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OCT 11, 2011


Monetization strategies and emerging business models to push revenues from cloud-based value-added services to more than $8.5 billion by 2015

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES features Best Buy, Motorola, Comcast and other industry leaders

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the sessions and preliminary list of speakers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 10 at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas.

Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ Summit in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S204-S205, during the first day of CES. The sessions, moderated by the firm's analysts, feature groundbreaking research on connected devices and smart TVs, digital content, value-added and cloud services, new roles for service providers, and strategies for monetizing it all. Parks Associates forecasts worldwide revenues from operator-provided cloud-based value-added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015.

"The successes of connected CE and mobile devices announced at the last two CES events have pushed us into a new phase of connected CE diffusion – the rise of entertainment, communications, and lifestyle services attached to these products ," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Nearly 20% of U.S. broadband households are using connected CE devices to watch movies at least weekly. CONNECTIONS™ Summit will feature consumer data and executive discussions on best strategies to build services and features leveraging this new demand for connectivity."

Preliminary list of speakers:

Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, SVP Strategy & Communications, Orange; Chairman, UMTS Forum

Gary Brotman, Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Atheros

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumers Electronics Industry, IBM

Andrew Grant, Senior Manager, Entertainment Industry Marketing, Akamai Technologies

Kurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovations and Alliances, LG Electronics

Fred King, COO, PlumChoice

Patrick McGinnis, Vice President of Exclusive Brands, Best Buy

Marty Roberts, VP of Sales & Marketing, thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast

Mitch Weinraub, VP, Product Development, Insight Communications

Michael Wexler, VP, Business Development and Product Strategy, Radialpoint

Dan Williams, Business Development, LEVEL Studios

Nate Williams, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Converged Experiences Group, Motorola Mobility

Summit sessions:

Smart TV 2012 Outlook
Video: Three Screens and Beyond
Consumer Demand for Energy as a Service
Technical Support, Customer Service, and the Lifecycle in the Digital Home
The Personal Cloud and Digital Locker

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier Program Members, which include HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; Sigma Designs; and Technicolor.

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth # 20259 in the LVCC South Hall 1.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates on January 7, 2014, features consumer research and analysis with sessions hosting leading executives from the connected home community. The interactive panel discussions focus on new business models, monetization strategies, and adoption rates for technologies and services for the digital home and digital lifestyle. Parks Associates provides a unique perspective and hosts a professional event by combining industry knowledge and consumer data.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.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 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, and Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

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