutschland and Ericsson and a special fireside chat with Deutsche Telekom and Icontrol Networks.


"CONNECTIONS™ Europe brings together the industry's best to discuss the connected home ecosystem and Internet of Things," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Over 50% of tablet and smartphone owners in German, Spanish, and U.K. broadband households use their mobile device to search for video content. The connected home is creating challenges and opportunities for service providers and pay-TV operators, and we will examine new service and revenue strategies to reach the connected consumer."

"Our industry needs to develop new business models to monetize services in new ways," said Thomas Guss, Business Development Manager, Watson Nordic. "I am looking forward to discussing strategies at CONNECTIONS™ Europe to make TV more personal and ways to increase usage of social media in video viewing. We need to find more dynamic ways of presenting content to consumers and better ways to utilize big data."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsors are Arrayent, Icontrol Networks, Tyco, ROC-Connect, Verisure, Amdocs, Domoalert, INSTEON, iYogi, Qualcomm, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, Zipato, AlertMe, MiOS, and Support.com.

Participating speakers:
Accedo
Alcatel-Lucent
AlertMe
Amdocs
Anticimex
Arrayent
ARRIS
ASSA ABLOY
Axiros
Ayla Networks
Bluelinea
CameraManager by Panasonic
CentraLite Systems
Cisco Consulting Services
Climote
DivX
DLNA/Intel
Domoalert
EnergyHub
Ericsson
Icontrol Networks
INSTEON
Irdeto
iYogi
NAGRA
nPower
Orange
Pace
PacketVideo
Panasonic
Qualcomm
ROC-Connect
Roku
Rovi
Ruwido
Sigma Designs
Soft@Home
Sutherland Global Services
Technicolor
Tyco Security Products
ULE Alliance
Verisure Securitas Direct
Viaccess-Orca
Vodafone
Watson Nordic
ZigBee Alliance
Zipato

CONNECTIONS™ Europe registration is at www.connectionseurope.com. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-europe/media/presspass. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
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 event examines the impact of connected devices and services and critical issues, including privacy and interoperability, and their effect on consumer engagement. www.connectionseurope.com

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