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May 15, 2013


Parks Associates Invites Media to Attend 17th Annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference at CTIA 2013 Next Week in Las Vegas

Industry Leaders from Samsung, Starz, AT&T, Pandora, IBM, Sprint, Ericsson, and more lead interactive discussions on connected CE and mobile services

International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 17th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conferenceat CTIA, May 20-23, in the Murano Rooms on the third floor of the Venetian Hotel, directly above the CTIA sessions.

CONNECTIONS™features interactive panel sessions focused on new roles for service providers, new monetization strategies for connected devices and smart TVs, digital content for multiple platforms, and value-added services. The conference also has keynotes from AT&T, Samsung, Starz, and Parks Associates.

Parks Associates research shows there will be over 200 million smartphone users in the U.S. by year-end 2013 and 66% of U.S. broadband households will have a tablet by the end of this year. The number of people in North America who watch mobile video and TV shows on mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) at least weekly will increase from 63 million in 2012 to 173 million in 2017.

Reporters may contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.comor 720.987.6614 to request a meeting with an analyst or participating company executive at the conference.

WHAT:  CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference at CTIA

WHEN:  May 20-23

WHERE:  Murano Rooms, Third Floor, Venetian Hotel, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd

PRESS PASS:  Available onsite or at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass

SCHEDULE:

Monday, May 20 – Cloud, Apps, and Big Data Surround the Connected Home

10:30 a.m.       Impact of Mobility on the Connected Home

10:45 a.m.       Evolution of the App Ecosystem

12:00 p.m.       KEYNOTE: "Realizing the Connected Life…into a new world of potential"

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life, Inc.

1:30 p.m.         Leveraging Big Data for the Home into Profitable Offerings

3:00 p.m.         SPLIT SESSIONS

Monetization of Connected Devices: Apps and Advertising

A Castle in the Clouds: Building Revenues via the Personal Cloud

Healthy Living in the Digital Home: Opportunities and Strategies

4:00 p.m.         SPLIT SESSIONS

Mobile Carriers and the Consumer M2M Evolution

Content Delivery: Blending Mobile and Video

Second-screen Evolution: New Experiences and Usage

Tuesday, May 21 – Building the Experience: Evolutionary Steps to Interoperability

8:30 a.m.         Big Data and Analytics: Analyst Perspectives

11:00 a.m.       Mobile Devices and Apps Extending Usage in the Digital Home

11:15 a.m.       Integrating Connected Home Platforms with Connected Devices

12:15 p.m.       KEYNOTE: "Emerging markets for IP Home Management"

Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates

1:30 p.m.         KEYNOTE: "Adding Value to the Device Ecosystem through Content & Services"

Jonathan Kim, VP, Content & Services, Samsung Media Solutions Center (MSCA), Samsung

2:00 p.m.         SPLIT SESSIONS

Mobile Payment Strategies: Reaching the Consumer

Interoperability in the Connected Home: Realizing a Seamless Experience

Evolution of the Smart TV

3:30 p.m.         SPLIT SESSIONS

Competing for the Connected Home: What Channel Will Win?

Premium Video on Mobile Devices

Consumer Tech Support: Advanced Tools and Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 22– Leveraging Connected and Mobile Devices for Content and Controls

8:30 a.m.         Changing Connected CE Environment

11:00 a.m.       Growth of Connected Devices, Services, and Support

11:15 a.m.       Extending the Customer Relationship through Tech Support

1:15 p.m.         The Price of Victory: The future for Video Services

2:30 p.m.         KEYNOTE: "Thoughts from the Dream Factory: Opportunities and Issues with High-Value Entertainment Content on Mobile Devices"

John Penney, EVP, Strategy, Business Development, & Worldwide Distribution, Starz

3:15 p.m.         SPLIT SESSIONS

Search, Discovery, Recommendation: New Revenues and Experiences

New Opportunities for Service Providers: Home Management Services

4:15 p.m.         Future Technologies & Solutions: Investment Perspectives

Event Sponsors include 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.

Connected Home Pavilion Hours:

Tuesday           11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday     11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday         9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit Parks Associates at CTIA Booth #5550.  For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113, or visit http://www.connectionsconference.com.

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 more than 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop highlighting Parks Associates’ smart home insight consumer data.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.