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.

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"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."

Sessions:

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

Speakers:

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

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

ABOUT CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

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. http://www.connectionssummit.com

Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein
Parks Associates
972-490-1113
mindi.sue@parksassociates.com

SOURCE Parks Associates



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