Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features industry-leading companies including Comcast, Fing, Google, Intel, LeakSentinel, SimpliSafe, Samsung, T-Mobile, and more

Parks Associates reports smart thermostat ownership has more than doubled in three years

RecentParks Associates research shows that smart thermostat ownership has more than doubled in recent years, from 5% in 2014 to 13% in 2017. The firm’s 360 View: Energy Management, Smart Home, & Energy Providers reports purchase intention rates have also doubled in the same time period.

“Approximately 63% of the thermostats purchased in the last year were smart thermostats,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “It has proven to be a hero device for smart home sales, but perceptions of value and affordability are still a concern, as prices of smart thermostats vary considerably. Nest and ecobee have introduced lower cost models, but smart thermostats priced at $200 or more are still driving 43% of volume. The average price consumers paid for a smart thermostat is $175, which is 75% greater than the average price paid for all thermostats.”

Smart Thermostat Ownership | Parks Associates

The consumer IoT research firm’s 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 22-24 in San Francisco, will include the following keynotes:

  • Dr. Melissa Gregg, Director, Research, Intel Smart Home, Intel
  • Yoon Lee, SVP, Head, Product Innovation Team and Head, Content Services, Samsung
  • Miles Kingston, GM, Smart Home Group, Intel
  • Patti Loyack, VP, IP Services, Comcast Cable
  • Mark Spates, Product Lead, Smart Home, Google
  • Balaji Sridharan, VP, IoT & M2M, T-Mobile

Confirmed speakers include:

2018 Speakers


Dr. Melissa Gregg
Director of Research for Intel Smart Home

Yoon Lee
SVP, Head of Product Innovation Team and Head of Content Services

Miles Kingston
General Manager, Smart Home Group

Patti Loyack
Vice President, IP Services
Comcast Cable

CONNECTIONS Keynote - 2018 Google speaker Mark Spates

Mark Spates
Product Lead for Smart Home

Balaji Sridharan
Vice President, IoT & M2M



Eric Adler, CEO, Flume, Inc.
Asaf Ashkenazi, Vice President for Internet of the Things Security Products, Rambus
Yossi Atias
, GM IoT Security, BullGuard Israel Ltd
Marcio Avillez, SVP Networks, CUJO AI
Ran Baror, VP Consumer Business, eyeSight Technologies
Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way
Autumn Braswell
, COO, iQor
Rob Conant
, CEO, Cirrent
Richard Culberson, Executive Director, Home Security & Smart Home Operations, Cox Communications
Jason Dudley, Senior Planning Analyst, Salt River Project
Larry Folsom, President and CEO, I-View Now
Tony Frangiosa, CEO, InstallerNet, Inc.
Dylan Gale, Principal, Comcast Ventures
Monika Gupta
, EVP Sales, Marketing and Product, Cognitive Systems
Mike Hackett, Co-founder and SVP, Qolsys
Ted HaegerVP of Training & Support, Control4
Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo Insurance
Morgan Hertel, Vice President of Technology & Innovation, Rapid Response Monitoring
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems
Len Jordan, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Miles Kingston, General Manager, Smart Home Group, Intel Corp.
Chad Laurans, Founder and CEO, SimpliSafe
Joe Liu, CEO, Mivatek Smart Connect
Bill Loesch, CEO, LeakSentinel
Bob Marshall, CEO, Whisker Labs
Alton Martin, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Trusource Labs
Kevin Meagher, Chief Commercial Officer, Intamac
Greg Mischou, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners
Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO & Founder, Audio Analytic
Wayne Morrison, Principal, Emerging Technologies, Reliant
Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com
Rob Munin, President and CEO, Lux Products Corp
Duane Paulson, VP - Strategic Partnerships, Fing
Roel Peeters, CEO, Roost Labs
Aditya Pendyala, Co-Founder | VP Growth, mnubo
Dale Pistilli, VP of Sales & Marketing, August Home
Tobin Richardson, President & CEO, Zigbee Alliance
Cecilia Sevillano, Head of Smart Home Solutions, Swiss Re
Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect
Russell Vail, Executive Vice President - Market Development, Alula
Dmitri Vellikok, Senior Principal Consultant, F-Secure
Mike Wajsgras, Director of Channel Development, Constellation
Jeremy Warren, Chief Technology Officer, Vivint Smart Home
Jeffrey Weiner, VP, Product, Marketing and Sales, Mersoft
Joe Wodark, AVP, IoT Telematics, Verisk Analytics
Richard Wolpert, Co-Founder & CEO, HelloTech
Brett Worthington, VP Global Business Development & Partnerships, Samsung SmartThings

Moderators / Analysts

Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Denise Ernst, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Sr. Director, Research, Parks Associates


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.

Conference sponsors include Intel, F-Secure, Alarm.com, Rambus, ROC-Connect, Verisk, Zigbee Alliance, Rapid Response Monitoring, InstallerNet, Alula, American Two-Way, Assurant, Audio Analytic, Ayla Networks, BASF, Calix, Cirrent, eyeSight, Flume, Gadgeon, Intamac, iQor, Johnson Controls, LUX Products, mnubo, Qolsys, Toshiba, Tri Cascade, Trusource Labs, TUV Rheinland, Whisker Labs, Z-Wave, HelloTech, LeakSentinel, Mivatek Smart Connect, Fing, HomeAdvisor, and Mersoft.

For 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.


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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