Monday, June 27, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: Industry Executives to Attend 15th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference at Santa Clara

Motorola, Starz, AT&T, Verizon to Keynote Conference June 28-30

Executives from content and service providers and companies in entertainment, mobile communications, home management, and consumer electronics are traveling to Santa Clara this week for the 15th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference & Showcase, hosted by Parks Associates on June 28-30. Media is invited to attend, including the networking reception on Wednesday, June 29, 6 p.m., to meet with Parks Associates analysts, sponsors, and other attendees. 

CONNECTIONS™offers a unique mix of market research, trending data, industry insight, and discussion of the current strategies and future challenges in providing connectivity and technology services for consumers. Topics include cloud media & digital content, mobile applications & services, connected CE, broadband & VAS, and home systems.

Consumer interest in multiscreen services and flexible content is steadily increasing, with almost 30% of U.S. broadband households highly interested in an entertainment value-added service that includes the ability to watch TV programs on a computer. Cloud services are also valuable as security measures. Over 50% of U.S. consumers consider multiroom access to music and video content and guaranteed replacement of lost or damaged media to be equally important features of the digital locker.

What: CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase

Keynote schedule:

Tuesday, June 28

“Converged Experiences,” David Grubb III, VP, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility at 4:20 PM

Wednesday, June 29

“Opportunities and Challenges For The Dream Factory: Creating High-Quality TV Content For Digital Consumers,” John B. Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz, LLC at 9:00 AM

“New Connections for a Digital Life,” Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale & Partnerships, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets at 4:00 PM

IBM will hold a special session, “Smarter Home Unified by Cloud” at 1:30 PM

Thursday, June 30

“Consumer Ecosystem Innovation,” Eric J. Bruno, VP, Product Management, Verizon Telecom at 9:00 AM

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Agenda: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/agenda

Press Registration: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass

Download the CONNECTIONS™ Press Sheet at www.parksassociates.com/connpress.

Contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720.987.6614 to schedule an interview with a speaker or request materials. Keynote addresses will be live streamed and archived at www.parksassociates.com/streaming. Please check our blog www.connectionsindustryinsights.com for updates or follow us on Twitter @CONNECTIONS_US.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 25th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2021 focused on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, home automation and entertainment solutions.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during virtual networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2021 features sessions on March 24, May 12, May 25-26, July 14, August 18, September 22, and November 9-10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.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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