CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT and the Connected Consumer

sponsored by Parks Associates
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CONNECTIONS™ Summit examines successful consumer-focused strategies in designing, deploying, and monetizing IoT, smart home, connected consumer electronics (CE) and health solutions. Parks Associates will moderate discussions on crossover opportunities, consumer research, and emerging trends, making CONNECTIONS™ Summit THE event to learn about smart homes and network with leading decision makers.

Top Three Topics: 

  • Smart home – Trends, sales channels, consumer demand, innovations in voice controls/interface, tech support, privacy, partnerships, challenges/opportunities
  • IoT – Interoperability, partnerships, crossover opportunities in security, connected health, connected cars, controls, monitoring, energy, and smart appliances
  • Connected consumers – IoT product adoption and usage, OTT habits, mass-market strategies, monetization challenges, entertainment and smart home integration

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9-10:10 AM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

Parks Associates forecasts U.S. broadband households will buy 55 million smart home devices in 2020, with each device capable of delivering multiple value propositions. This session examines strategies to meet user expectations while unlocking additional value through connected IoT platforms.

Moderator
Brad Russell
Research Director, Connected Home,
Parks Associates

Speaker
Nina Bhatia
Managing Director,
Centrica Connected Home

Speaker
Thomas Rockmann
Vice President Smart Connected Home,
Deutsche Telekom AG

10:15-10:45 AM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

Smart home devices have been available for a decade, but adoption has not moved beyond early adopters. This session focuses on the challenges in transitioning to the early majority and how industry giants are positioned to make that leap.

Speaker
Scott Boyarsky
VP, Digital Home Products | #smarthome #iot,
Comcast

Speaker
Jeff Hamel
Head of Energy Partnerships,
Nest Labs

10:45 AM-12 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

U.S. consumers bought 14 million voice-controlled smart speakers with personal assistants in 2016, as Amazon, Google, and Apple products moved voice control into mainstream consciousness. The session explores the potential for voice as the primary interface for the smart home.

Moderator
Dina Abdelrazik
Research Analyst,
Parks Associates

Speaker
Aaron Emigh
CEO & Co-founder,
Brilliant

Speaker
Jim Hunter
Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist,
Greenwave Systems

Speaker
Todd Mozer
CEO,
Sensory Inc.

Speaker
Mark Spates
Product,
Google

12:15-1:25 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

Success in the IoT requires a seamless user experience while protecting consumer data and privacy. This session examines the importance of support in the smart home and the new business opportunities emerging to protect a brand against technological pitfalls.

Moderator
Jennifer Kent
Director, Research Quality & Product Development,
Parks Associates

Speaker
Leon Kuperman
CTO,
CUJO LLC.

Speaker
Alton Martin
Co-CEO/Co-Founder,
Trusource Labs

1:30-1:50 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

Home security is the next big opportunity in connected homes. In this session, Parks Associates, Samsung, and ADT discuss the changing technology landscape and new entry points emerging for consumers to discover and experience home security and smart connectivity.

Speaker
Jay Darfler
Senior VP, Emerging Markets,
ADT

2-3:10 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

An easy-to-use interface is necessary for consumers to get the full benefits of IoT products. This session presents the challenges in IoT interoperability for all players and how ease-of-use can expand consumer usage and adoption of smart home solutions.

Moderator
Brad Russell
Research Director, Connected Home,
Parks Associates

Speaker
Rob Conant
CEO,
Cirrent

Speaker
Rob Munin
CEO,
LUX Products Corp

Speaker
Tobin Richardson
President and CEO,
ZigBee Alliance

3:15-4:15 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

Data opens new IoT value propositions with crossover benefits for utilities, insurance companies, service providers, and others. Speakers discuss the impact of the cloud on product design and how companies can build strong consumer connections through intelligent data management.

Moderator
Tom Kerber
Director, IoT Strategy,
Parks Associates

Speaker
Amena Ali
CRO,
Whisker Labs

Speaker
Tony Mauro
CTO,
Plasmatic Technologies Inc.

Speaker
Jules Perrot
Global Sales Manager,
mnubo

Speaker
Jeremy Warren
CTO,
Vivint Smart Home

4:15-5:15 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405

Health and wellness devices, apps, and services are expanding their role in the smart home. This session focuses on current developments in connected health and charts the next steps to integrate health and wellness solutions into the connected home experience.

Moderator
Jennifer Kent
Director, Research Quality & Product Development,
Parks Associates

Speaker
Lainie Muller
Director, Wellness,
Alarm.com

Speaker
Stuart Sikes
VP Business Development & Strategy,
People Power