CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer features keynotes from Amazon, Centrica, Deutsche Telekom, and Philips Lighting

Conference focuses on key smart home topics, including voice, consumer privacy, AI, and channel strategies

Dallas, Texas, UNITED STATES

DALLAS, Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International IoT research firm Parks Associates today announced the speaker list for the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 1-2 November 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. Speakers will discuss key strategies to drive EU consumer engagement in smart home and IoT solutions. The research firm notes sales of networked cameras in Germany will exceed two million units in 2020.

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“The IoT and connected home markets in Europe are trending in a positive direction, but potential barriers still include low consumer familiarity, privacy concerns, high upfront costs, and unclear value propositions,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “Success requires rethinking of many traditional revenue, service models, and product categories. CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers are the leaders in innovative thinking and design to drive these markets forward.”

“The most natural interface for people is voice, so it's only logical that we capitalize on voice throughout the smart home," said Tali Chen, CVP, Corporate Development and Chief Evangelist, DSP Group. "Smart homes will advance at a much faster pace with gateway voice devices, and users will have a much better experience given recent advances in technology and the proliferation of these IoT devices. We are thrilled to be driving this evolution with voice and ULE chipsets enabling the next generation of voice-enabled devices. CONNECTIONS™ Europe is the perfect event to showcase our expertise and leading presence in the smart home and IoT space.”


  • Matthias Mieves, Head, New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Max Amordeluso, Chief Evangelist, EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon
  • George Yianni, Head, Technology – Home Systems, Philips Lighting
  • Sudeep Maitra, Global VP, Strategy and Development, Centrica Connected Home


  • Riffat Amin, VP, European Operations, Prodea
  • Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance
  • Dan Radu Berte, Director, IoT, Bitdefender
  • Dave Boundy, Director, IOT Innovation, Intel
  • Robert Byrne, European Business Development Manager, Trusource Labs
  • Olivier Carmona, Director, Business Development, AwoX
  • Tali Chen, CVP, Corporate Development and Chief Evangelist, DSP Group
  • Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA, ARRIS
  • Aurelien Couderc, Strategic Market Manager, Home & Lifestyle Services, Allianz Worldwide Partners
  • Lee Crossley, Chief Software Officer, Presciense
  • Charles Dawes, Sr. Director, International Marketing, TiVo
  • Matthieu de Broca, International Business Development Director, Overkiz, subsidiary of Somfy Group
  • Christian Deilmann, CEO, tado°
  • Marco Dorjee, VP Business Development & Strategy IoT, DSR
  • Jason Girardier, Area Sales Manager, CONTROL4
  • Bernd Grohmann, EVP, eQ-3 AG
  • Kai Hackbarth, Evangelist, Bosch Software Innovations
  • Scott Henry, Director, HomeServe
  • Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist/Evangelist, Greenwave Systems
  • Kristian Järnefelt, EVP, F-Secure
  • David Jones, Senior Director Business Development, Irdeto
  • Yann Lechelle, COO, Snips
  • Cees Links, GM Wireless Connectivity, Qorvo/Zigbee Alliance
  • Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director EMEA, Eagle Eye Networks
  • Tom Meijeraan, Co-founder & CPO, Triggi
  • Chris Mitchell, CEO & Founder, Audio Analytic
  • Daniel Moneta, EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks
  • Mario Moura, VP and GM - Homes EMEA, Honeywell
  • Iñigo Orduña, Senior UX + UI,
  • Josh Pederson, Director, Product Management, Ayla Networks
  • Jorge Perdomo, SVP, Corporate Strategy & Development, MivaTek
  • Nigel Pugh, CEO, IMONT
  • David Rimmer, Regional Business Development Manager – Europe,
  • Livia Rosu, Chief Marketing, HomeGrid Forum
  • Omer Sagi, Director, Business Development, Smart Access Solutions, ASSA ABLOY
  • Jennifer Sewell, Head, Product Marketing, mnubo
  • Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect
  • Christopher Schouten, Head, IoT Security Marketing, Kudelski Security
  • Espen Schrøder, COO, sfty
  • Cecilia Sevillano, Head, Smart Home Solutions, Swiss Re
  • Mark Spates, Product, Google
  • Guido Stein, Director, Brand & Strategy, Nuon
  • Nathan Taylor, EMEA - GM, CUJO
  • Lukas Tobis, Head, Sales, Western Europe, Fibaro
  • Marcel Timmer, CPO/COO, Quby
  • Musa Unmehopa, Vice Chairman, Board of Director, Zigbee Alliance; Senior Director, Standards & Regulations, Philips Lighting
  • Bram van der Wal, Product Owner - Smart Home, Smart Energy & IoT, Essent
  • Joep van Eijden, Z-Wave Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs
  • Antti Vihavainen, Partner, Business Development, Cozify
  • Jeff Weiner, VP, Product, Marketing and Sales, Mersoft
  • Rafi Zauer, Head, Marketing, Essence

Contact Julia Homier,, 972-996-0214, for research and meeting requests.

The CONNECTIONS™ Europe executive conference focuses on the impact of IoT on consumers.

Julia Homier
Parks Associates