Parks Associates Announces 10th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and Smart Home

  • Posted by Julia Homier
  • April 21, 2015 2:23 PM BST
Deutsche Telekom, Honeywell, Liberty Global, Sutherland Global, Telecom Italia, and Telefónica join Advisory Board

Dallas, Texas, April 21, 2015 - Parks Associates today announced the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home will be held November 10-11, 2015, in Amsterdam. The Advisory Board, including executives fromDeutsche Telekom, Honeywell, Liberty Global, Sutherland Global, Telecom Italia, and Telefónica, will help guide the agenda topics on the Internet of Things, connected entertainment, video services, and the smart home.

“Some European countries have outpaced the U.S. in adoption of smart TVs, so consumer demand for connected solutions is a global trend,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Entertainment and the smart home have transitioned to on-demand functionality, and all companies active in the connected home must adjust their solutions accordingly. CONNECTIONS™ Europe focuses on the best strategies to remain relevant in the future and to leverage current trends to create new revenues.”

The executive summit has early sponsorship support from Icontrol Networks, Prodea Systems, ROC-Connect, Tyco, and Z-Wave. The 2015 Advisory Board includes:

  • Deutsche Telekom – Holger Knoepke, Vice President
  • Honeywell – Mario Moura, General Manager, Home Comfort & Energy Systems EMEA
  • Liberty Global – Mark Giesbers, VP Video Products
  • Sutherland Global – Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Client Engagement, Global Head SmartLeap™ Practice
  • Telecom Italia – Cian Paolo Balboni, Strategy & Innovation, Head, Future Centre
  • Telefónica – Alfredo Serret, Global Director Digital Home Services

The Speaker Submission form is available on the event website. CONNECTIONS™ Europe topics include:

  • Defining the Connected Home: Entertainment, Smart Home, & Health
  • Innovative Partnerships: Opening New Opportunities in the Connected Home
  • IoT: Transforming Innovations into Consumer Value Propositions
  • Unlocking the Value of Personalization: Big Data vs. Privacy
  • Standards and Interoperability: Creating Competition through Cooperation
  • Wearables and Connected Health Opportunities
  • OTT and Pay TV Bundles – Defining the Future TV provider
  • The Next Market Opportunities on the TV Landscape: 4K & OTT
  • Evolution of Content Access: Cloud-based CE and Video Services
  • Integrating IoT into Smart Home Platforms
  • Next-Gen Consumer Support: Connected Devices and IoT
  • Integrating OTT Content with Service Provider Platform

Data highlights from Parks Associates’ European research include:

  • Among broadband households, 57% in the U.K., 29% in Spain, and 24% in Germany subscribe to an OTT service.
  • Awareness of TV Everywhere among pay-TV subscribers stands at 23% in the U.K., 29% in Spain, and 12% in Germany.
  • Global OTT video service subscription revenues will increase from $8.8 billion in 2014 to $19.2 billion in 2019.

For information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst, contact Holly Sprague at, 720.987.6614.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe is the leading annual executive conference on the connected home and IoT ecosystems. The two-day event features consumer research and high-level analysis on connected devices and services, new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, and critical challenges in driving consumer adoption of entertainment, smart home, and IoT solutions.