Archived Industry Events

Parks Associates is supporting IoT Dev + Test.

IoT Dev + Test offers the latest tips, tricks, tools, and in-depth learning opportunities for internet of things software developers as well as testers. With five full days of learning, the conference includes hands-on classes and sessions focused on IoT design, programming, AI, emerging IoT practices and more. In addition, the popular Mobile Dev + Test, will be co-located with IoT Dev + Test. Take advantage of having over 60+ IoT and mobile hot topics to choose from.

Register using promo code MDCM and save up to $200 off your conference registration.

IoT Dev + Test
When: April 24-28, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting NAB Show Las Vegas.

Glenn Hower, Senior Analyst at Parks Associates, will be speaking on the session "OTT Video Services: Fighting to Capture and Retain Users" on Monday, April 24 at 12:10 p.m. The session will explore the trends and dynamics of today's OTT video service market and reveal new data on adoption, churn, and which companies are finding success. Hower will also participate in a panel debate on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m.

NAB Show Las Vegas is where global visionaries convene. The event includes the entire digital ecosystem, including broadcast, digital media, film, entertainment, telecom, post-production, academia, mobile, houses of worship, advertising, military, government, retail, security, sports, live events, online video, IT, virtual and augmented reality, and so many more.

NAB Show Las Vegas
When: April 22-27, 2017
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs World Congress.

This year's event features the most comprehensive programme to date. The 2017 event will bring three events all under one roof. Attendees will receive the full MVNOs experience as well as two brand new events - Wholesale as a Service and e-SIM Connect.

MVNOs World Congress
When: April 24-27, 2017
Where: Nice, France


Parks Associates is supporting MRMW North America.

MRMW is designed and crafted for the market research community to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Going beyond the regular event topics, MRMW actively seeks out new technologies from inside and outside the industry. Complemented by our MRMW Awards and Start-up competition, the MRMW conference is your one-stop shop to find out what’s new.

Register using promo code PA15 to save 15% off on regular rates.

MRMW North America
When: April 25-26, 2017
Where: Chicago, Illinois


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Car California.

AUTOMOTIVE MEGATRENDS conferences are designed to connect and inform the stakeholders who are shaping the automotive industry of tomorrow. The annual CONNECTED CAR CALIFORNIA conference will bring together key stakeholders to network and discuss the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the connected car. More than 20 expert speakers, 250+ delegates and a tech showcase featuring 16 exhibitions make CONNECTED CAR CALIFORNIA an unmissable event.

Connected Car California
When: April 25, 2017
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Telehealth 2.0.

Join more than 6,000 healthcare and technology leaders in Orlando on April 23-25 for Telehealth 2.0, the American Telemedicine Association's premier telehealth innovation and networking conference. Want to take advantage of huge savings? Enter promo code ParksAssoc15 at registration to receive a 15% discount.

Telehealth 2.0
When: April 23-25
Where: Orlando, Florida


Glenn Hower, Senior Analyst at Parks Associates, will speak at Roku Ad Connect on April 19-21 in Austin, Texas. The event will be held at the Omni Barton Creek in Austin.

Roku Ad Connect
When: April 19-21
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting ISC West.

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the session "Leveraging Emerging Smart Home Technologies to Grow your Business" at 10 a.m. on April 5.

The International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC West – is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry, covering Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, Biometrics, IP Security, Video Surveillance / CCTV, Networked Security Products and more.

ISC West
When: April 4-7, 2017
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada


Parks Associates is supporting SPTechCon Austin.

The ninth spring version of SPTechCon, April 2-5 in Austin, is part of the world’s premier independent SharePoint/Office365 event series, with 1,000+ delegates and 30+ exhibitors! It is for IT professionals, SharePoint power users and developers. Choose from more than 70 classes and tutorials presented by more than 40 expert speakers and Microsoft MVPs.

Use code SHAREPOINT for a $200 conference discount off the prevailing rate of a three-day or four-day pass.

SPTechCon Austin
When: April 2-5, 2017
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Policy Control.

Policy Control has moved beyond its traditional billing and charging use case to become the dynamic engine at the heart of a thriving software-defined network. As we edge closer to the connected device ecosystem, with its enabling technology, 5G, on the horizon for 2020, we will explore the use cases for policy control for the IoT in a high-bandwidth low-latency network.

As the only dedicated global Policy Control event in the market, with more operator case studies than any other expert meeting on the technology, Policy Control offers specific talks and unparalleled networking opportunities to help the telecommunications community solve these challenges and more.

Policy Control
When: April 4-5, 2017
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting the National Symposium on Market Transformation.

Explore cutting-edge ideas, strategies, and collaboration at the premier spring event dedicated to energy efficiency. Hear about effective energy-saving programs as well as market opportunities such as big data, connected devices, zero net energy, and distributed resources.

Also, network with efficiency aficionados from the United States and abroad who are drawn to the annual symposium, now in its 21st year. This three-day event, developed with guidance from an independent advisory committee, features leading thinkers, experts, and professionals who cover diverse and emerging topics within the scope of market transformation.

National Symposium on Market Transformation
When: April 2-4, 2017
Where: Arlington, VA


Parks Associates is supporting International Wireless Communications Expo.

IWCE is the premier event for communications technology professionals, bringing together everything you need in one place. IWCE features 380 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry and a five-day conference program with 100+ sessions. Over 7,000 individuals attend from diverse segments including government/military, public safety, utilities, transportation, and business enterprise. This year’s show will be held March 27-31, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Register today! Use promo code SVE4 for 20% off conference packages or free exhibit hall admission.

International Wireless Communications Expo
When: March 27-31, 2017
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada


Parks Associates is supporting IoT North America.

Internet of Things North America is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud-based monitoring/control of devices, facilities, automobiles, people, and enterprise operations. Already in its fourth year, the 2017 event will be held in the Chicago, Illinois. area on March 29-30, 2017.

IoT North America
When: March 29-30, 2017
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Cities USA.

Connected Cities USA is a new event covering strategies and technologies to bring smart cities to fruition. Hosted in Chicago on March 29-30, 2017, this event will feature a technical session track, exhibit hall, and multiple networking opportunities to learn, collaborate and educate yourself about connected cities in the US.

Employing intelligent IoT based technologies in these areas will allow for more efficient use of resources, organic expansion via sustainability, high technology job creation, reduced pollution, and a higher standard of living for residents.
 
It will be co-located with Internet of Things North America and share the same exhibit hall.

Connected Cities USA
When: March 29-30, 2017
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Asia.

As the first dedicated platform in Asia to address the enormous potential of the IoT revolution, the first edition of IoT Asia in 2014 was ahead of its competition. It was seen as a transformational platform for addressing challenges and identifying real opportunities within the IoT landscape.

Fast forward to 2017, IoT Asia continues to provide insights for 4,500 attendees across the entire IoT value chain, addressing the interests of technology solution providers and enablers as well as end-user and potential IoT technology adopters across multiple industries.

Get 10% off registration with promo code IOT17MED10.

IoT Asia
When: March 29-30, 2017
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Payments Summit.

The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Attend the 10th-annual Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

2017 will mark the second time that the Smart Card Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core  manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments.

Use code PARKDISC for 20% off non-member prices.

Payments Summit
When: March 27-30, 2017
Where: Orlando, Florida


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Regulation Forum.

The Digital Regulation Forum will set up an interactive exchange of views, from different angles, between top policy makers, market players as well investors and regulators on the impact for the sector and its business models of : the new Internet and telecom policies in the U.S. under the Trump administration; the proposed EU electronic communications code; legal separation in UK; 5G deployment plans; level playing field between OTT and telecom players; opportunities and challenges of Brexit for UK and EU in relation to digital communications; national legislative and regulatory regimes on Net Neutrality; social networks in China and the EU merger and acquisition control practices.
 

Digital Regulation Forum
When: March 28-29, 2017
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Home Health Technology Summit.

Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will give a keynote address at Home Health Technology Summit, which will take place March 26-28 in New Orleans. Wang will also take part in a one-hour round table discussion at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28.

The event is for C-level executives that recommend or purchase anything related to home health technology. Produced by Home Health Technology News, attendees include management at home medical equipment companies, home health and hospice agencies, visiting nurse associations, and hospitals with post-acute care facilities. 

Home Health Technology Summit
When: March 26-28, 2017
Where: New Orleans, LA


Parks Associates is supporting Insurance Nexus USA.

Insurance Nexus USA (March 14-15, Chicago), is a two-day event bringing over 300 insurers as well as analytics and software service providers together to evolve the insurance business model in response to industry disruption. This is the only event focusing 100% on internal business transformation for insurers.

The event features 40+ speakers and over 300 attendees. With topics specific to insurtech disruption, change management, data management, external data, machine learning, IoT, digitization and automation – the conference is designed to finally crack the analytics code so that it no longer stands alone in insurance.

Use promo code 4805PA200 for $200 off registration.

Insurance Nexus USA
When: March 14-15, 2017
Where: Chicago, Illinois


Parks Associates is supporting Cable Congress 2017.

Cable Congress is back in 2017 to help you lead the charge in the constantly evolving cable broadband market. Join the cable industry’s biggest names and most innovative operators for two days of unrivalled content and connectivity, March 8-9, at The Square, Brussels.

Click here to find out more and book your place now.

Cable Congress 2017
When: March 8-9, 2017
Where: Brussels, Belgium


Parks Associates is supporting India m2m + iot Forum.

India m2m + iot Forum aims to highlight India as the ‘Manufacturing Hub’ for the m2m + iot industry where a wide range of high-quality and high-end engineering products, services and solutions could be sourced by the companies, organizations and governments of the nation and the world. The forum also aims at reducing dependence on conventional markets, develop domestic markets, create and develop partnerships and joint ventures, bolster one-on-one business relations and accelerate businesses between India and the countries of the world.

India m2m + iot Forum
When: March 6-7, 2017
Where: New Delhi, India


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile World Congress.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is where senior mobile leaders and visionaries network, collaborate and celebrate how mobile technology is at the forefront of discovery and innovation.

The event provides the best venue for mobile industry business opportunities and deal-making. MWC includes a product and technology exhibition showcasing 2,200+ companies; a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes; the industry’s best networking; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony celebrating mobile solutions and initiatives.

Discover how ‘Mobile is The Next Element’ at Mobile World Congress, in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona.

Mobile World Congress
When: February 27 - March 2, 2017
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Glenn Hower, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, will speak at the Winter Educational Conference on the session "Happy Wi-Fi, Happy Home" at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. The panel will discuss the current landscape for in-home networks, the variety of solutions out there to support them, and how one independent operator is metting home networking needs through excellent customer service.

NCTC’s Winter Educational Conference gathers members from a broad mix of companies with a concentrated focus on technical issues for the independent operator. Members and exhibitors will experience two full days of educational sessions and networking opportunities, including a Technology Showcase highlighting the products and services that are critical to the operation and advancement of our members business. WEC will be held February 20-21 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Winter Educational Conference
When: February 20-21, 2017
Where: New Orleans, LA


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Entertainment World.

Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content.

DEW 2017 focuses on "The FUTURE of..." and will cover topics from OTT to Innovation to eSports to Millennials to Content Marketing to VR/AR to Music Rights to Startups, etc., as this theme guides all talks, discussions, meetings and presentations over the two days. This year's event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA's thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. The event includes keynotes, fireside chats, presentations, panel discussions, tech demos, startup competition, innovative exhibitions, daily DJ music and performers, and the best networking in the the hotel's Sinder Lounge. Join DEW and be a part of the future of connected entertainment.

Digital Entertainment World
When: February 1-2, 2017
Where: Las Angeles, CA


Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy at Parks Associates, is speaking at DistribuTECH and will co-chair the session "Case Studies: Innovations in Thermostat Programs" on February 2 at 8:30 a.m.

DistribuTECH is the leading annual electric power transmission and distribution conference & exhibition event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home.

Bringing together 11,300+ individuals from 78 countries, DistribuTECH offers industry professionals from electric utilities, water utilities and other municipal utilities more information and networking opportunities than any other annual T&D event.

DistribuTECH
When: January 31 - February 2, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Tech Expo Europe.

Europe’s leading IoT event returns to London’s Olympia on 23-24 January 2017.  The IoT Tech Expo Europe; conference & free exhibition returns to London on 23-24 January 2017, for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena.
There will be case studies and 5 dedicated conference tracks covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem including Smart Cities, Connected Living, Developing & IoT Technologies, Connected Industry and Data & Security. It will host over 4,000 attendees from across the entire IoT industry with representatives from sectors including government, energy, education, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, M2M and many more. Register today for your conference and exhibition pass.

IoT Tech Expo Europe
When: January 23-24, 2017
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting the Mobile Excellence Awards.

The ninth-annual Mobile Excellence Awards are now accepting submissions for both MEA America and MEA EUROPE. The MEA’s, known as the “Oscars of Mobile” is the most influential organization that honors innovation and leadership in Mobile Entertainment, Technology and Lifestyle.

On behalf of Parks Associates, we would like to offer a 10% association discount on submissions. Please add “Parks16” in the submission form at the bottom of the page. Please go to www.Mobilexawards.com to submit, or contact info@mobilexawards.com, or Axis PR & Entertainment at 310.276.2220.

Mobile Excellence Awards
When: January 11, 2017
Where: Los Angeles, California


Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates will speak on January 4 on the session "What Can Be Done to Drive Explosive Growth in the Connected Home Market?"

The 2017 AT&T Developer Summit, which runs January 3–4, is a conference focused on developers and content creators. Packed with valuable news and information about emerging technologies, products, and services, it's one of the best opportunities of the year to network with top industry experts.

AT&T Developer Summit
When: January 3-4, 2017
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada


Parks Associates is supporting CONNECT-tivity TV Fan Fest.

CONNECT-tivity’s TV Fan Fest & Expo is a consumer event that combines big stage presentations of talent and TV shows, hands-on demos of the latest in TV tech, and other interactive fun to increase fan engagement, loyalty and excitement around TV programming, products, and services. The event is dedicated to making crucial connections intended to drive viewing eyes to their TVs, computers, tablets, and phones.

CONNECT-tivity TV Fan Fest
When: December 16-17, 2016
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting SPTechCon.

SPTechCon, December 5-8 in San Francisco (Burlingame), is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops, and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers, and developers.

The event features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers, and solutions from 35+ exhibitors. Receive a $200 discount off either the prevailing price of a four-day or three-day pass by inserting the code SHAREPOINT when prompted on the reg page at www.sptechcon.com. Register early for even more savings!

SPTechCon
When: December 5-8, 2016
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Carrier Network Virtualization.

Carrier Network Virtualization brings together key players from the virtualization community to discuss and evaluate the steps needed to accelerate the development of NFV and SDN. The event includes the Intel Network Builders Workshop and Mobile Edge Computing Focus Day plus the two-day CNV conference.

With over 50 speakers from the likes of BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Google, Verizon, AT&T plus many more confirmed, Carrier Network Virtualization boasts the strongest line up of carrier speakers, all providing insights into their deployment challenges.

Carrier Network Virtualization
When: December 5-8, 2016
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Smart Cities Summit.

At Smart Cities Summit, boost infrastructure, increase investment, be sustainable, and improve quality of life to meet demands of the modern city. The only two-day Smart Cities event, where you’ll meet stakeholders from the public and private-sector ecosystems to help tomorrow’s cities face the challenges of growing urban populations with the latest IoT technology.

Smart Cities Summit
When: December 6-7, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Smart Summit Singapore

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda with visionary speaker line-up, Smart Summit Singapore is the platform for global authorities to present their “how-to” strategy and vision for a smart future. Taking place on 30th November & 1st December at Grand Copthorne, the event will feature three summits focussing on Smart Home, Smart Cities and Industrial Internet. Register here: http://www.smartsummit.net/singapore/buy-ticket.html

Smart Summit Singapore
When: November 30 - December 1, 2016
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Payment Systems & Security.

Thanks to big moves by Apple, Samsung, Google, and others, the world of mobile payments is rapidly evolving. More retailers accept digital payments than ever before. However, in a world where evolving cybercrime tactics are out to get people’s information, mobile payments can also cause the worst digital life experiences.

This four-day comprehensive course will focus on key issues involving mobile payment security. The event will include updates on critical hacking techniques through live demonstration. You will also learn how hackers can break security features of mobile platforms and apps. The trainer will not only cover theoretical aspects of mobile security, but will also share his long experience with clients on mobile security. Attend this course and master how to protect apps, infrastructure, and devices, in order to heighten security network of mobile payment gateway. The ultimate objective is to devise a security master plan against threats and hackers.

Mobile Payment Systems & Security
When: November 28 - December 1
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Artificial Intelligence and RPA for Enterprise.

Join the decision-makers and influencers behind some of the most exciting and telling use cases in Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation from companies including Telefónica, Barclays and Ticketmaster, Unibet, Microsoft and Virgin Trains and more at the AI & RPA for Enterprise Conference. Designed to focus decision-makers on the right priorities, this two-day networking forum is a perfect setting for executives looking to cut through the white noise of Artificial Intelligence and understand where and how to start now.
 
Save 15% off with discount code PARK15 online at www.artificialintelligenceevent.

Artificial Intelligence and RPA for Enterprise
When: November 23-24, 2016
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things World Europe.

Join us at Europe’s most comprehensive IoT Event. The leading forum focusing on case studies that show today’s Industry and Enterprises leveraging IoT technologies to transform their business through creating value and efficiencies.

Internet of Things World Europe
When: November 20 – 22, 2016
Where: Dublin, Ireland


Parks Associates is supporting Music + TV + Film = VR.

The hype around VR in the entertainment industry is all about merging art and technology both to enhance the consumer experience and to propel the entertainment business on the path of innovation and prosperity. VR/AR Association LA has assembled key players in the VR space to discuss how they are disrupting the business of music, TV, and film.

The VR/AR Association Music + TV + Film = VR Symposium will offer a great opportunity to meet top industry leaders and discuss how VR/AR is reshaping the future of music, TV, and film. Network with peers, suppliers, Hollywood film makers, celebrities, educators, and others within the VR/AR ecosystem.

Music + TV + Film = VR
When: November 19, 2016
Where: Santa Monica, CA


Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect Africa

TV Connect Africa continues to be the CXO meeting point for African broadcasters and OTT disruptors. It brings the Pay TV industry, along with the Digital Gurus, content providers and government authorities to discuss the potential for broadcast in Africa. This year will include an increased focus on Triple Play as the technology comes to fruition. The conference will co-locate with AfricaCom, the largest digital expo in Africa. This will allow for joint networking with the whole digital ecosystem, as well as shared keynote sessions. The conference will be split into 3 days with our hugely successful Multiplatform Focus Day opening the conference sessions.

TV Connect Africa
When: November 15-17, 2016
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Africa.

LTE Africa
When: November 15-17, 2016
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting 5G World North America.

5G World North America
When: November 14-16, 2016
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Wholesale Connectivty Convention.

MVNOs are a vital part of the wholesale community, driving innovation and acting as a platform for new disruptive technologies. However, in order to grow, it is essential for MVNOs to understand the challenges and opportunities in the wholesale market.

Whole Connectivity Convention provides an opportunity for MVNOs to learn and network with tier 1 carriers as well as tier 2-4 carriers and global connectivity providers.

Wholesale Connectivity Convention
When: November 14-16, 2016
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Investors Day.

The goal of IoT Investors Day is to contribute to the market development by organizing international business conference that will take place in Bangalore, India.

More than 500 attendees and 12 best experts across the IoT space will gather in order to discuss the latest IoT market trends and to identify ways of its further development. Professionals from around the world will meet in the city, which is the business center of one of the fastest developing countries in the field of IoT.
 
The special feature of this conference is Start-up Pitch Deck where 10 teams with the most innovative ideas will come out. The culmination of the day will be determination of the most promising idea; as a result, the team will receive a grant from our investors for its implementation.

IoT Investors Day
When: December 9, 2016
Where: Bangalore, India


Parks Associates is supporting OTTtv World Summit.

The OTT TV Summit is firmly established as the premier show for the Pay TV and Telco industry to shape the future of VOD & Multiscreen Experience. This event attracts players from across the entirety of the OTT landscape, resulting in an incomparable opportunity to network with both the established players in the market and the up-and-coming disruptors. With 80+ speakers and 400+ attendees over four days, the OTT TV Summit provides a crystal clear view of the market trends as they are developing in the industry, focusing primarily on the ever-evolving relationship between OTT & Pay TV business models which continues to dominate the multiscreen and connected entertainment ecosystems. With the addition of a brand NEW 4k in Focus Day, the OTT TV World Summit is not to be missed!

OTTtv World Summit
When: November 8-10, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting LPWAN World Forum.

LPWAN World Forum is a two-day conference and exhibition covering Low Power Wide Area Networks and its impact on IoT technology.

Hear from over 40 visionary speakers and leading case studies on how LPWANs are enabling a much wider range of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Take part in roundtable discussions for in-depth learning and network with peers and colleagues in our exhibition and demo area. Gain a unique insight from the major industry contributors.

Make sure you are present in London on the 9th and 10th November for THE IoT Networks event of 2016.

LPWAN World Forum
When: November 9-10, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting NAB Show New York.

NAB Show New York delivers a connected community of media and entertainment professionals with the broadcasters, brands, ad agencies, and digital partners who are rapidly changing the landscape. Visit exhibits and attend 30 sessions in on-floor Inspiration Stages exploring New York centric topics: news, film and TV productions, live productions, digital advertising, innovation investment, plus satellite media and broadcast technologies. Grab the gear, meet the entrepreneurs and stock up on the solutions you need to redefine modern media. Get in ON the action.  

NAB Show New York
When: November 9-10, 2016
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Security of Things World USA 2016.

Exploring Security and the Internet of Things. A world class event focused on the next information security revolution. Be part of Security of Things World USA on November 3-4 in San Diego, CA to tailor your proposition to respond to the security concerns that preoccupy enterprises today and find pragmatic solutions to the most common security threats. Connect with over 300 peers to learn, network and share best practice strategies at the only dedicated forum where all stakeholders who play an active role in the security of IoT come together.

Main topics in 2016:

  • Securing your cyber physical systems
  • Expanding your IT Security
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Data privacy in an interconnected world
  • Security strategies

For further information about the event, check out: www.securityofthingsworldusa.com.

Security of Things World USA 2016
When: November 3-4, 2016
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting IoT West.

Internet of Things West is an event covering advanced connectivity and cloud-based control of devices, equipment, facilities and enterprise operations. This conference is one of two annual “Internet of Things” trade shows hosted by Webcom Communications, with IoT West serving the western US, Canada and Mexico. It will be held November 3-4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. co-located with other complementary events: Remote Monitoring and Control 2016 and the Antenna Systems Conference and DeviceWerx 2016. 

IoT West
When: November 3-4, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada


Parks Associates is supporting Nordic Mobile Healthcare Technology Congress.

The Nordic Mobile Healthcare Technology Congress will be returning to Stockholm on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2016 to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in health innovation. We’ll be bringing together clinicians, the health and social care workforce, policy makers and technology providers to examine how the sector can meet the triple challenge of improving the patient experience, improving health outcomes and reducing the cost of care.

With efficiency and modernization at the forefront of health and social care policy, the need to share experiences, scalable success stories and new ways of working has never been greater. We’ll hear from 25 presenters on how they’ve implemented mHealth in their organizations and the steps needed to realize the benefits mobile technology can bring.

Nordic Mobile Healthcare Technology Congress
When: November 2-3, 2016
Where: Stockholm, Sweden


Parks Associates is supporting Smart Home Summit.

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will moderate the session "The Altruistic Smart Home" at 2:40 p.m. on November 2, and chair the track "Smart Home 2020" that same day. He will also be participating in an analyst breakfast briefing at 7:30 a.m. on November 1.

At Smart Home Summit, Meet key stakeholders, forge strategic partnerships, and cash-in on the smart home. The only two-day smart home event where you'll bring interoperability to life and learn from the success & failure of the ecosystem's best and brightest.

Smart Home Summit
When: November 1-2, 2016
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect MENA.

TV Connect MENA is the premier networking event for senior level executives across the connected entertainment industry spanning the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Bringing expert insight from industry leaders from within the region and beyond, TV Connect MENA will enable broadcasters and service providers alike to develop a sustainable and scalable video strategy.

Across 2 days of focused presentations, interactive panels and other new formats designed to tackle the unique challenges of the region, we will address everything from expanding content offerings and monetising new pay TV and OTT services to optimising content delivery and overcoming piracy. 

TV Connect MENA
When: October 31-November 1, 2016
Where: Dubai, UAE


Parks Associates is supporting Member Experience Across The Health Plan Continuum.

How do you improve your members' experience across all key touch points of your plan? Complex health plan organizations face new mandates to provide transparency, quality and integration that demands a complete change in structure, organization, and business processes. What strategies and tools will you need to strengthen the interface between you and your members and the community? How can you facilitate and expedite access to care? It all demands a system wide effort involving all levels of your organization.

For the first time, the 3rd Annual Member Experience Across the Health Plan Continuum, scheduled for October 27-28, 2016, at The Inn at Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee, features thought leaders at the major member engagement touch points across your plan.

Visit http://www.hcmemberengagement.com for more information.

Save $200 when you register with promo code PA200. 

Member Experience Across The Health Plan Continuum
When: October 27-28, 2016
Where: Nashville, TN


Parks Associates is supporting ADAS to Self-Driving Vehicles Conference.

The inaugural ADAS to Self-Driving Vehicles is brought to you from the producers of Silicon Valley’s four largest events - Internet of Things World, Apps World, Wearable World Congress and The Future of Connected Cars. It is the first two-day market-led program that dives into the future of self-driving cars exploring key themes including: security and privacy issues; HD maps, car sharing and the future of vehicle ownership, to building the next generation of driver-assist systems and unlocking the self-driving smart city of the future. 

This conference will be the meeting place for auto makers, car sharing providers, start-ups, investors, municipal transportation agencies and regulatory authorities to discuss the road to self-driving vehicles.

Free passes for OEMs. Solution Providers receive exclusive discount. Enter PA100 here to claim

ADAS to Self-Driving Vehicles Conference
When: October 27-28, 2016
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe.

Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe 2016 is the only event in the region that encompasses the full value chain of the TV delivery. Over 300 of the most influential and visionary contacts in the industry – such as telecom operators, content producers plus cable and satellite providers – will gather together in Warsaw this October addressing the key trends and topics in this varied and dynamic region. The event will provide an unbeatable opportunity to hear direct from pay TV operators, OTT service providers and content companies about the challenges, opportunities and choices they face.

Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe
When: October 25-26, 2016
Where: Warsaw, Poland


Parks Associates is supporting HetNet Expo.

HetNet Expo delivers two full days of visionary keynotes, dynamic panels, professional workshops, and valuable networking with the leading companies and professionals who are driving the future of mobile communications and working to build sustainable smart cities.

Industry experts from the world’s most innovative public and private organizations come together to share insights on wireless technologies -- from small-cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) to Wi-Fi and macro networks. Register today to discover how wireless networks will play a very critical role in how communities live, work and play for years to come.

HetNet Expo
When: October 25-26, 2016
Where: Houston, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Telco Data Analytics Europe.

Telco Data Analytics Europe, held on 25–26 October, 2016 in Madrid, is the only event focused on data analytics for the telecommunications market. This differentiates it from the competition, as 'big data' or 'analytics' tend to form composite parts of larger events. Our event positions itself as a bespoke, niche event aimed at a specific audience.

This year we have a dedicated stream focused on Location Based Services which offers a seemingly unending variety of ultra-personalised applications. Don't miss out on the chance to learn about effective, trialled and tested location based services already available in the market.

Telco Data Analytics Europe
When: October 25-26, 2016
Where: Madrid, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting The Tech Expo.

Now in its 2nd year, The Tech Expo Conference & Exhibition is designed to Explore, Educate and Engage our audience in the Contextual use of Emerging Technologies. Topics covered include Contextual Tech, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality (Mixed Reality), IoT, FinTech, 3D Printing & Robotics. The Future of Tech is Contextual and it is becoming vital for Businesses, Marketers, Developers and Designers to engage with next generation technology & innovations to explore how to reach higher level solutions by bringing emerging technologies into context for enhanced UX, improved processes and advanced business solutions. Use discount code TTE20 for 20% discount on our Explore & Engage Passes.
 

The Tech Expo
When: October 24-25, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting FinTech Expo.

FinTech Expo & Conference hosted at TTE 2016 is a platform designed to not only explore the hot new tech and innovations disrupting the world of finance but educate on how to successfully implement FinTech within a Business or Enterprise with a focus around the Contextual use of FinTech Innovations. FinTech is disrupting sectors such as Retail, Leisure, Financial Services & the Enterprise through innovations in Mobile Payments, Money Transfers, Loans, Fundraising and even Asset Management. Soon no Business or Enterprise will succeed and flourish without the right FinTech services in place. Use discount code FT20 for 20% discount on our Explore & Engage Passes.

FinTech Expo
When: October 25, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Health Symposium.

Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium
Digital Technology that Cares: Bringing the Human Element to Life
October 20-21, 2016 - Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

Where Innovators are Transforming Health Care, Advancing Technology, Creating Opportunities. The Connected Health Symposium is an international change-agent conference that promotes innovative thinking and the application of personal consumer health technologies to support new models of care delivery. For more than a decade, the Symposium has been an important venue for health care thought leaders to convene, share ideas and establish partnerships that are changing health care delivery for the future.
 

Connected Health Symposium
When: October 20-21, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Tech Expo North America.

IoT Tech Expo North America; Conference & Exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, 20-21 October. Europe’s leading IoT conference will be arriving in San Francisco, North America , on 20-21st October for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena. There will be case studies and 5 dedicated conference tracks covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem including Smart Cities, Connected Living, Developing & IoT Technologies, Connected Industry and Data & Security, in addition to a free exhibition.  

IoT Tech Expo North America
When: October 20-21, 2016
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be chairing the Day 2 8:55 AM - 2 PM. Brett will be presenting "GLIMPSING THE FUTURE: CHARTING THE BEST WAY FORWARD" from 9 - 9:15 AM. Brett will also moderate the session, "PANEL DISCUSSION: ENSURING OPTIMAL QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: SERVING THE VIEWER" from 12:30 PM - 1 PM. 

Parks Associates is supporting VR & AR World.

Join your peers for three action packed days full of presentations, debates and networking to discover what Virtual and Augmented Reality means for the future of entertainment, enterprise and the entire televisual experience.

  • Network with the leading players in VR, AR and 360 video across the world
  • Learn from over 80 speakers from the forefront of Virtual and Augmented Reality worldwide
  • Experience the latest technology through manufacturer demonstrations
  • Immerse yourself into the future through case studies and in-depth debates from right across the ecosystem

VR & AR World
When: October 18-20, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be chairing the TV, Connected Entertainment and Quad Play track on October 18th from 2 PM – 6 PM. Brett will also be moderating the session, "CONNECT, CONVENE: MONETISING TV AND CONNECTED ENTERTAINMENT" at 4:50 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband World Forum.

Broadband World Forum is the world’s largest Broadband event attracting thousands of decision-makers from across the globe. Now celebrating its 12th anniversary year, the event is the only place to meet the entire broadband industry in one place at one time. 

Broadband World Forum
When: October 18-20, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting NYC Television & Video Week.

The fourth-annual NYC Television and Video Week, presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and Next TV, will once again bring the industry’s focus to the media capital of the world. With five, high-profile, can’t-miss events taking place from October 17-20 at the TimesCenter, Waldorf Astoria, and Grand Hyatt, NYC Television & Video Week covers the full breadth of trends and topics that are vital to today’s television businesses.

Events include the 26th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Virtual Reality 20/20, Advanced Advertising, Next TV Summit, and the 14th Annual Hispanic Television Summit.

NYC Television & Video Week
When: October 17-20, 2016
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Security Summit.

IoT Security Summit
When: October 17-19, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Next TV Summit NY.

Next TV Summit & Expo is a high-level, future-focused conference, expo and networking event presented on both coasts annually, providing insights into the impact of new video devices, delivery systems and consumer expectations in the OTT era. Across a full day, each edition of Next TV informs, inspires and connects members of the video, media and technology community with a combination of unique networking features and keynotes, Q&As, panel discussions and case studies.

In addition to plenty of breaks to follow up with fellow attendees and explore our expo area, Next TV presents structured networking with targeted roundtable discussions on hot topics led by industry experts. These roundtables provide key introductions and deeper discussions around attendees’ areas of specialty and interest. Once registered, attendees may request their preferred tables. 

Next TV Summit NY
When: October 19, 2016
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Security of Things 2016.

Security of Things 2016, is being held in Chicago, Illinois this fall, and brings security, privacy and authentication to the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) with speakers from both the IoT and security communities. Speakers will discuss the impact embedded security technology is expected to have on connected cars, wearables, smart homes, smart cities, smart factories, identity and authentication, data integrity and privacy, IoT payment, standards and regulation and more. Attendees will hear from experts in both the IoT and security spaces on the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving security and privacy in IoT.

Security of Things 2016
When: October 18-19, 2016
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting Self-Organising Networks World.

Under increasing pressure to cut costs and streamline processes, operators are consistently being asked to do more with less. Self-Organising Networks offers the perfect opportunity to do both, delivering fool proof automated technology that will improve the consumer experience while drastically cutting costs in the long term.

Join us for the coinciding C-RAN Summit, taking place on October 17th, where industry leaders will gather to explore the business case for C-RAN, deployment use cases, associated technical implications and benefits to QoS.

Self-Organising Networks World
When: October 17-19, 2016
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting Payer’s Behavioral Health Management Summit.

In order to truly improve population health and treat the whole patient, behavioral health must be a priority for health plan. In its 3nd year, the Payer’s Behavioral Health Management Summit convenes industry leaders to share best practices in improving behavioral health networks, supporting behavioral health integration, and treating their members’ whole health. Topics of discussion at this year’s program include:
• Building a strong behavioral health network of providers within the confines of limited access to in-network psychiatrists
• Integrating telehealth into behavioral health strategy to improve access to care in acute care and rural settings
• Creating more flexible cost efficient continuums of services while improving outcomes
• Reducing readmissions and treatment costs with team-based care programs
• Implementing an integrated care model to improve quality of care and early identification of behavioral health needs while reducing costs
  o Achieving ROI with an integrated program
  o Developing quality measures of integration
  o Analyzing reimbursement strategies for integrated care
  o Exploring carve-in and carve-out models in an integrated world

Save $200 when you register with promo code PARKS200.

Payer’s Behavioral Health Management Summit
When: October 17-18, 2016
Where: Washington, DC


Parks Associates is supporting TU-Automotive West Coast.

Jennifer Kent, Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the session "Putting the Consumer at the Center of the IoT."

The TU-Automotive West Coast Conference and Exhibition (October 13-14, Hilton San Diego Spa and Resort) - formerly Telematics West Coast - returns to San Diego for 2016.

Experts from Ford, Renault, Hyundai, GM Ventures, Denso, Autotech Council and others will cover the key topics affecting the industry, including mobility, new revenue streams and business models, working with start-ups, and the IoT.
 
You cannot afford to miss the unrivalled networking opportunity here with more input from both legacy companies and leading start-ups who are driving the industry forward. This is the place to meet your key partners and strike those important deals for 2016.

TU-Automotive West Coast
When: October 13-14, 2016
Where: San Diego, CA


Jason Paris, Director, Business Development, Parks Associates, will be moderating the panel "Coopetition and Collaboration Telecom, Utilities, Tech Providers, Start Ups" on October 13 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. He will also moderate the keynote session.

By 2020, over 26 billion devices will be connected. This premier event offers a 360-degree view of the connected device ecosystems and all IoT verticals.

Connected + 2016 is tailored to meet the industry’s need for a unified and collaborative forum and paves the way to what comes next in Internet of Things.  For two days, Connected + offers extensive learning and networking opportunities with industry players, workshops, six learning streams and over 70 speakers. 

CONNECTED +
When: October 12-13, 2016
Where: Toronto, Canada


Parks Associates is supporting Louisville Innovation Summit.

Can we change the face of aging? It’s a question that the industry’s top executives, entrepreneurs and investors will work together at the Louisville Innovation Summit to answer.

From telemedicine, to apps, gaming for seniors, population health management and more, join us to explore a number of options and innovations. This year’s Summit features world renown speakers, a startup pitch contest, and a conference networking event at Louisville’s Muhammad Ali Center. Register at lisummit.com, today.

Louisville Innovation Summit
When: October 9-11, 2016
Where: Louisville, KY


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Voice Summit.

LTE Voice Summit
When: October 4-6, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Media Pipeline.

This one-day conference brings together digital entertainment content owners, service providers and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers. The 2016 event is October 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Digital Media Pipeline
When: October 6, 2016
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Chris Tweedt, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be chairing the track "Wearable Disrupt" and moderate the sessions, "Sensors & Flexible Electronics" and "Key to the Future of Smart Textiles" on October 4. Chris will also moderate the session, "Are Wearables the Future of Payments and Banking?" on October 5.

WTS USA 2016 is the leading dedicated smart technology expo and conference. Now in its second year, WTS USA boasts 4 shows in one – The Wearable Technology Show, IOT Connect, AR & VR Show and Digital Healthcare – all under one roof. Thought leading speakers from every area of connected technology will join over 3,000 delegates and the biggest names in technology in Santa Clara on the 4th & 5th October.

Wearable Technology Show
When: October 4-5, 2016
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates is participating in the Fireside Chat: The Role of QoE for OTT Success from 14:30-14:45. 

Nordic Media Summit is one of the worlds’ premium events for the OTT and TV Everywhere industry. This is where the industry meets & greets, shares experiences, learns and gets inspired.

With speakers from Telenor, Google, Spotify, NRK, Verizon, IHS, Egmont/ Nordisk Film, and many more.

Nordic Media Summit
When: September 29, 2016
Where: Copenhagen


Parks Associates is supporting New York Media Festival.

New York Media Festival (NYME) is a city-wide event designed to bring together experienced influencers, investors, entrepreneurs and executive leaders in entertainment, media and technology to learn more about their respective fields and to network across New York City. The four day event includes an opening party, industry leadership dinners, conferences, summits and open houses for the video, games and music industries. NYME is owned and produced by Digital Media Wire, Inc. Over the past 15 years, the DMW team has produced more than 150 events including some of the biggest and most impactful entertainment, tech and digital industry conferences, concerts, launch parties, intimate VIP dinners and networking events. Visit www.mefest.com for more information.

New York Media Festival
When: September 26-29, 2016
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting 5G World Asia.

5G World Asia
When: September 26-28, 2016
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Managed Services World Congress.

Managed Services World Congress, with its key theme of transformation in 2016, is where senior executives from all over the globe meet and discuss future outsourcing strategies in the world of IT virtualisation, advanced networks and the Internet of Everything. MSWC 2016 is focused on the future of communications services operations (4.5/5G, NFV, IoT, big data, analytics) and the journey to get there with the help of strategic partners, with special focus on innovation and integration of examples from other industries

Managed Services World Congress
When: September 27-28, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting SDN Asia.

Network Virtualization and SDN Asia will once again bring together the operator community to evaluate all of the current key issues surrounding virtualization technologies and their expanding role in today’s telco networks. SDN has the potential to improve network performance, flexibility and manageability, increase the pace of innovation through software instead of hardware and establish an open environment for delivering high value game changing applications for customers. NV & SDN Asia will examine network virtualization as a disruptive technology, its cost implications and its impact on the industry as a whole. Join us in October to hear presentations and discussions around next generation MANO, virtualized IMS and EPC, monetization strategies and industry collaboration.

SDN Asia
When: September 27-28, 2016
Where: Singapore


Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be a keynote speaker at Sleep Technology Summit on Monday, September 26 at 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Co-located with the Health 2.0 10th-annual Fall Conference, September 25-28, 2016, the Sleep Technology Summit (STS) will explore innovations in sleep health technology. 

The Summit will also explore trends in sleep data, technology's role in the bedroom environment, lessons learned from technology experts, the future of sleep tech, and the latest products from sleep tech innovators.

Sleep Technology Summit & Expo
When: September 25-28, 2016
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Services Innovation World.

Three of our leading service innovation and modernization events have just come together under one roof! With ample opportunities to benchmark with your industry peers, this is the one must-attend conference for ground-breaking case studies and knowledge sharing.

Service Delivery Innovation Summit: Hear leading operators discuss innovation acceleration, OTT, digital economies, monetising content, IOT and M2M. Operators contributing to the discussion include SK Telecom, O2, Orange and Telefonica.

Rich Communication Summit: Identify the business case for rich communication along with the developments propelling the industry forward. Leading contributors to the conference include Orange, Google, Deutsche Telekom AG and Rogers Communication.

Global Carrier Billing: Gain crucial insight into the developing market and business case for direct carrier billing. Specialists exploring product case studies include Swisscom, Google and Telenor.

Services Innovation World
When: September 27-28, 2016
Where: London, UK


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will moderate the session "Smart Home Monetization" on September 21 at 2:50 p.m. He will also chair the session "Your Questions Answered by our Expert Smart Home Panel" at the close of Day 2, September 22.

Parks Associates is supporting Smart Home Summit London.

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda with visionary speaker line-up, Smart Summit London is the platform for global authorities to present their “how-to” strategy and vision for a smart future. Taking place on 21st & 22nd September at Olympia Conference Centre, the event will feature three summits focusing on Smart Home, Smart Cities and Industrial Internet. Register here: http://smartsummit.net/buy-ticket.html

Smart Home Summit
When: September 21-22, 2016
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting ISE EXPO.

ISE EXPO (formerly OSP EXPO) is the industry-leading trade show for wireless and wireline network evolution. ICT network professionals from around the world attend for activities including live demos, engaging education, commanding keynotes, face-to-face networking and infrastructure solutions. ISE EXPO will take place September 20 – 22 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. Attendee registration begins in May.

ISE EXPO
When: September 20 - 22, 2016
Where: San Antonio, TX


Parks Associates is supporting BSS & OSS / RA & Fraud Prevention / CEM, Analytics and Big Data in Telecoms.

The three co-located events bring together over 300 executives from the operators’ areas across Latin America, in 3 focused sessions with qualified networking among them all:

BSS & OSS Track: Topics focused on Operations Support Systems and Business Support Systems, where we discuss case studies and the importance of adapting and constant updating in order to know exactly what is going on from end to end, including all network elements which must be planned to function in the best possible way.

Customer Management Experience, Big Data & Analytics Track: Session focused on successful initiatives in Customer Experience in Brazil and Latin America and how to monetize the customer experience through Big Data & Analytics.

Revenue Assurance & Fraud Prevention Track: Session focused on those responsible for ensuring revenue in the operator and preventing fraud. Some discussions will be: new market trends in Latin America, loss control, recent studies and practices to prevent fraud, big data, etc.
 

BSS & OSS / RA & Fraud Prevention / CEM, Analytics and Big Data in Telecoms
When: September 20-21, 2016
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting VR World.

Taking place in London, VR World is an invite-only event focused on Augmented and Virtual Reality and its impact on the future of the enterprise.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Expect to hear inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining enterprise as we know it.

VR World
When: September 21, 2016
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting Industry of Things World 2016.

Industry of Things World is an international knowledge exchange platform bringing together all stakeholders who play an active role in the Industrial Internet of Things scene. For its 2nd year over 700 Industrial Internet experts will gather in Sep 19-20, 2016 at the bcc Berlin Congress Center to challenge current thinking and unveil latest innovations at the must-attend Industrial IoT event in Europe where real world IIoT business cases will be the focal point.

Main topics in 2016:
• IoT and how it impacts business models
• Monetizing the IoT in an industrial setting
• Effective PLM strategies
• Data driven decision making with smart data analytics
• Legacy system and the new digital world
• The role of security in this connected world

For further information about the event, check out: www.industryofthingsworld.com

Industry of Things World 2016
When: September 19-20, 2016
Where: Berlin


Parks Associates is supporting and exhibiting at  CEDIA 2016 and will host two sessions at the event.

Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the session "High-End Home Systems: Adoption, Channels & Competition" on September 14 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the session "Growth & Future Outlook for the High-End Audio Market" on September 15 at 1:30 PM.

Expand your network, grow your knowledge base, and be inspired by the most visionary thinkers, innovations, and ideas at CEDIA 2016 – the world’s premier showcase for home technology.  

Visit Parks Associates at booth #1103 during CEDIA.

CEDIA 2016
When: September 13-17, 2016
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting VSAT Global.

VSAT 2016 is the annual meeting place for the major decision makers from across the industry to focus on key issues, discuss the latest industry developments and identify opportunities across the globe. Whether you want to catch up with your industry peers, meet potential and existing business partners or learn about the industry and market developments – VSAT is the premier industry event for you!

VSAT Global
When: September 13-16, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Hospital Marketing & Communication Summit – East

Join your peers at The Hospital Marketing & Communication Summit – East, September 14-15 in Boston to discuss innovative strategies to reach consumers where they are accessing health information and advance marketing efforts within the ever-changing health care system. Visit www.worldcongress.com/hospitalmarketingeast for more information. Register with promo code PARKS200 to save $200. 

Hospital Marketing & Communication Summit – East
When: September 14-15, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Patient Engagement and Experience Summit

Join us at the 3rd Annual Patient Engagement and Experience Summit, September 14-15 in Boston to make sure patient engagement isn’t just a buzz word in your organization. This must-attend event provides an educational platform for both health plan and provider organizations to share best practices in engagement. Visit www.worldcongress.com/patientengagement to learn more. Register with promo code PARKS200 and save $200.

Patient Engagement and Experience Summit
When: September 14-15, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Employers and Providers: Strategic Opportunities and Partnerships Forum.

Hospitals and Clinics attend this event to:
• Engage in dynamic conversations on enhancing employer-provider outreach and communications
• What are the critical first steps in partnering?
• How do employers and providers derive value from their partnerships? What is the driving force?
• Explore value-based collaborations and partnerships and innovations in direct-contracting
• Restructure the provider value proposition to meet employer needs

Save $200 when you register with promo code PARKS200.

Employers and Providers: Strategic Opportunities and Partnerships Forum
When: September 14, 2016
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting InterDrone.

After an impressive debut (2,797 delegates from 48 nations and rave reviews), InterDrone returns to Las Vegas Sept. 7-9 in a premier location: The Paris Las Vegas Hotel. It will feature 120 sessions for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone “buyers and flyers” in more than a dozen vertical market segments. 4,000+ attendees from 6 continents and 125+ exhibitors. Receive a $150 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3 day pass by inserting the code FLYIT or a $25 discount off any expo pass with code EXPO when prompted at www.interdrone.com.

InterDrone
When: September 7-9, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting CTIA Super Mobility Week.

A SPOTLIGHT ON EVERYTHING CONNECTED. Wireless innovation is changing everything. Join us in Las Vegas, September 7, 8 and 9, 2016, for CTIA Super Mobility 2016 and see firsthand tangible, practical applications and get a first look at a future enabled by smart technologies—all in one Smart City. Bringing together 30,000+ professionals from across the new mobile landscape, CTIA Super Mobility 2016 will feature exhibits, content, keynotes and interactive experiences in one smart, connected space for an inspiring look at how mobile innovation is redefining the connected life.
Register now and receive 20% off with promo code: PARKS4CTIA

CTIA Super Mobility Week
When: September 7-9, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Telco Data Analytics USA.

Building on the success of the 2015 event, KNect365 (formerly Informa Telecoms & Media) is delighted to announce the third-annual Telco Data Analytics USA – North America’s only data analytics event solely focused on the telecommunications ecosystem. Due to the unprecedented success of the 2015 event, this year will see TDA USA take place on not one, but two, days of the CTIA’s Super Mobility Week!

As demand for analytical intelligence continues to grow, big and small data, real time and predictive analytics are THE hot topics in the industry. Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada to uncover the answers to all of the pressing questions surrounding the Data Analytics ecosystem!

Telco Data Analytics USA
When: September 7-8, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting The IoT Show.

The IoT Show Asia will focus on four key B2B IoT applications: Smart Factories, Smart Cities, Logistics and Worksites. The event will highlight the need for innovation, for partnerships and for actual project deployment.

  • Deployment. Live end-user projects will be presented in the two-day executive conference
  • Innovation. New start-ups and existing players will be showcasing the latest technology innovations in the exhibition
  • Partnerships. The entire eco-system will be brought together: platforms, networks, infrastructure, sensors, devices, data analysts, financiers and start-ups

Co-located with The Commercial UAV Show Asia, The IoT Show will gather over 2,000 attendees across Asia.

Download event brochure
 

The IoT Show
When: September 1-2, 2016
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is hosting the Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health technologies in particular, which all require active consumer participation to be successful: remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative convenience care models.

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers
When: August 30 - September 1, 2016
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting AnDevCon.

AnDevCon, August 1-4 in Boston, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one day of intensive tutorials, followed by three days of technical classes. More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs will attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes. Visit more than 35 exhibitors! Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3-day or 4-day pass by inserting the code ANDROID when prompted at www.andevcon.com.

AnDevCon
When: August 1-4, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Real Time Web Solutions.

Successful WebRTC implementation and enhancement begins with the RIGHT knowledge & products that coincide with your company goals. Find them at the premier, longest running Global WebRTC Ecosystem Event.

Real Time Web Solutions
When: August 1-4. 2016
Where: New York City, NY


Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the panel "Create a System-Wide Approach to Digital Health" on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9:30 -10:15 am.

Parks Associates is supporting mHealth + Telehealth World 2016.

mHealth + Telehealth World 2016 is a must-attend event for health care executives interested in learning how to most efficiently utilize digital health programs to engage consumers, improve outcomes and lower costs. Join us at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, July 25-26, 2016 to explore innovative technologies, address regulatory and reimbursement Issues, and discover how mHealth and Telehealth are used in various specialties across the health care industry.

Visit www.worldcongress.com/mhealth to learn more. Register with promo code PARKS200 and save $200.

mHealth + Telehealth World 2016
When: July 25-26, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Innovations in Wellness and Population Health Management Summit.

The health care industry as a whole is shifting toward a focus on prevention and wellness as a way to improve population health and decrease the growing health care costs. The Innovations in Wellness and Population Health Management Summit brings together health plan and health system executives to discuss implementation and sustainability of wellness programs while examining ways to engage consumers, incorporate incentives, and address issues of privacy.

Innovations in Wellness and Population Health Management
July 25 - 26, 2016 - Boston, MA
http://worldcongress.com/Wellness
Phone: 800-767-9499
Save $200 with promo code PARKS200. 

Innovations in Wellness and Population Health Management Summit
When: July 25-26, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Wearables TechCon.

Wearables TechCon, July 18-20 in San Jose, focuses on both the hardware and software behind the coming generation of wearable technology. Classes and tutorials in the TechCon tracks will focus on embedded computing, hardware design, sensors, and physical technology, while tracks in the DevCon portion will focus on programming apps and mastering the SDKs of the next wave of computing devices - 2,500 attendees. The highlighted applications will be smart fabrics, healthcare, sports/fitness, smart watches and AR.  Use code WEARIT for a $100 conference discount off the 3-day pass.www.wearablestechcon.com

Wearables TechCon
When: July 18-20, 2016
Where: San Jose, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Patient Support Services and Hub Design Summit.

Join your peers for the 3rd Annual Patient Support Services and Hub Design Summit, July 12-13 in Philadelphia to share and learn strategies for hub design and find the right type of Hub model that works best for your patients. Visit www.worldcongress.com/hub to learn more. Register with promo code PARKS200 to save $200.

