Parks Associates Announces Comcast SVP to Present Opening Keynote at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 23

21st-Annual Executive Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco, Features Analysts and Industry Executives Addressing Machine Learning, AI, and more

DALLAS, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International research firm Parks Associates announced today that Comcast's senior executive Sridhar Solur will open the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Solur is Senior Vice President of Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, and he will present the keynote address "Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control," 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 23.

"New innovations in areas such as voice control, AI, and machine learning are driving the next wave of smart home adoption," said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. "These technologies make smart home solutions smarter and more intuitive for consumers to use and will drive the next wave of smart home device adoption. Comcast will dive deeper into these innovations at CONNECTIONS™ and provide insights on how new products and services will impact the future smart home market."

"I'm delighted to discuss the new 'IoT' era we are living in and to separate the hype from reality, as we move from a world where things are being done by you to a world where things are being done for you," Solur said. "I am looking forward to outlining how we are bringing physical and digital security together at Comcast and sharing some best practices on integrating voice with machine intelligence."

The CONNECTIONS™ agenda focuses on the changing consumer IoT markets for the smart home, connected entertainment, digital health, smart energy, and mobile apps and services. The event includes pre-show research workshops highlighting new data and analysis from Parks Associates' research team and features more than 700 executives in an intimate networking environment.

The 2017 CONNECTIONS™ Conference also features the following keynote speakers:

Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint Smart Home
Kristine Faulkner, SVP/GM, COX Homelife, Cox Communications
Rahul Patel, SVP and GM, Connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Sridhar Solur, SVP, Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things and Data Services, Comcast

To register, visit Press passes are available at To schedule an interview or request research, contact Holly Sprague at, 720.987.6614.


CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting over 700 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates' consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services.

The event provides executive networking opportunities and insights from industry leaders on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For information, contact, 972-490-1113.

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