Thursday, March 17, 2011

Parks Associates examines Cloud Media, Connected CE, IP Value-Added Services, and Mobile Devices and Services at CONNECTIONS™

CONNECTIONS™ to be held June 28-30, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda, featuring the core topic areas of CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, including mobility and communications, entertainment and content, connected consumer electronics, and cloud-based value-added services.

The three-day event, June 28-30 at Santa Clara, Calif., offers a unique mix of market research presentations, trending data, insight from industry leaders, and discussion of the current strategies and future challenges in providing connectivity and technology services for consumers.

Cloud media is an important topic at this year’s CONNECTIONS™ due to the challenges for this market in reaching its tremendous potential. Parks Associates research finds consumers are highly interested in the cloud concept, notably the prospect of having anytime, anywhere access to their media. However, less than one-third of U.S. broadband households see the value of the digital locker concept specifically for music, photo, or video content, due in large part to current fragmentation of the market.

“Current cloud services are mostly one-way solutions – pushing content to the consumer – and limited to one type of media,” said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. “For a solution to fit the personal cloud category, it must offer the ability to upload all content to remote storage, enable ubiquitous access from multiple IP-connected devices, and work with multiple formats. At CONNECTIONS™, we will analyze new solutions and the demand for offerings such as online data/backup services that allow consumers to access and update files and content from any connected device.”

Jon Cody, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, Fox Networks Group, will present the opening keynote at CONNECTIONS™ on Wednesday, June 29.

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include Association Sponsor CEA; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX, LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company, and PacketVideo; and Bronze Sponsors iTOK.net and Sonic Solutions. Premier Program Members are Gigle Networks, HCL, Intel, LEVEL, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Rovi, Sigma Designs, and Verizon Wireless.

For information, visit www.connectionsus.com or contact 972-490-1113, info@parksassociates.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.

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.

http://www.parksassociates.com

Next: Parks Associates forecasts number of consumer and home network devices to exceed seven billion worldwide by 2015
Previous: Convergence of Content, Platforms, and Entertainment among the Key Themes at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase

Comments

    Be the first to leave a comment.

Post a Comment

Have a comment? Login or create an account to start a discussion.

© 1998-2018 Parks Associates. All Rights Reserved.