Intel's GM to keynote at CONNECTIONS

by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | May. 20, 2010

INTEL's GM for Retail CE, Wilfred Martis, will be the new keynote at the CONNECTIONS Digital Living Conference June 8-10 in Santa Clara. He will be discussing "Smart TVs: Ready for Primetime."

Martis joins other keynotes including:

-- Joseph Ambeault, Director, Product Development & Management, VERIZON - The Service Provider and the Connected Home
-- Scott Birnbaum, VP, SAMSUNG - TV Technology in the New Age of Consumer Buying
-- Mitch Singer, CTO, SONY - Entertainment in a Connected World

Nearly 20% of U.S. broadband households have a PC-to-TV connection and the vast majority is using a DIY solution (like game consoles) to stream online video. Parks Associates forecasts Web-connected consumer electronics will grow from 57 million devices in 2009 to more than 200 million by 2013, with Web-connected TV shipments exceeding 80 million units by 2013.

For advanced advertising, U.S. revenues for online video advertising will exceed $1.3 billion in 2010. Almost 50% of heads-of-household aged 18-34 indifferent to targeted advertising, while 42% aged 25-54 and 25% aged 55 or older are similarly neutral.

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