Parks Associates Announces Agenda for CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Parks Associates today confirmed executives from Google and T-Mobile in the preliminary keynote lineup for the 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The research firm also announced the agenda for the conference, which will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Parks Associates concluded its ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer this week in Austin, February 19-21, with optimism on the continued growth of the smart home markets. Voice control and voice-first UIs have emerged as key drivers for adoption of smart home solutions, and Parks Associates estimates 55% of U.S. broadband households will have a smart speaker with a voice-based personal assistant by 2021.

"For more than two decades, CONNECTIONS™ has been on the cutting edge with industry insights, consumer data, and trends in the connected living space," said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. "This year's event will feature leading executives from Comcast, Google, Intel, and T-Mobile as we discuss the next stages of the connected home. As consumers continue to adopt new smart home devices, they will place premium value on a curated and personalized experience. CONNECTIONS™ 2018 will provide valuable insight on the future of the consumer-based IoT and winning strategies for companies to gain new customers and deepen existing relationships."

2018 Confirmed Keynotes:

  • Mark Spates, Product Lead for Smart Home, Google
  • Balaji Sridharan, Vice President, IoT & M2M, T-Mobile

The 2018 CONNECTIONS™ conference will feature more than 650 executives in an intimate networking environment and will focus on innovations to improve the consumer UX and the IoT impact on multiple industries. The event includes conference sessions on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Early Conference Sponsors include Alarm.com, Verisk, Zigbee Alliance, Rapid Response Monitoring, Affinegy, Audio Analytic, Ayla Networks, Cirrent, iQor, Johnson Controls, mnubo, Qolsys, Trusource Labs, Whisker Labs, Z-Wave, HelloTech, MivaTek, Fing, HomeAdvisor, and Mersoft.

Parks Associates is accepting speaker submissions through www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/conn-us-cfp. For more information, visit www.connectionsus.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop highlighting Parks Associates' smart home insight consumer data.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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