Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES to analyze market trends and strategies for connected CE, tablets, smartphones, and video services

Intel, Rovi, Best Buy, and other industry leaders participating at executive summit at CES 2011

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the sessions and preliminary list of speakers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 6 at 2011 International CES in Las Vegas. This event provides consumer data and analysis of business and marketing strategies for operators, CE manufacturers, utilities, and communications companies delivering connected devices and advanced services and applications to consumers. 

“Parks Associates forecasts U.S. sales of nearly 60 million smartphones and more than 13 million Internet tablets, including Apple iPads, in 2011,” said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. “These products will grab attention, especially tablets as Lenovo, BlackBerry, and Motorola are launching new models, but it is equally important to focus on the services and content attached to these devices. At CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, we will look beyond the headlines and announcements to see what consumers will be doing with these devices and how they will change their video, entertainment, and communication habits.”

Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ Summit in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S206-207, during the first day of CES. Preliminary list of speakers:

  • Sean Besser, VP, Business Development, Rovi Corp.
  • Tom Bottorff, Sr. VP-Regulatory Affairs, PG&E
  • Kris Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead, Best Buy
  • Matt Carinio, Senior Business Analyst, LEVEL Studios
  • Chris Deutschen, Senior Manager, Direct Energy
  • Wynn Grubbs, VP, Sales and Marketing, PlumChoice
  • Dave Habiger, President and CEO, Sonic Solutions
  • Brian David Johnson, Futurist and Director, Future Casting and Experience Research, Intel Corporation
  • Shashidhar K, Global Practice Director, HCL Technologies
  • Chris King, Chief Regulatory Officer, eMeter Corporation
  • Woo Seung Lee, Team Manager, Media Business Planning Department, Korea Telecom
  • Scott Levine, VP, General Manager – Mobile, Blockbuster, Inc.
  • Joel Marshall, EVP, Steelhead Advertising
  • Steve McKay, CEO, Entone
  • Andy Melder, VP Business Development, Gigle Networks
  • Sean Miller, President, iTOK
  • Steve Oetegenn, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Verimatrix
  • Lawrence M. Oliva, Director of Tariffs, Programs, and Services, Southern California Edison
  • Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager, Consumer Software, PacketVideo (PV)
  • Edgar Villalpando, SVP, Marketing, ActiveVideo Networks

Summit sessions:

  • Analyst Roundtable: The Connected Home is Here!
  • Operator Strategies: Video, Services, and Support
  • Monetizing Connected Consumer Electronics
  • Executive Roundtable: The Smart Grid and the Home Area Network
  • Anytime Anywhere Entertainment & Communication – Mobile Applications
  • Video Everywhere: Key Strategies

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES includes support from CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsors Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, ADB, Gigle Networks, Latens, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Ralink Technology Corporation, Virgin Media, and Zeitera. CONNECTIONS™ 2011 sponsors include Association Sponsor CEA and Affinegy, Allegro, iTOK, Rovi, and Roxio.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Conferences, visit www.connectionsconference.com

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. In 2022, the executive event features one day of panel discussions on the state of the smart home, connected health, home security, and new home services, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 16th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.



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