Parks Associates announced, Comcast, Control4, KB Home and Lennar will be the keynote speakers at the 23rd annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The research firm also announced the agenda for the conference, which will take place May 21-23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Early CONNECTIONS sponsors include F-Secure,, Verisk, Rapid Response Monitoring, Cirrent, mnubo,, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, HelloTech and Inspire.

“Home security and personal safety are consistently the most appealing smart home use cases among consumers,” said Denise Ernst, VP, Parks Associates. “Consumers are also starting to recognize the benefits of smart technology in enhancing the value of their home — 45 percent of U.S. broadband households, when designing their next house, would choose one with smart technology over one without. At CONNECTIONS, we will explore technologies to advance and expand the use cases meaningful to consumers and new channels to integrate IoT solutions into the home.”

The 2019 CONNECTIONS conference will bring together more than 650 executives in an intimate networking environment and focus on innovations to improve the consumer UX and the IoT impact on multiple industries.

The event includes conference sessions on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities and value-added service design.