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Wednesday, 1 NovemberCreating Superior User Experiences for the Connected Consumer


8:00

Qorvo - CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor 2017Registration
Sponsored by Qorvo


8:00

Breakfast


8:30

Welcome and State of the Market

The consumer is the central factor to the mass-market success of the connected home. As the number of connected devices increases, the connected home evolves into an environment that responds to each user, interacts based on their preferences, and provides a personalized experience that reflects the values and demands of each user. Parks Associates provides an overview of the converging consumer IoT markets including the top trends impacting the connected home markets.

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


8:45

Data Analytics: Unlocking Value in the Smart Home

The smart home market is transitioning from basic connectivity, remote control, and automation, to data-enabled operational efficiencies and value-added-services. Both horizontal and vertical data analytics firms are deploying new, innovative solutions to drive the market forward. This session addresses data analytics in the smart home and the opportunities for organizational transformation and new revenue.

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


9:30

Keynote

DT - CONNECTIONS Europe keynote

Matthias Mieves

Head of New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom - CONNECTIONS Europe Keynote

10:00

Networking Break


10:30

Privacy and Security: Challenges and Opportunities

The growing number of connected devices in consumers’ lives can be immensely valuable, both in creating personalized experiences and in generating data that can be analyzed to provide expanded benefits. The challenges to securing the smart home create ample business opportunities across the value chain for security solution providers. Privacy and security are vital at every layer of the application stack. This session addresses the fast-moving security environment and requirements for manufacturers to provide security for connected products and home networks.

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


11:30

Keynote


12:00

Lunch & Interactive Networking


13:00

Voice: The Leading Smart Home Interface

Consumers are showing clear preferences for more intuitive and convenient ways to interact with their devices. Voice control has invigorated the CE industry and created new ways for companies to extend IoT experiences to their customers. The voice interface creates a natural gateway to smart home products, thus potentially leading to greater smart home adoption. This session looks at how companies are using voice control to generate new enthusiasm for smart home solutions and strategies to build a product ecosystem around voice.

Moderator: Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


14:00

Smart Home & Interoperability: Simplifying a Complex Environment

As smart home use cases expand across Europe, companies will need to contend with an increasingly fragmented market, with multiple value propositions that could spur recurring revenue. This session examines strategies to ensure interoperability across ecosystems and current efforts, including standards, apps, and product ecosystems, to create a unified experience where multiple use cases are available to consumers.

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


14:45

Networking Break


15:15

Supporting End-to-End Consumer Experiences

A key value proposition in the smart home is a seamless user experience across multiple (and traditionally separate) product and service categories. As computing and entertainment devices for consumers approach saturation, companies need to address how technical support services can influence the adoption of devices as well as repeat purchases. This session addresses consumer needs in support services as well as other key factors impacting market adoption including channel availability and distribution.

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


16:00

Keynote


16:30

Smart Home Business Models: Transition to the API Economy

Connectivity enables companies to solve real customer problems using new, more frictionless approaches, and in doing so, opens the door to numerous new business models. Partnerships are often essential to creating new value and monetization strategies. This session addresses how companies can benefit by extracting ongoing value of data or device control over the lifetime of the product.

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


17:30

Homematic IP - CONNECTIONS Europe sponsor 2017Reception
Sponsored by Homematic IP


Thursday, 2 November – Revenue Opportunities in the Expanding IoT Markets


8:00

Breakfast


8:30

Welcome


8:45

Channel and Ecosystem Strategies: What's Driving Smart Home Adoption

The smart home is forcing convergence of traditionally separate industries, creating opportunities for partnerships and new ways for consumers to acquire connected solutions in the home. This session addresses how CE manufacturers, security dealers, retailers, insurance companies, and energy providers are all carving out a piece of the smart home market. Speakers highlight key factors guiding consumers in the acquisition and ongoing spending decisions regarding smart home products and services as well as what channels can be leveraged to drive adoption within particular consumer segments.

Moderator: Erik Overbeeke, European Research Associate, Parks Associates


9:45

Keynote

Sudeep Maitra - Centrica keynote - CONNECTIONS Europe

Sudeep Maitra

Global VP, Strategy and Development

Centrica Connected Home

Centrica - CONNECTIONS Europe 2017 Keynote

10:15

Networking Break


10:45

Platforms: Unlocking Value for the Smart Home

Consumers purchase smart home devices with a particular benefit in mind. This session examines strategies to align user experiences with expectations while extending new use cases to these product owners in order to expand the value and increase the revenues for connected IoT platforms.

Moderator: Erik Overbeeke, European Research Associate, Parks Associates


11:45

Networking Lunch


12:45

Energy Management & IoT: Engaging Consumers

The smart home has the potential to have an immense impact on energy demand in Europe. Crossover between energy and IoT could create substantial savings for consumers and utilities as well as new revenue streams for service providers. In this session, industry experts discuss engagement strategies for energy management solutions in addition to ways to leverage the growing number of smart home and energy devices in the home.

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


13:45

Insurance and IoT: Strategies for Incoming Market Players

Safety and security use cases, popular with all consumers, have also opened the smart home ecosystems to new players from the insurance industry. This session examines crossover opportunities between insurance and IoT companies as well as current partnerships and different options, from subsidization models to discounts and cross-promotional agreements. Executives discuss the inevitable disruption of the smart home on the consumer experience and on business models in the industry.

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


14:45

Networking Break


15:15

Smart Home and Connected Health: Personalization through IoT Innovation

Connected health and wellness features have established a prominent role on multiple IoT platforms, including the smartphone, the smart watch, and wearables. In this session, connected health executives explore the next connected innovations in the home health market, including independent living solutions that have strong crossover connections with the smart home. Speakers share strategies for providers and manufacturers to work with patients and caregivers to deliver services that truly impact care outcome.

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


16:15

Residential Safety and Security: Fulfilling Unmet Needs

IoT is a global phenomenon, and each region brings unique challenges. Home safety and security rank at the top of smart home use cases, yet adoption of security services throughout much of Europe is relatively low. This session examines the unique challenges in expanding the European smart home market and identifies new business areas where safety and security can create innovative value propositions, expand adoption, and increase revenue opportunities.

Moderator: Erik Overbeeke, European Research Associate, Parks Associates


16:45

Converging Ecosystems: Connected Car, Entertainment, Smart Home

The smart home has crossover opportunities with multiple market categories, including health, entertainment, and the auto industry. This holistic session examines the connections between IoT industries and how smart home players can create new revenue streams through these synergies.

Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


17:30

Closing Comments



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