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20 JUN 2016


More than eight million Western European households will have professionally monitored home security by 2020

Amazon and SmartThings to keynote 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer

Parks Associates today announced new NUMBERS™ research showing the number of Western European households with professionally installed home security will exceed eight million by 2020, with annual revenues of more than $4 billion. Executives from the research firm will attend multiple sessions at Smart Home World this week, where service and bundling opportunities between security and the smart home will be hot topics. Parks Associates will also host the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer, 2-3 November 2016 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The conference features keynotes from David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist, Alexa and Echo, Amazon, and James Monighan, Managing Director Europe, SmartThings.

“Leading global companies such as Amazon and SmartThings are exploring new crossover industry partnerships and leveraging innovative business strategies in order to engage European consumers,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore strategies that will expand the adoption of connected technologies in Europe and worldwide.”

Parks Associates President Stuart Sikes will speak at Smart Home World on June 21 at The Crystal in London. Sikes will moderate the session “Creating an Attractive Menu of Services to Solve the Big Consumer Problems” at 9:40 a.m. on June 21. Joining Sikes for the session will be speakers Roberto Hortal, Head of Connected Home, Blue Lab, EDF Energy; Kevin Garton, Chief Marketing Officer, Zonoff; and Dave Ward, Head of New Technology, Innovation, and Connected Home, Dixons Carphone.

Sikes will also speak on the panel discussion “Consolidating Standards to Drive Smart Home Adoption” at 3:20 p.m. on June 21. Other speakers on that panel include Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, ZigBee, and Philip DesAutels, Senior Director of IoT, The Linux Foundation.

Parks Associates’ European Research Associate Erik Overbeeke will chair the track “Overcoming the Technical Challenges to Drive the Smart Home Forward” on June 22 at 11:45 a.m.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will address IoT and smart home strategies with over 150 industry executives in an intimate networking environment, with multiple sessions on the impact of IoT, cloud services, and the smart home on the consumer.

Parks Associates, a global market research firm specializing in the connected home, is currently accepting submissions for speakers for the event, which has early sponsorship support from Ayla Networks, Icontrol Networks, ROC-Connect, Z-Wave, and ZigBee. CONNECTIONS™ Europe supporters include Antenna Group, Appliance Design Magazine, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design, Agencies (Eventures, LLC), bestseos.com (Eventures, LLC), CableFax, Conference Guru, CrowdReviews.com, FTTH Council, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, HomeGrid Forum, HomePlug, HomeToys, IPSO Alliance, Open Connectivity Foundation, PharmaVOICE, Smart Insights, Thread Group, topSEOs.com (Eventures, LLC), and Visibility Magazine (Eventures, LLC).

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 14th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities 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 and monetization opportunities.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT will take place 19-20 November 2019 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com