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18 SEP 2012

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Utilities and service providers explore new value-added services and partnership opportunities in entertainment and home controls

Deutsche Telekom to keynote executive conference, hosted by Parks Associates, November 13-14, Amsterdam

Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Digital Home, which features a keynote from Deutsche Telekom and research sessions on home automation, connected-home value-added services, OTT video, and personal cloud solutions.

The executive conference, produced by Parks Associates in association with ESNA on 13-14 November at the Crowne Plaza South in Amsterdam, explores new business opportunities in connected-home and entertainment value-added services for service providers, energy utilities, retailers, and CE manufacturers.   

“The broadband markets in Western Europe have matured,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Over two-thirds of French and Spanish users go online daily, and even among the struggling countries Spain and Italy, penetration of fixed broadband is above 60%. Adding value-added services on top of communication services is an important area of economic growth, and CONNECTIONS™ Europe features high-level speakers addressing the next innovations in IP home services and CE usage.”

Confirmed speakers:


Owen Hanks, General Manager, Mobile - Europe, YuMe

Jean C. Kiessling, Head of Business Development & Portfolio Management, Deutsche Telekom AG

Kevin Petersen, Senior Vice President, AT&T Digital Life



Armin Anders, VP Product Management, EnOcean

Michel Arrede, Head of Marketing, Amdocs Connected Home, Amdocs

Nagappan Arunachalam, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, NewBay

Gian Paolo Balboni, Head, Trends, Telecom Italia

Jérôme Bidet, R&D Team Manager, Orange Labs

Paul Bristow, VP Strategy, Middleware & Consumer Experience, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)

Joe Buggy, SVP, Customer Lifecycle Management Services, Sutherland Global Services

Scott Burnett, Director, Europe & Global Consumer Electronics, IBM

Philippe Calvet, Director of Home & Broadband Network Standards, France Telecom - Orange; Treasurer, Home Gateway Initiative

Harry Crijns, Secretary, ESNA – Energy Services Network Association

Bo Danielsen, Project Manager, Smart Metering and Smart Grid, SEAS-NVE; Chairman, ESNA

Paul Dawes, Executive Vice President, General Manager, iControl Networks

Jim Denney, VP, GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.

Stacie Desplanques, Director of Field Marketing, Irdeto

Richard Dowling, SVP Product Services, ThinkAnalytics

Simon Drinkwater, Senior Director for Strategic Alliances, Limelight Networks

Amir Eilat, VP Product Marketing, Tvinci

Metodi Filipov, Managing Director, iMediaShare/Bianor

Alvaro Gallardo, Director of the Home & Convergence Line of Business, Orange

Tracy Geist, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Digitalsmiths

Stefan Heldens, Senior Director, Motive Mobile & M2M Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent

Andy Hooper, Director of Converged Solutions EMEA, Motorola Mobility - Home Division

Matthew Huntington, VP Product Marketing, NAGRA

Stefan Jenzowsky, Head of Media, Siemens CMT

Saurabh Kedia, Vice President - Product Marketing & Sales, iYogi

Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

David Leporini, EVP Marketing, Products & Security, Viaccess-Orca

Cees Links, CEO, GreenPeak Technologies

Gianni Manderioli, Business Innovation & Development Specialist, Belgacom

Andreas Martschitsch, Head of Digital Home, Swisscom

Alice Mascia, Director, Strategy, Sky Deutschland

Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG

Telmo Perez Luaces, VP Business Growth, Convergence & Home Line of Business, Orange

Cord Stukenberg, Director Provider Business CEE, F-Secure GmbH

Bram Tijdhof, Senior Strategy Manager, Ziggo

Martijn van Drunen, Manager Product Development, N.V. Nuon Energy, a Vattenfall company

Henk Veldhuis, Director Standardization, Philips Lighting

Gene Wang, CEO, People Power Company

Ricco B. Winther, Director of European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs, Inc.

Teus de Zwart, Senior Director International Standards, Echelon

Sponsors include Bianor; Digitalsmiths; GreenPeak Technologies; PacketVideo; myStrom AG, a subsidiary of Swisscom; People Power Company; and MyHomeServices. Visit www.connectionseurope.com for more information or to submit to speak.


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. http://www.connectionseurope.com