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DEC 19, 2012


Parks Associates addresses new business models, partnership opportunities at CONNECTIONS™ Summit

63% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase CE this holiday season

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the speakers and Premier members for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit, co-located with the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The one-day event, held on Tuesday, January 8, focuses on the changing landscape for the connected home, including sessions on smart TVs, second-screen experiences, connected home partnerships, consumer tech support, and multiscreen services.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier members Digitalsmiths, EcoFactor, IBM, Irdeto, Lowe's, PacketVideo, Qualcomm, Radialpoint, Sigma Designs, Support.com, and Sutherland Global Services.

“The connected home continues to develop into a feature-rich collection of CE devices, broadband-enabled services, and multifunctional set-top boxes and residential gateways,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates.  “Consumers are driving this growth, with CE purchase intentions increasing to 63% of U.S. broadband households this holiday season. On average, these shoppers plan to purchase approximately four CE devices. Our analysts and speakers will address the impact as more technology is added to the home, plus the new business opportunities created in these markets.”

Speakers:

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

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

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

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

Richard Frankland, Regional VP, Sales, Americas, Irdeto

Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi

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

Darren S. Kaufmann, Director, Product Management/Development, Consumer and Mass Business Markets, Verizon

Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director, FiOS TV Product Development, Verizon

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Kevin Meagher, VP & G M, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

James Morehead, VP, Product Management and User Experience, Support.com

Vishnu Rao, Associate Director, Smart TV Platform, North America, Sharp

Jesse Redniss, SVP, Digital, USA Network

Vassilis Seferidis, Director, European Business Development, Samsung

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

Jeff Siegel, SVP, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi Corporation

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 in LVCC, South Hall 1. Parks Associates will host the Summit in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), 2nd floor, Rooms S204-205.

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 2018 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused strategies in designing and deploying 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 2018 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 9 during CES in Las Vegas. 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 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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