Patient Support Services and Hub Design Summit
When: July 12-13, 2016
Where: Philadelphia, PA


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 will showcase the incredible possibilities offered by mobile. Senior industry professionals will gather, network, learn new ideas and make important connections to grow their business in coming years. Passionate consumers will meet to discover the latest devices and innovative technologies. Don’t miss this truly unique event. Make plans to join us in Shanghai, 29 June - 1 July 2016, where our global audience will celebrate the individuality of mobile. Register today with code FEPXTPVAH0 for a complimentary Industry Exhibition Pass courtesy of our partner

Mobile World Congress Shanghai
When: June 29 - July 1, 2016
Where: Shanghai, China


Parks Associates is supporting 5G World.

5G World is more than just an exhibition. Featuring free-to-attend demonstrations, theatres, speaker interviews and product launches, as well nine tracks of exclusive content for premium conference delegates, there are plenty of reasons for the entire LTE/5G community to be part of it. Demonstrations will feature NFV/SDN technology, beam forming concepts, backhaul layouts and much more!

5G World
When: June 28-30, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting SPTechCon.

SPTechCon, June 27-30 in Boston is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers. It features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers and solutions from 35+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!). Receive a $200 discount off either the prevailing price of a 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code SHAREPOINT when prompted on the reg page at www.sptechcon.com. Register early for even more savings!

SPTechCon
When: June 27-30, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


 Parks Associates is supporting Connected Cars.

Connected Cars ’16 is focused on business models, profitability and consumer engagement for the connected car. The event will bring together key OEM decision-makers and solution providers to identify new business strategies on how to maximise connected car revenues. Join 500+ attendees, 50+ exhibitors and hear from 100+ speakers. Parks Associates members can save 15% by quoting I8ZPACSS upon registration.
 

Connected Cars
When: June 28 - July 1
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Security of Things World 2016.

Security of Things World is the industry event for engaged, high level, international executives from across all sectors that are affected by the need for security of the Internet of Things. Connect with over 300 peers on June 27-28 in Berlin to learn, network and share best practice strategies at the only dedicated forum where all stakeholders who play an active role in the security of IoT come together.

Main topics in 2016:
• Securing your cyber physical systems
• Expanding your IT Security
• Business Continuity Management
• Data privacy in an interconnected world
• Security strategies

For further information about the event, check out: www.securityofthingsworld.com

Security of Things World 2016
When: June 27-28, 2016
Where: Berlin


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is moderating the panel "Who's Watching the Watchers? Innovations in Viewership Meterics" on June 24 from 2-3 PM in the room 304CD. Analytics are the lifeblood for valuing content. However, viewer data measurement differs across services, and valuing content is complicated for online video creators. Panelists include: OgilvyOne, YouNow, and Aimclear.  

VidCon is the world’s largest conference for and about online video. Held each summer in Anaheim, California, VidCon assembles fans, veteran and amateur creators, working professionals, and industry thought-leaders for three days of celebration, introspection, and discussion. 

VidCon
When: June 23-25, 2016
Where: Anaheim, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Creative Storage Conference.

The Tenth Annual Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2016) will be held Thursday June 23, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA . This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of “The Art of Storage”. At CS 2016 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment and network with industry professionals. This one-day conference and exhibits brings together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet growing demand for digital storage for content capture, editing, archiving and content distribution.
 

Creative Storage Conference
When: June 23, 2016
Where: Culver City, CA


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will moderate will moderate the session "Creating an attractive menu of services to solve the big consumer problems" on June 21, as well as chairing Track 1 "Big Picture: From Connected Devices to Smart Home." 

Erik Overbeeke, EU Research Associate, Parks Associates, will chair Track 2 "Overcoming the Technical Challenges to Drive the Smart Home Forward" on June 22. 

Parks Associates is supporting Smart Home World

Driving the smart home forward from a niche prospect to a mass market opportunity, Smart Home World brings together the entire ecosystem to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities surrounding the provision of Smart Home technology and services.

Smart Home World
When: June 21-22, 2016
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband Latin America.

Broadband Latin America 2016 brings together high-level executives from leading operators, vendors, broadcasters, governments, regulators, solution providers, analysts and OTT providers to shape the future of broadband in the region. Leading operators and broadcasters use Broadband Latin America to communicate their thoughts for the region whilst also highlighting the issues and opportunities that exist in the market and make qualified networking.

Broadband Latin America
When: June 21-22, 2016
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting VSAT Latin America.

The VSAT industry, after years of stability, is now entering a period of explosive innovation and change. Factors including; the launch of HTS, economic pressures and falling oil prices mean that the VSAT industry in Latin America has to innovate their technologies and services like never before. The VSAT Latin America show offers an opportunity for the whole ecosystem to come together and discuss how changes in the industry and the wider economy are affecting the satellite business, and how companies can innovate to stay ahead of the curve.

VSAT Latin America
When: June 21-22, 2016
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting All About the API.

The only event focused on the language of the interconnected ecosystem of technology solutions, services, apps and platforms that are already powering the workplace and personal lives. The event will feature a variety of intensive hack-a-thons, in-depth company-focused workshops helping attendees understand the value propositions offered by key vendors, powerful keynotes, networking opportunities and an exhibit hall full of companies demonstrating the latest innovations in today's market place. Every business has to pay attention to the new opportunities they are presenting or potentially be displaced. 

All About the API
When: June 18-21, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Chris Tweedt, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be a panelist on the session, "Vision to Reality: NFC Beyond Payment" on June 15 from 4:10 – 4:45 PM.

VISIONFC is the place to contribute your vision, insights and direction on the future of NFC. The future of NFC technology is as limitless as our vision. But nothing happens without interoperability and standards. Join us in Dallas for the NFC Forum’s first VISIONFC event taking place during our all-member meeting. VISIONFC participants will have the chance to help chart the course of NFC innovation for the next decade and present to industry luminaries from the world’s leading mobile device, semiconductor, payment, consumer electronics manufacturers, and solution providers including Google, Apple, Sony, Samsung, MasterCard, VISA and others. You’ll leave inspired with fresh ideas, new enthusiasm and dozens of NFC industry contacts.

VISIONFC
When: June 15-17, 2016
Where: Dallas, TX


Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the session "Connecting Providers, Payers and Patients through Mobile Health", on Wednesday, June 15, 4:15 – 5:15 PM.

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation. For over 60 years, AHIP’s annual meeting has brought thousands of industry and thought leaders, solution providers, and other stakeholders together to advance the industry’s biggest and most complex priorities. It is considered the essential event for the health care industry.

AHIP Institute & Expo
When: June 15-17, 2016
Where: Las, Vegas


Ruby-Ren Bond, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be moderating the session "Evolution of OTT" on June 15 from 3:45 - 4:45 PM. OTT is changing and evolving and may be one of the most mis-understood terms in the industry today. Exactly what is OOT video, how has it changed, and what are the implications for the broadband and pay-TV industries. This panel of industry experts will debate and discuss the true nature of OTT and its impact.

Parks Associates is supporting BroadbandTV.

A competitive broadband product today enables an integrated entertainment experience. Customers turn to their broadband service to deliver a multitude of video, music, and gaming experiences. Indeed, entertainment is the killer app for broadband. Join us in Nashville at FTTH Connect to learn and discuss strategies and details that explore a range of options for broadband carriers to enable a more profitable entertainment experience.

BroadbandTV
When: June 14-16, 2016
Where: Nashville, TN


Parks Associates is supporting Hospital Marketing and Communications – West.

Join us at the Hospital Marketing & Communications Summit – West, June 15-16 in San Diego to discuss proven strategies for engaging consumers, advancing physician relations, and extending market reach through collaborations with other health care organizations.

Visit www.worldcongress.com/hospitalmarketingwest to learn more. Register with PARKS200 to save $200. 

Hospital Marketing and Communications – West
When: June 15-16, 2016
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Patient Experience Leadership Summit.

Join experience executives, physician and nursing leadership, hospital decision makers, and industry leaders at the Patient Experience Leadership Summit, June 15-16 in San Diego, to:
• Develop strategies to build and sustain a patient-centered culture across the organization
• Capture the patient voice in a meaningful way that leads to improved experience
• Leverage data to better understand the patient experience and enhance reporting leadership
• And more!

Visit www.worldcongress.com/pxl to learn more. Register with promo code PARKS200 and save $200.

Patient Experience Leadership Summit
When: June 15-16, 2016
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Andean Telecom Forum.

Andean Telecom Forum is in its 4th edition and is the main event focused on bringing together the high level executives from operators in Colombia and other Andean countries in order to discuss the sector issues in the region and have access to very qualified networking with all players in the industry. On its previous editions, the event reunited organizations such as: CLARO, VIRGIN MOBILE, TIGO, ETB, UFF MOVIL, UNE, AZTECA COMUNICACIONES, 4G Americas, CRC Colombia, Ane Colombia and Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones de Colombia, Personal Paraguay, Iusacell Mexico, Cablevision Argentina, Cotas Bolívia, Inter Venezuela e Alestra Mexico, etc.

Andean Telecom Forum
When: June 14-15, 2016
Where: Bogotá, Columbia


Parks Associates is supporting Next TV Summit San Francisco.

Next TV Summit & Expo is a high-level, future-focused conference, expo and networking event presented on both coasts annually, providing insights into the impact of new video devices, delivery systems and consumer expectations in the OTT era.

Next TV informs, inspires and connects members of the video, media and technology community with a combination of unique networking features and keynotes, Q&As, panel discussions and case studies. Next TV presents structured networking with targeted roundtable discussions on hot topics led by industry experts.

Next TV presents structured networking with targeted roundtable discussions on hot topics led by industry experts. These roundtables provide key introductions and deeper discussions around attendees’ areas of specialty and interest. 

Next TV Summit San Francisco
When: June 15, 2016
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting FTTH Connect.

Learn from thought leaders and industry experts, find the latest products and solutions, and share your experiences with more than 1,300 FTTH professionals.

FTTH Connect
When: June 13-15, 2016
Where: Nashville, TN


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Tech Expo Germany.

IoT Tech Expo Germany; Conference & Exhibition lands in Berlin, 13-14 June. Europe’s leading IoT conference, the IoT Tech Expo will be arriving in Berlin’s Congress Center on 13-14 June for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena. There will be 5 dedicated conference tracks covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem including Smart Cities, Connected Living, Developing & IoT Technologies, Connected Industry and Data & Security, in addition to a free exhibition. It will host over 4,000 attendees, 200 speakers and 100 exhibitors from industries including government, energy, education, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, M2M and many more. Register today for your FREE expo pass

IoT Tech Expo Germany
When: June 13-14, 2016
Where: Berlin, Germany


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the panel "Go Big or Go Home? Expanding & Extending into New Markets" on Wednesday, June 8 from 10-11:15 AM. Whether offering a new product or service to existing customers or expanding into a new demographic or geographic market, growth can be an exciting or unnerving experience. This session is designed to help you navigate the potential pitfalls of expansion. Presenters will help you answer whether you are ready to grow, what are the common pitfalls that cause financial or operation pain, and who should you partner with to get started.

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the panel "MIY: Does anyone have the number for 911?" on Friday, June 10 at 8:30 - 9:30 AM. 

ESX brings together professionals who are passionate about the business of electronic security and life safety. Dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals attend ESX to connect with like-minded peers, learn from business thought leaders, and discover emerging trends and technologies. Exceptional peer-to-peer education delivers strategies that help security and life safety professionals run, grow, and maximize their businesses—as well as rethink the future. The exhibit hall showcases the latest products, technologies and services, while dynamic networking events offer professionals opportunities to engage and collaborate.
 

Electronic Security Expo (ESX)
When: June 8-10, 2016
Where: Fort Worth, TX


Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be moderating the session "Venture Insights – A Look at the Business of IoT" on Monday, June 6, at 4:00 - 5:00 PM. IoT seems to be carving a broad swath across industries in its technological and business impact. Where Nest seemed to be revolutionary, it now needs to fight for market share, as competitors with new innovations abound. Where once only a few "IoT platforms" existed, now there are dozens to choose from, and the differentiating value is harder to discern. At the same time, we are seeing the tip of the iceberg of what IoT can do to transform the way we live and do business. The advent of product competition means the IoT market is getting "real." So how real are the investments? Where are venture capitalists, strategic investors and equity investors focusing attention? What do they see as the strongest areas for growth? This session will explore how money is being made in IoT, where the money is flowing, investment focus and what investors expect to see in the next 5 to 10 years. 

Parks Associates is supporting TIA 2016.

TIA 2016: Network of the Future, co-hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association, AT&T, USTelecom and QuEST Forum, presents a unique common platform for the communications technology ecosystem to collaboratively define business, technology and policy trends, challenges and solutions for the next-generation of networks. Register today at www.tia2016.org.

TIA 2016
When: June 6-9, 2016
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Women in Technology Summit.

The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, June 5-7 in San Jose, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; andbuild and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. Use code WOMEN for $200 discount off the prevailing cost of a 3-day pass.  www.witi.com/summit

Women in Technology Summit
When: June 5-7, 2016
Where: San Jose, CA


Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be presenting an overview of the smart home market on Wednesday, June 1 2016, 9:25 AM. 

Parks Associates is supporting DECT World.

DECT is evolving fast - a mature, high reliability, low energy and low cost enabling technology for the Internet of Everything. Its original designers showed remarkable insight in its future proofing, as ULE and DECT smartphones have demonstrated. With dedicated interference-free spectrum, inherent security and worldwide adoption DECT meets key requirement for Health, Energy and other safety-related applications - robust security and reliability.

DECT World
When: May 31 - June 1, 2016
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is hosting the 20th-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

CONNECTIONS hosts over 650 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries and is focused specifically on strategies to fully engage consumers in the connected home experience.

The event provides networking opportunities and insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Parks Associates research team highlights the firm’s research throughout the event, including technology adoption and trends, forecasts of new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services. Throughout the three-day event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference
When: May 24-26, 2016
Where: San Francisco, CA


Brett Sappington, Sr. Director, Research, Parks Associates, will be presenting during the FierceCable hosted webinar "Can HDR Spark A Revival of the Pay-TV Market?" on Wednesday, May 25 at 2 PM Eastern time. Other participants include: Don Loheide, VP of Strategic Platforms, Turner; Don Eklund, SVP New Format Promotion, Sony Corporation of America; and Ken Goeller, Vice President, Product Strategy DeluxeOnDemand, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.

The pay-TV market has hung its hopes for growth on a number of new display technologies over the years: HD, 3D and 4K, to name a few. Each of these technologies has be heralded as a potential major inflection point -- but few such technologies have ever lived up to the hype. Today, the newest growth contender is HDR (high dynamic range), a technology that promises to give both pay-TV and OTT viewers a greater range of color and lumosity. Meaning, whites will be whiter, blacks will be blacker, and the experience will be noticeably more vivid. Indeed, top executives from Comcast to Netflix have already trumpeted HDR as a more significant evolution of the TV experience than 4K -- and are promising HDR-capable content and services later this year. But how long will the move to HDR take? What kind of investments will service providers and vendors need to make to ensure HDR takes off? And where is the value in the in the market for both newer and established players? This webinar will probe the emerging momentum behind HDR and the potential obstacles the technology faces.

Click here to register for this complimentary webinar. 

Webinar: Can HDR Spark A Revival of the Pay-TV Market?
When: May 25, 2016
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting IMS World Forum.

IMS World Forum is still the only event dedicated to the opportunities in this space. With more case studies, 2016’s highly experienced speaking faculty, coupled with our better than ever VIP Networking Service, promises to be the best IMS World Forum yet. 

IMS World Forum
When: May 18-19, 2016
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit Latam.

Despite all difficulties for MVNOs to achieve success in several Latam countries, growth of MVNOs participation in the Mexican market has been higher than in other countries in the region. The Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) in the country reached 0.7% stake in mobile phone subscriptions in the first year and a half of operation, meaning that growth has been higher compared to the first year and a half that once MVNOs had in Colombia (0.64% stake), Chile (0.47%) and Brazil (0.04%). MVNOs Industry Summit Latam is the most important event on the topic of MVNOs in Latin America and is now in its 7th edition and for the 2st time in Mexico.  

MVNOs Industry Summit Latam
When: May 17-18, 2016
Where: Mexico City, Mexico


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will moderate the session "Worldwide TV: Content Creation, Export and Delivery Across Global Markets" on Monday, May 16, from 4:00 -5:00 PMin the Room East 2, INTX Marketplace. An elaborate latticework of terrestrial, satellite, wireless and wireline video platforms is opening up new possibilities to connect audiences with content in major global regions – and triggering significant new investments in original content creation along with the exportation of U.S. product. Discover how successful content and distribution players are navigating a new international video map as leading strategists talk about their hits, misses and ambitions for creating new business models and approaches in an expanding international content marketplace. 

Parks Associates is supporting INTX: The Internet & Television Expo.

INTX: The Internet & Television Expo - All the players. All the platforms. All the possibilities. INTX 2016 offers a front-row view of where media and communications are going. And how you can help get them there. Don’t miss the ultimate mashup that brings everything (and everyone) together. 

INTX: The Internet & Television Expo
When: May 16-18, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Population Health Analytics Summit.

With large amounts of data on their consumers – whether it be clinical, claims, or patient-generated data – health care organizations have an opportunity to tailor care and improve the overall health of populations. The Population Health Analytics Summit brings together data and analytics professionals working in hospitals, health systems, health plans, and other health care facilities to discuss strategies for effectively utilizing data on health care consumers to increase the quality of care provided. Discover how to turn big data into useful, succinct information to impact clinical care and manage population health. Save $200 when you register with promo code PARKS200.

Population Health Analytics Summit
May 17 - 18, 2016 - San Diego, CA
Improve Quality of Care and Overall Health of Populations through Efficient Use of Data and Analytics
www.worldcongress.com/PHA
Phone: 800-767-9499 

Population Health Analytics Summit
When: May 17-18, 2016
Where: San Diego, CA


Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates will be presenting during the ATA Investor Meeting session "Emerging and Future Approaches" on Tuesday, May 17 from 2:30 pm – 3:45 PM.   

The world’s largest and most comprehensive meeting focused on telemedicine, digital, connected and mobile health will take place May 14-17, 2016, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For over 20 years, the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Annual Conference & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space.

ATA
When: May 17, 2016
Where: Minneapolis, MN


Parks Associates is supporting Multicultural TV Breakfast at INTX.

This is a “must attend” annual event for those in the business of programming intended for the diverse audience of TV viewers from a variety of ethnicities, nationalities and cultural backgrounds. During this morning breakfast program, attendees will awaken to messages about a new day for television providers. Multicultural viewers are no longer a “nice to have” consumer; they are now a “need to have” segment of any customer base. The industry is responding with added distribution options and increased budgets for programming and marketing. The program is divided into two (2) 30-minute, 4-person, moderated conversations. One discussion addresses content distribution options and the other addresses the viewer – how to attract them, and what they want to watch.

Multicultural TV Breakfast at INTX
When: May 17, 2016
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting ATA 2016.

Telemedicine is the future of healthcare – and is revolutionizing the industry. For over 20 years, the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Annual Conference & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space. Join thousands of your peers in healthcare at ATA 2016, the leading conference on telemedicine. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn what’s trending in telehealth, and gain insights from top industry names including leaders from the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic and global tech visionary Nicholas Negroponte. Click here to explore ATA 2016 in 60 seconds, and learn why you don’t want to miss it!
 

ATA 2016
When: May 14-17, 2016
Where: Minneapolis, MN


Parks Associates is supporting Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care.

Join your peers May 16-17 in Orlando to discuss practical tactics to improve access to quality behavioral health services and manage patient whole health. Key topics of discussion include: addressing workforce and workflow challenges, shared care planning and coordination, innovations in integration, making integration fiscally beneficial, and best practices in operational execution of programming.

Visit www.worldcongress.com/behavioral for more information. Save $200 when you register with promo code PARKS200. 

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
When: May 16-17, 2016
Where: Orlando, FL


Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates, will moderate the panel "Providing Security in the Home" on Wednesday, May 11, at 4:50 p.m.

Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things World.

Internet of Things World 2016 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event - with over 10,000 attendees, 300+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. With a focus on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World is a unique opportunity to promote your IoT message right in the heartland of IoT development.

Internet of Things World
When: May 10-12, 2016
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates, will be participating in the Fireside Chat discussion "Assessing the Business Models for Data Collection and Predictive Intelligence Systems" on May 11 from 4:50 - 5:30 PM. 

Parks Associates is supporting Future Connected Cars.

Future Connected Cars USA event that is focused on future OEM investments, V2X, infotainment and predictive intelligence. The event will provide the opportunity to engage with major automakers and rapidly expanding automotive R&D centres in Silicon Valley. Join 250+ OEMs, Tier 1s and Internet of things industry players and hear from 50+ speakers, including Parks Associates Director Jennifer Kent. Parks Associates members can save 15% by quoting I8ZMUSTNL upon registration.

Future Connected Cars
When: May 10-12, 2016
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting LTE MENA.

As the Middle East steps towards the next generation of networks, be part of the discussions that will shape the future – join us for 5G & LTE World MENA 2016 this May in Dubai.

LTE MENA
When: May 9-11, 2016
Where: Conrad, Dubai


Parks Associates is supporting Network Virtualization & SDN MENA.

Informa Telecoms & Media is proud to unite the SDN & Network Virtualization community in the Middle East for the first time in 2016! Co-located alongside our well established LTE MENA show the NFV & SDN community will come together to discuss Carrier Class SDN from a unique strategic operator led perspective. Hear from all parts of the SDN ecosystem and take away the key learning points to utilize virtualization technologies to benefit networks in the long term. In addition the most senior speaker line-up seen to date, the event will offer unparalleled networking opportunities, through round table sessions, panel discussions, speed networking, in-depth focus sessions and a considerable exhibition floor bringing together MENA's leading solution providers. 

Network Virtualization & SDN MENA
When: May 9-11, 2016
Where: Conrad, Dubai


Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates presents on this webcast, "Technology's Hottest Topic: Privacy & Security in the Internet of Things" on Wednesday, May 4 at 11 AM CT. 

Privacy & security are mentioned in nearly every IoT story we read. Yet, there's a distinct lack of reliable and informative knowledge about their real impact on the IoT industry, and the growing impact hacking could have on our future.

In this exclusive Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) discussion, we'll hear from a privacy & security specialist research analyst, a leading IoT and privacy & security attorney, and the Head of IoT Security Solutions for Semiconductor manufacturer, NXP.

Regardless of whether you're involved in wearables, consumer goods and retail, connected cities, cars and homes, data and software solutions, or virtual and augmented reality, hacking and data safety pose a real threat for our industries. 

Technology's Hottest Topic: Privacy & Security in the Internet of Things
When: May 4, 2016
Where: Virtual


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will give a presentation on the Home of the Future on Friday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.

Cooperative Exchange Conference
When: April 27-29, 2016
Where: Williamsburg, VA


Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect.

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will chair the IoT, Connected Entertainment & the Smart Home track from 12:00 - 5:30 PM and participate in the Fireside Interview on April 27.

TV Connect 2016 is the principal global based show focusing on the evolution of the Connected Entertainment industry, bringing together a unique mix of leaders in OTT TV, Pay TV, Broadcast, Cable, Broadband and Telco, with leading Technology Providers. 

TV Connect
When: April 26-28, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch.

AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA, is the premier showcase featuring the most exciting start-up companies in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector. The event also includes program sessions discussing technologies that transform the health of the aging Boomer generation. Engage with thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors around health wellness innovations and emerging caregiving disruptions. For more: http://Health50.org.

AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch
When: April 27, 2016
Where: Sunnyvale, CA


Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be presenting in the webinar "Exploring the Active Aging Market: A Research Presentation."

This webinar presents analysis and key findings from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™-sponsored Active Aging Market Report, written by Parks Associates. CTA and Parks Associates define the Active Aging market as solutions and services that help seniors live an active life that balances growing older with a proactive pursuit of quality of life.

Exploring the Active Aging Market: A Research Presentation
When: April 27, 2016
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting India m2m + iot Forum 2016.

India m2m + iot Forum is the platform that continues to actively facilitate new ideas, businesses and partnerships in m2m + iot developments and will provide an unique platform for M2M + IoT Evangelists, Innovators and Disruptors, and Manufacturers from the Small and Medium Enterprise Segments to interact with Governments - Policy Makers and Regulators and Operators to come together and create the right enabling environment for innovation, ensure fair competition, facilitate cross-sector partnerships and meet the common challenges of legal regulations, privacy and security, and most importantly STANDARDS driven implementation and management of M2M + IoT based services in India.

India m2m + iot Forum 2016
When: April 22-23, 2016
Where: New Delhi, India


Parks Associates is supporting SMAhome International Conference and Exhibition.

SMAhome International Exhibition and Conference is the world’s only B2B trade fair dedicated to home security, home control, and smart home equipment and devices. Committed to connecting the smart home value chain, SMAhome Expo is the place to meet original manufacturers with a complete view of smart home industry landscape from key components to total solutions.

SMAhome International Conference and Exhibition
When: April 19-21, 2016
Where: Taipei, Taiwan


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will present "Adoption, Churn, and the Risky Lives of OTT Video Services" on April 18, 2016, 11:55 AM - 12:25 PM. Sappington's presentation is part of the Online Video Conference program and will be held in N249.

NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

NAB Show
When: April 16-21, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting 5G Forum USA.

The 2nd Annual 5G Forum USA 2016- 12-13th April 2016 in Palo Alto is the place for the full 5G ecosystem to get together and discuss latest updates on this revolutionary network! The annual 5G Forum USA brings together decision makers from key carriers, solution providers, associations & enterprises discussing use cases and exploring technical challenges to enable you to capitalise on opportunities offered by 5G.

5G Forum USA
When: April 12-13, 2016
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Drone Dealer Expo.

Drone Dealer Expo, April 11-13, 2016 in Orlando, FL is a 2+ day event focused on the channel, bringing together drone manufacturers, distributors, dealers, integrators, and VARs to learn about new products and selling opportunities. Register at www.dronedealerexpo.com. Receive a $150 discount off a 3-day pass by inserting the code DEALIT when prompted.

Drone Dealer Expo
When: April 11-13, 2016
Where: Orlando, FL


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband & TV Connect Asia.

Broadband TV Connect Asia is the largest, content-led Telecoms and Media event in Asia. Bringing together both telecoms and connected entertainment communities, it is the best platform to engage operators AND broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region.

Exclusive access to a C-level audience, delivering meetings and learning experiences for real business gains – this is the leading forum for high level networking across telecoms, broadcasting, and the entire connected community.
 

Broadband & TV Connect Asia 2016
When: April 11-13, 2016
Where: Jakarta, Indonesia


Parks Associates is supporting World Health Care Congress.

The 13th Annual World Health Care Congress convenes decision makers from all sectors of health care to catalyze meaningful partnerships and change. In 2016, faculty focus on the impact of mega-mergers and consolidation, navigating ACA implementation, consumer engagement, the shift from FFS to value-based payment, and scalable, innovative care models and technologies that show promise in reducing cost and increasing quality. 

The 13th Annual World Health Care Congress
April 10 - 13, 2016 - Washington, DC
Connecting and Preparing Leaders for Health Care’s Transformation
www.worldhealthcarecongress.com
Phone: 800-767-9499 

World Health Care Congress
When: April 10-13, 2016
Where: Washington, DC


Parks Associates is supporting WebRTC Global Summit.

WebRTC Global Summit 2016 brings together everyone in the ecosystem, including WebRTC pioneers and experts, enterprises, operators, developers, browser representatives and vendors for a two-day conference with telco, enterprise and developer tracks, as well as TAD Hacks during the weekend before the conference. We invite all those interested and already working on WebRTC to come, see and discuss the progress made with WebRTC in terms of how easy it is to use, deploy and advance to deliver the services that consumers, enterprises and the society need.

WebRTC Global Summit
When: April 11-12, 2016
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting ISC West

ISC West (Exhibit Hall: April 6-8 | SIA Education@ISC: April 5-7 | Sands Expo, Las Vegas, NV), sponsored by SIA, is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry, covering Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, Biometrics, IP Security, Video Surveillance / CCTV, Networked Security Products and more. At ISC West, you'll discover the newest security products & security technology, network with colleagues & security professionals, and gain valuable security industry training & knowledge to keep you ahead through SIA Education@ISC.

ISC West
When: April 6-8
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Latin America.

Celebrating its 6th year, LTE Latin America follows on from last year’s hugely successful show, and is returning to Rio de Janeiro in a new venue - Sulamerica Convention Center – with an extended conference programme and new speakers from the whole ecosystem to give greater depth and breadth of discussion around the regions most pertinent mobile broadband developments.

LTE Latin America
When: April 6-7, 2016
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband Communities Summit.

As the leading conference on broadband technologies for communities, the Broadband Communities Summit attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. Many of the country’s major property owners and real estate developers attend the Summit each year, along with independent telcos and cable companies, municipal and state officials, community leaders and economic development professionals. The 2016 Broadband Communities Summit will be held April 5-7, 2016, at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, TX.

Broadband Communities Summit
When: April 5-7, 2016
Where: Austin, TX


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the panel "Finding the Right Business Model to Drive Smart Home Growth."

Parks Associates is supporting Smart Summit Frankfurt.

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda with visionary speaker line-up, Smart Summit Frankfurt is the platform for global authorities to present their “how-to” strategy and vision for a smart future. Taking place on 6th & 7th April at Kap Europa, the event will feature three summits focussing on Smart Home, Smart Cities and Industrial Internet. Register here: http://smartsummit.net/frankfurt/buy-ticket.html

Smart Summit Frankfurt
When: April 6-7, 2016
Where: Kap Europa, Frankfurt, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting 2016 Payments Summit.

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit, the premier industry event of the year, has been significantly expanded for 2016 to cover the latest on all of the exciting technologies reshaping the payments world: EMV chip migration, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit payment systems, FinTech, card manufacturing and personalization technologies and processes.

Register now for the 2016 Payments Summit for access to all sessions, exhibition hall and networking events for the Payments Summit and the co-located ICMA EXPO. Use discount code PARKDISC for 20% off!

Smart Card Alliance 2016 Payments Summit
When: April 4-7, 2016
Where: Orlando, FL


Parks Associates is supporting Network Virtualization and SDN Latin America.

Network Virtualization & SDN Latin America brings the virtualization community together to discuss Carrier Class SDN from a unique, strategic operator led perspective. Hear from all parts of the SDN ecosystem and take away the key learning points to utilize virtualization technologies to benefit networks in the long term. Join us for the only dedicated SDN/NFV show in the region where there are unrivalled networking opportunities for attendees.

Network Virtualization and SDN Latin America
When: April 6-7, 2016
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Policy Control.

Policy Control event will return to Berlin on 5-6 April 2016. Following the success of the 2015 show, the 2016 event will provide a platform to meet and network with senior decision makers and tackle current industry topics. This is the only dedicated event for Policy Control worldwide. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with the industry leaders under one roof, including senior level operators and decision makers. Our panel and networking sessions allow you to hear fresh case studies from pioneering practitioners, making this not just a conference, but a vibrant innovation hotspot.

Policy Control
When: April 5-6, 2016
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Advanced Advertising

It’s Time to Advance
Advanced Advertising brings together the industry’s most innovative thought leaders for a day of dynamic content and connections that will explore the impact of data and automation in TV advertising. Join the senior execs who are driving success as they team up with buyers, sellers, and tech providers to share their expertise and experience, offering access and insight into how this emerging trend is building one-on-one relationships with viewers and driving TV’s key revenue streams.

New Technology, New Opportunities.
Technology and Data are creating new opportunities in video to target advertising and drive revenues. With programmatic to addressable advertising growing, and new metrics and data improving targeting and effectiveness, hear from the companies that are successfully modernizing the sales operations and creating products that marketers are demanding in a competitive economy. 

Advanced Advertising
When: April 5, 2016
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Asia.

Since 2014, IoT Asia has been a key industry platform for governments, industry and technology leaders to foster closer partnerships and in turn create opportunities for the public and private sectors to embrace the Internet of Things. This tradeshow will highlight key areas critical to the development and the future of Internet of Things in Asia. Save 10% off Single Track and All-Access IoT Asia 2016 Conference Passes with the code 10PARK.

IoT Asia
When: March 30-31, 2016
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting International Wireless Communications Expo.

The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is the premier event for communications technology professionals, taking place March 21-25, 2016. Network with thousands of your peers and over 370 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. In addition, ETA’s Annual Education forum and IWCE’s Network Infrastructure Forum will be co-located in 2016. IWCE’s five-day conference program offers 100+ sessions comprised of short courses, training and workshops. Other special features include IWCE’s Party in the Park, Town Hall meetings and Speed Networking. Visit iwceexpo.com and register today with promo code SVE4 to save up to 20% off your registration. 

International Wireless Communications Expo
When: March 21-25, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting TecHomeX.

For the first time ever builders, integrators, contractors, remodelers, realtors and more will gather to talk about smart home tech. TecHomeX will offer education sessions, networking events and a diverse expo with the latest and greatest in home technology products. The Internet of Things wave and surging consumer demand are transforming the way we view the home. Tech is alive and kicking across a wide horizon of home systems — not just electronics, but HVAC, lighting and electrical, kitchen, bath, laundry and even plumbing and irrigation. Tech is an opportunity for all kinds of industry players. Spark insights on spectacular new growth opportunities and network with the industry. Get ready. TecHomeX is going to be big. www.techomex.com

TecHomeX
When: March 21-23, 2016
Where: Orlando, FL


Allen Weiner, Senior Research Analyst at Parks Associates, will present at SXSW on March 15, 12:30 - 1:30 PM during the session "High Definition Audio: FLAC or Fluke?" The session will be held during the Future of Entertainment track at Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB, 531 E 4th St, Austin, Texas.

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

SXSW
When: March 11-20, 2016
Where: Austin, TX


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will be chairing the Wearable Disrupt Track, on March 16.  

Parks Associates is supporting Wearable Technology Show 2016.

The Wearable Technology Show is the BIGGEST event for wearables, augmented reality & IOT. The conference programme has 7 different tracks, offering delegates a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in wearable technology, view the latest product demonstrations from around the world and network with the industry.

Register now to save on tickets to the 2016 event, which will take place on the 15th & 16th March 2016. More details about the event can be found at: http://www.wearabletechnologyshow.net/

Wearable Technology Show 2016
When: March 15-16, 2016
Where: London, UK


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will moderate the panel "How to Win in the Smart Home," Wednesday, March 16, at 2:50 PM on the United Club floor. This session will examine key lessons in leading growth products and tackling the key challenges of the smart home: complexity, adaptability, and cost.

Parks Associates is supporting Bluetooth World 2016.

Held at Levi's ® Stadium in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Bluetooth World 2016 will showcase the latest Bluetooth trends and technologies currently driving growth within the Internet of Things.

Attendees will learn from industry leaders from throughout the Bluetooth and IoT ecosystem while having the opportunity to network and build business relationships. Held at the most technically advanced stadium in the USA, this conference will help you redefine your market strategy surrounding what your Bluetooth connected product can offer. Use discount code PARKS20 to get 20% off your registration! www.bluetoothworldevent.com

Bluetooth World 2016
When: March 15-16, 2016
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates, will be moderating the sessions taking place between 3:30-5:00 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting Autonomous Car Detroit

Automotive Megatrends conferences are designed to connect and inform the stakeholders who are shaping the automotive industry of tomorrow. Autonomous Car Detroit will bring together the stakeholders who are making the self-driving car a reality. Great speakers, cutting-edge topics and fantastic networking opportunities will make it an unmissable event.

Autonomous Car Detroit
When: March 16, 2016
Where: Detroit, MI


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will present at Cablefax Multiscreen Summit on March 8, 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM, during the session "Virtual Reality Show: How VR-Enabled Content Will Change the Content Game."

The Cablefax Multiscreen Summit will get down to brass tacks, with an information-packed program designed to share best practices, explore innovative marketing and PR tactics and understand how new product innovation intersects with overall business and marketing strategy.

This is the must-attend event for executives seeking to make sense of the multiscreen revolution that’s changing the entire TV ecosystem—and communicate those benefits to increasingly fickle consumers and clients.

Cablefax Multiscreen Summit
When: March 8, 2016
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Industry of Things World USA 2016.

The Industry of Things World is a new international knowledge exchange platform bringing together all stakeholders playing an active role in the Industrial Internet of Things scene. Join over 400 Industrial Internet experts on Feb 25-26, 2016 at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego to challenge current thinking and who will share best practices, talk about future developments, and discuss the potential for new and optimized business models to integrate things into systems and processes.

Main topics in 2016:
• Monetizing the Industrial Internet
• Changing business models
• Defining data strategies
• Understanding data privacy and security issues
• Developing secure ecosystems

For further information about the event, check out: www.industryofthingsworldusa.com

Industry of Things World USA 2016
When: February 25-26, 2016
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile World Congress.

GSMA Mobile World Congress is where mobile leaders learn, network, celebrate and advance the mobile industry. This senior-level conference and technology exhibition will bring together over 95,000 industry professionals to showcase how ‘Mobile is Everything’. Make plans to join us in Barcelona, 22-25 February 2016! Visit www.mobileworldcongress.com to learn more.

Mobile World Congress
When: February 22-25, 2016
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting SPTechCon

SPTechCon, February 21-24 in Austin, TX is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers. It features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers and solutions from 35+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!). Receive a $200 discount off either the prevailing price of a 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code SHAREPOINT when prompted on the registration page at www.sptechcon.com. Register early for even more savings!

SPTechCon
When: February 21-24, 2016
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is hosting the seventh-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for the smart home and the role of energy solutions within the Internet of Things, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services.

Smart Energy Summit addresses strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize their energy offerings by engaging consumers, developing new business models, and creating unique partnerships.

The summit agenda features thought leaders representing utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer
When: February 22-24, 2016
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Integrated Systems Europe.

Jason Paris, Director, Business Development, Parks Associates, is presenting at Integrated Systems Europe.

Integrated Systems Europe is the world’s fastest growing AV and systems integration event. With over 1,000 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees expected at the four-day 2016 edition ISE will provide a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge AV technology for professionals working in the commercial and residential installation and integration marketplace. For more information, contact aburdeeva@iseurope.org.

Integrated Systems Europe
When: February 9-12, 2016
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Entertainment World.

Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be moderating the panel "The Future of MCNs and the Video Economy" from 12:15 12:45 PM on Thursday, February 11 in the Beverly Hills Ballroom.

Digital Entertainment World is the must attend B2B event and marketplace for global media and technology executives to evaluate the digital media landscape. This three-day event brings together leading industry executives from video, music, games and publishing -- the entire digital content ecosystem. DEW is the place where content creators and owners, enabling technology providers, digital distributors and device manufacturers will connect to create the infrastructure and technology partnerships necessary to monetize digital content. For more information, please visit www.DEWExpo.com.

Digital Entertainment World
When: February 9-11, 2016
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the IoT Data Analytics & Visualization Summit.

IoT Data Analytics & Visualization taking place on February 10 – 11 in the Crowne Plaza, Palo Alto, is the first dedicated event to tackle and showcase the ways in which companies can evolve their strategy and focus from just connecting things to capturing insights in order to achieve true value from IoT.

IoT Data Analytics & Visualization Summit
When: February 9 -11, 2016
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be presenting "Engaging Customers With Demand Response Devices" on Wednesday, February 10 from 9:30-11 AM.

DistribuTECH will take place February 9-11, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida alongside sister events the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and Utility Products Exposition. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the utility industry's leading annual T&D conference and exhibition covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, communication technology, water utility technology and much more.

DistribuTECH
When: February 9-11, 2016
Where: Orlando, FL


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Tech Expo Europe.

IoT Tech Expo will be bringing together over 5,000 attendees, 100+ exhibitors and 200+ speakers to London’s Olympia, February 2016, for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena.

This year’s IoT Tech Expo will be highlighting the most innovative advancements in technologies effecting Developers in a variety of IoT use cases with dedicated tracks covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem including; Developing for the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Connected Living, Wearables, Connected Health, Connected Industry as well as Data & Security.

Find out more and register today at: http://www.iotttechexpo.com/europe

IoT Tech Expo Europe
When: February 10-11, 2016
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting Smart Building Conference at ISE.

The Smart Building Conference presents expert speakers and thought leaders from across the international smart building industry. This year’s conference theme is The Network is the Building and it will explore how the IP backbone changes the way we work, the way we live, and the new connected services now possible with today's buildings. For more information, contact aburdeeva@iseurope.org.

Smart Building Conference at ISE
When: February 8, 2016
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting the World Summit Award.

The World Summit Award selects and promotes the world’s best e-Content and innovative information and communication technology applications. The award is partnered with the key United Nations organizations and agencies; to date more than 178 countries are actively involved. WSA is a global hub for everyone who values the crucial importance of local content to make today’s information society more inclusive.

World Summit Award
When: TBD
Where: TBD


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Evolution Expo.

IoT Evolution Expo will be taking place on January 25-28, 2016 at the Broward County/Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. The conference includes the Enterorise IoT track, as well as collocated events: Connected Home & Building Conference, Connected Transportation Conference, Fog Computing Analytics & Data Conference, and IoT Evolution Developers Conference. Join a worldwide community of IoT technologists, business leaders and strategists and learn how to leverage the power of the IoT to move your business forward. For more information, visit www.iotevolutionexpo.com

IoT Evolution Expo
When: January 25-28, 2016
Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL


Parks Associates is supporting Wearable Tech Expo.

Wearable Tech Expo will be taking place on January 25-28, 2016 at the Broward County/Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. Discover the latest wearable tech advancements with the global wearable community. Featuring demos, case studies, and discussions with industry leaders. For more information, visit www.wearabletechexpo.com

Wearable Tech Expo
When: January 25-28, 2016
Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL


Parks Associates is supporting ACO Population Health Management Summit.

The ACO Population Health Management Summit brings together ACO executives to discuss best practices for increasing care coordination, preventing hospital admissions and readmissions, and improving patient outcomes. CMS confirmed to present opening Keynote. Save $200 with promo code PARKS200. Visit www.worldcongress.com/acosummit for more information and to register. Can’t Travel? Attend via the Live-Streaming Webcast!

ACO Population Health Management Summit
When: January 27-28, 2016
Where: Atlanta, GA


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the panel "IoT Spotlight: The Business Case for Wearables Apps" at APPNATION VII @ CES on Friday, January 8 at 2:15 p.m. at The Sands Expo, Hall G, Level 1 in Meeting Rooms 405-407.

APPNATION is the largest conference and exhibit in North America focused exclusively on the business of apps and the broader consumer app economy. Our annual conference takes place every year inside the Consumer Electronics Show - the largest technology conference in the world with an estimated 175,000 attendees. We are excited to further expand our partnership with CES as the APPNATION conference and exhibit moves to Tech West at The Sands Expo at CES in Las Vegas. The theme of this year's event is: "Acquire. Engage. Monetize." APPNATION reaches the full long-tail of app developers and publishers from the cool indies all the way up through the largest brands and companies in the world. 

APPNATION VII @ CES
When: January 6-9, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Peak Performance in the Workplace" on Friday, January 8 from 3:30-3:55 PM. 

The Digital Health Summit is an important Conference Track and complementing exhibition with the Health & Wellness Marketplace at CES® 2016. The Summit focuses on the emerging market of consumer-based digital health and wellness devices, related applications and services.

Digital Health Summit at CES
When: January 7- 8, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the Educational Sessions panel "The Connected Living Room: OTT & IOT" at the Media and Marketers Suite at the Aria during CES 2016. This panel will be held twice on Thursday, January 7, with Hower presenting at 11:00 am. 

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will present at the 4:00 pm "The Connected Living Room: OTT & IOT" session.

Media and Marketers Suite at the Aria
When: January 7, 2016
Where: Aria Hotel


Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT, Entertainment, and the Connected Consumer 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. The executive event features two days of panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and connected entertainment, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and innovative business models. 

CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT, Entertainment, and the Connected Consumer
When: January 6-7, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Storage Visions.

The Storage Visions Conference is the premier event bringing together digital storage oriented people from diverse industries including consumer electronics, general business, health care, high performance computing and media and entertainment. Join CEO's, industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users at Storage Visions 2016 in a relaxed and informative environment where attendees can network with world changers and industry titans. Attendees will discover the trends and meet the trendsetters that will drive a new wave of business tied to higher resolution content, big data, security requirements, consumer electronics, digital distribution, new storage architectures and applications as well as new digital storage technologies.

Storage Visions
When: January 4-5, 2016
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things World Academy.

Internet of Things World Academy
When: December 14-15, 2015
Where: Mountain View, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things World Academy.

Internet of Things World Academy
When: December 10-11, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting Carrier Network Virtualization.

Brought to you by the producers of the acclaimed Network Virtualization & SDN World show in London, this event examines the steps needed to move SDN and NFV forward from research into reality, featuring dedicated tracks and keynotes on Network Functions Virtualization, SDN, Openness and Collaboration and Monetization and Quality Assurance.

Carrier Network Virtualization
When: November 30 - December 3, 2015
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Parks Associates is supporting AnDevCon.

AnDevCon, December 1-3 in Santa Clara, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps.  It will offer one day of intensive tutorials, followed by two days of technical classes. Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3 day pass by inserting the code ANDROID when prompted at www.andevcon.com

AnDevCon
When: December 1-3, 2015
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Wearable Technology Show USA.

We’re excited to announce that The Wearable Technology Show is headed for the USA to bring our successful format to the thriving West Coast tech market. This year, the entire wearable eco system will come together in California for two days of enthralling debate, unique insights and the opportunity to network with delegates from across the globe.

Wearable Technology Show USA
When: December 1-2, 2015
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Next TV Summit & Expo San Francisco.

Join the Next TV revolution! Next TV Summit & Expo is a high-level, future-focused conference, expo and networking event for members of the TV, media, entertainment and technology business community, providing unique insights into the impact of new devices, new delivery systems and new consumer expectations. The conference series has consistently grown since launching in San Francisco four years ago features groundbreaking networking opportunities as well as interactive industry discussions and critical exposure for attendees with leaders in Next TV.

Top titles will be represented including: CEO, COO, CTO, President, VP, GM, Senior VP, Executive VP, Head of Originals and Programming, Heads of Partnerships, Head of Strategy, Senior Director and all other executives in the C-Suite. Register today!

Next TV Summit & Expo San Francisco
When: December 1, 2015
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Managed Services World Congress.

Managed Services World Congress 2015 will feature more about real-life operator experiences and what can be learnt from not only best practice deals, but also from deals that didn’t go well. It will follow the theme of “Are managed services a “win-win” or a “lose-lose” scenario?” and how could we ensure many more “win-win” scenarios in the future.

Managed Services World Congress
When: November 24-25, 2015
Where: Cannes, France


Parks Associates is supporting the Connected Stadium Summit.

Ensuring an incredible customer experience at stadia and large events venues has never been more crucial, as the industry races to catch-up with the enriched involvement fans are accessing at home thanks to advances in technology. Leading pioneers in the industry are already reaping the rewards of this revitalised offering for fans and customers, and no venue can afford to be left behind. Engaging customers with HD video, multiple-viewing angles, social media, and more, the connected stadium of the future will be a truly immersive experience. Connected Stadium 2015 will unify the key stakeholders of the industry in order to accelerate adoption of enabling technologies, innovative solutions and scalable applications and services.

Connected Stadium Summit
When: November 24-25, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect Africa.

TV Connect Africa
When: November 17-19, 2015
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Africa.

LTE Africa
When: November 17-19, 2015
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting LTE North America.

LTE North America
When: November 17-19, 2015
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Apps World.

Apps World is BACK for 2015 at London ExCeL (18-19 November) for the 7th year and it's going to be bigger, better and more fun than ever before! With 11 forward thinking conferences, a hand-picked line up of 300 + awesome speakers including Lastminute.com, BuzzFeed, Moshi Monster, Amazon, Alarm.com, Net-a-Porter, NEST, plus many more, 250+ exhibitors, fun networking zones, hands-on technical sessions, fun and innovative Start Up Zones, The Appsters Awards and cool networking parties; this event looks set to be a hive of interaction and excitement.

Book your FREE Expo pass to Apps World: Please enter PRIORITY CODE:  PAFREE
Book your discount delegate pass: Use Discount code I8RTY25
Find out more about this awesome event: http://bit.ly/AppsLondon2015

Apps World
When: November 18-19, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates, will be leading a Lunch Roundtable discussion, “Connected Car-Smart Home Crossover Opportunities," at the Connected Car Expo on Tuesday, November 17.

The award-winning Connected Car Expo (CCE) unites automotive and technology professionals in an effort to increase development and foster relationship-building in the connected car industry, providing attendees with access to the key players and top media constructing the future of the connected car. 

CCE exhibitor and sponsor representatives will be featured in an all-new CCE-focused destination at the Los Angeles Convention Center. From November 18-19, a fully-staffed CCE Networking Lounge will serve as a collective hub for CCE participants to gain additional exposure, network, and book meetings amidst LA Auto Show’s broader Press & Trade Days audience.

Connected Car Expo
When: November 17-19, 2015
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be participating on the panel discussion "IoT, OTT & the Smart TV" on November 11 at 16:10.

Parks Associates is supporting OTT TV Summit.

The OTT TV Summit is firmly established as the premier show for the Pay TV and Telco industry to shape the future of VOD & Multiscreen Experience. This event attracts players from across the entirety of the OTT landscape, resulting in an incomparable opportunity to network with both the established players in the market and the up-and-coming disruptors. With 80+ speakers and 400+ attendees over four days, the OTT TV Summit provides a crystal clear view of the market trends as they are developing in the industry, focusing primarily on the ever-evolving relationship between OTT & Pay TV business models which continues to dominate the multiscreen and connected entertainment ecosystems. With the addition of a brand NEW 4k in Focus Day, the OTT TV World Summit is not to be missed!

OTT TV Summit
When: November 9-12, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS Europe.

CONNECTIONS Europe is an executive conference focused on the connected home ecosystem and the Internet of Things as it relates to the connected consumer. The two-day executive summit, with research and data from Parks Associates industry analysts, examines the impact of connected devices and services, including entertainment, controls, digital media, security, and cloud services, and offers insight into new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, current and future technologies, and critical issues, including privacy and interoperability, and their effect on consumer engagement.

CONNECTIONS Europe
When: November 10-11, 2015
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting European Utility Week.

European Utility Week is the annual landmark event for the entire Smart Utility market, accumulating over 10,000 international smart energy stakeholders and 350 exhibitors. Across two programmes, the Strategic Programme covers 27 high level strategic sessions where over 350 utilities will share their business strategies. The Utility Projects offers 31 dedicated Hub Sessions focusing on technology innovation and is free to attend and located throughout the exhibition. In addition to the two Conference Programmes the event is a dynamic environment for the smart energy community to come together, network, do business and talk about the most effective and most affordable business strategies for the future. 

European Utility Week
When: November 3-5, 2015
Where: Vienna, Austria


Parks Associates is supporting Rich Communication Summit.

With a specific focus on how RCS can finally flourish by being much more closely associated with Voice over LTE and making the most of APIs, Rich Communication Summit in 2015 will deliver what we have been waiting for, for a long time – real use cases of next generation messaging, voice and video services, while repositioning RCS as a platform to enable communication solutions in consumer and enterprise markets.

Rich Communication Summit
When: November 3-4, 2015
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Network Intelligence World.

