CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® Examines New Smart Home and IoT Innovations and Use Cases
Parks Associates announces topics and call for papers for 12th-annual executive event

DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: IoT and the Smart Home, taking place January 9, 2018, at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The one-day executive summit focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services.

"Broadband households have an average of more than eight connected CE products in their homes, a 76% growth in the average volume of devices since 2010," said Tricia Parks, Founder, President, and CEO, Parks Associates. "Voice control, through products like Amazon Echo and Google Home, has generated major buzz and could help drive the next wave of connected consumer engagement. These devices offer multiple crossover use cases in the IoT and will be key in generating consumer excitement for multiple connected CE and smart home categories."

The CONNECTIONS™ Summit agenda includes six executive sessions, two special presentations, and a networking reception, sponsored by Homematic IP, on the opening day of CES. Parks Associates analysts moderate all sessions, which feature consumer research, commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment on the following topics:

  • Smart Home Platforms: Unlocking Consumer Value
  • Voice Control: Improving the Smart Home Experience
  • Support, Privacy, and Connected Consumers: Providing a Seamless Experience
  • Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use
  • Creating Compelling IoT Services with AI and Data Analytics
  • Smart Home and IoT: Health and Wellness Applications

"The smart home experience is getting more comprehensive with new services, innovations, and partnerships," Parks said. "CONNECTIONS™ Summit will examine ways for service providers, CE and device manufacturers, and IoT players to improve the smart home experience, including new business models and use cases helping to deliver a seamless experience to consumers."

Early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Homematic IP, Vivint Smart Home, Deutsche Telekom, Greenwave Systems, ROC-Connect, and ZigBee Alliance.

Go to to submit a speaking proposal. For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit, or contact, 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Julia Homier at

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 executive event features one day of panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and connected entertainment, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and innovative business models.

The 2018 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.

The 2018 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 9 during CES, which runs January 9-12 in Las Vegas.  Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit. http//

Julia Homier  
Parks Associates 


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