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May 8, 2013


Big Data and Connected CE a key focus at CONNECTIONS™ at CTIA

Complimentary research sessions open to CTIA attendees

Parks Associates announced today the research firm will host two special analyst sessions at CONNECTIONS™ on May 21 and 22, "Big Data and Analytics" and "The Changing Connected CE Environment." the two sessions are complimentary to all qualified attendees at CTIA 2013 and will precede the CTIA keynotes featuring executives from Alcatel-Lucent, Adobe, Deutsche Telekom, General Motors, MicroStrategy, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Rovio Entertainment Ltd., SocialRadar, Target, Telefónica S.A., U.S. Cellular, and Walmart.

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA on May 20-23 in Las Vegas, focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer.

"Big Data and Analytics" features Tom Kerber, director, research, home controls and energy, Parks Associates, May 21, 8:30 a.m.

"The Changing Connected CE Environment" features Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates, May 22, 8:30 a.m.

“Wireless devices are powerful tools that enhance our work and personal lives, yet we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of mobile technologies’ capabilities and benefits," said CTIA VP and Show Director Rob Mesirow. "Attendees of the CONNECTIONS™ co-located conference at CTIA 2013 will get a better sense of how big data and connected consumer products are becoming closer to reality for today’s consumers, who recognize the advantages of being able to do everything from remote monitor their homes’ energy usage to watch and record security systems  in their homes.”

"The data from connected products and systems is the key that will unlock new products, features, and applications," Kerber said. "Data analytics will transform the connected home into the smart home."

"Forty-four percent of tablet owners increased their video viewing on this device over the past year, and 32% of smartphone owners report a similar increase," Sappington said. "Ownership of connected and mobile CE has fundamentally changed consumer habits, pushing the number of U.S. online video viewers to more than 190 million by 2017. At CONNECTIONS™, we will examine the implications of connected CE proliferation and its ripple effect in multiple areas, including content licensing, user interfaces, and broadband and value-added services."

CONNECTIONS™ also features keynotes from AT&T, Parks Associates, Samsung, and Starz.

Sponsors are Cisco, Sprint, Allegro, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Sutherland Global Services, UpdateLogic, Amdocs, Arrayent, Asurion, MphasiS, Net2TV, Qresolve, Sigma Designs, Support.com, AlertMe, Linear, and HomePlug Alliance.

To RSVP for the complimentary sessions, go to http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-ctia.

Contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113, for sponsorship information. For information, visit http://www.connectionsconference.com and follow event updates on Twitter with the hashtag #connus13. Members of the press are invited to attend.

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.