SOURCE: Parks Associates

Parks Associates

September 23, 2015 03:00 ET

Tenth-Annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe Features Keynotes From Nest, Viacom, and Icontrol Networks

Executive Summit to Focus on IoT, Entertainment, the Smart Home, and the Connected Consumer in Europe

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2015) - Smart home research from Parks Associates shows Western Europe will have over 6 million households with a professionally monitored security system by the end of 2015, increasing to nearly 8 million by 2019. The international research firm will address connected home market trends and the Internet of Things at the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe - IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, taking place 10-11 November in Amsterdam.

"By the end of 2015, Western Europe will have over 1.5 million households with a smart home controller, and Central and Eastern Europe will have nearly 575,000," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "The multiple devices comprising the smart home are starting to leverage their connectivity to expand functionality and create new value-added services. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will examine trends for the European connected consumer and strategies to leverage this market intelligence in monetizing the IoT."

The event agenda focuses on the impact of connected devices and services, including entertainment, controls, digital media, security, and cloud services. It offers insight into new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, current and future technologies, and critical issues including privacy and interoperability and their effect on consumer engagement.

2015 Keynote Speakers:

  • Christian Kurz, SVP Research, Insights and Reporting, Viacom International Media Networks
  • Lionel Paillet, General Manager Europe, Nest Labs, Inc.
  • Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, Icontrol Networks

The 2015 Advisory Board includes executives from British Gas, Deutsche Telekom, Honeywell, Liberty Global, Orange, QIVICON, Sky Deutschland, Sutherland Global, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and TiVo.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsors include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, MivaTek, and Zipato.

For information or to register, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
CONNECTIONS™ Europe is the leading annual executive conference on the connected home and IoT ecosystems. The two-day event features consumer research and high-level analysis on connected devices and services, new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, and critical challenges in driving consumer adoption of entertainment, smart home, and IoT solutions.

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