Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Parks Associates to present service provider strategies and smart home trends at OSP EXPO 2013

Special research track features executives from Verizon, Ericsson, Broadcom, Clearleap, HP, and other leaders in digital living

Parks Associates today announced the sessions and speakers for the educational track “Research/Trends/Analyst,” hosted by the research firm at OSP EXPO 2013 in Dallas, Texas, October 9-10. Parks Associates analysts and company executives will discuss consumer research and service provider strategies in smart home services, mobile and video, telemedicine, and technical support.

"By 2016, 81% of U.S. households will have a smartphone, 72% will have a tablet, 66% will have Wi-Fi, and 52% will have a smart meter," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Multiple consumer devices will constitute the underlying infrastructure for new smart home solutions in cloud services, tech support, and digital health. Parks Associates is pleased to be partnering with OSP EXPO to present strategies for service providers to build new recurring revenues."

Sessions:

Telemedicine – New Solutions for Healthcare

Advanced Tools and Infrastructure for Consumer Tech Support

Blending Mobile and Video – Providing Quality Video

Device Interoperability: Standards for the Connected Home

Integration of Connected CE with Home Services

The Future of the Personal Cloud

BYOD’s Impact on the Network for SMBs

Speakers:

Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CTO, Cloud Computing, West Region/Cross-Brand, IBM

Thomas Barber, Director, Marketing, Silicon Laboratories/ZigBee

John Barrett, Director, Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates

Randy Berg, Chairman, DECT Forum, US Working Group

Mike Coop, Smart Grid Task Force, UPnP Forum

Shane Dyer, President, Founder, Arrayent

Alex Emmermann, VP, Engineering, Clearleap, Inc.

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi

Amnon Gavish, Senior VP, Vertical Solutions, Vidyo

Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi

Nancy Green, Managing Principal, Verizon Enterprise Solutions – Healthcare, Verizon

Solomon Israel, Head, Customer Engagements, TV & Media Practice, Ericsson

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

Barbara Kraus, Director, Research, Parks Associates

Sriram Krishnan, Senior Director, Product Management and Ecosystem, Good Technology

Fady Lamaa, VP, Products, mPortal

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Letha McLaren, VP, Product Management, iControl Networks

K. Scott Morrison, CTO, Layer 7 Technologies

Jeff Mortlock, VP Technical Support Practice, Sutherland Global Services

Valmiki Mukherjee, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Cloud Security Alliance North Texas

Rob Ranck, President, HomePlug Alliance

Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks

Eric Rock, CEO, Vivify Health

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Bill Scheffler, Senior Director, North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance/Sigma Designs

Sean Schneyer, Emerging Business Director, Ericsson

Kumaran Siva, Board Member, HGI; Associate Director, Marketing, Broadcom, HGI/Broadcom

Nate Treloar, VP & GM, Enterprise, RAMP   

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

Doug Warner, Senior Director, Mobility Strategy, HP

Jeff Wilson, Director, Product Management, NETGEAR

Naeem Zafar, CEO, Bitzer Mobile

Parks Associates is the exclusive research partner for OSP EXPO 2013. The event will feature an exhibit floor with more than 200 exhibitors and a powerful attendee base, 70% of whom will be armed with purchasing authority and influence. For complete information about OSP EXPO 2013 and to register, visit http://www.ospmag.com/expo. Registration is free. When prompted, enter priority code: OSP2013E.

For more information, visit www.parksassociates.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

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

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