Parks Associates Will Host CONNECTIONS Summit at CES

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International research firm Parks Associates today announced the agenda for the 17th annual CONNECTIONS Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies, taking place in Las Vegas on January 5 at the Venetian Conference Room, in cooperation with CES 2023. The annual event features Parks Associates’ analyst team and industry players, with insights on new business models, tech advancements, and the services stemming from connected devices and services in the home.

Parks Associates’ latest consumer survey work of 10,000 internet households shows that 38% of households own at least one smart home device, up 2% from a year ago. Consumers continue to buy connected products. Twenty-seven percent of US internet households report buying a smart home device in the past 12 months, and 44% of households report intentions to purchase a smart home device in the next 12 months.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit, sponsored by Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), Johnson Controls,, Cooktop Safety, Ivani, and Rapid Response Monitoring, brings together leading executives from smart home, connected health, privacy and security, value-added services, and home security industries.

“There is so much to talk about. All channels that develop and deliver smart home products have seen new demand, with rising consumer expectations and new opportunities to deliver an integrated connected experience in the home,” said Chris White, research director, Parks Associates, and cohost of the Connected Consumer Podcast. “We are excited to bring industry leaders together to talk about the advancements in the connected home.”

The agenda includes the following sessions:

9:00 AM   Value-Added Services – Expanding Broadband 
10:00 AM   Scaling Smart Home: Smart Apartments and Smart Spaces
11:00 AM   New Era of Home Energy: EVs, Solar, Storage
1:00 PM   Smart Home Security: Automation, Response, and New Value
2:00 PM   Smart Home Platforms: Interoperability and Partnerships, sponsored by CSA Alliance
3:00 PM   Virtual Care and Independent Living: Keeping Seniors Safe 
4:00 PM   The Whole Home Experience: Use Cases, Services and Support
5:30 PM   Networking Reception

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Keally DeWitt, VP Marketing & Public Policy, GAF Energy
  • Jennifer Doctor, Senior Director, Product Management, Johnson Controls
  • Tray Leslie, Renewables & Resiliency Manager, Georgia Power Company
  • Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Head, Marketing & Member Services, Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)
  • Mehul Patel, CEO, Minim
  • Vickie Rodgers, VP and GM, Cox Communities
  • Michael Rovito, President, Dwelo
  • Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer, Nice North America
  • Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services
According to Parks Associates’ quarterly surveys of 10,000 internet households:
  • 88% have internet
  • 54% own a connected health device
  • 40% own a security solution
  • 15% own a networked camera
  • 56% own a smart TV
  • 83% subscribe to an OTT service