Thursday, July 14, 2011

Parks Associates to present new European consumer research at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

PacketVideo, Siemens, and Technicolor early sponsors of Executive Conference

Parks Associates today announced the 6th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Cloud Services, CE & Service Provider Strategies will be held November 8-9 at the Mövenpick in Amsterdam. The executive summit, with sponsors PacketVideo, Siemens, and Technicolor, focuses on the expansion of cloud, entertainment, and value-added services and the changing roles of service providers as households adopt connected CE.

"The average broadband household in Western Europe spent over €850 on CE products in 2010, and with 30-40% now owning a connected device, the window is open for a variety of new cloud, entertainment, and connectivity solutions," said Brett Sappington, Sr. Analyst, Parks Associates. "Future purchase intentions for connected TVs, tablets, and smartphones are strong in multiple countries, and we will see a steady rise in demand for video services on these platforms. CONNECTIONS™ Europe will focus on the opportunities in developing and bundling a variety of new value-added services to align with the needs and wants of the new broadband households in Europe."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe host Parks Associates will present new consumer data covering the major countries in Western Europe, including the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Analysts will identify changes in the technology landscape and the influence of new entertainment and digital media services on business models and market strategies for a variety of ecosystem players.

The agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe will feature panel sessions with executives representing service providers, CE manufacturers, and content and distribution companies. Core topics:

  • Penetration of CE within EU households
  • Evolution of television and access services
  • Digital media habits, preferences, and trends among broadband households
  • Impact of new mobile services and platforms, including smartphones and tablets
  • Opportunities for controls and home management technologies

Premier Program Members are HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; Sigma Designs; and Technicolor.

Go to to submit a speaking proposal or contact, 972-490-1113.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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