Upcoming Industry Events

Parks Associates is supporting the 4th annual Distribution Automation Europe.

The Global Distribution Automation market has been witnessing the increase in mergers and acquisitions. However, the lack of product differentiation could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. It is against this backdrop that SMi's 4th annual conference will enable delegates to meet and network with utilities and gather information. This year's event will feature an array of European utilities who are behind the latest DA innovation and investment such as Union Fenosa Distribucion, Scottish Power, Alliander, UK Power Networks, E.ON Innovation Center Distribution, Scottish and Southern Power Distribution and Electricity North West.

Distribution Automation Europe
When: September 29-30, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom

Tom Kerber, Director of Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be speaking on the "Customer Technology" on Monday, September 29, at 3:30 PM. While ERCOT’s market is praised for the proliferation of both electric retailers and product choice, the looming "Internet of Things”, the nascent interest of Apple, Google, Samsung and other high-growth technology companies, all capable of bringing the potential of big/thick data to the market, portends a virtuous cycle of innovation centered on customer engagement. The new market participants are raising the bar for differentiated product offerings that are “customer-centric” and bundled in a new and innovative fashion which has spurred partnerships with innovators, a number of whom are included in this panel.

Join us at 2014’s leading electric power conference for the ERCOT/Gulf Coast region. 700+ attendance expected based on last year’s fall conference attendance of 740 power professionals with approximately one-third of these attendees holding
upper level management titles ranging from CEO to Vice President. 

Gulf Coast Power Association Fall Conference
When: September 30-October 1, 2014
Where: Austin, TX

Parks Associates is supporting Self Organising Networks.

Self Organising Networks
When: October 1-2, 2014
Where: Nice, France

Parks Associates is supporting the OSP Expo.

Don’t miss the industry-leading telecom trade show for today’s rapid wireless and wireline network evolution. Telecom network professionals from more than 40 countries worldwide come for wall-to-wall activity including field trips, live demos, actionable education, thought leadership, commanding keynotes, face-to-face networking and infrastructure solutions shopping. OSP EXPO 2014 provides total access and complete connections all in one place.

OSP Expo
When: September 30 - October 2, 2014
Where: Baltimore, MD

Parks Associates is supporting TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections.

TC3 is the only executive summit where you can meet 25 telcos, review 50 new technologies, learn about countless alternate paths to market, see 10 innovation awards, leverage many pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings...all in 2 days, in an environment built to optimize networking. TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections brings together all types of companies present in the telecommunication industry, including carriers, start-ups, investors, and vendors. In true Telecom Council style, the summit is built to create a network, framework, and opportunity for these companies to connect. This year 500 strategy, scouting, and ventures executives from every corner of telecom will gather for the most important industry-wide conversation - how to get new innovation to market faster? So, engage with the most innovative companies in telecom, including Telecom Council members, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on October 1-2. Use discount code “Parks14” for 15% off registration!

TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections
When: October 1-2, 2014
Where: Mountain View, CA

Parks Associates is supporting BroadbandVision.

From the founders of TelcoTV and TelcoVision, BroadbandVision will explore and examine the broadband services, technologies, and applications that will define this industry’s future.

When: October 1-3, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV

Parks Associates is supporting Digital Media Pipeline.

This one-day conference brings together digital entertainment content owners, service providers and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers. The 2014 event is October 8 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Digital Media Pipeline
When: October 8, 2014
Where: Los Angeles, CA

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be speaking during the session "Understanding the Potential of 4K on the User Experience" on Wednesday, October 15 at 4:25-4:45 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting TV Xperience World.

TV Xperience returns to New York this October. This year’s show will focus on the evolution of telco business models, and the way major cable and telco operators are utilizing TV Everywhere to create new innovative user experiences. Gain insight from the biggest names including Comcast, AT&T, NBC Universal, Roku and Saatchi & Saatchi.

TV Xperience World
When: October 13-15, 2014
Where: New York, NY

Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit Asia.

