Parks Associates today announced leading smart home and consumer IoT industry executives will participate at CONNECTIONS™ Summit on January 8, the first day of CES® 2019, featuring multiple sessions addressing key trends, challenges, and opportunities within these industries.
Parks Associates reports U.S. broadband households own an average of more than 10 connected devices, spurred in part by the introduction of voice controls through smart speakers with voice assistants from tech giants Amazon and Google. The firm estimates unit sales of smart speakers with voice assistants in the U.S. will reach nearly 65 million by 2022. Among other key devices, global unit sales of smart TVs will exceed 130 million by 2022, and adoption of smart video doorbells will exceed 12% of U.S. broadband households in 2020.
“It is an exciting time for the industry. There are major advances in technology and disruptions with new business models, partnerships, and new players in the smart home market,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “CES is a great launchpad for the industry each year, and we look forward to hearing from our speakers and sharing new consumer research and insights on the smart home market.”
"There's a fine line between smart homes that empower and engage consumers, and it is established one consumer at a time,” said Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz, Electronics + Environment, Energy & Utilities Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value. “While we have smart devices, we don't yet have very smart homes, and the question is how much are consumers and companies willing to trade to have one. Our research indicates that consumers expect benefits that they don't see in the marketplace. Using IoT and AI as efficiency and risk tools aren't enough. Yet interactions must avoid going over that line. It's no wonder so few pilots move into scalable launch. Yet there are ways to move forward that engage and delight."
The firm will host six sessionsTuesday, January 8, in Marcello 4405 on the fourth level of the Venetian Hotel, featuring executives from the following companies:
Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President
Steve Chazin, VP, Product Management
Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management
Centrica Hive Ltd
Claire Miles, Managing Director
Chamberlain Group, Inc.
Cory Sorice, VP GM Emerging Business
Rob Conant, CEO
Comcast Cable Inc.
Shuvankar Roy, Vice President, Xfinity Home
David Wechsler, Senior Director of Channels and Partnerships
Charlie Kindel, Senior Vice President of Products & Services
Paul Palmer, Global Director of Business Development, Consumer Business
Michele Turner, Sr. Director, Smart Home Ecosystem
Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships
IBM Institute for Business Value
Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz, Electronics + Environment, Energy & Utilities Research Director
Linden Tibbets, CEO
Patrick Maloney, CEO & Founder
Jacob Atalla, VP, Sustainability
David Kaiserman, President, Lennar Ventures
Level Up Your Home
Jennifer Mallett, CEO/President
Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO, Medical Guardian
Jeremy Hitchcock, Founder & CEO
Rob Flippo, CEO
Ramon Kolb, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Smart Home and Dragon TV
Philips Hue - Signify
George Yianni, Head of Technology
Daniel Behrendt, Head of Business Development
Ring, an Amazon Company
Mike Harris, President, Ring Solutions
Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder
Raoul Wijgergangs, VP IoT Smart Home
Kellen Xu, Director of Global Business Development and Partnerships
Katie McMahon, VP and GM
The Greystone Group, Inc.
Chris Gibbons, Founder and CEO
Thread Group / NXP
Sujata Neidig, VP, Marketing; Director, Product Marketing, Microcontrollers & Connectivity
Alton Martin, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist
Jon-Michael Kowall, AVP of Property Product Development & Innovation
Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates
Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates
During CES, visit Parks Associates at Booth # 42,953 in the Sands Expo Hall (Tech West), connected to the Venetian Hotel. Recent data from the firm:
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About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES
CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas.
The 2019 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused strategies in designing and deploying IoT, smart home, and connected CE and health solutions. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on crossover opportunities among these ecosystems, with insights on emerging trends, including AI, voice controls, and growing privacy concerns. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is THE place to be to learn about the smart home, get the latest consumer research, and network with strategic decision makers in this growing market.
The 2019 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 8 during CES, which runs January 8-11 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.
During CES, visit Parks Associates at Booth # 42,953 in the Sands Expo Hall (Tech West), connected to the Venetian Hotel.