Speaker list announced for CONNECTIONS Europe

Parks Associates, an international IoT firm, today announced the speaker list for the 12th annual CONNECTIONS Europe, to be held at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel on the 1-2 November 2017.

Speakers will discuss key strategies to drive EU consumer engagement in smart home and IoT solutions.

The speakers include:

  • Riffat Amin, president for European operations, Prodea
  • Avi Barel, business development director, ULE Alliance
  • Dan Radu Berte, director for IoT, Bitdefender
  • Dave Boundy, director for IOT innovation, Intel
  • Robert Byrne, European business development manager, Trusource Labs
  • Olivier Carmona, director for business development, AwoX
  • Tali Chen, CVP, corporate development, DSP Group
  • Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA, ARRIS
  • Aurelien Couderc, strategic marketing manager, Allianz Worldwide Partners
  • Lee Crossley, chief software officer, Presciense
  • Charles Dawes, director for international marketing, TiVo
  • Matthieu de Broca, international business development director, Overkiz, subsidiary of Somfy Group
  • Christian Deilmann, CEO, tado
  • Marco Dorjee, vice-president business development and 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, 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, vice-president, Honeywell
  • Iñigo Orduña, senior UX + UI, Accedo.tv
  • Josh Pederson, director for product management, Ayla Networks
  • Jorge Perdomo, senior vice-president, MivaTek
  • Nigel Pugh, CEO, IMONT
  • David Rimmer, business development manager, HomeGrid Forum
  • Omer Sagi, Director, business development, ASSA ABLOY
  • Jennifer Sewell, head of product marketing, mnubo
  • Marcus Scheiber, CEO, ROC-Connect
  • Christopher Schouten, head of IoT, Kudelski Security
  • Espen Schrøder, COO, sfty
  • Cecilia Sevillano, head of home solutions, Swiss Re
  • Mark Spates, product, Google
  • Guido Stein, brand and strategy director, Nuon
  • Nathan Taylor, EMEA, CUJO
  • Lukas Tobis, head of sales, Fibaro
  • Marcel Timmer, CPO/COO, Quby
  • Musa Unmehopa, vice Chairman and senior director, Philips Lighting
  • Bram van der Wal, product owner , Essent
  • Joep van Eijden, business development, Sigma Designs
  • Antti Vihavainen, business development, Cozify
  • Jeff Weiner, vice-president, Mersoft
  • Rafi Zauer, head of marketing, Essence

Elizabeth Parks, senior vice-president at Parks Associates, said: “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.

“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.”

Tali Chen, CVP at DSP Group, added: “The most natural interface for people is voice, so it’s only logical that we capitalise on voice throughout the smart home.

“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.

Chen also noted CONNECTIONS Europe is the “perfect” event to showcase expertise and leading presence in the smart home and IoT space.

Written from press release by Leah Alger