Join over 200 of your industry peers at NIW 2015 and witness leading industry players showcasing their innovations, success stories and strategies for the future of telecommunications. Uncover new trends, network with potential partners and stay abreast of opportunities and challenges facing the market. Plus, with more emphasis on interactivity than ever before, including stimulating discussion panels, breakout roundtables, live audience polls and much more, you can be sure that you will engage with the entire community under one roof! Network Intelligence World will not only solve pain points which exist currently; it will also anticipate future market movements both in technology and consumer behaviour and ultimately provide a complete vision for the connected future. 

Network Intelligence World
When: November 3-4, 2015
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Roaming IPX.

LTE Roaming IPX
When: November 3-4, 2015
Where: Munich, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect MENA.

TV Connect MENA delivers an unparalleled networking experience with the entire connected entertainment industry from the Middle East and North Africa.Returning to the Middle East for the eighth edition, TV Connect MENA is the exclusive meeting place for senior level executives, with attendance and speaking contributions from the region’s largest broadcasters and service providers.

TV Connect MENA
When: November 2-3, 2015
Where: Dubai, UAE


Parks Associates is supporting Location and Context World.

Location and Context World 2015 – Covering the Monetization and Development of Location Based Services technologies! Held at Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto on November 3 – 4th, 2015 in the heart of the Silicon Valley, there will be over 300 attendees, 80 speakers and 20 exhibitors in attendance! It’s never been more important to understand how location and contextual applications can improve your business. Meet mobile network operators/carriers, app developers, businesses from across retail, venue/stadium management, transport, financial services, leisure & travel, healthcare, automotive, ad agencies, and more.

Location and Context World
When: November 3-4, 2015
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will be giving the presentation "Impact of Smart Home and IoT on Consumer Energy Markets" at the PLMA Fall Conference on Tuesday, November 3 at 10:45- 11:15 am. This presentation will provide an overview of today's energy consumer and the impact of new technologies, mainstream sales channels, and partnership opportunities.

Gain real-world insight from market practitioners, technology firms, and energy utilities active in the demand response marketplace. About 150 demand response industry professionals are expected to attend from energy utilities and government agencies as well as industry allies, including consultants, manufacturers, and service providers.

PLMA Fall Conference
When: November 3-4, 2015
Where: Charlotte, North Carolina


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the session "The Death of Linear TV and the Birth of New Opportunity" on Tuesday, November 3 at 8:30-9:30 AM.

NAB Futures is an exclusive, invitation-only conference for National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) senior-level radio and television executives responsible for positioning their companies and stations for success. NAB Futures is the premier event for progressive broadcasters to learn about the latest trends and technologies that may impact our industry.

NAB Futures
When: November 1-3, 2015
Where: Laguna Beach, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Connected Health Symposium.

The Connected Health Symposium is a change-agent conference that promotes innovative thinking and the application of personal consumer health technologies to support new models of care delivery. With a focus on trends converging technology with new models of health care delivery, the Symposium convenes thought leaders in an effort to grow the rapidly-expanding connected health marketplace. Explore the intersection of health and technology with exceptional keynotes, panels, demos of new and game-changing technologies, exhibits and networking events. Symposium 2015 will showcase the latest global developments and innovations in health care and policy. We are pleased to extend special savings to our subscribers to register for the Symposium! Using Discount Code PARKSASSOC when registering, you can receive a deeply discounted rate of $595 Together, let’s learn, network and advance health care.

Connected Health Symposium
When: October 29-30, 2015
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe.

Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe 2015 is the only event in the region that encompasses the full value chain of the TV delivery. Over 300 of the most influential and visionary contacts in the industry – such as telecom operators, content producers plus cable and satellite providers – will gather together in Warsaw this October addressing the key trends and topics in this varied and dynamic region. The event will provide an unbeatable opportunity to hear direct from pay TV operators, OTT service providers and content companies about the challenges, opportunities and choices they face.

Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe
When: October 27-28, 2015
Where: Warsaw, Poland


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile 360 – North America.

The GSMA Mobile 360 Series – North America is where mobile leaders gather, collaborate and define the future. North America is the fastest growing adopter of mobile products and services. This event gives mobile leaders the platform to share industry developments, network with peers, and discuss key issues related to mobile technology in North America. Mobile 360 Series - North America will feature three days of case study presentations, state-of the art demonstrations, and fast paced pitch-presentations from mobile entrepreneurs and keynotes from top executives.

Mobile 360 – North America
When: October 27-29, 2015
Where: Atlanta, GA


Parks Associates is supporting Datacenter Dynamics: As-A-Service.

DCD As-A-Service will bring together 1,500+ senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s major colocation, cloud, telecoms and other data center and managed service providers to discuss the future of this rapidly growing data center sector. The two-day conference program will run separate tracks on infrastructure deployment strategies, design, and operational efficiency as well as on platform interoperability, investment, and demand-side dynamics. Running alongside the conference are interactive workshops and a series of CxO roundtables.

Datacenter Dynamics: As-A-Service
When: October 27-28, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL


Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the RCR Editorial Webinar: Simulation, Testing and Interference Issues for the Connected Car.

The connected car opens many topics related to testing. Simulating safety systems, checking for interference, looking at the safety from malicious external influences. This report will look at the challenges at hand and highlight some of the key players working to solve them.

RCR Editorial Webinar: Simulation, Testing and Interference Issues for the Connected Car
When: October 28, 2015
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Hollywood Fall.

Digital Hollywood Fall
When: October 19-22, 2015
Where: Marina del Rey, CA


Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will moderate the PACE Breakfast Briefing session, "How Can Operators Prepare for the Evolution of the Connected Home?" on Wednesday, October 21 from 9:15-9:45. Samuels will also chair Day Three of Broadband World Forum "Connecting the Unconnected" on Thursday, October 22 from 11.40 - 15.00.

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband World Forum.

Broadband World Forum is bringing fixed-mobile convergence to life from 20-22 October 2015 at London’s ExCeL venue, and you can be part of it! This year we will witness an unprecedented keynote line up with a suite of C-Level executives representing a selection of the world’s largest operators. Complimented with over 300 cross-industry speakers and 15 conference sessions to attend, you can be sure to come away having learnt something new to help build, optimise and monetize next-generation networks.

Broadband World Forum
When: October 20-22, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Self Organising Networks.

Back for a 6th year, SON is expanding on its previous events, not only with a greater number of speakers from executive backgrounds, but through an unrivalled number of brand new use case studies offering insight into how SON is working in reality. This 2-day operator led event is EUROPE'S ONLY DEDICATED SON EVENT bringing together the latest research, case studies and solutions for successful SON deployment. 

Self Organising Networks
When: October 20-21, 2015
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Realizing the Potential of Smart Home Technology.

ACI’s executive utility conference on Realizing the Potential of Smart Home Technology is this October 19-21 in Durham, North Carolina. We will explore how to capitalize on smart automation to enable home and building energy management systems to increase profitability, sustainability and performance. Attendees will also explore new product offerings and technologies that are more desirable for customers as well as the most effective ways to acquire them. You will have the opportunity to network with CEO’s, CTO’s, Directors, and Executives from large utilities, HEM vendors, home automation systems vendors, home security companies, government agencies, and network equipment providers.

Realizing the Potential of Smart Home Technology
When: October 19-21, 2015
Where: Durham, North Carolina


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be moderating the session "OTT = Opportunity to Thrive," and hosting a roundtable on Digital Rights Management during our Over the Top-ics session.

Next TV Summit & Expo is a high-level, future-focused conference, expo and networking event for members of the TV, media, entertainment and technology business community. The full-day provides unique insights into the impact of new devices, new delivery systems, new consumer expectations in this OTT world.

Next TV Summit & Expo
When: October 21, 2015
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates will be hosting a morning session at CEDIA EXPO, on Thursday, October 15. Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, will give the presentation "State of the Connected Home." Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will moderate the session "Winning Strategies for Mid-Market Home Systems."

Barbara Kraus, Research Analyst Parks Associates, will moderate the panel "Next Generation TV’s & Projectors: Better Pictures through better Pixels" on Friday, October 16, from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

CEDIA EXPO 2015 is the global showcase of the future home experience. Expand your network, explore growth opportunities, inspire and be inspired alongside the industry’s leading experts and futurists. On top of gaining extraordinary access to the most visionary thinking, products and resources in the world, you’ll have the chance to receive in-depth training and earn industry-recognized certifications.

CEDIA Expo
When: October 14-17, 2015
Where: Dallas, TX


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be speaking at Digital Media Pipeline on October 14.

Parks Associates is supporting Digital Media Pipeline.

This one-day conference brings together digital entertainment content owners, service providers and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers. The 2015 event is October 14 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Digital Media Pipeline
When: October 14, 2015
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be speaking on the panel "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" on Friday, October 9 at 4:00 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting Future of Television.

Future of Television — the leading event for senior representatives from television broadcasters, MCNs, digital studios, cable networks, digital distribution networks, brands, advertising firms, VCs, social networks, technology providers, analysts and press. Unlike some other industry events, Future of Television focuses on bringing together the people who really matter to meet in a lively yet intimate environment that allows access and privacy to build and grow relationships and partnerships.

Future of Television
When: October 9, 2015
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting New York Media Festival.

The NYME Team is a partnership of event producers with a track record of creating amazing events around the world. Over the past 15 years, we have produced over 250 events including some of the biggest and most impactful entertainment, tech and digital industry conferences, mega music festivals, concerts, launch parties, intimate VIP dinners and networking events. When it comes to delivering high-quality curation, atmosphere and attention to detail, we pride ourselves on being among the best in the industry.

New York Media Festival
When: October 6-9, 2015
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting TV Xperience World.

TV Xperience World
When: October 6-7, 2015
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Network Virtualization and SDN Asia.

Network Virtualization and SDN Asia will once again bring together the operator community to evaluate all of the current key issues surrounding virtualization technologies and their expanding role in today’s telco networks. SDN has the potential to improve network performance, flexibility and manageability, increase the pace of innovation through software instead of hardware and establish an open environment for delivering high value game changing applications for customers. NV & SDN Asia will examine network virtualization as a disruptive technology, its cost implications and its impact on the industry as whole. Join us in October to hear presentations and discussions around next generation MANO, virtualized IMS and EPC, monetization strategies and industry collaboration.

Network Virtualization and SDN Asia
When: October 6-7, 2015
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Next Generation OSS/BSS & Pricing Summit.

With a specific focus on the role of marketing and commercial teams and enabling agility via OSS/BSS systems, Informa Telecoms and Media’s summit will provide you with not only the answers to these questions but also frank discussion about the obstacles through new discussion group and roundtable formats. With a greater emphasis on networking through hosted lunch tables, business card exchanges and speed networking, you will be able to build long lasting relationships with the industry.

Next Generation OSS/BSS & Pricing Summit
When: October 7-8, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting NY Games Conference.

NY Games Conference — the leading event for senior representatives from game publishers, developers, movie studios, advertising firms, VCs, social networks, technology providers, analysts and press. Unlike some other industry events, NY Games Conference focuses on bringing together the people who really matter to meet in a lively yet intimate environment that allows access and privacy to build and grow relationships and partnerships. Year after year, attendees tell me about the importance of NYGC for the ROI it provides. It’s not just the deals they make but people they meet and the long lasting relationships forged.

NY Games Conference
When: October 8, 2015
Where: New York, NY


Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates will be leading the roundtable "The Connected Healthcare Consumer: Bridging the Consumer and Care Professional Ecosystems" and chairing the Connected Cars and Healthcare & Wearables tracks on Tuesday, October 6. Kent will also be moderating the panel "Trends, Timelines and Predictions: Assessing the future of the connected car" on Wednesday,October 7.

Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things World Europe.

Internet of Things World Europe is the largest IoT event of its kind. Taking place in October 2015, Berlin, the show will attract the entire ecosystem together under one roof to build business relationships and learn from industry experts across two days. With the past year having been an important one for IoT with the huge opportunities of this technology now firmly being realized. Accentures’ recent report predicts that 69% of consumers plan to buy an in-home device by 2019, reaffirming that consumer adoption of connected technology is on the rise! Attend Internet of Things World Europe and get updated on the latest trends and developments happening in this space and be part of this multi-billion dollar industry.

Internet of Things World Europe
When: October 5-7, 2015
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Content Delivery World.

Formerly CDN World Summit and TV in the Cloud, Content Delivery World 2015 has evolved to provide delegates with a forum to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges surrounding the evolution of content delivery architectures and workflows – including, but not limited to, the role of the CDN in these new and ever improving architectures. While it is clear that CDN’s still play an important role in the distribution of content throughout the globe, as the consumption of media across multiple platforms in multiple formats continues to grow, the scope for convergence and innovation around the CDN is what is driving the industry forward. 

Content Delivery World
When: October 5-7, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Asia.

The 5G Asia Summit will explore how the region is leading the evolution towards the next generation of networks and promises to be an event filled with cutting-edge talks, case studies and innovation. 2015’s show will also look at the emerging markets of Asia; how the deployment and expansion of LTE is impacting their networks and what can be done to ensure a consistent high quality of service for consumers. By 2017 the developing markets of Asia will be the largest LTE markets in the world, and this year at the LTE Asia show their case studies and challenges will be brought to the fore.

LTE Asia
When: October 5-7, 2015
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Telco Big Data Summit Asia.

Part of our Telco big data event series, we are pleased to announce that we are bringing the event to Asia! Co-located with LTE Asia and SDN Asia - this is the only big data event to attend in the area. Building on the increasingly unique position that Telco's are faced with in regards to data generation, storage, consolidation and analysis, Telco Big Data Asia will bring together the key stakeholders of the industry to define and debate what Big Data & Real Time Analytics can really do for operators, using real life use-cases and learning from experience.

Telco Big Data Summit Asia
When: October 6-7, 2015
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Music Forum.

Digital Music Forum — the leading event for senior representatives working in the music industry including artists, managers, labels, brands, digital services, marketing agencies, festival directors, investors and concert promoters. We focus on bringing together the right people in a lively yet intimate environment that provides opportunities for discovery and business development and ample opportunity for networking. This year’s event will be packed with great content, stellar people and a lot of companies that are new on the music-tech scene!

Digital Music Forum
When: October 7, 2015
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections.

TC3 is a 2-day, executive summit, where the companies which are building and maintaining the networks comes to find innovations. Telcos, vendors, VCs, platform providers, startups, and developers from every corner of the ecosystem will participate with one objective in mind - get more innovation to the market, faster. 

TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections
When: September 30-October 1
Where: Mountain View, CA


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be the lead presenter and moderator of the Workshop Session "What Customers Want: The Evolution to Value-Added Services" on Tuesday, September 29, at 3:30 PM. There’s momentum building rapidly. Consumers are making new choices every day, in every market structure, that impacts the electricity business as we know it. With the onslaught of the Internet of Things and the Smart Home, consumers are now being offered many options to help them manage their energy use. Many of these service offerings are not coming from utilities.

Since 1983, Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) has served Texas and the Gulf Coast as a regional electric power trade organization dedicated to promoting an improved understanding of the issues and opportunities impacting contemporary power markets.

GCPA Fall Conference 2015
When: September 30-October 1
Where: Austin, TX


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will be moderating the panels "Determining the Optimum Networking Solution for the Smart Home" on Tuesday, September 29 and "Which Device to Use as Smart Home Control?" on Wednesday, September 30.

The Smart Home Summit is dedicated to exploring these technologies, bringing together senior decision makers, colleagues and peers to meet, learn and do business. Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda with visionary speaker line-up, The Smart Home Summit is the platform for global authorities to present their “how-to” strategy and vision for a smart future.

Smart Home Summit
When: September 29-30, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Voice Summit.

The LTE Voice Summit 2015 will be addressing current challenges, issues that have come forth from live deployments and defining next steps for VoLTE services. Further more this year’s summit will concentrate on how operators can leverage VoLTE networks to protect critical voice revenues from attrition, and partnering with OTT players would be beneficial. Along with additional services such as HD Voice + introducing Video! Join this summit and benefit from presentations from key individuals, representing the full value chain including all the top operators and disruptive players, who will be providing the audience with a range of interesting perspectives.

LTE Voice Summit
When: September 28-30, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be giving a presentation on the smart home landscape.

BUILDER CONNECTIONS, a BUILDER and Metrostudy production, is a conference that brings together purchasing executives from the top builders in the nation with key suppliers in the industry.Buyer-seller interaction is the mission of BUILDER CONNECTIONS. Builders will meet face-to-face with top suppliers, focusing on the latest and greatest products and opportunities in the residential home building market. 

Builder Connections
When: September 30, 2015
Where: Frisco, TX


Jason Paris, Director, Business Development, Parks Associates, will moderate Verizon's Opening Keynote "A Connected World with Intelligence", and two panel discussions, "Canadian Smart Home" and " Internet of Everything," on Monday September 28.

Parks Associates is supporting CONNECTED +.

CONNECTED + is a conference and exhibition tailored to meet the industry’s need for a unified and collaborative forum that paves the way to Internet of Things applications and smart home success. CONNECTED + is the premier event in Toronto where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in IoT and its smart home technologies, connected consumer devices, and the latest innovations. From wearables, connectivity platforms, home automation, smart security, smart energy, or even connected health, CONNECTED + offers you a 360 degree view on this ever-growing industry. CONNECTED + will host 250 decision-makers, 50 + speakers, and 20 sponsors.

CONNECTED +
When: September 28-29, 2015
Where: Toronto, Canada


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates, will be moderating the Appliance Design Webinar: IoT - Transforming the design process.

Transforming the design process to compete in the era of the Internet of Things is critical to long term success. Speed is key. Collecting and analyzing data from reviews, blogs, and crowd sources and leveraging that information to transform the enterprise requires fast information flow and breaking down silos.

Appliance Design Webinar: IoT - Transforming the design process
When: September 24, 2015
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting HetNet World.

With key representation already confirmed from Telecom Italia, BT, Three and Vodafone, the newly re-branded HetNet World is set to be our most progressive yet with an agenda specifically designed to compliment the fast evolving RAN ecosystem. New challenges and opportunities have arisen through unlicensed spectrum, carrier aggregation, interference management and small cell backhaul, highlighting 2015 as the key year for progressing your HetNet strategy.

HetNet World
When: September 22-23, 2015
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things Security.

Internet of Things Security 2015 is the first event of its kind to focus on the security issues surrounding IoT and managing the information and data associated with the ever increasing amount of connected devices and appliances. Attracting decision makers, stakeholders and investors together under roof, Internet of Things Security boasts a C-Level executive speaker line-up with interactive round table sessions, case studies and networking breaks designed to instigate discussion and enabling business opportunities.

Internet of Things Security
When: September 22-23, 2015
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting Service Delivery Innovation Summit.

Traditional revenue sources like SMS and voice are declining. Operators need to innovate to create future services that will generate cash returns. Devising a strategy is therefore vital for the future of your business – where should you invest? Most importantly, the question is, how can you monetise these new services? 

Service Delivery Innovation Summit
When: September 21-23, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Industry of Things World 2015.

In September 21-22, 2015 we.CONECT invites you to be part of the new Industry of Things World community in Berlin. Connect with over 400 peers from around the world, challenge current thinking and unveil latest innovations at the only dedicated forum where all industrial Internet of Things stakeholders come together. Our mission is to assess the business cases for IoT, by identifying added value profitable opportunities across the ecosystem. Be part of the event where we will cover the full scope of IoT systems from the market leaders and discover the new disruptive technologies enabling IoT for your business. Join expert speakers who will share best practices, talk about future developments, and discuss the potential for new and optimized business models to integrate things into systems and processes.

Industry of Things World 2015
When: September 21–22, 2015
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Global Carrier Billing.

The rapidly growing market does not come without its challenges. Securing effective partnerships with network operators and overcoming debt issues continue to provide headaches for industry participants. Informa Telecoms and Media will be bringing network operators, aggregators, solution providers and merchants for the first and only Global Carrier Billing Conference in 2015. As the only opportunity to meet the whole carrier billing industry in one place and discuss how to overcome these challenges it will provide a vital forum for the market.

Global Carrier Billing
When: September 22-23, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting ATA Fall Forum.

The ATA Fall Forum will take place September 16-18, 2015 in Washington, DC. For more information visit www.atafallforum.org

ATA Fall Forum
When: September 16-18, 2015
Where: Washington, DC


Parks Associates is supporting Bluetooth Europe.

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in partnership with Informa Telecoms & Media is excited to announce Bluetooth Europe 2015! Located in London, this unique conference will take place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on September 15-16th, 2015. As the only global conference series that focuses on Bluetooth® technology and its increasing role in the Internet of Things (IoT), experience first-hand how Bluetooth is the most commonly used wireless connectivity technology in a world that is rapidly adopting new ways to connect devices to a potential $1.3 trillion ecosystem of “things” and the internet.

Bluetooth Europe
When: September 15-16, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting MRMW Europe 2015.

Now in its 6th year, the global MRMW conference series is recognized as the authority on mobile marketing research, discovering new trends, exciting speakers and the latest technologies on a regular basis. Join us on September 15-17 in London to hear the latest client case studies, technology innovations and of course an update from our MRMW Award winners! MRMW continues to lead the industry by introducing new conference features, innovative technologies and exciting speakers. Hear from Coca-Cola, Mars, DHL, Jaguar Land Rover, Mondelez, Reckitt Benckiser, L'Oreal, Merck, Goodyear and many more!

Reserve your seat now at: http://www.mrmw.net/rates-london2015. For more info on conference agenda, speaker panel and venue, please visit: http://www.mrmw.net

MRMW Europe
When: September 15-17, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting CTIA Super Mobility 2015.

Produced by CTIA-The Wireless Association, CTIA Super Mobility 2015 supports the organization’s mission of advancing the industry, strengthening its members and fostering the evolution of new technology. The event dominates the second half of the year, and is ideally timed for strategic mapping, 2016 product launches and seasonal buying. As essential as it is exciting, this show gives 35,000 professionals from across the new mobile landscape in an unmatched opportunity to learn, connect and do business against the backdrop of mobile’s direction-setting technology. 

CTIA Super Mobility 2015
When: September 9-11, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting the RCS Summit.

Bringing together major carriers from North America, including Verizon, Sprint, Telus, Rogers and T-Mobile USA, RCS summit in 2015 will provide you with a focused event on rich communications at CTIA Super Mobility 2015. This is your opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of the main event and meet with the key players in this market at the only RCS focused event in North America. The innovative one-day programme will bring together the entire RCS ecosystem including telecom carriers, industry analysts, key industry associations, handset manufacturers, third party application developers and the vendor community to provide a comprehensive overview of the market. The content will be specifically focused on, and dedicated to, showcasing real use cases and best practice scenarios for monetizing RCS and quickly launching new services.

RCS Summit
When: September 10, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is hosting the Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health technologies in particular, which all require active consumer participation to be successful: remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative convenience care models.

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers
When: September 9-10, 2015
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Telco Big Data Summit USA.

Telco Big Data US 2015 is North America's ONLY Big Data event with a specific carrier focus. Bringing together representatives from across the region, the event will provide key insights into the challenges and benefits of carriers utilising data & analytics to deliver a personalised service to the end user as well as monetising carriers’ existing data to create new revenue streams. The event will solve pain points both for carriers and vendors, connecting them with new technologies, providing them with new insights and methodologies to overcoming the obstacles that the “Vs” of big data present

Telco Big Data Summit USA
When: September 9, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting OSP EXPO.

OSP EXPO is the leading ICT industry trade show which offers more than 35 accredited seminars, industry keynotes and more than 225 vendors showcasing the latest in cutting-edge products and service solutions. Attendee demographics boasts an impressive audience with about 70% of attendees having purchasing authority/influence. OSP EXPO’s audience hails from across the United States and around the globe.

OSP EXPO
When: September 1-3, 2015
Where: Denver, CO


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be moderating the panel Silicon in the Connected Home.

Telecom Council's monthly Deep Dives gather 100+ decision-level professionals in a condensed ½ day agenda with 3 networking breaks to facilitate networking and business development. Startups are always part of the agenda -as rapid-fire presentations and/or Spotlight Tables.

Deep Dive: Connected Home
When: September 2, 2015
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Wearable Tech Expo.

Join the largest, dedicated wearable tech audience in the media capital of the world! Gain perspectives on the wearable technology industry, interact with colleagues, meet new partners, see live demos and more. Use code PARKS to save 20% on your conference pass.For more information, visit www.wearabletechworld.com.

Wearable Tech Expo
When: August 17-20, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Bluetooth Asia.

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in partnership with Informa Telecoms & Media is excited to announce Bluetooth Asia 2015! Located in Shanghai, this unique conference will take place at the Shanghai Marriott City Centre on August 18-19th, 2015. As the only global conference series that focuses on Bluetooth® technology and its increasing role in the Internet of Things (IoT), experience first-hand how Bluetooth is the most commonly used wireless connectivity technology in a world that is rapidly adopting new ways to connect devices to a potential $1.3 trillion ecosystem of “things” and the internet.

Bluetooth Asia
When: August 18-19, 2015
Where: Shanghai, China


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will give a presentation August 4 at 4:00 PM. His discussion, "Internet of Things: Consumer and Service Provider Perspectives on viable Products and Services," will include insights into the current market needs/demands about security/privacy in the IoT space and talk about potential cable operator opportunities.

CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact our cable operator members‘ business. CableLabs also serves to define interoperable solutions among our members and their technology vendors in order to drive scale, reduce costs, and create competition in the supply chain. CableLabs membership is comprised of the major cable operators worldwide.

CableLabs Summer Conference
When: August 2-5, 2015
Where: Keystone, CO


Parks Associates is supporting AnDevCon.

AnDevCon, July 29-31 in Boston, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one day of intensive tutorials, followed by two days of technical classes. More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs will attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes. Exhibits admission is free until July 28: visit more than 30 exhibitors! Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3 day pass by inserting the code ANDROID when prompted at www.andevcon.com

AnDevCon
When: July 29-31
Where: Boston, MA


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking on The OTT Playbook Webinar: Keys to Building Momentum on Tuesday, July 28 at 10:00 am PT.

At this informative webcast by market research firm Parks Associates, you’ll learn about the key findings of Park’s recent research report, including: Actionable OTT trends, insights, and market statistics, Success strategies, including standing out from the crowd, accurate targeting, and service discovery and availability, and Monetization strategies to achieve profitability.

OTT Playbook Webinar
When: July 28, 2015
Where: Virtual


Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates, will be moderating the session "Uncover the ROI of Connected Health Programs" on Tuesday, July 21, at 8:10 - 8:50 am. Many health care organizations are adopting use of mHealth and Telehealth to provide care to consumers, but it is still unclear what the real ROI is for these programs.

Parks Associates is supporting mHealth + Telehealth World.

mHealth + Telehealth World 2015 brings together industry leaders to share new and innovative strategies to keep up with the increased role of technology in health care. This summit is a must attend event for health care professionals interested in learning how to most efficiently utilize mHealth and Telehealth programs to engage consumers, improve patient outcomes and lower costs.

mHealth + Telehealth World
When: July 20-22, 2015
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting the Internet of Things Influencers Summit.

The producers of APPNATION and the Chief Digital Officer Global Forum are proud to announce the launch of our inaugural Internet of Things (IoT) Influencers Summit which will be held July 21, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Silicon Valley. We will host a VIP reception at a TBD location on the evening of July 20 followed by the Summit on July 21 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. We couldn't be more excited about hosting the Summit at Levi's Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, and the most technologically advanced stadium in the world. The IoT Influencers Summit will bring together a critical-mass of key business decision makers, business developers, and other industry influencers for a full day of content, an intimate, high-touch exhibit showcase, and start-ups from across the IoT ecosystem featured in our always-popular Garage e showcase. Another unique element will be our VIP lunch and closing reception for all delegates on the 50-yard line at Levi's Stadium! 

Internet of Things Influencers Summit
When: July 21, 2015
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband Latin America.

Broadband Latin America, taking place July 01-02 at the Blue Tree Premium Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil is once again returning making broadband more accessible and affordable in Latin America and the Caribbean, co-located with its sister event VSAT Latin America. The Latin America region remains one of the fastest growing markets in the world. With 62% of attendees being director level or above, this is the perfect platform to drive new business opportunities. Discover innovation brought to life with keynotes from leading industry visionaries in our forum to shape the future of the region.

Broadband Latin America
When: July 1-2, 2015
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting BroadbandTV.

A FTTH Conference & Expo: FTTH Connect co-located event, BroadbandTV will explore the growing options for delivering a value-added entertainment experience across broadband networks. If you are a broadband carrier, you are in the video business whether you want to be or not. The explosion in OTT and other video options compels broadband service providers to develop a broadband TV strategy that best meets customer’s evolving expectations while also maximizing monetization and revenue opportunities. BroadbandTV will help you achieve these important objectives.

BroadbandTV
When: June 30-July 2, 2015
Where: Anaheim, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Creative Storage Conference.

This one-day conference brings together influential digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users in one place to explore the conference theme of “Exabytes for Video”. At CS 2015 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment and network with industry professionals.

Creative Storage Conference
When: June 30, 2015
Where: Culver City, CA


Parks Associates is supporting LTE World Summit.

The 11th Annual LTE World Summit returns to Amsterdam full of new and exciting speakers, content and conversation points. LTE is a reality, and operators are still feeling the data and QoS crunch, driving their network infrastructure to the limits. At LTE World Summit 2015, the discussion will revolve around the evolution of LTE, network optimisation and further development, technical considerations and the future of cellular networks, including 5G outlooks and how LTE will be the building blocks for the technology. Co-Located with 5G World Summit, this event will be looking into the future and getting all the thought leaders in the industries opinions on what’s next for 5G. Featuring C-level presentations from major mobile network operators, LTE World Summit will feature a pre-day with three different sessions, and a 2-day conference agenda with topics as varied as LTE deployments are. Invite-only networking sessions for C-level executives will ensure the future of LTE continues to be built and designed at LTE World Summit. With 3,500+ attendees, 150+ Operator case studies and 150+ Exhibitors, LTE World Summit is the place for you to meet the key players in the LTE and 5G industry.
 

LTE World Summit
When: June 23-25, 2015
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting 5G World Summit.

This dedicated 5G Summit will provide the perfect opportunity for forward-thinking LTE professionals representing the operator, vendor, device and analyst communities to examine the drivers for 5G, address what the network will look like, and how MNO’s will transition to 5G, whilst also examining what opportunities for new business models and services will be enabled once a fully 5G mobile network is available.

5G World Summit
When: June 24-25, 2015
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Cars.

With the connected vehicle market in rapid growth, car manufacturers continue to face the biggest challenge of all – how to define a profitable connectivity strategy. Creating a superior business model to capitalise on this growth is essential to stay ahead of the competition. To help your businesses achieve their goals, Connected Cars ‘15 comes back in its 3rd year with a focus on driving success and ultimately revenue growth in this booming sector. Through case studies, focused workshops and discussion groups the event will help develop and identify new business strategies to make the most of future growth. The Connected Cars programme has been put together with the input and guidance of 6 industry visionaries from the likes of Audi, Panasonic and Ericsson (and others) – ensuring it is on the mark and up to date for the business needs of the connected cars ecosystem.

Connected Cars
When: June 24-25, 2015
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will be moderating the panels "Establishing a Smart Home Roadmap," on Tuesday, June 23 at 11:45 AM, and "Managing the User Interface: Gateways, Hubs & Devices," on Wednesday, June 24 at 9:45 AM. He will also be speaking during the Early Bird Analyst Clinic on Wednesday, June 24.

Formerly Digital Home World Summit, Smart Home World 2015 will provide delegates with a forum to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges surrounding the provision of Smart Home technology and services globally, bringing together players from across the ecosystem, including Telcos & MSO’s, Connected Home Specialists, Professional Installation Specialists, Device Manufacturers, Retailers, Utility Companies, Security Providers, Insurance providers, Regulators, Standards & Protocol Groups, and Technology providers. This global event will enable the exchange of ideas and innovations and formation of partnerships that will fuel the growth of the Smart Home industry, furthering the potential of this multi-billion dollar industry.

Smart Home World Summit
When: June 23-24, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Fit for Purpose Networks.

Fit for Purpose Networks is to be held on the 17th-18th June 2015 at Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK. The event is set to be our most progressive yet with a key focus on the continual increase in Network Speed and revolutionizing the Network Architecture. The Internet can be seen as an unfinished demo that hasn’t been enhanced for almost thirty years – Fit for Purpose Networks 2015 will revolutionize networks to enable the future internet.

Fit for Purpose Networks
When: June 17-18, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Next TV Summit & Expo.

Next TV Summit & Expo is a high-level conference and networking event providing unique insights into the impact of new devices, delivery systems and consumer expectations. Next TV LA will feature keynote conversations with Beatrice Springborn, Head of Originals, Hulu; Dwayne Benefield, Sony VP and Head of PlayStation Vue; Michael Lombardo, President, Programming, HBO; Nancy Tellem, Executive Chairman and Chief Media Officer, Interlude and Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group. Panel sessions include Talent in the Digital Age, Digital Programming Strategy, and a first-look preview of Nielsen’s Digital Content Ratings Powered by Adobe. Includes breakfast, lunch, and a closing cocktail reception.
 

Next TV Summit & Expo
When: June 18, 2015
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will be speaking on the panel "Video Summit: Make Way for 4K" on Tuesday, June 9 at 4:20-5:00 PM. With consumer electronics manufacturers pumping out new ultra HD TV sets and consumers buying the sets in growing numbers, 4K TV's day appears to have arrived. At the same time, content providers are starting to churn out ultra HD programming while HEVC, the advanced new video compression standard that supports 4K, is gaining traction in the marketplace. As a result, both conventional pay-TV and online video providers are now gearing up to deliver 4K programming packages to their subscribers, including Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix and Amazon. In this session, a leading pay-TV or OTT video provider and key vendors will discuss the emerging 4K TV market and their companies’ strategies for exploiting it as the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the next big testing ground for live TV programming and new video-delivery technology, rapidly begin to approach.

Parks Associates is supporting Big Telecom Event.

Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE) is the premier North American event in the telecom space featuring more than 80 top-notch service provider speakers from the world's leading telcos. BTE 2015 tackles the big issues facing the telecom industry and how service providers can make money from them.

Special offer for Parks Associates members: REGISTER TODAY for complimentary or discounted VIP admission. BTE provides complimentary admission to employees of service providers, operators, financial and educational institutions, utilities and government agencies. All others will receive a 20% discount. Enter promo code PARKS20.

VIP Admission Includes:

  • VIP Onsite Check-In
  • VIP Welcome Gift
  • The Heavy Reading Exclusive BTE Research Package: A 5,000 word strategic analysis of the state of the art in monetizing next-generation, high-capacity networks, produced exclusively for BTE VIP attendees.


Register Now to receive your complimentary pass and VIP admission. Visit Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event and Enter promo code: PARKS20 

Big Telecom Event
When: June 9-10, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting Location Based Services Europe.

The ONLY event bringing together all stakeholders from the location & context ecosystem It’s never been more important to understand how location data can improve your business. Meet mobile network operators/carriers, app developers, businesses from across retail, venue/stadium management, transport, financial services, leisure & travel, healthcare, automotive, ad agencies, and more.

Location Based Services Europe
When: June 2-3, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates is a keynote speaker at Global Smart Home Summit 2015.

Parks Associates is supporting Global Smart Home Summit 2015

With the springing up of numerous wearable devices and other smart hardware, smart home technology is developing rapidly recently. According to a leading research company, smart home market was predicted to reach $12.81 billion by 2020 with an estimated growing rate of 11.36% between 2014 and 2020. The core of smart home is the fast-growing network of intelligent connected devices, machines and objects, which we call as "Internet of Things". Besides the technology provided by Zigbee, Bluetooth, WiFi, leading companies are struggling to seek cooperation from the whole industry, various platforms and standards are emerging around the world. for example, HomeKit, AllSeen Alliance, Haier U-Home. etc. The most important issue facing now is how we can provide the open standards and worldwide solutions. Due to the maximum adoption of smart home, China enjoys an ever-expanding market share in Asian-Pacific region. Against this background, Demand-Led is organizing Global Smart Home Summit 2015 on May 28-29. Let's gather together here in Shanghai to discuss how to enhance consumer lifestyles through open collaboration and how to build a smart home ecosystem which will Integrating the resources from service provider, appliance makers, vendors, IT players , hardware manufacturers and all other developers! 

Global Smart Home Summit 2015
When: May 28-29, 2015
Where: Shanghai, China


Parks Associates is supporting Network Virtualization & SDN World.

Network Virtualization & SDN World
When: May 26-28, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the session, "Policy, Payment and Progress in the Connected Health Economy" on Wednesday, May 27 at 10:45 A.M.

The Convergence Summit is WLSA’s annual flagship event where healthcare, technology and wireless health communication leaders tackle key issues facing the connected health community. WLSA designs a two-day agenda packed with keynote thought leaders, wireless technology best practices, interactive sessions, structured networking and industry demos.

WLSA Convergence Summit
When: May 26-28, 2015
Where: San Diego, CA


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is presenting on May 28 at 1 PM ET during this Webinar: Using Cloud-Based Technologies to Drive the Media Experience of the Future hosted by Rovi.

With cord-cutting concerns on the rise, TV service providers are taking steps to retain market share and reduce churn among customers. The set-top box (STB) remains the primary access point for the consumer to content through their service provider, but market developments have led to a push for virtualizing STB functions. As the technology environment improves to support scalable cloud-based functions, providers will need to deliver virtualized functions along with features and capabilities that excite, attract and retain customers.

An opportunity exists for TV service providers to create a seamless cross-platform experience that delivers content with high-quality features and functions that today’s consumers are coming to expect as we move from an emulated experience to a truly portable experience.

Webinar: Using Cloud-Based Technologies to Drive the Media Experience of the Future
When: May 28, 2015
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

The 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ hosts over 400 executives in the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries in an intimate networking environment.

The event provides networking opportunities and insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Parks Associates research analysts moderate each session, which feature consumer research on adoption and trends, forecasts of new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and concrete recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services. Throughout the three-day event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

For more information and to register for this event, visit www.connectionsus.com.

CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference
When: May 19-21, 2015
Where: San Francisco, CA


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking current and future consumer attitudes toward fitness, with a focus on the use of wearables, and how they are used now and how they will be used in the future on Monday, May 18 at 10:15-11:15 AM.

Guests will be from Top 100 and larger regional health club chains, some multiple YMCA groups. ‘Health Club Programming’ is the only event that brings together key suppliers and executives from these combined vertical segments, at the strategic and operational level.

Health Club Programming
When: May 18-20, 2015
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting IMS World Forum.

IMS World Forum
When: May 19-20, 2015
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting DECT World.

DECT World
When: May 19-20, 2015
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates, will be presenting "Navigating the IOT Landscape" on Friday, May 15 at 11:15 - 11:30 AM.

TiEcon 2015 will be the 22nd edition of one of the largest conference on entrepreneurship in the world. Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship by Worth magazine, TiEcon 2015 will once again focus on the hottest areas of innovation.

TiEcon 2015
When: May 15-16, 2015
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting The Mobile Show Middle East.

The Mobile Show Middle East is where telcos, enterprise and government come to discover the latest innovations and buy the solutions that will enable them to capitalise on the opportunity that the mobile revolution presents for their business. 

The Mobile Show Middle East
When: May 12-13, 2015
Where: Dubai, UAE


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be the roundtable leader of the Analyst breakfast briefings on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:45-8:45 A.M. He will also be moderating a smart home session on Wednesday, May 13 at 1:40-5:30 P.M.

Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things World.

Internet of Things World 2015 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event with over 4,000 attendees, 250+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. With a focus this year on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem-wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World provides a unique opportunity to meet key players within the marketplace. With a comprehensive conference agenda covering everything from manufacturing to smart cities, connected cars, consumer wearables and fitness, healthcare, energy and utilities, beacons and smart homes, Internet of Things World 2015 boasts the most comprehensive IoT agenda in the marketplace. In addition to conference passes this year, the event will also offer free exhibition only passes for the first time, allowing visitor’s access to selected summits and the exhibition floor for networking and meeting news suppliers.

Internet of Things World
When: May 12-13, 2015
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband & TV Connect Asia.

Broadband Asia returns to Singapore for its 11th year (12- 13 May 2015, Suntec, Singapore) and is Asia’s executive meeting space for the region’s leading operators and service providers. With an awe inspiring keynote line up and unparalleled networking opportunities with over 700+ senior level attendees, this is the event to attend to find out how broadband is set to explode in the APAC region.

Broadband & TV Connect Asia
When: May 12-13, 2015
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting LTE MENA 2015.

LTE MENA 2015 is returning to Dubai in May 2015 for the 5th year and it promises to be the most exciting event yet, reflecting the impressive progression of the region. The emerging markets of the region continue to rollout LTE and expand their networks. Encountering different challenges and following different business models to their more established neighbours, they are beginning to harness the potential of LTE and drive revenues from new services. The event will incorporate advanced issues such as LTE-A, VoLTE, Video, Carrier-aggregation and 5G. Meet decision makers from the entire ecosystem to discuss experiences, challenges and solutions and hear the latest emerging trends and technologies in the regional marketplace.

LTE MENA 2015
When: May 11-13, 2015
Where: Conrad, Dubai


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates will be speaking on the panel "Boosting monetisation rates of Android apps" on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:30 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting Apps World North America 2015

Apps World North America is returning to the tech capital San Francisco (May 12 - 13, Moscone Center) for another year of discussion, debate, networking, partnering and partying!

Bringing together 10,000+ developers and leading brands, Apps World North America offers the perfect platform to meet decision makers from across the entire app ecosystem. With 11 forward thinking conferences, a hand-picked line up of 250 awesome speakers including Google, North Technologies, Evernote, GoPro, Pebble plus many more, 350+ exhibitors, speed networking, 1 to 1 VIP meeting features and parties; this event looks set to be a hive of interaction and excitement.

Find out more about this awesome event: http://bit.ly/nabannermp
 

Apps World North America
When: May 12-13, 2015
Where: San Francisco, CA


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be co-hosting the session "Why the Internet of Things is definitely Still a Thing" at the INTX Imagine Park on Tuesday May 5, at 4:00 - 5:00 PM. The Internet of Things (IoT) returns to Imagine Park with gusto this year, with its own product pavilion, and what promises to be a lively demonstration of what’s possible when we link radios, sensors, and electronics to our stuff. This session features what’s new in personalized home energy usage, and how the beachhead that is the RDK (Reference Design Kit) will enable a fast, comprehensive way to establish the set–top/gateway as a key player in the IoT ecosystem. Also, see how easy (or not) it is to hack Internet–connected devices, and learn what matters when it comes to IoT security measures.

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be speaking on the an INTX Talks panel "Digital Dividends: The Future of Content and Distribution Economics" on Thursday, May 6, at 10:15 - 11:15 AM. Who’s got the model? From TVE to 4K, new opportunities for presenting and distributing content are everywhere. But the line between bold experimentation and real profitability can be elusive, especially when demand patterns seem to fluctuate with every new technology. How do industry participants meet a seemingly insatiable appetite for great content, distributed in every possible way, while protecting the bottom line? Find out as leading industry analysts present and explain their view of a fast-changing digital media business model.

Parks Associates is supporting INTX: The Internet & Television Expo.

Revolving around the Internet and Television businesses from every dimension – economics, policy, technology, innovation and more – INTX unites everyone from network operators to content creators to technologists to 20-something wunderkinds whose ideas are about to rock the world. Featuring product and service exhibits, presentations and discussions, special conferences and live attractions, INTX is a fresh new take on the trade show concept, bringing together a broader, more diverse group of participants than ever.

INTX: The Internet & Television Expo
When: May 5-7, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting HetNet USA.

HetNet North America is the only North American event focusing on all technologies within a HetNet under one roof. Learn from high-level case studies and keynotes, whilst networking with the leading North American carriers.

HetNet USA
When: May 5-6, 2015
Where: New York, NY


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the session "State of the Telehealth Marketplace" on Monday, May 4 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting ATA 2015.

For over 20 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space. This year's meeting will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The world-class, peer reviewed program will include over 500 educational sessions and posters, highlighting the latest innovations, applications and delivery models in telemedicine. The expansive exhibit hall will host hundreds leading vendors with groundbreaking remote healthcare technologies and services. There's no better place to meet and network with your peers and thought leaders in the field.

ATA 2015
When: May 3-5, 2015
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will lead the roundtable, "A full arena – how new players and disrupters have entered and changed the TV ecosystem." He will also present an award and give two presentations on Cloud DVR, and Ad Insertion.

Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect.

TV Connect London is the world’s leading event in connected entertainment. Taking place on 28-30 April 2015, the event will bring together leading service providers from across the globe to meet, network and discuss the future of connected TV entertainment. Now beginning a new era at London’s ExCeL, with major telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content providers and solution providers coming together to experience the latest technologies, as well as insightful speakers and inspiring workshops, TV Connect remains the place to discover, and to determine, where TV is going to turn next.

TV Connect
When: April 28-30, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be speaking during the session "Over the Top TV - Content and the Consumer Experience - New Technologies as Gateway to the New Hollywood" on Tuesday, April 28th at 9:00 - 10:15 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting Digital Hollywood Spring.

Digital Hollywood debuted in 1994 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year.

Digital Hollywood Spring
When: April 27-30, 2015
Where: Marina del Rey, CA


John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates, will be speaking in the webinar "Making Multiscreen Content More Personal," hosted by FierceOnlineVideo and sponsored by Ooyala.

Consumers today have access to more video content than ever before, thanks to IP video technology. But finding the content they really want to watch is an ever-growing challenge. As search and recommendation engines evolve into sophisticated platforms delivering results to many types of devices, data analytics has become the backbone of content discovery. Yet this industry segment is still in its early growth stages. How can analytics data be used to improve/personalize the content viewing experience? In this webinar, we take a look at how service providers are using analytics today to fine-tune their content discovery platforms, create relevant metadata, and target the right audiences with the right content on the device of their choice.

Making Multiscreen Content More Personal
When: April 28, 2015
Where: Online


Parks Associates is supporting Fixed Access Networks Summit.

Combining the Strengths of the Latest DSL Acceleration, Fibre and Cable Technologies to Deliver Gigabit Broadband – Technology and Business Case Implications This is the key event to find out all about G.fast, VDSL vectoring, FTTx and latest cable broadband technologies to achieve superfast broadband. In 2014, the event hosted 20+ global operator case studies, with 52% operator attendance, 95% of attendees said they would attend again. Over 200 attendees are expected in 2015, currently confirmed speakers include senior experts from Du, Liberty Global, BT, Vodafone, Bright House Networks, Vimpelcom, AT&T, Eircom, Fastweb, BH Telecom, Skanova, Makedonski Telekom, Sckipio, Adtran , with endorsement from the ITU and the Broadband Forum. The purpose of next year’s event is to explore the next stage of new DSL acceleration and fibre technologies, featuring real-life deployments and focusing on the business value of new technologies for faster broadband and higher quality of experience.

Fixed Access Networks Summit
When: April 22-23, 2015
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting MobileWeek 2015.

JOIN THE MOBILE STORM TAKING OVER NYC!
The nation’s largest city needs one epic week of mobile tech events. Join us in New York City for the MobileWeek Coding Challenge (April 18–19), Conference & Expo (April 20) and Partner Events (April 17–23). MobileWeek is NYC largest mobile tech conference. Here you’ll check out mobile professionals and leaders from Google, Intel, PayPal, Glide and Tumblr; and discuss building mobile apps for the global economy. Check out the conference schedule!

REGISTER NOW
 

MobileWeek 2015
When: April 17-23, 2015
Where: New York City, NY


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be moderating the panel "Transforming IoT Data for Immediate Value," Tuesday, April 21, 11:10 am to 1:45 pm at IoT Global Innovation Forum. 

Parks Associates is supporting IoT Global Innovation Forum.

The IoT Global Innovation Forum, April 21-22, 2015 in Dallas, TX, brings together leading technology innovators, business strategists and developers for two days of focused networking and information sharing at the IoT cutting edge. Expert speakers will discuss the latest applications for traditional commercial processes as well as new business models and opportunities within the emerging Internet of Things ecosphere. In-depth presentations and panel discussions with IBM, Intel, Cisco, SAP, ARM, HP, Alcatel-Lucent, Silver Spring Networks, and many others. Be sure to join us as we examine the IoT opportunity and how best to position your firm for success.

IoT Global Innovation Forum
When: April 21-22, 2015
Where: Dallas, TX


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates will be lead the roundtable, "Healthy Living, Connected Devices and Wearables" on April 15 from 8:30 -9:30 AM in room S403. This roundtable discussion based on latest research drawn from consumer research and industry analysis on technology's impact on consumer/care provider engagement efforts and strategies care providers and entrepreneurs can implement to accomplish "triple aim"--lower healthcare cost, improve quality, and offer convenient access.

The HIMSS15 conference is dedicated to providing exceptional education, cutting-edge products, practical tools and resources, and powerful networking to help transform health and healthcare through IT.

HIMSS
When: April 12-16, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is a partner of the NAB Show.

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be speaking on the Super Session Constant Cravings - Using OTT to Win the Next Generation of Viewers, on Monday, April 13, at 10:30 AM.

NAB Show, held April 11-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. 

NAB Show
When: April 11-16, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Tejas Mehta, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will lead the roundtable discussion "M2M/IoT enabled by 5G" on the Wednesday, April 15, at 8:00 - 9:00 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting 5G Forum USA.

5G is becoming a hot topic in today’s fast evolving mobile broadband industry, however there is still much debate and uncertainty over what this revolutionary technology is! The LTE World Series is delighted to launch our first solo 5G Forum USA, taking place 14-15th April 2015 in Palo Alto, which will bring together senior executives & key decision makers from the full 5G ecosystem to discuss the future of the 5G network. This dedicated event will provide the perfect platform to examine the need for 5G, address what the network will look like, and how MNO’s will transition to 5G, whilst also examining what opportunities for new business models and services will be enabled once a fully 5G mobile network is available.

5G Forum USA
When: April 14-15, 2015
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Parks Associates is supporting WebRTC Global Summit.

Initially thought of as a major disruptor to telecom companies, many view it as an exciting opportunity for operators, developers and vendors with innovative ideas and applications starting to emerge. It is estimated that by 2016 there will be 4.2 billion WebRTC enabled devices worldwide, so what are these new use cases, and how can WebRTC be used to create new revenue? Who stands to gain the most from harnessing WebRTC and how should telcos approach it? It is widely accepted that WebRTC will play a role in the future of human interaction but how big a part will it play and what does the future hold? The WebRTC Global Summit will bring all parts of the ecosystem together, including telcos, mobile operators, OTT and VoIP players, developers, enterprises and analysts. The event will be looking at how WebRTC can move forward and the commercial opportunities it holds, as well as early adopter lessons and developments.

WebRTC Global Summit
When: April 14-15, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Tejas Mehta, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be moderating the panel “Hottest Profiles for Each Technology” which will discuss various OS roadmaps and profiles to use for different technology types such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, etc. and how these profiles and technologies impact the changing market of Bluetooth and IoT.

Parks Associates is supporting Bluetooth World.

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in partnership with Informa Telecoms & Media is excited to announce Bluetooth World 2015! Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, this unique conference will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on April 14-15, 2015. As the only global conference that focuses on Bluetooth® technology and its increasing role in the Internet of Things (IoT), experience first-hand how Bluetooth is the most commonly used wireless connectivity technology in a world that is rapidly adopting new ways to connect devices to a potential $1.3 trillion ecosystem of “things” and the internet.