An integral part of our Global MVNO Industry Summit Series, this year’s Kuala Lumpur based event focuses on the innovations and creative business models contributing to the growth of the MVNOs Asia market. With an eye on new partnerships, new ideas for targeting niche market segments, creative launch strategies and opportunities for host operators, the event will draw together case studies from across the Asian continent. This year’s big launch stories will come from China - new to the MVNO business, and bursting with potential. The China session will focus on launch details, launch prospects, and new potential for companies considering MVNO activity as an operator and as a provider. Join 250+ attendees to follow on the topical and crucial discussion and debate which filled last year’s conference room and networking areas.

MVNOs Industry Summit Asia
When: October 14-15, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Parks Associates is supporting Monetising Digital & OTT Services Asia.

Monetising Digital & OTT Services Asia showcases the telco services and telco-OTT partnerships driving the digital world. Overcoming business model challenges, BSS/OSS integration and identifying international expansion strategies, the sister event to the successful Digital Services World Congress, is the only exclusive meeting place for operators and OTTs in the Asia Pacific region. With the OTT player here to stay, mobile network operators have woken up to the fact that co-operation is necessary, and both operators and OTTs recognise that partnerships will advantage them both. However, competition still exists and how partnerships fit in with the telco’s competing digital services, is a critical question, addressed over the two days. A combination of the operator’s network management and customer reach, and the OTT’s programming and design capabilities, will bring ROI for both parties yet the steps to getting to that profitable working relationship are still unclear. Join 120+ telecom operators, OTTs and their partners within the banking, gaming, music, content and digital media sectors to identify the winning business models, approaches and technologies needed to break down the lack of partner certainty and commitment that currently threatens the monetisation of OTT communications.

Monetising Digital & OTT Services Asia
When: October 14-15, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will chair a session on Big Data as part of the 'Future Disruption' track on Wednesday 22nd October, from 2:20pm to 3:30pm.

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband World Forum.

The Broadband World Forum is the world’s largest broadband event exploring how network innovation is powering the global connected society. What’s unique about the Broadband World Forum is that it brings senior fixed and mobile telecoms executives together with global IT, media and government innovators to create an exciting and engaging community which meets, interacts and exchanges ideas on the future of our industry. 

Broadband World Forum
When: October 21-23, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Parks Associates is supporting Digital Hollywood Fall.

Digital Hollywood Fall
When: October 20-23
Where: Marina Del Rey, CA

Parks Associates is supporting the Connected Health Symposium.

The Connected Health Symposium is a change-agent conference that promotes innovative thinking and the application of personal consumer health technologies to support new models of care delivery. With a focus on trends at the intersection of technology and new models of health care delivery, the Symposium convenes thought leaders in an effort to grow the rapidly-expanding connected health marketplace. Our audience is a high-profile gathering of innovators, researchers, industry representatives and policymakers who gather for knowledge-sharing across the connected health landscape. Over 100 speakers and more than 1,000 attendees come together to define the future of care delivery and impact the day-to-day lives of patients.

Connected Health Symposium
When: October 23-24, 2014
Where: Boston, MA

Parks Associates is supporting Captivate Conference.

Captivate is founded by members of the digital media community and is a non-profit entity (501.c.6). The greater Austin community realized that several creative industries had more in common than in previous years. As technology advances industries like film, music, games and mobile are colliding at rapid pace. Captivate is embracing this convergence and looking to the future of maintaining a creative ecosystem. As business models change and the ever fickle consumer market with it, creatives need to keep pace and learn new ways of thriving.

Captivate Conference
When: October 24-26, 2014
Where: Austin, TX

Parks Associates is supporting HealthBeat.

HealthBeat 2014 will examine the many steps in the patient’s journey, from the data-driven healthcare generation looking at how information travels from medical records, to how providers use this data and cutting-edge technology to provide better care, to how institutions share it while striving to protect the privacy of a patient. 

When: October 27-28, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA

Parks Associates is supporting Rich Communication.

