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CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features speakers from Arlo, Alarm.com, iRobot, Johnson Controls, Ford, Google, and more

Parks Associates reports smart home device ownership has tripled since 2014

Leading international research firm Parks Associates today announced confirmed speakers for the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 21-23 in San Francisco. The firm reports that 25% of US broadband households have at least one smart home device, nearly tripling from 9% in 2014. CONNECTIONS™ features keynotes from Comcast, KB Home, Alarm.com, iRobot, Lennar, Control4, and Vivint Smart Home and focuses on the expansion of smart home solutions in the home and new business strategies that enhance the consumer experience with connected solutions.

“The smart home industry represents a converging evolution across home management, security, safety, and multiple device/service categories,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “As adoption growth appears to be slowing, we see an analogy between the smart home and the PC industry in its early years, when many applications were trying to find one strong fit.”

“CONNECTIONS™ is essential for anyone interested in creating connected home opportunities,” said Joe Roberts, EVP Marketing and Innovation, Nortek Security & Control. “I look forward to sharing ideas with thought leaders in the multiple segments of this dynamic market.”

CONNECTIONS™ addresses the disruption and innovation in the industries developing smart home devices, appliances, and services. The event focuses on how to address the benefits of connectedness within products and strategies to improve their devices’ familiarity and value ratings.  

Early sponsors include F-Secure, Alarm.com, Verisk, Rapid Response Monitoring, Audio Analytic, Ayla Networks, Cirrent, Johnson Controls, mnubo, Oak Labs, PassiveBolt, Support.com, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, Universal Electronics Inc., Zen Ecosystems, HP, HelloTech, and Inspire.

2019 Speakers

Keynotes

KB Home - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Jacob Atalla
VP, Sustainability
KB Home

Alarm.com - Anne Ferguson CONNECTIONS Keynote

Anne Ferguson
Vice President of Marketing
Alarm.com

Chris Jones - iRobot 2019 CONNECTIONS Keynote

Chris Jones
Chief Technology Officer
iRobot

Lennar - CONNECTIONS keynote

David Kaiserman
President, Lennar Ventures
Lennar

Control4 - CONNECTIONS conference keynote

Charlie Kindel
Senior Vice President, Products and Services
Control4

Dennis Mathew - Comcast - CONNECTIONS keynote 2019

Dennis Mathew
Vice President and General Manager, Xfinity Home
Comcast

Warren - Vivint Smart Home - CONNECTIONS keynote 2019

Jeremy Warren
CTO
Vivint Smart Home

 

Speakers

Sudhir Agarwal, CEO, Everise

Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development, CUJO AI

Avi Barel, Director, Business Development, ULE Alliance

Frederic Bastien, Co-founder and CEO, Mnubo

Justin Berghoff, Director, Business Development & Product Management, Residential, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Dan Berte, Director, IoT, Bitdefender

Yuval Boger, CMO, Wi-Charge

Brian Brackenbury, Director, Connected Products, Gentex Corporation

Alex Capecelatro, CEO, Josh.ai

Joseph Carangelo, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, Baker Electric Home Energy

Andy Chambers, Vice President of Connected Home, Assurant

Charles Cheevers, CTO, ARRIS representing Wi-Fi Alliance

Naveen Chhangani, Head of Product Management, Arlo

Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent

Jeff Cutler, Chief Commercial Officer, Ada Health

Nicholas Davidov, Co-Founder, Gagarin Capital

Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee

Alice DeBiasio, Vice President, General Manager, Pro Security Products, Resideo

Kent E. Dicks, CEO and Founder, Life365, Inc. 

Dan DiClerico, Home Expert & Smart Home Strategist, HomeAdvisor

Jennifer Doctor, Sr. Director Product Management, Tyco Security Solutions, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls

Drew Doleski, Senior Product Manager - IoT, Connected Home, Verisk Analytics

Kristi Ebong, SVP of Strategy and GM, Orbita, Inc.

