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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 at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas.

The 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused and channel strategies for IoT, smart home, and connected CE and health solutions. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on crossover opportunities among these ecosystems, with insights on emerging trends, including AI, voice controls, and growing privacy concerns. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is THE place to be to learn about the smart home, get the latest consumer research, and network with strategic decision makers in this growing market.

The 2020 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 7 during CES, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas. The Summit concludes with a networking reception, sponsored by Alarm.com, on January 7. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit and at #CONNSummit20.

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 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 webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.