Bluetooth World
When: April 14-15, 2015
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Policy Control.

The 5th annual Policy Control conference aims to show dedicated case studies on NFV and virtulisation of core network services; those currently operating and launches planned in the near future. We will also be giving a heavy focus on new developments in PCRF functions, showing further integration with pricing and their effects on OCS investments. We also will have an incredibly exciting pre-conference focus day that will be focusing on innovations in OSS/BSS. Case studies will demonstrate convergent real-time policy and charging functions. This event as ever gives the best opportunity to network with the entire industry and discuss the significant recent steps we have seen taken and how we can maintain this increasing momentum.

Policy Control
When: April 13-15, 2015
Where: Berlin, Germany


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates, will talk about the “future trends” in the energy services market on April 14.

If increasing energy efficiency in Texas and Oklahoma is important to you, the SPEER Summit is the best opportunity to network and market to utilities, cities, government agencies, and more. This is the premier event focused on energy efficiency in the region and provides excellent opportunities for networking for attendees and marketing for sponsors. SPEER designs the event to bring people together to identify strategies and actions that will accelerate energy efficiency in our region. The Summit is a great place to collaborate, network, learn, and even initiate new projects.

SPEER Regional Energy Efficiency Summit
When: April 13-14, 2015
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting IoT Asia.

Internet of Things Asia (IoT) 2015 brings together businesses, government and solution providers to discuss, network and learn how internet of things technologies will transform their business operations and societies. The adoption and implementation of IoT will result in higher productivity with lower operating costs, and improvement to the overall quality of life. IoT Asia Conference will feature case studies and adoption strategies across the 7 key verticals such as healthcare, transport & logistics, retail, manufacturing and smart cities. IoT Asia exhibition will feature over 50 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and solutions at the exhibition. Access to the trade exhibition is complimentary.

IoT Asia
When: April 8-9, 2015
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Latin America.

Celebrating its 6th year, LTE Latin America follows on from last year’s hugely successful show, and is returning to Rio de Janeiro in a new venue - Sulamerica Convention Center - with an extended conference programme and new speakers from the whole ecosystem to give greater depth and breadth of discussion around the region’s most pertinent mobile broadband developments. A great new feature for this year will be the event’s co-location with the launch event Network Virtualization & SDN Latin America, which is part of the Network Virtualization Global Events. Follow from last year we will have an exclusive session about Signaling, that continuous to be one of the big challenges for operators. LTE Latin America 2015 – Your one chance to meet all the movers & shakers from within the regional LTE community in one dedicated LTE forum.

LTE Latin America
When: April 7-9, 2015
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Network Virtualization & SDN Latin America.

Co-located alongside the well established LTE Latin America show, the NFV & SDN community will come together to discuss Carrier Class SDN from a unique, strategic operator led perspective. Hear from all parts of the SDN ecosystem and take away the key learning points to utilize virtualization technologies to benefit networks in the long term. The targeted agenda will examine the steps needed to move SDN and NFV forward from research into reality featuring dedicated sessions on Openness and Collaboration in NFV, the evolving role of SDN, virtualizing the data centre, overcoming deployment challenges, creating network flexibility and virtualization priorities within the network infrastructure. With FREE operators passes available this show really is a must attend for all carriers in the region! Two packed days of strategic presentations, interactive panel discussions, structured networking time and Proof-of-Concept demonstrations, make sure you don’t miss out!

Network Virtualization & SDN Latin America
When: April 8-9, 2015
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be presenting in the webcast "Cloud-DVR – Reinventing Video Delivery and Forging New Business Models," sponsored by Imagine Communications, on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 am ET.

If you could only find a way to consume the video content of your choice and have it delivered to your selected device when you wanted it. It’s 2015 – shouldn’t we be there by now? Cloud-DVR is the next big thing in video – with the ability to energize the monetization of video content and alter the very nature of the value chain – from content creators to distributors. This webinar will focus on the rapidly emerging, lean forward video consumption behaviors we are all adopting, and the advanced innovations and technologies that are propelling the market to deploy “the ultimate viewing solution for the multiscreen world.” It will explain how content creators, broadcasters, aggregators, and distributors can all benefit by deploying this innovative technology, and who may be the biggest winners of all. The webinar will also discuss how advanced advertising innovations such as Dynamic Ad Insertion can vastly improve the monetization of advertisements and value to the end user.

Cloud-DVR – Reinventing Video Delivery and Forging New Business Models
When: March 31, 2015
Where: Virtual


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be presenting in the webcast "Increase profits by adding home automation services," sponsored by Icontrol Networks, on Thursday, March 26 at 2pm ET.

Today’s customers are looking for more than basic home security. They want the features that home automation offers. This demand has been fueled by new technology and heavy advertising from companies such as Xfinity and Time Warner Cable. Attend this free webcast to learn how you can offer the same enterprise class systems to your customers as the industry’s top-tier security providers with the Icontrol One platform. This platform currently manages over 26 million installed devices nationwide. 

Increase profits by adding home automation services
When: March 26, 2015
Where: Online


Parks Associates is supporting the World Health Care Congress. If you are interested in meeting with our team while at this event, please click here.

The 12th Annual World Health Care Congress convenes decision makers from all sectors of health care to catalyze change. In 2015, faculty focus on critical challenges and opportunities including the impact of ACA implementation on health care businesses one year in, payer and provider consolidation, new approaches to value-based payment, and novel partnerships with the true potential to move the needle on care coordination and delivery.

World Health Care Congress
When: March 22-25, 2015
Where: Washington, DC


Parks Associates is supporting the 17th annual Multichannel News 2015 Wonder Women

2015 Wonder Women
When: March 19, 2015
Where: New York City, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Cable Congress 2015.

The leading dedicated event for cable and media industries in Europe Cable Europe’s flagship gathering of the European cable industry, comes to Brussels, the decision–making heart of the European Union. This event brings together the most sought-after speakers, strategists, innovators, policy makers and game-changers in the cable and new media industries.

Cable Congress 2015
When: March 11-13, 2015
Where: The Square, Brussels


John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the session "Mobile Video and the Future of Content" on Thursday, March 12, at 2:30 PM. Various studies show that more than half of companies are already making use of video – a figure that is predicted to rise as more realize the possibilities. Nielsen claims that 64 percent of marketers expect video to dominate their strategy in the near future. The success stories of videos that have gone viral are legend. A recent campaign from Volkswagen, for example, saw a trio of its videos viewed a combined 155 million times. If such numbers seem out of reach for most marketers, they at least demonstrate video’s inherent shareability. Engage viewers, and they will share the video with others. They will spend longer time on the application and more time interacting with the brand.

Hosted by Bottle Rocket Studios, Mobile Summit covers a wide range of trends and topics we all need to know for 2015 and beyond, but also goes deep into specific topics you select. Specific topics and discussions include data and analytics, app marketing, virtual reality, beacons, loyalty, notification strategies, new trends in mobile UEX, our curated findings from MWC, sales enablement, Apple Watch and other wearables, mobile ordering and payments and much, much more.

Mobile Summit 2015
When: March 11-13, 2015
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Wearables TechCon.

Wearables TechCon, March 9-11 in Santa Clara, expands beyond its DevCon roots to include a focus on both the hardware and software behind the coming generation of wearable technology. Classes and tutorials in the TechCon tracks will focus on embedded computing, hardware design, sensors, and physical technology, while tracks in the DevCon portion will focus on programming apps and mastering the SDKs of the next wave of computing devices. 2,000 attendees. Use code WEARIT for a $200 conference discount off the 3-day pass.

Wearables TechCon
When: March 9-11, 2015
Where: Santa Clara, CA


 Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will be moderate the session "The Smartwatch Revolution" on Wednesday March 11, at 2:30 PM. With so many smartwatches and choices in the market, this panel will discuss how product differentiation becomes paramount and what the development roadmap looks like for the smartwatch market in the years to come. Harry will also moderate the panel "The Quantified Self" on Wednesday March 11, at 3:00 PM. This panel will examine what wearable tools are available for consumers and what data generated is of value.

Parks Associates is supporting the Wearable Technology Show 2015

The Wearable Technology Show is the BIGGEST event for wearables, augmented reality & IOT. Our conference programme has 7 different tracks, offering delegates a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in wearable technology, view the latest product demonstrations from around the world and network with the industry. The next event will be held in London's ExCel on the 10th & 11th March 2015. Register now to save more than 40% on conference passes.

Wearable Technology Show 2015
When: March 10-11, 2015
Where: London, UK


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be speaking during the session "A Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Connected TV," on Wednesday, March 4, at 5:00 PM. With much uncertainty around the future of TV, one thing is for sure: whether it’s through Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, or a smart TV, consumers are quickly adopting connected TV. Streaming your favorite content to your television opens up an exciting world of new, premium, unskippable advertising opportunities for marketers. This preconference session will be an opportunity to peer into connected TV’s 'state of play'. Hear experts share up to the moment updates on consumer adoption and usage, network and digital publishers' response, pay TV vs. distributors – is there a difference in their approach and is there a “winner” emerging – and how advertisers are responding.

The ANA Media Leadership Conference presented by Google will bring together the leaders of the media industry to discuss urgent issues and share insights on the newest ways of connecting with today’s consumers.

ANA Media Leadership Conference
When: March 4-6, 2015
Where: Hollywood, FL


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile World Congress.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is where senior mobile leaders gather, collaborate and conduct industry business. The event provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal-making. It includes a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes; a product and technology exhibition showcasing 1,900 companies; App Planet, the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognises mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world. Make your plans now to be on “The Edge of Innovation” at Mobile World Congress 2015, in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona.

Mobile World Congress
When: March 2-5, 2015
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting Media Summit New York.

Media Summit New York is the most significant conference of the year! Media Summit New York is the Premier Conference on Broadband, Mobile, Advertising, Television, Film, Cable & Satellite, Publishing, Radio, Magazines, News & Print Media and Marketing - Over 750 of the country's top media, entertainment and technology executives attended.

Media Summit New York
When: March 4-5, 2015
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting India m2m + iot Forum.

India m2m + iot Forum is the most premium global platform for machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, networking, branding and positioning with senior decision makers associated with machine-to-machine (m2m) and the internet of things (iot) world. The conference aims at enriching the machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of keynote sessions, panel discussions, technology showcase, dialogue and exchange forums - covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across India and the world.

India m2m + iot Forum
When: February 19-20, 2015
Where: New Delhi, India


Parks Associates is hosting the Smart Energy Summit.

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home.

The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

Smart Energy Summit
When: February 16-18, 2015
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting DeveloperWeek.

DeveloperWeek 2015 is San Francisco’s largest one-week tech event series with over 60 week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2015 Conference & Expo, Accelerate 2015 (1,000+ attendee hackathon) GirlDevWeek Events, Robotics Dev Summit, DevOps Summit, 1,000+ attendee tech hiring mixer, and 60+ city-wide workshops, open houses, drink-ups, across San Francisco! DeveloperWeek puts the spotlight on new dev technologies. Event hosts and supporters of last year’s DeveloperWeek include Google, Facebook,Yelp,Rackspace, IBM, Cloudera, Red Hat, Optimizely, SendGrid, Blackberry, Microsoft, Neo Technology, Eventbrite, Klout, Built.io, Ripple, GNIP,Tagged,HackReactor, and 30+ more here. Because DeveloperWeek covers all new dev technologies, our conference and workshops invite you to get intro lessons (or advanced tips and tricks) on technologies like HTML 5, WebRTC, Full-Stack Javascript Development, Mobile Web Design, Node.js, Data Science, and Distributed Computing to name a few.

DeveloperWeek
When: February 6-12, 2015
Where: San Francisco, CA


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates is moderating the panel "TV Platforms & Experiences Shift to the Cloud" on Wednesday, February 11 at 5:15 - 5:55 PM.Consumer electronics manufacturers are rolling out “cloud-based” services that offer a range of local, national, and international TV channels via the Internet to smart TVs. And the MSOs are looking to the cloud as well. The panel will discuss the reality of what’s on the market today as compared to the vision for the future of cloud-based IP-delivered content and what that will mean for consumers, CE manufacturers, advertisers and broadcasters.

On February 10-12, Digital Entertainment World (DEW) brings together leading industry executives from games, music, video and publishing to discuss, deliberate, debate and celebrate the issues, opportunities and successes driving the digital entertainment industry. Digital Entertainment World is changing the way content owners, enabling technology providers, digital distribution platforms and CE manufacturers meet and engage. From digital content creation to monetization, Digital Entertainment World is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content. Speakers include Ynon Kreiz (President of Maker Studios), Eddy Moretti (Chief Creative Officer of VICE Media Worldwide), Steve Mosko (President of Sony Pictures Television), and more. Register at http://www.dewexpo.com

Digital Entertainment World
When: February 10-12, 2015
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is attending DistribuTECH. Click here to schedule a meeting with our team.

DistribuTECH is the largest U.S. event that covers the utility industry from end-to-end with 10,000 attendees and more than 48 exhibitors. In past years, San Diego has delivered the event’s highest-ever attendance numbers and the 2015 event will be no exception. It’s already on track to be the largest ever. 

DistribuTECH
When: February 3-5, 2015
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Smart Energy UK & Europe Summit.

This conference will not only look at the ongoing developments in Smart Grid projects across Europe but also the next steps and future requirements for energy utilities. Leading speakers from Utilities, technology companies and grid projects will outline current strategies and next steps in developing smart grid infrastructure and technologies that are changing the way societies use energy. The stream will include a special focus on Smart Homes, Electric Vehicles and the Smart Grid Projects Panel bringing together leaders from various projects across Europe to look at what the future will hold in smart grid infrastructures. 

Smart Energy UK & Europe Summit
When: January 29-30, 2015
Where: London, United Kingdom


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates, will be speaking during the session "Transactive Energy - State of the Market" on Monday, January 26 at 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Transactive Energy continues to be the hottest topic in the Smart Grid market; and it's impact on the buildings, HVAC and controls market is growing every year. This will be a panel session and will include presentations from top experts in the industry.

AHR Expo brings together over 2,000 exhibiting companies and 40,000 visitors, representing the entire spectrum of the industry including: HVACR manufacturers, engineers, contractors, OEMs, facility managers, and other professionals. In addition, you'll find over 100 educational seminars, workshops (presented by ASHRAE and others) and new product presentations. If you're looking to keep up with the latest technology and trends, get face to face with the experts, and stay connected - then the AHR Expo is designed for you. 

AHR Expo
When: January 26-28, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES.

Gain C-level insights and make some connections of your own with leading companies in the digital living space. International research firm Parks Associates presents consumer and industry trends, new business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. Hear groundbreaking research on connected devices and Smart TV, digital content and multiple platforms, value-added services and new roles for service providers, and strategies for monetizing it all.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment in the following sessions:

  • Internet of Things: Extending Value to Connected Devices
  • Consumer Demand for Next Gen TV Services
  • Consumer Usage & Entertainment App Strategies
  • The Future of Streaming Media Players
  • Holistic Tech Support for the Multiscreen Home
  • Platforms, Devices and Interoperability in the Smart Home

CONNECTIONS Summit at CES
When: January 6, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting the Storage Visions Conference.

Storage Visions is the place where you will meet and hear from the innovators driving this technology forward! Attendees will come from companies engaged in every facet of technology: consumer electronics, media and entertainment, enterprise storage suppliers and customers, storage device manufacturers, storage system builders, and storage users, as well as extensive press coverage.

Storage Visions Conference
When: January 4-5, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be presenting during the session "Relevant Connected Home Services for Broad Consumer Adoption" on January 5, at 4:00 PM. Your alarm clock goes off, triggered by the hot IPO just launched on a stock exchange half way around the world, allowing you to execute rapid stock trades from your smartphone while your coffee maker, alerted by your movements, brews your first cup of the day. Will this make better investors? Probably not. This discussion seeks to help us avoid the “technology for technology’s sake” trap and provide market insight on broad consumer preferences for enhanced services. The goal is to educate the development community on how to use market research to create relevant and meaningful IoT/Connected Home devices and services that will appeal to wider audiences beyond early adopters and tech junkies.

The AT&T Developer Summit is a developer-focused event, packed with valuable news and information about emerging technologies, products and services and the best place to network with top industry professionals and experts.

AT&T Developer Summit
When: January 4-5, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Carrier Network Virtualization.

Building on the success of SDN World in Barcelona in June 2013, Carrier Network Virtualization unites the leading exponents of Software Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization worldwide in SDN’s spiritual home of California, shedding fresh light on the topic from a carrier perspective.

Carrier Network Virtualization
When: December 9-11, 2014
Where: Palo Alto, California


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Disruption.

Digital Disruption is a bellwether Silicon Valley event which brings together local and global service providers, technology vendors, and enterprises to collectively help each other succeed in their digital transformation efforts. Created especially for senior business and IT executives, it’s all about understanding, managing, and monetizing cutting-edge disruptive innovations in the areas of Internet of Things, virtualization and NFV, and customer engagement. Digital Disruption isn’t just about learning the latest trends. Rather, it’s about shaping the digital future via hands-on collaboration, workshops, networking and meeting new customers and partners, and getting your messages out to the influential audiences that matter to you. Register today to Save $100 with code Save100PA on a Gold Conference Pass and learn more about TM Forum Digital Disruption Live! 2014.

Digital Disruption
When: December 8-11, 2014
Where: San Jose, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV World Summit.

Digital TV World Summit
When: December 2-3, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates will be speaking on the panel "The Emerging Connected Home Market In Canada" on November 20, at 9:00-10:00 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting HomeConnect 2014.

After years of experimenting, the dream of simplifying and improving consumers’ lives at home is becoming a reality. Yet achieving and monetizing this ecosystem has been difficult. Companies need to tackle many challenges in order to access this new market, or they will be left behind. HomeConnect 2014, Conference & Exhibition, will focus on innovative technology and business solutionsfor the connected home consumer. This event will feature talks, panel discussions, market sessions, and an innovation stream that will address critical business issues.

HomeConnect 2014
When: November 20-21, 2014
Where: Toronto, Canada


Parks Associates is supporting the Telco Big Data Summit.

The Telco Big Data Summit will provide key insights into the challenges and benefits of exploiting Telco Data. As the volume, velocity and variety of data traffic travelling on operator networks rises at an exponential rate, telcos are facing a bigger challenge than ever with regards to capturing, storing, processing, analysing and extracting value from their data. The question of how to maximise the value of this data is a huge one, with a myriad of perspectives, priorities and solutions to consider. Including a wide range of case studies from operators around the globe capturing the latest innovations in the big data industry, this is an event not to be missed.

Telco Big Data Summit
When: November 19-20, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting OTTtv World Summit.

Now in its seventh year, the OTTtv World Summit is the major OTT focused event in the calendar. Continually attracting the biggest CXO names to its speaker line-up, OTT World Summit is the place to discuss and shape the future of the multiplatform entertainment industry.

OTTtv World Summit
When: November 17-20, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit USA.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA is the 2nd flagship event from the MVNOs Industry Summit Series covering 7 major markets (Europe, Latam, CEE, Middle East, Africa, Asia, USA). The rate of growth the event has experienced in the past 4 years has rapidly brought it up to speed with its sister event in Europe; this is now the go-to place in the US for high-level wholesale and MVNO activity. In 2012 China Telecom sat in the audience and announced their MVNO intentions a week later. In 2013, the new MVNO entrants were showcased at the event –including republic wireless, Ting, Voyager Mobile and Freedom Pop.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA
When: November 19-20, 2014`
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting DEMO Fall 2014.

DEMO attracts insightful media, critical venture capitalists, respected technology business development professionals, connected corporate IT professionals, and the most-promising new technology companies in the world. Join the 15,000 people have attended DEMO over the past 23 years. 

DEMO Fall 2014
When: November 18-20, 2014
Where: San Jose, CA


Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the connected home ecosystem and the Internet of Things as it relates to the connected consumer. The two-day executive summit, with research and data from Parks Associates industry analysts, examines the impact of connected devices and services, including entertainment, controls, digital media, security, and cloud services, and offers insight into new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, current and future technologies, and critical issues, including privacy and interoperability, and their effect on consumer engagement.

For more information and to register for this event, visit www.connectionseurope.com.

CONNECTIONS Europe
When: November 18-19, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting CariCam.

CariCam is a high level networking summit that brings together key players from network operators and suppliers to discuss ways to drive forward solutions in the region. The summit combines educative content, assessing the state of the industry and identifying new areas of growth with an occasion for one to one interaction and networking. It is today the most recognized business event in the Caribbean and Central America region. The participants gained a keen sense of the dynamics of a Caribbean and Central America mobile marketplace through presentations, numerous questions and answers sessions, and more than a few social events.

CariCam
When: November 17-18, 2014
Where: Miami, FL


Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband Traffic Management Congress.

The Broadband Traffic Management Congresss is firmly established as the industry’s leading network and service event. Welcoming global operators, OTT players and regulators, BBTM meets the increasing demand for high speed quality services through the creation of intelligent end-to-end traffic solutions. Showcasing the very latest challenges and innovative solutions in both core and radio access networks, BBTM presents key strategies for the integration of intelligence into your network.

Broadband Traffic Management Congress
When: November 12-13, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting Apps World.


Developer Conference & Exhibition: Now in its 5th year, Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform event in the app industry. This year’s ExCeL event is set to be the biggest yet with over 350 exhibitors and over 12,000+ attendees including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals registered for two days of high level insight and discussion. With start up zones, targeted workshop tracks, speed meeting, one-to-one meetings, parties, and awards the event will be tackling a spectrum of issues across the app ecosystem.

Apps World
When: November 12-13, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be speaking on the panel "OTT and Rights Complexities" on November 12, from 10:15 - 11:15 AM. Content deals, IP rights and royalty management is becoming increasingly complex as broadcast and distribution channels propagate and demands for the cross-leveraging of IP into new lines of business like merchandise and publishing expand. While the advent of IP is enabling the expansion of these new business lines, it also opens new vulnerabilities as zealous “anytime, anywhere” consumers find new ways to access this content outside of legitimate supply chains. The advent of IP has highlighted the opportunity content owners have in defining and guiding rights for distribution in this new windowing environment. Join us as stakeholders along the entire content distribution chain share key strategic components that enable content creators and distributors to successfully manage contracts and IP across multiple channels, reduce risk exposure, and maximize revenues for efficient IP monetization.

Hower will also be speaking in the session, "Consumer Habits in OTT Viewing" on November 12, from 2:00 - 2:30 PM. With younger consumers showing a preference for non-linear viewing, OTT providers have stepped in to fill the viewer need for premium content on an on-demand basis. OTT video services are becoming a more important source of consumer video content, but OTT services have not replaced pay-TV services as Parks Associates research shows approximately 90% of OTT subscribers also subscribe to a pay-TV service. As cord-cutting has failed to become a force thus far, the session will explore how OTT services fit into a pay-TV consumer world.

Content and Communications World + SATCON
When: November 12-13, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things Connectivity.

Internet of Things Connectivity
When: November 11-12, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Telco Energy & Infrastructure Efficiency.

Telco Energy & Infrastructure Efficiency answers telecom operators’ wish to tackle the common struggle against rising carbon emissions and energy costs across their networks and further business infrastructure. The two day event showcases international telecom operator best practice alongside the innovative new technology so strongly sought after, to identify the sustainable solutions which offer the low payback time demanded by the private sector, with minimal CAPEX and OPEX. The interactive conference incorporates stand alone presentations with panel discussions, workshop and round table sessions to discuss not only operator best practice in cleaning up their own businesses, but also the steps telecom operators are taking to clean up ICT in vertical industries, and offer alternative 'green' virtual solutions as a cost effective, environmentally friendly replacement to current materials and fuels being used.

Telco Energy & Infrastructure Efficiency
When: November 11-12, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be moderating the Case Study Program Session "Gamification & New Engagement Tools" on Tuesday, November 4 at 2:00 - 5:20 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting European Utility Week.

This is Europe's biggest and best smart utility event. The show brings you a completely re-engineered event programme, including both new formats and tested formulas with content for all levels dealing with present and future challenges. All this combined with the 350+ solution providers on the show floor will mean that 10.000 attendees will have an inspiring 3 days of business.

European Utility Week
When: November 4-6, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting Wifi World Summit.

Wifi World Summit
When: October 28-29, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting Rich Communication.

Rich Communication
When: October 28-29,2014
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting HealthBeat.

HealthBeat 2014 will examine the many steps in the patient’s journey, from the data-driven healthcare generation looking at how information travels from medical records, to how providers use this data and cutting-edge technology to provide better care, to how institutions share it while striving to protect the privacy of a patient. 

HealthBeat
When: October 27-28, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Captivate Conference.

Captivate is founded by members of the digital media community and is a non-profit entity (501.c.6). The greater Austin community realized that several creative industries had more in common than in previous years. As technology advances industries like film, music, games and mobile are colliding at rapid pace. Captivate is embracing this convergence and looking to the future of maintaining a creative ecosystem. As business models change and the ever fickle consumer market with it, creatives need to keep pace and learn new ways of thriving.

Captivate Conference
When: October 24-26, 2014
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting the Connected Health Symposium.

The Connected Health Symposium is a change-agent conference that promotes innovative thinking and the application of personal consumer health technologies to support new models of care delivery. With a focus on trends at the intersection of technology and new models of health care delivery, the Symposium convenes thought leaders in an effort to grow the rapidly-expanding connected health marketplace. Our audience is a high-profile gathering of innovators, researchers, industry representatives and policymakers who gather for knowledge-sharing across the connected health landscape. Over 100 speakers and more than 1,000 attendees come together to define the future of care delivery and impact the day-to-day lives of patients.

Connected Health Symposium
When: October 23-24, 2014
Where: Boston, MA


 Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will chair a session on Big Data as part of the 'Future Disruption' track on Wednesday 22nd October, from 2:20pm to 3:30pm.

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband World Forum.

The Broadband World Forum is the world’s largest broadband event exploring how network innovation is powering the global connected society. What’s unique about the Broadband World Forum is that it brings senior fixed and mobile telecoms executives together with global IT, media and government innovators to create an exciting and engaging community which meets, interacts and exchanges ideas on the future of our industry. 

Broadband World Forum
When: October 21-23, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Hollywood Fall.

Digital Hollywood Fall
When: October 20-23
Where: Marina Del Rey, CA


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be speaking during the session "Understanding the Importance of 4K" on Wednesday, October 15 at 4:25-4:45 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting TV Xperience World.

TV Xperience returns to New York this October. This year’s show will focus on the evolution of telco business models, and the way major cable and telco operators are utilizing TV Everywhere to create new innovative user experiences. Gain insight from the biggest names including Comcast, AT&T, NBC Universal, Roku and Saatchi & Saatchi.

TV Xperience World
When: October 13-15, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit Asia.

An integral part of our Global MVNO Industry Summit Series, this year’s Kuala Lumpur based event focuses on the innovations and creative business models contributing to the growth of the MVNOs Asia market. With an eye on new partnerships, new ideas for targeting niche market segments, creative launch strategies and opportunities for host operators, the event will draw together case studies from across the Asian continent. This year’s big launch stories will come from China - new to the MVNO business, and bursting with potential. The China session will focus on launch details, launch prospects, and new potential for companies considering MVNO activity as an operator and as a provider. Join 250+ attendees to follow on the topical and crucial discussion and debate which filled last year’s conference room and networking areas.

MVNOs Industry Summit Asia
When: October 14-15, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Parks Associates is supporting Monetising Digital & OTT Services Asia.

Monetising Digital & OTT Services Asia showcases the telco services and telco-OTT partnerships driving the digital world. Overcoming business model challenges, BSS/OSS integration and identifying international expansion strategies, the sister event to the successful Digital Services World Congress, is the only exclusive meeting place for operators and OTTs in the Asia Pacific region. With the OTT player here to stay, mobile network operators have woken up to the fact that co-operation is necessary, and both operators and OTTs recognise that partnerships will advantage them both. However, competition still exists and how partnerships fit in with the telco’s competing digital services, is a critical question, addressed over the two days. A combination of the operator’s network management and customer reach, and the OTT’s programming and design capabilities, will bring ROI for both parties yet the steps to getting to that profitable working relationship are still unclear. Join 120+ telecom operators, OTTs and their partners within the banking, gaming, music, content and digital media sectors to identify the winning business models, approaches and technologies needed to break down the lack of partner certainty and commitment that currently threatens the monetisation of OTT communications.

Monetising Digital & OTT Services Asia
When: October 14-15, 2014
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Media Pipeline.

This one-day conference brings together digital entertainment content owners, service providers and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers. The 2014 event is October 8 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Digital Media Pipeline
When: October 8, 2014
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting BroadbandVision.

From the founders of TelcoTV and TelcoVision, BroadbandVision will explore and examine the broadband services, technologies, and applications that will define this industry’s future.

BroadbandVision
When: October 1-3, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Self Organising Networks.

Self Organising Networks
When: October 1-2, 2014
Where: Nice, France


Parks Associates is supporting the OSP Expo.

Don’t miss the industry-leading telecom trade show for today’s rapid wireless and wireline network evolution. Telecom network professionals from more than 40 countries worldwide come for wall-to-wall activity including field trips, live demos, actionable education, thought leadership, commanding keynotes, face-to-face networking and infrastructure solutions shopping. OSP EXPO 2014 provides total access and complete connections all in one place.

OSP Expo
When: September 30 - October 2, 2014
Where: Baltimore, MD


Parks Associates is supporting TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections.

TC3 is the only executive summit where you can meet 25 telcos, review 50 new technologies, learn about countless alternate paths to market, see 10 innovation awards, leverage many pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings...all in 2 days, in an environment built to optimize networking. TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections brings together all types of companies present in the telecommunication industry, including carriers, start-ups, investors, and vendors. In true Telecom Council style, the summit is built to create a network, framework, and opportunity for these companies to connect. This year 500 strategy, scouting, and ventures executives from every corner of telecom will gather for the most important industry-wide conversation - how to get new innovation to market faster? So, engage with the most innovative companies in telecom, including Telecom Council members, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on October 1-2. Use discount code “Parks14” for 15% off registration!

TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections
When: October 1-2, 2014
Where: Mountain View, CA


Tom Kerber, Director of Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be speaking on the "Customer Technology" on Monday, September 29, at 3:30 PM. While ERCOT’s market is praised for the proliferation of both electric retailers and product choice, the looming "Internet of Things”, the nascent interest of Apple, Google, Samsung and other high-growth technology companies, all capable of bringing the potential of big/thick data to the market, portends a virtuous cycle of innovation centered on customer engagement. The new market participants are raising the bar for differentiated product offerings that are “customer-centric” and bundled in a new and innovative fashion which has spurred partnerships with innovators, a number of whom are included in this panel.

Join us at 2014’s leading electric power conference for the ERCOT/Gulf Coast region. 700+ attendance expected based on last year’s fall conference attendance of 740 power professionals with approximately one-third of these attendees holding
upper level management titles ranging from CEO to Vice President. 

Gulf Coast Power Association Fall Conference
When: September 30-October 1, 2014
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting the 4th annual Distribution Automation Europe.

The Global Distribution Automation market has been witnessing the increase in mergers and acquisitions. However, the lack of product differentiation could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. It is against this backdrop that SMi's 4th annual conference will enable delegates to meet and network with utilities and gather information. This year's event will feature an array of European utilities who are behind the latest DA innovation and investment such as Union Fenosa Distribucion, Scottish Power, Alliander, UK Power Networks, E.ON Innovation Center Distribution, Scottish and Southern Power Distribution and Electricity North West.

Distribution Automation Europe
When: September 29-30, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will be speaking at the Nordic Media Summit on September 25.

Now in its 5th year, Nordic Media Summit is the premium event focused on the online video ecosystem for OTT and TV Everywhere solutions. It’s an international one-day conference, providing delegates with an insight into the market of OTT, TV Everywhere, second screen & social tv solutions in Scandinavia, combined with international trends, showcase of international OTT and TV Everywhere solutions, impact of social media, OTT video monetizing from some of the largest companies in the world. Importantly, the conference offers unique networking opportunities with industry peers and colleagues from all over the globe.

Nordic Media Summit
When: September 25, 2014
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark


Parks Associates is supporting Small Cells Global Congress.

Join 250+ telecoms professionals in Berlin in November to debate and discuss the fundamental issues facing small cell deployments. The 3rd Annual Small Cells Global Congress, the industry’s first event to focus on small cells, guarantees to provide forward thinking, topical and focused discussion needed to provide delegates with the understanding and vision needed to move confidently through this dynamic market.

Small Cells Global Congress
When: September 23-24, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting the Health 2.0 Fall Conference.

Join over 2100 attendees at the premier Health 2.0 8th Annual Fall Conference on Sept. 21-24 in Santa Clara, CA as we showcase over 200 LIVE, demos, 150+ speakers on over 50 panels and sessions. The Health 2.0 conference is the place where technologies and thought-leadership converge, disrupts, revolutionizes, and catalyzes the marketplace, trends, and policy of the health tech landscape. This conference brings together the best minds, thought leadership, newest technology, professionals, government officials, and entrepreneurs to get ahead of the industry and make connections to forward the movement of technology in health care.

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
When: September 21-24, 2014
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Low Carbon Earth Summit.

With the theme of "Green Action for Sustainability", this summit will comprise ten professional parallel forums including Climate Change Adaptation, Low Carbon Economy & Finance, Low Carbon Technologies for Climate Mitigation, Low Carbon City, Carbon Trade, etc. Except for the parallel forums, we also will arrange several attractive Workshops and Training courses, Business Events and Social Activities during or after the conference. The main objective of LCES-2014 is to provide a comprehensive global platform for experts and participants from government, enterprise, academia and other organization in the related field to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the most state-of-the-art areas of Climate Change, Investment Financing and the Low Carbon Technology. Our delegates can discuss the new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Low Carbon Earth Summit
When: September 21-23, 2014
Where: Qingdao, China


Parks Associates is supporting the New Energy Forum.

As a unique annual energy event in BIT Congress, New Energy Forum 2014 aims to provide the opportunities to meet and network with industry peers, share knowledge, benefit from thought-provoking presentations from internationally reputed industry experts and use of the conference experience as a source of innovative ideas to implement in your workplace as well as to fuel a beautiful world of cleanness and sustainability.

New Energy Forum
When: September 21-23, 2014
Where: Qingdao, China


Parks Associates is supporting the World Congress of Bioenergy.

With the theme of “Roadmap toward 2020", this congress will provide a communication platform for all the participant focus on biotechnology development and bioenergy sustainable development. The agendas cover Bioenergy Economy and Sustainability, Applications, Commercialization, Biorefineries of Bioenergy, Biomass Conversion Technologies, Feedstock Landscape.

World Congress of Bioenergy
When: September 21-23, 2014
Where: Qingdao, China


Parks Associates is supporting the International Conference of Environment.

ICE-2014 will be an international event focus on the core knowledge and major advances in the ever-expanding field of environment by attracting experts on a global scale. The scientific program will continue the tradition to focus on Global Environmental Management, a major portion of the program will be concentrate on Global Environment Sustainable Development, Environmental Scientific Research, Global Pollutant Best Management Practice, Capacity Building for a Clean World with oral presentations. Initiated in 2011, ICE never stops her momentum to catch the emerging advances in environment management. This year ICE-2014 will have an excellent program both the scientific as well as the social part of the event by adding Business Events including Eco-City and Leading Industry Briefing, Technology Transfer Matchmaking, Executive Round Table, Eco-Investment and Project Road Show. For the first time, Environment Device and Equipment Briefing & Expo will provide an ideal space to show your Inventions, Techs and Product.

International Conference of Environment
When: September 21-23, 2014
Where: Qingdao, China


Parks Associates is supporting the 4th annual Telecoms for Smart Grids.

SMi's 4th annual Telecoms for Smart Grids conference will address the current development of both UK and European communications infrastructures for smart grid development and metering deployment, data communication infrastructure and integration, substation automation, distribution network upgrades, and business process management. For the UK key market developments will be addressed with contributions from both the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Data Communications Company.

Telecoms for Smart Grids
When: September 22-23, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting MVNO Industry Summit Middle East.

MVNO Industry Summit Middle East 2014 capitalises on the changes in the region and assesses the ongoing readiness of a wholesale market which, after initially opening up to MVNOs, resumed a more cautious relationship with third party telcos.

MVNO Industry Summit Middle East
When: September 22-23, 2014
Where: Dubai, UAE


Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates will be speaking on the panel "Meet the Millennials! Executives and kids debate the future" on Thursday, September 18 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Since the explosion of gaming, music downloads, social networks, instant messaging and viral media, marketing to the Millennial Generation, the newest target for many brands, requires a whole new language. Now in this live stage presentation, industry executives talk to kids 9 to 14 years old about new media, technology, user experiences, and more. It’s a rare opportunity to hear from Generation Z, learn about their preferences and behaviors, and how to market to them in more meaningful ways.

Parks Associates is supporting EuroSummit ’14.

EuroSummit ’14 is a unique two-day gathering that includes informative keynotes, panels, engaging sessions, networking events, creative awards and a party. Highly interactive and fun, the conference will focus on Social TV, the Connected TV, competitive branding and customer care strategies, On Demand advertising and a host of other key topics, technologies, product trends and best practices in cable marketing.

EuroSummit ’14
When: September 18-19, 2014
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark


Parks Associates is supporting the World Congress of Energy Wise.

Energy Wise is focused on how to make energy work efficiently and optimize our planets precious resources. It aims to provide energy saving solutions that reward people financially, operationally and environmentally for the sustainable use of resources. It gives you all the choices you need to make your home or business more energy-efficient. And it increases energy economic efficiency, prevents environmental problems getting worse, and reduces r energy usage and carbon emissions. The conference includes: Global Green Economy and New Energy Finance; New Energy; IOT, Cloud Computing and Its Applications; Clean Technologies and Zero Emission; Smart Energy Investment, Matchmaking, Alliance and Partnership.

World Congress of Energy Wise
When: September 16-18, 2014
Where: Taiyuan, China


Parks Associates is supporting the International Symposium of Clean Coal Technology.

This event will highlight the hot topics associated with China’s clean coal market, and explore business opportunities for relevant industries in the perspective of global warming and sustainable development. We are committed to making this event a learning and enjoyable experience as we each take one step closer towards making this world a cleaner and happier place using technologies and ideas to power the world safely and efficiently. 

International Symposium of Clean Coal Technology
When: September 16-18, 2014
Where: Taiyuan, China


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be moderating the panel "Who’s on First? The Second Screen is Dead… Long Live the Second Screen" on Thursday, September 18 at 3:25 – 4:10 PM. What we often call the second screen is fast becoming the first for a growing population of content consumers. What does this mean for programmers and distributors—and how can both camps work together to monetize and maximize every screen available? This panel of cable executives will have a conversation on how we can no longer view the TV in the living room as the “main” screen, especially as over-the-top content and other video apps continue to intermingle with traditional linear content.

This unique, insight-packed Cablefax summit will tell you everything you need to know about how multiplatform innovation is fueling new revenue and retention opportunities for TV content owners and distributors. As consumers change the way they interact with content, the interplay between screens and devices has become more important than ever. Mobility and content flexibility have created a new reality that’s changing how advertising strategies, rights negotiations and consumer marketing tactics play out across the media ecosystem.

Cablefax TV Innovation Summit
When: September 18, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting MVNO Industry Summit.

The main goal of the 4th annual MVNOs INDUSTRY SUMMIT LATAM event is to bring together everyone involved in the MVNO chain, and to analyze and discuss the latest developments in Brazil and LATAM as a whole. The event provides a great platform for discussing new ideas and opportunities with the key decision makers in the Brazilian and LATAM markets.

MVNO Industry Summit
When: September 16-17, 2014
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Bluetooth Europe.

A brand new addition to the event series for 2014 – bringing Bluetooth World to Europe for the first time. Incorporating a two-day conference and an extensive exhibition the event will undoubtedly be THE meeting place in Europe for the Bluetooth marketplace. Taking place immediately before the Bluetooth SIG Working Group Summit, this is your best opportunity in 2014 to learn about the development and growth of Bluetooth technology within the region, meet with, and hear from all of the key players and consolidate your learning around the expanding role of Bluetooth in the Internet of Things. 

Bluetooth Europe
When: September 16-17, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting the Service Delivery Innovation Summit.

The introduction of serious and highly effective OTT contenders has opened up the ability of what service innovation can be utilised for. Over three days, a range of case studies from operators, third party developers and others, will show examples of how successful service innovation is beginning to take hold. A special feature Deutsche Telekom double length case study will delve into IoT live demos, while speakers from Amazon and TomTom will demonstrate their own use cases of teaming with telcos in service delivery. Innovative service delivery from within the cloud will feature heavily, with a wide variety of panel discussions being held to open the discussion to all delegates.

Service Delivery Innovation Summit
When: September 16-17, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Super Mobility Week.

Super Mobility Week is North America's largest forum for the mobile innovations that power the connected life—business, home, health, money, auto, retail, media, networks and more. On 9.9.2014, thousands of mobile leaders, companies and professionals will gather to connect and share leading-edge trends, discoveries and knowledge in Las Vegas.

Super Mobility Week
When: September 8-11, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting the Next TV Summit & Expo San Francisco.

For the third year in a row, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News present the Next TV Summit & Expo San Francisco, a high-level conference, expo and networking event that focuses on broadcasting, content, technology, digital media and OTT. As monetization is growing in the digital and mobile sectors, the Next TV Summit & Expo is a must-attend event for your business future. Register today!

Next TV Summit & Expo San Francisco
When: September 10-11, 2014
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Telco Big Data Summit USA.

Building on from the success of our European ‘Telco Big Data & Real Time Analytics’ forum, the launch of Telco Big Data Summit at CTIA will be North America’s ONLY Big Data event with a specific carrier focus. Bringing together representatives from across the ecosystem, the event will provide unrivalled insight into how data analytics can work in practice.

Telco Big Data Summit USA
When: September 10, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting DMW Video: Future of Television.

Join keynote speakers Joan Gillman (Time Warner Cable's EVP & COO) and Greg Clayman (Vimeo's GM, Audience Networks) along with top executives from CBS, Yahoo, Hearst Television, YouTube, UM, Beamly, PBS Interactive, Zenith Media and more at Future of TV! Now in its 12th year, FOTV gives TV and online video content creators, tech innovators, CE-companies, distributors, social media, marketers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss the new business landscape on panels as well demo their programming, new advertising platforms, TV tech innovations as well as devices in front of this audience of top digital media executives, investors, analysts, press and media buyers. Use code PARKS15 to save 15% for one or all of the DMW Week NYC conferences at www.digitalmediawire.com/dmwweek14.

DMW Video: Future of Television
When: September 10, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting DMW Music: Digital Music Forum East..

Join keynote speaker Dennis Kooker (Sony Music Entertainment's President, Global Digital Business & US Sales) along with top executives from YouTube, Roc Nation, BandPage, McCann New York, ground(ctrl), Cashmere Agency, Columbia Records, SoundExchange and more at Digital Music Forum! Over 30 influential music and digital media leaders will gather in Downtown New York to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year's event is part of DMW Week NYC andwill be packed with great content, stellar people and a lot of companies that are new on the music-tech scene so come on out and enjoy! Use code PARKS15 to save 15% for one or all of the DMW Week NYC conferences at www.digitalmediawire.com/dmwweek14.

DMW Music: Digital Music Forum East
When: September 9, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting DMW Games: NY Games Conference.

Join keynote speaker Dan Morris (Facebook's Director of North American and Mobile Games Partnerships) along with top executives from Electronic Arts Twitch, Arkadium, GSN Games, Next Games and more at NY Games Conference! DMW Games: NY Games Conference, which is part of DMW Week NYC, will feature 2 tracks with fireside chats, panels, demos and presentations on digital game creation, distribution, monetization and marketing. Over hundreds leaders in the industry will gather at DMW's Annual Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. Use code PARKS15 to save 15% for one or all of the DMW Week NYC conferences at www.digitalmediawire.com/dmwweek14.

DMW Games: NY Games Conference
When: September 8, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is hosting the Connected Health Summit, a two-day executive conference held September 4-5, 2014, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, featuring in-depth consumer research as well as industry perspectives on the impact of connected devices, mobile health services, and new health reforms on service providers, connected device manufacturers, payors, and institutions in the digital health markets.

Connected Health Summit
When: September 4-5, 2014
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting BSS Policy and Charging.

Currently since the dynamic telecommunications market is facing an environment of aggressive competitiveness, dealing with the constant technological changes and the increasing demands of consumers is a major challenge. The demand of the consumer in itself and new technologies require that operators seek new forms of revenue. This search for new business models require more performance from the largest operators in the practice of Billing, Policy and Charging. These areas of the operators must work together with the strategy of the organization to ensure the expected results.

BSS Policy and Charging
When: September 2-3, 2014
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Revenue Management & Fraud Prevention.

The themes of Revenue Assurance and Fraud Prevention are broad and we see them being constantly improved and discussed in view of the movements and technological innovations. In many operators, the maturation process is still at an early stage, with no implemented controls, in which actions are taken mostly after the detection of problems, when the ideal thing is to continuously monitor the revenue chain and act proactively observing the behavior of indicators. There are world published studies that show that operators lose about 5-15% of their revenues due to operational problems. These problems range from in the network elements (central and platform) to information systems (Mediation, Billing, Interconnection, Co-Billing). 

Revenue Management & Fraud Prevention
When: September 2-3, 2014
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Cloud World Forum Latin America.

Are you looking to learn about the impact cloud computing could have on your business? Want to hear from over 60 industry experts with experience in adopting cloud? Keen to speak to the world’s leading solution providers about how your enterprise can benefit? Boasting the most comprehensive agenda and speaker line-up in the cloud sector, the Cloud World Forum Latin America is the platform for global authorities to present their “how-to” strategy and vision for how cloud can enhance your organisation.

Cloud World Forum Latin America
When: August 26-27, 2014
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Bluetooth Asia.

Join all of the key players in the IoT ecosystem as they come together in our second Bluetooth event of the series – focused in Asia - to discuss the bright and exciting future for Bluetooth® technology. The conference agenda will focus on developing the conversations around the Internet of Things for the wide range of vertical markets embracing the technology including sport & fitness, Smart Home, health & medical and consumer electronics.
 

Bluetooth Asia
When: August 19-20, 2014
Where: Shanghai


Parks Associates is supporting Collaborative Care Summit.

The latest in our 'collaborative care' line-up, our annual Anaheim conference is the only conference to expose Medicare Shared Savings success stories: Clinical integration models, strategies for controlling costs & boosting quality! With over 200 hundred attendees at our launch event, our Medicare Chronic Care Summit has established itself as one of the premier Medical Management conferences. Our 2014 program will continue to provide the "next generation" medical management tactics that Health Plans, Hospitals, ACOs, and Physician Group's require in the current economic climate.

Collaborative Care Summit
When: August 13-14, 2014
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting M2M Evolution Conference & Expo.

Hear how M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the driving forces behind improving efficiencies, driving revenue and solving business problems in companies of all types. Conference content will have a strong focus on how enterprise IT and enterprise business processes will change based on the capabilities inherent in connected devices, sensors, controls and cloud computing.  Attendees will learn how to use M2M solutions to create an ecosystem for actionable data, information and efficiencies for a myriad of different applications including retail, medical and smart home/building applications as well as cross industry applications in big data, security and logistics. Register here and use code PARKS to save 20%.

M2M Evolution Conference & Expo
When: August 11-14, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada


Parks Associates is supporting LoyaltyGames 2014.

The 2014 Loyalty and Gamification World Championships are a FREE Global Competition for Professionals and Students to test and develop their skills and understanding of Loyalty Marketing and Gamification. Mastering these two disciplines has become increasingly important for any company or organization wanting to motivate and drive user engagement among customers, employees and their relevant communities. Competitors will individually work through a variety of interactive Multiple Choice Questions drawing on Case Studies, theoretical concepts and real world challenges. Rounds 1 & 2 will be held simultaneously around the world and conducted online over a 2-hour period.

LoyaltyGames 2014
When: August 9, 2014
Where: Virtual


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be presenting "Understanding the Role of Utilities and Value Added Services in a Smart Home" at the Home Energy Management Conference on Thursday, August 7 at 11:00 - 11:45 AM. Utilities have a key role within the smart home. Unfortunately, many utilities have not considered how utility assets can be leveraged to add value. The smart home market is experiencing dramatic growth, whether through smart home service providers or individual smart products. Understanding the how the market is evolving is essential to positioning the utility as a competitor and value added partner for smart home services. Utilities are well positioned to create value and incremental revenue through energy consumption and pricing data and energy management services. This presentation will describe the numerous opportunities for utilities to participate in the smart home market.

Home Energy Management: Improving the Quality of Life with Increased Efficiency, Reduced Costs and Overall Customer Satisfaction will explore the continued desire among customers to reduce bills, regulatory mandates for greater efficiency, wider use of variable pricing schemes, and a strong green sentiment helping drive HEMS adoption forward. Attendees can also expect to explore new HEMS product offerings and technologies that are more desirable for customers and cost effective ways to acquire them.

Home Energy Management Conference
When: August 6-8, 2014
Where: Sacramento, California


Parks Associates is supporting the Wearable Tech Conference and Expo.

Wearable Tech Conference and Expo is designed to allow attendees to gain perspective on how wearable technologies and technologies differ from each other, how and why they work the way they do, and what lies ahead for the billion dollar business. Interact with colleagues, meet new partners, see live demos and participate in in-depth discussions. Wearable Tech Conference and Expo is coming to New York City this July 23 & 24. To learn more, visit www.wearabletechexpo.com.

Wearable Tech Expo
When: July 23-24, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Jennifer Kent, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates is moderating the panel discussion, "Increase Patient Adoption of Digital Health Practices to Promote Patient Self-Management" on Wednesday, July 23 at 1:30 - 2:15 PM. Telehealth and mHealth programs provide options for patients to take a more active role in managing their health. This panel discussion shares ideas to help payers and providers understand the benefits of using Telehealth and mHealth in supporting patient self-management and the continuum of care model, and develop strategies to encourage patient participation in new and existing programs.

Parks Associates is supporting mHealth + Telehealth World.

mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 is the must attend event for health care executives interested in learning how to most efficiently utilize Telehealth programs and mHealth practices to improve patient outcomes by promoting interoperability, provider interest, and consumer engagement. We are happy to extend a special discount offer to you when you mention promo code PARKSA and save $300 off your registration fee. For more information or to register, please visit www.worldcongress.com/mhealth or call 800.767.9499.

mHealth + Telehealth World
When: July 22-24, 2014
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting I AM DIGITAL: SOUND CLASH.

The aim of I AM Digital: Lord of Sound is to design and provide a wearable audio technology marketplace where buyers, sellers, industry playmakers, and consumers can convene in a global forum for the exchange of innovative ideas, business best practices, new business and networking.

I AM DIGITAL: SOUND CLASH
When: July 23, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Wearable Tech LA.

Join us for an exclusive event to meet the best of Hollywood, Music, Sports and Wearables at Wearable Tech LA. It is an opportunity to meet and collaborate with athletes (NBA, NFL, NHL…), celebrities, musicians who inspired us, take a first look at emerging wearable computing and IoT startups, watch fast track pitches from 20 startups and network with top VCs, angels and large corporation (e.g. GoPro, Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Google, etc...) and thought leaders. 

