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Parks Associates Announces Event Sponsors for CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES 2016

Tenth-Annual Event Focuses on Consumer Adoption and Trends in the Smart Home and IoT, Including Privacy and Interoperability Solutions

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 12/21/15 -- Parks Associates today announced the sponsors for the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit: IoT, Entertainment, and the Connected Consumer at CES® 2016, which include Cirrent, F-Secure, Affinegy, AirTies, Alarm.com, Carrier, CSS Corp, EVRYTHNG, Greenwave Systems, Icontrol Networks, MivaTek, NXP, PlumChoice, Radialpoint, ROC-Connect, Support.com, ULE Alliance, Vivint, WeatherBug Home, and Zonoff.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit takes place January 6-7 at the Venetian Hotel, Level 4, Room Marcello 4501. Panel discussions feature over 50 executives from leading companies such as Facebook, Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Honeywell, IFTTT, and more. Topics include growth and market opportunities for connected entertainment and smart home products and services.

"This year's event is digging deeper into adoption trends and the value-added services that are resonating with consumers," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "This industry continues to grow at a steady pace, and consumers are gaining more and more experiences with connected products and services. Familiarity, costs, interoperability, privacy and data collection, and ease of use will continue to be important issues to address in 2016."

Parks Associates research shows consumer interest and purchase intentions for connected products continue to grow:

  • 14% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a streaming media player by midyear 2016
  • 15% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy wireless speakers by midyear 2016
  • 30% of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase a smart lightbulb by end of year
  • 10% of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase a wearable camera or camcorder by midyear 2016
  • 43% of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase a smart home device in the next 12 months

Sessions:

  • Monetization Strategies for IoT and the Connected Home
  • Wearables: Healthcare, IoT, and Smart Home Use Cases
  • Growth in IoT: Entertainment, Smart Home, Health
  • Cloud-based CE and Virtualization: Converging Video Services
  • Ease of Use, Interoperability, and Mass-Market Adoption
  • Personalization and Big Data: Securing Consumer Privacy
  • IoT: Smart Home Solutions and Value-Added Services
  • Integrating IoT into Smart Home Platforms
  • Support Solutions: IoT and the Connected Home

"IFTTT helps people get the most out of the products they love," said Justin Wong, IFTTT's VP of Business Development. "We are seeing an explosion of smart devices come to market, making IFTTT an obvious platform choice for new products seeking to give their customers an easy way to connect hundreds of apps and devices right out of the box."

"Wearables and other technologies are expanding health and self-care beyond the exam room and into people's daily lives -- allowing patients to take disease prevention into their own hands with oversight from care providers," said John Bojanowski, President, Honeywell Life Care Solutions. "And it is happening quickly, as more than one-fifth of the U.S. population now uses digital technology to track their health and fitness, and the wearable medical device market is expected to increase by roughly $8.3 billion over the next five years."

"The industry trends and changing consumer habits examined during the Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS™ Summit provide valuable insights into the connected home and the emerging smart home markets," said John Driver, Chief Executive Officer of Lynx Technology. "In addition to a wealth of relevant industry data shared by Parks Associates with the attendees, I value the opportunity to hear firsthand about the challenges and opportunities other industry executives are seeing."

"CES brings together some of the most exciting innovations that require greater connectivity, processing, and security," said Sami Nassar, vice president of cybersecurity at NXP. "We are transitioning from an era of Internet of Things 'hype' to real deployments of IoT solutions across multiple markets. NXP is committed with other leading companies across industries to enable a smarter world, making people's lives more connected, more convenient, and safer."

"Over the last few years, the depth and the breadth of the consumer IoT industry have been rapidly expanding," said Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems. "Parks Associates has once again gathered the best and brightest executives leading IoT for the 2016 CES CONNECTIONS™ Summit. At this event they'll share their vision that will guide IoT growth over the next several years. We at Greenwave are excited to continue our longstanding relationship with Parks Associates and the CONNECTIONS™ Summit. We look forward to learning from other industry leaders in the always-informative panel discussions, and we're excited to share our IoT insight and vision during the Growth in IoT panel discussion we're participating in."

Media and organizations supporting the event include AE Ventures, AlphaGamma, Appliance Design Magazine, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design Agencies, BestSEOs.com, Bluetooth SIG, BoogarLists, BPI Network, Cablefax, Conference Guru, Connected Home World, Council, Digital Trends, EMA, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, HDTV Magazine, HGI, HomePlug, HomeToys.com, Innovation & Tech Today, IoT Insights, IoT Perspectives, IPSO Alliance, MoCA, NexTV Latin America, NFC Forum, OSP, Payments & Cards Network, PharmaVOICE, Smart Insights, TechReleased, TelcoProfessionals, Telecom Council, The Paypers, Thread Group, topSEOs.com, UMTS Forum, U-SNAP Alliance, Visibility Magazine, Women Who Code, and ZigBee Alliance.

Follow CONNECTIONS™ Summit on Twitter at @CONN_Summit and #CONNSummit16. During CES, visit Parks Associates at booth # 70,959 in the Sands. Registration for CES is at www.cesweb.org.

Registered CES media can request a press pass for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at http://www.parksassociates.com/connsummit-press-request. Contact Holly Sprague, [email protected], to meet with an analyst.

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 two days 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 2016 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 6-7 during CES, which runs January 6-9 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit. For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact [email protected] or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.

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Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
720.987.6614
[email protected]

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