Rich Communication
When: October 28-29,2014
Where: Berlin, Germany

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be moderating the Case Study Program Session "Gamification & New Engagement Tools" on Tuesday, November 4 at 2:00 - 5:20 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting European Utility Week.

This is Europe's biggest and best smart utility event. The show brings you a completely re-engineered event programme, including both new formats and tested formulas with content for all levels dealing with present and future challenges. All this combined with the 350+ solution providers on the show floor will mean that 10.000 attendees will have an inspiring 3 days of business.

European Utility Week
When: November 4-6, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things Connectivity.

Internet of Things Connectivity
When: November 11-12, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom

Parks Associates is supporting Telco Energy & Infrastructure Efficiency.

Telco Energy & Infrastructure Efficiency answers telecom operators’ wish to tackle the common struggle against rising carbon emissions and energy costs across their networks and further business infrastructure. The two day event showcases international telecom operator best practice alongside the innovative new technology so strongly sought after, to identify the sustainable solutions which offer the low payback time demanded by the private sector, with minimal CAPEX and OPEX. The interactive conference incorporates stand alone presentations with panel discussions, workshop and round table sessions to discuss not only operator best practice in cleaning up their own businesses, but also the steps telecom operators are taking to clean up ICT in vertical industries, and offer alternative 'green' virtual solutions as a cost effective, environmentally friendly replacement to current materials and fuels being used.

Telco Energy & Infrastructure Efficiency
When: November 11-12, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom

Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband Traffic Management Congress.

The Broadband Traffic Management Congresss is firmly established as the industry’s leading network and service event. Welcoming global operators, OTT players and regulators, BBTM meets the increasing demand for high speed quality services through the creation of intelligent end-to-end traffic solutions. Showcasing the very latest challenges and innovative solutions in both core and radio access networks, BBTM presents key strategies for the integration of intelligence into your network.

Broadband Traffic Management Congress
When: November 12-13, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain

Parks Associates is supporting Apps World.

Developer Conference & Exhibition: Now in its 5th year, Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform event in the app industry. This year’s ExCeL event is set to be the biggest yet with over 350 exhibitors and over 12,000+ attendees including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals registered for two days of high level insight and discussion. With start up zones, targeted workshop tracks, speed meeting, one-to-one meetings, parties, and awards the event will be tackling a spectrum of issues across the app ecosystem.

Apps World
When: November 12-13, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom

Parks Associates is supporting CariCam.

CariCam is a high level networking summit that brings together key players from network operators and suppliers to discuss ways to drive forward solutions in the region. The summit combines educative content, assessing the state of the industry and identifying new areas of growth with an occasion for one to one interaction and networking. It is today the most recognized business event in the Caribbean and Central America region. The participants gained a keen sense of the dynamics of a Caribbean and Central America mobile marketplace through presentations, numerous questions and answers sessions, and more than a few social events.

When: November 17-18, 2014
Where: Miami, FL

Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the connected home ecosystem and the Internet of Things as it relates to the connected consumer. The two-day executive summit, with research and data from Parks Associates industry analysts, examines the impact of connected devices and services, including entertainment, controls, digital media, security, and cloud services, and offers insight into new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, current and future technologies, and critical issues, including privacy and interoperability, and their effect on consumer engagement.

For more information and to register for this event, visit www.connectionseurope.com.

When: November 18-19, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Parks Associates is supporting the Telco Big Data Summit.

The Telco Big Data Summit will provide key insights into the challenges and benefits of exploiting Telco Data. As the volume, velocity and variety of data traffic travelling on operator networks rises at an exponential rate, telcos are facing a bigger challenge than ever with regards to capturing, storing, processing, analysing and extracting value from their data. The question of how to maximise the value of this data is a huge one, with a myriad of perspectives, priorities and solutions to consider. Including a wide range of case studies from operators around the globe capturing the latest innovations in the big data industry, this is an event not to be missed.

Telco Big Data Summit
When: November 19-20, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain

Parks Associates is supporting OTTtv World Summit.

