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JUNE 14, 2011


CONNECTIONS™ welcomes 100+ industry executives speaking on new business strategies for cloud media and connected consumers

Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, including executives from content and service providers and companies in entertainment, mobile communications, home management, and consumer electronics. Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

"Cloud media, including big announcements like iCloud, is creating a new type of connected consumer and a shift away from physical media," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "One-third of U.S. broadband households find CDs/DVDs to be a hassle. Expectations are changing rapidly, and our speakers are at the forefront in tracking these evolving markets."

CONNECTIONS™ 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.

2011 List of Speakers

KEYNOTES

Eric Bruno

Eric J. Bruno
Vice President, Product Management
Verizon Telecom

David Grubb III, Motorola Mobility

David Grubb III
Vice President, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences
Motorola Mobility

Glenn Lurie, AT&T

Glenn Lurie
President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets

John Penney - Starz

John B. Penney
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Starz, LLC

PANELISTS

Glenn Adler, Director Bus. Devt & Sales, AwoX, Inc.

Ramzi Ammari, VP Product and Program Manager, UEIC

Peter Ansel, VP of Business Development, Clearleap

Ashish Arora, Vice President and General Manager for the Logitech Digital Home Group, Logitech

Seth Bailey, CEO, iTOK.NET

Timo Bauer, SVP & GM Americas, NewBay Software

Marc Beckwitt, Vice President, MediaNavi Strategic Partnerships, Technology Business Group, Technicolor

David Bercovich, VP, Business Development, North America, AlertMe

Daniel Blackburn, Vice President, Mobile, LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company

Stephen Blum, President, Tellus Venture Associates

Josh Brister, Market Segment Manager- Residential, Schneider Electric

Paul Brody, Global Industry Leader, Electronics, IBM Corp.

Gary Brotman, Head of Marketing for Qualcomm Global Market Development, Qualcomm Labs

Eric J. Bruno, Vice President, Product Management, Verizon Telecom

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

Vikas Butaney, Senior Director, Video Technology Group, Cisco

Nick Chakalos, President, Catch Media, Inc.

Jay Chambers, VP, Chief Architect for Cable, Office of the CTO, BigBand Networks

Sandeep Chivukula, Senior Manager, Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics

Michael Clegg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Business, NETGEAR

Aine Denari, Director of Strategy, Ingersoll Rand

Jim Denney, VP & GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.

Christopher Dow, VP, Architecture, Rovi Corporation

James Field, Director of Technology, New Initiatives, NDS

Jaime Fink, Senior Vice President of Technology, Pace

John Fisher, CTO & CSA, Troppus Software; Vice President, Product & Technology, EchoStar Technologies

Martin Flusberg, CEO, Powerhouse Dynamics

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

Jean-Georges Fritsch, General Manager, Executive Vice President of Products, Minerva Networks

Jim Funk, VP, Business Development, Roku

Andy Germano, Vice Chairman, Femto Forum

John Gildred, President, SyncTV

Oliver Goh, CEO, Shaspa Research Ltd.

Wynn Grubbs, VP, Business Development, PlumChoice

Tim Hadley, Director, Corporate Communications, Omnifone

Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff

Geoff Hollingworth, Head of IP Services Strategy, Region North America, Ericsson

Mike Holstein, VP, Advanced Solutons & Emerging Technology, ViewSonic Corporation

Ben Huang, Worldwide Director of Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft Mediaroom

Richard Irving, Managing Partner, Pond Venture Partners Ltd.

Keith Jack, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Media Processor Business Group, Sigma Designs

Jay Kenny, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Dr. Martin Kienzle, Electronics Industry Leader, IBM Research

Jonathan Klinger, Vice President Marketing, Honeywell Security & Communications, Honeywell

Art Lancaster, Chief Technology Officer, Affinegy

Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband

Will Law, Principal Architect, Media Cloud Engineering, Akamai

Luigi Lenguito, WorldWide Services Marketing - Consumer & Small/Medium Business, Dell

Bismarck Lepe, President of Products and Co-founder, Ooyala

Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Hillcrest Labs

Russell MacAdam, Director of Product Development, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Joel Marshall, Executive Vice President, Steelhead

Michele McGarry, VP, Business Development, ThinkAnalytics

Alan Messer, Member of the Board of Directors, DLNA

Tom Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Verimatrix

Vickie Nauman, Vice President, North America, 7digital

Keith O’Neill, CEO, L4 Media

Steve Oetegenn, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Verimatrix

Derrick Oien, CEO, chumby

Val Ornoy, VP Strategy and Business Development, Funambol

José Piñero, Senior Director, Xbox LIVE, Microsoft

Dale Pistilli, VP of Marketing, Branded Products, Western Digital

Peter Porteous, CEO, Blue Line Innovations

David Price, MPEGIF VP, MPEG Industry Forum; Head of Business Development, Ericsson

Len Rand, Managing Director, Granite Ventures

Paddy Rao, VP, Product Management, Sling Media representing EchoStar

Ronald Renjilian, Consultant, Firstsource

Dave Rothenberg, WW Marketing Manager, Movea Inc.

Mike Rudolph, CMO, SugarSync, Inc.

Chris Saito, Vice President of Marketing Digital Delivery Group, Technicolor

Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa, Inc.

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

Bill Scheffler, Senior Director of North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance, Sigma Designs

Peter Schwartz, Senior Director, Product Management, VIZIO

Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager, Consumer Software, PacketVideo

Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation

Sandy Shanman, Senior Vice President, Integrated Media Solution Sales, Limelight Networks

Steve Shapiro, Group Director, Product Management, ADT

Ohad Shvueli, VP Sales and Marketing, PrimeSense

Jeff Siegel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi

Hank Skorny, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, RealNetworks

Shawn Sires, Vice President and Founder, AirKast

Jordan Socran, Senior Director of Global Sales and Business Development, Radialpoint

Bill Stanley, Executive Director, Telcordia

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

Robert Stepanian, Ph.D., CEO, NexStep, Inc.

David Stevenson, VP & GM Motive Product Division, Alcatel-Lucent

Dean Takahashi, Digital Media Lead Writer, VentureBeat

Jamison Tilsner, Business Development and Evangelist, Kantar Video

Roger Towne, Senior Product Planner, Samsung Electronics

Steve Tranter, VP of Interactive and Broadband, NDS

Nick Troiano, President, BlackArrow

Edgar Villalpando, SVP, Marketing and Content Relations, ActiveVideo Networks

Kenneth Wacks, Member, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy

Fred Wang, General Partner, Trinity Ventures

Stephen White, Senior Vice President, Product and Content Management, Gracenote

Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, Nagra-Kudelski
 

WORKSHOP PANELISTS

Chris King, Chief Regulatory Officer, eMeter

Nathan Patrick, Senior Product Manager, Motorola Mobility

Shirley Rouse, VP of Product Service and Innovation, Reliant Energy

Eric Saltzman, COO, EcoFactor, Inc.

Karen Williams, Consumer Research and Ideation Manager, Home Energy, GE Lighting & Appliances
 

MODERATORS/ANALYSTS

Farhan Abid, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems Research, Parks Associates

Laura Allen Phillips, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

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 Sponsors Firstsource and Quatrro.

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

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates’ consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services.

The event provides executive networking opportunities and insights from industry leaders on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.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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