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May 7, 2014


Nearly two-thirds of California broadband households have a connected CE device

California Technology Companies Will Address the Market at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, San Francisco, May 13-15

New research from Parks Associates finds 65% of broadband households in California have at least one connected CE device, such as a smart TV, streaming media player, or Google Chromecast. The firm, which will host the 18th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference May 13-15 in San Francisco, said that 50% of California broadband households regularly use a computer to watch movies and TV programs, while 23% use a tablet and 18% use a smartphone to watch video content, all slightly higher than the national average.

“California technology companies are at the forefront of the connected home market, with leaders like Roku, TiVo, NETGEAR, Support.com, iControl Networks, and Sling Media creating powerful solutions to meet consumer demand,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “We are excited to hear from these industry leaders at CONNECTIONS™ in San Francisco next week.”

The three-day conference features keynote addresses from AT&T, ARRIS, Ericsson, Cisco, and iControl Networks as well as interactive sessions involving more than 90 high-level executives, including 38 California-based industry leaders.

"This year's CONNECTIONS™ conference features thought leaders across the entire connected home industry with diverse backgrounds and opinions—with California-based companies being exceptionally well represented during every session.  I expect all of the sessions to be original and thought-provoking," said  Jeff Wilson, Director of Product Management, NETGEAR.

“The process of content discovery, delivery and consumption is not only shaping consumer behavior, but defining the true leaders in today’s consumer electronics marketplace. Brands and technology that see around the corner and create innovative ways to reduce the hurdles in the experience will attract consumers and materially alter the landscape. The CONNECTIONS™ conference is a tremendous platform to discuss the myriad of approaches and devices inside and outside of the home that deliver on consumer's expectations today and in the future,” said Jim Denney, Vice President, General Manager, Product Marketing, TiVo.

The conference will conclude with a special session featuring analysis and discussion with investors in the connected home space, "Future of the Connected Home: Investment Perspectives Roundtable," 1:30 p.m., May 15:

  • Greg Berkin, Managing Director, Concours Ventures
  • Manny Fernandez, Founder, SF Angels Group; CEO/Co-Founder, DreamFunded.com
  • Dan Gordon, Technology Partner, Valhalla Partners
  • Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief, Digital Trends
  • Tomasz Tunguz, Partner, Redpoint Ventures
  • Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

The following California-based companies will participate at CONNECTIONS™. Their speaking engagements and the conference agenda can be found at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/agenda.

3scale

Apigee

Arrayent, Inc.

Ayla Networks

Comcast Ventures

Discovery Digital Networks

EdgeCast Networks, Verizon

Electric Imp

Epson

Ericsson

FreeWheel

Gracenote, Inc.

GreenWave Reality

HDMI Licensing, LLC

iControl Networks Inc

INSTEON

LG Electronics

Linear LLC

Logitech

MiOS

NAGRA

NETGEAR

Ooyala Inc

People Power Co.

PlanetEcosystems

Plantronics

Redpoint Ventures

Roku

Samba TV

Samsung Electronics America

ShopSavvy

Silicon Image

Sling Media

Support.com

Time Warner Cable

TiVo

YuMe

ZigBee Alliance

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsor Cisco; Reception Sponsor iControl Networks; Silver Sponsors Amdocs, Lowe’s, Qualcomm, and Support.com; Bronze Sponsors ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI, INSTEON, Logitech Harmony, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Silicon Image, and Z-Wave; Program Guide Sponsor NAGRA; Breakfast Sponsors Ayla Networks and GreenWave Reality; and Break Sponsors AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear, and SmartRG.

For more information, please visit www.connectionsconference.com. Press registration is open. Please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com to inquire about a meeting with a speaker or request specific research. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass. 

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.