Aaron Emigh, CEO and Founder, Brilliant

Stephen Eyre, Area Vice President, Cloud & Smart Home and Business Solutions, Calix

Mel Fox, Product Owner, Nexia Home, Residential HVAC & Supply, Ingersoll Rand

Tony Frangiosa, CEO, InstallerNet, Inc.

David Friedman, CEO, Ayla

Jan-Philipp Gehrmann, Director, Head of Automotive Sales & Marketing Silicon Valley, NXP

Chris Gibbons, MD, Founder and CEO, The Greystone Group, Inc.

Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz, Electronics + Environment, Energy & Utilities Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value

Todd Grantham, Chief Marketing Officer, Plume Design Inc.

Gabe Halimi, CEO, Flo Technologies

Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo Insurance

Arsham Hatambeiki, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Product & Strategy, Universal Electronics Inc.

Chuck Hector, Chief Revenue Officer, Papa

Sheila Hicks, Vice President/General Manager, Cox Homelife, Cox Communications

Andy Hodge, CEO, Founder, Owl Cameras Inc.

Pete Horton, Vice President, Market Development, Electrical Wiring Systems Division, Legrand

Jim Hunter, CTO, Delos

Chris Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Brinks Home Security

Brett Jurgens, CEO, Notion

Sean Kane, Client Engagement Manager, Mayo Clinic

Maria Karaivanova, Venture Investor, Madrona Venture Group

George Katsiris, VP Product Evangelist, Savant

Christine King, VP, Business Strategy & Partnerships, Puls Technologies Inc.

Jochen Koedijk, Chief Marketing Officer, ADT

Kevin Kraus, Director Technology and Partner Integration for Yale and August Locks, ASSA ABLOY

Joe Liu, CEO, Miotta

Josh Locke, Director of Sales, Essence USA

Soren Lorentsen, Director of Global Business Development, SmartHome IoT, Silicon Labs

Linus Lundberg, Google Home + Nest Business Development, Google

Alton Martin, SVP Growth and Co-Founder, Trusource Labs LLC

Katelyn Mason, Strategic Partner Development, Google Assistant

Elizabeth Mathes, Director of Smart Home, The Home Depot

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula

Katie McMahon, Vice President and General Manager, SoundHound Inc. 

James McPhail, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

Jeff Meredith, President & COO, Chamberlain Group

Dr. Alan Messer, CTO, Mojio

Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic

Spencer Moore, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

Vaidhi Nathan, SVP Camera, AI / Analytics, IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a subsidiary of Nortek Security & Control

Kathleen O'Hara, Vice President | GM, Service Live

Paul Palmer, Director, Business Development, Consumer Business Unit, F-Secure Inc.

Wannie Park, VP of Corporate Development, Inspire

Joe Roberts, EVP Marketing and Innovation, Nortek Security & Control

Adam Sand, CEO, Shopkick

Ori Shaashua, Founder / CPO, Neura Inc.

David Shapiro, Co-Founder and CTO, Scout Alarm

Moti Shkolnik, Co-founder & CEO, Firedome

Sachin Shukla, Global Business Development Manager, Samsung SmartThings

Renee Soulliard, CMO, support.com

Mark Spates, Product Lead, Google

Matt Swatsky, Vice President-Residential Mid-Market Business, Lutron

Linden Tibbets, Chief Design Officer, IFTTT

David Wechsler, Sr. Director Channels and Partnerships, Comcast

Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Brett Worthington, SVP of Business Development, Frontdoor, Inc.

Oz Yildirim, CMO, AirTies

Syed Zaidi, CEO, Frontpoint

Speaker TBA, Signify

Moderators / Analysts

Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Denise Ernst, Vice President, Parks Associates

Lindsay Gafford, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Kristen Hanich, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

Kevin Meagher, European Associate, Parks Associates

Chris O'Dell, Research Associate, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

 

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The 2019 CONNECTIONS™ Conference will host more than 650 high-level executives in an intimate networking environment. The event includes a mix of market research, analysis, and industry insight designed to capture the complexity and opportunities in these interconnected markets.

For information, visit www.connectionsus.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Elizabeth Parks at eparks@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0202.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 21-23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 650 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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