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LAKE FOREST, Calif. (May 7, 2015) – Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announced that Larry Goldman, Director, North American Sales & Business Development, will participate as a speaker at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, in San Francisco. Goldman will participate in the session, Internet of Things: Innovations and New Value Propositions. The session will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:15 p.m. (PDT).

The interactive panel session, moderated by Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates, begins with the premise that OEMs have multiple options through smart products to extend value as they strive to enhance the consumer experience and expand business models. This session examines how sensors and value-added services are changing the competitive landscape.

Parks Associates will host the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, CA. The event brings together industry leaders in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries to critical issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, smart home, and service markets for consumers.

“Our research shows significant growth and opportunities in IoT and connected home market segments,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS™ will focus on consumer research and market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.”

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The 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ hosts over 400 executives in the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries in an intimate networking environment. The event provides networking opportunities and insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Parks Associates research analysts moderate each session, which feature consumer research on adoption and trends, forecasts of new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and concrete 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.

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