Parks Associates research shows that 55% of U.S. broadband households find it appealing to use voice control to control or understand the status of connected devices. The international IoT research firm will address voice-first strategies and use cases driving adoption of connected products in Europe at the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer, 1-2 November 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.

“The act of ‘waking up’ a personal assistant by simply calling its name is a natural and intrinsic way of interacting with devices and has facilitated a robust user experience,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “The strong consumer response to voice control and voice-based technologies is driving ecosystem players to expand the voice-first landscape, as voice provides a natural gateway to smart home products. Integrating voice-enabled capabilities and features will lead to greater smart home adoption throughout the U.S. and Europe.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe feature more than 200 industry executives in an intimate networking environment. CONNECTIONS™ Europe also features the following keynotes:

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

Conference sponsors include Homematic IP, Qorvo, Amazon Alexa, ASSA ABLOY, Ayla Networks, Deutsche Telekom, Essence, Greenwave Systems, iQor, Mersoft, mnubo, ROC-Connect, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, Z-Wave, the Zigbee Alliance, and MivaTek.

For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or to request specific research data, contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.