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14 JUL 2011

Parks Associates to present new European consumer research on connected CE spending, cloud service preferences 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 www.connectionseurope.com to submit a speaking proposal or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 2-3 November 2016 in Amsterdam at the the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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