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AUG 11, 2011


Parks Associates to present new research on cloud services, connected CE at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

Parks Associates announced today it will host the 2012 CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 10 at Las Vegas, on the first day of the 2012 International CES. CONNECTIONS™ Summit features five executive sessions examining the impact of smart TVs, tablets, and other connected CE as consumers move to the cloud to meet their content demands and home management needs.

"Nearly 50% of all flat-panel TVs sold in 2011 are Internet-connectable, so the market is at the point where major companies are implementing new solutions and enhanced services," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Consumers can opt for a variety of different viewing experiences, and competition is multifaceted, with service providers, CE and systems manufacturers, and utilities all expanding into overlapping service areas. The sessions at CONNECTIONS™ Summit are focused on business models, consumer trends, new opportunities, and evaluation of current solutions."

Premier Program Members, which will participate in the Summit Sessions, include HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; and Technicolor.

Sessions:

  • Smart TV 2012 Outlook examines the evolving role of the television as it becomes the foundation for the connected home and influences use of game consoles, tablets, cloud services, and smartphones.
  • Video: Three Screens and Beyond tracks the expanding ecosystem of premium video across multiple screens in and outside of the home.
  • Consumer Demand for Energy as a Service examines the new role for providers and manufacturers in energy and other value-added services.
  • Technical Support, Customer Service, and the Lifecycle in the Digital Home explores service opportunities for tech support and the role of cloud services.
  • The Personal Cloud and Digital Locker features the latest consumer research on the transition of digital media to the cloud, the business challenges, and opportunities created by the digital locker.

Parks Associates is seeking speaker submissions for these sessions.

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 2023, 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 17th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Parks Associates hosts a day of sessions at the Venetian Hotel, Lando 4304, followed by a networking reception. 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.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates provides business intelligence and research services through its proprietary methodologies developed over decades, including quarterly surveys of 10,000 internet households.

The company's expertise crosses many industries: home security and smart home, streaming video, broadband and pay-TV services, digital media and platforms, gaming, Wi-Fi and home networks, connected health, support, consumer electronics, home control systems, energy management, and tech solutions for the multi-dwelling (MDU), small-to-medium business (SMB), and commercial building markets.

Each year, Parks Associates brings thousands of leaders together for its webinars and annual events. The firm hosts the annual executive research and strategy conferences CONNECTIONS™, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit, Smart Spaces, and Future of Video. https://www.parksassociates.com