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SEP 25, 2012

Service providers, content creators, and platform developers attend CONNECTIONS™ Summit to discuss challenges, opportunities in connected home

Samsung, IBM, Verizon, Microsoft, Qualcomm participate at Parks Associates' executive summit at CES

Parks Associates today announced the agenda and speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 8 at 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, which will analyze the impact of new IP platforms on entertainment, advertising, energy, and tech support services. This firm's research finds 25% of U.S. broadband households have a smart TV and almost 33% have a tablet. The rapid adoption of connected devices is changing consumer habits in video viewing and home management while opening numerous opportunities for companies in the connected-home ecosystem.

"New consumer habits emerging from IP devices are forcing service providers, retailers, and manufacturers to expand their current business strategies," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS Summit™  focuses on these challenges, with over 25 top industry leaders discussing solutions for the connected home, case studies of new deployment strategies, and consumer research trends."


Smart TVs and the Future of Entertainment

Second-Screen Experiences and Revenue Opportunities

Convergence in the Connected Home: Partnership Opportunities

New Opportunities in Tech Support Services

Multiscreen Services: Where Connected CE meets OTT

 Current list of speakers:

Eric Anderson, VP, TV Content Strategy, North America, Samsung

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

Cameron Clayton, SVP of Digital Product, The Weather Channel Companies

Dan Flagler, Manager - Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon Telecom

Jason Henderson, Product Manager, FiOS TV, Verizon

Kurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics

Ben Huang, Director, Mediaroom, Microsoft Corporation

Vance Ikezoye, Founder & CEO, Audible Magic

David Jones, EVP Marketing, Shazam

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Ratul Sengupta, VP, Technology Enabled Services & Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services

Jordan Socran, VP,Business Development, Radialpoint

John Steinberg, EVP, Business Development and Co-founder, EcoFactor

Philippe Steinmetz, Director Home and Content, North America, Orange

Steve Wan, Sr. Director Marketing, Qualcomm Inc.

Ted Werth, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, PlumChoice, Inc.

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth # 21944. CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier Program Members Affinegy, Digitalsmiths, EcoFactor, IBM, Irdeto, PacketVideo, Qualcomm, Radialpoint, and Sigma Designs.

Parks Associates is also hosting CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 13-14 November 2012, in Amsterdam. Visit http://www.parksassociates.com.

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