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Parks Associates: 12% of US Broadband Households Report Owning a Smart Major Appliance
[April 11, 2019]

Parks Associates: 12% of US Broadband Households Report Owning a Smart Major Appliance

DALLAS, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates today announced the speakers for the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 21-23, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, California.

"Twelve percent of US broadband households own a smart major appliance, while smart vents and smart beds are also starting to generate market activity," said Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. "At CONNECTIONS™, we explore core smart home markets as well as opportunities emerging in adjacencies, including health and entertainment, to capture a complete, in-depth picture of the smart home ecosystem."

CONNECTIONS™ is the leading conference evaluating smart home product and service distribution channels, including residential security, cable, telecom, utility, new construction, insurance, and retail.  

"As different services in the home are becoming better connected, we're seeing a bright future for the consumer," said Arsham Hatambeiki, SVP, Corporate Product & Strategy, Universal Electronics. "Brands delivering entertainment and smart home services can now innovate in new ways and deliver unique experiences through conversational interfaces. CONNECTIONS is always a great place to connect with innovators in these domains." 

Sponsors include F-Secure,, Verisk, Rapid Response Monitoring, Audio Analytic, Ayla Networks, Bitdefender, Cirrent, Firedome, Johnson Controls, Lutron, Mnubo, Oaks Labs, PassiveBolt, Schlage,, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, Universal Electronics, Wi-Charge, Control4, Owlcam, Zen Ecosystems, HP, HelloTech, and Inspire.


  • Jacob Atalla, VP, Sustainability, KB Home
  • Anne Ferguson, VP, Marketing,
  • Chris Jones, CTO, iRobot
  • David Kaiserman, President, Lennar Ventures, Lennar
  • Charlie Kindel, SVP, Products and Services, Control4
  • Dennis Mathew, VP/GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast
  • Jeremy Warren, CTO, Vivint Smart Home


  • Marcio Avillez, SVP, Business Development, CUJO AI
  • Avi Barel, Director, Business Development, ULE Alliance
  • Frederic Bastien, Co-founder/CEO, Mnubo
  • Dan Berte, Director, IoT, Bitdefender
  • Brian Brackenbury, Director, Connected Products, Gentex Corporation
  • Alex Capecelatro, CEO,
  • Joseph Carangelo, Executive Director, Strategy/Innovation, Baker Electric Home Energy
  • Andy Chambers, VP, Connected Home, Assurant
  • Charles Cheevers, CTO, ARRIS representing Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Naveen Chhangani, Head, Product Management, Arlo
  • Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
  • Jeff Cutler, Chief Commercial Officer, Ada Health
  • Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee
  • Alice DeBiasio, VP/GM, Pro Security Products, Resideo
  • Kent E. Dicks, CEO/Founder, Life365
  • Drew Doleski, Senior Product Manager - IoT, Connected Home, Verisk Analytics
  • Kristi Ebong, SVP, Strategy/GM, Orbita
  • Aaron Emigh, CEO, Brilliant
  • Stephen Eyre, Area VP, Cloud & Smart Home and Business Solutions, Calix
  • Tony Frangiosa, CEO, InstallerNet
  • David Friedman, CEO, Ayla
  • Jan-Philipp Gehrmann, Director/Head, Automotive Sales & Marketing Silicon Valley, NXP
  • Chris Gibbons, Founder/CEO, The Greystone Group
  • Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz, Electronics + Environment, Energy & Utilities Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value
  • Yuval Harry, Head, Partnerships, Hippo Insurance
  • Arsham Hatambeiki, SVP, Corporate Product & Strategy, Universal Electronics
  • Chuck Hector, CRO, Papa
  • Sheila Hicks, VP/GM, Cox Homelife, Cox Communications
  • Pete Horton, VP, Market Development, Electrical Wiring Systems Division, Legrand
  • Jim Hunter, CTO, Delos
  • Chris Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Brinks Home Security
  • Brett Jurgens, CEO, Notion
  • Sean Kane, Client Engagement Manager, Mayo Clinic
  • Maria Karaivanova, Venture Investor, Madrona Venture Group
  • George Katsiris, VP Product Evangelist, Savant
  • Jochen Koedijk, CMO, ADT
  • Kevin Kraus, Director Technology and Partner Integration for Yale and August Locks, ASSA ABLOY
  • Josh Locke, Director, Sales, Essence USA
  • Soren Lorentsen, Director, Global Business Development, SmartHome IoT, Silicon Labs
  • Linus Lundberg, Google Home + Nest Business Development, Google
  • Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer, Plume Design
  • Alton Martin, SVP Growth/Co-Founder, Trusource Labs
  • Elizabeth Mathes, Director, Smart Home, The Home Depot
  • Dave Mayne, VP Product Management, Alula
  • Katie McMahon, VP/GM, SoundHound
  • James McPhail, CEO, Zen Ecosystems
  • Jeff Meredith, President/COO, Chamberlain Group
  • Dr. Alan Messer, CTO, Mojio
  • Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO/Founder, Audio Analytic
  • Spencer Moore, VP, Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring
  • Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT
  • Vaidhi Nathan, SVP Camera, AI / Analytics, IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a subsidiary of Nortek Security & Control
  • Paul Palmer, Director, Business Development, Consumer Business Unit, F-Secure
  • Wannie Park, VP, Corporate Development, Inspire
  • Joe Roberts, EVP Marketing and Innovation, Nortek Security & Control
  • Adam Sand, CEO, Shopkick
  • Ori Shaashua, Founder/CPO, Neura
  • David Shapiro, Co-Founder/CTO, Scout Alarm
  • Steve Shapiro, GM, Johnson Controls
  • Moti Shkolnik, Co-founder/CEO, Firedome
  • Renee Soulliard, CMO,
  • Mark Spates, Product Lead, Google
  • Matt Swatsky, VP, Residential Mid-Market Business, Lutron
  • Linden Tibbets, Chief Design Officer, IFTTT
  • David Wechsler, Sr. Director Channels/Partnerships, Comcast
  • Eric West, Strategy & Partnerships, Ford Smart Mobility
  • Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting
  • Matt Wolf, Head, Partnerships, SimpliSafe
  • Brett Worthington, SVP, Business Development, Frontdoor
  • Kellen Xu, Director, Global Business Development, Samsung SmartThings
  • Syed Zaidi, CEO, Frontpoint

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CONNECTIONS™ hosts more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries.

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