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JUNE 7, 2011


Motorola Mobility to discuss how convergence impacts mobility, media and digital home management at CONNECTIONS™

Vice President David Grubb to discuss Converged Experiences on June 28 Keynote

Parks Associates today welcomes David Grubb III, Vice President, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility, as the opening keynote for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase on June 28 at 4:20 p.m. The international research firm will host CONNECTIONS™ on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

In his Keynote "Converged Experiences," Mr. Grubb will discuss the impact of the Internet and mobile networks on consumer expectations for home management, content access and more immersive, converged experiences. Over 2 billion people worldwide will have a smartphone by 2015, according to Parks Associates. The spread of these devices, along with tablets, Wi-Fi, and 3G and 4G technologies, is blurring the lines between wireless vs. wireline and home vs. mobile experiences.

"Over 60% of U.S. smartphone users are interested in an app that syncs files across multiple mobile devices," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Once consumers have these advanced devices in hand, their expectations for home management and content access expand. Mr. Grubb has invaluable insight into the implications and challenges as cloud media and connected and mobile CE redefine the digital living markets, and we look forward to his keynote at CONNECTIONS™."

In his keynote, Mr. Grubb will discuss the future vision for the home and mobile consumer experience and how the industry can best realize the potential of convergence. He will also examine the distinct kinds of convergence happening today. For example, mobility converges with computing through the advancement of powerful smartphones and tablets. Mobility is also converging with media through the growth of multiscreen TV services and companion devices. Finally, the emergence of IP content delivery and interactive services is driving the convergence of media, home management and the Internet.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, Radialpoint, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX; Hitachi; Independa; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; and Zonoff; Bronze Sponsors AlertMe, EchoStar, HomePNA, iTOK.NET, Minerva Networks, and RoxioNow; and Break Sponsor Firstsource.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, visit www.connectionsus.com.

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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