CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Utilities and service providers explore new value-added services and partnership opportunities in entertainment and home controls

Sep 18, 2012, 11:02 ET from Parks Associates

DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Digital Home, which features a keynote from Deutsche Telekom and research sessions on home automation, connected-home value-added services, OTT video, and personal cloud solutions.


The executive conference, produced by Parks Associates in association with ESNA on 13-14 November at the Crowne Plaza South in Amsterdam, explores new business opportunities in connected-home and entertainment services for service providers, energy utilities, retailers, and CE manufacturers.   

"The broadband markets in Western Europe have matured," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Over two-thirds of French and Spanish users go online daily, and even among the struggling countries Spain and Italy, penetration of fixed broadband is above 60%. Adding value-added services on top of communication services is an important area of economic growth, and CONNECTIONS™ Europe features high-level speakers addressing the next innovations in IP home services and CE usage."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe keynote: Thomas Knops, Head of Marketing & Sales, Deutsche Telekom - QIVICON

Confirmed speakers:

     Gian Paolo Balboni, Head, Trends, Telecom Italia

     Jerome Bidet, R&D Team Manager, Orange Labs

     Paul Bristow, VP Strategy, Middleware & Consumer Experience, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)

     Joe Buggy, SVP, Customer Lifecycle Management Services, Sutherland Global Services

     Scott Burnett, Director, Europe & Global Consumer Electronics, IBM

     Harry Crijns, Secretary, ESNA

     Bo Danielsen, Project Manager, Smart Metering and Smart Grid, SEAS-NVE; Chairman, ESNA

     Paul Dawes, EVP, General Manager, iControl Networks

     Metodi Filipov, Managing Director, iMediaShare/Bianor

     Stefan Jenzowsky, Head, Media, Siemens CMT

     Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

     Cees Links, CEO, GreenPeak Technologies

     Andreas Martschitsch, Head, Digital Home, Swisscom

     Alice Mascia, Director, Strategy, Sky Deutschland

     Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG

     Adam Nightingale, Head, Sales, Northern Europe, Irdeto

     Telmo Perez Luaces, VP Business Growth, Convergence & Home Line of Business, Orange

     Arent van der Feltz, VP Strategy & Legal, Ziggo

     Martijn van Drunen, Manager Product Development, N.V. Nuon Energy, a Vattenfall company

     Gene Wang, CEO, People Power Company

     Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths

     Ricco B. Winther, Director, European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs, Inc.

     Teus de Zwart, Senior Director International Standards, Echelon

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CONNECTIONS™ Europe offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies.

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates

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