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2018 Agenda

CONNECTIONS™ sessions offer a mix of market research, analysis, and industry insight. This approach is unique among conferences and necessary to capture the complexity and see the opportunities in these interconnected markets. Contact Parks Associates with questions.

Tuesday, May 22 - Research Workshop


Pre-show Workshop

8:00 AM

Workshop Registration Open

8:45 AM

Pre-Show Research Workshops

Smart Home and IoT: The Next Big Sell


Tuesday, May 22 - Welcome to CONNECTIONS™


Welcome to CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference & Showcase

3:00 PM

Welcome to CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

3:15 PM

Opening Session: Evolution of the Connected Consumer

4:15 PM


Mark Spates - Google Keynote - CONNECTIONS

Mark Spates

Product Lead for Smart Home


Google - CONNECTIONS Connected Home Keynote

4:45 PM

Fireside Chat: Crossing the Chasm to Mass-Market Opportunities

5:30 PM

Opening Reception and Networking


Wednesday, May 23 - Expanding the Smart Home Market


7:15 AM

Registration Open

7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM

Opening Comments and Welcome: Evolution of the Smart Home

8:30 AM

Smart Home Business Models: Shift to Services

9:15 AM

Keynote TBA

9:45 AM

Networking Break

Split Sessions: Adding Value to the Home

10:15 AM

Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home

Connected Product Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home

Split Sessions: Expanding the Experience

11:15 AM

Smart Insurance: Mitigating Risk and Engaging Consumers

Smart Home Platforms: Consumer Value and Experience

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

Split Sessions: Support and Monitoring Services

1:15 PM

Tech Support & Privacy: Creating Consumer Confidence

Extending Monitoring Services to Smart Products

Split Sessions: Expanding Adoption

2:00 PM

Home Security: Expanding the Market

Compelling Smart Home Experiences: Ecosystems and Interoperability

3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM

Expanding Smart Home Channels: Builders, Energy Providers, Retailers

4:15 PM

Keynote TBA

4:45 PM

Special Session

6:00 PM

Networking Reception


Thursday, May 24 - Improving the Consumer User Experience


7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM

Opening Comments: Key Innovations in the Connected Home

8:30 AM

Future of the Connected Home: Delivering on Promises

9:30 AM

Keynote TBA

10:00 AM

Networking Break

Split Sessions: Connecting Consumers to their Technology


10:30 AM

Personalizing the Experience: Cloud Platforms, CE, and IoT

Security and Data Analytics: Protecting the Connected Consumer

Split Sessions: Disruptions and Future Innovations

11:30 AM

Voice-First Experience: Innovation and Disruption

AI: Contextual Learning to Drive Smart Home and Entertainment Experiences

12:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM

Insurance: Smart Home Business Models and Consumer Insights

1:45 PM

Investment Strategies: Connected Home & IoT

2:30 PM

Closing Comments Q&A with Parks Associates Team