Parks Associates Announces CONNECTIONS™ Community, a Virtual Networking and Conference Experience Focused on Home Security, Smart Home, Connected Health, and Entertainment Industries
Research firm combines CONNECTIONS™ and CONNECTIONS™ Europe to create the premier connected home event community featuring virtual sessions, research data and analyst insights, and networking with smart home market leaders
DALLAS, June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International research firm Parks Associates today announced the launch of the CONNECTIONS™ Community, an online conference and networking experience focused on the connected home and IoT industries. The research firm will host six webinars on key topics, sharing its latest consumer data and insights, culminating in a three-day virtual conference that will bring together industry leaders to network and discuss the growing smart home market. The firm's latest research predicts by 2024, total annual revenue from smart home services in the US will exceed $1.7 billion.
"We are excited to announce the CONNECTIONS™ Community and offer our clients a unique virtual experience that blends research and industry knowledge as part of an ongoing experience," said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. "While we aren't able to host CONNECTIONS™ or CONNECTIONS™ Europe in person this year, we are able to extend the value of these event to an online community and provide valuable networking and discussion throughout the year."
Sponsors include Sutherland Global Services, Alarm.com, Rapid Response Monitoring, Cox, Cirrent, Everise, Firedome, Intellithings, MMB Networks, PassiveBolt, Z-Wave, Zen Ecosystems, Aprilaire, Sprosty Network, Wi-Charge, Gadgeon, and Inspire.
Jim Nye, Chief Product Operations Officer, Vivint Smart Home
"Data and insights, as well as tenured experience, will help companies navigate the turbulent markets," said Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates. "With new circumstances driven by COVID-19 and the economic recession, consumers will reconfigure their perceptions of value propositions, which in turn will create new opportunities for companies to innovate in design, outreach, and business strategy. Our research finds only two-fifths of US broadband households are familiar with smart home devices, so this market has plenty of room to grow and expand. We have designed the CONNECTIONS™ Community to identify and explore these opportunities amidst a community of industry executives who will benefit from shared learning."
The CONNECTIONS™ Community will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking:
Support: Onboarding and Ongoing Services
Connected Cars: Extending Functions in the Home
Connected Health at Home: The Next Smart Home Market
Privacy and Security: Protecting the Consumer
Energy Management: Opportunities in the Smart Home
MDUs in Focus: Builders, Property Managers, and Connected Solutions
For speaking questions, contact Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein, [email protected], 972-490-1113.
Parks Associates' 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference is a virtual conference taking place November 10-12, preceded by topical webinars hosted in July-October. www.connectionsconference.com