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SEP 25, 2012


Service providers, content creators, and platform developers attend CONNECTIONS™ Summit to discuss challenges, opportunities in connected home

Samsung, IBM, Verizon, Microsoft, Qualcomm participate at Parks Associates' executive summit at CES

Parks Associates today announced the agenda and speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 8 at 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, which will analyze the impact of new IP platforms on entertainment, advertising, energy, and tech support services. This firm's research finds 25% of U.S. broadband households have a smart TV and almost 33% have a tablet. The rapid adoption of connected devices is changing consumer habits in video viewing and home management while opening numerous opportunities for companies in the connected-home ecosystem.

"New consumer habits emerging from IP devices are forcing service providers, retailers, and manufacturers to expand their current business strategies," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS Summit™  focuses on these challenges, with over 25 top industry leaders discussing solutions for the connected home, case studies of new deployment strategies, and consumer research trends."

Sessions:

Smart TVs and the Future of Entertainment

Second-Screen Experiences and Revenue Opportunities

Convergence in the Connected Home: Partnership Opportunities

New Opportunities in Tech Support Services

Multiscreen Services: Where Connected CE meets OTT

 Current list of speakers:

Eric Anderson, VP, TV Content Strategy, North America, Samsung

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

Cameron Clayton, SVP of Digital Product, The Weather Channel Companies

Dan Flagler, Manager - Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon Telecom

Jason Henderson, Product Manager, FiOS TV, Verizon

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

Ben Huang, Director, Mediaroom, Microsoft Corporation

Vance Ikezoye, Founder & CEO, Audible Magic

David Jones, EVP Marketing, Shazam

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Ratul Sengupta, VP, Technology Enabled Services & Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services

Jordan Socran, VP,Business Development, Radialpoint

John Steinberg, EVP, Business Development and Co-founder, EcoFactor

Philippe Steinmetz, Director Home and Content, North America, Orange

Steve Wan, Sr. Director Marketing, Qualcomm Inc.

Ted Werth, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, PlumChoice, Inc.

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth # 21944. CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier Program Members Affinegy, Digitalsmiths, EcoFactor, IBM, Irdeto, PacketVideo, Qualcomm, Radialpoint, 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, 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 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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