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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.


Parks Associates' 26th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference in May 2022 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2022. 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™ 2022 features an in-person conference on May 17-19, 2022, with virtual sessions on February 16, April 14, August 18, October 20, and November 10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com