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AUG 11, 2011


Parks Associates to present new research on cloud services, connected CE at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

Parks Associates announced today it will host the 2012 CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 10 at Las Vegas, on the first day of the 2012 International CES. CONNECTIONS™ Summit features five executive sessions examining the impact of smart TVs, tablets, and other connected CE as consumers move to the cloud to meet their content demands and home management needs.

"Nearly 50% of all flat-panel TVs sold in 2011 are Internet-connectable, so the market is at the point where major companies are implementing new solutions and enhanced services," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Consumers can opt for a variety of different viewing experiences, and competition is multifaceted, with service providers, CE and systems manufacturers, and utilities all expanding into overlapping service areas. The sessions at CONNECTIONS™ Summit are focused on business models, consumer trends, new opportunities, and evaluation of current solutions."

Premier Program Members, which will participate in the Summit Sessions, include HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; and Technicolor.

Sessions:

  • Smart TV 2012 Outlook examines the evolving role of the television as it becomes the foundation for the connected home and influences use of game consoles, tablets, cloud services, and smartphones.
  • Video: Three Screens and Beyond tracks the expanding ecosystem of premium video across multiple screens in and outside of the home.
  • Consumer Demand for Energy as a Service examines the new role for providers and manufacturers in energy and other value-added services.
  • Technical Support, Customer Service, and the Lifecycle in the Digital Home explores service opportunities for tech support and the role of cloud services.
  • The Personal Cloud and Digital Locker features the latest consumer research on the transition of digital media to the cloud, the business challenges, and opportunities created by the digital locker.

Parks Associates is seeking speaker submissions for these sessions.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. In 2021, the executive event features one day of virtual panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), security, connected healthcare, and home services, analyzing trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 14 during CES, which runs January 11-14 in Las Vegas. 

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com