GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earth Networks announced today that its Senior Vice President & General Manager of WeatherBug Home, Amena Ali, will speak at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 24-26, in San Francisco. Ms. Ali will participate in the session “Service Providers and Device Makers: Smart Home Friends or Foes?” on Tuesday May 24th, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. WeatherBug Home is also a Bronze Sponsor for the event.
The interactive panel session, moderated by Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates and sponsored by Icontrol Networks, examines how services and technologies are impacting the smart home and connected consumer. The panel addresses the complex relationship between the device and service ecosystems and explores whether one needs the other to integrate successfully into the smart home. Parks Associates research shows nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart home product in 2016, and two-thirds already have at least one Internet-connected entertainment device.
“Earth Networks believes that catapulting smart home products and services from early adopter phase to mass adoption requires an ecosystem that allows for seamless integration,” Ali notes. “For that reason we welcome this panel discussion at CONNECTIONS, and the opportunity to join other industry leaders in examining how service providers and device makers can work together to deliver on the smart home market’s full potential.”
Parks Associates will host the 20th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 24-26, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, CA. The event brings together 650+ industry leaders and analysts to discuss use cases and emerging business models for new technology products and services that engage consumers in the converging IoT industries—including smart home, connected entertainment, and mobile ecosystems.
At CONNECTIONS™, the Parks Associates research team presents consumer adoption and forecasts of new products and services, evaluates new business strategies, and shares concrete recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services.
“The IoT and connected home vision is a complex mix of safety, security, comfort, convenience, entertainment, personalization, and data-backed intelligence, and for two decades, CONNECTIONS™ has explored the best strategies for technologies and businesses to realize this vision for consumers,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “We look forward to having WeatherBug Home join this year’s event.”
WeatherBug Home has been assembling the most robust IoT-centric ecosystem of smart home partners in the industry, including Honeywell, Comcast, Nest, Emerson, ecobee and utility providers. WeatherBug Home’s unique thermodynamic model approach enables significant consumer energy efficiency savings and intelligent demand response through the optimization and automated control of HVAC systems, appliances and more.
Information about CONNECTIONS™ is available at http://www.connectionsus.com. Press passes for the event are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass. To speak with an analyst/speaker or request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.987.6614. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and #CONNUS16.
About Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.
Parks Associates' 20th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ hosts over 650 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries and is focused specifically on strategies to fully engage consumers in the connected home experience.
The event provides networking opportunities and insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Parks Associates research team highlights the firm’s research throughout the event, including technology adoption and trends, forecasts of new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services. Throughout the three-day event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.