Wearable Tech LA
When: July 17, 2014
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Big Data & Analytics for E&P.

This informative two day conference will give delegates the opportunity to hear the latest advancements in Big Data focusing on analytics for upstream exploration and production. Attendees will hear from a variety of industry expertise including operator case studies and leading big data vendors. 

Big Data & Analytics for E&P
When: July 9-10, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting the Wearable Technologies Conference.

Wearable Technologies is one of the most compelling new technology areas today. From devices that monitor and improve health&wellness, to improved workplace productivity – the potential for wearable technologies is huge. The entire Wearable Technologies ecosystem from chip vendors, network providers, established and emerging companies and media will join together to explore the latest trends and developments. See product launches of the hottest new wearables, learn about the most innovative enabling technologies and meet influential new contacts. 

Wearable Technologies Conference
When: July 8-9, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA


Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates is speaking on the panel, "The Brains: Smart TV functionality brings new content to HD and UHD TVs alike" on June 24 at 9:45-10:30 AM. Online content is fast becoming a primary source of TV entertainment, and some manufacturers are scrambling to keep up with a growing number of so-called Smart-TV apps. Others are taking charge of this technology to enhance their product offerings and enable delivery of new entertainment experiences.

This official CE Week Conference (formerly the UltraHD Conference) takes a wide view of the upcoming changes in the television landscape, bringing together experts and analysts from across the CE and home entertainment industries to examine the status of various advanced technologies rolling out to consumers. 

CE Week: Your Next TV Conference
When: June 23-27, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe.

Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe 2014 is the only event in the region that encompasses the full value chain of the TV delivery. Over 300 of the most influential and visionary contacts in the industry – such as telecom operators, content producers plus cable and satellite providers – will gather together in Budapest this June addressing the key trends and topics in this varied and dynamic region. The event will provide an unbeatable opportunity to hear direct from pay TV operators, OTT service providers and content companies about the challenges, opportunities and choices they face. 

Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe
When: June 24-26, 2014
Where: Budapest, Hungary


Parks Associates is supporting the 2014 FTTH Conference & Expo.

The 2014 FTTH Conference & Expo is the best place to experience the explosive evolution of Fiber to the Home advancements, techniques, applications, and network management best practices. Join more than 1,300 attendees June 23-25, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for three days of networking, education, and exhibits developed to provide you with time-tested solutions and the latest innovations.

2014 FTTH Conference & Expo
When: June 23 - 25, 2014
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Parks Associates is supporting Wireless Charging World.

Don’t get left behind, be the first to find out about the exciting developments taking place in the wireless charging industry and join the debate at the brand new Wireless Charging conference! This highly interactive event will showcase the latest real-life deployments in wireless charging and promote the dialogue needed to accelerate time-to-market of new rollouts, overcome future challenges and increase success stories. Supported by the Wireless Power Consortium, Power Matters Alliance and A4WP, and co-located with the well-established LTE World Summit and Connected Cars events, this is the only Wireless Charging event to bring together the entire ecosystem for focused discussion.

Wireless Charging World
When: June 24-25, 2014
Where: Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting Meter Asset Management and Operations.

Utilities face the prospect of meeting the EU’s goal of installing smart meters for 80% of consumers by 2020. Plans for meeting this target vary considerably, with Italy and Sweden having completed physical roll-out without fully utilising smart meter functionality. Gas, electricity, and water suppliers face similar challenges in managing existing assets and where appropriate planning for the roll out and maintenance of smart meters. The conference will provide insight on managing the assets already held by utilities and planning for the burst of activity and sizeable workforce increase required to deliver smart meters into consumers’ homes.

Meter Asset Management and Operations
When: June 23-24, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Next TV Summit LA.

Due to the outstanding success of the Next TV Summit in both New York and San Francisco, the event is now coming to Los Angeles as well! It’s a high-level B2B conference, exhibition and networking opportunity that focuses on broadcasting, content, digital media and OTT. The Next TV Summit brings together entertainment, advertising, broadcasting and digital technology executives to share ideas, develop new business opportunities and better monetize streaming video on today’s new content platforms and devices. Register now!

Next TV Summit LA
When: June 24, 2014
Where: Santa Monica, CA


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates is hosting the analyst breakfast briefing, "The Evolution of the Smart Home", and chairing the session "The Smart Home" on June 17 at 4:30 - 5:30 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things World.

Internet of Things World, 17-18 June 2014, Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, USA, is the only independent business event dedicated to IoT anywhere in the world. The event is unique in a number of ways, including in its pure focus on IoT, its location here in the heart of Silicon Valley, the global nature of its participation, the breadth of ecosystem that it will bring together, the depth of quality conference agenda, the developer features including the IoT Hackathon, and the structured networking opportunities that it will provide. 

Internet of Things World
When: June 17-18, 2014
Where: Palo Alto, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Asia Expo.

Mobile connects us to new information, possibilities, people, ideas and experiences. The 2014 Mobile Asia Expo will celebrate and expand on the connections offered by mobile. Senior industry leaders will learn about new developments and make the connections needed to grow their business, and consumers passionate about mobile will discover devices and technologies that will keep them connected to what matters most. Don’t miss this industry-changing conference and exhibition. Register now to join us in Shanghai, where our international audience will be Making Global Connections.

Mobile Asia Expo
When: June 11-13, 2014
Where: Shanghai, China


Tricia Parks, Chairman, Founder, and CEO, Parks Associates is chairing the session "Technology that will shape the pay TV connected home" on June 12 at 12:20 PM.

Connected TV Summit provides thought leadership on the business and technology strategies that will safeguard and grow television services in the hyper-competitive connected era. Now in its fifth year, this event is long-established as a venue for thought-leadership in the connected TV space as well as a great place to network. 

Connected TV Summit
When: June 11-12, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be speaking in this webinar at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other IP-connected devices are revolutionizing the way content providers, distributors and advertisers reach viewers. While multiscreen devices promise to increase viewer engagement and social interaction, the strategies for making money from these other screens are still evolving. This webinar will look at a variety of multiscreen strategies that are currently being used by pay-TV providers.

FierceCable Webinar: Driving revenue from multiscreen opportunities
When: June 11, 2014
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile VAS Forum.

Mobile VAS Forum is the only event focused on VAS & Messaging experiences that brings together the key players of the mobile industry to discuss the most effective strategies to increase revenue for mobile operators.

Mobile VAS Forum
When: June 10-11, 2014
Where: Miami, FL


Parks Associates is supporting TM Forum Live!

TM Forum Live! is a unique event aimed at helping you understand how your organization can transform to a digital business. No company is immune from the radical changes that the digital world is unleashing, especially the communications and computing industries that have given rise to it.

Save 15% off all published rates – simply use voucher code PH7L39 when you register – http://www.tmforum.org/tmflivePA 

TM Forum Live!
When: June 2 - 5, 2014
Where: Nice, France


Parks Associates is supporting the Digital Services World Congress.

After a very successful inaugural event, the 2nd Digital Services World Congress will take place from the 2nd to 4th June 2014 in London, UK. Beginning with an OTT Partnerships pre-conference focus day on the 2nd, the two main days of the event will co-locate the Mobile Wallet & Retail Innovation, SIMposium Global, M2M and Internet of Things and Global Messaging World Congress, after opening with a plenary session featuring the leaders driving forward innovative start-ups and services within the digital world.

Digital Services World Congress
When: June 2 - 4, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will be chairing this event on June 4 and moderating the panels "Using the Emergence of New Services in the Digital Home for Creative Business Models” on Tuesday, June 3 at 4:40 PM and "Developing the Value Proposition for the End Consumer" on June 4 at 10:10 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting the Digital Home World Summit.

Digital Home World Summit provides a unique learning and networking experience for forward thinking operators to stay ahead of the competition and develop new revenue streams in connected home.

Digital Home World Summit
When: June 3-4, 2014
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband & TV Connect Latin America.

This year Broadband & TV Connect Latin America will be taking place on 3-4 June 2014 at Amcham, Sao Paula. All eyes will be on Latin America, as Brazil presapres to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And with preparations already underway for the 2016 Olympics, and an exponential growth in Broadband and Pay-TV subscriptions predicted, there couldn’t be a more exciting time for the connected entertainment industry. Operators are free to attend, register here.

Broadband & TV Connect Latin America
When: June 3-4, 2014
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Network Virtualization & SDN World.

Join us as we delve into the world of network virtualization and software-defined architecture and become part of the conversation! In 2014, SDN and NFV are definitely on the up! In 2013, IDC predicted that SDN revenues will hit $3.7 billion in revenue by 2016, and this might even be an underestimate if more recent analyst articles are to be believed. Yet how can operators make sure that the areas of the network that they choose to virtualize will bring them best-possible return on investment? And which are the areas which hold the most promise as the industry swiftly expands? Join leading industry experts and network with like-minded peers at this well renowned event in May. With free operator passes being offered for the first time it is set to be the biggest and best yet!  

Network Virtualization & SDN World
When: May 27-30, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Andean Telco Forum.

Andean Telco Forum
When: May 28-29, 2014
Where: Bogota, Colombia


Parks Associates is supporting RCS Summit.

This year’s RCS Summit returns to North America with an even bigger and highly focused 2 day event, bringing together the entire RCS ecosystem including telecom carriers, key industry associations, OTT players, handset manufacturers, third party application developers and the vendor community to provide a comprehensive overview of the Rich Communication movement. The aim is to provide the RCS community with a platform for the discussion of critical questions including the future of RCS and what still needs to be done for RCS to become a mass market service.

RCS Summit
When: May 21-22, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting ATA 2014.

During ATA, meet Eli Lund at the Parks Associates booth, #5626.

Telemedicine is transforming healthcare delivery, and ATA 2014 will bridge the gap between industry hype and reality. ATA connects you with the experts who are successfully delivering care and driving adoption of telemedicine. For 19 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space. Join thousands of healthcare providers and vendors from around the world to learn, share best practices and successful business models, network and see the most cutting-edge telemedicine technology on the market. With over 500 presentations, a Telemedicine Venture Summit, executive lightning round presentations and more, this is the can't-miss meeting of the year for healthcare professionals.

ATA 2014
When: May 17-20, 2014
Where: Baltimore, MD


Parks Associates is supporting DTG Summit.

The DTG's annual Summit will be on 20 May 2014, hosted by writer, broadcaster and consultant Steve Hewlett. The keynote speech will be delivered by Ed Vaizey MP, Minster for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. The DTG Summit 2014 will lift the lid on some of the pertinent and thought-provoking issues currently facing the industry and ask what is the real future of TV? Session highlights will include commentary on the future of spectrum from the European Commission; the video to mobile challenge from EE and Equinix, the rise of the over-the-top content providers; market updates from Futuresource Consulting, and; the future of television—opportunities and challenges, as well as CE innovations and the future of the TV experience 

DTG Summit
When: May 20, 2014
Where: Kings Place, London


Heather Way, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates is presenting the opening keynote "Connected Device Landscape" on Monday, May 19 at 3:20 PM.

The IAB, in conjunction with our sponsor Delivery Agent, is pleased to invite you to an upcoming Town Hall meeting of industry players who will discuss the unique value of advertising in Connected Devices. From connected set-top-boxes to TVs and game consoles, the dawn of the aware living room is here and presenting unique engagement and conversion opportunities. Come learn how Connected Devices have recently delivered long sought-after features such as advanced targeting, engaging creative that rivals digital -- and join in a lively discussion on next-level analytics enhancement.

The Advanced TV Town Hall: TV in the Digital Age
When: May 19, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates will host the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. CONNECTIONS™ focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer. The event features consumer research and market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.

The executive research conference includes presentations from Parks Associates' leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries. CONNECTIONS™ addresses critical business issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, and service markets for consumers. The audience is top executives, media, and thought leaders in the digital living markets. Presentations include information and analysis on the following subjects:

• New Business Models
• Challenges/Opportunities
• Standards/Interoperability Issues
• Technology Trends
• Case Studies
• Consumer Trends and Research

For more information and to register for this event, visit www.connectionsus.com .

CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference
When: May 13-15, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Energy Storage 2014.

ACI’s 4th Annual Energy Storage event is heading back to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg on 14-15 May 2014. The two day conference as always will bring together key industry stakeholders from the utilities industry, TSOs, DNOs, EES application developers and owners, as well as manufacturers to discuss the roadmap to monetizing energy storage: creating new business models and platforms for new entrants in the race to accelerate the technology push of various EES systems.

Energy Storage 2014
When: May 14-15, 2014
Where: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg


Parks Associates is supporting SON & Cloud RAN USA.

Building on the success of our European show, SON & Cloud RAN USA is a brand new addition to the wireless portfolio offering high-level technical discussion around the different automated technologies and C-RAN integration. Attracting the world's most advanced SON adopters to Washington D.C. on 20th-21st May 2014, SON & Cloud RAN USA debates the very latest strategies for closed loop automation.

SON & Cloud RAN USA
When: May 13-14, 2014
Where: Washington DC


Parks Associates is supporting The Mobile Show Middle East.

The Mobile Show Middle East is the region’s leading marketplace to demo, test and buy the latest and leading mobile solutions.
In the Keynote Agenda; get the big picture, ideas around latest trends and technology from international superstars such as EA, The New York Times, Square, Turkcell & Google.

The Mobile Show Middle East
When: May 13-14, 2014
Where: Dubai


Parks Associates is supporting LTE MENA.

Following on from last year’s hugely successful event,LTE MENA is back in Dubai for its 4th year. Returning with a new conference programme including, greater representation from the whole ecosystem, more operator case studies and more influential LTE experts than ever before. This year LTE MENA will look closely at the monetization aspects of LTE and how the network can bring increasing sources of revenue to the operator. We will examine the new services that operators are providing for their subscribers and the infrastructure that is needed to make these services possible.

LTE MENA
When: May 12 - 13, 2014
Where: Conrad, Dubai


Parks Associates is supporting CSI Magazine's Converging Home Summit.

CSI Magazine's Converging Home Summit will explore the increasingly intersecting worlds of television, telecoms and the internet. As web technologies begin to change TV in profound ways – smart TVs, cloud UIs, OTT streaming and TV Everywhere to name but a few new phenomena – the industry is looking to adapt and payTV operators are looking to stay in touch with the fast changing CE sector. Join the leading names in the industry at this two-day summit. Register now: www.csimagazine.com/summit

CSI Magazine's Converging Home Summit
When: May 7-8, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is speaking in the session "Content Rights and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies - Protecting the Product" on Wednesday, May 7th at 3:50 PM - 5:00 PM.

Content is what the entertainment and media industry produce, and the viability of the industry's future rests on its ability to manage its content and control its distribution while at the same time making it available to an ever larger customer base. And that is the job of the DRM technology industry, to make the film, music and mobile technology delivery systems safe for mass use. In this session, we will explore, from the point of view of the technology companies, the possibilities and potential of DRM in the evolving content landscape. From CDs and DVDs to broadband and wireless delivery, DRM and content protection represents the bottom line of the future of our industries.

Digital Hollywood
When: May 5-8, 2014
Where: Marina del Rey, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Open Business Conference.

Open Business Conference is ground zero for learning how to put data to use while networking with the people who are building and deploying the latest in enabling technologies and solutions. Register now and save 50%.

Open Business Conference
When: May 5-6, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting IMS World Forum.

Informa Telecoms & Media are delighted to announce the 11th IMS World Forum – the only dedicated global IMS event in the market. 2013/14 has given us more commercial launches of VoLTE and RCS services across a number of markets and has proved to be a very exciting time for everyone in the industry.

IMS World Forum
When: April 29 - May 1, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting LA Games Conference.

Held in the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, LA Games Conference (LAGC) is a favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. Featuring two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking.

LA Games Conference
When: May 1, 2014
Where: Hollywood, CA


Parks Associates is supporting The Cable Show.

Hosted by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), The Cable Show 2014 is the live event that ignites business opportunities, cultivates new relationships and produces unparalleled learning experiences for more than 12,000 Internet and television professionals from around the world.

The Cable Show
When: April 29 - May 1, 2014
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting SDN World Asia.

Following the successful launch of SDN World, this brand new conference and exhibition will bring together the Asian operator community to discuss Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization in more complete detail than any other show to date, covering topics such as: SDN’s potential to improve network performance, flexibility and manageability; increasing the pace of innovation through software, instead of hardware; its ability to establish an open environment for delivering high value, game changing applications for customers; and crucially, its ability to make networks faster and more efficient. The forum will also examine SDN as a disruptive technology, its cost implications and its impact on the industry as a whole.

SDN World Asia
When: April 29-30, 2014
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Latin America.

Celebrating its 5th year, LTE Latin America follows on from last year’s hugely successful show, and is returning to Rio de Janeiro with an extended conference programme and new speakers from the whole ecosystem to give greater depth and breadth of discussion around the region’s most pertinent mobile broadband developments.

LTE Latin America
When: April 28-30, 2014
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband and TV Connect Asia.

Broadband & TV Connect Asia 2014 brings together 1000+ senior level decision makers and buyers from the fixed, wireless and mobile broadband industry from across the Asia- Pacific region and beyond. With senior decision makers gathering in one location and over 40 hours of rich content delivered by 65+ industry visionaries have you cleared you diary to ensure you will be there?

Broadband and TV Connect Asia
When: April 29-30, 2014
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things Asia.

The first Asian IoT / M2M event dedicated to showcasing IoT and M2M turnkey solutions and technologies to a potential population of 490,000* end businesses across 7 high growth verticals, and 18,000* system integrators and app developers across Asia. Visit www.internetofthingsasia.com for more details.

Internet of Things Asia
When: April 21-22, 2014
Where: Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Fixed Access Networks Summit.

Continuing on from the successful DSL Acceleration series, the Fixed Access Networks Summit will be a global event, bringing together senior-level representatives from across the ecosystem to examine the current and upcoming challenges faced by fixed access service providers, with real-life case studies on FTTh users.

Fixed Access Networks Summit
When: April 9-10, 2014
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband Communities Summit.

As the leading conference on broadband technologies for buildings and communities, the Broadband Communities Summit attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. Many of the country’s major property owners and real estate developers attend the Summit each year, along with independent telcos and cable companies, municipal, county and state officials, community leaders and economic development professionals.  For more information, visit www.bbcmag.com.

Broadband Communities Summit
When: April 8-10, 2014
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is an education partner for the NAB Show.

NAB Show is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 Attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ Exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new devices in new ways.

NAB Show
When: April 5-10, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is partnering with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Digital Media Wire to produce the Disruptive Media Conference.

Brett Sappington, Director of Research is moderating the two hosted Parks Associates' sessions on April 9th.

Disruption and Opportunity in the Connected Home
The growth in broadband penetration and increase in available speed is changing the landscape for connected devices and services. This new connected world is also changing consumer habits and is producing new use cases. This discussion of industry experts looks into the impact of broadband on consumers, their homes, and their connected lives.

Upended: Disruption and the New Connected Ecosystem
The broad availability of high speed broadband has radically changed the marketplace for entertainment and consumer electronics. New players are joining the ecosystem and companies are facing new competition from unexpected areas. This panel will discuss the impact of high speed connectivity on entertainment, services, and competition.

This two-day conference gathers media and entertainment professionals responsible for digital distribution of their content as well as ad agencies, investors and others supporting these initiatives to discuss how new media as well as more traditional OTT technologies are impacting business models for distribution and consumer engagement.

Disruptive Media Conference
When: April 9-10, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Policy Control and Network Security Summit.

Back for a 4th year, Policy Control is now firmly established as the key policy event for the global ecosystem. In 4 years policy has developed into a multi-faceted tool for traffic management and revenue generation, but now with the influx of virtualisation, policy is taking the first significant steps towards a network capable of keeping pace with the growth of mobile data.

Policy Control and Network Security Summit
When: April 7-9, 2014
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Bluetooth World 2014.

As the Bluetooth ecosystem grows, particularly Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth World 2014 will give you a fantastic opportunity to stay up to date on all key developments within the industry, view the latest products and devices in the exhibition and network with your fellow IoT enthusiasts. Bluetooth World is THE industry platform for sharing best practices, exploring the many and varied growth opportunities available, evaluating business models and networking with your colleagues from across the ecosystem. Come learn, share, network and get inspired!

Bluetooth World 2014
When: April 8-9, 2014
Where: San Jose, CA


Parks Associates is supporting World Health Care Congress: Insurer/Provider Health Information Technology Summit.

The 11th Annual World Health Care Congress convenes decision makers from all sectors of health care with the shared goal of improving quality, outcomes, and access while reducing costs. The nation's leading organizations rely on WHCC as their annual meeting place for the discussions, collaborations, and strategies that catalyze change in the health care industry. Visit www.worldhealthcarecongress for more information.

World Health Care Congress: Insurer/Provider Health Information Technology Summit
When: April 7-9, 2014
Where: National Habor, MD


Parks Associates is supporting WiFi & Small Cells North America.

Taking place on 2nd – 3rd April at the Convene 7th Avenue, New York, the Wi-Fi & Small Cells North America event is singularly placed as the only conference in the region to discuss the small cells & Wi-Fi in the same arena, whilst featuring 20+ operators from the North American wireless ecosystem. With 35+ confirmed speakers, the Wi-Fi & Small Cells North America event offers an extensive, in-depth multi-track agenda featuring industry leading visionary speakers, providing an ideal forum for the Wi-Fi & small cell community to discuss both the technical and commercial issues surrounding the deployment of small cells & Wi-Fi.

WiFi & Small Cells North America
When: April 2-3,2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting WebRTC Global Summit.

Bringing together leading telcos, mobile operators, OTT/VoIP players, web developers, analysts, regulators and key enterprise players from across the world, WebRTC Global Summit will cover all the key issues in detail from a uniquely commercial and strategic perspective through a mix of incisive keynote presentations and debate. This standalone, single-stream, two-day event will also evaluate the technology’s impact on the industry, asking to what extent will WebRTC revolutionise the communications industry as we know it?

WebRTC Global Summit
When: April 1-2, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting NextGen SCADA Europe.

Building on the first annual conference, this 3-day programme deep dives into the new SCADA system architectures and integration strategies to ensure the effective management of a complex and continuously evolving smart grid. Practical case study-led sessions delivered by leading TSOs and DSOs will provide implementable guidance on data sharing, cyber security threat prevention, and the integration of distributed generation. Attendees will take away the tools and strategies to future-proof SCADA architecture and align its functionality with the new levels of flexibility and security required in the smart environment. A highly focused exhibition of the latest innovations in systems and components to advance SCADA/DMS and EMS functionality will run alongside the conference. Plus, an interactive post-conference workshop will uncover the complexities and practicalities of CIM and its role in driving forward SCADA system integration to facilitate the critical information exchange required in the dynamic power grid. For more information: www.nextgenscada-europe.com
 

NextGen SCADA Europe
When: March 19-21, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Brett Sappington, Director of Reseach, Parks Associates is presenting "The Rise of 4K" from 1:20 - 1:50 PM and "Tomorrow’s Set-top Box: Thick or Thin Client" from 5:20 - 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 19.

Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect.

TV Connect London 2014 returns for its biggest event yet in March. Spread across 3 days, the event will offer expert insight from over 260 global leaders, hundreds of brand new exhibitors, innovative features and a host of un-rivalled networking opportunities in an exciting new location!

TV Connect
When: March 18-20, 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Commerce Summit ASIA 2014.

The biggest mobile commerce event in Asia is back! 7th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2014 will be held at the Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-20 March 2014. The summit will bring you new range of outlooks and perspectives from key players in the Mobile Commerce industry in Asia-Pacific. Malaysia will be the best venue to hold the summit, to learn from its success, as it is one of the countries with the highest mobile penetration in Asia, has an enabling regulatory environment, a strong banking sector, and highly competitive in the mobile financial services market. Let us together unleash the potentials of the region’s emerging markets this coming 2014.

Mobile Commerce Summit ASIA 2014
When: March 19-20, 2014
Where: Malaysia


Parks Associates is supporting the Next TV Summit.

The Next TV Summit is a high-level day-and-a-half conference that offers expert insight on the growth opportunities of OTT from key Hollywood entertainment executives and Silicon Valley innovators. At this annual conference—which has expanded to San Francisco and Los Angeles because of its success—you’ll learn the latest ways to monetize streaming video on the new content platforms and devices. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to meet the leaders of content, broadcasting, OTT and digital media and discover how to engage broader audiences. 

Next TV Summit
When: March 18-19, 2014
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Cable Congress 2014.

Cable Congress 2014
When: March 12-14, 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates is presenting Connected Home Research at the Connected Home Developers Garage at SXSW on Sunday, March 9 from 1-1:30 PM.

The connected home is here! A host of connected device and application developers have leveraged this projected $71 billion industry by joining the iControl OpenHome™ Partner Program, enabling them to integrate devices and apps with iControl platforms that power North America's most notable connected home solutions offered by companies such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Rogers, Bright House Networks and many others. Application and device developers are invited to come by the Connected Home Developers Garage for free drinks and appetizers, connected home demonstrations, and presentations from industry analysts, service providers who offer connected home services and ecosystem partners that are benefiting from this growing market.

Connected Home Developers Garage at SXSW
When: March 8-9, 2014
Where: Austin, TX


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates is moderating Session 3 - Part 2: Realizing the benefits of The Internet of Things and its impact on Society: The Connected Home on Monday, March 3 from 15:35 – 17:05. Another example of how the Internet of Things can benefit everyday lives is through the vision of the Connected Home. The Connected Home offers people the opportunity for a single convergent home environment for energy consumption and management, home automation, security, mobile healthcare & assisted living, and home entertainment. Panelists include: Cees Links, Founder and CEO, GreenPeak Technologies; Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe; Pierre Colle, Chief Technology Officer, Residential Control Business, Schneider Electric; Anne-Lise Thibelemont, Senior Director, Government Relations, Qualcomm, Inc; and Robert MacDougall, Head of Enterprise Regulation, Vodafone.

The event brings together leading industry stakeholders, including large telcos, hardware manufacturers, software developers, cloud providers, entrepreneurs, consumer advocates and the key decision makers to explore the current IoT ecosystem in Europe, and addresses the impact that the Internet of Things will have on European society.

Internet of Things European Summit
When: March 3-4, 2014
Where: Brussels


Parks Associates is supporting GSMA Mobile World Congress.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is where mobile leaders gather, collaborate and conduct industry business. Mobile is a catalyst of change and innovation, and whatever is coming next will likely be born at Mobile World Congress 2014, where we are “Creating What’s Next.” The yearly event provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal-making. Mobile World Congress includes a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes and panel discussions; an exhibition with more than 1,700 companies displaying cutting-edge technologies; App Planet, the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe; mPowered Industries, a new conference and exhibition programme for those in the health, advertising, media and travel verticals; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognises innovative mobile solutions and initiatives around the world. In 2013, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 72,000 mobile professionals from more than 200 countries. Make your plans now to be part of the excitement at Mobile World Congress 2014, in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona. Visit www.mobileworldcongress.com to learn more.

Mobile World Congress
When: February 24-27, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is supporting DeveloperWeek.

DeveloperWeek 2014 Conference + Festival is shaping up to be the Bay Area's largest dev event series with 20+ city-wide events including a 2-Day Dev Conference + Expo, a 2-Day Hackathon @ RackspaceHiring Mixer, and partner events hosted by GoogleParse + FacebookYelpEvernoteKloutEventbritesee all partner events here! The goal of DeveloperWeek is to give everyone a landscape view of developer languages, technologies, and best practices within one week with topics ranging from HTML 5 and Javascript App Development to OpenStack and API Strategy.

DeveloperWeek
When: February 15-21, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA


Heather Way, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Advertising / Monetization: Multi-Screen Advertising Measurement: What are the Video Metrics of the Future?" on Tuesday, February 18 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Brentwood Room. As video consumption becomes platform agnostic, the media industry is demanding more consistent measurement of advertising effectiveness. Both buyers and sellers need to know the benefits that media platforms can deliver individually and collectively. This panel of experts in cross-platform advertising will discuss the current environment for video advertising, the metrics being used and what changes need to be made to satisfy the demands of the market.

Digital Entertainment World is the best place to connect with content creators and owners, enabling technology providers, digital distributors and device manufacturers to create the infrastructure and technology partnerships necessary to monetize digital content. 

Digital Entertainment World
When: February 18-20, 2014
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is hosting the Smart Energy Summit.

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home.

The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

Smart Energy Summit
When: February 17-19, 2014
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting DECT & CATiq World.

Building upon the huge success of our previous years' events, Informa Telecoms & Media, in association with the DECT Forum, are proud to present the 18th Annual DECT World & CAT-iq conference. Bringing together the industry, the summit will analyse developments over the past 12 months and discuss the future of DECT and CAT-iq. With examples of DECT products live in the market and new technologies which are set to drive DECT use in both residential and enterprise markets, the 2014 conference is not to be missed.

DECT & CATiq World
When: January 28-29, 2014
Where: Barcelona, Spain


Parks Associates is a conference event partner with the 2014 International CES®.

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.

Parks Associates will be co-locating the CONNECTIONS Summit at CES on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. If you are interested in a VIP pass to attend this event, please click here.

2014 International CES®
When: January 7-10, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS Summit at CES.

Gain C-level insights and make some connections of your own with leading companies in the digital living space. International research firm Parks Associates presents consumer and industry trends, new business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. Hear groundbreaking research on connected devices and Smart TV, digital content and multiple platforms, value-added services and new roles for service providers, and strategies for monetizing it all.

CONNECTIONS Summit sessions feature commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment in the following sessions:

-- Home Monitoring and Control: Attracting New Subscribers
-- Consumer Tech Support: Advanced Tools and Infrastructure
-- The Internet of Things: Connected Home Platforms and Devices
-- Monetizing Second-screen Services
-- Evolution of the Smart TV
-- New Connected CE Business Models

CONNECTIONS Summit at CES
When: January 7, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates is speaking at the 4th Broadband Unlimited at CES.

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband Unlimited at CES.

Evolving broadband technology gives consumers unlimited access to what they need to live and gives service providers, device manufacturers and app developers new opportunities  as well as threats that might make them obsolete. Broadband Unlimited, produced by Team Lightbulb, explores the connection between consumer demand for broadband-enabled devices and services and the resources that meet these demands. Whether you’re a provider, manufacturer, distributor or developer, you can't survive without understanding what's happening in consumer electronics.

Broadband Unlimited at CES
When: January 6, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Storage Visions Conference.

Data Storage is the Key Enabler for virtually every facet of modern society. Storage Visions is the place where you will meet and hear from the innovaters driving this technology forward!

Storage Visions Conference
When: January 5-6, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Dallas Digital Summit 2013.

Dallas Digital Summit is a premier digital strategies forum with a goal of educating and promoting forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to internet business and marketing. Dallas Digital Summit is presented by TechMedia, the leading producer of regional digital forums in the United States, serving thousands of digital professionals every year.

Dallas Digital Summit 2013
When: December 10 -11, 2013
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Telco Big Data.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural show, Telco Big Data returns in 2013 with a bigger and better programme and more operator case studies than ever before. The Telco Big Data Summit 2013 will provide key insights into the challenges and benefits of exploiting Telco Data. As the volume, velocity and variety of data traffic travelling on operator networks rises at an exponential rate, telcos are facing a bigger challenge than ever with regards to capturing, storing, processing, analysing and extracting value from their data. The question of how to maximise the value of this data is a huge one, with a myriad of perspectives, priorities and solutions to consider. Including a wide range of case studies from operators around the globe capturing the latest innovations in the big data industry, this is an event not to be missed.

Telco Big Data
When: November 19-20 , 2013
Where: Barcelona


Jennifer Kent, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates is presenting "Understanding the Requirements of In-Vehicle HMI" on Thursday November 21 from 5:00 PM - 5.20 PM.

Jennifer is also a panelist on the session, "What Business Models will create Value in Connectivity for Consumers?" on Thursday, November 21 from 3:10-3:40 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting Connected Cars '13 North America.

Remove the uncertainty surrounding monetizing the connected car. Learn direct from the Auto OEMs who are bringing exciting connected services to market and employing impressive new business models to monetize the connected consumer. With 40+ speakers over 2 day with a focus on the services and business models that will monetize the connected car, Connected Cars North America will see dynamic contributions from Auto OEMs and the connected car industry from across the region.

Connected Cars '13 North America
When: November 21 - 22, 2013
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit USA.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA really is the 2nd flagship event from the MVNOs Industry Summit Series covering 7 major markets (Europe, Latam, CEE, Middle East, Africa, Asia, USA). The rate of growth the event has experienced in the past 3 years has rapidly brought it up to speed with its sister event in Europe; this is now the go-to place in the US for high-level wholesale and MVNO activity. In 2012 China Telecom sat in the audience and announced their MVNO intentions a week later. In 2013, the new MVNO entrants were showcased at the event –including republic wireless, Ting, Voyager Mobile and Freedom Pop. The event has got coverage from FOX, GigaOm and more for breaking the story on whether Apple or Google would become MVNOs. This event is west coast innovation meets European entrepreneurial MVNO model =data-centric, wireless innovation fun! The event is co-located with LTE North America and Connected Cars USA 2013 (in 2012 Toyota, Ford, Volvo, AT&T, Sprint, Rdio, Pandora, Panasonic and Intel were among those speaking) and as such, benefits from 1,000 co-located attendees, 70 exhibitors, and 2 days and over 6 streams of content.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA
When: November 21-22, 2013
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Techweek LA.

Techweek hosts its inaugural Los Angeles event at Santa Monica Place’s L3 on November 21 & 22, with events leading up to and post conference. Learn the lifecycle of a technology business from idea to scale in 6 intense summits split between 2 stages at our two day conference.

Techweek LA
When: November 21-22, 2013
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Jennifer Kent, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates is chairing Track 1: Monetising LTE on Friday, November 22 beginning at 11:40 AM. 

Parks Associates is supporting LTE North America.

Moving in to its 6th successive year, LTE North America on November 20-22, 2013 in Dallas is the ONLY 4G event in North America this year. Delivering network and service excellence to empower the connected generation, the event features over 200 distinguished speakers including 60+ carrier case studies. Join over 1,250 attendees from across the entire LTE ecosystem to address the most pivotal issues facing the region including Voice, Device and Service Innovation; 5G; Signaling; LTE Roaming; HetNets; Network Optimisation; Monetising LTE; Public Saftey LTE; Handling Mobile Data Explosion and the Future of LTE. Featuring two co-located events and a buzzing expo bringing together over 75 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology, innovations and services available on the market; the event is firmly established as North America's premium networking event for the 4G community. Find out more at www.lteconference.com/northamerica
 

LTE North America
When: November 20-21, 2013
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting OTTtv World Summit.

Now in its seventh year, the OTTtv World Summit is the major OTT focused event in the calendar. Continually attracting the biggest CXO names to its speaker line-up, OTT World Summit is the place to discuss and shape the future of the multiplatform entertainment industry. The event has grown in size, and will take place across 4 days – incorporating IP Cable World Summit and a Social TV focus day; this decision stems from Informa Telecoms & Media analyst research, showing the ever-increasing importance of cable companies within the multiscreen ecosystem. The 2013 agenda is bigger and better than ever, attracting the most influential players in the industry (such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Discovery Networks, Liberty Global Europe, Shazam, BSkyB, BBC and BT) and will address the hottest topics within Cloud TV, original content development, Social TV and the growing importance of MAM platforms and transcoding to the OTT ecosystem. To register for tickets and to view the full schedule visit: www.ottworldsummit.com
 

OTTtv World Summit
When: November 19-20, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Network Optimisation 2013.

Mobile Network Optimisation 2013 brings together the experts and decision makers from every market sector to examine the latest technological developments, strategies and economic cases available. The only conference to take a strong technical focus on the issues surrounding mobile network optimization, the two-day event will look at the most pressing questions in the market including:
-- Optimising networks with the looming spectrum crisis
-- Finding creative offloading solutions to improve network performance and QoS
-- Using LTE and HSPA+ to improve data management and mobile broadband QoS
-- Using policy management and control to create a smart network and enhance performance and wifi partnerships to expand capacity and optimise efficient usage in urban areas

Mobile Network Optimisation 2013
When: November 18-20, 2013
Where: Amsterdam


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "mHealth: Pushing the Needle Forward in Transforming Health Care." Mobile health has the capacity to provide health care at the right time and place, fundamentally transforming the way we manage our health—including chronic conditions—saving time, improving communication, and presenting opportunities to impact how health care is delivered. Confirmed speakers for this panel include: Qualcomm Life, Rock Health, Health Tap, and Everday Health.

Parks Associates is supporting the Open Mobile Summit.

The Open Mobile Summit including Appcelerate connects the most influential and the most innovative in converging mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce. At Appcelerate CEOs of the most successful app publishers on the planet share the secrets to their success building, marketing and monetizing apps. Google Ventures, eBay, Sprint, Samsung, AT&T, ESPN and more shared their knowledge and strategy in 2012 and we will be bringing on board the crème de la crème of mobile leaders in 2013. Be the first to get a full agenda and keynote speaker update. Click here to reserve the 2013 conference brochure. Use discount code ‘2439PA’ to save an extra $100 from current prices.

Open Mobile Summit
When: November 12-14, 2013
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Mobile Roaming World Summit.

Returning for an impressive 21st year, Informa Telecoms & Media’s Mobile Roaming World Summit will meet again in London to finish the crucial conversations started in 2012, mostly around the new changes brought by the July 2012 EU Roaming Regulation.

Meet with our returning alumni and the new faces we welcome every year, to not only start making opportunities brought by local break-out, customers’ insatiable hunger for data and WiFi roaming, etc, happen, but also to learn how to overcome key challenges such as customer education. We look forward to seeing you in November and keep an eye on this space for updates on our 2012 event features and opportunities. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you would like to contribute your thoughts on 2012 trends.

Mobile Roaming World Summit
When: November 12-13, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS Europe.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. The executive summit focuses on the next generation of services in home controls and access & entertainment, including new partnership opportunities between operators and utilities, strategies to engage consumers through innovative service bundling, the role of the cloud, and how to effectively connect consumers to digital content on various platforms.

CONNECTIONS Europe
When: November 12-13, 2013
Where: Amsterdam


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things Connectivity.

As the IoT marketplace grows with competing technologies and brand new products, the time has come to define the business case, develop profitable partnerships and find out where the value proposition is for future services. The conference will allow you to analyse all of the current short range wireless technologies and compare how they are maturing to meet the evolving needs of the network. Find out how the IoT needs to adapt to meet the differing needs of vertical markets, hear case studies of new and exciting devices and discover how the perceived needs and req of the market will change and how you can futureproof your connectivity strategy.

Internet of Things Connectivity
When: November 12-13, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Disruption.

The digital revolution is disrupting every industry; constantly creating new possibilities and challenges. The first wave was aimed at consumers. The second, a larger wave, is focused on enterprises and premium consumers who want to use cloud-based capabilities to extend their reach, reduce their costs and create new and innovative services for their customers. TM Forum is the leading global trade association focused on digital services. TM Forum lives and breathes the issues of service providers to help them solve their business challenges. Digital Disruption 2013 is ready to help you understand the opportunities and challenges of delivering profitable services in today's disruptive market. You'll engage with and learn from the experiences of over 150 speakers – the industry's foremost experts – and have a chance to network with more than 1000 other new business partners, clients and colleagues!

Digital Disruption
When: October 28-31, 2013
Where: San Jose, CA


John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates is moderating the session, " Cybersecurity: Internal Threats, External Attacks" on Wednesday, October 23 from 1:30 -2:20 PM as part of the Track: Emerging Technologies & Services.

Parks Associates is supporting TelcoVision.

TelcoVision (formerly TelcoTV) is the premier conference and expo devoted to Tier 2 - 4 broadband service providers. TelcoVision sets the course for innovative new services, revenue and profit growth as telcos, cable companies, and other communication providers move to all-IP broadband engine. Over 3 days leaders from across the broadband ecosystem will learn about the issues most critical to mid-tier telcos.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join other industry decision makers and thought-leaders in the broadband field and help forge the future of this rapidly evolving industry. Register early to take advantage of the best conference rates and save $200 off all conference passes with priority code MPTV1327.

TelcoVision
When: October 23-25, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Health Symposium.

Where health and technology intersect, the Connected Health Symposium is a global destination event, a high-profile gathering of the most interesting thinkers on the planet. Working with our event co-chairs and advisors, the Center for Connected Health have assembled an impressive roster of speakers and panelists who will speak on a broad range of health related topics: TED-style keynotes, book signings, debates, interviews, probing panels, innovative product demos and networking opportunities.  http://symposium.connected-health.org  Twitter: #cHealth13

Connected Health Symposium
When: October 24-25, 2013
Where: Boston, MA


Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates is attending the CEO Summit.

The Consumer Electronics Association’s CEO Summit presents a rare opportunity to network in an executive-only environment, to gather insight helpful to your business and to focus on the issues most critical to the industry. Through roundtable discussions, presentations by key industry leaders and organized activities, this event facilitates relationship-building and encourages open dialogue among attendees in a breathtaking oceanfront destination. CEO Summit attracts executives from leading CE companies including Best Buy, Sony, Wal-Mart, LG and Panasonic, among others, to discuss issues such as dealer-vendor relationships, branding and merchandising your products, achieving customer satisfaction and other industry issues.

CEO Summit
When: October 23 - 25, 2013
Where: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates presenting, "Trends in the OTT Video Marketplace" during the Analyst Spotlight on Wednesday, October 23 at 2:30 PM.

Glenn will be also be chairing the "Customer Experience” Track and the "Multiscreen & TV Evolution" Stream on Thursday, October 24th at 12:00 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband World Forum.

Broadband World Forum 2013 is the world’s largest Broadband event attracting thousands of decision-makers from across the globe. Now celebrating its 13th anniversary year, the event is the only place to meet the entire broadband industry in one place at one time.

The 2013 conference agenda will deliver an impressive 5 tracks over 3 days. The packed 3 day programme will be delivered by 250+ service provider speakers and panelists. With 200+ exhibitors the world class exhibition will showcase ground breaking broadband technologies, applications, solutions and services.

Broadband World Forum 2013
When: October 22-24, 2013
Where: Amsterdam


Parks Associates is supporting Grid Analytics Europe.

With the move towards the smart grid an abundance of data is now flooding utility networks. Identifying, capturing and making sense of all of this information is now critical to making informed business decisions and improving grid operations and network performance.

Grid Analytics Europe 2013 is a dedicated conference, exhibition and networking forum designed to provide implementable information and guidance to establish and execute a robust data management and analytics strategy within the utility environment.

Practical experience-based sessions will demonstrate how to develop an infrastructure to ensure data quality, break down silo-based operations, overcome systems interoperability and harmonisation issues, and ensure access to the right data at the right time. Industry front-runners will share how they are implementing data analytics to improve load management, regulate voltage fluctuations, enable the transition to renewable energy resources, achieve proactive maintenance and asset management, and ensure grid stability and security. This event will bring together key cross-functional stakeholders charged with improving utility network operations and realising the smart grid vision in practice.

Grid Analytics Europe
When: October 23-24, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting TechWeek NY.

The city that never sleeps will host Techweek for festival full of events, speaker sessions, and parties in honor of it’s rapidly expanding tech scene. Come out to 82Mercer in SoHo to hear leaders of the absolutely booming fashion-tech industry discuss emerging trends, and stay into the evening for a fashion tech runway show. The show features apparel from the city’s most innovative e-commerce companies, and is sure to be a great party.

TechWeek NY
When: October 14-20, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting European Utility Week.

European Utility Week is the annual landmark event of the European energy calendar bringing together all significant market forces and stakeholders under one roof. 8000+ international smart energy key stakeholders will gather in Amsterdam on 15-17 October 2013 to discuss the future of the global energy industry. European Utility Week unites the three large-scale events Metering, Billing/CRM Europe, Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe and Smart Homes under one single banner. Bringing together these three events delivers greater cohesion, an expanded conference program and a smart energy platform of a scale and scope never seen before.  For the 2013 event we shall be giving new and extensive coverage to the theme of renewables integration and storage solutions, an issue which has become central to the meter-deployment and grid-update narrative in recent years particularly.

European Utility Week
When: October 15-17, 2013
Where: Amsterdam


Parks Associates is supporting DEMO Fall 2013.

You are invited to come and experience the future of innovation, find quality dealflow and network with people from around the world who are likely to change the face of technology in the years to come. Don’t miss this opportunity to be at DEMO Fall 2013 as 70 amazing new products launch to the world and potentially change the face of markets such as: Cloud, Consumer, Enterprise, Mobile, Social, Frontiers and more!

DEMO Fall 2013
When: October 15-17, 2013
Where: Silicon Valley, CA


Parks Associates is supporting NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013.

The GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit is designed to bring together key players in mobile, finance and technology to network, share ideas and foster the growth of NFC and Mobile Money products and services.

NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013
When: October 14-17, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Home Global Summit and Awards 2013, co-located with European Utility Week.

Attracting 150+ delegates from the entire ecosystem, Connected Home Global Summit 2013 is pleased to be collocated with Synergy's European Utilities Week, which attracts over 8,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors from around the globe! Avren Events is pleased to introduce the 3rd Annual Connected Home Global Summit & Awards 2013, the must-attend event for the connected home industry.

--  Identify the strategy for deploying, marketing and monetising Connected Home offerings.
--  Find out what verticals show most promise for the market – from energy management, security and automation to well-being and health; and everything in between!
--  Understand the applications and services that are driving consumer demand.
--  Debate the importance of standards, device interoperability and where the industry currently stands and needs to go.
--  Attend the only event that recognises and rewards the products and services, which deliver the promise of a truly 'Connected Home' with The 2nd Connected Home Global Industry Awards, which takes place during the event.
--  Hear from the horse's mouth what the leading operators, MSOs, device and gateway manufacturers are developing and how they envision their products will shape the smart home.
--  Take part in the prestigious Connected Home Awards, run in partnership with the associations and industry bodies that are shaping, expanding and driving innovation in the field.

Connected Home Global Summit and Awards 2013
When: October 15-16, 2013
Where: Amsterdam


Parks Associates is supporting OSP EXPO 2013.

Parks Associates is hosting and moderating the following interactive panel sessions: Blending Mobile and Video – Providing Quality Video; Device Interoperability:  Standards for the Connected Home; The Future of the Personal Cloud; Integration of Connected CE with Home Services; Telemedicine – New Solutions for Healthcare; Advanced Tools and Infrastructure for Consumer Tech Support; and BYOD’s Impact on the Network for SMBs. For more information about these sessions, visit: http://www.parksassociates.com/osp-sessions-2013.

For over 20 years, OSP EXPO has been the only telecom trade show that provides attendees the HOW-TO for everything network related. A truly global event, attendees represent all 50 states and more than 40 countries worldwide. OSP EXPO delivers engaged attendees, more than 200 exhibits, 30+ seminars, and keynotes from industry leaders.

OSP EXPO 2013
When: October 8-10, 2013
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Asset Management Conference.

Digital Asset Management is a living, ever-expanding phenomenon. Now virtually everyone who's responsible in one way or another for the management and monetization of assets in their company must know how to leverage DAM. That's why Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference is so relevant. Just as DAM has expanded, so too has the DAM Conference, addressing the latest tools and techniques to keep your skills up-to-date and to personally keep you on the right career trajectory. We cover the topics everyone working with DAM needs to know -- we bring DAM into the real world. The conference is October 7-8, 2013, at the Westin New York Grand Central. Get more information and register at http://www.createasphere.com/dam.

Digital Asset Management Conference
When: October 7-8, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting the Captivate Conference.

The blurring of creative titles is already happening. People who work in digital entertainment move between film, games, mobile and music throughout their careers. Captivate is bringing together these creative industries to make connections, learn and solidify as a community.

-- See the latest technology and cutting edge projects at the Captivate Expo
-- Learn from industry leaders in keynote sessions, workshops, panels and presentations
-- Master classes and workshops taught by innovators and thought leaders
-- Hear from the researchers at the forefront of these fields
-- Hear the most recent ways that film and games converge and cross-pollinate

Captivate Conference
When: October 6-7, 2013
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting FTTH Conference and Expo.

The event includes a three-day program of FTTH learning sessions, including presentations, workshops, keynote addresses, and industry panel discussions covering technology, deployment, business operations, and marketing of all-fiber broadband networks. The conference offers the most comprehensive exhibition in the industry where future customers from across North America and beyond come to find the latest FTTH products and solutions.

FTTH Conference and Expo
When: September 30 - October 3, 2013
Where: Tampa, FL


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit Africa.

MVNOs Industry Summit Africa returns in its second year, following a flurry of MVNO announcements in the African region across mobile commerce, and brand and retail models. Operator Cell C has reacted to devastating regional churn and stagnant MNO innovation by using the MVNO as competitive tool with new CEO at the helm; how will the other carriers react and will CELL C’s strategy be successful? #MVNOIS 2013 will find out and inform you whether MVNO business is a wise investment and/or ne you cannot miss out on. Come and enjoy the networking environment of Cape Town and explore new business opportunities and strategies at this event, which featured Friendi Group, Bladna, Appchat, Globacom, du, Ghanain Regulator, Sonatel, Set Telecom and the World Bank in 2012.

MVNOs Industry Summit Africa
When: October 1-2, 2013
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Heather Way, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Smart TV Rising" at Advertising Week on Wednesday, September 25 from 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM in NY Times Center Hall. Newly enabled by automatic content recognition ("ACR") technology, Smart TVs can enable networks and advertisers to deliver synchronized, interactive content and advertising on the TV. Speakers include: Michael Collette, CEO, COGNITIVE NETWORKS; Jeff Minsky, Director, OMD IGNITION; David Preisman, VP Interactive TV, SHOWTIME NETWORKS; Michael Strober, SVP Ad Sales, TURNER BROADCASTING; Ashley Swartz, CEO & Founder, FURIOUS MINDS; and, Wendell Wenjen, Director of Smart TV Advertising & Interactive TV Platforms, LG ELECTRONICS.

Advertising Week is the world’s premier annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders each year in New York City. With more than 200 distinct events, The Week is a hybrid of thought leadership Seminars featuring the industry’s best and brightest and engaging special events which galvanize targeted constituencies.

Advertising Week
When: September 23-27, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Wi-Fi World Summit.

The 2nd Annual Wifi World Summit event will focus on achieving competitive differentiation and ROI with next generation wifi technologies. Taking place on the 25th – 26th September in central London and with 52% operator attendance in 2012 the event is not to be missed! www.wifiworldsummit.com for full speaker line up and agenda.

Wi-Fi World Summit
When: September 25-26, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting the CableFAX TV Innovation Summit.

This unique, insight-packed CableFAX summit will tell you everything you need to know about how TV Everywhere, Social TV and 2nd Screen Apps are converging to offer new revenue and retention opportunities for TV content owners and distributors. As consumers change the way they interact with content, the interplay between these elements has become more important than ever. And the new reality is changing how advertising revenue, license fees and customer ownership issues play out across the media ecosystem.

Join your colleagues September 24 in New York City to brainstorm and strategize how television’s new multi-screen dynamic continues to create opportunities and challenges for every segment of the industry—and how you can capitalize on these power shifts to grow your business. The CableFAX TV Summit is a day you can’t afford to miss!

CableFAX TV Innovation Summit
When: September 24, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associate is supporting Digital Media Pipeline.

