Thursday, November 21, 2019

Households with smart home devices own an average of six devices

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® session explores demand and opportunities for smart home platforms with executives from, Comcast, and Samsung SmartThings

Research from Parks Associates shows US broadband households that adopt smart home solutions own an average of six devices. As many of these products come from different verticals, the need for solutions that deliver a unified and engaging consumer experience intensifies as smart home households acquire more devices. The international research firm will explore opportunities emerging from this growing need at the fifteenth annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies, January 7 at CES® 2020 in Las Vegas.

The session “Smart Home Platforms: Creating New Experiences” features the following speakers:

  • Derrick Dicoi, GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable
  • Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing,
  • Amber Kappa, Vice President of Platform Partnerships & Business Development, Samsung SmartThings

“We believe that the future of the smart home will depend on solutions that simplify consumers lives and keep the entire home, both digital and physical, secure,” said Derrick Dicoi, VP, strategy and product management, Comcast Cable.  “With heightened consumer awareness around privacy, convergence between digital and physical security, in a way that does not overburden consumers, will be key in 2020.”

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features multiple sessions examining mass-market business strategies, partnership opportunities, next-gen home services, energy management solutions, and smart home platforms, concluding with a networking reception. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include, ARM, Cirrent, Inspire, Irdeto, Sprosty Network, Trusource Networks, and MMB Networks.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is a one-day executive summit that focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services. The event includes six executive sessions, two special presentations, and a networking reception on January 7, the opening day of CES.

For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit, or contact, 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis at

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. In 2022, the executive event features one day of panel discussions on the state of the smart home, connected health, home security, and new home services, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 16th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact or call 972-490-1113 or visit

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