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JUL 19, 2012


Parks Associates Announces 7th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

Global market research firm seeks top-level speakers to discuss connected home markets and partnership strategies

As registration opens for 2013 International CES, Parks Associates today announced the agenda and call for papers for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, taking place January 8 at 2013 International CES, Las Vegas. The seventh-annual event, which has featured speakers from Verizon, Best Buy, IBM, and Motorola in the past, includes executive sessions moderated by Parks Associates' analysts. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES focuses on innovative business strategies and partnership opportunities for service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies in the connected home.

"Over 70% of U.S. households will have broadband in 2012, which is opening the connected home to new services delivered on smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "These screens are providing online video, digital content, and personalized services but are also enhancing home management, security, and controls. At CONNECTIONS™ Summit, we will discuss the outlook for the connected home in 2013, analyze consumers' complicated relationship with their technology, and address partnership and business strategies for companies to build recurring revenues."

Parks Associates is seeking speakers for the following sessions at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES: Business Models and Market Strategies for the Connected Home:

  • Connected Home Partnerships: OEMs and Telecom, Security, and Home Control Service Providers
  • Second-Screen Experiences and Revenue Opportunities
  • Smart TVs and the Future of Entertainment
  • New Opportunities in Tech Support Services
  • Multiscreen Services: Where Connected CE meets OTT

Each session features new research from Parks Associates tracking the growth of connected devices, consumer demand for new value-added services such as tech support and TV Everywhere, and new revenue streams in advertising:

  • 56% of smart TV owners and 50% with an Internet-connectable Blu-ray player have the device connected to the Internet
  • A provider can capture 40% of the U.S. broadband household market with a bundle of energy monitoring and home security and monitoring services
  • Revenues from U.S. consumer tech support services will exceed $17 billion in 2016, with nearly $7 billion in home computer and networking support
  • Online video revenues for transactional rentals, downloads, and subscription services in North America and Western Europe will reach nearly $16 billion in 2015
  • 45% of U.S. consumers are comfortable with targeted ads based on their viewing habits

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier Program Members, which include Affinegy, Digitalsmiths, IBM, Irdeto, PacketVideo, Radialpoint, Siemens, and Sigma Designs.

Parks Associates is also hosting CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 13-14 November 2012, in Amsterdam. Visit http://www.parksassociates.com.

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