Thursday, November 11, 2010

CONNECTIONS™ Europe to examine new business strategies for connected CE, value-added services, and digital entertainment

Parks Associates forecasts networked households worldwide will reach 470 million by 2015

Parks Associates will host top executives from the digital content, value-added services, mobile and connected CE, and advanced video and entertainment industries at CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit: Monetizing Connectivity and User Experiences, November 15-16, 2010.

The two-day summit takes place at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam and offers insights into new business strategies and product plans to reach an increasingly connected population.

“Worldwide we will have 470 million households with a data network by 2015, with Western Europe accounting for one-fourth of the total,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. “With that connectivity, advanced products like smartphones, gateways, and connected CE can reach deeper into the home to offer enhanced service offerings and place-shift content to consumers anywhere on the globe. The executive speakers at CONNECTIONS™ Europe will discuss the challenges and business implications for both the product and service sectors.”

The agenda includes the following sessions:

  • Service Providers and the Connected Home
  • Broadband Value-Added Services: Customer Satisfaction and Technical Support
  • Mobile Broadband: Devices, Strategies, and Consumer Demand
  • Next-Gen Video Services: Personalization and Flexibility
  • Consumers and Connected Consumer Electronics
  • The Landscape for Connected Devices
  • Content Delivery and Control for Connected TVs
  • Extending the Video Experience to Multiple Screens
  • Value-added Services & the Video Ecosystem
  • Controlling the Experience
  • Mobile Video: The Cloud, the App Store, & the Connected Home


Romain Waller, Senior VP, Connect, Technicolor, will present the morning keynote “Reshaping the Digital Home Opportunity with Next Gen Media Devices Delivery” on November 16.

The agenda features speakers from the following companies:

Accedo Broadband
ActiveVideo Networks
Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)
Cloudberry Associates
Deutsche Telekom AG
Ericsson AB
Femto Forum
France Telecom-Orange Labs
Gigle Networks
HCL America
Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH
IP Vision
Juniper Networks
Latens Systems
Lilli Group Ltd.
Limelight Networks
ng Connect
Oregan Networks Ltd
Ralink Technology
Rovi Corporation
Ruckus Wireless
Samsung Electronics Europe
Virgin Media

Sponsors are Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), Gigle Networks, Latens, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Ralink Technology, Virgin Media, and Zeitera.


Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will take place 10-11 November 2020 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, 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.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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