Parks Associates Addresses the Competitive Pressure for the Smart Home and Entertainment Industries at CONNECTIONS Europe

Parks Associates Addresses the Competitive Pressure for the Smart Home and Entertainment Industries at CONNECTIONS Europe Sky Deutschl...

Parks Associates Addresses the Competitive Pressure for the Smart Home and Entertainment Industries at CONNECTIONS Europe Sky Deutschland to Keynote November Conference in Amsterdam 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 "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: 2014 KEYNOTES Oliver Lewis, Senior Vice President, Customer Propositions and Product Management, Sky Deutschland 2014 FIRE SIDE CHAT KEYNOTES Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development, Qivicon / Deutsche Telekom AG Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing, Icontrol Networks 2014 SPEAKERS Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance Dr. Regina Bernhaupt, Director of User Experience Research, Ruwido Joe Dada, CEO, INSTEON Marco Dorjee, International Business Development, CentraLite Systems John Driver, Chief Marketing Officer, PacketVideo Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent Darren Fawcett, CTE, Pace Andrew Ferrone, VP of Pay TV, Roku David Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, Ayla Networks Irvind Ghai, Senior Director, Qualcomm Eric Grab, Chief Technology Officer, DivX, LLC Benoit Joly, SVP Marketing & Smart Life, Technicolor Sebastian Popovic, CEO, ZIPATO Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder, ROC-Connect, Inc. Patrice Slupowski, Vice-President Digital Innovation, Orange Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Sr Director Product Marketing, NAGRA Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe Russell Ure, EVP, GM, Icontrol Networks Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance Marc Westermann, Vice Chairman, Bluelinea PARKS ASSOCIATES ANALYSTS / MODERATORS Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates 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

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