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JAN 7, 2013


MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates to host 7th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2013 CES Tuesday in South Hall, Rooms S204-205

Industry leaders from LG Electronics, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung, Shazam, Verizon, and more will lead interactive discussions on the connected home, followed by Lowe’s networking reception

International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 7th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES,10 A.M.-5:15 P.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in Las Vegas, followed by a reception sponsored by Lowe’s at 6 p.m.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features five interactive panel sessions focused on new roles for service providers and new monetization strategies for connected devices and smart TVs, digital content for multiple platforms, and value-added services. Parks Associates research shows:

  • By 2016, 814 million households worldwide will have Internet service, and over 94% will have broadband.
  • 20% of U.S. broadband households own at least three of the four app-based devices, including a smartphone, tablet, smart TV, and game console.
  • Video viewing on tablets is already six hours per week, and tablet penetration will reach 66% of U.S. broadband households in 2013.

WHAT: CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Time

Session Title

Speakers (Companies)

10:00 A.M.

Smart TVs and the Future of Entertainment

LG Electronics, Samsung, Sharp, Verizon, Yahoo!

11:30 A.M.

Second-Screen Experiences & Revenue Opportunities

Audible Magic, LG Electronics, Rovi Corporation, Shazam, USA Network

1:00 P.M.

Convergence in the Connected Home: Partnership Opportunities

EcoFactor, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas, IBM, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Verizon

2:30 P.M.

New Opportunities in Tech Support Services

Affinegy, iYogi, PlumChoice, Inc., Radialpoint, Support.com, Sutherland Global Services

4:00 P.M.

Multiscreen Services: Where Connected CE meets OTT

Irdeto, Microsoft Corporation, Orange, Samsung

6:00 P.M.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Lowe’s

WHERE: Rooms S204-S205, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Second Floor

REGISTRATION: CONNECTIONS™ Summit is open to qualified press registered with 2013 International CES.

INTERVIEWS: To request an interview or additional information, contact Holly Spragueat hsprague@gmail.com or +1.720.987.6614.

Visit Parks Associates at Booth #21944 in LVCC, South Hall1, Lower Level.

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.