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JAN 5, 2012

MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates Invites Media to 6th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2012 CES

Analysts and Technology Execs from Companies such as Verizon, Best Buy, IBM & Motorola will Lead Five Interactive Sessions, Networking Reception Immediately Following

International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 6th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES from 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. on January 10, 2012, in Rooms S204-205, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center. A networking reception, sponsored by GSMA, follows at 5:30 p.m.

Parks Associates research shows more than 920 million connected devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be sold worldwide in 2012. Revenues from operator-provided cloud-based value-added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015.

Summit sessions will feature executives from over 25 technology companies speaking on topics such as smart TVs, voice controls, tablets, content distribution, energy management, and the digital locker. The agenda is available at www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-summit/agenda.

What: CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

When: TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Networking Reception, sponsored by GSMA, begins at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Rooms S204-205, South Hall Second Floor, Las Vegas Convention Center

9:30-10:45 Smart TV Outlook
11:00-12:30 Video: Three Screens and Beyond
1:00-2:15 Consumer Demand for Energy as a Service
2:30-3:45 Technical Support, Customer Service & the Lifecycle in the Digital Home
4:00-5:15 The Personal Cloud and Digital Locker
5:30 Networking Reception, sponsored by GSMA

Interviews: To request an interview or additional information (including data and analyst comments for stories), contact Holly Sprague at +1.720.987.6614.

Research highlights: www.parksassociates.com/ces12

Visit Parks Associates at Booth #20259, South Hall 1.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. In 2022, the executive event features one day of panel discussions on the state of the smart home, connected health, home security, and new home services, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 16th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.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