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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' 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