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May 23, 2012

IBM to host special session at CONNECTIONS™ at TIA next month presenting  delivery strategies for cloud-based services

Parks Associates today announced that IBM, Platinum Sponsor at CONNECTIONS™ at TIA, will host the special session “Industry Convergence and the Smarter Home Cloud” on Wednesday, June 6, 2:30 p.m. The session features leading IBM executives discussing the convergence in CE and mobile devices and cloud-based delivery for services in media & entertainment, healthcare, telecom, and energy.

CONNECTIONS™ at TIA, June 5-7, Dallas, Tex., is the leading event for service providers, device manufacturers, and advanced technology companies working on solutions for the connected consumer. Conference sessions will address strategies to leverage consumer interest in cloud-based services. Parks Associates reports almost one-third of U.S. broadband households find remote control of lighting, thermostats, and appliances via computers or mobile phones to be highly appealing.

"Our research shows multiple opportunities reside in the cloud, which could boost adoption in multiple industries," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "While the U.S. market for monitored security services currently stands at 18% of homes, 28% are interested in a security monitoring service with web cameras. IBM covers multiple services areas, and we are pleased to have them at CONNECTIONS™, which provides a holistic view of the connected home ecosystem."

The IBM-hosted session will discuss how devices are connecting people to services allowing for safety and security, energy management, health, and overall convenience. As companies tap into new service-based business models to enhance the customer experience, a cloud-based service delivery approach is emerging to allow quick development and delivery of services and capabilities. Session participants:

  • Jerry Bruce, Consulting IT Specialist, IBM
  • Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM Electronics Industry, IBM
  • Ted Connell, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services
  • Eric Riddleberger, VP, Partner, IBM Global Business Services

More information about CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at www.connectionsconference.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.

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