Now in its seventh year, the OTTtv World Summit is the major OTT focused event in the calendar. Continually attracting the biggest CXO names to its speaker line-up, OTT World Summit is the place to discuss and shape the future of the multiplatform entertainment industry.

OTTtv World Summit
When: November 17-20, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom

Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit USA.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA is the 2nd flagship event from the MVNOs Industry Summit Series covering 7 major markets (Europe, Latam, CEE, Middle East, Africa, Asia, USA). The rate of growth the event has experienced in the past 4 years has rapidly brought it up to speed with its sister event in Europe; this is now the go-to place in the US for high-level wholesale and MVNO activity. In 2012 China Telecom sat in the audience and announced their MVNO intentions a week later. In 2013, the new MVNO entrants were showcased at the event –including republic wireless, Ting, Voyager Mobile and Freedom Pop.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA
When: November 19-20, 2014`
Where: Dallas, TX

John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates will be speaking on the panel "The Emerging Connected Home Market In Canada" on November 20, at 9:00-10:00 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting HomeConnect 2014.

After years of experimenting, the dream of simplifying and improving consumers’ lives at home is becoming a reality. Yet achieving and monetizing this ecosystem has been difficult. Companies need to tackle many challenges in order to access this new market, or they will be left behind. HomeConnect 2014, Conference & Exhibition, will focus on innovative technology and business solutionsfor the connected home consumer. This event will feature talks, panel discussions, market sessions, and an innovation stream that will address critical business issues.

HomeConnect 2014
When: November 20-21, 2014
Where: Toronto, Canada

Parks Associates is supporting Carrier Network Virtualization.

Building on the success of SDN World in Barcelona in June 2013, Carrier Network Virtualization unites the leading exponents of Software Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization worldwide in SDN’s spiritual home of California, shedding fresh light on the topic from a carrier perspective.

Carrier Network Virtualization
When: December 9-11, 2014
Where: Palo Alto, California

Parks Associates is supporting the Storage Visions Conference.

Storage Visions Conference
When: January 4-5, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV

Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES.

Gain C-level insights and make some connections of your own with leading companies in the digital living space. International research firm Parks Associates presents consumer and industry trends, new business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. Hear groundbreaking research on connected devices and Smart TV, digital content and multiple platforms, value-added services and new roles for service providers, and strategies for monetizing it all.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment in the following sessions:

  • Internet of Things: Extending Value to Connected Devices
  • Consumer Demand for Next Gen TV Services
  • Consumer Usage & Entertainment App Strategies
  • The Future of Streaming Media Players
  • Holistic Tech Support for the Multiscreen Home
  • Platforms, Devices and Interoperability in the Smart Home

When: January 6, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV

Parks Associates is hosting the Smart Energy Summit.

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home.

The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

Smart Energy Summit
When: February 16-18, 2015
Where: Austin, TX

Parks Associates is supporting India m2m + iot Forum.

India m2m + iot Forum is the most premium global platform for machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, networking, branding and positioning with senior decision makers associated with machine-to-machine (m2m) and the internet of things (iot) world. The conference aims at enriching the machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of keynote sessions, panel discussions, technology showcase, dialogue and exchange forums - covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across India and the world.

India m2m + iot Forum
When: February 19-20, 2015
Where: New Delhi, India

Parks Associates is supporting Mobile World Congress.

The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives.In short, we’re on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless. The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.

Mobile World Congress
When: March 2-5, 2015
Where: Barcelona, Spain

Parks Associates is supporting IoT Asia.

IoT Asia
When: April 8-9, 2015
Where: Singapore

Parks Associates is supporting The Mobile Show Middle East.

The Mobile Show Middle East is where telcos, enterprise and government come to discover the latest innovations and buy the solutions that will enable them to capitalise on the opportunity that the mobile revolution presents for their business. 

The Mobile Show Middle East
When: May 12-13, 2015
Where: Dubai, UAE


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