DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Parks Associates announced today that Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing of iControl Networks, will present the closing keynote at the 18th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on Wednesday, May 14 at 4:45 P.M. During the keynote, entitled "The Internet of Toothbrushes? A Look at the Connected Home Market," Roberts will present consumer insights about drivers and barriers to smart home adoption and provide perspective on innovations that will ignite continued market growth momentum. 

"A leader in the smart home technology market, iControl Networks just last week announced the company's acquisition of Blacksumac's home security solution, Piper, expanding its range of connected home products," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Greg Roberts' keynote at CONNECTIONS™ will be invaluable to our attendees in understanding the current state of the market and where it is headed."

CONNECTIONS™, a three-day executive conference focused on critical business issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, and service markets for consumers, will take place May 13-15 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.

"We're thrilled to be a part of this year's CONNECTIONS™ conference, along with an impressive array of smart home technology start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, to discuss what's at the forefront of this anticipated $71 billion Internet of Things market," Roberts said.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsor Cisco; Reception Sponsor iControl Networks; Silver Sponsors Amdocs, Lowe's, and Qualcomm; Bronze Sponsors ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI Licensing, Logitech Harmony, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Support.com, and Z-Wave; Breakfast Sponsors Ayla Networks, and GreenWave Reality; and Break Sponsors AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear, and SmartRG.

For more information, please visit www.connectionsconference.com or www.icontrol.com.

The 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Hosted by research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ features research presentations, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries.

The event provides interactive discussions, data on consumer trends, and market analysis, with strategic insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. The event also features a showcase area where attendees can preview demos from event sponsors.

For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, or visit www.connectionsconference.com. Press passes are available.

About iControl Networks
iControl Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. iControl is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper Home Awareness device for consumers. iControl is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Partner Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about iControl Networks and Piper, visit www.icontrol.com and www.getpiper.com.

Contact Information:

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates

Amanda Moss
Finn Partners for iControl Networks