This one-day conference brings together digital entertainment content owners, service providers and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers.  The 2013 event is September 24 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Digital Media Pipeline
When: September 24, 2013
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "TV Everywhere Update: What's Trending in Europe" on September 20 from 10:30 - 11:30.The majority of EU pay TV subscribers may now access content across multiple connected devices -- in some cases at no additional fee.  After offering these benefits for close to a year or more, what has been the impact on:  cord cutting?  cord shaving?  a-la-carte premium services?  subscription rates?  customer satisfaction?

Parks Associates is supporting CTAM EuroSummit '13.

EuroSummit ’13 is a unique two-day gathering that includes informative keynotes, panels, engaging sessions, networking events, creative awards and a party. Highly interactive and fun, the conference will focus on Social TV, the Connected TV, competitive branding and customer care strategies, On Demand advertising and a host of other key topics, technologies, product trends and best practices in cable marketing.

CTAM EuroSummit '13
When: September 19-20, 2013
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting Service Delivery Platforms Global Summit.

As the SDP market continues to evolve, we are delighted to see this evolution reflected in the scope and focus of the SDP Global Summit. This global event remains your best opportunity in 2013 to meet and network with the entire SDP ecosystem under one roof and update yourself on all the key recent market developments. The conference will once again address all of the latest issues around modernisation of Service Delivery Platforms, providing a consistent API experience, API management, profitable cloud services, the ongoing evolution of the ‘platform’ along with RCS, WebRTC and the role of SDP in delivering M2M services. Brand new for 2013 is the ‘Service Delivery Virtualization’ pre conference focus day examining how existing networks can be made more profitable through virtualization, how API platforms can be designed for Software Defined Networking environments and how to develop a full network virtualization system to provide flexibility, self sufficiency and overall network efficiency.

Service Delivery Platforms Global Summit
When: September 17-19, 2013
Where: Rome


Parks Associates is supporting The Telecom Council (TC3).

Telecom’s most important innovation strategy executives will gather this September for TC3 2013:  A 2-day summit which highlights the relationship between the companies building communication networks, with the people innovating new solutions, services, and applications. Participants will conduct 1:1 meetings with 25+ global telcos, connect with 400+ contributing executives, review 40+ new innovations, award 8 outstanding new startups, discuss alternative paths to market with the most influential vendors, and hear directly from 20 global carriers, how their innovation programs work.  Startup discounts are available.  Use code “Parks” to save 15% off registration.

The Telecom Council (TC3)
When: September 18-19, 2013
Where: Sunnyvale, California


Parks Associates is supporting Future of Television (DMV Video).

FOTV brings together the top decision-makers from TV and online video (including content creators, tech innovators, CE companies, social media firms, brands and advertisers, marketers, investors and entrepreneurs) to network, demo programming and technologies and discuss the latest innovations and business models.

This year's event, held at one of NYC's most beautiful venues, is packed with cutting-edge content and networking opportunities, including 10 panels, keynotes, 3 roundtables and investor pitches. Participating companies include NBC News, A+E Networks, Time Warner Cable, Discovery Communications, GetGlue, Yahoo!, LG Electronics, Meredith Corporation, Hearst Television and much more!

Attendees are approximately 300+ senior decision-makers including top network and cable executives, digital media executives, investors, analysts, press and media buyers. Use discount code PARKS15 for a special 15% off registration!

Future of Television (DMV Video)
When: September 18, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting the New York Games Conference.

NY Games Conference features 2 tracks with fireside chats, panels, demos and presentations on digital game creation, distribution, monetization and marketing. Hundreds of industry leaders will gather to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. Participating companies include Arkadium, PlayStation, Slingo, GSN Digital, DeNA, SGN, Alloy Digital/Smosh, Mindbloom, Reloaded Games, and much more!

Attendees include top representatives from game publishers, developers, advertising, investment firms, social networks, technology providers and content companies as well as analysts and press. Use discount code PARKS15 for a special 15% off registration!

New York Games Conference
When: September 17, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Heather Way, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates will be moderating the fireside chat with keynote speaker, Blair Westlake, Corporate Vice President, Media and Entertainment, Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday, September 11 from 9:55 AM -10:40 AM.

At the Next TV Summit, visit the Parks Associates table top in the showcase area. Click here to schedule a meeting with our team.

Parks Associates is supporting Next TV Summit.

Meet the masters of digital media and OTT and learn about the next leap forward for the content business. Enjoy sessions with—and network with—some of the most influential leaders in broadcasting, content, advertising and viewer behavior measurement—including Fred Graver, Head of TV Team, Twitter; Anthony Wood, Founder & CEO, Roku; James Packer, President of Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution, Lionsgate; and Erik Huggers, Corporate VP, Intel Media. Explore new technologies including cloud solutions, apps, devices and platforms that affect video viewer habits and opportunities for monetization of content. Register today at www.nexttvsummit.com.
 

Next TV Summit
When: September 10-11, 2013
Where: San Francisco, CA


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates is presenting on the webinar, "Scoring with the Second Screen" on Wednesday, September 4 at 2 PM ET.

This complimentary webinar from FierceCable will focus on applications for smartphones and tablets that content providers and distributors are relying on to drive increased ratings and ad revenue. These second-screen applications, including white-label apps that can be rapidly deployed, can deliver programming and advertising that is synchronized with live TV content. They will examine options available to programmers, and gauge the competition that second-screen apps from content networks and distributors face from apps that social TV providers are marketing directly to consumers.

FierceCable Webinar: Scoring with the Second Screen
When: September 4, 2013
Where: Virtual


Jennifer Kent, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, will be participating on the session, "Analyze This" on Tuesday, August 27 from 11-11:30 AM. This panel looks at the big picture of trend, opportunities, and challenges in delivering M2M. What’s happening, who’s making it happen, and what’s next?

Jennifer Kent is moderating the session, "Retail POS in M2M" on Tuesday, August 27 from 12:45 - 1:30 PM. The Point of Sale is the place where inventory changes to revenue, yet often it is the place where this exchange gets lost as a tool to manage the supply chain. M2M applications are transforming the way merchants do business. From taxi cabs to storefronts to kiosks, companies are increasingly seeing the value of connectivity at the point of sale. But a successful POS deployment requires more than a reliable connection. Privacy, security, compliance, and redundancy are all necessary components. And with Self Service coming of age, what can be done with POS to make the experience optimal for the customer and the company?

Jennifer Kent is also moderating the panel session, "Connected Health and Wellness" on Wednesday, August 28 from 1:15-2:00 PM. Taking the pulse of M2M healthcare shows a strong heart beat of innovation. Lifestyle and life saving solutions are available today to provide everything from athletic analytics to remote patient monitoring. How are we seeing these solutions come to market? Who is leading our experience?

Parks Associates is supporting the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo.

M2M Evolution Conference and Expo is focused on providing attendees with information on how M2M solves business problems across multiple industries and in nearly all business functional areas. Attendees will gain an understanding of how M2M impacts the retail and energy  verticals and applications in big data, security and logistic functions (including transportation, fleet management and demand response). Hear from wireless carriers, application providers, platform companies, and device manufacturers and learn how to use M2M solutions to create an ecosystem for actionable data, information and efficiencies. Register here and use the discount code PARKS to receive 20% off current pricing.

M2M Evolution Conference & Expo
When: August 26-29, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Createasphere's TransVergence Summit.

At the TransVergence Summit, you’ll meet a cross-section of creatives, content owners, technologists and brand managers who work collaboratively on transmedia projects encompassing second screen, over the top television, storyworlds and branded content strategies. You’ll get an exclusive look at the newest techniques and technologies being implemented to drive marketing ROI, fan engagement and new content revenue streams. Take part in two days of high-level sessions with keynotes, interactive panels, hands-on demos and the opportunity to meet with industry-leading professionals. Co-located with the Summit is the very first West Coast Story Hackathon as well as the Start-Up Salon.

Createasphere's TransVergence Summit
When: August 7-8, 2013
Where: Hollywood, CA


Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is participating on the session, "ANALYST OUTLOOK PANEL: Clinical and Business Validation for Virtual Care Models" on Thursday, July 25 from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM. This session will highlight: Understand the changing lexicon—mobile devices and applications vs mobility in healthcare, telemedicine vs telehealth, eHealth vs digital health—when it matters and why it eventually won't; Adoption rates; Primary drivers; Primary drivers for adoption of virtual care models; and Current trends in adoption rates.

mHealth + Telehealth World 2013 is the must attend event for health care executives interested in hearing proven strategies for taking mHealth and Telehealth models from innovation to value. As the nation's healthcare landscape shifts to more consumer driven and accountable care models, mobile platforms, telehealth and other technology solutions are becoming a means to connect to the patient outside the traditional clinical setting.

mHealth World Congress 2013
When: July 24-26, 2013
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting TV Xperience World.

TV Xperience World is the new event from the TV Connect Global Event series looking at how multiscreen is fundamentally influencing  the evolution of the User Experience. This is a central issue for telcos, cablecos, broadcasters and content producers looking to monetize the second screen experience.

This event will be building on from the success of TV Connect, a major flagship show, based in London that attracts 7,000 delegates annually. With the proliferation and innovation around multiscreen content, the show will focus its content on how this has influence the changing user experience. There will be a focus on new developments in UI and the rise in the role of content security and payment platforms to act as effective monetization models.

TV Xperience World
When: July 16-17, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting the MedCity CONVERGE.

MedCity CONVERGE is a two-day, executive summit that will debate and discuss the leading trends, showcase the hottest startups and share best practices among some of the industry’s most innovative hospital systems and leading medical device, digital health, pharmaceutical and information technology companies.

MedCity CONVERGE
When: July 9-10, 2013
Where: Philadelphia, PA


Parks Associates is supporting UtiliNet Europe.

This unique forum draws together utilities, technology manufacturers, telecom operators and engineering consultancies, to discuss the latest challenges and proven implementation strategies for migrating towards full IP/Ethernet in utility networks, particularly for time-critical protection services. Dedicated workshops, both pre and post-conference, will focus on the Fundamentals of IP/Ethernet, so that utilities can build their understanding of this new approach and meet their workforce development objectives, and on Securing IP/Ethernet Networks to manage the heightened security risks in the deployment of IP/Ethernet in utility networks. This event will bring together all the key stakeholders from across the energy and telecommunications sectors onto one platform, with a specific focus on utility implementations and progress towards IP/Ethernet deployment to support the evolving smart grid. For more information visit: www.utilinet-europe.com

UtiliNet Europe
When: July 2-5, 2013
Where: Brussels, Belgium


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband Latin America.

The event provides a targeted opportunity for operators, governments and regulators, solution providers, analysts and OTT providers to network and gain a unique insight into the experiences, challenges and future opportunities with delivering broadband in the Latin America region.

With over 40 speakers, 20 exhibitors and 200 attendees, Broadband Latin America, co located with VSAT Latin America, TV Connect Latin America and Critical Communications encompasses the entire ecosystem.

Broadband Latin America
When: July 2- 3, 2013
Where: Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect Latin America.

Leveraging from our TV Connect London event’s position as the world’s largest multi-platform connected TV event, TV Connect Latin America will reflect the incredibly rich and diverse market that Latin America has now become. TV Connect Latin America is the region’s leading multiplatform connected TV event for senior executives to come together to identify the strategy and technology needed to monetise the region’s rapid growth.

TV Connect Latin America
When: July 2-3, 2013
Where: Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting VSAT Latin America.

Informa Telecoms & Media are partnering with Comsys this year to produce the 1st VSAT Latin America 2013 conference, and we will be working together to make sure that the event matures and evolves with the industry. Co-located with Broadband Latin America 2013, Critical Communications Latin America 2013  and TV Connect Latin America 2013 the four events combined will bring together the entire industry under one roof! Whether you want to catch up with your industry peers, meet potential and existing business partners or learn about the industry and market developments – VSAT Latin America is the premier industry event for you in the Latin America region!

VSAT Latin America
When: July 2- 3, 2013
Where: Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe.

Together, this will truly be the only TV event encompassing the full value chain in the TV delivery ecosystem in this region. Over 300 of the most influential and visionary contacts in the industry – such as telecom operators, content producers plus cable and satellite providers – will gather in June in Krakow.

The agenda will draw on the experience of the region’s operators and broadcasters to show the main directions of future change – as well as to throw into relief the ways in which consumers are driving the delivery of new services and the entry of new players is transforming the competitive environment. OTT opportunities and the effect on local TV Markets and the impact of social networks on TV consumption will also be key highlights of the packed agenda.

Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe
When: June 25-27, 2013
Where: Krakow, Poland


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Research, Parks Associates will chair the track, "Strategies for Mobile Marketers" on Monday, June 24. He will also be moderating the sessions: Marketers’ Mobile Strategy and Practices: Innovations and Lessons; Mobile’s Role in Multi-Channel Marketing and Branding; and How Mobile Social Networking Changes Mobile Commerce.

Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will moderate the session, "Alternative Strategies: Cross Platform Dev Tools" on Tuesday, June 25 from 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM in session room, Pacific Heights. She will also be moderating the session, "Session Title: Mobile as the New Engagement Channel" on Monday, June 24 from 3-3:50 PM in session room, Sea Cliff. 

Jennifer Kent will make a special research presentation, "Consumer Mobile Purchasing Behaviors: Data Behind the Trends" on Wednesday, June 26 from 12:30-12:50 PM in the Expo Floor Theater. The presentation will highlight consumers’ preferred mobile payment methods for both proximity and e-commerce use cases. It will demonstrate how consumer preferences change depending on the type of good or service purchased and will discuss the implications for retailers, product brands, and mobile app developers.

Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Commerce World.

Mobile Commerce World is designed for business and technology executives charged with developing their company’s mobile commerce and marketing strategy. Across three days, key players from the mobile commerce ecosystem, including marketers, retailers, mobile app developers, software and service providers, integrators, security providers, operators, business strategists and leading companies, all building the future of mobile commerce, will explore where business opportunities exist and define how to develop effective mobile commerce product or enterprise strategies.

Mobile Commerce World
When: June 24-26, 2013
Where: San Franciso, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Media Village at ICT Spring.

Digital Media Village, focusing on the innovative worlds of entertainment, media and technology, will be established at the heart of the exhibition. Produced by Hollywood-based Digital Media Wire, a global leader in publishing and events, the event focuses on media disruption and the constantly evolving landscape for the production, distribution, monetization and marketing of movies, television shows, games, music and print media.

Special emphasis will be placed upon the disruptive forces at work in the entertainment and media industries; and how savvy content owners are navigating this exciting space and creating new and lucrative business model opportunities. Attendees will learn about the most current trends in digital media, including where the money will originate from and the innovation derive in the years to come.

Digital Media Village at ICT Spring
When: June 19-20, 2013
Where: Luxembourg


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for Digital Home World Summit.

Now in its 4th year, it’s firmly established as the leading event in the industry delivering the future of compelling experiences in connected home to operators and cable companies across the globe.

The event will provide an unmissable learning and networking experience, with inspiring keynotes from the likes of Juergen Hase, Vice President – M2M Competence Center, Deutsche Telekom; Alvaro Gallardo, Director – Smart Home Services & Assistance at Home, Orange France and Jean-Paul Krivine, Project Director, Smart Energy – Smart Home, EDF Energy.

Digital Home World Summit
When: June 18-19, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting the Multimedia Home Gateways Summit.

CSI magazine is proud to present a one-day conference on Multimedia Home Gateways. This independent event, to be held at London’s British Film Institute on 13 June 2013, will gather key decision makers and opinion formers to discuss the key issues affecting the future progress of access services in the TV space.

Following on from last year’s successful debut, CSI magazine will be organising and hosting a follow-up conference dedicated exclusively to the home gateways market. This remains one of the only events in the calendar that objectively and independently analyses the value of these devices – for consumers and the industry ecosystem – and their future potential. On the one hand, the connected home is becoming a reality, on the other, the proliferation of internet enabled devices, OTT services and cloud-based systems are putting an increasing question mark over operator controlled set-top boxes, Walled Gardens and other traditional broadcast and telco approaches. The emergence of home gateways has to be placed inside this context, which this conference will critically evaluate.

Multimedia Home Gateways Summit
When: June 13, 2013
Where: London


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates will be presenting "Who is Watching TV Everywhere" during the Imagine Park's "TV on the Device You Like" on Tuesday, June 11 from 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting The Cable Show.

The Cable Show puts you at the nexus of what's happening in entertainment, information and communications. You'll see it all: the infrastructure, services, people and strategies that are coming together to create powerful new capabilities around connected communities. So whether you're into interactive video apps, cloud-based business computing systems or anything in-between, you'll get the latest intelligence, see the newest products and meet the most influential people here.

The Cable Show
When: June 10-12, 2013
Where: Washington D.C.


Parks Associates is supporting MedCity ENGAGE.

ENGAGE is a premier forum for the leading strategies and innovations to advance patient engagement with care providers and the healthcare ecosystem. The event is hosted by the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation.

MedCity ENGAGE
When: June 5-6, 2013
Where: Washington, D.C.


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Video Global.

Mobile Video Global
When: June 4-5, 2013
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Internet of Things.

What will we do with this data? It is daunting for many organizations to grasp the amount of big data being produced from sensors and devices, let alone getting business value from it. And as a consequence how will it effect the deployment of IoT and influence our daily life, Internet of People. Still IoT and Big Data are very much a technology driven activity applied by hard- and software developers, whereby competing technologies offer different solutions with unclear business cases. With IoT in one hand and Big Data in the other real human problems can be solved, instead of simply marketing new gadgets and services’.

Internet of Things
When: June 4, 2013
Where: Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Parks Associates is supporting Smart Community Japan 2013.

Smart Community Japan 2013
When: May 29-31, 2013
Where: Tokyo


Parks Associates is supporting CTIA 2013™—THE Mobile Marketplace.

CTIA has been leading the mobile industry since 1984 and ONLY CTIA can convene the entire mobile ecosystem under one roof, illuminating the future by showcasing the leaders, ideas and experiences transforming our dynamic industry. 40,000 of the best and brightest mobile minds will experience CTIA 2013. Will you? Register now!

CTIA 2013™—THE Mobile Marketplace
When: May 21 - 23, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting the TM Forum's Management World.

Navigating the digital storm at TM Forum’s Management World 2013! The digital storm is ripping through the industry, slashing profit margins and putting new pressures on available capital. New opportunities abound but to take advantage of them, you must rapidly change the way you run your business. Whether you’re focused on capturing your slice of the growing cloud and M2M markets through business and IT agility, innovation and partnering; expanding your market share through exploiting data analytics and delivering a great customer experience; or continuously improving your operational effectiveness, now is the time to think differently.

Management World 2013 Forums:
•             Big Data Analytics
•             Customer Experience Management
•             Enabling Enterprise Cloud
•             M2M & Digital Services
•             Agile IT
•             Revenue Management
•             Security & Privacy
•             Cable

Register today – www.tmforum.org/mw13PA 

TM Forum’s Management World
When: May 13-16, 2013
Where: Nice, France


Parks Associates is supporting Roaming World Congress.

IIR’s 7th Annual Roaming World Congress 2013 will deliver mobile operators with the best practice tools to monetise next generation roaming.

The conference will provide real-world operator & regulator led solutions to address the entirety of the challenges facing the roaming industry today. It will provide you with the tools to navigate your way across the evolving roaming landscape.

> Developed with GLOBAL MOBILE CARRIERS to target the biggest industry concerns
> The ONLY roaming event to analyse the impact of VOIP PLAYERS
> DEDICATED WIFI SESSION, officially endorsed by the WIRELESS BROADBAND ALLIANCE

We look forward to meeting you in the regulatory hub of Brussels, Belgium in May 2013.

Roaming World Congress
When: May 14 - 15, 2013
Where: Brussels, Belgium


  Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is speaking at the Industry Council Meeting on Sunday, May 5th from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting ATA 2013.

For 18 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space. Already one the fastest growing meetings in the country, ATA 2013 will be our largest meeting ever, with even more presentations, more exhibits and more networking opportunities.  The world-class, peer reviewed program includes 500 educational sessions and posters, highlighting the latest innovations, applications and delivery models in telemedicine.  The 2013 exhibit hall hosts nearly 300 leading vendors with groundbreaking remote healthcare technologies and services.  And, with over 6000 projected attendees,  there's no better place to meet and network with your peers and thought leaders in the field.

ATA 2013
When: May 5-7, 2013
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting the Open Business Conference.

Computerworld’s Open Business Conference is the premier forum for learning from and sharing with the industry’s top strategists in open technologies - helping attendees to discover and deploy game winning open source game plans. It is ground zero for learning from the experts, and networking with open source peers, developers and sponsors -- including sessions on the following:

•    Building data-rich mobile services with open APIs to navigate the confusing labyrinth of cloud computing projects to better process data
•    How to decipher the data explosion and put data to work for your enterprise
•    How to capitalize on the cutting edge technologies being offered, including Cassandra, Hadoop, OpenStack and more
•    Ways to connect with the developers, users and companies behind technologies like HTML5 frameworks such as jQuery and Sproutcore, NoSQL databases like Mongo

This two-day conference covers the open source strategic challenges that IT management deals with on a daily basis and the implementation of tactical issues that IT practitioners grapple with. In addition, this year, Open Business Conference will feature content focused for the developer community to ensure continued Open Source innovation. Come for sessions on sharing, teaching and communicating ways to build the best code will join sessions on the best ways to design mobile apps and how to function in an Open Cloud.

Open Business Conference
When: April 29-30, 2013
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting DMW Games.

DMW Games, formerly known as LA Games Conference, is an expanded two-day DMW Conference and will feature 3 tracks with fireside chats, panels, demos and presentations on digital game creation, distribution, monetization and marketing. Over 700 leaders in the industry will gather at the DMW'S Annual Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment.

DMW Games
When: April 18-19, 2013
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband Communities Summit 2013.

As the leading conference on broadband technologies for communities, the Broadband Communities Summit attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. Many of the country’s major property owners and real estate developers attend the Summit each year, along with independent telcos and cable companies, municipal and state officials, community leaders and economic development professionals.

The 2013 event will be the tenth annual Summit since the launch of the Towns & Technologies event series with an emphasis on fiber to the premises. Each year, the Summit has expanded its program, increased the number of attendees and attracted new sponsors and exhibitors. There were more than 950 registrants in 2012, and 1,000+ are expected for 2013.

The 2013 Summit program will feature more than 45 sessions and 125 presenters, including prominent keynoters. For the fourth year, the Rural Telecommunications Congress will colocate its annual event, Rural TeleCon, with the Summit.

Broadband Communities Summit 2013
When: April 16-18, 2013
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting DEMO Mobile Conference.

DEMO Mobile 2013 is the launch event exclusively focused on the best new mobile technologies based on design, innovation and market potential. Hundreds of startups from around the world apply to launch but ONLY the BEST 20 have made the final cut and have been chosen to take the stage.

DEMO Mobile
When: April 17, 2013
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Disruptive Media Conference at NAB.

The Disruptive Media Conference, produced in partnership with Digital Media Wire, gathers broader-casters® who oversee the digital and interactive divisions within their companies to explore developments in online video, mobile and branded entertainment. The two half-day programs cover disruptive media as well as more traditional OTT technologies and how these are impacting business models for distribution and consumer engagement.

Disruptive Media Conference at NAB
When: April 10-11, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband TV Connect ASIA 2013.

In the Year of the Dragon we bring you an event that will change and transform your future Broadband and Media strategies by bringing together the entire ecosystem for you to network with and learn from. Whether you’re interested in the learning outcomes of the day or the networking opportunities there is something for everyone at this show.

Broadband TV Connect ASIA 2013
When: April 9 - 10, 2013
Where: Hong Kong


Parks Associates is supporting TV Connect Asia.

Now celebrating its 9th annual year Broadband Asia & TV Connect brings together 1,300+ senior level decision makers and buyers from the fixed, wireless and mobile broadband industry from across the Asia- Pacific region and beyond.

TV Connect Asia
When: April 9-10, 2013
Where: Hong Kong


Jim O'Neil, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is moderating the breakfast panel session at Multi-network Forum at NAB.

Consumer awareness of multi-screen potential has grown rapidly with the proliferation of OTT services from global players such as Netflix. This awareness is creating demand for seamless access to content both inside and outside the home, independent of the device type, and impervious to geographical borders.

They want, and expect, to view content on any device, engage with friends through social apps, and search an interactive program guide—all without a frustrating authentication process. Engagement and its measurement across devices is the new TV currency. Creating and operating these new distribution methods is, however, no easy task, even for the most innovative operator.

Join us for a complimentary breakfast at the Multi-network Solutions in the Real World Forum at NAB to hear how operators are building their brands around consistent, high-quality user experience across devices to attract and retain engaged and loyal subscribers.

Multi-network Forum at NAB
When: April 9, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates will present "Analysing the Evolution of Content Creation" in the Creative Connect Track on Thursday, March 21 from 3:10 - 3:30 PM.

Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for TV Connect.

The name change reflects the changing nature of the ecosystem, which has become more convergent and strategic in its focus. New players from the world of apps, advertising, content and new media are having a greater influence on the industries evolution. This reflects the coming of age of the industry, which is moving away from a focus purely on technology, and shifting more towards services and experiences.

The legacy of the world’s leading show continues, while the name change echoes the evolving nature of a converging marketplace.

TV Connect
When: March 19-21, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Next TV Summit.

Over-the-top and alternative video viewing platforms are changing how — and where — content is viewed.

Confirmed speakers  include: Stephen Davis, President, Hasbro Studios, Ted Sarandos, CCO, Netflix David Wertheimer, President Digital, Fox Broadcasting Company, Vivian Schiller, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, NBC News, Dan Suratt, EVP Digital Media & Business Development, A&E and John P. Roberts, SVP Digital Media & Commercial Affairs, Endemol USA , Jordan Levin, President, Alloy Digital & CEO Generate, Mike Wiese, Director of Branded Entertainment and Mark Greenberg, President & CEO, Epix, Howard Stein, Strategist: Global Creative Solutions, Facebook, David Lang, President, Mindshare Entertainment, Rebecca Glashow, Senior Vice President Digital Media Distribution, Discovery and Eric Free, VP/GM Content & Services, Intel.

Next TV Summit
When: March 21, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband MEA 2013.

Broadband MEA held from the 19 - 20 March 2013 at The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, is the region’s premier broadband event attracting 750  decision makers from across The Middle East and Africa. Now in its 5th year, the event is the only place to meet the entire industry under 1 roof. The 2 day comprehensive programme including 2 pre conference workshops brings together 70+ speakers including 40+ operator case studies to address the current issues surrounding broadband.

With our most impressive speaker line-up to date, the conference focuses on both Business and Technology Strategy covering all the topics surrounding broadband. Plus the 2 workshops hosted by MENOG and Etisalat on the 18th March will provide a deep dive into IPv6 and LTE issues and developments.  For more information or book your place at the event visit. Operators – don’t forget to claim your exclusive 50% discount when purchasing a full conference pass!

Broadband MEA 2013
When: March 19-20, 2013
Where: Dubai


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for the TV Connect Industry Awards.

The TV Connect Industry Awards are set to become the social event of the industry. The awards will this year be hosted at the prestigious One Mayfair venue, providing a spectacular surrounding for top class networking opportunities. There will be live entertainment throughout the night, as part of the celebration of the best of the best in connected entertainment.

The 2013 Awards will have a new more network orientated focus to allow for greater connectivity among peers during the course of the evening.

TV Connect Industry Awards
When: March 20, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Disruption Summit at SxSW.

Disruption Summit at SxSW
When: March 11, 2013
Where: Austin, TX


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will moderate the session, "Home Automation: The New Revenue Generator?" on March 7 from 9:30 -10:30 AM. Home automation is a growing trend worldwide. As consumer demand for smart home security, control and energy management has picked up speed, operators see it as an opportunity to enhance their offerings. Yet home automation raises many questions: is it a new way to generate revenue? Will it further engage customers and make them more "sticky?" Is it the next step in product development? Get answers to these and other key questions as our global panel takes a close look at the latest deployments in the U.S. where home security leads the charge, and in Europe where the focus is on controls and energy. They'll share valuable insights into this expanding market and how your company can drive greater engagement - and profits!

Parks Associates is supporting Cable Congress.

Cable Congress is recognised as the leading event dedicated to the cable and media industries in Europe. In 2012, the congress attracted over 850 senior-ranking delegates from over 35 countries representing the cable, content, technology and new media industries. High calibre delegates included 50% ranked Vice President and above and 19% coming from the C-Suite.

Cable Congress
When: March 5-7, 2013
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting CDN Asia.

Now in its third year, the market leading CDN World Summit has secured itself as THE world-leading CDN meeting place worldwide. The Summit provides a forum that is pivotal for network operators looking to break into the content delivery business network and delivers an essential insight for all with a stake in the future of the Net.

In this special partner event tailored directly to the Asian markets, CDN Asia tackles the topic of CDN development and expansion across Asia, featuring expert knowledge and insights from a stellar speaker list of top executives from leading operators and content providers across the continent.

CDN Asia
When: February 27-28, 2013
Where: Singapore


Heather Way, Senior Research Analyst, Parks Associates will present the State of the Market on Wednesday, February 27th.

Parks Associates is supporting the Digital Asset Management Conference.

Register for the Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference and join the industry-leading summit series for anyone working in asset management. Today that's virtually everyone, whether they're content creators, production professionals, digital archivists, marketers or C-level executives. Join us at the luxurious Beverly Hilton for two days of information exchange and networking -- you'll come away with a fresh supply of tools, a wealth of business contacts and an even stronger career perspective.

Digital Asset Management Conference
When: February 27-28, 2013
Where: Beverly Hills, CA


Parks Associates is hosting the Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

This event features a unique combination of market research, including Parks Associates’ landmark Residential Energy Management service, and real-world expertise, with industry experts examining the impact of smart grids on home systems. The conference deeply examines the business models, consumer value propositions, and the deployment plans of energy utilities, cloud services, home systems and communications service providers.

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer
When: February 25-27, 2013
Where: San Antonio, TX


Parks Associates is supporting the Mobile World Congress.

Download the Parks Associates Press Sheet.

The mobile ecosystem is expanding at lightning speed, with endless innovation and new applications of mobile technology.  From contactless payments and augmented reality to embedded devices and connected cities ­– mobile technology is changing the landscape. The impact mobile will have on the world is limitless.

Mobile World Congress
When: February 25 - 27, 2013
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting DMW Music.

On February 20-21, DMW combines Digital Music Forum East and West into one large event simply named DMW Music. Join 500+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders as they gather in Downtown New York to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year's event will be packed with great content, stellar people and a lot of companies that are new on the music-tech scene so come on out and enjoy DMW's newest event!

DMW Music
When: February 20-21, 2013
Where: New York, NY


Arthur Baanders, EU Research Director, Parks Associates will be chairing this event.

Parks Associates is supporting DECT World & CAT-iq Conference.

Bringing together the industry, the summit will analyse developments over the past 12 months and discuss the future of DECT and CAT-iq. With examples of DECT products live in the market and new technologies which are set to drive DECT use in both residential and enterprise markets, the 2013 conference is not to be missed.

DECT World & CAT-iq Conference
When: January 29-30, 2013
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting the World Electronics Expo (WEE).

Welcome to World Electronics Expo, an International trade show for consumer electronics and home tech products, presents the latest products and innovations in the heart of Asia's most important market India. Don't miss the opportunity to explore emerging trends and celebrate the premieres of new technologies and products!

World Electronics Expo (WEE)
When: January TBD, 2013
Where: Mumbai, India


Parks Associates is a conference event partter with the 2013 International CES®.

With more than four decades of success, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) reaches across global markets, connects the industry and enables CE innovations to grow and thrive. The International CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry.

The 2013 CES will feature 3,000 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2013 International CES, visit CESweb.org.

Parks Associates will be co-locating the CONNECTIONS Summit at CES on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. If you are interested in a VIP pass to attend this event, click here.

2013 International CES®
When: January 8-11, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting the Game Summit at CES.

Meet the most influential decision-makers in the games industry at the 2nd annual Games Summit at 2013 International CES, produced by Digital Media Wire. Executives from the electronics industry, game publishers, game developers, advertising agencies, investment firms and social networks will discuss industry trends and share insights about the future of games and connected entertainment at this top industry event.

Game Summit at CES
When: January 10, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is hosting the 7th annual CONNECTIONS Summit at CES and evening networking reception.

CONNECTIONS Summit at CES provides attendees with insights from top executives and the leading analysts in the connected home industries. This interactive event focuses on market trends, business models, case studies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products, platforms, and services for the connected consumer. The event concludes with an evening reception for all attendees. The Summit offers the ideal start to CES, with all sessions moderated by Parks Associates analysts and offering consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and networking opportunities with the leading analysts in the connected home.

If you are interested in a VIP pass to attend this events, click here.

CONNECTIONS Summit at CES
When: January 8, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Control Room Communications.

IIR’s annual Control Room Communications conference is the only international event dedicated to addressing the specific challenges of Control Room Communications and designed to bring together critical communications professionals and experts from around the world. It examines the technical, operational, and human resource aspects involved in ensuring seamless and effective Control Room Communications, offering critical communications user actionable advice on how they can optimise their incident response and develop proactive event management.

Control Room Communications
When: December 10 – 12, 2012
Where: London


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will participate on the session, "Power When You Need It – Exploring Energy Storage Technologies" from 7:30 - 10:00 AM. A key attribute of many modern electronic devices is their ability to operate without plugs and wires.  Powering such devices requires a storage technology such as batteries.  Hand drills, mobile phones, laptops, and pacemakers are a few examples of such devices.  On a larger scale, renewable energy generation also relies heavily on energy storage technologies to deliver "green" power to the grid and ultimately, to consumers, in a consistent and reliable manner.  While battery storage is the most well known storage device, many other technologies, such as flywheels, compressed air, molten salt, and ice systems, are used for large-scale energy storage.  Whether powering our mobile devices or "time-shifting" renewable energy at the grid level, current energy storage solutions are not sufficient to meet our ever growing demand for electricity.  Join NTEC and our panel of experts as we explore current and future energy storage technologies and discuss the entrepreneurial opportunities in this fast growth sector.

Are you curious about emerging technologies that are well positioned for growth in North Texas?  Are you an area entrepreneur looking for insights into the next wave of start up technology opportunities in our region?  Whether you are looking to start a company, find your next tech job, or interested in providing services to fast-growth companies in rapidly expanding business sectors, you will not want to miss the Entrepreneurial Opportunities Series 2012 hosted by NTEC.

NTEC: Entrepreneurial Opportunities Series 2012
When: December 11, 2012
Where: Frisco, TX


Parks Associates is supporing Grid-Interop.  

Held in partnership with the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and the GridWise Architecture Council, Grid-Interop focuses on Smart Grid interoperability standards, technologies and issues to help define the interoperability framework necessary for Smart Grid to flourish. The location will be announced in coming months.

Grid-Interop
When: December 3-6, 2012
Where: Irving, TX


Parks Associates is supporting the TM Forum Management World Americas.

A new conference for a new world – TM Forum’s Management World Americas 2012. TM Forum’s Management World Americas 2012 is the only conference that brings together 1500+ professionals from communications and beyond to brainstorm, debate, share and learn everything you need to succeed in the digital world. This 4-day conference features re-imagined, highly interactive conference formats, unique pre-conference workshops, dedicated networking events, official TM Forum Training and Certification, and a central Hub featuring a bustling Expo, Catalyst demonstrations and all of the latest information from TM Forum.

TM Forum Management World Americas
When: December 3-6, 2012
Where: Orlando, FL


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit Middle East 2012.

In 2012, now that further de-regulation has taken place, the #MVNOIS team are excited to release the 6th event in the series – MVNOs Industry Summit Middle East.

The event will assess the readiness of a wholesale market which after initial opening up to MVNOs resumed a more cautious relationship with third party telcos. Now, again, market activity is taking place. As such, we look forward to presenting our two day agenda with the CEO of Friendi Mobile already confirmed as a keynote and issues of international MVNO expansion, working with local regulators, operators and investors covered. International best practice case studies will be showcased and analyst analysis of local MVNO and wholesale landscapes will be delivered.

MVNOs Industry Summit Middle East is co-located with the 16th Prestigious Middle East Telco World Summit, offering fantastic business and networking opportunities under one roof.
 

MVNOs Industry Summit Middle East 2012
When: December 4-5, 2012
Where: Dubai


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for TV Connect Latin America.

Leveraging from our TV Connect London event’s position as the world’s largest multi-platform connected TV event, TV Connect Latin America will reflect the incredibly rich and diverse market that Latin America has now become. TV Connect Latin America is the region’s leading multiplatform connected TV event for senior executives to come together to identify the strategy and technology needed to monetise the region’s rapid growth.

TV Connect Latin America
When: December 4-5, 2012
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting Entertainment Apps Conference and Awards.

The Entertainment Apps Conference will bring together top digital distribution and marketing execs from the major studios and networks, CE and set-top box makers, technology and platform providers, developer and content creators for a day-long conference on the emerging world of app-based entertainment content and services. From social viewing and second-screen apps to content discovery to streaming and games, apps are becoming an integral piece of the content monetization puzzle. Variety’s Entertainment Apps Conference will focus on how content creators and distributors are using apps to enhance audience engagement, create new revenue opportunities, extend entertainment franchises and leverage power new social marketing and networking platforms. The app economy is large, active and thriving, with nearly half of the U.S. population using mobile apps. With hundreds of thousands of apps in the hands of consumers, we’re honored to present the Entertainment Apps Awards to recognize the best apps in the entertainment industry, selected by industry stakeholders, publishers, academics, tech journalists and more. The Entertainment Apps Awards categories and judging criteria are about industry recognition and rewarding excellence and innovation within the apps industry. More information about the Entertainment Apps Awards can be found here.

Entertainment Apps Conference and Awards
When: November 29, 2012
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting IP Cable World Summit.

The IP Cable World Summit will provide a unique forum for global cable operators and solution providers to come together to maximise the role of IP in monetizing enhanced multi screen customer experiences.

Building on the success of the IP&TV World Forum, the IP Cable World Summit is the only global event for cable operators to understand how to combine the bandwidth of cable with the flexibility of IP to deliver compelling multiscreen services.

IP Cable World Summit
When: November 27-28, 2012
Where: Berlin, Germany


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Entertainment 2012.

Connected Entertainment is Australia’s most important event focused on the connected TV and multi-screen digital entertainment opportunity.

Connected Entertainment is where:
• You can learn how to successfully monetise the opportunity presented by connected entertainment
• You are shown how to exploit the connected platform to deliver interactive experiences, multi-platform entertainment and social experiences 
• You can get access to the technologies and solutions that are enabling the connected entertainment world
• You can attend FREE educational seminars delivered by industry experts at the EXPO

Connected Entertainment 2012
When: November 21-22, 2012
Where: Melbourne


Parks Associates is supporting Future of Television East.

Future of Television East
When: November 15-16, 2012
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for AfricaCast.

AfricaCast returns for a second year and continues to be the premier event in Sub Saharan Africa for broadcasters. This year we have the support of SABC, ABN, Endemol and Viacom; among many other major broadcasters who have provided CXO level speakers to discuss the future opportunities for African broadcasters. The event will provide a vital platform for all stakeholders to engage and debate how best to monetise the future of African broadcasting.

AfricaCast, an event organised jointly by Informa’s Com World Series and TV Connect Global Events returns again after attracting  228 high level conference delegates last year to address the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s broadcasting market. AfricaCast is part of Afircan' largest community event, AfricaCom which will attract 7,000+ exhibition visitors this year. This two day summit will bring decision makers from the entire value chain.

AfricaCast
When: November 14-15, 2012
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit USA 2012.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA looks forward to re-uniting senior executives from MVNOs, MNOs, MVNEs and device and retail companies to discuss how the second wave of MVNO business in North America is maximising device and services connectivity, global mobile data models, and roaming. 2012 promises to ramp up the action, with all eyes on carrier 4G strategy and the device sector move into connectivity and full ecosystem layer ownership.

This event is part of the MVNOs Industry Summit Series covering 5 major markets (Europe, Asia, Latam, Africa, USA). We were delighted to welcome Aspider, CDRator, Redknee, and Wyless as sponsors and exhibitors at the event in 2011 at the time of writing. 2012 continues our theme of supporting on site introductions, business wish lists, and industry catalyst for MVNO regional business development. The event is co-located with LTE North America and reaps the networking and business development benefits of this. 1,000 co-located attendees, 70 exhibitors, and 2 days and 6 streams of content.

MVNOs Industry Summit USA 2012
When: November 14-15, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Tricia Parks, Founder & CEO, Parks Associates will be presenting, "Defining the Connected Home: Understanding the Opportunity for Service Providers" at the CenturyLink Educational Conference on Wednesday, November 14 from 9:15 - 10:15 AM.  

Parks Associates is supporting OSP Expo 2012.

OSP EXPO delivers solutions, products, and technologies for today’s rapid wireless and wireline network evolution. OSP EXPO 2012 brings OSP professionals from ILECs, CLECs and IOCs together to learn, network and purchase products that solve their network challenges.

Celebrating its 20th year, OSP EXPO is the most influential infrastructure trade show for two simple reasons: OSP is not only about the technology and how-to network solutions, but is also about the human network and teamwork. No other event or brand proactively melds these two core values. That’s why providers from 40 countries and 70 companies continue to rely on and attend OSP EXPO.

OSP Expo 2012
When: November 13-15, 2012
Where: Denver, CO


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates will moderate the session, "Successful partnerships for content delivery in the vehicle."

Parks Associates is supporting Connected Cars 2012.

The Connected Car had its year in 2012 – it was the highlight of the 3 main telco trade shows CES, MWC and CTIA as the ‘convergence darling of the industry’. Connected Cars 2012 is a unique, one day event bringing the whole eco-system together for considered discussion of a number of essential themes, including: 

• Connected Cars – Basking in the Spotlight
• Connected Car Content – Music, video, infotainment
• Connected Car Services - Emergency services & tracking
• Connected Car Business Models, Pricing and Global Scaling
• Connected Cars Enablement – LTE, 4G, Satellite, Wifi, Wimax, M2M, Cloud, and Voice Activation, Electricity
• Connected Cars Safety and Privacy
• Connected Cars Customer Experience

This event is about content and business – addressing the above issues so you walk away from an intimate event with 1:1 contacts and a thorough knowledge about the state of play and best practice in connected cars. Get ready to meet Ford,Hyundai, Toyota, Panasonic, Nokia, AT&T, Sprint, Pioneer, Volvo, Rdio, Pandora and more all in one room. You will be involved as panel discussions with Q and A follow high level strategic keynotes.

Connected Cars 2012
When: November 14-15, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is chairing the Innovative Service Delivery on Day 1, Wednesday, November 14th from 12:15 - 5:55 PM. Harry will be moderating the session, "Technologies of the Future: Which Innovations may become Commonplace?" from 2:35 – 3:25 PM. In addition, Harry will be moderating the session, "How Is Mobile Video Challenging the Network Architecture of LTE? Mitigating the Bandwidth-Hogger" from 4:55 – 5:25 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting LTE North America.

Now in its 5th year, LTE North America has firmly established itself as the ultimate ‘learning conference’ of the region, bringing together the leaders of the entire LTE ecosystem for unparalleled breadth and depth of discussion around the future of mobile broadband.

The event is a must-attend for regional carriers looking to search for potential new partners and learn from the market leaders about their deployment experiences. Hand-in-hand with a high quality programme and C-level speaker selection, the event offers opportunities for networking and learning opportunities though panel discussions, in-depth focus sessions, workshops, and a substantial exhibition floor showcasing the newest innovations and developments of the market.

LTE North America
When: November 14 - 15, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Digital Home.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. The executive summit focuses on the next generation of services beyond entertainment, including new partnership opportunities between operators and utilities, strategies to engage consumers through innovative service bundling, the role of the cloud, and how to effectively connect consumers to digital content on various platforms.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Digital Home
When: November 13-14, 2012
Where: Amsterdam


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for AfricApps.

AfricApps is a brand new and exciting addition to AfricaCom run for developers by developers. It is bringing together the growing community of Sub-Sahara’s mobile app developers to excahge ideas about how to create market leading apps and learn how they can bring to market the next Angry Birds.

AfricApps
When: November 14-15, 2012
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Roaming World Summit 2012.

The global roaming market has dramatically evolved in the last few years, with major moves coming from Europe in terms of alliances, priced and services. Across the industry we are currently seeing forward thinking companies literally changing the face of roaming. With Vodafone?s announcement that it is effectively dropping roaming charges for „Passport? customers and Zain?s hugely innovative „One Network? initiative, the roaming market is becoming a whole new game.

This two-day event will provide a unique learning and networking opportunity for roaming professionals looking to improve roaming revenues through innovative strategies.

The EU regulation changes on roaming will have potentially gargantuan impacts on traditional operator and operator/MVNO relationships. This event-which enjoys its 20th anniversary year in 2012 – is THE discussion place for roaming business development, strategy and opportunity. We celebrate by adding further networking and social events to our usual thought-leadership sessions.
 

Mobile Roaming World Summit 2012
When: November 13-14, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Asset Management - Europe.

A worldwide gathering of thought leaders and experts in Digital Asset Management, Createasphere’s European Conference will offer innovative solutions and dynamic training to European professional responsible for the creation, handling, security, or underwriting of digital assets. The European Conference will be co-located with SPAR Europe, a conference on 3D imaging & Data Management for Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing and Security. Top-quality education, expert presenters, live demonstrations, software and hardware innovations and networking opportunities converge, giving participants a unique opportunity to learn, see, try, test, talk, and share.

Digital Asset Management - Europe
When: November 13 - 14, 2012
Where: The Hague, Netherlands


Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will moderate the session, "Standardization" on Wednesday, November 14th from 9:00 - 9:50 AM. Adapting your advertisement for each device and platform costs broadcasters and advertisers’ time and money. So what can you do to ensure you are not wasting your resources. Panelists include: Dietrich von Behren, VP, Digital Media & Investments, A&E Television Networks; Michael Hudes, Executive Vice President, YuMe; Marcus Liassides, Executive Vice President, Myspace; and Farhad Massoudi, CEO, AdRise.

 Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will also moderate the session, "The Future of Addressable and Connected TV Advertising" from 10:45-11:30 AM. The revolution in TV advertising means the possibilities for addressing the right audience are endless. This will benefit the whole ecosystem.  Panelists include: Bill Harvey, Vice Chairman and Chief Research Officer, TRA Inc.; Tal Ball, SVP, Products and Technology, Engineering, Gracenote; and Shirlene Chandrapal, VP Connected TV and Mobile-Europe and US, Smartclip.

The Smart TV and Multi-screen Advertising Summit brings together whole advertising community including the major broadcasters, content owners, advertisers, media buying agencies and technology providers to address the major issues  and deliver an innovative advanced advertising strategy.

Smart TV and Multi-screen Advertising Summit
When: November 13 - 14, 2012
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the Mobile Roaming Cala Forum.

Informs Latin America is organizing the 4th edition of Mobile Roaming CALA That will draw together main regional operators to discuss the issues roaming in the region. Also this is the only event in the region just roaming dedicated to professionals and it has consolidated to an annual meeting to share Experiences Between operators and services providers.

Mobile Roaming CALA Forum
When: November 13, 2012
Where: TBD


Parks Associates is supporting the IEEE Standards Association - Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop.

It is predicted that 50 to 100 billion things will be electronically connected by 2020. This Internet of Things (IoT) will fuel technology innovation by creating the means for machines to communicate many different types of information with one another. With all objects in the world connected, lives will be transformed. But the success of IoT depends strongly on standardization, which provides interoperability, compatibility, reliability, and effective operations on a global scale.

Recognizing the value of IoT to industry and the benefits this technology innovation brings to the public, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is offering a one-day workshop to: identify collaboration opportunities and standardization gaps related to IoT; help industry foster the growth of IoT markets; leverage IEEE’s value and platform for IoT industry-wide consensus development; and help industry with the creation of a vibrant IoT ecosystem.

IEEE Standards Association - Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop
When: November 13, 2012
Where: Milan, Italy


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates will moderate the panel, "Connected Home: Mobilizing the Digital Living Room” on Wednesday, November 7th at 3:40 PM. From TV to tablets, PCs, refrigerators, cameras, home audio and security - everything in the home is getting connected. As the titans of tech battle it out for control of the connected home, panellists explore: experience, adoption and usage, revenue, and ecosystem. 

Parks Associates is supporting The Open Mobile Summit 2012: Connecting Everything.

Now in its 5th year The Open Mobile Summit brings the most influential and innovative in global mobile, Internet, media and commerce to Silicon Valley. 

With Keynotes from; Rich Miner Google Ventures, Anand Chandrasekher Qualcomm, Warren East CEO ARM, David Marcus President PayPal + Samsung, Facebook, LG, Verizon, Sprint and more.

Limited tickets remaining – book now and save $150 with code “Parks”. This event will sell out.

Open Mobile Summit
When: November 7 - 9, 2012
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for OTTtv World Summit.

Building on the success of last year, the OTTtv World Summit returns for a fourth year. This event continues to build year-on-year and last year attracted 380 attendees with a 54% CEO/ Director level presence. It continues to be the predominant event globally on OTT attracting the innovators and thought leaders who are driving the industry forward in this exciting new area. With the dominant US player, Netflix, now entering the European market, it is clear that OTT will continue to be at the forefront of Connected Entertainment.

OTTtv World Summit
When: November 6-8, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Entertainment Technology Expo.

Createasphere's Entertainment Technology Expo, a world where entertainment technology and creative vision converge. Createasphere's Entertainment Technology Expo is the top gathering for content creator professionals. Presenting engaging panel and keynote discussions, educational sessions, and a lively exhibit floor, it offers the knowledge and tools needed to stay ahead of the ever-changing world of production, post and delivery.  Co-located with the ETE Expo is Gear Alley, where attendees get hands-on the production gear and can participate in shoulder-to-shoulder demonstrations with top professionals.  Also co-located and on the second day of ETE is the Post Production Master Class. A one-of-a-kind event, focused on the trends, technologies, and the business of post production. Join the ETE Expo, our largest annual gathering where cinematographers, editors, directors, producers, technical and creative teams come to sharpen their knowledge and skill set. Soon to be announced, Createasphere will launch the DPW Lab at the Entertainment Technology Expo 2012 featuring cutting edge digital process workflow.

Entertainment Technology Expo
When: November 7 - 8, 2012
Where: Burbank, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Future of Film Summit.

Produced by Digital Media Wire and Variety, this high level event brings together an exclusive group of industry thought-leaders to discuss the current state of the industry, and how film and transmedia deals will be struck in the coming years. This is a unique opportunity for creatives, producers, buyers and film financiers to hear about and discuss current issues relevant to the film industry from top studio executives as well as independents.

Future of Film Summit
When: November 8, 2012
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will moderate the panel discussion, "Connected Health - Improving Accessibility and Accountability While Transforming the Relationship Between Providers and Consumers" on Thursday, November 8 from 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM. Topics include: Transforming health care delivery through telehealth, videoconferencing and online portals; What are the implications on clinical workflow, reimbursement and the patient/provider relationship?; Discuss the impact of mobile applications on patient engagement and education; and Learn how to develop a mobile strategy to meet growing consumer expectations.

Parks Associates is supporting World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT).

The 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress is the leading health care IT strategy meeting presenting the latest on the business of health care technology. Participants will network with over 400 Hospital, Health System, Medical Center, Physician Practice and Health Insurance IT decision makers. The event combines unmatched educational programming with a broad range of informal networking opportunities - the perfect environment to find answers to your most pressing questions while learning about partners and solutions providers who can take your organization to the next level. For more information, please visit www.HealthITCongress.com.

