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JAN 5, 2012

MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates Invites Media to 6th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2012 CES

Analysts and Technology Execs from Companies such as Verizon, Best Buy, IBM & Motorola will Lead Five Interactive Sessions, Networking Reception Immediately Following

International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 6th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES from 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. on January 10, 2012, in Rooms S204-205, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center. A networking reception, sponsored by GSMA, follows at 5:30 p.m.

Parks Associates research shows more than 920 million connected devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be sold worldwide in 2012. Revenues from operator-provided cloud-based value-added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015.

Summit sessions will feature executives from over 25 technology companies speaking on topics such as smart TVs, voice controls, tablets, content distribution, energy management, and the digital locker. The agenda is available at www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-summit/agenda.

What: CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

When: TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Networking Reception, sponsored by GSMA, begins at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Rooms S204-205, South Hall Second Floor, Las Vegas Convention Center

9:30-10:45 Smart TV Outlook
11:00-12:30 Video: Three Screens and Beyond
1:00-2:15 Consumer Demand for Energy as a Service
2:30-3:45 Technical Support, Customer Service & the Lifecycle in the Digital Home
4:00-5:15 The Personal Cloud and Digital Locker
5:30 Networking Reception, sponsored by GSMA

Interviews: To request an interview or additional information (including data and analyst comments for stories), contact Holly Sprague at +1.720.987.6614.

Research highlights: www.parksassociates.com/ces12

Visit Parks Associates at Booth #20259, 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.