Thursday, November 18, 2021

Parks Associates to host 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference and 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging Consumers in Texas

International research firm announces 2022 executive conferences, including virtual schedule and in-person events

International research firm Parks Associates today announced its 2022 event schedule, including in-person and virtual sessions for the 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, catering to the connected home and security industries. The firm will also host CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 2022; Smart Energy Summit: Engaging Consumers; Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation; and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, with a mix of virtual and in-person events throughout the year.

The international research firm’s conferences are recognized as the premier events for consumer technology products and services and bring thousands of industry leaders together to talk about the new technologies, innovation and business models for smart home, security, connected health, controls, and entertainment services.

"The pandemic has had an enormous impact on business and consumers, and we will continue to analyze those effects through our research and industry events," said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. "We are very excited to bring our events to Texas and also continue virtual sessions. Gathering the industry together for thoughtful and insightful interaction is critical for business, and we look forward to the year ahead."

CONNECTIONS™ Summit takes place January 5, 2022, in Las Vegas as part of the CES 2022, focusing on trends, new business models and technologies, and growth strategies for connected home players. Event sponsors include Cox Communities, EarlySense, Essence, Johnson Controls, Masonite, Notion, and Zen Ecosystems.

Agenda:

9:00 AM  Connectivity: Role of the Home Network and Wi-Fi

10:00 AM  State of the Smart Home

11:00 AM  MDUs and PropTech: Deploying Smart Home Tech

1:00 PM  Home Security Redefined

2:00 PM  Home Services: Driving Incremental Revenues

3:00 PM  Health at Home: Meeting Needs of Consumers

4:00 PM  Smart Home: Integration and New Partnerships

5:30 PM  Networking Reception, sponsored by Cox Communities

Smart Energy Summit focuses on the in-home energy management market and the expanding opportunity for demand response solutions. The event, sponsored by Zen Ecosystems, features the following dates and topics:

February 28 - March 2: In-person at the Omni Hotel, Frisco, TX

April 7: State of Residential Energy Management

June 30: Home Energy Management Solutions: Driving Energy Savings

August 4: Electric Vehicles: A New Era for Consumers

November 17: Distributed Energy and New Value: Shifting from a Centralized Grid

In its 26th year, CONNECTIONS™ is the only connected home event to focus on the use cases and emerging business models that successfully engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging smart home, connected entertainment, and mobile ecosystems. 2022 early sponsors include Cox Communities and Notion.

CONNECTIONS™ Dates and Topics:

February 3: State of the Smart Home

April 4: Expanding the Role of the Home Network

May 17-19: In-person at the Omni Hotel, Frisco, TX

August 18: State of the Home Security Market

October 20: Broadband Future Proofing: Driving New Experiences and Value

November 10: Tech Innovation and New Partnerships

Connected Health Summit features Parks Associates' in-depth consumer research and industry perspectives on the impact of connected devices, mobile health services, and health reforms. The event, sponsored by EarlySense, features the following dates and topics:

January 20: Health and Home: State of the Market

March 24: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Health to Home

June 16: Smart Home and Health: Modern Living

August 2022: In-person Conference

October 6: Seniors and Caretakers: Living Independently

Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media features new consumer research and insights on the changing video and digital media markets, including insight into key trends and shifting business models:

February 10: Content Aggregation

March 10: Digital Piracy and Distribution

May 5: OTT Churn: Marketing and Retention Strategies

July 21: Personalization and The New Video Viewer

September 22: Distribution Strategies

December 2022: In-person Conference

Parks Associates is accepting speaker submissions for its events. To get involved, visit www.parksassociates.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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