World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT)
When: November 7 - 9, 2012
Where: Arlington, VA


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will be participating on the session, "Extending the Edge: Wireless Smart Grid, Energy and Sensor Network Innovations" on November 1 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tom will also participate as a judge in the "Best of 4G Awards" program.

Parks Associates is supporting 4G World.

4G WorldConference and Expo is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy.

4G World delivers in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations and provides an open forum and meeting place for key stakeholders throughout the mobile broadband technology community. At 4G World the industry’s thought leaders, experts and delegates discuss, debate and evaluate the most important 4G issues, challengesand opportunities. 4G World will help drive mobile broadband technology adoption by providing knowledge and insight to help network and corporate decision-makers evaluate market opportunities and set strategies to succeed and profit.

The 4-day conference program includes over 200 speakers and industry leader keynotes along with a comprehensive and interactive program that delivers updates on the latest innovations in wireless business and technology.

4G World is the industry’s "must attend" event for 2012.  Delegates will engage with the "who's who" of mobile broadband ecosystem, from industry thought leaders and operators to applications developers, press and analysts. 4G World's unique program attracts overs 10,000 high-level attendees, with over 50% of those being executives and senior leaders. This is the perfect venue in which to learn what's new in the industry, meet with clients and partners, and expand your business reach through a wide-variety of focused and intimate networking opportunities.

4G World
When: October 29 - November 1
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for TV Connect MENA 2012 (previously known as IP&TV Forum Middle East & North Africa).

TV Everywhere is Here! We are arriving in style with a brand new event title for our much acclaimed IP&TV Forum MENA which hosted 750+ visitors through the door in 2011 with 1/3 of those from Board, CXO & Director Level. The rebranded event is TV Connect MENA 2012. We’re maximising our brand potential through a future forward name that addresses all cool aspects of TV delivery including IPTV, OTTtv, Multiplatform services and interactive content creation!

TV Connect MENA 2012
When: October 30-31, 2012
Where: Dubai


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John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates will be moderating the session, "Facilitating the Connected Home: Creating the Ties that Bind (BCC)" on Wednesday, October. 24 at 12:30 PM.  The confluence of broadband-ready device proliferation, the increasing sophistication of the home network, and the movement of content to the Cloud creates a fertile ground for service providers to both better understand and to create deeper relationships with their customers. This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of facilitating the connected home, from understanding broadband behaviors and consumption patterns, to implementing the ecosystem and toolset necessary to successfully build deeper, more secure, and more profitable subscriber relationships.

Jim O’Neill, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be moderating the session, "Getting Started in the TV Everywhere Business (VS)" on Friday, October. 26 at 2 PM. Offering multiplatform viewing seems like a no-brainer – but how exactly do you do it, without making major upfront capital investments? This session will focus on practical, incremental steps toward a TV Everywhere strategy to include learning how to access vast libraries of content, leveraging content provider's federated portals and developing marketing, content and technology strategies for a multiplatform service. It will also look at the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from an “always on,” secure connected STB device to a multi-screen on-demand video delivery.

Parks Associates will be hosting a pre-event workshop, "New Opportunities in the Connected Home – Expanding Role of the Service Provider" on Wednesday, October 24 from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Service providers, seeking to retain subscribers and drive new revenues in highly competitive markets, are building new business strategies that leverage value-added services. This workshop includes research presentations from Parks Associates industry analysts, Jim O'Neill and John Barrett and a panel discussion addressing the new opportunities for service providers in entertainment, premium technical support, home security, and other value-added services.

Parks Associates is supporting TelcoTV.

TelcoTV 2012 is the largest North American event devoted to telecom service providers and their development of profitable video services. Its unique program attracts more than 2,000 attendees, including telcos, OTT video providers, content and technology companies all focused on multi-screen video services and next-gen broadband applications. At this event you can network with decision-makers and learn how the rise of Internet video is impacting their service strategies and business models. You will also hear industry thought leaders explain how their broadband services are evolving to maintain profitability in an era when their core revenues are under attack from market forces and government subsidies for network buildouts are dwindling. Explore such topics as the impact of cloud services, new service opportunities and profits in the new digital home, and customer support in the multi-screen era. Hear the latest info on new technologies for efficient delivery of video in multiple formats to reach multiple devices, and see how telecom networks are evolving to support the new service paradigms. TelcoTV celebrates its 11th birthday this year and has been the annual event for telecom service providers!

TelcoTV
When: October 24 - 26, 2012
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Jim O'Neill, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Cloud Applications with Promise." Whether it’s hosted IP voice, disaster recovery services, or unified communications, the number of applications enabled by the cloud are on the rise. But which hold the most promise for broadband carriers? This session will offer key perspective on the applications that are in demand and offer the best ROI.

Parks Associates is supporting Cloud Services Summit.

There is a transformational evolution underway that will fundamentally change the provisioning and delivery of business and consumer applications. Is your company positioned to understand and maximize the opportunities that will flow from this transformation?  The Cloud Services Summit will provide clarity and insight into the rise of cloud services technologies and their respective business opportunities, from a broadband carrier’s point of view. We’re bringing industry experts, thought leaders, and like minded peers together to put cloud and managed services into context for today’s broadband carrier. Don’t miss this opportunity to significantly raise your cloud services IQ. We look forward to your attendance.

Cloud Services Summit
When: October 26, 2012
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting the GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit.

With the rapid growth of Near Field Communications (NFC), along with its adoption by ecosystem players around the world, the GSMA is expanding the scope of Mobile Money Summit to more prominently showcase NFC and its many applications. With that in mind, this event will now be known as the GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit. This event is designed to bring together key players in mobile, finance and technology to network, share ideas and foster the growth of NFC and Mobile Money products and services. 

GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit
When: October 22-25, 2012
Where: Milan, Italy


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for the Digital Asset Management.

In an increasingly multiplatform, environment for broadcasters keeping hold of your multiple assets and distributing them in a profitable way is becoming an increasing challenge. Consumers are giving the opportunity to view the content across multiple media streams, each bringing a monetization opportunity for content owners. 2011 saw the increasing shift away from tape based into digital workflow methods, this looks set to continue in the years ahead, with broadcasters looking deeper into the cloud .

Now in its 8th Year the IP&TV World Forum has established itself as the event in Connected Entertainment. It has shifted its focus increasingly away from traditional IPTV onto multiscreen and multiplatform services. Digital Asset Management is not only a central part of this year’s forum but also warrants a conference focused exclusively on this topic Key companies driving the change in the industry will be represented in attendance at the inaugural Digital Asset Management World Summit, including Comcast, MTV, EMI and the BBC.

Digital Asset Management
When: October 23-24, 2012
Where: Amsterdam


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates is presenting "The Future of CI - Market Research in the Custom Installation Industry" on Wednesday, October 24 at 3:15 PM.

Taking place at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London,CEDIA is pleased to announce the launch of a high level conference entitled “The Future of Home Technology”. Topics covered in the conference will include second screen, Smart TV innovation, IP connectivity, the road to super-fast broadband and the future shape of market and technology opportunities for the custom installation sector.

The home technology landscape is evolving rapidly. CEDIA recognises how important it is for companies to be aware of the business threats and opportunities. The Association is keen to help businesses stay well informed so they can react to these influences and remain successful in the years ahead. As part of this conference, CEDIA will also be announcing and discussing the results of the first dedicated industry-wide research for the CI sector.

CEDIA: The Future of Home Technology
When: October 23-24, 2012
Where: London


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will be presenting, "The Expanding Role of the Service Provider in the Connected Home" during the State of the Market Update from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. He will discuss the impact of the entry of service provider giants (AT&T, ADT, Comcast, Verizon, etc.) into the connected home space and will discuss the implications on device manufacturers, channel partners, and security and energy providers.ll exceed 60% of all households by 2022.

Everything you wanted to know about today’s SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY & THE CONNECTED HOME right in your neighborhood at the Z-Wave Alliance Fall Summit! You can come learn about the latest innovations in the connected home while enjoying drinks and appetizers with Z-Wave Alliance members, industry experts and peers!

Z-Wave Alliance Fall Summit
When: October 23, 2012
Where: Edison, NJ


Jason Paris, Director, Business Development, Parks Associates will moderate this session, "Mobile Payments - Now and Future" on Friday, October 19 from 3:45 - 4:45 PM. Where are we at today? Where are we heading? Is NFC a viable option? The strategy of Google, Square, Apple, Visa and Paypal are examined. Who will eventually win? And more importantly, who should you bet on with your apps. Confirmed speakers for this session include: Joshua McClure, CEO, MobileCheckout.com; John Boyd, Co-founder and COO, ShopSavvy; James G. Gatto, Partner, Leader of the Social Media, Entertainment & Technology Team, Pillsbury.

Parks Associates is supporting App Conference.

The second annual App Conference is co-located alongside the Global Mobile Internet Conference in the Hilton Hotel at the San Jose Convention Center. Scheduled for October 18-19, 2012, the App Conference begins with a keynote from Disney executives discussing their cross-platform, multimedia approach to tablets and mobile. They join over 50 other industry experts to cover both business and product strategy for application development. The App Conference program was developed by an outstanding Advisory Board, and features two tracks covering the critical elements of the app marketplace:  App Business Strategy and App Product Strategy. Register now for your All Access Pass and get complete access to the App Conference and Global Mobile Internet Conference. Use the discount code "ParksVIP" when you register to save $100.

App Conference
When: October 18-19, 2012
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband World Forum 2012.

Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates will chair the Customer Experience Management stream on Tuesday, October 16th from 12:00 PM to 6:15 PM. Brett will also be the session chair for the Broadband Home Summit stream, Customer Experience Track on October 17th from 12:00 PM - 1:10 PM.

Tom Kerber, Parks Associates will chair on the Broadband Smart Energy stream on Thursday, October 18th.

Arthur Baanders, EU Research Director, Parks Associates will chair Content 1 Hub and also present "Broadband Services and the OTT Video Challenge" on October 18 at 3 PM. Economic, industry and consumer trends have propelled the worldwide growth of OTT video services and their usage among consumers – a trend which is attracting traditional players in video content as well as new participants such as retailers, CE manufacturers, and technology innovators. This presentation examines the growth in OTT video services worldwide, its use among consumers, new players in the OTT space, and the implications for broadband service providers (BSPs).

Now celebrating its 12th annual year Broadband World Forum is the world’s premier broadband event attracting 10,000+ decision-makers from across the globe. Benefit from our top quality conference sessions delivered by 350+ visionary speakers including 270 service providers from mobile, wireless and fixed environments.  The NEW easy to navigate conference structure includes  keynote sessions, a choice of 6 tracks each day, 3 co-located summits and various special focus seminars plus the exclusive Executive Summit where industry leaders get together to discuss the most important issues surrounding broadband. No other event provides more top quality learning opportunities! Bringing broadband to life alongside the conference will be an exhibition featuring leading industry solution and technology providers.   The show floor will be buzzing with 3 FREE To attend Broadband Masterclasses, a private meeting room village, dedicated networking zones and much much more! This event is the ONLY place to meet the whole broadband industry in one place at one time. Register here.

Broadband World Forum 2012
When: October 16-18, 2012
Where: Amsterdam


Parks Associates is supporting the MVNOs Industry Summit Asia 2012 .

Take up at our inaugural MVNOs Industry Summit Asia was very positive. In a market where the potential for mobile data is being realised daily, MVNO opportunity is ripe and the appetite for partnership is apparent. We look forward to this second regional summit, addressing the Asian MVNO business model, the role of operators and regulators from (host to hostile) and how regional entrepreneurship in enabling this new telco innovation in Asia.

This event is part of the MVNOs Industry Summit Global series covering 6 major markets (Europe, Asia, Latam, Africa, USA, Middle East).

2012 continues our theme of supporting on site introductions, business wish lists, and industry catalyst for MVNO regional business development.

MVNOs Industry Summit Asia 2012
When: October 16-17, 2012
Where: Kuala Lumpur


Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will present "The Rise of the Digital Home in Emerging Markets" during the webinar, "NARM: Digital Lifestyles: Emerging Markets" from 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST. 

The webcast will cover the consumer technology product and service trends that are impacting digital living in emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia, China, and India. For each country, we will examine television and broadband services, consumer electronics, digital media, and mobile services.

Use promotional code "WEBINAR-parksassociates100" to attend as a complimentary Parks Associates guest.

NARM: Digital Lifestyles: Emerging Markets Webinar
When: October 11, 2012
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting Telecom Cloud Services Asia.

Telecom Cloud Services Asia is the only event looking at Cloud Computing from a telecom operator perspective, while also taking into account the distinctive regional framework. With more than 20 operator presentations, attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn from the experience of Asian telecom operators that have already moved ‘into the Cloud’, from the making of the business case to choosing and tailoring the right Cloud offer for your company. Experts will also discuss and provide solutions to the key concerns associated with Cloud from security, privacy and data protection to overcoming end user adoption.

Telecom Cloud Services Asia
When: October 8-10, 2012
Where: Hong Kong


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for TV Connect EurAsia East Europe 2012 (Formerly IP&TV Forum EurAsia East Europe).

The Future of TV is Now – and we’re taking our events to the future. The sixth annual IP&TV Forum EurAsiaEastEurope held in Istanbul is moving on. We have witnessed rapid movement in the TV delivery industry in the past few years putting unlikely players together. This convergence has led to amalgamation of activities between internet service providers, telecom operators, content producers, cable and satellite providers as well as TV set manufacturers. The TV ecosystem has created a level playing field for creatives and technology developers alike to bring the next generation TV experience and introduce services like pause, rewind, catch up and fast forward in the linear TV package. Taking from this development, we are now rebranding the IP&TV Forum EEEA to TV Connect EurAsia East Europe 2012.

TV Connect EurAsia East Europe 2012
When: October 9-10, 2012
Where: Istanbul, Turkey


Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be participating in the Analyst Round Table on October 3 from 9 - 9:45 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting M2M Evolution.

ITEXPO is the world's largest communications & tech event - discover more new insights, new products and networking to keep you and your company ahead of the curve. Join industry powerhouses for a week of business-building and researching today’s most powerful communications solutions. Register today.

M2M Evolution
When: October 2-5, 2012
Where: Austin, TX


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit Africa 2012.

The MVNOs Industry Summit Team are very excited to launch the newest edition of the series: MVNOs Industry Summit Africa. The event will explore the new opportunity for MVNO growth in Africa, inviting regional MVNO interests and branded resellers to present CxO case studies and bringing international MVNOs to discuss best practice strategy for this new region.

How will new MVNO/service provider and host operator partnerships work in African markets and which will be the most successful MVNO/branded reseller models? Covering issues of capacity, churn reduction, sub-segmentation, and new partnerships.

Come and enjoy the networking environment of Cape Town and explore new business opportunities at this important new event.

2012 continues our theme of supporting on site introductions, business wish lists, and industry catalyst for MVNO regional business development

This event is part of the MVNOs Industry Summit Global series covering 6 major markets (Europe, Asia, Latam, Africa, USA, Middle East).

MVNOs Industry Summit Africa 2012
When: October 3-4, 2012
Where: Capetown, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting Multimedia Home Gateways Conference.

Following on from last year’s successful debut, CSI magazine will be organising and hosting a second conference dedicated exclusively to the home gateways. This remains one of the only events in the calendar that objectively and independently analyses the value of these devices – for consumers and the industry ecosystem – and their future potential.

On the one hand, the connected home is becoming a reality, on the other, the proliferation of internet enabled devices, OTT services and cloud-based systems are putting an increasing question mark over operator controlled set-top boxes, Walled Gardens and other traditional broadcast and telco approaches. The emergence of home gateways has to be placed inside this context, which this summit will critically evaluate.

Multimedia Home Gateways Conference
When: October 4, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Music Forum West.

DMW hosts the 8th Annual Digital Music Forum West, where 300+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders gather in the heart of Hollywood to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year's event will be packed with great content, stellar people and a lot of companies that are new on the music-tech scene so come on out and join us!

Digital Music Forum West
When: October 3-4, 2012
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be presenting "Broadband Services and the OTT Video Challenge" during the 2012 USTelecom Broadband Research Summit from 1:40 - 2:10 PM ET.

This presentation examines the growth in OTT video services worldwide, its use among consumers, new players in the OTT space, and the implications for broadband service providers (BSPs). The discussion covers the catalyst for growth of OTT video among consumers, factors driving players from other industries into the space, the implications for BSPs and broadband infrastructure, and strategies being employed by BSPs and their implications.

USTelecom Broadband Research Summit
When: October 4, 2012
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is a diamond media partner for CDN World Summit.

Having grown for three years in a row, the CDN World Summit 2012 has become THE world's leading event focusing solely on enabling and assessing the strategic and technological opportunities in the Content Delivery space.

The year the event will look at monetisation strategies for telcos, discuss the pros and cons for using various CDN suppliers as opposed to one single provider for content owners, weigh up various technologies and the way they will affect future network management - intelligent routing, transparent caching, website acceleration, cloud and the CDN, mobile CDNs, network monitoring and analysis and many more.

CDN World Summit
When: October 2-4, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting GridWeek.

GridWeek is the only event with a proven history of attracting the complete diversity of Smart Grid stakeholders to explore Smart Grid’s impact on the global economy, utility infrastructure, consumers, and the environment.

GridWeek
When: October 2-4, 2012
Where: Washington, D.C


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Media Pipeline.

This one-day conference brings together digital entertainment content owners, service providers and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers. The 2012 event is October 3rd at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Digital Media Pipeline
When: October 3, 2012
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Asset Management Conference (DAM NY).

Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference in New York explores the management of digital assets, media assets, marketing resources, content & information lifecycle, and storage, security & preservation. Meet qualified buyers at two days filled with professional creatives, marketers, digital librarians, IT specialists, and executives. Take part in two days of focused sessions for professional creatives, marketers, digital librarians, IT professionals, and executives. A robust exhibition of solution providers offers the best opportunity to explore specific products and talk with industry suppliers and experts.

Digital Asset Management Conference
When: September 27-28, 2012
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting the 2012 Fiber to the Home (FTTH).

More than 2,000 people from across the fiber to the home industry gathering under one roof to learn, network and join together to create an all-fiber future!

-- 130 exhibitors displaying the latest FTTH products and fiber-driven applications.
-- Learning sessions on every aspect of FTTH technologies, deployment, network operations, business issues and case studies.
-- Keynotes and panels featuring FTTH industry trailblazers.
-- An interactive Fiber Zone.

Fiber to the Home (FTTH)
When: September 23-27, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates will be moderating the session, "My Cloud: Understanding Consumer Cloud Adoption" on Thursday, September 27 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Consumers are embracing the personal cloud to help them better manage their digital assets. This trend has significant implications for service providers as they work to ensure their network can effectively support this growing consumer movement.  A panel of industry experts will explore the growing use of the personal cloud and explain the impact on service providers, their networks, and their business models.

Parks Associates is supporting Digital Home Summit.

Right now the home is especially sweet for broadband service providers: With the advance of digital home services, it’s a potential gold mine of business opportunity and growth! Learn how to take advantage of this rapidly-evolving trend at The 2012 Digital Home Summit, September 26-27, in Dallas, TX.  Register now!

Digital Home Summit
When: September 26-27, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting the Mobile Broadband World.

Mobile Broadband has been cited as THE revenue stream that will drive operator profitability and pull the communications industry through the economic slump. Is your mobile broadband strategy ready to capitalise on this opportunity? Mobile Broadband World brings together top level decision makers involved in every step of mobile broadband deployment from network strategy to service delivery.

Mobile Broadband World
When: September 24-26, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting the EuroSummit '12.

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will be participating in the session, "TV Everywhere, Part1: The Inside story from Pay-TV" on September 20 from 10 AM - 11 AM. TV Everywhere has become a reality and a myriad of new services are being launched around the world by pay-TV, satellite, cable and IPTV providers. But what’s behind this wave of deployments? Who is being targeted – and why? Don’t miss part one of TV Everywhere, as our panel of leading pay-TV platform experts unveil the latest TVE offerings and their market objectives.

EuroSummit ’12 is a unique two-day gathering that includes informative keynotes, panels, engaging sessions, networking events, creative awards and a party. Highly interactive and fun, the conference will focus on Social TV, the Connected TV, competitive branding and customer care strategies, On Demand advertising and a host of other key topics, technologies, product trends and best practices in cable marketing.

EuroSummit '12
When: September 20-21, 2012
Where: Vienna, Austria


Parks Associates is supporting Professional LTE.

Join 500+ Critical Communications professionals in Barcelona this September to discuss how to meet the ever changing communications requirements of PMR Users. In recognition of the increasing demand for Business- and Mission- Critical Mobile Broadband Communications, we will launch a NEW conference on ‘Professional LTE’ alongside the 2nd annual PMR Summit.  The two conferences will feed into a shared exhibition, where delegates and visitors will be able to access all the latest radio solutions for Professional Users.

Professional LTE
When: September 19 – 21
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting Professional Mobile Radio Summit (PMR).

The PMR Summit is designed specifically for representatives from commercial enterprises, emergency response organisations, defence and civil contingency agencies, national and dedicated operators, government agencies, developers and manufacturers. The conference will address the questions and needs of all Professional Mobile Radio Users with specific focus on technologies including TETRA, DMR and dPMR, as well as mobile broadband solutions.

Professional Mobile Radio Summit (PMR)
When: September 19 - 21, 2012
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting 3D Entertainment Summit.

Unlike other events, the 3D Entertainment Summit is totally focused on how the 3D entertainment transformation is affecting the business of entertainment. It is the event of choice for the key players in 3D entertainment across theatrical, broadcast, television, gaming, advertising and alternate content. 

The 3D Entertainment Summit in association with Variety, co-produced by The Bob Dowling Group and Unicomm, LLC is the industry's leading business event focused on the mega-drivers of 3D Entertainment. Now in its fifth year, The 3D Entertainment Summit is uniquely positioned to bring thought leaders from around the globe to analyze where 3D has been and more importantly where it is headed.  An unfiltered "state-of-the-industry" that affords an in-depth look at how visionaries and luminaries see the future ahead in this rapidly changing marketplace.

3D Entertainment Summit
When: September 19-20, 2012
Where: Hollywood, CA


Parks Associates is supporting MultiScreen Summit (formerly LA Mobile Entertainment Summit).

For those delivering content to consumers, they need the tools and strategies to unleash the power of the multi-screen presence while ensuring a seamless experience to tell their stories. The two-day Summit will include keynotes, one-on-one interviews, panels, technology demonstrations, networking events as well as table top displays and interactive showcases to build a strategy for success.

MultiScreen Summit
When: September 19 - 20, 2012
Where: Hollywood, CA


Parks Associates is supporting NEXT TV Summit.

NextTV Summit, the keynote and panel discussion event devoted to exploring the business of Internet video, has announced an impressive slate of keynote speakers who will be appearing at The Fairmont in San Francisco, CA on September 20, 2012. Featured keynote speakers include:

• Blair M. Westlake, Microsoft Corporation
• Anthony Wood, CEO & Founder, Roku
• Michael Hopkins, President, Distribution, Fox Networks
• Alex Carloss, Head of Entertainment, YouTube/Google
• Jim Lanzone, President, CBS Interactive

NEXT TV Summit
When: September 20, 2012
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting SIMposium Asia.

The 5th Annual SIMposium Asia will be co-located with Informa Telecoms & Media’s prestigious LTE Asia event on the 18th and 19th September 2012.

Building on the success of last year’s conference which drew over 100 regional and international delegates from companies as diverse as China Mobile, United Health, Deutsche Telekom, Celcom, Baraka Telecom, Telekom Indonesia and PT Indosat, we are proud to announce the co-location of two of our renowned regional events in Singapore.

Advancing the discussion which dominated last year’s event, 2012’s agenda answers the key questions being asked by the mobile internet ecosystem in the region, particularly the leverage of NFC technology and the potential of M2M communications.

Please contact us if you are able to contribute best practice or showcase innovative solutions at the event dedicated to pinpointing the revenue and security opportunities offered by the secure element and the business models required to succeed with.

SIMposium Asia
When: September 18-19, 2012
Where: Singapore


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates is presenting during the session, "Monetizing the Smart Home" from 10:30 AM – Noon and again from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. It has been predicted that 40 billion new devices will be added to the network in the not-too-distant future. Many of these devices will be in the form of smart home appliances, home monitoring, customer premise equipment, telemedicine gadgets, surveillance and distance learning. Your customers will want/need to access these devices on your network. The question is: How do you make money on the smart and connected home? Attend this session to learn how your company can take advantage of this promising and growing telecommunications trend.

Join us in the world-class city of Baltimore for the NTCA 2012 Fall Conference. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will share the philosophies that helped him succeed. POLITICO Co-Founder and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei will give us his insider’s perspective on the upcoming presidential election. These great leaders will join industry experts to give you tools and tactics to grow your business and help you discover innovations you can use to lead your team to success.

NTCA 2012 Fall Conference
When: September 16-19, 2012
Where: Baltimore, MD


Jim O'Neill, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be participating in the IBM Twitter #cloudchat: "Enabling cloud for the home" on Thursday, September 13 from 4-5pm ET.

With the promise of a "smart home" having been anticipated since The Jetsons, will cloud computing finally be the key we need to make it a reality? If telco providers and the consumer electronics industry has its way, the advent of the smart home is finally here and in a few short years we'll all be able to synchronize, schedule and control our web enabled household appliances, entertainment, and security systems remotely via the cloud.

IBM #CloudChat:
When: September 13, 2012
Where: Vitual


Parks Associates is supporting NY Games Conference.

Network with over 400 Leaders in the Exploding Games and Connected Entertainment Industries at the one and Only Annual Games Conference in NYC! The most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry gather at NY Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. NY Games Conference – now in its 5th year – features lively debate on timely cutting-edge business topics. Executives from publishers, developers, advertising, investment firms, social networks, technology providers and content companies mingle together at this top industry event.

NY Games Conference
When: September 5-6, 2012
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Cloud Computing 2012.

CloudCon-2012 is the world's premier cloud computing event, covering technology, business models, industry experiences, legal aspects, research, development, latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. Cloud computing is attractive to business owners as it eliminates the requirement for users to plan ahead for provisioning, and allows enterprises to start from the small and increase resources only when there is a rise in service demand. We hope to build a platform for the professionals to discuss the relevant research results, development tendency and offer huge opportunities to the IT Industry.

Cloud Computing 2012
When: August 28 - 30, 2012
Where: Dalian, China


Parks Associates is supporting U-World 2012.

U-World-2012 is a dedicated event for Internet of Things and Ubiquitous Network; it will bring together business leaders, consumer advocates, policymakers and entrepreneurs to explore what opportunities and risks the Internet of Things will offer businesses and consumers, and how these will re-shape our interactions with the real and virtual worlds in the coming years. We hope to build a platform for exploring and discussing the future of IOT with existing and potential application scenarios and the dimension of new services. U-World-2012 will look at how such smart connected objects and indeed cities may evolve in the future and how application providers can provide opportunities from real-life.

U-World 2012
When: August 28 - 30, 2012
Where: Dalian, China


Parks Associates is supporting Emerging Info Tech 2012 (WCEIT- 2012).

WCEIT 2012 understands that the rapid pace of change in Information Technology has been intimidating for large and small businesses. The level of difficulty in decoding the power of technology and associated engineering may be varying for different businesses considering their experience and expertise but one cannot overrule the inherent complexity of the field.

From this perspective, WCEIT 2012 has planned to organize this International Conference with the theme “Welcome 3rd Wave Revolution of IT/ICT Industry” The conference intends to address the solution space that has been created and enriched by the research in emerging IT and associated engineering practices. The conference would provide a platform to present research papers and case studies based on the conference theme by academicians and practitioners.

The objective of this conference to bring in academicians, researchers, students, industry experts, analysts, business managers and practitioners together and review the contemporary work happening in specific disciplines of knowledge.

Emerging Info Tech 2012
When: August 28 - 30, 2012
Where: Dalian, China


Parks Associates is supporting BIT's 2nd Annual International Congress of U-Homes-2012 (U-Home 2012).

For many years researchers have been working to create a smart home. Initially researchers have focused on developing a technical infrastructure and explored issues around user input. However, more recently people have begun exploring how technical augmentation of the home can improve the quality of people’s lives. In the home of the future, Home automation technology is becoming as synonymous with sustainability as it is with convenience. Incorporating smart home technology into a new or existing structure makes it easier to reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint a home or business creates. People could enjoy save energy and green their home using home automation. The purpose of U-Homes-2012 is to provide a world-class meeting place for information exchanges and trade fair for promoting Smart home novel technologies.

BIT's 2nd Annual International Congress of U-Homes-2012 (U-Home 2012)
When: August 28 - 30, 2012
Where: Dalian, China


Tom Kerber, Parks Associates will be participating on the panel, "The Connected Home" at 8:30 AM.

Parks Associates is supporting NTEC's Entrepreneurial Opportunities Breakfast, The Connected Home.

So what is the "connected home" and why should I care?  For many of us, our first exposure to the connected home was through a smart meter roll-out by our electric utility company.   Did you know that the smart meter is only one small part of the connected home story?  GE, Samsung, and LG are providing us with smart, connected appliances; ADT is integrating their security solutions (cameras and sensors) with the connected home; your audio, video, and TV are joining in on the fun. Add your thermostat, your electric vehicle, and even your blinds and ceiling fans and you begin to get an idea of what makes up the connected home.  Now imagine controlling all of these connected products from your mobile device or laptop, from anywhere in the world.  Join us for this fascinating discussion on the opportunities and challenges of building out, connecting to, using, and servicing the technologies behind the connected home.

NTEC: The Connected Home
When: August 15, 2012
Where: Frisco, TX


Parks Associates is supporting mHealth World Congress.

Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will participating on the Keynote Panel Discussion "Consumer Trends – What Mobile Technologies will Prevail and Why?" on July 26 from 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM.

The 4th Annual mHealth World gathers national and international health care and technology executives discussing the latest applications and strategic initiatives being executed as mobile technologies transform the future delivery of health care. Over the course of two days you’ll have the opportunity to engage in keynote presentations, debates, summits, case studies and innovation trend forums to hear from healthcare providers, health plans, developers, employers manufacturers, and distributors on the opportunities and the sustainable business models being rapidly deployed that are changing access and delivery of care. mHealth World showcases the latest mobile technologies and features leading industry leaders who are the forefront of utilizing these applications.
 

4th Annual mHealth World Congress
When: July 25-27, 2012
Where: Boston, MA


Parks Associates is supporting CONVERGE 2012.

The healthcare industry is in the midst of a major structural transformation. Don’t miss your chance to connect with top executives from this new converged ecosystem to find out what matters and why. Attend CONVERGE: a one-day executive summit about innovation and convergence in healthcare. On July 10 in Philadelphia, you’ll meet with the most innovative hospital leaders and top decision makers from the medical device, pharma, health IT and investor communities. You’ll join in the debate and discussion of the leading trends driving this transformation, share best practices with those driving today’s healthcare innovations and be introduced to the most promising startups. Register today with code Parks25 to save 25%: http://medcitynews.ticketleap.com/converge/

CONVERGE
When: July 10, 2012
Where: Philadelphia, PA


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates will participate on the session, "The New Competitive Landscape: Telcos, Cable Companies and Beyond" on June 26 from 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 202.

Verizon, Comcast and other telecoms are invading the market, so what are security integration and monitoring companies to do? This seminar will highlight the strategies and motivations of the re-entrance of the cable companies and Telcos, including newer players to the industry. In this session, you'll get an insider's view into the motivations of these companies as they relate to the security industry and their bundled services strategies.

ESX is the only major, national trade event focused purely on the needs of installation, integration and monitoring companies. ESX offers business, product and market information and connections invaluable to these companies and focuses intensely on the growth and maintenance of their key asset -- Recurring Monthly Revenue or RMR.

Electronic Security Expo (ESX)
When: June 25-29, 2012
Where: Nashville, TN


Parks Associates is supporting the Mobile VAS Forum 2012.

The only event that brings together the whole VAS industry from all around South, Central America and the Caribbean
Mobile VAS Forum is the only event focused on VAS & Messaging experiences that brings together the key players of the mobile industry to discuss the most effective strategies to increase revenue for mobile operators. This summit combines educative content and real life experiences, assessing the state of the industry and identifying new areas of growth with an occasion for one to one interaction and networking. The high-level networking summit Mobile VAS Forum 2012 will discuss the critical steps to move forward industry. Its agenda is based on service deployment, mobile content, corporate applications, multimedia services, entertainment, games, mobile payments, mobile communities and marketing.
 

Mobile VAS Forum 2012
When: June 26-27, 2012
Where: Miami, FL


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Home World Summit (previously known as the Connected Home World Summit).

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates is chairing the afternoon sessions on June 19 starting at 2:20 PM.

Arthur Baanders, EU Research Representative, Parks Associates will present during Breakfast Briefing, "IP SERVICES and THE CLOUD" on June 20 from 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM.  How are IP home services introduced in Europe? Do they follow the U.S. strategy? Zigbee versus Z-wave in the US and is that the same in Europe? Which SP’s did start with pilots and what is the status of these initiatives? Can SP’s deliver these services at the same pricing levels as the SP’s in the US (Verizon, etc). How important are the roles of the TV (with its remote control) and the cloud in these services?  

The Digital Home World Summit 2012 will look at TV and media services on multiple devices inside the home and how best to connect them to access same or different content for maximized customer experience. The position of home gateways will be explored – types of devices that will offer the best location to residential gateways to manage the future digital home and technologies that will enable fastest and easiest connectivity.

Digital Home World Summit
When: June 19-20, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Global Messaging World Congress 2012.

Although often highlighted as one of the traditional revenue streams of operators which is being eroded by OTT services, SMS and other messaging platforms account for a truly phenomenal global revenue figure, over and beyond the combined music and film industries.
Messaging is truly significant still and smart devices are driving A2P and M2M messaging revenues.

Preventing spam and „through the back-door? messaging is key to retaining the value and revenue generating capacity of messaging for operators. This will be the key theme of the event – how to ensure the value and revenue of messaging, preventing costs to the operator of third-party illicit messaging traffic and monetising innovative new messaging services.

The event will be focused on global operator case studies, including from important growth markets such as India and Africa (MTN etc).
 

Global Messaging World Congress 2012
When: June 19-20, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting SIMposium Global 2012.

For over a decade the SIMalliance has been supporting the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services across the globe and it is proud to return again to Berlin to deliver the 6th Annual SIMposium Global, with Informa Telecoms & Media.

Now fully established across the wide mobile internet ecosystem as the meeting place for the broad ecosystem of application developers, global payment providers, manufacturers, end-user brands and of course, mobile network operators, the event tackles some of the biggest issues that are touching the mobile community in 2012. Keeping in line with the SIMalliance’s objectives and work, the streamed two day event addresses and offers solutions to the security, identity and mobility challenges of an increasingly converged internet.

With the NFC technology driving the mobile industry to the tipping point of contactless payment success, anticipated LTE roll out opening up new opportunities and challenges, as well as M2M communications advancing into consumer electronics, 2012 is going to see an even noisier and busier SIMposium Global.

SIMposium Global 2012
When: June 19-20, 2012
Where: London


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, is speaking on TV Everywhere at the CTAM Consortium: Advanced Cable Solutions Consortium Mid-Year Meeting from 9:30 AM - 12:50 PM.

TV Everywhere services have experienced amazing growth over the past two years, primarily in response to the rising alternatives to pay TV services. Today, over 86% of North American pay TV subscribers and over half of European pay TV subscribers are able to receive a TV Everywhere / multiscreen service from their current pay TV provider. While operators are expanding and enhancing their service offerings, many are looking beyond churn reduction to the business models that will allow TV Everywhere services to drive new revenues. This presentation will look at the market dynamics related to TV Everywhere, the growing threats and opportunities for operators, and the potential future for multiscreen services.

CTAM Consortium: Advanced Cable Solutions Consortium Mid-Year Meeting
When: June 19, 2012
Where: Philadelphia, PA


Jim O'Neill, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be participating on the webinar, "Unified Communications - Opportunities and Obstacles" at 2:00 PM ET.

Ask five Enterprise or SMB chief executives what "Unified Communications" means, and you?re likely to get five different answers. Ask the same of their IT Department heads and it?s a little simpler: Headaches.

Universally, UC increasingly is being looked at by businesses as a way to contain costs, expand reach and simplify communications?both internally and externally. But there are stumbling blocks. Interoperability, proof of ROI and a lack of understanding all are contributing to what has been fitful progress for the technology. Add to that the increasing trend of employees to want to bring their own devices (BYOD) to the workplace, and there?s an entirely new range of headaches, security concerns and software issues.

Businesses, of course, want to know that the technology they purchase will be interoperable with the technology that they already have, that their ROI is going to be real, and they want to know what, exactly, is included in today?s UC ecosystem. Increasingly, service providers are suggesting cloud options as a way to minimize CapEx. But going to the cloud introduces issues of its own, and many businesses remain skeptical that it?s a viable option.

But, with the increase in mobility that the U.S. workforce is experiencing, as telecommuting and home offices become the norm, and as companies look to reduce travel costs and minimize time lost out of pocket for employees, the time is ripe for unified communications and videoconferencing vendors.

Join FierceEnterpriseCommunications and a panel of industry experts as they look at what unified communications means today and where it?s headed.

Webinar: Unified Communications - Opportunities and Obstacles
When: June 19, 2012
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting TMT Finance & Investment Africa 2012.

This prestigious event is designed to provide a premier platform for business leaders and financial and legal professionals active in the telecom media and technology sector in Africa markets.

TMT Finance & Investment Africa 2012
When: June 7, 2012
Where: London


The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is proud to welcome CONNECTIONS™ and the Connected Home Pavilion to TIA 2012 – see Press Release.

The transition to an all-IP Network is erasing lines of distinction between wireline and wireless, cable and telco, mobile and fixed. It is also eroding the distinction between voice, video and data services.

In its place is emerging an entirely new ecosystem built around Network Innovation. No matter what the subject – M2M, Cloud, Optical Transport, Network Convergence – it is clear that innovation is the order of the day in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Whether companies are opening Innovation Centers, working as part of diverse ecosystems, or collaborating internally across vast geographic boundaries, at the heart of today’s Innovation model is The Network.

The TIA 2012 Conference and Exhibition is designed to capture this transformation on multiple levels for the global ICT industry. The event brings together leading minds in technology, in the network business model, in network innovation and a transformed customer experience.

TIA 2012
When: June 5-7, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates and Waterstone Management Group host an a special event on the emerging business models in the SMB tech services markets. The firms will discuss the migration of SMB tech services into the cloud, with case studies, research trends, and best practices in capturing these new business opportunities.

Premium, managed, and cloud-based technical services offer unique end-user propositions as value-added services. With the right market information, broadband providers and device manufacturers can create and expand new revenue streams with SMB offerings that combine their existing assets with new cloud-based solutions.
 

SMB Cloud Services: New Revenues & Opportunities
When: June 6, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Asset Management World Summit.

The Digital Asset Management World Summit has been developed in partnership and with the expertise of some of the key leaders in the digital asset management ecosystem. This is reflected not only, in the senior level speakers confirmed to speak, but also the key partnership formed with MTV.Key companies driving the change in the industry will be represented in attendance at the inaugural Digital Asset Management World Summit, including HBO, MTV, NBC Universal and the BBC.

Digital Asset Management World Summit
When: June 5-6, 2012
Where: Amsterdam


The 16th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase will be co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network on June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.

The executive research conference includes presentations from Parks Associates' leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries. CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 also features The Connected Home Pavilion, an area on the TIA exhibit floor where attendees can preview demos from operators, manufacturers, and solutions providers for the digital home.

CONNECTIONS: Digital Living Conference and Showcase (co-located with TIA 2012)
When: June 5-7, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting M2M Forum.

Exploit the Opportunities in Machine to Machine Solutions Improving Efficiency, Gaining in Productivity and Enhancing Improvement in Business M2M in Latin America seems to be a new revenue opportunity for Mobile Operators. M2M offerings in the region are growing year by year through new high speed data connection network and also due a need of a connected world.

M2M Forum
When: May 29-30, 2012
Where: São Paulo


Parks Associates is supporting MVNOs Industry Summit LatAM 2012.

MVNOs Industry Summit LatAm is one of 6 regional events from our market leading MVNOs Industry Summit Series. In 2011 MVNOs Industry Summit Latin America had a storming year on the back of industry announcements and moves towards de-regulation. Now with commercial activity taking place via Porto Seguro, Sermatel and Full Movil nearby, the event is THE meeting place to drive opportunity and kick off profitable partnerships. 

The following issues are addressed: 
- How has the MVNO market developed in Latam? 
- How will the MVNO model present sufficient value to adapt to new market conditions? 
- Which market segments should be targeted? 
- What are the opportunities for MVNOs and content owners to develop content services for target markets? 
- How will MVNEs also sub-segment to meet the needs of ever-refined MVNOS? 

This is one of the hottest regions for MVNO opportunity and expansion – come and hear from the ambitious Virgin Mobile on their plans in South America. 

MVNOs Industry Summit LATAM 2012
When: May 29-30, 2012
Where: São Paulo, Brazil


Parks Associates is supporting The Open Mobile Summit: Connecting Everything.

Parks Associates is supporting The Open Mobile Summit: Connecting Everything.
See the future of apps, connected devices and multi-screen media at mobile’s leading convergence event. Now in its 4th year The Open Mobile Summit connects the most influential in converging mobile, Internet, media and electronics to explore new business opportunities. With over 60 world leading speakers – including  YouTube, BMW, Amazon, Google, LG, Fremantle, Disney, ESPN, Zeo, Withings, Qualcomm – and over 400 VIP attendees. Act now – for intimate networking with world leaders. This event is almost sold out – register here today to secure your place (VIP code PARKS)

The Open Mobile Summit: Connecting Everything
When: May 29-30, 2012
Where: London


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates will be moderating the panel session, "Video and premium content on LTE networks" on May 23rd at 5:35 PM. This session will address: OTT video offerings – how to optimise these to fully take advantage of the potential of LTE networks; what impact will video have on mobile networks; Managing and controlling the capacity of OTT videos; and, how can operators monetize video services? Partnering with content providers to maximise revenues.

Harry Wang is also leading the Analyst Breakfast Briefing session, "Valued-added Service (VAS) for Mobile Operators: Innovations and Business Models" on May 24th. The launch of 4G/LTE networks worldwide by operators is just the first mile of a marathon. Facing competitive pressures from peers and over-the-top players, mobile operators are seeking innovations in new services targeting consumers and enterprises. LTE gives operators more flexibility but ultimately success is judged by how effectively operators can leverage an LTE network to compete and thrive for new revenue opportunities in an era when customers shift usage of fixed broadband to mobile broadband. 

Harry Wang is also chairing Track 11: Devices/Smartphone Developments on May24th from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

2012 will see up to 139 LTE networks deployed across 5 continents by operators wanting to bring superfast mobile broadband to the market. If you want to meet ALL of the major LTE operators and players from across the global that matter, this is the place to be! 2011's event in May attracted 85 of the world's top 100 operators and with 8 years of proven success in delivering operator-led LTE events, the LTE World Summit is THE place to meet all the major buyers and decision-makers underneath one roof.

LTE World Summit
When: May 23-24, 2012
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting Connectivity Week 2012.

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates is moderating on this session, "HAN Infrastructure, Wired & Wireless" on May 22 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM.

ConnectivityWeek is a content-rich conference that explores the myriad of ways information and communication technology (ICT) can be applied to manage energy and deliver efficiency on the grid and beyond the grid.

Connectivity Week 2012
When: May 22-24, 2012
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Social TV World Summit.

Social TV is growing to be a major issue in the connected entertainment industry. International broadcasters, OTT and IPTV providers are encouraging viewers to be more interactive through social media platforms. 2011 has seen the establishment of major social TV apps and software, with Consumer Electronic companies also introducing the next generation of Smart TV.

Social TV World Summit
When: May 22-23, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting IP&TV Forum Asia.

At IP&TV Forum Asia, gain unique access to a one-stop shop of IP & TV industry thought leadership and purchasing power; influence the success of new deployments across the region; drive forward your vision for higher speeds and technological efficiency; learn about IP's potential to create real financial rewards; and, accelerate services tailored specifically to the Asian market.
 

IP&TV Forum Asia
When: May 15-16, 2012
Where: Malaysia


Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband World Forum Asia 2012.

This event will include a powerful line up of 100+ speakers, 70+ Asia-Pacific operator case studies. In addition, it brings together over 2500 experts including 1000's of fixed & mobile operators from both developed and emerging markets across Asia.

Broadband World Forum Asia 2012
When: May 15-16, 2012
Where: Malaysia


Parks Associates is supporting APPNATION Mobile Summit + APPNATION TV 3.0 Summit.

APPNATION is thrilled to return to New York City with an exciting two-in-one conference event featuring the 2nd Annual APPNATION NYC Conference & Demo (all things mobile apps) combined with launch of our inaugural APPNATION TV 3.0 Summit, an timely new conference exploring all things connected TVs, TV apps, Over-The-Top (OTT) applications, and Social TV.

APPNATION Mobile Summit + APPNATION TV 3.0 Summit
When: May 15-16, 2012
Where: New York City, NY


Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is participating on the Webinar: The newsmakers of CTIA Wireless 2012 hosted by FierceWireless on May 15th at 1 PM Central.

What were the key trends coming out of CTIA Wireless 2012, the largest wireless trade show in North America? This webinar will take a look at the companies that made headlines at CTIA and those that didn’t. What products created a buzz on the show floor? Hear about the latest developments in the U.S. wireless industry from our panel of experts.

Webinar: The newsmakers of CTIA Wireless 2012
When: May 15, 2012
Where: Virtual


Parks Associates is supporting Mobile Gaming USA.

Pietro Macchiarella, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will moderate the panel discussion, "Taking the Free out of Freemium” on May 10th.

Content is king at Mobile Gaming USA. We pride ourselves on providing you with conference sessions featuring the most relevant topics in mobile gaming, with presentations, panels and debates given only by speakers with upper management level titles from the most innovative companies in the industry.

Mobile Gaming USA
When: May 9-10, 2012
Where: San Francisco, CA


Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Mobile Health - The Carrier Perspective" on May 8 from 3:00 - 4:15 PM in Room 352.

CTIA is All Things Mobile. International CTIA WIRELESS® is even better positioned to meet the needs of the global wireless marketplace. This bold move is more than a change of dates. It is the best opportunity to create a more personalized, powerful experience at the one place for carrier services, enterprise, communications, apps, content and social networking.

CTIA Wireless
When: May 8-10, 2012
Where: New Orleans, LA


Parks Associates is supporting SIMposium USA 2012.

We are delighted to announce the launch of the SIMalliance’s dedicated event addressing the vital role of the secure element in the delivery of mobile applications and services. Take advantage of this pre-conference day at CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans, USA on the 7th May 2012.

Renowned in both Europe and Asia for successfully bringing together representatives from a broad ecosystem of mobile carriers, application developers, global payment providers, manufacturers, vertical end-users, OTT players and security solution providers, the SIMposium event series will now address the key security and identity issues of mobile service provision specific to the USA.

The new event builds on an established history in delivering relevant content and lively discussion around the world, offering a full agenda comprised of use cases in vertical markets, evolving business strategies and technical developments.

Join us in New Orleans and tackle the complex Security, Identity and Mobility challenges of communications convergence.

SIMposium USA 2012
When: May 7, 2012
Where: New Orleans, LA


Parks Associates is supporting TMT Finance & Investment Middle East 2012.

The telecoms sector is entering a new period of transition. Mergers and acquisitions are on the increase and the new generation of global leaders will emerge from the next wave of global consolidation. Operators from across the globe have different approaches to consolidation and growth. This year’s forum will bring together leadership from across international markets to discuss the latest strategies from a global context. The leading regional investment bankers, advisers and financiers will also feature in sessions on M&A, Financing, Investment Strategies and Thought Leadership.

TMT Finance & Investment Middle East 2012
When: May 2-3, 2012
Where: Dubai


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates will moderate the panel session, "Tablets and SmartPhones - The Immersive or Location-Based Commerce, Games or Communication Experience" on May 3rd from 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM.

Digital Hollywood is the premier entertainment and technology conference in the country. 

Digital Hollywood Spring 2012
When: April 30 - May 3rd, 2012
Where: Marina del Rey, California


Parks Associates is supporting ATA 2012.

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates will moderate the panel session,"MarketWatch: Telemedicine Industry Trends" on Monday, April 30, from 4:15-5:15 PM.

The ATA Annual Meeting is the largest telehealth event of the year, with over 450 peer reviewed presentations and the world’s largest tradeshow focusing exclusively on telemedicine and mHealth technologies.  Join 4000 telemedicine professionals and discover the technologies that are revolutionizing healthcare.  The 2012 meeting focuses on the business of telemedicine, model programs and best practices, innovative technological applications and the latest scientific research findings. For full program information, visit http://www.ata2012.com.

ATA 2012: 17th Annual International Meeting and Expo of the American Telemedicine Association
When: April 29 - May 1, 2012
Where: San Jose, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the MVNOs Industry Summit Barcelona 2012.

It's the 11th annual MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona - kicking off the next ten years in MVNO Business!

Expect: 
-- 70+ International Case Studies - Covering Every MVNO Growth Opportunity by Sector, Strategy, and Region! 
-- 65% new SPEAKERS!
-- Over 300 attendees, 2/3rds MVNOs and MNOs, 33% C-Level Executives, 50 country delegations
-- MTV Networks Sponsored MVNO VIP Beach Party
-- New 3 day agenda – with networking focused 3rd day, covering retail and brand MVNOs, plus WIFI, cloud and roaming enablement
-- Second Annual MVNO Challenge
-- 2 workshops dedicated to negotiating an MVNO contract and adding DATA to your MVNO

This is THE must-attend event for anyone working in the MVNO business. Following a fast growth year in 2011, the series has expanded into 6 major territories (Asia, EU, Africa, USA, Middle East and LATAM). The Barcelona event continues to be our flagship event. With Google, Motorola, Lightsquared and Dish announcements coming thick and fast, this is sure to be a thrilling year for anyone working in the wholesale and MVNO markets.

MVNOs Industry Summit Barcelona 2012
When: April 24-25, 2012
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband Communities Summit.

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates is moderating the session, “Smart Grids and the Business Case for Fiber” on April 24 at 10:20 AM. 

The Broadband Properties Summit is the leading venue for information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. With a focus on residential properties, developments and municipalities, the Summit has become a must-attend event for network builders and large-scale and wholesale buyers and users of broadband technologies, equipment, and services.

Broadband Communities Summit
When: April 23 - 26, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting the 3rd Annual Telecom Cloud Services Summit.

Telecom Cloud Services Summit 2012 is the world’s leading event exploring Cloud Computing from a telecom operator perspective. Our internationally acclaimed agenda follows the steps of operators trying to become full-fledged Cloud service providers while also delivering solutions on overcoming related challenges, from regulation to infrastructure.

Last year’s Summit gathered more than 150 industry experts from around the world with a record 63% operator attendance! Now in its 3rd year, the Summit is the established meeting place for the who’s who in Telecom Cloud computing.

The Summit will feature practical operator case studies, expert presentations, training masterclasses and informal brainstorming sessions that will enable delegates to find answers to their most pressing Cloud questions while enjoying an interactive, fun atmosphere.

