Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Big Data and Connected CE a key focus at CONNECTIONS™ at CTIA

Complimentary research sessions open to CTIA attendees

Parks Associates announced today the research firm will host two special analyst sessions at CONNECTIONS™ on May 21 and 22, "Big Data and Analytics" and "The Changing Connected CE Environment." The two sessions are complimentary to all qualified attendees at CTIA 2013 and will precede the CTIA keynotes featuring executives from Alcatel-Lucent, Adobe, Deutsche Telekom, General Motors, MicroStrategy, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Rovio Entertainment Ltd., SocialRadar, Target, Telefónica S.A., U.S. Cellular, and Walmart.

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA on May 20-23 in Las Vegas, focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer.

"Big Data and Analytics" features Tom Kerber, director, research, home controls and energy, Parks Associates, May 21, 8:30 a.m.

"The Changing Connected CE Environment" features Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates, May 22, 8:30 a.m.

“Wireless devices are powerful tools that enhance our work and personal lives, yet we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of mobile technologies’ capabilities and benefits," said CTIA VP and Show Director Rob Mesirow. "Attendees of the CONNECTIONS™ co-located conference at CTIA 2013 will get a better sense of how big data and connected consumer products are becoming closer to reality for today’s consumers, who recognize the advantages of being able to do everything from remote monitor their homes’ energy usage to watch and record security systems  in their homes.”

"The data from connected products and systems is the key that will unlock new products, features, and applications," Kerber said. "Data analytics will transform the connected home into the smart home."

"Forty-four percent of tablet owners increased their video viewing on this device over the past year, and 32% of smartphone owners report a similar increase," Sappington said. "Ownership of connected and mobile CE has fundamentally changed consumer habits, pushing the number of U.S. online video viewers to more than 190 million by 2017. At CONNECTIONS™, we will examine the implications of connected CE proliferation and its ripple effect in multiple areas, including content licensing, user interfaces, and broadband and value-added services."

CONNECTIONS™ also features keynotes from AT&T, Parks Associates, Samsung, and Starz.

Sponsors are Cisco, Sprint, Allegro, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Sutherland Global Services, UpdateLogic, Amdocs, Arrayent, Asurion, MphasiS, Net2TV, Qresolve, Sigma Designs,, AlertMe, Linear, and HomePlug Alliance.

To RSVP for the complimentary sessions, go to

Contact, 972-490-1113, for sponsorship information. For information, visit and follow event updates on Twitter with the hashtag #connus13. Members of the press are invited to attend.


Parks Associates' 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference in May 2022 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2022. The event focuses on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2022 features an in-person conference on May 17-19, 2022, with virtual sessions on February 16, April 14, August 18, October 20, and November 10. For more information, contact, call 972-490-1113, visit

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