DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Parks Associates today announced Alarm.com, Comcast, Control4, KB Home, and Lennar will be the keynote speakers at the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The research firm also announced the agenda for the conference, which will take place May 21-23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.
Early CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include F-Secure, Alarm.com, Verisk, Rapid Response Monitoring, Cirrent, mnubo, Support.com, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, HelloTech, and Inspire.
"Home security and personal safety are consistently the most appealing smart home use cases among consumers," said Denise Ernst, VP, Parks Associates. "Consumers are also starting to recognize the benefits of smart technology in enhancing the value of their home—45% of U.S. broadband households, when designing their next house, would choose one with smart technology over one without. At CONNECTIONS™, we will explore technologies to advance and expand the use cases meaningful to consumers and new channels to integrate IoT solutions into the home."
Parks Associates research also finds that more than 40% of U.S. broadband households find the smart home concept appealing for their current home.
David Kaiserman, President, Lennar Ventures, Lennar
Charlie Kindel, SVP, Products and Services, Control4
Dennis Mathew, VP, GM, Comcast's Xfinity Home, Comcast
The 2019 CONNECTIONS™ conference will bring together more than 650 executives in an intimate networking environment and focus on innovations to improve the consumer UX and the IoT impact on multiple industries.
Service Providers: Defining New Roles in the Smart Home
Partnerships: Key to Success in the Smart Home
Moving to Mass-Market Adoption
Smart Home Platforms: Building Service Revenues
Integrating Health Solutions into the Smart Home
Energy Management Solutions: Smart Home Crossover
DIY Disrupting Home Security
Support and Installation: Making the Smart Home Work
Connected Entertainment and Smart Home: Bridging Parallel Ecosystems
Data Security and Privacy: Empowering Consumers
Interoperability: Technology Convergence and Expanding the Smart Home
Retailer Strategies and Smart Home Merchandising
Insurance and Smart Home Products
Future Tech Driving the Smart Home: AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain
Independent Living and Healthcare in the Smart Home
Voice: Gateway to Connected Home Use Cases
Expanding Home Security through the Smart Home
Home Security and Controls: Opportunities beyond Traditional Use Cases
Smart Home: Standalone Devices versus Whole Home Systems
Builders: Key Channel for Smart Home Solutions
Business Model Innovations in the Smart Home
Investments: Identifying Growth Areas
The event includes conference sessions on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.
CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event for executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined 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, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop highlighting Parks Associates' smart home insight consumer data.
Sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For information, contact [email protected], call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.