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April 3, 2013


Parks Associates and industry leaders address the evolution of the digital home and mobile consumer at CONNECTIONS™ at CTIA

AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, Samsung, and Starz to Keynote Executive Conference

Parks Associates today announced the keynotes and speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA in Las Vegas, May 20-23. The executive conference features the Connected Home Pavilion on the CTIA show floor, with demos from solution providers for the digital home; keynotes from AT&T, Starz, and Samsung; and sessions featuring executives focused on emerging technologies, products, and services for the connected home and mobile industry.

Parks Associates research finds consumers are using apps as key points of entry for the entertainment and management systems in the connected home. Smartphone ownership has reached 60% of U.S. broadband households, and 18% of smartphone owners and 39% of tablet owners use apps from their pay-TV providers. One-third of consumers express interest in new cloud service features that further complement pay-TV apps and services.

CONNECTIONS™ addresses another significant development in the connected home – the entrance of telcos and cablecos as providers of home controls systems,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “The integration of apps into the connected home ecosystem and mobile environments is creating new appeal for home control systems. The leaders speaking at CONNECTIONS™ offer invaluable insight into the new business models and strategies emerging from changes in the connected home.”

List of Speakers

KEYNOTES

Jonathan Kim - Samsung - CONNECTIONS 2013 keynote

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

Tricia Parks - Parks Associates - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Tricia Parks

CEO

Parks Associates

John Penney - Starz - CONNECTIONS 2013 Keynote

John Penney

EVP, Strategy, Business Development, & Worldwide Distribution

Starz

Kevin Petersen - AT&T - CONNECTIONS 2013 Keynote

Kevin Petersen

President
AT&T Digital Life, Inc.

PANELISTS

3scale
Steve Willmott, CEO

AARP
Jody Holtzman, SVP, Thought Leadership

Accedo
David Adams, VP Corporate Development

Adobe
Ray Pun, Director of Mobile Strategy

adRise
Thomas Ahn Hicks, Head of Business Development & Strategy

ADT
Steve Shapiro, Vice President Product Solutions

Affinegy
Frank LaBarbera, SVP of Sales and Marketing

aioTV Inc.
Michael Earle, CEO

Airbiquity, Inc.
David Jumpa
, Chief Revenue Officer  

Akamai
Kris Alexander
, Chief Strategist, Connected Devices

Alcatel-Lucent
Greg Owens, Marketing Director, Customer Experience Solutions

AlertMe
David Bercovich, VP, North America

Allegro Software
Loren Shade, VP Marketing

Amdocs
Adam Tichelaar
, Director of Program Management for Connected Home Solutions

Apsalar
Michael Oiknine, CEO

Arrayent, Inc.
Shane Dyer, President

ARRIS
Tom Williams, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

Asurion
Scott Hardgree, Senior Director - Product Management - Premier Support

AT&T
Geeta Nayyar, Chief Medical Information Officer, AT&T ForHealth

Azuki Systems
Rob Hickey
, Vice President of Engineering

Brightcove
Albert Lai, CTO, Media & Broadcast Solutions

CableLabs
Ed Miller, SVP, Video Services and Technologies

CiiNOW, Inc.
Ron Haberman, Co-Founder

Cisco
Dave Davies, Director Product Strategy and Management
Ashu Joshi, Product Manager Connected Life Solutions
David Yates, Director, Service Provider Video

Citi
Tomasz J. Smilowicz, Global Head of Mobile Solutions

Comcast Cable
Amit Bagga, Chief Scientist, Comcast Metadata Products and Search Services

ConnecTV
Stacy Jolna, CMO

CSS Corp
Christopher Horning, SVP & Global Head, Solution Engineering

Digi International
Matt Jennings, Vice President - Digi Solutions Group

Digitalsmiths
Gabriel Berger, SVP of Sales

DirecTV
David Schlacht, Sr. Director for Multimedia

Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director

Dwolla
Jordan Lampe, Director of Communications

Earth Networks - WeatherBug
Dave Oberholzer, Director, Energy Products & Business Development

ecobee
Stuart Lombard, President and CEO

EcoFactor, Inc.
Scott Hublou, SVP Product and Customer Operations

Elemental Technologies Inc
Dustin Encelewski, Director Product Marketing

Ericsson
Steve Bourgeois, VP Cloud Strategy
Solomon Israel
, Head of Customer Engagements, TV & Media Practice

