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20 JUN 2013

Orange to Keynote CONNECTIONS™ Europe, November 12-13 in Amsterdam

Parks Associates announces preliminary agenda and early event sponsors Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, and AlertMe

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda, early sponsors, and confirmed keynote speakers from AT&T and Orange for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home, November 12-13, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. 

Luis Canales, Executive Director, Digital Life International, AT&T, and Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange, will deliver keynotes during the two-day executive conference. CONNECTIONS™ Europe focuses on next-generation services in home controls and access & entertainment, including new partnership opportunities, consumer engagement strategies, innovative service bundling, the role of the cloud, and challenges in connecting content to digital platforms.

Parks Associates European research finds interest in security features overweigh other service features when considering home management and monitoring services. Among broadband households, 45% in Germany and Belgium, 44% in the U.K., and 39% in France find a fire-alert feature very appealing, outscoring energy management options.

"Parks Associates estimates 57% of broadband households in Western Europe will have a smart TV by 2017, but as innovative devices and services proliferate, the connected home industries face many new challenges, including low consumer awareness, lack of interoperability, competition from new channels, and consumer expectations for ubiquitous content," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.  “CONNECTIONS™ Europe will examine the business strategies to increase consumer engagement and drive revenues as well as new services, technologies, and opportunities created by connected-home innovations.” 

Agenda Sessions:

Engaging Consumers: Connected Home Business Models

Integration of Security and Energy into Service Provider Offerings

Multiscreen Services and TV Anywhere

Discovery and Personalization for TV Services

TV Apps and the New Customer Experience

The Future for the Set-top Box

Evolution of Connected Appliances and the M2M markets

Interoperability in the Home Controls Market

Consumer Tech Support in a Multiscreen Home

Content and Service Strategies to Capture the OTT Consumer

Big Data and Cloud Services in the Connected Home

CONNECTIONS™ Europe early sponsors include Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, and AlertMe.For more information and to submit to speak, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.


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. http://www.connectionseurope.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