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OCT 11, 2011


Monetization strategies and emerging business models to push revenues from cloud-based value-added services to more than $8.5 billion by 2015

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES features Best Buy, Motorola, Comcast and other industry leaders

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the sessions and preliminary list of speakers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 10 at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas.

Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ Summit in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S204-S205, during the first day of CES. The sessions, moderated by the firm's analysts, feature groundbreaking research on connected devices and smart TVs, digital content, value-added and cloud services, new roles for service providers, and strategies for monetizing it all. Parks Associates forecasts worldwide revenues from operator-provided cloud-based value-added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015.

"The successes of connected CE and mobile devices announced at the last two CES events have pushed us into a new phase of connected CE diffusion – the rise of entertainment, communications, and lifestyle services attached to these products ," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Nearly 20% of U.S. broadband households are using connected CE devices to watch movies at least weekly. CONNECTIONS™ Summit will feature consumer data and executive discussions on best strategies to build services and features leveraging this new demand for connectivity."

Preliminary list of speakers:

Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, SVP Strategy & Communications, Orange; Chairman, UMTS Forum

Gary Brotman, Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Atheros

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumers Electronics Industry, IBM

Andrew Grant, Senior Manager, Entertainment Industry Marketing, Akamai Technologies

Kurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovations and Alliances, LG Electronics

Fred King, COO, PlumChoice

Patrick McGinnis, Vice President of Exclusive Brands, Best Buy

Marty Roberts, VP of Sales & Marketing, thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast

Mitch Weinraub, VP, Product Development, Insight Communications

Michael Wexler, VP, Business Development and Product Strategy, Radialpoint

Dan Williams, Business Development, LEVEL Studios

Nate Williams, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Converged Experiences Group, Motorola Mobility

Summit sessions:

Smart TV 2012 Outlook
Video: Three Screens and Beyond
Consumer Demand for Energy as a Service
Technical Support, Customer Service, and the Lifecycle in the Digital Home
The Personal Cloud and Digital Locker

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier Program Members, which include HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; Sigma Designs; and Technicolor.

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth # 20259 in the LVCC South Hall 1.

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