Consumer Use Cases for IoT, Cloud Services, and the Smart Home Are Key Focus for Parks Associates 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe

12% of broadband households in Western Europe will have an IP camera by 2018

Dallas, Texas, June 2, 2016 - Following the success of the 20th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference & Showcase, Parks Associates announced the topics for the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer, which will be held 2-3 November 2016 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The event will focus on the impact of IoT, cloud services, and the smart home on the consumer, including innovative business strategies to engage European consumers, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in Wi-Fi and broadband network technologies that are impacting adoption of connected technologies in Europe and worldwide.


Parks Associates' NUMBERS™ research shows Germany will have over 30 million broadband households by the end of 2016. That same year, the U.K. will exceed 23 million broadband households, and France will have nearly 27 million broadband households.

"The smart home concept is expanding across Europe as consumers explore new energy management, security, and connected entertainment solutions in the IoT," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Over 12% of broadband households in Western Europe will have an IP camera by 2018, with a CAGR of over 20% from 2013 to 2018. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore the role of use cases such as connected security in driving adoption and monetization of the smart home for service providers, utilities, and device manufacturers."

Parks Associates is currently accepting submissions for speakers for the event. CONNECTIONS™ Europe topics include:

• Delivering Consumer Engagement and Value
o The Business Case for Smart Home and Connected CE Products
o Accelerating Adoption of Connected Home Solutions
o Monetizing Consumer Demand for Safety and Security
o Sales Channels: Eliminating Barriers to Consumer Adoption

• Innovative Partnerships: Delivering Value and New Business Models
o IoT Impact on Home Services, Energy, and Insurance
o Smart Home and Connected Health: The Role of Caretakers
o IoT and Smart Home Partnerships: Cars, Wearables, and Entertainment
o Smart Home Solutions: Business Models Shifting to the Cloud

• Transforming the User Experience
o Personalizing the User Experience: Innovative Interfaces
o IoT Infrastructure: The Impact of Data Analytics
o Securing the Smart Home: Privacy and Security
o Seamless Interoperability: Standards in IoT and Smart Home
o Managing the Entire Experience: Connected Everything
o Bridging Smart Home and Entertainment for Complete IoT Experiences

The executive summit, which will host over 150 industry executives in an intimate networking environment, has early sponsorship support from Icontrol Networks, Z-Wave, and ZigBee. The 2016 participating industries include:
• Smart Home
• Service Providers
• Software
• Security
• Energy Management & Utilities
• Hardware & CE
• Content Distribution
• Advertising
• Cloud & Second-screen Services
• Technical Support Providers
• Home Controls
• App Development
• Retail
• Content Owners & Providers

For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or to request specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
Produced by Parks Associates, the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems.
CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 2-3 November 2016 in Amsterdam at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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