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June 4, 2012


MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates Invites Media to Attend 16th Annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase This Week

AT&T, Verizon, and Best Buy to Keynote Technology Conference, co-located with TIA: 2012 Inside the Network, June 5-7

International research firm Parks Associates will host the 16th Annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Media is invited to attend CONNECTIONS™, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network, and meet with analysts, keynotes, speakers, sponsors, and other attendees.

The conference features interactive panel discussions with more than 500 industry executives and analysts. Topics include strategies to monetize digital content, mobile apps & services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. Keynotes include AT&T, Verizon and Best Buy, and IBM is hosting the special session "Industry Convergence and the Smarter Home Cloud."

“Nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households use the Internet to watch video on TV, and consumers worldwide spend over $14 billion on smartphone app downloads,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ provides a unique mix of market research, data, and industry insight on the trends impacting today’s connected consumer."

Parks Associates will also host the Connected Home Pavilion, an area on the TIA exhibit floor where operators, manufacturers, and solutions providers for the digital home, such as Verizon, Dell, Ericsson, and Hitachi, will present demonstrations of their products and services.

What: CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012
www.ConnectionsConference.com

When: TUESDAY, JUNE 5 – THURSDAY , JUNE 7

Where: Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051

Keynotes: Streamed live and archived at http://www.parksassociates.com/streaming

TUE, JUNE 5 - 10:15 a.m.
"Beyond Speed....to the Digital Life"
Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life, AT&T

WED, JUNE 6 - 5:00 p.m.
"The Connected Home: Heart of the Borderless Lifestyle"
Mike Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer for Consumer & Mass Business Markets, VERIZON

THU, JUNE 7 - 10:45 a.m.
"Security, Controls, Energy Management, Connected Appliances – Accelerating the Adoption of the Connected Home"
Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead Home & Energy Management, BEST BUY

IBM will host the session "Industry Convergence and the Smarter Home Cloud” on WED, JUNE 6, 2:30 p.m.

CONNECTED HOME PAVILION exhibit hall hours:
• TUE, JUNE 5 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM
• WED, JUNE 6 – 12:00 – 5:00 PM
• THU, JUNE 7 – 10:30 – 2:30 PM

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

Data Sheet: http://www.parksassociates.com/bento/uploads/file/connections/CONN2012-Press-2012.pdf

Contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720.987.6614 to schedule an interview with a speaker or request materials. The CONNECTIONS™ blog address is www.connectionsindustryinsights.com. Follow us on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and #connUS12.

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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