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October 18, 2012


Parks Associates to Co-Locate CONNECTIONS™ Connected Home Conference with CTIA 2013

17th annual CONNECTIONS™ focuses on new monetization strategies as mobile value-added services generate $14.5 billion worldwide

Parks Associates today announced the 17th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will be co-located with CTIA 2013, May 20-23, 2013, in Las Vegas. The international research firm reports 83% of U.S. broadband households will have a data network in 2013, while 94% of U.S. mobile subscribers will have mobile broadband service. The combination of high-speed services with connected CE in the home is creating revenue opportunities for industry players in content distribution, advertising, cloud and second-screen services, remote management and home controls, and app development.

"Almost every consumer experience now has a mobile component, from video viewing to controlling home systems," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "The future of the connected home is, in large part, mobile, and the co-location of CTIA and CONNECTIONS™ offers a unique opportunity to analyze the growing role of mobile solutions in the connected home. Our CONNECTIONS™ audience will benefit greatly from this partnership, and we look forward to working with CTIA."

"Consumers are increasingly turning to wireless services and technologies for entertainment and home and lifestyle management," said Rob Mesirow, VP of Operations, CTIA – The Wireless Association. "We first showcased this trend in 2005 with a 10,000 square foot Wireless Home at CTIA WIRELESS! Now a partnership with CONNECTIONS™ continues to bring added value to attendees and sponsors of both events, and we look forward to seeing the next generation of connected solutions at the Connected Home Pavilion."

CONNECTIONS™, with early sponsorship support from Qualcomm, Lowe’s, and Sutherland Global Services, features research presentations, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on the emerging technologies, marketing strategies, and business models for the connected home.  The conference specifically focuses on consumer trends, market analysis, and strategic insight from industry players on the following topics:

  • Monetization strategies for broadband, entertainment, and cloud services
  • Adoption and usage of connected CE platforms
  • Impact of alternative video platforms, OTT, and advanced VOD
  • Development of interactive second-screen features and services and implications for apps and advertising
  • Business models and strategies for mobile platforms, applications, and emerging services  
  • Innovations in digital content discovery and delivery
  • Connected home devices and value-added services - security, health, monitoring, and controls
  • Consumer adoption, usage, and expectations regarding mobile, remote, and in-home tech support
  • Partnerships and competition among broadband, mobile, and security service providers, utilities, manufacturers, and retailers

Parks Associates will also host the Connected Home Pavilion on the CTIA 2013 show floor, spotlighting service providers, device manufacturers, and advanced technology companies working on solutions for the connected consumer.

Contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113 for sponsorship information or visit http://www.connectionsconference.com.

About CONNECTIONS™

The 18th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Hosted by research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ features research presentations, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries.

The event provides interactive discussions, data on consumer trends, and market analysis, with strategic insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. The event also features a showcase area where attendees can preview demos from event sponsors.

For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About CTIA Shows
CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. MobileCON 2013 takes place October 1-3, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California Visit www.ctiashows.com.

About CTIA
CTIA–The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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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