Parks Associates hosts tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home

  • Posted by Julia Homier
  • November 9, 2015 3:28 PM GMT
Executive conference in Amsterdam addresses the Internet of Things and connected consumers in Europe and worldwide

Dallas, Texas, November 9, 2015 – Research firm Parks Associates will host over 200 industry executives this week in Amsterdam at the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home. The executive summit takes place 10-11 November in Amsterdam. Media are invited to attend.

What:        CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home

Date:         10-11 November

Where:     NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Press registration:



“The EU vs. U.S. Smart Home Market: Differences and Opportunities,” Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, Icontrol Networks – Tuesday, 10 November, 10:15

“From Connected to Thoughtful: How Technology is Transforming the Future of the Home,” François Girodolle, Head, Product Partnerships, Nest Europe, Nest Labs, Inc. – Tuesday, 10 November, 15:30

“TV RE[DEFINED],” Christian Kurz, SVP Research, Insights and Reporting, Viacom International Media Networks – Wednesday, 11 November, 9:15

“Fireside Chat – Understanding Early Adopters: Next Stage of the Connected Home,” Holger Knoepke, VP Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG, and Mario Moura, GM Home Comfort & Energy Systems EMEA, Honeywell

Parks Associates European research shows:

  • Approximately 9% of broadband households in the U.K., Germany, Spain, and France own a smart home device.
  • 11% of U.K. broadband households own a home control system, compared to 10% in France and Spain and 8% in Germany.
  • 45% of Western European broadband households own a smart TV, with the highest percentage in Germany.
  • 8% of U.K. broadband households have a smart watch.
  • 15% of Western European broadband households own a streaming media player.

Event sponsors include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, Ayla Networks, MivaTek, and Zipato.

For information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_EU and hashtag #CONNEU15. 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.