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JUNE 27, 2011


MEDIA ALERT: Industry Executives to Attend 15th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference at Santa Clara Convention Center This Week

Motorola, Starz, AT&T, Verizon to Keynote Conference June 28-30

Executives from content and service providers and companies in entertainment, mobile communications, home management, and consumer electronics are traveling to Santa Clara this week for the 15th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference & Showcase, hosted by Parks Associates on June 28-30. Media is invited to attend, including the networking reception on Wednesday, June 29, 6 p.m., to meet with Parks Associates analysts, sponsors, and other attendees. 

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. Topics include cloud media & digital content, mobile applications & services, connected CE, broadband & VAS, and home systems.

Consumer interest in multiscreen services and flexible content is steadily increasing, with almost 30% of U.S. broadband households highly interested in an entertainment value-added service that includes the ability to watch TV programs on a computer. Cloud services are also valuable as security measures. Over 50% of U.S. consumers consider multiroom access to music and video content and guaranteed replacement of lost or damaged media to be equally important features of the digital locker.

What: CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase

Keynote schedule:

Tuesday, June 28

“Converged Experiences,” David Grubb III, VP, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility at 4:20 PM

Wednesday, June 29

“Opportunities and Challenges For The Dream Factory: Creating High-Quality TV Content For Digital Consumers,” John B. Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz, LLC at 9:00 AM

“New Connections for a Digital Life,” Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale & Partnerships, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets at 4:00 PM

IBM will hold a special session, “Smarter Home Unified by Cloud” at 1:30 PM

Thursday, June 30

“Consumer Ecosystem Innovation,” Eric J. Bruno, VP, Product Management, Verizon Telecom at 9:00 AM

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Agenda: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/agenda

Press Registration: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass

Download the CONNECTIONS™ Press Sheet at www.parksassociates.com/connpress.

Contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720.987.6614 to schedule an interview with a speaker or request materials. Keynote addresses will be live streamed and archived at www.parksassociates.com/streaming. Please check our blog www.connectionsindustryinsights.com for updates or follow us on Twitter @CONNECTIONS_US.

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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