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JUNE 16, 2011


AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets President to discuss influence of wireless in emerging devices, smartphones, tablets at CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference this month

Mobility a key factor in digital lifestyle as tablets exceed 12% penetration in U.S. broadband households

Parks Associates today announced Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, will deliver the afternoon keynote "New Connections for a Digital Life" at CONNECTIONS™ on Thursday, June 29.

The international research firm will host CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Mr. Lurie will present on June 29 at 4:00 p.m., discussing initiatives to bring wireless to a host of new devices and applications, including tablets, netbooks, laptops, and embedded computing devices.

"The tablet has achieved over 12% penetration among U.S. broadband households in just one year since the relaunch and reinvigoration of this product category, thanks to the iPad," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "By 2015, more than one-half of the tablets sold will have native mobile broadband connectivity. Glenn Lurie's insight into consumer trends and mobility provides a comprehensive vision of their ongoing impact on the digital lifestyle."

Mr. Lurie is responsible for AT&T's ongoing operations and relationship with Apple Inc., and he led negotiations to bring the iPhone to AT&T. His expertise on embedded wireless technology and consumer trends in connected and emerging devices gives him a unique and valuable perspective on the influence of wireless connectivity and the best strategies to build incremental revenues from emerging devices.

Other CONNECTIONS™ Keynote Speakers are Eric J. Bruno, VP, Product Management, Verizon Telecom; David Grubb III, VP, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility; and John B. Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz, LLC.

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 Qresolve.

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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