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May 31, 2012

Top executives to present business strategies, market opportunities for the connected home at CONNECTIONS™ at TIA, June 5-7, Gaylord Texan

Key executives address challenges, opportunities as North American sales of Internet-connectable CE exceed 100 million units in 2012

Parks Associates today announced the lineup of speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase at TIA 2012, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan. CONNECTIONS™ at TIA is the leading event for service providers, device manufacturers, and advanced technology companies working on solutions for the connected consumer.

According to Parks Associates, consumer demand for online video content from sources such as Netflix, Facebook, and YouTube will drive sales of smart TVs worldwide to over 260 million units in 2016. That same year, U.S. revenues for IP-connected home service bundles, including control, automation, and security monitoring services, will exceed $3 billion.

CONNECTIONS™ speakers will address the opportunities, challenges, and new strategies arising from increasing connectivity in the home:

2012 List of Speakers


Kevin Petersen - AT&T - CONNECTIONS at TIA Keynote

Kevin Petersen

Senior Vice President – AT&T Digital Life

AT&T Services

Mike Ritter - Verizon - CONNECTIONS at TIA Keynote

Mike Ritter

Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer & Mass Business Markets


Kristen Bowring - Best Buy - CONNECTIONS keynote
Kristen Bowring
Senior Director, Platform Lead Home and Energy Management
Best Buy



David Adams, VP Corporate Development, Accedo

Ade Adeosun, Senior Director, Digital Analytix, comScore, Inc.

Chris Allen, Senior Vice President/Director of Video Innovation, SMGx

Peter Ansel, VP Business Development, Clearleap

Marc Beckwitt, VP, Strategic Partnerships, MediaNaviCo, a Technicolor Company

Allen Billings, Vice President of Product Management, MobiTV

Dean Bolte, Managing Director, The Americas, Omnifone

Brandon Brown, CEO, Zodiac Interactive

Joe Buggy, Senior Vice President, Customer Lifecycle Management Services, Sutherland Global Services

Jaime Burgoa, Senior Solutions Manager, Ericsson

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM 

Nick Chakalos, President, Catch Media

Peter Chantel, Chief Financial Officer, SugarSync, Inc.

Viet Chu, Manager - Custom Design Engineering, Sprint Nextel

Michael Clay, Channel Management & Partner Enablement, Verizon

Jason Collins, Vice President of Emerging Technology and Innovation, Alcatel-Lucent

Ted Connell, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services

Paul Coppinger, President and Co-Founder, Apriva

Gil Cruz, Senior Director, Videoscape Architecture, CTO Office, Cisco

David Deas, VP of Product Solutions, Huawei Technologies

Áine Denari, Director of Strategy, Residential Solutions, Ingersoll Rand

Mikko Disini, Director, Product Marketing, Bytemobile

Shane Dyer, President, Arrayent

Dan Eakins, CEO, Zeitera

Lewin A.R.W. Edwards, Sr. Software Product Manager, Honeywell International, Inc.

John Fisher, CTO & CSA, Troppus Software; Vice President Product & Technology, EchoStar Corporation

Dan Flagler, Manager - Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon Telecom

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

Tracy Geist, VP, Business Development, Civolution

Asher Gendelman, VP Marketing, Zephyr Technology

Daren Gill, Chief Product Officer, Veveo, Inc.

Yosi Glick, Co-Founder & CEO, Jinni

Sunil Gujral, Business Lead - Technical Solutions Group, Quatrro Global Services Pvt Ltd

Ed Haslam, Senior VP of Marketing, YuMe

Jason Henderson, Product Manager, FiOS TV, Verizon

Brian Henrichs, Chief Business Development Officer, Actiontec Electronics

Conrad Herrmann, CTO & Co-Founder, Primadesk

Geoff Hollingworth, Head of IP Services Strategy, Region North America, Ericsson

Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics

Ben Huang, Director of Worldwide Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft Corporation

Madan Jagernauth, VP, Marketing & Strategy, Mavenir

Neil Jain, Principal, Waterstone Management Group

Tom Karinshak, SVP of the Customer Experience, Comcast 

Tom Kennedy, Director, Global Business Development, Cisco

Martin Kienzle, Research Relationship Manager, IBM

Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director, Video Services Product Development and Management, Verizon

Jerry Kurtze, Senior Manager of Business Development and Marketing, Motorola Mobility

Dennis Kyle, VP, Strategic and New Market Development, Tendril

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

David Larkin, CEO, Plexus Entertainment

Steve Levine, Director of Solutions, Content Cloud Ecosystem, F-Secure

Chad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs

Brian Lysak, Director - New Market Development, Nuance Communications

Rick Marazzani, Head of Content and Programming, Exent

Ted May, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Affairs, Synacor

Dean McCormick, VP of Advertising Solutions, BlackArrow

Joe Mocerino, Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu

James Morehead, VP Product Management and User Experience, Support.com

David Moss, CTO & Co-Founder, People Power Company

Todd O’Brien, Services Marketing Director for North America Consumer, Dell

John Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz Entertainment and Starz Media

Duncan Potter, CMO, Edgeware

Paul Ranger, Sales and Marketing Director, NDS

Dan Ramos, SVP of Corporate Development, Alarm.com

Stuart Rench, CEO, ihiji

Sokwoo Rhee, CTO, Millennial Net representing IPSO Alliance

Eric Riddleberger, Vice President and Partner, IBM Global Business Services

Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing, iControl Networks

Marty Roberts, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiary

Eran Rom, CEO, Jungo

Stuart Rosove, VP of Corporate and Online Marketing, Irdeto

Jerome Rota, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products and Services, PacketVideo

Ken Roulier, Deputy CTO, Broadband, Cable & Satellite Division, Amdocs

Russ Schafer, Senior Director, Product Marketing Yahoo! Connected TV and Desktop, Yahoo!

Bill Scheffler, Senior Director of North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance/Sigma Designs

Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software

Steve Shapiro, Group Director, Product Management, ADT Security Systems, Inc.

Ohad Shvueli, VP of Commercial Markets, PrimeSense

Melissa Simpler, CEO, Affinegy

Frank Sinton, CEO, MeFeedia

Jordan Socran, VP of Business Development, Radialpoint

Singu Srinivas, Partner, Waterstone Management Group

Robert Stepanian, CEO, Nexstep

Matt Swatsky, Engineering Manager, Lutron

Michael Taylor, SVP, Business Development, ActiveVideo Networks

Peter Taylor, Director, Programming, Dish Network

Jason Thibeault, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing (Media and Entertainment), Limelight Networks

Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions & Program Management North America, Amdocs

Gene Wang, CEO, People Power Company

Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths 

Jack Weixel, Business Development- Enterprise, Google, Inc

Ted Werth, Chairman of the Board, Founder and Chief Strategy & Products Officer, PlumChoice

Tom Williams, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing & Business Development, ARRIS

Paul Woidke, SVP Strategy, Advanced Advertising, Nagra-OpenTV

Evan Young, Senior Director, Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.



Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Pietro Macchiarella, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Hema Sarathy, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors: CEA, IBM, Hitachi, Actiontec, Affinegy, Allegro Software, Digitalsmiths, F-Secure, Jungo, PacketVideo, Quatrro, Radialpoint, Sutherland Global Services, Verizon, Waterstone Management Group, Arrayent, Irdeto, People Power, Sigma Designs, Veveo, and HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

More information 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.