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JAN 3, 2012


Parks Associates addresses new business strategies impacting connected and mobile devices at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

920+ Million Connected Devices will be sold in 2012

New connected products and technologies, including smart HDTVs, voice controls, Android tablets, and multifunction e-readers, are changing the way consumers access and manage content in the home. International research firm Parks Associates will highlight its latest consumer and industry research in these key markets at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas on January 10.

The summit, hosted in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S204-S205, during the first day of CES, features sessions with Parks Associates analysts and senior executives from Verizon, Best Buy, Motorola, IBM, and other leading companies discussing the changing entertainment and device landscape and its impact on consumers. Following the sessions, GSMA is sponsoring the CONNECTIONS™ Summit Networking Reception.

Parks Associates forecasts more than 920 million connected devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be sold worldwide in 2012 and revenues from operator-provided cloud-based value-added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sessions address the television’s evolving role in the home, content distribution across multiple screens, new value-added services including energy management, and consumer interest in the digital locker to store content.

“We have a stellar lineup of participants this year," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "We designed the Summit panels to provide research insight and analyst perspectives followed by an interactive discussion about key business issues and the most pressing challenges to companies in these markets.”

Participants at the event include representatives from:

Akamai Technologies
Best Buy
Blue Line Innovations
Dell
Digitalsmiths
GE Appliances
GSMA
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
IBM
Insight Communications
Irdeto
LEVEL Studios

LG Electronics
Motorola Mobility
Orange; UMTS Forum
PlumChoice
Qualcomm Atheros
Radialpoint
Rovi Corporation
Siemens Communications, Media and Technology
Support.com
Technicolor
thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast
Verizon

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

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

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is an annual research and industry event on the first day of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and includes panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and connected consumer.

The 2015 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 6, 2015, during CES Tech West at The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

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 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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