Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Parks Associates addresses new business models, partnership opportunities at CONNECTIONS™ Summit

63% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase CE this holiday season

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the speakers and Premier members for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit, co-located with the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The one-day event, held on Tuesday, January 8, focuses on the changing landscape for the connected home, including sessions on smart TVs, second-screen experiences, connected home partnerships, consumer tech support, and multiscreen services.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier members Digitalsmiths, EcoFactor, IBM, Irdeto, Lowe's, PacketVideo, Qualcomm, Radialpoint, Sigma Designs, Support.com, and Sutherland Global Services.

“The connected home continues to develop into a feature-rich collection of CE devices, broadband-enabled services, and multifunctional set-top boxes and residential gateways,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates.  “Consumers are driving this growth, with CE purchase intentions increasing to 63% of U.S. broadband households this holiday season. On average, these shoppers plan to purchase approximately four CE devices. Our analysts and speakers will address the impact as more technology is added to the home, plus the new business opportunities created in these markets.”

Speakers:

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

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

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

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

Richard Frankland, Regional VP, Sales, Americas, Irdeto

Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi

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

Ben Huang, Director, Mediaroom, Microsoft Corporation

Vance Ikezoye, Founder & CEO, Audible Magic

David Jones, EVP Marketing, Shazam

Darren S. Kaufmann, Director, Product Management/Development, Consumer and Mass Business Markets, Verizon

Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director, FiOS TV Product Development, Verizon

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Kevin Meagher, VP & G M, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

James Morehead, VP, Product Management and User Experience, Support.com

Vishnu Rao, Associate Director, Smart TV Platform, North America, Sharp

Jesse Redniss, SVP, Digital, USA Network

Vassilis Seferidis, Director, European Business Development, Samsung

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

Jeff Siegel, SVP, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi Corporation

Jordan Socran, VP, Business Development, Radialpoint

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

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

Steve Wan, Sr. Director Marketing, Qualcomm Inc.

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

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth #21944 in LVCC, South Hall 1. Parks Associates will host the Summit in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), 2nd floor, Rooms S204-205.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

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

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

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

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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