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11 NOV 2010

CONNECTIONS™ Europe to examine new business strategies for connected CE, value-added services, and digital entertainment

Parks Associates forecasts networked households worldwide will reach 470 million by 2015

Parks Associates will host top executives from the digital content, value-added services, mobile and connected CE, and advanced video and entertainment industries at CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit: Monetizing Connectivity and User Experiences, November 15-16, 2010.

The two-day summit takes place at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam and offers insights into new business strategies and product plans to reach an increasingly connected population.

“Worldwide we will have 470 million households with a data network by 2015, with Western Europe accounting for one-fourth of the total,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. “With that connectivity, advanced products like smartphones, gateways, and connected CE can reach deeper into the home to offer enhanced service offerings and place-shift content to consumers anywhere on the globe. The executive speakers at CONNECTIONS™ Europe will discuss the challenges and business implications for both the product and service sectors.”

The agenda includes the following sessions:

  • Service Providers and the Connected Home
  • Broadband Value-Added Services: Customer Satisfaction and Technical Support
  • Mobile Broadband: Devices, Strategies, and Consumer Demand
  • Next-Gen Video Services: Personalization and Flexibility
  • Consumers and Connected Consumer Electronics
  • The Landscape for Connected Devices
  • Content Delivery and Control for Connected TVs
  • Extending the Video Experience to Multiple Screens
  • Value-added Services & the Video Ecosystem
  • Controlling the Experience
  • Mobile Video: The Cloud, the App Store, & the Connected Home

Romain Waller, Senior VP, Connect, Technicolor, will present the morning keynote “Reshaping the Digital Home Opportunity with Next Gen Media Devices Delivery” on November 16.

The agenda features speakers from the following companies:

Accedo Broadband
Acetrax
ActiveVideo Networks
Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)
Alcatel-Lucent
Alticast
Bestv
Cisco
Cloudberry Associates
Dell
Deutsche Telekom AG
Ericsson AB
Femto Forum
France Telecom-Orange Labs
F-Secure
Gigle Networks
HbbTV
HCL America
IBM
Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH
IP Vision
Irdeto
Juniper Networks

Latens Systems
Lilli Group Ltd.
Limelight Networks
Nagra-Kudelski
NDS
ng Connect
Omnifone
Oregan Networks Ltd
Philips
Radialpoint
Ralink Technology
Rovi Corporation
Ruckus Wireless
ruwido
Samsung Electronics Europe
Verimatrix
Veveo
Vidiator
Virgin Media
Visiware
Widevine
Zeitera

Sponsors are Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), Gigle Networks, Latens, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Ralink Technology, Virgin Media, and Zeitera.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.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.

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