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Parks Associates to Address the Competitive Pressure for the Smart Home and Entertainment Industries at CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe


August 12, 2014 - DALLAS, TX

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, 18-19 November 2014, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. The two-day executive conference includes early sponsorship support from Arrayent, iControl Networks, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, Zipato, AlertMe, MiOS, and Support.com.

"Each market in Europe is distinctive, with its own characteristics and opportunities. For example, DVR penetration among broadband homes is higher in the U.K. than the U.S., and close to one-half of these U.K. DVR households bought their device at retail, versus approximately 22% in the U.S.," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates. "In other European markets, purchasing a DVR at retail is even more common, creating unique competitive pressures and service opportunities throughout the continent."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will examine the European and global markets for entertainment service and technology providers, the Internet of Things, and smart home providers, including new revenue and partnership opportunities, consumer engagement strategies, and challenges in connecting disparate products to the smart home.

Oliver Lewis, SVP, Customer Propositions and Product Management, Sky Deutschland, will deliver the opening keynote. Early confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Regina Bernhaupt, Director, User Experience Research, Ruwido
Darren Fawcett, CTE, Pace
David Friedman, CEO, Ayla Networks

Sessions:

Connecting Smart Products and Smart Home Services
Pay TV, Connected CE, and Broadband in 2020
Implementing the Internet of Things: App Mash-ups and APIs
Future of the Home Gateway
Smart Home and IoT: Privacy and Security Concerns
TV Everywhere and OTT Services
Consumer Tech Support in a Multiscreen Home
Tomorrow's Interfaces, Control, and Content Discovery
4K Content and Services
Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home
Innovations and Interoperability: Competition within the Smart Home

To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
CONNECTIONS™ Europe
, produced by Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the connected home and entertainment ecosystem and the Internet of Things as it relates to consumers. The two-day executive summit, with research and data from Parks Associates industry analysts, examines the impact of connected devices and services and offers insight into new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, emerging technologies, and critical issues, including privacy and interoperability, and their effect on consumer engagement. http://www.connectionseurope.com

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
720.987.6614
hsprague@gmail.com

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