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Fifty Percent of U.S. Broadband Households Will Have at Least One Smart Home Device by 2020, According to Parks Associates

Director of Energy and Home Controls to Participate in Internet of Things World This Week

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- Tom Kerber, Director of Home Controls & Energy Research at Parks Associates, will host the analyst breakfast briefing "The Evolution of the Smart Home" and chair the session "The Smart Home" during the Internet of Things World, June 17-18, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, USA.

"Consumer adoption of smart home solutions is growing at a rapid pace," Kerber said. "Our research shows 43% of U.S. broadband households are willing to purchase a smart home package that offers home management, safety, or security features. Industry leaders are growing 100% year over year as the smart home market, which is a key segment within the Internet of Things, is booming."

The Internet of Things World, June 17-18, 2014, Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, is an independent business event dedicated to IoT anywhere in the world.

What: Tom Kerber, Director, Home Controls and Energy Research, Parks Associates, at Internet of Things World
"The Evolution of the Smart Home" Analyst Breakfast Briefing, Host
"The Smart Home" Session, Chair
When: June 17-18, 2014
Where: Crowne Plaza
Palo Alto, CA
Press Registration: http://iotworldevent.com/press-registration/
Twitter: @ParksAssociates
@TomAKerber
@IoTWorldNews
#IoTWorld

Mr. Kerber leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management, security, home networks, and the smart home ecosystem. He authors numerous reports covering the evolution of technology, partnership opportunities, and new business models. He has led projects for many Fortune 500 companies, helping clients refine smart home strategies, develop scenarios of the future of the smart home market, enhance product roadmaps, and refine specific product features.

Parks Associates is a leading smart home and Internet of Things market research firm. The company hosts several industry events each year, including the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home conference from November 18-19 in Amsterdam.

Media interviews with Tom Kerber are available at Internet of Things World. To request a meeting or specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720-987-6614.

About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions. www.parksassociates.com

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
720.987.6614
hsprague@gmail.com

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