Thursday, October 13, 2011

Operators to address cloud service opportunities and new strategies for the connected home at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Orange, TalkTalk, BBC, Ziggo share insights at executive research summit in Amsterdam

International research firm Parks Associates will host service providers, content owners, and CE makers at CONNECTIONS™ Europe, November 8-9, Amsterdam, to discuss opportunities in the worldwide market for operator-provided, cloud-based value-added services, which will exceed $8.5 billion in 2015.

The executive conference has keynotes from Siemens and Orange and a variety of sessions and special lunch roundtable discussions on the best strategies to monetize the connected home.

"Already 30-40% of European broadband households have a connected CE platform," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Competition for these households is increasing across all regions, and companies looking to succeed in these markets must make inroads now. CONNECTIONS™ Europe puts you face-to-face with the service providers and technology vendors at the forefront of these market changes."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe also features data-driven presentations from Parks Associates’ industry analysts, including new data from consumer surveys of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. These consumer data presentations will address the most critical issues facing the European connected home market:

Real Demands of Consumers
New Revenue Models that meet Consumer Expectations
Cloud Suppliers and CDNs
Connected CE and Content Distribution
IP Home Management and other Value-added Services
The Impact of Multiscreen Services

CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers:

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)
Alcatel-Lucent
AVIQ Systems AG
BBC World News
Cable Europe
Cisco
Deloitte Consulting GmbH
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
GreenPeak Technologies
Irdeto
Motive Television
MediaSet
Omniphone
Orange
PacketVideo
Rovi
Samsung
Siemens
TalkTalk Group
Technicolor
thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiary
TV Genius, Red Bee Media
Ziggo

Event sponsors include F-Secure Corporation, GreenPeak Technologies, Orange, PacketVideo, Siemens, Sigma Designs, and Technicolor. For more information, visit www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with 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 and monetization opportunities. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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