Telecom Cloud Services Summit
When: April 23-25, 2012
Where: Berlin


Parks Associates is supporting the Connected Home Global Summit & Awards 2012.

Identify the right content and services to monetise the Connected Home! Now in its 4th Edition, Avren Events' must attend Connected Home Global Summit & Awards invites over 150 top level executives from some of the world's most influential stakeholders to join the debate on the future of Connected Home services. Register now and hear ground-breaking case studies and exclusive insights from the likes of Vodafone, British Gas, Orange, Deutsche Telecom, BT, Sony Ericsson, BBC, TiVo, Yahoo!, Everything Everywhere and many more!

For more information, and to register to attend visit: www.avrenevents.com/chgspass

Connected Home Global Summit & Awards 2012
When: April 24-25, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting the Telecom CEM World Congress .

The growing trend of consumers to base their choice of operators, services and products on the customer experience they receive, means that operators need to carefully examine and optimise their Customer Experience strategy to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Providing a seamless and sustainable customer experience in today’s experience-driven market is no longer an optional extra, but a requirement for any operator wanting to effectively compete and differentiate themselves.

So what makes for an exceptional customer experience? What are the organisational, technical and mindset prerequisites for making it a reality? And how do you sustain it? IIR’s Telecoms Customer Experience World will examine these questions and many more. The conference presents a unique opportunity for discussing the best practices in optimising your customer experience management with a special emphasis on leveraging social media/networks for this purpose.

In keeping up with our tradition of highly interactive conferences, innovative masterclasses, brainstorming workshops and roundtable sessions will examine ways for maximising customer retention and increasing profitability through data gathering, customer segmentation and the development of bespoke marketing and loyalty programmes.

Telecom Customer Experience Management World Congress
When: April 17-19, 2012
Where: Berlin


Parks Associates is supporting DEMO Spring 2012.

DEMO is the launchpad for emerging technology and trends. A hand-selected group of new products are introduced to global press; investors; corporate acquirers and IT buyers. Companies like: VMware, Palm, Skype, Google, EA, Microsoft, IBM, Nokia and Citrix are some of the companies over the past 20 years who have launched new products at DEMO. You're invited to come and experience the future of innovation, find quality dealflow and network with people from around the world who are likely to change the face of technology in the years to come. We look forward to having you join us at DEMO!
 

DEMO Spring 2012
When: April 17-19, 2012
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Latin America.

2012 will be a crucial year to put your business at the forefront of LTE developments in Latin America. Our meticulously researched and heavy-weight agenda attracts ALL the Latin American operators and delivers you a premium platform to position yourself as a market leader and enjoy first-hand access to the region’s LTE decision-makers.

LTE Latin America
When: April 17-18, 2012
Where: Rio de Janeiro


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates will be presenting during the session, "Race to the Smart Home" on April 2nd at 3:15 PM.  April AentThe race is on. One of the top trends in consumer technology is the smart home. The operators that own the smart home will do well. How can you position your company to be the lead technology provider? Learn the services and solutions supported by the latest approaches and technologies including telemedicine, virtual office, home monitoring, cloud computing and security/surveillance services.

Telecom Executive Forum (TEF) hosted by NTCA brings together telco executives from across the nation to participate in face-to-face dialogue and share experiences, success stories and strategies implemented to overcome today’s challenges.  

Telecom Executive Forum
When: April 1-3, 2012
Where: Boca Raton, Florida


Parks Associates is supporting Broadband World Forum MEA.

Broadband MEA held from the 25 – 27 March 2012 is the region’s premier broadband event attracting 1,000 decision makers from across The Middle East and Africa. Now in its 4th year, the event is the only place to meet the entire industry under 1 roof.

The 3 day comprehensive programme including the BRAND NEW Rural Broadband Summit brings together 70+ speakers including 40+ operator case studies to address the current issues surrounding broadband.

Broadband World Forum MEA
When: March 25-27, 2012
Where: Dubai


Parks Associates is supporting IP&TV World Forum.

Download the Parks Associates Media Sheet for IP&TV World Forum.

Arthur Baanders, European Research Associate, Parks Associates is hosting the Breakfast Briefing: OTT Business Models: Monetization of internet Video on March 20 at 8:15 GMT. 

Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates will be chairing Track 4, "Network And Architectures For TV: Optimising Networks for Hybrid, Cable & OTT" on March 20 from 12:00-18:30 GMT.
 
Jason Paris, Director, Business Development, Parks Associates, and Arthur Baanders are chairing Track 3, "Managing The New User Experience: Digital Home" on March 22 from 11:30-17:30 GMT.

Meet the decision makers from around the world all under one roof: the most sought after keynote speakers attract specific, targeted and high quality delegates to your stand. Your chance to meet the industry's leaders face to face. Capitalise on established networking platforms: the IPTV World Series has a fantastic heritage with strong contacts in the industry and access to high quality content knowledge. Be part of the world's largest and most established IPTV exhibition: putting you in touch with global press coverage and benefiting from our extensive promotional campaign. Break into or increase your business in a growing market: meet all your potential.

IP&TV World Forum
When: March 20-22, 2012
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting NFC Ticketing Europe 2012.

NFC Ticketing Europe 2012 is Europe’s first conference to address the challenges and needs of the NFC ticketing industry. The conference has been created to arm you with everything you need to build those critical relationships with the companies that matter to your business and accelerate the commercial deployment of NFC ticketing.

NFC is set to take mobile ticketing to the next level. Reducing the steps taken to receive and redeem mobile tickets will do wonders in advancing the technology. Transport ticketing is just the beginning. With successful trials in airports and cinemas across Europe, the potential for NFC ticketing really is phenomenal. NFC mobile ticketing has also proved popular with customers. According to a survey undertaken by Gemalto, which has been involved in about 25 pilot projects worldwide, 90% of users love its ease of use and convenience. In an industry that is poised for significant growth there’s only one place that will bring together the whole industry for the first time – NFC Ticketing Europe 2012.

NFC Ticketing Europe 2012
When: March 20-21, 2012
Where: London


Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Consumer & CE Drivers for the Move toward Multi-Screen" from 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM.

Irdeto invites you to attend its first annual Strategy Summit, exclusively focused on addressing the opportunities and challenges of operators adopting a multi-screen strategy. This free Summit includes presentations by leading OTT experts from ITV, Microsoft, Parks Associates, Nextreaming, Accedo, and Irdeto.

OTT Strategy Summit (co-located with IP & TV World Forum)
When: March 21, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting IP&TV Industry Awards.

The IP&TV Industry Awards Gala Evening programme has two main objectives:

-- To recognise, reward and celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the IP&TV industry

-- To ensure that the hard work, dedication and excellence exhibited by those working in the sector are recognised by service providers and industry standards bodies from around the globe.

This high level gathering of the crème of the industry is an ideal place for you to host clients, reinforce your thought leadership, and highlight the respect of your peers.

IP&TV Industry Awards
When: March 21, 2012
Where: London, UK


Parks Associates is supporting the TMT M&A Forum 2012.

Join the leading mergers and acquisition executives and advisers in London on March 14, to assess the next wave of transactions that will shape telecoms, media and technology sectors globally.Deal activity is increasing driven by economic uncertainty, convergence and consolidation across international markets. Telcos in Europe and other mature markets must merge to survive while emerging market activity continues apace. New technology, business models and revenue streams are driving a new wave of investment from new entrants. This unique knowledge sharing platform and networking event will highlight opportunities and scenarios for 2012 and beyond.

TMT M&A Forum 2012
When: March 14, 2012
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Cable Congress.

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates will moderate the panel session, "More Cable Services, Simply & Digitally Integrated" on March 8th at 12:15 PM. 

Cable Congress is recognised as the leading event dedicated to the cable and media industries in Europe. In 2011, the conference attracted over 750 senior level executives from across the market. With more than 80 visionary speakers coming from Europe, the US and Asia, Cable Congress provides insights on the latest developments in the fields of strategy, investments, technology, marketing, content and regulation. The event facilitates the exchange of information and best practices for all major players in the cable industry. Join current and future industry leaders and network with your peers at the famous Cable Congress Gala Party. For more information or to register, visit www.cablecongress.com.

Cable Congress
When: March 7-9, 2012
Where: Brussels, Belgium


Pietro Macchiarella, Research Analyst, Parks Associates is attending the GDC 2012. If you are interested in meeting with him at the event, please click here.

Welcome to the 26th iteration of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world's largest professionals-only game industry event. From March 5-9, 2012, GDC serves as the headquarters for learning, networking and inspiration for the digital games industry.

GDC
When: March 5-9, 2012
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting GSMA Mobile World Congress.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the place for mobile leaders to gather, collaborate and conduct business.

The Congress provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal-making. It includes a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes and action-provoking panel discussions; an exhibition with more than 1,400 companies displaying the cutting-edge products and technologies that define the future of mobile; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony recognising the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world.

In 2011, GSMA Mobile World Congress hosted 60,000 mobile professionals from 200 countries. More than 58% of these were C-Level executives, and 10,000 of them were mobile developers as part of App Planet, the Centre of the Apps Universe. Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next.

Make your plans now to attend GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012, where we are Redefining Mobile! Visit www.mobileworldcongress.com or contact @MobileWorldLive

GSMA Mobile World Congress
When: February 27 - March 1, 2012
Where: Barcelona


Parks Associates is supporting CDN Asia.

Now in its third year, the market leading CDN World Summit has secured itself as THE world-leading CDN meeting place worldwide. The Summit provides a forum that is pivotal for network operators looking to break into the content delivery business network and delivers an essential insight for all with a stake in the future of the Net.

In this special partner event tailored directly to the Asian markets, CDN Asia tackles the topic of CDN development and expansion across Asia, featuring expert knowledge and insights from a stellar speaker list of top executives from leading operators and content providers across the continent.

CDN Asia
When: February 7-8, 2012
Where: Hong Kong


Parks Associates is supporting the 4th Annual Game::Business::Law Summit.

Pietro Macchiarella, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be presenting during the session, "Paying and Playing" from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. In 2010, digitally distributed games made up a quarter of revenue in the video game market according to the NPD Group. Google+ Games integrated Google In-App Payments and American Express recently acquired a virtual currency monetization platform specifically for games. The way people pay and play is changing and setting new precedence in the legal arena. How does this impact the industry now, what are the legal implications and what is on the horizon? The round table discussion will answer such questions and more.

Game::Business::Law brings together cutting edge visionaries and thought leaders in the video game and legal fields for real, in-depth conversations on current and emerging business issues. Hosted by The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University, SMU’s Dedman School of Law and The Center for American and International Law, Game::Business::Law brings top game industry leaders, developers, publishers, lawyers and members of the venture capital and financial sectors from around the world to discuss evolving trends in the digital games marketplace. For registration information, please click here

Game::Business::Law Summit
When: January 25-26, 2012
Where: Dallas, TX


Jennifer Kent , Research Analyst, Parks Associates will present on "Consumers and Their Mobile Devices: Data and Trends" on Wednesday, January 25th at 4 PM Eastern.

Mobile devices with anytime anywhere connectivity and powerful computing capabilities are increasingly reaching mainstream consumers. Smartphones and tablets are disrupting nearly every consumer-facing industry, including mature industries such as the pay-TV and video distribution, book and newsstand publishing and financial payments spaces. In this one hour webinar presentation, research analyst Jennifer Kent of Parks Associates will share recent consumer data on mobile devices and application trends. To register for this event, click here. Use the promotional code 'webinar-100' to join for FREE.

NARM's Online Seminar Series: Consumers and Their Mobile Devices: Data and Trends
When: January 25, 2012
Where: Online


Parks Associates is supporting GridWeek Asia.

An extension of the annual GridWeek conference held in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., the inaugural GridWeek Asia is positioned to be the most influential gathering of Smart Grid players in Asia -- a rapidly growing Smart Grid market expected to reach $22.2 billion by 2020. Focused on regional infrastructure opportunities, the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) is keen to foster strategic partnerships among U.S., Indian, and Asian companies to begin developing solutions to the region’s most pressing energy challenges. Organized by Clasma Events and IEEMA, GridWeek Asia will connect the Smart Grid movers and shakers in Asian markets with leaders from U.S. utilities, standards bodies, technology companies, and government entities.

GridWeek Asia
When: January 16-18, 2012
Where: Mumbai, India


Parks Associates is supporting Storage Visions 2012.

Storage Visions explores the convergent needs of digital storage to support cloud content distribution and sharing, user generated content capture and use and professional media and entertainment applications.

The 2012 Storage Visions Conference continues its focus on future storage visions. In 2012 we focus our attention upon the debate between local storage and on-line or cloud storage, especially in an age of increasing high resolution content. This leads to our theme of: Heavy Storage for Thin Clients. With ever higher resolution and even stereoscopic content being created commercially as well as by consumers we ask where this content will be stored and who has responsibility for organizing it and protecting it.

Storage Visions 2012
When: January 8-9, 2012
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting 2012 International CES.

The International CES sets the pace for the consumer electronics (CE) industry and for the future of your company. In just four days you can build your brand, boost your business and connect with more C-level decision makers than anywhere else. Whether you’re talking about content, technology, exposure or just
pure opportunity, there simply is no substitute for the International CES.

CES is marketing on a grand scale. Connect with buyers, distributors and retailers from Fortune 100 companies, start-ups and every enterprise in between. More than a show, CES is a singular marketing strategy that yields multiple rewards. If you want to network, launch, compete, impact, announce and sell all in one place, you belong here.

2012 International CES
When: January 10-13, 2012
Where: Las Vegas, NV


Parks Associates is supporting Grid-Interop.

Grid-Interop is organized in partnership with the GridWise Architecture Council and Smart Gird Interoperability Panel (SGIP) to help lay the foundation for Smart Grid interoperability by advancing standards, architecture, and community. Grid-Interop provides the forum for technical, regulatory, and policy stakeholders to set strategic technology direction for Smart Grid and define the standards guidelines that will enable the rapid advancement of a smarter electrical infrastructure.

Attracting more than 1,000 participants, Grid-Interop is the annual event where industry experts, stakeholders, and policy makers discuss, debate, and determine the best path forward for development of interoperable components of a Smart Grid.

Grid-Interop
When: December 5-8, 2011
Where: Phoenix, AZ


Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV Summit 2011.

The Digital TV Summit is the only event to exclusively bring together the global business leaders across cable, satellite, IPTV, DTT, mobile and online sectors. Now in its seventh year, we are still extremely passionate about this fast-moving sector. Despite the poor economic climate there are still plenty of media mergers and acquisitions – discover with us why the media sector is bucking the trend.

Digital TV Summit is THE Senior Decision Makers Event. You are guaranteed to network face-to-face with over 44% C and Board level participation, over 70% Director and above level participation from 55% channel, content owner and platform operators.

In addition to cap the end of the first day, Digital TV Summit presents the announcement of this year nominations for the Annual Euro50 Awards; a truly memorable and exclusive evening of drinks and excellent networking amongst the pioneers of digital broadcasting.

For more information please visit the website, www.digitaltvsummit.com.
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Digital TV Summit 2011
When: December 6-7, 2011
Where: London


Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be participating during the Poster Presentations at the mHealth Summit on December 5th from 4:15 PM -7:00 PM and December 6th from 3:30PM - 7:00 PM.

The largest event of its kind, the 3rd annual mHealth Summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad.

mHealth Summit
When: December 5-6, 2011
Where: National Harbor, Washington D.C.


Parks Associates is supporting Femtocells Americas 2011.

The latest small cell trends, innovations, deployment news and technical developments – The must-attend event for femtocell professionals in the Americas.

Femtocells Americas 2011, part of our very popular Femtocells World Series, is run in exclusive partnership with the Femto Forum and is the only femtocell focused event in the Americas. With over 200 attendees expected at the 2011 summit, the conference and exhibition provides the only opportunity for the entire ecosystem to take the pulse of the 'femtocell' and small cell invasion, identify and take advantage of emerging opportunities in the Americas.

Femtocells Americas 2011
When: December 5-6, 2011
Where: San Diego, CA


Parks Associates is supporting APPNATION III.

Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be presenting during the session, "APPNATION Consumer Insights Series: Fresh Data and Insights about the APP Consumer" on December 1st at 2:25 PM.

APPNATION is the first conference to focus entirely on the business of apps and their transformative impact on consumers and enterprise technology, devices, commerce, media and social interaction. Register today and be part of the excitement.

Be part of two exciting days where the world’s leading app visionaries and emerging players join together to discuss, debate and define this rapidly growing market. Save 30% off registration when you use the code “PARKS”

APPNATION III Conference
When: November 30 - December 1, 2011
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Apps World Europe.

Apps World, a two-day event taking place on the 29-30 Nov 2011, Olympia, London, has been designed to create a unique platform to bring together the next generation of this rapidly developing sector. An event for App Developers, Network Operators, OS Vendors, Brand & Marketing Managers and Technology providers; looking to connect, build partnerships and network whilst becoming educated and inspired by the latest developments within this exciting industry. From the App store to niche broadcast orientated Apps available for the TV platform, Apps World will reveal all aspects of Apps from development to implementation, making this a must attend event not only for developers, networks and operators but also for brand and marketing managers looking to stay ahead of the game, and discovering how to implement Apps campaigns within their marketing strategies.

Apps World Europe
When: November 29-30, 2011
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Future of Television East.

Join Television Advertising and Digital Media Industry Leaders for this prestigious event. They're shaking things up with a new speaker line-up and 5-series format focused on the Future of Television Content, Distribution, Advertising, Out-of-Home and The Buzz.

Future of Television East
When: November 18, 2011
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting OTTtv World Summit.

Building on the success of the 2010 Summit, the OTTtv World Summit 2011 will grow further and look into the future of TV delivery as well as the positioning of OTTtv to help monetise the “premium TV models”.

This Summit is the only dedicated event addressing the strategic opportunities in the OTT space in the world where you can hear from directors of projects and first hand testimonials about the mounting success of OTT platforms and strategies to penetrate pay TV markets.

OTTtv World Summit
When: November 15-17, 2011
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting AfricaCast 2011.

AfricaCast is a new event organised jointly by Informa’s Com World Series and IP&TV World Series to address the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s broadcasting market. The two day summit will bring decision makers from the entire value chain, including broadcasters, satellite providers, cable companies, regulators, content providers & producers, and production facilities.

AfricaCast
When: November 9-10, 2011
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Parks Associates is supporting LTE North America.

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is chairing Track C on the ‘LTE Device Ecosystem & Subscriber Management’ on Tuesday, November 8th.

Harry Wang is also hosting an Analyst Breakfast Briefing session on Wednesday, November 9th, featuring the topic "Over-the-Top Threats and Carriers’ Strategy for ARPU Growth" on Tuesday, November 8 from 8:00-8:45 AM.

LTE North America, the region’s meeting place for LTE, is taking place from the 8 – 9 November 2011 in Dallas, and is bigger and better than ever before, presenting you with a unique opportunity to learn from 150+ speakers at THE LTE event of the year!

LTE North America looks set to be a sell out! With an incredible conference agenda, 150+ expert speakers, 1000+ high level attendees and 100+ exhibitors, meeting rooms and hospitality suites, can you afford not to be in Dallas this coming November? If you can only make one LTE event in 2011... make it this one! Ensure you claim your FREE carrier pass! For more information please visit http://americas.lteconference.com/. Don’t forget to quote your exclusive VIP Code when booking: LTENA/PA01.

LTE North America
When:  November 8-9, 2011
Where: Dallas, TX


Parks Associates is supporting Future of Film.

Produced by Digital Media Wire and Variety, this high level event will be held at the prestigious The London West Hollywood, brings together an exclusive group of industry thought-leaders to discuss the current state of the industry, and how film and transmedia deals will be struck in the coming years. This is a unique opportunity for creatives, producers, buyers and film financiers to hear about and discuss current issues relevant to the film industry from top studio executives as well as independents.

Future of Film
When: November 8, 2011
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the ITSF 2011 - Time & Sync in Telecoms.

If quality of services, deployment challenges and timing itself in tomorrows telecom networks are important to you, you need to be at ITSF 2011 in Edinburgh.

Topics addressed at the event include:

•  An overview of the different synchronization technologies and challenges to obtain accurate Frequency, Phase and Time in Telecom Networks
•  The migration from TDM to Packet networks & impacts on the related sync requirements
•  Operational issues & network management to ensure ongoing service dependability
•  Operators' perspective – Requirements, Architecture & Engineering, Monitoring
•  Metrics and Performance Measurement of Timing over Packet Technologies
•  Standards Existing & Work in Progress

ITSF 2011 - Time & Sync in Telecoms
When: November 1-3, 2011
Where: Edinburgh, UK


Parks Associates is supporting Open Mobile Summit: San Francisco.

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Taking the connected home to market" on November 2nd from 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM.

After the amazing success of last year’s event, the 4th annual Open Mobile Summit 2011 is set to be the single most significant event in converging mobile, Internet, media and electronics this year.

Two days of thought-leading conference discussions shine a light on the new profit opportunities in this fast moving market.

Open Mobile Summit: San Francisco
When: November 2-4, 2011
Where: San Francisco, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the IP&TV Forum Middle East and North Africa 2011.

By attending the show you will not only learn about the latest developments in the TV industry, but also have the opportunity to make deals face to face, do business, partner and network with senior decision makers from regional and international operators, satellite providers, cable providers, content aggregators and broadcasters.

IP&TV Forum Middle East and North Africa
When: November 1-2, 2011
Where: Dubai


Parks Associates is supporting CSI Magazine Conference 2011: Multimedia Home Gateways.

Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates is speaking on the panel, Business Drivers from 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM.

Brett Sappington is also moderating the session, Smart Home from 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM.

Join CSI's one-day summit, 'Multimedia Home Gateways 2011’, your opportunity to learn all there is to know about Multimedia Home Gateways, in one place. The only event of its kind in the UK, the day will objectively analyse what the gateway entails, the current state of the market and future potential. The day features 20+ expert speakers, 5 interactive discussions, industry case studies, future trend predictions, technology updates, networking opportunities and much more. To book your place or find out more, visit www.csimagazine.com/multimedia_summit2011

CSI Magazine Conference 2011: Multimedia Home Gateways
When: November 3, 2011
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Social Media World Forum North America.

Social Media World Forum North America is continuing to evolve with our aim to deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receives the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced panel discussion formats, tweet up panels, on stage interviews, open 'Q&A' portions, audience sourcing debates and break-out group discussions allowing for you to explore in-depth the key social media platforms, and how they can enhance your marketing.

Social Media World Forum North America
When: November 1-2, 2011
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting Apps World North America.

Apps World North America 2011 will delve into these topics and more as we bring together many of the region’s top app Developers, Network Operators, OS Vendors, Brand & Marketing Managers and Technology Providers; looking to connect, build partnerships and network whilst becoming educated and inspired by the latest developments within this exciting industry.

Apps World North America
When: November 1-2, 2011
Where: New York, NY


Parks Associates is supporting CariCam Wireless.

CariCam Wireless is the leading event on the Caribbean and Central American regions to discuss business models and strategies to increase revenue on a competitive landscape and to follow the status of the telecommunications industry. The opportunities to exchange experiences and network are endless and for this year’s commemorative 10th edition there will be a brand new co-allocated session: Mobile Network Evolution, which will discuss more in depth this that is one of the hottest topic in telecoms not only in the region but around the world.

CariCam Wireless
When: October 31 - November 1, 2011
Where: Trinidad and Tobago


Parks Associates is supporting CDN World Summit 2011.

Arthur Baanders, European Research Representative for Parks Associates will be participating on Analyst Briefing on Thursday, October 27th at 8:00 AM. The session, "CDN Revenue Forecast in an Increasingly Competitive Market and Examining the Business Case for Operating CDN as a Loss Leader Giving Route to Market for More Profitable VAS" includes forecasting revenue growth over the next 5 years taking into account growth in traffic and competition; examining the impact of the growing tendency of content providers to employing multiple CDN providers for different services; and, examining the opportunity of offering VAS to broadcasters and studios. 

Now in its third year, the market leading CDN World Summit has secured itself as THE world leading CDN Summit. In 2010, the Summit provided a forum that was pivotal for network operators looking to break into the content delivery network business. This year, the CDN World Summit promises to be the largest and most comprehensive CDN event ever. We are delighted to announce our partnership with BT Wholesale as the host operator and those already confirmed to the stellar line up which will include over 80 speakers.

CDN World Summit 2011
When: October 26-28, 2011
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting TelcoTV 2011.

At TelcoTV, visit Parks Associates at Booth #142.

Brett Sappington of Parks Associates is speaking on the session "Going Hybrid: Merging OTT with TV Everywhere and Licensed Content" on October 25 at 1:45 P.M.

TelcoTV is the only major North American event designed to help telecom service providers explore all their options while remaining focused on the bottom line.

TelcoTV 2011
When: October 25-27, 2011
Where: New Orleans, LA


Parks Associates is supporting 4G World as a key research sponsor.

4G World 2011 is the must-attend event of 2011 – the place to gain access to the who’s who of the mobile Internet ecosystem, from industry thought leaders and operators to applications developers, press and analysts. 4G World’s unique program attracts more than 10,000 high-level attendees, over 50 percent of whom are executives and senior leaders. This is the perfect venue to learn what’s new in the industry, meet with clients and partners, and expand your business reach through a wide variety of focused and intimate networking opportunities.

4G World
When: October 24-27, 2011
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is a research partner for the Cloud Services Summit.

Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates, is participating on the panel, “Cloud Applications: What’s the Opportunity.”

By leveraging the cloud opportunity, service providers can add tremendous value over and above pure connectivity. In so doing, they escape the trap of just providing a ‘dump pipe’ and greatly expand the monetization opportunity for their broadband network. Attend the Cloud Services Summit to better identify how your company can best maximize the cloud services opportunity.

Cloud Services Summit
When: October 25, 2011
Where: New Orleans, LA


Parks Associates is supporting the Digital Hollywood Fall.

Digital Hollywood is the premier entertainment and technology conference in the country. At Digital Hollywood, visit the Parks Associates table.

Digital Hollywood Fall
When: October 17-20, 2011
Where: Marina del Rey, CA


Parks Associates is a Media Partner of The IP Cable World Summit: Combining the Bandwidth of Cable with the Flexibility of IP.

Parks Associates is hosting the workshop "IP Connectivity in the Home" on October 17.

John Barrett, Director of Research, Parks Associates is chairing the event on October 19. John Barrett is also speaking on the panel discussion "Multi-screen And The Connected Home: How Can Operators Provide Scalable, Customer Centric And Profitable Offerings?" at 9:50 AM.  View Agenda.

The IP Cable World Summit will bring together all of the top Global Cable Operators to discuss future challenges, business models and migration options for moving to IP.

The IP Cable World Summit: Combining the Bandwidth of Cable with the Flexibility of IP
When: October 18-19, 2011
Where: London


Parks Associates is supporting Connected Home Americas 2011.

Connected Home Americas 2011 offers a fresh, new approach for Connected Home events.

This must-attend event explores how the industry can launch, monetize and drive mass market penetration of Connected Home services such as:

Multiscreen Entertainment and TV Everywhere
Home Control and Energy Management
Security and Monitoring

Register now and hear ground-breaking case studies and lessons learned from the likes of Comcast, AT&T, DIRECTV, Charter Communications, BT, Telefonica, BestBuy, Suddenlink Communications, ADT, Ingersoll Rand, Shaw Communications, Verizon Wireless and more!

For more information, and to register to attend visit: www.avrenevents.com/pacha

Connected Home Americas 2011
When: October 18-19, 2011
Where: Atlanta, GA


Parks Associates is supporting IP&TV Forum Eastern Europe & EurAsia 2011.

Following the success of the IP&TV Forum Eastern Europe & EurAsia in 2010, the fifth annual show will go back to Istanbul to explore the next stage of development with multiplatform services in Turkey as one the highest growth markets in the region. It will look at IP platform potential in all south-eastern European countries like Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Moldova, Armenia and other untapped markets. Russian buoyant TV markets will also be discussed as well as strategies to succeed in this fast developing industry.

IP&TV Forum Eastern Europe & EurAsia
When: October 11-12, 2011
Where: Istanbul, Turkey


Stuart Sikes, President of Parks Associates, is a keynote speaker at IPSO Alliance Press Conference and Reception.

IPSO Alliance, the primary advocate for the use of IP in Smart Objects, is hosting a press conference and reception featuring industry luminaries and demos of the latest advancements in Smart Energy, Smart Grid, Security and M2M technology. The event precedes the IPSO Fall 2011 member meeting hosted by Google, where Commissioner Timothy Alan Simon of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will address the membership on opportunities for emerging and established companies in the global Smart Objects marketplace.

IPSO Alliance Press Conference and Reception
When: Wednesday, October 12
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Music Forum West.

We are the only event in the United States that brings together the top music, technology and policy leaders for high-level discussions and debate, intimate meetings and unrivaled networking about the future of digital music. Digital Music Forum is known worldwide for the news that is made in our auditorium, the deals that get done in our hallways, and the friendships and partnerships that are forged year after year. Why wait by the sidelines, when you can join the event that is helping to drive the industry's future!

Digital Music Forum West
When: October 6-7, 2011
Where: Los Angeles, CA


Parks Associates is supporting the 2011 FTTH Conference and Expo.

As North America emerges from recession – and consumers, businesses and their communities look ahead to building their economic future – it is clear that only all-fiber networks are capable of supporting the growth and development that is needed to stay competitive for the rest of the decade and beyond. With emerging services and applications driving an ever-increasing “need for speed,” fiber will be the essential ingredient in propelling a new era of economic growth, business success and consumer lifestyle enhancements. Find out what it’s all about this September at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, when the 2011 FTTH Conference & Expo will set its sights on “Lighting the Economy.”

2011 FTTH Conference and Expo
When: September 26-30, 2011
Where: Orlando, FL


Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband World Forum 2011.

Brett Sappington of Parks Associates speaks at 15:30 on Day 1, September 27, in the Broadband World Forum Masterclasses, and he is doing the analyst spotlight at 12:50 on Day 3, September 29, in the free seminar theatre.

Kurt Scherf of Parks Associates is in the analyst breakfast briefings, starting at 8:10 a.m. on Day 2, September 28. He is chairing the Broadband Home Track at the Broadband World Forum on Day 3, September 29.

Broadband World Forum 2011 is the world’s largest Broadband event attracting 10,000+ decision-makers from across the globe. Now celebrating it’s 11th anniversary year, the event is the ONLY place to meet the whole broadband industry in one place at one time. The 3 day comprehensive conference programme brings together over 300 visionary speakers to address the commercial and technical opportunities, developments and issues currently surrounding Broadband.

Broadband World Forum 2011
When: September 27-29, 2011
Where: Paris


Parks Associates is supporting The Base Station Conference 2011.

The Base Station Conference 2011, 27 - 29 September, Bath Spa Hotel, Bath, UK Heterogeneous networks: Small cells, macro cells and everything in between Avren Events' 8th annual 'The Base Station Conference' invites over 200 top level executives and engineers from some of the world's most influential operators and stakeholders from across the entire ecosystem together to discuss the future of network architecture.

Speakers include Colt Telecom, Telefonica O2 UK, Vodafone Greece, T-Mobile UK, Everything Everywhere, Clear Mobitel, Telecom Italia, Orange France, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Group, Telefonica O2 Deutschland, Telenor, Three UK, Tigo Ghana, Zain Saudi Arabia. SoftBank, BT and more!

The Base Station Conference 2011
When: September 27-29, 2011
Where: Bath, U.K.


Parks Associates is supporting Digital Home Summit as a research partner.

Stuart Sikes, President, is moderating the session, "SmartGrid: Where Are We?" on September 27 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The smart grid enabled home area network promises a wealth of applications that will enhance the digital home. But what are they and when will we begin to see them. This panel discussion will offer insight into the state of the smart grid and its growing influence on the digital home.

Now in its third year, the Digital Home Summit is the premier destination for the broadband carrier ecosystem to convene and discuss the exploding opportunities presented by the digital home. The battle is on for service providers to maximize the business opportunities within today's ever evolving home.

Digital Home Summit
When: September 27-28, 2011
Where: Orlando, FL


Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates is participating as a panelist during the session, "The 'Personal' Grid" on Tuesday, September 13 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.

Parks Associates is supporting GridWeek.

Broadly recognized as the most important annual gathering for Smart Grid, is the only event with a proven history of attracting the complete diversity of global Smart Grid stakeholders to define strategies for energy business, policy, and solutions. Planned by a representative committee of nearly 60 industry stakeholders, GridWeek’s agenda is focused on the most relevant industry topics to help set the agenda for Smart Grid advancement.

Attracting more than 1,500 attendees and 250 speakers, GridWeek provides the opportunity for utilities, policymakers, regulators, technology companies, and non-profit organizations to participate in game-changing discussions, network with industry leaders, and identify business opportunities, while helping navigate the way forward for the Smart Grid industry.

GridWeek
When: September 12-15, 2011
Where: Washington, D.C.


Parks Associates is supporting GamePlan Summit.

Launched in 2010, GamePlan Summit brings the top video game executives from retail and game publishing together to focus on strategies and partnerships for the coming year and to review the latest games and accessories.

GamePlan Summit
When: September 13-15, 2011
Where: Chicago, IL


Parks Associates is supporting OSP EXPO 2011.

Network, socialize, and learn about the latest and greatest products and services while at OSP EXPO® 2011. Telecom’s leading tradeshow for the OSP, OSP EXPO delivers solutions, products, and technologies for broadband network deployment of today and tomorrow. Professionals from the ILEC, CLEC, and IOC communities serving the converging telecom industry attend OSP EXPO. OSP EXPO 2011 will feature product exhibitions and demonstrations, education, hands-on workshops, live keynote panels, AND a charitable baseball game. For complete information about OSP EXPO 2011 including workshops, seminars, exhibits, and networking events, visit www.ospmag.com/expo.

OSP EXPO 2011
When: September 12-14, 2011
Where: Cincinnati, OH


CEDIA EXPO is the leading tradeshow in the residential electronic systems industry.

Bill Ablondi and Farhan Abid are attending CEDIA.

Tradeshow Floor Open September 8-10, 2011
Tradeshow Floor Hours: Thursday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CEDIA EXPO
When: September 7-10, 2011
Where: Indianapolis, IN


Parks Associates is supporting LTE Asia 2011.

The 6th LTE Asia, the region’s meeting place for LTE, is taking place on 6 – 7 September 2011 in Suntec, Singapore, and is bigger and better than ever before, presenting you with a unique opportunity to learn from 40+ Operator Case Studies at THE LTE event of the year!

LTE Asia looks set to be a sell out! With an incredible conference agenda, 100+ expert speakers, 40+ operator case studies, 100+ countries represented, 50+ exhibitors, a FREE to attend exhibition and 750 attendees, can you afford not to be in Singapore this coming September?

Operators... Ensure you Claim your FREE pass – limited numbers available so claim yours now! For more information please visit www.lteconference.com/asia. Don’t forget to quote your exclusive VIP Code when booking: LTEA/PA01

LTE Asia 2011
When: September 6-7, 2011
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Social Media World Forum Asia.

Social Media World Forum Asia is continuing to evolve with our aim to deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receives the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced panel discussion formats, tweet up panels, on stage interviews, open 'Q&A' portions, audience sourcing debates and break-out group discussions allowing for you to explore in-depth the key social media platforms, and how they can enhance your marketing.

Social Media World Forum Asia
When: September 1-2, 2011
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Parks Associates is supporting Apps World Asia.

Apps World Asia 2011 will delve into this highly populated yet dynamic region and its app eco-system. With countries like China, Japan and India in the spotlight, we will also cover the unsung heroes such as Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Indonesia and more.

Apps World Asia
When: September 1-2, 2011
Where: Suntec, Singapore


Social Media World Forum Asia is continuing to evolve with our aim to deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receives the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced panel discussion formats, tweet up panels, on stage interviews, open 'Q&A' portions, audience sourcing debates and break-out group discussions allowing for you to explore in-depth the key social media platforms, and how they can enhance your marketing.

Parks Associates is supporting Social Media World Forum Asia.
 

Social Media World Forum Asia
When: September 1-2, 2011
Where: Suntec, Singapore


MobileBeat 2011 — VentureBeat’s fourth annual conference on the future of mobile — is convening the brightest minds from across all sectors of the industry to explore who will win in what we’re calling “the 4G Nirvana.”

Parks Associates is supporting the MobileBeat 2011.
 

MobileBeat 2011
When: July 12-13, 2011
Where: San Francisco, CA


John Barrett, Director of Research, and Pietro Macchiarella, Research Analyst, will be hosting a pre-conference Parks Associates workshop, 'Analysing the Digital Home' on Monday, June 27th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.

Hear consumer research and industry experts from Parks Associates share their analysis and most recent data on the connected home. Presentations will specifically cover the following topics and draw from recently completed Parks Associates reports on European & international digital home trends. Topics include: The Current State of the Connected Home, Video Consumption Trends, and Cloud Media.

John Barrett, will also be Chairman of the Day on Tuesday, June 28th.

Connected Home 2011 will address every aspect of the new medium and its relevance across the whole value chain. Including 50+ speakers from the forefront of Connected Home across the world, the show will include over 30 service provider case studies, plus input from content providers, innovators, industry forecasts and projections, and ample opportunity to network with the leading global voices of this new industry. Topics to be addressed at this important two day event will include: Technologies to create the Connected Home, the influence of the Internet Connected TV, strategies for TV Everywhere, identifying the must-have service opportunities, developments in Consumer Electronics, the role of the mobile device, access to unified cloud services, managing content protection, partnership models and revenue agreements, standardization and flexibility.

Parks Associates is supporting the Connected World World Summit.
 

Connected World World Summit
When: June 28-29, 2011
Where: London, UK


The 3D Entertainment SummitTM in association with Variety is the definitive conference devoted to examining and analyzing the burgeoning confluence of 3D and entertainment. The event attracts over 800 attendees representing a "who's who" in 3D from top brands and all aspects of the entertainment community, draws international media coverage and boasts industry-leading sponsors.

Parks Associates is supporting 3D Entertainment Summit.

3D Entertainment Summit
When: June 21-23, 2011
Where: New York, NY


The NY Mobile Entertainment Summit, co-produced by Variety, The Bob Dowling Group and UNICOMM, is a jam-packed schedule of in-depth discussions and networking focusing on the top business issues impacting Mobile Entertainment. The 2-day conference includes keynotes, one-on-one interviews, panels, technology demonstrations, a networking luncheon and evening cocktail reception, as well as table top displays and interactive showcases.

Parks Associates is supporting NY Mobile Entertainment Summit.
 

NY Mobile Entertainment Summit
When: June 21-23, 2011
Where: New York, NY


The Femtocells World Summit 2011, in exclusive partnership with the Femto Forum, is billed to be the largest Femtocell focused event in the industry. With over 350 international delegates attending the summit in 2010, and several major operators from around the globe already signed up for keynote presentations for 2011 the conference and exhibition will provide a unique opportunity for everyone in the industry to take the pulse of the 'femtocell' invasion.

Parks Associates is supporting Femtocells World Summit.
 

Femtocells World Summit
When: June 21-23, 2011
Where: London, UK


The 5th Annual Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe is the only event focused on the Central & Eastern Europe Multi-Platform Digital TV industry and attracts an unparalleled speaker line up with over 40 CEOs of the region's leading operators and stakeholders. It has been a sell-out year on year and has become the must attend event for anyone involved with the Central & Eastern European TV market. It is THE most senior networking and learning experience for delegates in this fast growing region with over 80% of attendees holding Director and Board level positions and attracting senior decision makers from over 23 countries and 55% attendance from channels, content owners and platform operators. For more details please visit our www.digitaltvcee.com. Remember to quote your VIP code I2ZYW/PA0 when registering a delegate place.

Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe.

 

Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe
When: June 21-22, 2011
Where: Budapest


Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be presenting during the session, "Research Presentations: Top Digital Media Trends" from 9:00 - 9:45 AM.

Over 500 of the most influential decision-makers in the media, entertainment and technology industries will gather in Arlington, VA for the 8th Annual Digital Media Conference East. We invite you to join us at this engaging event -- now in its eighth year -- and take part in the discussion with top executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, analysts and press who will be instrumental in shaping the future of the digital media sector.

Parks Associates is supporting Digital Media Conference.
 

Digital Media Conference
When: June 17, 2011
Where: Arlington, VA


The future of media and entertainment? It starts right here. From ultra-fast, next-generation broadband to multi-platform IP video to interactive everything, today's cable industry offers more opportunities to innovate than ever before. See for yourself at the one event that encapsulates it all: The Cable Show 2011.

Parks Associates is supporting The Cable Show.  
 

The Cable Show
When: June 14-16, 2011
Where: Chicago, IL


The open mobile revolution has only just begun. In 2009/2010 the mobile value chain opened to the Internet opportunity, and a new application ecosystem blossomed, on a smartphone platform. In 2011, it's going to explode. Save £300 before May 20th with VIP code PARKS

Parks Associates is supporting OpenMobileSummit.
 

OpenMobileSummit
When: June 8-9, 2011
Where: London, UK


Apps World Africa 2011 will explore the potential of applications to assist in the development of the globe’s second largest continent. Bringing together the telcos, handset manufacturers, government ministries and organisations, marketing houses and more, this event will thoroughly explore whether APPs are the answer for Africa, and allow all the stakeholders to build pertinent partnerships in the industry.

Parks Associates is supporting Apps World Africa.
 

Apps World Africa
When: June 1-2, 2011
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Social Media World Forum Africa is continuing to evolve with our aim to deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receives the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced panel discussion formats, tweet up panels, on stage interviews, open 'Q&A' portions, audience sourcing debates and break-out group discussions allowing for you to explore in-depth the key social media platforms, and how they can enhance your marketing.

Parks Associates is supporting Social Media World Forum Africa.
 

Social Media World Forum Africa
When: June 1-2, 2011
Where: Cape Town, South Africa


Digital television is fast moving and innovative, now delivering content in 3D, HD and on demand. Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) is no exception. With Digital switchover (DSO) now taking place across the globe broadcasters are able to take advantage of reduced spectrum needs, better-quality picture, and lower operating costs. DTT can now support 3D, HD and, with convergence with telecoms, be a key player in on demand.

Parks Associates is supporting Digital TV Network Optimisation.
 

Digital TV Network Optimisation
When: May 31 - June 1, 2011
Where: London, UK


Bill Ablondi, Director of Home Systems Research, Parks Associates is participating as an expert panelist during the Consumer Symposium: "Kickoff Roundtables" on Monday, May 23rd from 11:30 AM - 12 noon. 

Bill Ablondi is moderating the session, "How Consumers See Value" on Tuesday, May 24th from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. This panel session focuses on the factors that motivate consumers to adopt energy management solutions.

Bill Ablondi is also moderating the session, "Service Providers Make the Case" on Wednesday, May 25th from 1:30 - 3:00 PM.  This session will explore both the utility and service provider perspectives on how best to satisfy smart grid communications requirements while bringing new energy management and related applications to consumers.

Taking place in the heart of Silicon Valley, ConnectivityWeek explores how information and communications technology (ICT) can be applied to manage energy and deliver efficiency on the grid and across an array of vertical applications – including major residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure consumption areas. In a unique format dedicated to connecting people and ideas, ConnectivityWeek explores the value propositions, business models, and technologies needed to deliver the efficiency, productivity, and cost benefits of Smart Grid … beyond the grid.

Garnering more than 1,500 attendees and 200 industry-leading speakers, ConnectivityWeek gathers utilities, energy consumers, policymakers, regulators, technology companies, and Smart Grid vendors shaping the future of energy.
http://www.connectivityweek.com/2011/

Parks Associates is supporting ConnectivityWeek.
 

ConnectivityWeek
When: May 23-26, 2011
Where: Santa Clara, CA


Connected Home Global Summit is the flagship event in the Connected Home Global Series. The event offers a truly global platform for attendees to network with the leading operators, broadcasters and content providers, device and software manufacturers who are truly making the connected home a reality. The event is co-located with the Connected Home Global Industry Awards which is designed to celebrate excellence and innovation in the connected home industry.

Parks Associates is supporting Connected Home Global Summit 2011.
 

Connected Home Global Summit 2011
When: May 24-26, 2011
Where: London, UK


LTE World Summit 2011 looks set to build upon 2010's hugely successful show - now you can learn from 100+ operator case studies at this event! ALL of the major LTE players will once again be in attendance, including all the major operators, vendors, industry associations, press, bloggers and more!

Parks Associates is supporting the LTE World Summit.
When: May 17-19, 2011
Where: Amsterdam

LTE World Summit
When: May 17-19, 2011
Where: Amsterdam


The 3DTV World Forum taking place in London in May 2010 is the first ever worldwide conference addressing every aspect of the new technology and its relevance across the whole value chain. Including over 30 speakers from the forefront of 3DTV, the show will include panel discussions, industry forecasts and projections, case studies from renowned service providers and 3D innovators, and ample opportunity to network with the leading voices of this new technology from right across the world. Topics to be addressed at this important two day event will include reception and display, image acquisition and rights, distribution, storage and post-production, looking at a range of potential business models and content possibilities from films and sport to documentaries. We will also address current varying standards across the world, bandwidth issues and constraints and the possible psycho-physiological effects of 3D on the small screen.

Parks Associates is supporting the 3DTV World Forum 2011.

3DTV World Forum 2011
When: May 17-18, 2011
Where: London, UK


This event is co-located with the Broadband World Forum Asia 2011. The IPTV Forum Asia showcases development in one of the most fascinating and dynamic IPTV markets. Not only does the region include some of the of the most advanced and largest IPTV deployment, such as PCCW Hong Kong and BesTV China, but it also includes legacy low penetration markets such as Vietnam and Malaysia which are rapidly leapfrogging themselves into advanced network economies.

Parks Associates is supporting the IP&TV Forum Asia.
 

IP&TV Forum Asia
When: May 10-11, 2011
Where: Malaysia


Back by popular demand, the 6th Broadband World Forum Asia brings together 2500+ attendees from across the region making it the most respected event in the Asian telecoms calendar. Featuring an all new operator case study led programme, the event will be packed with deployment experiences from across the region and includes 150+ visionary speakers, 50+ sponsors and exhibitors and 50+ operator presentations and case studies. Furthermore, Broadband World Forum Asia will be co-located with the 7th Annual ip&tv Forum Asia, the region’s leading event connected IP and hybrid TV, making it the perfect place to network, meet customers and suppliers face to face and learn about new industry developments from some of the top companies in Asia. For your free exhibition pass or early booking conference discount please go to www.broadbandworldforum.com/asia and quote VIP Code: BBWFA11ITD

Parks Associates is supporting the Broadband World Forum Asia 2011
 

Broadband World Forum Asia 2011
When: May 10-11, 2011
Where: Malaysia


Bill Ablondi, Director of Home Systems Research, Parks Associates is presenting during the session, "Digital Lifestyles at Community Associations" on Thursday, May 5th from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

The 2011 conference explores The Next Wave—ideas for building strong, resilient communities and strategies for enhancing professional growth and stability no matter what lies ahead. Whether you are a conference regular or a first-time attendee, a management professional or a homeowner volunteer, you will find education sessions that provide real-world perspectives and fresh ideas.

CAI Annual Conference and Exposition. 
 

CAI Annual Conference and Exposition
When: May 4-7, 2011
Where: Boca Raton, FL


Laura Allen Phillips, Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be moderating the session, "Social Media, Brands and Target Markets: Capturing and Transforming Millions of Users in Communities and Conversation" on Thursday, May 5th from 12:50 PM - 2:00 PM.

At Digital Hollywood, visit the Parks Associates table.

Digital Hollywood is the premier entertainment and technology conference in the country.

Parks Associates is supporting the Digital Hollywood Spring.

 

Digital Hollywood Spring
When: May 2-5, 2011
Where: Marina del Rey, CA


The ATA Annual Meeting is the premier educational and networking event for individuals involved in health technology and remote medical services. ATA 2011 is a forum for reaching the world's largest gathering of telehealth professionals--over 3500 researchers, clinicians, administrators, technicians and entrepreneurs, all focused on the development of telemedicine. It is the single most important telehealth event of the year! 

At the ATA Annual Meeting, visit the Parks Associates #738 booth.

Parks Associates is supporting the ATA 2011 Annual Meeting.

ATA 2011 Annual Meeting
When: May 1-3, 2011
Where: Tampa, FL


Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates is moderating the session, “FTTH Track: Applications for Telehealth and Telemedicine" on Wednesday, April 27 from 2:10 -3:10 PM.

Bill Ablondi, Director of Home Systems Research, Parks Associates is presenting during the session, "Editor’s Choice Track: Energy Management: The Smart Grid, and Being Smart on the Grid Date" on Wednesday, April 27 from 3:20 PM – 4:20 PM.

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates is moderating the session, "Editor's Choice Track: New Revenue Streams for Home Networking" on Thursday, April 28 from 9:10 - 10:00 AM.

The Broadband Properties Summit is the leading venue for information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. With a focus on residential properties, developments and municipalities, the Summit has become a must-attend event for network builders and large-scale and wholesale buyers and users of broadband technologies, equipment, and services.

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband Properties Summit.
 

Broadband Properties Summit
When: April 26-28, 2011
Where: Dallas, Texas


What will be the hot games and gaming platforms in 2011 and beyond? What trends will be shaping the games industry? How can you stay ahead in an increasingly competitive marketplace? Over 300 of the most influential decision-makers in the games industry gather for the LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of console, PC, online and mobile games. LA Games Conference – now in its 4th year – features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. We invite you to join us at the event and take part in the discussion with executives, creators, investors, analysts, press and gamers who will be instrumental in shaping the future of this booming business.

Parks Associates is supporting LA Games Conference.
 

LA Games Conference
When: April 26, 2011
Where: Los Angeles, CA


The ultimate customer connection. From its humble beginnings as a static electro-mechanical tool to its role today as a hub of dynamic customer intelligence, the utility meter is a key driver in changing the operating paradigm for utilities. The Metering conference track is where you will learn about the latest applications, technologies, success stories, and lessons learned. Hear who is on the leading edge of metering technology and how they are using this to improve their operations, across two days of lively sessions, networking, and hands-on technology reviews.

Parks Associates is supporting Metering, Billing/MDM America Conference and Exhibition 2011.
 

Metering, Billing/MDM America Conference and Exhibition 2011
When: April 18-20, 2011
Where: Dallas, TX


LTE Mena 2011 includes 300+ High Level Attendees; 35+ Distinguished Speakers; 40+ Exhibitors, meeting rooms & hospitality suites; and 5+ LTE Training Courses Led by Informa Telecoms Academy.

Parks Associates is supporting LTE Mena 2011
 

LTE Mena 2011
When: April 18-19, 2011
Where: Dubai, UAE


Brett Sappington, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates is attending the 2011 NAB Show. If you are interested in meeting with him at the event, please click here.

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age.

NAB Show 2011
When: April 9-14, 2011
Where: Las Vegas, NV


LTE Latin America 2011 is the region's ONLY LTE focused event and follows on from the huge success of last year's event that attracted 200+ attendees! This conference will address the roadmap towards LTE, the role of HSPA and HSPA+ in providing broadband to the mass market. LTE Latin America is now THE choice of operators across the region to meet, learn and network and provides you with the perfect platform to access decision-makers from ALL of the leading operators!

Parks Associates is supporting LTE Latin America 2011.
 

LTE Latin America 2011
When: April 12-13, 2011
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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