The Connected Consumer

The Connected Consumer

This podcast is all about Parks Associates’ data-driven market insights on emerging consumer technology products and services - featuring our talented analyst team and industry leaders bringing new and innovative products to market. In this podcast, you’ll get an inside look at the latest industry trends focused on the connected consumer, home automation and security, energy management, connected health and independent living, and digital content and video services.

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May 20, 2022 3 min

In this episode, host Rosey Ulpino Sera gives listeners an inside scoop of Parks Associates 26th annual CONNECTIONS conference happening from May 17-19, 2022 at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Texas. The executive event features Parks Associates' consumer and industry research along with insights from leading technology and service companies on trends driving home technology adoption, attitudes around data privacy, and business model ...

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In this episode, we will listen in on an interactive panel from a recent session of our CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference. This session brings together industry players from the pro-service channels and hear directly about the challenges of connectivity and incorporating smart home technology into offerings.

The topic is Smart Home Tech and the Pros: View from the Channel

The panel moderator is Parks Associate's...

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In this episode, hosts Chris White and Rosey Sera are joined by Parks Associates' Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, and Ashton Gambrell, Strategic Account Manager, Events & Marketing Services to chat about their experience and participation at ISC West 2022.

About Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates:
As President, Elizabeth supports all teams within Parks Associates, a woman- and family-owned market resea...

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In this episode of the smart spaces series, hosts are joined by guest speakers from Technicolor Matt Newman, Director of Product Management, and Patrick Goemaere, Chief Architect Cloud Services Connected Home CTO Office. Listen in on a great conversation as they address the demand and growth of IoT edge solutions in smart apartments and dorms.

Download Parks Associates' complimentary whitepaper, Simplifying the IoT Edge: Smart S...

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In this episode, hosts Chris White and Rosey Sera dive into the latest OTT, Pay-TV, and Digital Media news with Parks Associates' Director of Research, Paul Erickson.

About Paul Erickson, Research Director, Parks Associates:
With more than 20 years of technology industry experience and over 15 as an analyst, Paul Erickson’s coverage has spanned connected consumer electronics, pay & broadcast TV, digital & physical media, ...

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In this episode, hosts Chris White and Rosey Sera are joined by Parks Associates' Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, and Jennifer Kent, Vice President of research and talk about their experience and participation at  KBIS 2022.

About Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates:
Jennifer manages the research department and Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. Jennifer al...

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In this episode, host Chris White reflects on CES 2022 with Parks Associates' Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Kristen Hanich, Director of Research, and Paul Erickson, Director of Research.

About Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates:
Jennifer manages the research department and Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. Jennifer also leads and advises on syndicate...

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In this episode, host Rosey Ulpino Sera and Parks Associates' President and Chief Marketing Officer, Elizabeth Parks,  talk about the latest CES 2022 Tech Trends, her experience at the research firm's CONNECTIONS Summit and so much more!

Twitter ID: @Elizparks

As President, Elizabeth supports all teams within Parks Associates, a woman- and family-owned market research and consulting firm. She oversees research topics and ...

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In this episode, host Rosey Ulpino Sera chats with Parks Associates' Sr. Operations Director, Nick Thrash,  about the Networking reception at CONNECTIONS Summit at CES 2022!

Twitter ID: @NickThrash1

Nick's primary duties are handling the logistics for Parks Associates’ events and marketing efforts. He organizes and maintains vendor relationships for all trade shows that Parks Associates participates in, including CEDIA an...

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In this episode, hosts Rosey Ulpino Sera and Chris White chat with Parks Associates' Director of Research, Paul Erickson,  about his experience as a judge for CES 2022 Innovation Awards and announcements in the entertainment space!

Twitter ID: @PaulEricksonAV

With more than 20 years of technology industry experience and over 15 as an analyst, Paul Erickson’s coverage has spanned connected consumer electronics, pay & broad...

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In this episode, Parks Associates' Senior Marketing Manager, Hailey Laughlin, and host Rosey Ulpino Sera, discuss the top tech trends and innovations emerging from CES 2022. Color-changing cars, NFTs and the metaverse are all hot topics!

Hailey's primary role at Parks Associates is assisting with video marketing, social media, event attendee marketing, and event logistics. In addition, Hailey contributes to marketing efforts...

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In this episode, Parks Associates' Vice President of Marketing, Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein, shares her thoughts on CONNECTIONS Summit 2022 at CES as well as more info on the firm's 16th annual research and industry event's networking reception on Day 2.

Mindi Sue plays a primary role in Parks Associates event management, including Parks Associates-hosted events and the outside events the company participates in. Sh...

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In this episode, you'll get an inside scoop on the latest at CES 2022 as they bring the industry back together to experience the next generation of innovation and Parks Associates' 16th annual CONNECTIONS Summit.  Join hosts Rosey Ulpino-Sera and Chris White chat about his experience at CES and new exciting announcements on Day 1.

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December 2, 2021 62 min
In this episode, we will listen in on an interactive panel from a recent session of our CONNECTIONS virtual series, which is our executive conference is focused on the connected home and IoT devices.

The topic is The Promise of the Smart Home.

The panel moderator is Parks Associate's VP of research, Jennifer Kent, and panelists dive into consumer preferences for smart home control and UI, trends in interoperability and standards,...
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November 4, 2021 20 min

In this episode, we will chat about the latest updates on the MDU smart home market with guest speaker Patrice Samuels, our very own senior research manager.

Patrice covers smart home products and services and leads Parks Associates Smart Home Tracker. This is our quarterly document that keeps clients informed of industry developments and competitive shifts across more than 10 smart home product markets. She also leads digital home...

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October 14, 2021 32 min

In this episode, dive into hot topics about IoT and Climate Change with guest speaker Rob Conant, VP of Software and Ecosystem for Infineon Technologies. Throughout the episode, they covered the latest tech innovations in the sensor and energy efficiency space within the smart home, MDUs, transportation, and more. 

Join us at Infineon's virtual OktoberTech 2021 event on October 21st! Don't miss a great collection of visiona...

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September 16, 2021 69 min

In this episode, we will listen in on an interactive panel from a recent session of our CONNECTIONS virtual series, which is our executive conference is focused on the connected home and IoT devices.

The topic is State of Home Security Market 

The panel moderator is Parks Associate's president, Elizabeth Parks, and panelists dive into the state of the residential security market, talk through critical trends impacting industry st...

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In this episode, we will shift over to the marketing world (my personal favorite) by listening in to our recent B2B marketing webinar featuring Parks Associates’ very own president, vice president of marketing, and other key industry PR and marketing leaders. This webinar highlights content marketing strategies and insights on how to stand out in this digital age and capture the attention of a variety of audiences through executive...

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August 10, 2021 39 min

In this episode, hosts Chris White and Rosey Ulpino chat about Expanding Access to Inclusive Tech with guest speaker Brook McCall, Senior Director of Tech Access Initiative at the United Spinal Association.

Brook brings tech industry minds and thought leaders from the mobility disability community together for essential conversations and collaboration, fostering mutual understanding and driving needed innovation.

For more informati...

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July 27, 2021 39 min

Listen in on an interactive panel session from Parks Associates latest Connected Health Summit virtual series. This executive conference is focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.

This interactive panel is moderated by our Senior Analyst Kristen Hanich and focuses on Artificial Intelligence and Personalization in Medicine featuring executives from Ada Health, Optum, Nuance Commun...

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