Thursday, November 14, 2019

12% of UK broadband households bought a smart home device in the past 12 months; 27% report high intentions to buy at least one in the next 12 months

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features executive insights on smart home and security, with keynotes from Orange, CUJO AI, SnapAV, and Deutsche Telekom

Parks Associates will host the 14th annualCONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home, 19-20 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in the Netherlands.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features executives from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem addressing the next stages of growth in the European smart home and security markets and strategies to convert intentions into actual adoption.

Conference sponsors include, Ayla Networks, Bitdefender, MMB Networks, Plume, ULE Alliance, Universal Electronics, Verimatrix, Wi-Charge, and Yale.


Jean-Pierre Combe, Director Smart Home Innovation, Orange

Santeri Kangas, Chief Technology Officer, CUJO AI

Charlie Kindel, Chief Product and Technology Officer, SnapAV

Thomas Rockmann, Vice President, Consumer IoT, Deutsche Telekom AG


Edwin Aartman, Sales Manager Benelux, Germany & Austria, Netatmo

Samir Ahmad, Investment Manager, KPN Ventures

Anton Arts, Managing Partner, SET Ventures

Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance

Paul Berney, CMO, Anthropos Digital Care

Victor Berrios, Director, Connected Home IoT Products, Universal Electronics

Yuval Boger, Chief Marketing Officer, Wi-Charge

Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA & VP Product Management, Commscope

Aurelien Couderc, International Business Development Manager - Smart Home & Utilities, Allianz Partners

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

Bas Driessen, Founder/Owner, Omnimatic BV

Ralf Elias, VP, IoT/Global Business Development & Partnerships, Samsung

Stephen Eyre, VP Calix Partner Ecosystem, Calix

Karen Faughnan, Senior Manager - Consumer Propositions, On Demand Content & GTM, Virgin Media

Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing,

Raffaele Flora, Strategic Planning Leader - EMEIA, Allegion

Tom Gaffney, Principal Consultant, F-Secure

Stephen Goldstein, SVP, Business Development & Partnerships, Cirrent

Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President, eQ-3

Arsham Hatambeiki, SVP Product & Technology, Universal Electronics Inc.

Mitch Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance

Oskar Lampel, Partner Manager, Skyresponse AB

Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director EMEA, Eagle Eye Networks

Håkan Ludvigson, CEO, Eliq

Mark Lufkin, Chief Commercial Officer, Wondrwall

John Maguire, Chief Product Officer, Sweepr

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

Mario Moura, Managing Director EMEA, Resideo

Arjen Noorbergen, Founder and CEO, Olisto

Steve Oetegenn, Chief Operating Officer, Verimatrix

Matt Osborn, Solutions Manager, PassivSystems

Hans Overgaard, Managing Partner, Danalock

Jim Phillipoff, Head of Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Irdeto

Larry Poon, Co-founder and COO, IMONT Technologies Limited

Alex Qi, Co-Founder & CEO, Mercku Inc.

Gweltas Radenac, IoT Program Director, Groupe HBF

David Rimmer, Director Business Development - Europe,

Niall Robinson, VP, Business Development, Plume

David Ross-Lindholm, Product Manager Smart Residential, Yale EMEA, ASSA ABLOY Group

Nick Rutter, Chief Product Officer, FireAngel Safety Technology Group PLC

Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect, Inc.

Prashanth Shetty, Chief Marketing Officer, Ayla Networks

Susan Silveira, Director, Business Development, Wi-Fi Alliance

David Smart, Business Development Director, EMEA, Roost Labs

Razvan Todor, Director, Connected Home Security, Bitdefender

Joep van Eijden, European Smart Home Business Development Director, Silicon Labs

Bart Vercammen, EVP and GM of Software Product Line, AirTies Wireless Networks

David Vigor, Business Development, Yonomi

Gabriel Wetzel, CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH

Stefan Witkamp, Founder & Commercial Director, Athom, creators of Homey

Brecht Wyseur, Kudelski IoT Security, Kudelksi Group

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. For more information, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.

To schedule an analyst meeting or request specific research data, contact Sherrelle Lewis at, 972-996-0214.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with 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 and monetization opportunities.

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