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May 23, 2017 - 09:00 AM - May 25, 05:00 PM
Parks Associates
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333, Bayshore Hwy

ZIP: 94010
Phone: 650-347-1234


Parks Associates will host the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 23-25, 2017.

In the 20+ years that Parks Associates has hosted CONNECTIONS™, the connected home has evolved from a high-end concept toward a mass-market opportunity with incredible revenue potential. Today several high-profile market disruptions are emerging as a result of broadband adoption, smartphone usage, and consumer expectations for connectivity solutions that provide a personalized experience.

  • Nearly three-fourths of U.S. broadband households now have an Internet-connected entertainment device.
  • Nearly 20% of U.S. broadband households own a smart home device.
  • Nearly 90% of U.S. broadband households own a smartphone and 65% own both a smartphone and a tablet.

See what past speakers and attendees are saying about CONNECTIONS™events.

Past CONNECTIONS™ Speaker List

The executive research conference includes presentations from Parks Associates' leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries. CONNECTIONS™ is the only connected home event to focus on the use cases and emerging business models that will successfully engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries - including smart home, connected entertainment, and mobile ecosystems. The audience is top executives, media, and thought leaders in the digital living markets. Presentations include information and analysis on the following subjects:

  • Business Models and New Use Cases
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Innovations Creating New Opportunities
  • Reinvention of the CE Industry
  • Technology Platforms and Services

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact [email protected] or call 972-490-1113.

Who attends CONNECTIONS™?

CONNECTIONS™ attracts high-level executives from start-ups, Fortune 500, venture capitalists, public relations, and media companies.

2016 CONNECTIONS Attendees

2016 CONNECTIONS Attendees   2016 Attendees by Title - CONNECTIONS

Onsite Media Policies

Photography & Filming at CONNECTIONS™. Conference host Parks Associates will capture professional photographs, audio, and video during the conference. Attendees hereby grant Parks Associates and its representatives permission to photograph and/or record them at the conference and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Photography, Live Streaming or Recording Usage by Attendees. Audio recordings, video recordings, and live streaming are not permitted without the prior written consent of Parks Associates. All requests for press passes must be made in advance of the conference to Passes may be available at event registration based on need and availability. Press credentials are required for the issuance of a press pass, and Parks Associates requires that a copy of all published material be submitted prior to approval.

Over 650 executives attend from the following industries:

  • Internet of Things
  • New media
  • Digital entertainment and gaming
  • Home networks
  • Internet and television services
  • Software and middleware
  • Smart home
  • Digital health
  • Mobile applications and services
  • Consumer electronics
  • Home control systems and security
  • Energy management

What types of products are exhibited?
Software, hardware, middleware, services, and corollary products for Digital Entertainment, Home Networking, Home Systems, Broadband Access, Residential Gateways, Energy Management, and Mobile Entertainment.

Session Information

CONNECTIONS™ sessions offer a mix of market research, analysis, and industry insight. This approach is unique among conferences and necessary to capture the complexity of the Digital Living space and to see the opportunities in these interconnected markets.

The CONNECTIONS™ agenda is composed of three different types of sessions, with Parks Associates' expert analyst moderating all sessions:

features multiple keynote presentations. Keynote Speakers address overarching market issues and developments. Submissions are welcome. CEO-level executives typically present the event Keynotes.

Plenary/Whole-audience Sessions
features at least three whole-audience sessions. These presentations address concepts and strategies important to the industry sectors under discussion. These speaking opportunities are reserved for big ideas and cross-industry topics. Sr. VP-level speakers or higher participate in these sessions.

Concurrent/Panel Sessions
CONNECTIONS™ runs multiple tracks during the conference focused on targeted topics so that the event maintains its unique perspective on current Digital Living areas while looking forward to the next wave of innovation and consumer adoption. Expert analysts moderate concurrent sessions, which feature corporate executives, journalists and editors, and Parks Associates analysts and executives.

Past Agendas

Past topic tracks included Content & Services, Home Controls, Connected CE, and Support & Management.  The agenda provides a sharp focus on specific topics while maintaining a broad overview of the Digital Living space, so attendees can see the opportunities in the linkages.

CONNECTIONS™ has a rich history of top-notch speaker, robust sessions, and high-level discourse.


CONNECTIONS™ 2017 will take place May 23-25, 2017. 

If you cannot access the online registration form, please contact [email protected] or call 972-490-1113.

Price: $1,500 ($1,800.00 after 4/1/2017)
Past Attendee Rate: $1,500
Client Service Rate: $1,250

May 23 Workshops:

Smart Home: $700
Connected Entertainment and OTT: $700
Digital Health: $700

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