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JUNE 9, 2011


Industry leaders to address Smart TV, Digital Content, and Value-added Services at CONNECTIONS™

Executives from Alcatel-Lucent, TiVo, Microsoft, Real Networks, IBM, VIZIO, Yahoo!, and IBM participating at Digital Living Conference

Parks Associates today announced the main sessions for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, including key sessions focused on connected TVs, digital media, and the cloud. Executives from leading service and technology providers will examine consumer research and industry trends impacting revenues for entertainment, mobile communications, home management, consumer electronics, and new content distribution models.

CONNECTIONS™, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, offers a unique mix of market research, trending data, industry insight, and discussion of the current strategies and future challenges in providing connectivity and technology services for consumers.

"Our main sessions tackle the biggest issues facing the digital living markets, including the move to the cloud and the impact of connected and mobile CE," said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "In the U.S., operators are subsidizing multiscreen services as a way to retain existing subscribers, despite evidence that up to 30% of U.S. broadband households would be willing to pay for these services on an Internet-connected device. We will explore the new revenue opportunities created by new technologies and evolving consumer attitudes."

Main Sessions at CONNECTIONS™

The Smart TV Ecosystem
Disruptive Technology in Action
Who is Monetizing Digital Media?
How do Service Providers Maximize the Connected Home?

Participating Executives

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi
Jim Denney, VP & GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.
Jim Funk, VP, Business Development, Roku
Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff
Benoit Joly, Senior VP, Operational Marketing, Technicolor
Jay Kenny, VP, Marketing, Alarm.com
José Piñero, Senior Director, Xbox LIVE, Microsoft
Russ Schafer, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing, Connected TV, Yahoo!
Pete Schwartz, Senior Director Product Management, VIZIO
Hank Skorny, SVP & CSO, RealNetworks
David Stevenson, VP & GM Motive Product Division, Alcatel-Lucent
Nick Troiano, President, BlackArrow

CONNECTIONS™ keynote speakers include executives from AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, Fox Networks, Motorola Mobility, and Verizon Telecom.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, Radialpoint, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX; Hitachi; Independa; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Zonoff; and the Z-Wave Alliance; Bronze Sponsors AlertMe, EchoStar, HomePNA, iTOK.NET, Minerva Networks, and RoxioNow; and Break Sponsor Firstsource.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, visit www.connectionsus.com.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 27th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2023. The event focuses on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2023 features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023, with virtual sessions on March 2, July 20, and October 5. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.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