Parks Associates will host the 20th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 24-26, 2016. 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 sessions listed below are part of our Broadcasting Live program where we give attendees that cannot make it to the event the opportunity to view presentations, network with industry professionals & download valuable content. All session will be available on-demand to play back anytime you like. -Service Providers and Device Makers: Smart Home Friends or Foes? Date: 05/24/2016 09:15 AM PDT This session brings perspectives from service providers and device manufacturers to share how services and technologies are impacting the smart home and connected consumer. Panelists discuss consumer engagement and expectations in the smart home and business models in BYOD and did-it-for-me (DIFM) solutions that extend the roles of manufacturers and service providers. -Opening Keynote - Platform Disruption: Overcoming IoT Adoption Challenges Date: 05/24/2016 10:15 AM PDT Daniel Herscovici, Senior Vice President and General Manager of XFINITY Home, discusses the importance of and strategy behind unifying the consumer experience of the Internet of Things. As the use of smart home devices increases, quality customer experiences decrease. This rapid market adoption has the potential to cause industry-wide issues. Daniel discusses the solution—a disruptive platform approach that will set the standard for the future of IoT. -Driving Value with New Use Cases in the Smart Home Date: 05/24/2016 11:15 AM PDT Connectivity enables new opportunities to create value. Platform vendors and manufacturers are aggressively connecting with each other to drive value for consumers as standards groups seek to simplify the complexity of integration. This session examines the value of integration, the challenges in managing partnerships, and the opportunities to simplify and streamline integration. -Keynote - Accelerating Smart Home Adoption through Voice Control and Alexa Date: 05/24/2016 2:15 PM PDT Voice control is breaking into the smart home market in a big way. Using voice as a device and application interface enables customers to interact with smart home devices in a more intuitive way and indicates the beginning of the post-app era of consumer engagement. But what are the limits, if any, to a product that provides hands-free interface to the smart home, voice-controlled search, and now voice-controlled banking? This keynote session addresses what role voice control will play as the ecosystem of partners grows and use cases expand across traditionally separate verticals. -IoT: Protecting the Consumer Experience Date: 05/24/2016 2:45 PM PDT Security and privacy top the list of consumer concerns with connected products and systems. More than 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in services that protect privacy and manage online consumer information. This session assesses support service models that address current challenges and align customer experiences with expectations. Panelists also discuss new opportunities for service providers to holistically manage the consumer experience.