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CONNECTIONS™ Community Features Insights from Ericsson, InstallerNet, Nokia, Smartcar, and Uplight focused on the Connected Car

International research firm Parks Associates will feature new consumer research and insights from industry leaders representing Ericsson, InstallerNet, Nokia, Smartcar, and Uplight at the CONNECTIONS™ Community virtual event Connected Cars: Extending Functions in the Home, Wednesday, August 19, 11 a.m. CT.

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Parks Associates launched the CONNECTIONS™ Community in 2020 as an online conference and networking experience focused on the connected home and IoT industries. The CONNECTIONS™ Community will host multiple special networking events over the next three months, leading up to the main virtual conference on November 10-12, which will bring together industry leaders to network and discuss the growing smart home market.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors include Sutherland Global Services,, Bitdefender, Cox, Intellithings, Cirrent, Everise, MMB Networks, ServiceLive, Zen Ecosystems, Firedome, Inspire, Mercku, Z-Wave, Aprilaire, Gadgeon, Sprosty Network, and Wi-Charge.

Connected Cars: Extending Functions in the Home includes insights on new crossover use cases between the smart home and the connected car and explores opportunities in solutions such as home/away modes, security system integration, EV charging efficiency, personalized comfort options, and entertainment-on-the-go.

The session features the presentation “Connectivity in the Car – The Present and the Future” by visionary speaker Jai Thattil, Head of Marketing – Nokia Technologies, Nokia, followed by panel discussion “Smart Home and the Connected Car: Creating New Value,” featuring the following speakers:

  • Tony Frangiosa, President and CEO, InstallerNet
  • Sahas Katta, CEO, Smartcar
  • Stellan Öhrn, Sales Director, BTEB IoT Connected Vehicles North America, Ericsson
  • Emilie Stone, GM for Demand Management Solutions, Uplight, Inc.

“The car is a new component of home automation. When you leave to work in the morning, you don’t need to worry about turning off the lights and arming your security system. And when you get home at night, the heater turns on, and your smart kitchen starts preparing your dinner. I’m looking forward to sharing different ways in which smart homes and cars are becoming increasingly connected.” 

said Sahas Katta, CEO, Smartcar.
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