|By Marketwired .||
|April 10, 2014 09:01 AM EDT||
DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- Parks Associates today announced that ARRIS, AT&T U-Verse, Lowe's, iControl Networks, and Cisco will present keynotes at the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 13-15 in San Francisco. The three-day executive conference is focused on critical business issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, and service markets for consumers.
Parks Associates research finds widespread adoption of broadband and smartphones has fundamentally changed both entertainment and home controls in the connected home and created new and lucrative consumer segments. TV Everywhere users have 2.7 more Internet-connectable CE devices than the average pay-TV subscriber and are likely to have more screens in their homes, more devices connected to the television, and more mobile devices than average subscribers.
"Connectivity is creating new consumer expectations and opening new possibilities in monetizing connected CE and smart home services," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "For example, only 4% of homes have home monitoring and control systems installed, but 43% of U.S. broadband households are likely to purchase a smart home package. CONNECTIONS features leaders touching every square foot of the connected home to discuss the new revenue and partnership opportunities emerging from the convergence of the smart home, mobile and video services, apps, and the Internet of Things."
Charles Cheevers, CTO Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS
GW Shaw, VP, U-Verse and Video Products, AT&T
Kevin Meagher, VP & General Manager Smart Home, Lowe's
Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks
Joe Chow, VP/GM - Connected Devices, Cisco Systems, Inc.
3Scale - Steve Willmott, CEO
ADT - Steve Shapiro, VP
Affinegy - Art Lancaster, CTO
AlertMe - Jody Haskayne, Corporate Communications Director
Amdocs - Adam Tichelaar, Director, Program Management, Connected Home Solutions
Apigee- Sam Ramji, VP, Strategy
AT&T Digital Life - Kevin Petersen, President
AWE, a division of Bottle Rocket - Scott Maddux, EVP Bottle Rocket / GM AWE
Arrayent - Shane Dyer, President
Ayla Networks - Dave Friedman, CEO
Bluetooth SIG - Suke Jawanda, Chief Marketing Officer
BrightLine - Rob Aksman, Co-Founder, Chief Experience Officer
Digitalsmiths, A TiVo Company - Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder
Discovery Digital Networks - Jim Louderback, General Manager, Discovery
ecobee - Stuart Lombard, President and CEO
Emerson - Charles A. Peters, Senior Executive VP
EnergyHub - Seth Frader-Thompson, President
Epson - Anna Jen, Director, New Ventures/New Products
Gracenote - Stephen White, President
GreenWave Reality - Nate Williams, CMO
Honeywell Security Group - Robert Puric, Director Product Management - Connected Home
INSTEON - Joe Dada, CEO
Irdeto - Jeff Ulin, General Counsel
ISO/IEC Home Electronic System - Kenneth Wacks, Chair
iYogi - Larry Gordon, President
Kannuu - Todd Viegut, CEO
LG - Kurt Hoppe, Director, Innovation and New Business
Linear LLC - Duane Paulson, SVP
M-Go - Christophe Louvion, CTO
MiOS - Lewis Brown, President
NETGEAR - Naveen Chhangani, Director, Product Management
NETGEAR - Jeff Wilson, Director of Product Management
PeoplePower - Gene Wang, CEO & Co-founder
PlanetEcosystems - V. Rory Jones, President and CEO
Plantronics - Renee Niemi, Senior VP, Communication Solutions
PlumChoice - Karen D. McPhillips, VP, Marketing
Qualcomm - Speaker TBD
Revolv - Tim Enwall, CEO
Roku - Jim Funk, SVP, Product Management
Roku - Ed Lee, VP, Content Acquisition
Samba TV - Ashwin Navin, CEO and Co-founder
Samsung - Richard Bullwinkle, Head of US TV Innovation
ShopSavvy - John Boyd, Co-founder and CEO
SmartRG - Jeff McInnis, CEO
SmartThings - Maria Thomas, Chief Consumer Officer
Support.com - James Morehead, VP, Product Management and Corporate Marketing
Synacor, Inc. - Ted May, SVP of Strategy and Business Affairs
Time Warner Cable - Joe Jankosky, Director, Intelligent Home Vertical Markets
TiVo - Jim Denney, VP, General Manager, Product Marketing
thePlatform - Marty Roberts, SVP of Sales and Marketing
Verizon EdgeCast - Anthony Citrano, VP, Communications & Chief Evangelist
YuMe - Vamshi Sriperumbudur, VP, Platform Marketing
Z-Wave Alliance - Mark Van Walters, Chairman
ZigBee Alliance - Tobin Richardson, Chairman & CEO
Zonoff, Inc. - Mike Harris, CEO
Sponsors include CEA, Cisco, iControl Networks, Amdocs, Lowe's, Qualcomm, ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI Licensing, INSTEON, Logitech, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Support.com, Z-Wave, Ayla Networks, GreenWave Reality, AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear LLC, and SmartRG. For sponsorship information, contact [email protected] or call 972-490-1113.
Parks Associates will host the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. CONNECTIONS focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer. The event features consumer research and market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. http://www.connectionsus.com
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