GetGlue
Sean Besser, EVP, Business Development, Partnerships & Strategy

Granite Ventures
Eric Zimits, Managing Director

Hitachi
David Foote, CTO

Honeywell
Paul Rauker, Americas Strategic Marketing Director Honeywell

Honeywell Security Products Americas
Alan Stoddard, Sr. Marketing Director

IBM
Steve Troisi, Big Data Business Value Assessment Consultant, Energy & Utilities Industry

iControl Networks
Paul Dawes, EVP, Security & Telecommunications Division

IDEAL LIFE INC.
Jason Goldberg, President

iMediaShare
Metodi Filipov, Managing Director

Independa
Kian Saneii, CEO 

Ingersoll Rand
Brett Worthington, Director - Business Development

iYogi
Larry Gordon, President

Lazard Capital Markets
Ian Ing, Vice President, Senior Research Analyst

LG Electronics
Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation and Alliances

Linear LLC
Duane Paulson, Senior Vice President of Product and Market Development

Logicmark
Kevin O'Connor, President

Lowe's
Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home

Microsoft
Ben Huang, Director, Marketing

MobiTV
Kerry Travilla, Senior Director of Technology

mPortal
DP Venkatesh, CEO

NAGRA
Paul D Woidke, SVP Strategy, Advanced Advertising

Net2TV Corporation
Henry Choy
, Co-founder & Senior VP, Business Development

NETGEAR
Jeff Wilson
, Director of Product Management

Ooyala
Jonathan Wilner, Vice President of Products

Pandora
Alison White, Senior Business Development Manager

PowerCloud Systems
Jeff Abramowitz, Founder and CEO

Qualcomm Atheros; HomePlug Alliance
Purva R. Rajkotia, Director, Product Management - Standards & Regulation; Board Member

Qualcomm Inc.
Steve Wan, Senior Director Technical Marketing & Business Development

Quatrro Global Services
Manoj Chandiramani, Vice President - Technical Solutions Group

Raco Wireless
John Horn, President

Rogers Venture Partners
Michael Lee, General Partner

Rovi Corporation
Priya Rajagopalan, VP, Product Management
Jeff Siegel, SVP Worldwide Advertising

Samsung
Nakul Arora, Director of Product Management, Samsung Media Solutions Center America (MSCA)
Steve Cho, Head of Service Strategy, Marketing, and E-Commerce, Samsung Media Solution Center America (MSCA)
Chris Kermoian, General Manager, Samsung Media Solutions Center America (MSCA)

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Ted M. Reguly, Director – Customer Programs and Assistance

ShopSavvy
John Boyd, CEO and Co-Founder

Sierra Wireless
Larry Zibrik, Vice President, Market Development

Sprint
Kevin McGinnis, Vice President of Product Platforms & Services

Sprint Nextel
Wayne Ward, Vice President – M2M Group

Support.com
James Morehead, VP Product Management and User Experience

Sutherland Global Services
Joe Buggy, Senior Vice President, Customer Lifecycle Management Services

Swisscom
Andreas Martschitsch, Head of Home Network, Convergent and Wireline Experience, myStrom

Synchronoss
Biju Nair, EVP & Chief Corporate Strategy Officer

Tellus Venture Associates
Stephen Blum, President

TiVo Inc.
Jim Denney, VP Product Marketing

UpdateLogic
Kurt Thielen, CEO

VeriFone
Erik Vlugt, VP Product Marketing, North America

Verizon
Dan Flagler, Manager, Product Development
Joseph Lawson, Director Content Strategy and Acquisition

VIZIO
Pete Schwartz, Senior Director Product Management 

Vodafone
Erik Kling, Vice President New Business Development

Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a J&J company
Raphaela O'Day, Ph.D, Director of Participation and Engagement Research and Insights

Western Digital
Scott Vouri, General Manager for Connected Life Products

Wipro Technologies
Stephen Snyder, VP, Business Innovation, Media & Telecom

YuMe
Victoria Steinberg, Director, Connected Devices Advertising Strategy

Z-Wave Alliance
Mark Walters, Chairman

ZTE
Larry Ma, Sr. Director, Digital Home Solutions


MODERATORS/ANALYSTS

John Barrett, Director, Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Heather Way, Senior Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Sponsors include Allegro, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Sutherland Global Services, Arrayent, Asurion, Support.com, and AlertMe. 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.