CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES: Over 30 Companies Launch CES With Executive Summit on Connected Devices, Smartphones, 3D TV, and Smart Energy

Jan 07, 2010, 08:00 ET from Parks Associates

DALLAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- International research firm Parks Associates kicks off 2010 International CES today by hosting CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES in Room S225, South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This one-day event features executives from over 30 companies speaking in sessions moderated by Parks Associates' expert industry analysts:

Service Provider Strategies for the Connected Home

The Connected TV - Displays and Beyond

Consumer Electronics Purchases: Are Consumers Back in the Buying Mood?

The Mobile Aspect of Unified Infotainment: Opportunities and Challenges

Advances in Television Advertising

Bringing the Smart Grid to the Smart Home

3D: Adding New Dimensions to Entertainment

Parks Associates will host a networking reception starting at 6:00 p.m., following the final session.

CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit features expert analysis, strategies to build ARPU, and Parks Associates' latest consumer and industry research:

  • According to Parks Associates, sales of connected TVs will exceed 30 million in 2010, accounting for almost one-fourth of all HDTV sales.
  • By 2012, there will be over 40 million smart meters installed in U.S. households.
  • In 2013, global annual sales of smartphones will top 300 million units, and the number of smartphone users worldwide will reach almost 1.2 billion, with North America alone exceeding 240 million.

Companies participating at the Summit:

2Wire, 3ality Digital, ActiveVideo Networks, Control4 Energy Systems, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Direct Energy, DivX, Exceptional Innovation, HDlogix, IBM, Intamac, Irdeto, NDS, NewBay Software, OpenTV, Orange, PacketVideo, Piazza Advertising, Qualcomm, RedMere, Rovi Corporation, SmartLabs, Sony, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Starcom USA, Synacor, TiVo, Thomson, Yahoo!

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About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive thought leadership conferences CONNECTIONS(TM), with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), and CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe. Parks Associates produces the online publication Industry Insights in conjunction with the CONNECTIONS(TM) Conference series. | | |

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