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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' 25th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2021 focused on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, home automation and entertainment solutions.

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 virtual networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2021 features sessions on March 24, May 12, May 25-26, July 14, August 18, September 22, and November 9-10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com