CEO of Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH to keynote 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT

Unit sales of smart home controllers in Western Europe will exceed 13 million in 2021

New research from international research firm Parks Associates estimates Western Europe will overtake the Asia Pacific region in sales of smart home controllers by 2019. Western Europe will feature over five million unit sales in 2019 and exceed 13 million in 2021. The firm will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on November 13-14 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel to discuss the business opportunities, new revenue strategies, partnership opportunities, and technology disruptions for the smart home, security, energy management, and wellness industries.

Unit Sales Forecasts: Smart Home Controllers | Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ Europe hosts more than 200 industry executives and features keynotes from Orange, Philips Lighting, and Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH:

Gabriel Wetzel, CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH
Alvaro Gallardo, VP, Smart Home Energy, Assistance, Orange
George Yianni, Head, Technology, Philips Hue, Philips Lighting
In his keynote "Focus on the Experience: Interoperability & Integration," Wetzel will share insights on providing ease of use, interoperability, best-in-class security, and privacy protection in designing and deploying a smart home system with a quality user experience.

"A smart home controller can manage devices and subsystems that serve multiple use cases, and as this product category grows, it creates opportunities for other smart home products and services in the home," said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. "Devices operating within a system and as part of an ecosystem are keys to success for smart home in Europe, and we look forward to exploring the challenges and issues around smart home growth"

Early conferencesponsors are, Ayla Networks, F-Secure, Intamac, mnubo, ROC-Connect, Zigbee Alliance, and Z-Wave. Parks Associates is accepting speaking proposals through 1 September 2018. Preliminary session topics include:

Voice-First Smart Experience: Innovation and Disruption
Security and Data Analytics: Protecting the Connected Consumer
Smart Home Platforms: Providing Value through Experiences
Focus on the Experience: Interoperability & Integration
Home Security: Proving Value
In-Home Tech Support: Creating Consumer Confidence
Integrating Energy Services with the Smart Home
Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home
Insurance and Consumer IoT Markets: New Business Models
Smart Home Business Models: Shift to Services
Smart Home Platforms: Health, Safety, and Security Use Cases
Smart Home Devices: Crossing the Chasm
Connected Product Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home
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