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2015 Panelists


Rob Aksman, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, BrightLine

Amena Ali, CMO, EarthNetworks

Joseph Bousaba, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros

Kris Bowring, Director of Business Development, Iris Smart Home Business Unit, New Business, Lowe’s

Chris Carey, Chief Product Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services

Michael Clegg, SVP and GM of Service Provider Business, NETGEAR

Rich Cusick, General Manager, Video, Gracenote

Jim Denney, Vice President, General Manager, Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.

Ken Durand, Vice President, Innovation and Business Development, Ericsson

David Friedman, CEO & Co-Founder, Ayla Networks

Jim Funk, SVP Product Management, Roku

Sampath Gomatam, SVP of Product, Support.com

Scott Hublou, Co-Founder and SVP, Product Operations, EcoFactor

Jay Kenny, VP, Marketing, Alarm.com

Christy Martin, Chief Technical Advisor, ThinkAnalytics

Elad Nafshi, VP Video Product Management, Comcast

Michael Paull, Vice President, Digital Video, Amazon

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life

Chris Rezendes, EVP and chief sales officer, CSS Corp

Brian Seemann, President, Resolution Products, Inc.

Ratul Sengupta, Vice President Client Engagement, Sutherland Global Services

Steve Shapiro, VP of Product Solutions, ADT

GW Shaw, Vice President, U-verse and Video Products, AT&T

Marcus Sheiber, Co-Founder and CEO, ROC-Connect

JT Taylor, Senior Manager, Cisco

Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions & Program Management, Amdocs

Paul Weichselbaum, Executive Vice President, PlumChoice

Chris Williams, Sr. Director Product Strategy and Development, Time Warner Cable

Nate Williams, CMO and EVP of Business Development, Greenwave Systems


Parks Associates Analysts / Moderators


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Barbara Kraus, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


2014 Panelists


Eric Anderson, VP, Content and Product Solutions, Samsung

Alan Atkins, VP and Global Head M2M, Wipro Technologies

Richard Bullwinkle, Head of US Television Innovation, Samsung

Mark Carroll, VP of Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros

Manoj (Marc) Chandiramani, Vice President- Technical Solutions Group, Quatrro Global Services

Michael Collette, CEO, Cognitive Networks

Shane Dyer, President, Arrayent, Inc.

Derek Elder, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ARRIS Group

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi

Jason Forbes, EVP & Managing Director, Zeebox USA

Michael Hawkey, Vice President and General Manager, Sling Media

Eric Johnson, Executive Vice President of Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Jim Johnson, Executive Vice President, General Manager, iControl Networks

Benoît Joly, SVP Marketing & Smart Life, Technicolor

Ashu Joshi, Product Manager Connected Life Solutions, Cisco

Jay Kenny, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Frank Kouretas, VP Products and Marketing, Radialpoint

Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

Adam J. Lowy, GM, Interactive & Advanced TV, DISH

Kevin Meagher, Vice President, Smart Home, Lowe's

James Morehead, VP - Product Management and Corporate Marketing, Support.com, Inc.

Ashwin Navin, CEO and Co-Founder, Samba TV

John Orcutt, CEO, Pie Digital

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life

Tobin Richardson, Chairman & CEO, ZigBee Alliance

Daniel Riddell, VP - Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV

Scott Rosenberg, VP Business Development, Roku

David Rudnick, CTO, Delivery Agent

Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Technology Enabled Services and Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services

Hardie Tankersley, VP Digital Product, Platforms,& Innovation, Fox Broadcasting

Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions & Program, Amdocs

Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance

Wendell Wenjen, Director, Advertising and Interactive TV Platforms, LG Electronics

Stephen White, President, Gracenote


2013 Panelists


Kemal Altintas, Senior Manager, Smart TV, LG Electronics

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

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

Richard Frankland, Regional Vice President of Sales, Americas, Irdeto

Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi

Kurt Hoppe, Director of 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 of FiOS TV Product Development, Verizon

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, 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, Senior Vice President, Digital, USA Network

Russ Schafer, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, Connected TV, YAHOO!

Vassilis Seferidis, Director, European Business Development, Samsung

Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Technology Enabled Services and Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services

Jeff Siegel, SVP, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi Corporation

Jordan Socran, VP of Business Development, Radialpoint

John Steinberg, EVP of 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.


2012 Panelists


Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, SVP Strategy & Communications, Orange; Chairman, UMTS Forum

Gary Brotman, Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Atheros

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumers Electronics Industry, IBM

Dan Cregg, CTO, SmartLabs

David L. Foote, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.

Corey Halverson, Product Director of Business Solutions, Akamai Technologies

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

Leon Hounshell, Division General Manager, Managed Home Solutions, Motorola Mobility

Stefan Jenzowsky, Head of Business Unit Multimedia, Siemens Communications, Media and Technology

Benoit Joly, Senior VP - Operational Marketing, Technicolor

Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Senior Director & Head of the Embedded Mobile Programme, GSMA

Patrick McGinnis, Vice President of Exclusive Brands, Best Buy

James Morehead, VP Product Management, Support.com

Todd O’Brien, Services Marketing Director for North America Consumer, Dell

Peter Porteous, CEO, Blue Line Innovations

Marty Roberts, VP of Sales & Marketing, thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast

Stuart Rosove, VP of Integration, Irdeto Intelligence, Irdeto

Ann Shaub, Director, Consumer Product Management, Verizon

Jonathan "J.T." Thompson, Utility Sales Leader, GE Appliances

Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths

Mitch Weinraub, VP, Product Development, Insight Communications

Ted Werth, Founder and CEO, PlumChoice

Michael Wexler, VP, Business Development and Product Strategy, Radialpoint

Dan Williams, Associate Partner, Consumer Technology Practice, LEVEL Studios