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2019 Speakers



Jacob Atalla
VP, Sustainability
KB Home

Alarm.com - Anne Ferguson CONNECTIONS Keynote

Anne Ferguson
Vice President of Marketing

Chris Jones - iRobot 2019 CONNECTIONS Keynote

Chris Jones
Chief Technology Officer

Lennar - CONNECTIONS keynote

David Kaiserman
President, Lennar Ventures

Control4 - CONNECTIONS conference keynote

Charlie Kindel
Senior Vice President, Products and Services

Dennis Mathew - Comcast - CONNECTIONS keynote 2019

Dennis Mathew
Vice President and General Manager, Xfinity Home

Warren - Vivint Smart Home - CONNECTIONS keynote 2019

Jeremy Warren
Vivint Smart Home



Ashish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CTO, Caavo

Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development, CUJO AI

Avi Barel, Director, Business Development, ULE Alliance

Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way

Frederic Bastien, Co-founder and CEO, Mnubo

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

Greg Berkin, Managing Director, Concours Ventures

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

Chris Carney, CEO & Co-Founder, Abode

Thar Casey, CEO, Amber Solutions, Inc.

Andy Chambers, Vice President of Connected Home, Assurant

Charles Cheevers, CTO, ARRIS representing Wi-Fi Alliance

Tali Chen, Chief Marketing Officer, DSP Group

Naveen Chhangani, Head of Product and Services, Arlo

Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent

Jeff Cutler, Chief Commercial Officer, Ada Health

Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee

Kent Dickson, CEO and Co-Founder, Yonomi

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, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, & Chief Strategy Officer, Ayla

Axel Fuchs, Partner, Motus Ventures

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

Scott Harkins, Vice President, General Manager, Connected Home, Resideo

Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo Insurance

Arsham Hatambeiki, Senior Vice President, Product & Technology, 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

Farahana Jobanputra, Senior Director, Emerging Markets, AmTrust North America

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.

Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance

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

Rusty Lhamon, Senior Director of Solutions for IoT, T-Mobile

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

Karthee Madasamy, Managing Partner, Mobile Foundation Ventures

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

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

Dr. Alan Messer, CTO, Mojio

Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic

Daniel Moneta, CMO & VP Corporate Development, Co-Founder, MMB Networks

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

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

Tom Nakatani, VP IT, ADT

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

Joey Neal, VP, Product, Hero Health

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

Ann Olivo-Shaw, Marketing Director, Zigbee Alliance

Chris Otto, Senior Vice President, MobileHelp

Dave Palmer, Chief Operating Office, Everise

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

Wannie Park, VP of Corporate Development, Inspire

Roel Peeters, CEO, Roost

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

Adam Sand, CEO, Shopkick

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 St. John, Strategic Partner Development Lead - Smart Home, Google Assistant

Sharlene Sternberg, Marketing Manager, Sensoria

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

Linden Tibbets, Chief Design Officer, IFTTT

David Wechsler, Executive Director Channels and Partnerships, Comcast

Thad White, Vice President, Product Management, Ooma, Inc.

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

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

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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