Service providers, content creators, and platform developers attend CONNECTIONS™ Summit to discuss challenges, opportunities in connected home Samsung, IBM, Verizon, Microsoft, Qualcomm participate at Parks Associates' executive summit at CES

DALLAS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates today announced the agenda and speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 8 at 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, which will analyze the impact of new IP platforms on entertainment, advertising, energy, and tech support services. This firm's research finds 25% of U.S. broadband households have a smart TV and almost 33% have a tablet. The rapid adoption of connected devices is changing consumer habits in video viewing and home management while opening numerous opportunities for companies in the connected-home ecosystem.


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


Smart TVs and the Future of Entertainment
Second-Screen Experiences and Revenue Opportunities
Convergence in the Connected Home: Partnership Opportunities
New Opportunities in Tech Support Services
Multiscreen Services: Where Connected CE meets OTT


Eric Anderson, VP, TV Content Strategy, North America, Samsung
Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM
Cameron Clayton, SVP of Digital Product, The Weather Channel Companies
Dan Flagler, Manager - Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon Telecom
Jason Henderson, Product Manager, FiOS TV, Verizon
Kurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics
Ben Huang, Director, Mediaroom, Microsoft Corporation
Vance Ikezoye, Founder & CEO, Audible Magic
David Jones, EVP Marketing, Shazam
Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
Ratul Sengupta, VP, Technology Enabled Services & Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services
Jordan Socran, VP,Business Development, Radialpoint
John Steinberg, EVP, Business Development and Co-founder, EcoFactor
Philippe Steinmetz, Director Home and Content, North America, Orange
Steve Wan, Sr. Director Marketing, Qualcomm Inc.
Ted Werth, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, PlumChoice, Inc.

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


CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an interactive event focused on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home.

Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein
Parks Associates

SOURCE Parks Associates


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