Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Parks Associates estimates smart TV penetration will reach 57% in Western Europe this year

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer features Centrica and Deutsche Telekom keynotes

International IoT research firm Parks Associates announced new research today showing that smart TV penetration will reach 57% in Western Europe this year. This growth comes as the connectivity rates for smart TV are also increasing; in the U.S., 82% of smart TV owners connect their device to the Internet. New use cases for connected CE, including smart home applications, are helping device owners find new value in their connected devices. Parks Associates and industry-leading executives will address these new use cases in the European smart home and IoT market at the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer, 1-2 November 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.

“The TV’s role in the home is evolving,” said Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Smart TVs are a source of entertainment independent of the set-top box and other connected streaming media devices. They are becoming an interface for smart home devices and a viewing platform for video streams from networked security cameras and video doorbells. Google Home also introduced the capability to cast visual search results from voice interactions to any Google Cast-enabled device, such as a smart TV, effectively making the television a large-format viewing app. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will examine different strategies to deliver a premium user experience in the smart home, including new interface and voice control options.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features high-level speakers from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem. The event will focus on new technology innovations and emerging business models in the IoT and smart home. Specifically, conference topics focus on disruptions from innovative technologies and new business models and their impact on the converging smart home ecosystems.

2017 KEYNOTES

Max Amordeluso, Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Sudeep Maitra, Global VP, Strategy and Development, Centrica

Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development - Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG

George Yianni, Head of Technology – Home Systems, Philips Lighting

2017 SPEAKERS

Riffat Amin, Vice President of European Operations, Prodea

Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Dan Radu Berte, Director, IoT, Bitdefender

Dave Boundy, Director, IOT Innovation, Intel

Robert Byrne, European Business Development Manager, Trusource Labs

Olivier Carmona, Director of Business Development, AwoX

Tali Chen, CVP, Corporate Development and Chief Evangelist, DSP Group

Cornel Ciocirlan, Chief Technical Officer, EMEA, ARRIS

Raymond Crosbie, Business Development Director, Design_Partners

Lee Crossley, Chief Software Officer, Presciense Ltd.

Charles Dawes, Sr. Director of International Marketing, TiVo

Matthieu de Broca, International Business Development Director, Overkiz, a subsidiary of the Somfy Group

Marco Dorjee, VP Business Development & Strategy IoT, DSR Corporation

Jason Girardier, Area Sales Manager, CONTROL4

Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President, eQ-3 AG

Kai Hackbarth, Evangelist, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

Scott Henry, Business Development Director, HomeServe

Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist/Evangelist, Greenwave Systems, Inc

Kristian Järnefelt, Executive Vice President, F-Secure Corporation

David W. Jones, Senior Director Business Development, Irdeto

Amit Kroll, Business Development & Integration Manager EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

Yann Lechelle, COO, Snips

Cees Links, General Manager Wireless Connectivity, Qorvo/Zigbee Alliance

Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director EMEA, Eagle Eye Networks, Inc.

Tom Meijeraan,  Co-founder & CPO, Triggi

Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO & Founder, Audio Analytic

Daniel Moneta,  EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks

Mario Moura, Vice President & General Manager - Homes EMEA, Honeywell

Iñigo Orduña, Senior UX + UI, Accedo.tv

Josh Pederson,  Director of Product Management, Ayla Networks

Jorge Perdomo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, MivaTek

Nigel Pugh, CEO, IMONT

David Rimmer, Regional Business Development Manager – Europe, Alarm.com

Livia Rosu, Chief Marketing, HomeGrid Forum

Jennifer Sewell, Head of Product Marketing, mnubo

Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect

Christopher Schouten, Head of IoT Security Marketing, Kudelski Security

Espen Schrøder, COO, sfty AS

Cecilia Sevillano, Head Smart Home Solutions, Swiss Re

Mark Spates, Product, Google

Guido Stein, Director Brand & Strategy, Nuon

Nathan Taylor, EMEA - General Manager, CUJO

Lukas Tobis, Head of Sales Western Europe, Fibaro

Marcel Timmer, CPO/ COO, Quby

Musa Unmehopa, Vice Chairman of the Board of Director, Zigbee Alliance; Senior Director, Standards & Regulations, Philips Lighting

Bram van der Wal, Product Owner - Smart Home, Smart Energy & IoT, Essent

Joep van Eijden, Z-Wave Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs

Antti Vihavainen, Partner, Business Development, Cozify

Jeff Weiner, VP, Product, Marketing and Sales, Mersoft

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

PARKS ASSOCIATES ANALYSTS / MODERATORS

Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Erik Overbeeke, European Partner Alliance, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Conference sponsors include Homematic IP, Qorvo, Amazon Alexa, ASSA ABLOY, Ayla Networks, Deutsche Telekom, mnubo, ROC-Connect, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, and MivaTek.

For more information on this year’s CONNECTIONS™ Europe conference, 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 Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0202.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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