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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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Parks Associates' 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place November 10-12, 2020, online, as part of the Virtual CONNECTIONS Community.

The annual CONNECTIONS™ conference hosts more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, security, smart home, health, and energy industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology innovations, consumer research on adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop with a deep dive into Parks Associates’ consumer data and trends in the smart home markets.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during virtual networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, 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 webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.