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JAN 3, 2012


Parks Associates addresses new business strategies impacting connected and mobile devices at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

920+ Million Connected Devices will be sold in 2012

New connected products and technologies, including smart HDTVs, voice controls, Android tablets, and multifunction e-readers, are changing the way consumers access and manage content in the home. International research firm Parks Associates will highlight its latest consumer and industry research in these key markets at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas on January 10.

The summit, hosted in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S204-S205, during the first day of CES, features sessions with Parks Associates analysts and senior executives from Verizon, Best Buy, Motorola, IBM, and other leading companies discussing the changing entertainment and device landscape and its impact on consumers. Following the sessions, GSMA is sponsoring the CONNECTIONS™ Summit Networking Reception.

Parks Associates forecasts more than 920 million connected devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be sold worldwide in 2012 and revenues from operator-provided cloud-based value-added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sessions address the television’s evolving role in the home, content distribution across multiple screens, new value-added services including energy management, and consumer interest in the digital locker to store content.

“We have a stellar lineup of participants this year," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "We designed the Summit panels to provide research insight and analyst perspectives followed by an interactive discussion about key business issues and the most pressing challenges to companies in these markets.”

Participants at the event include representatives from:

Akamai Technologies
Best Buy
Blue Line Innovations
Dell
Digitalsmiths
GE Appliances
GSMA
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
IBM
Insight Communications
Irdeto
LEVEL Studios

LG Electronics
Motorola Mobility
Orange; UMTS Forum
PlumChoice
Qualcomm Atheros
Radialpoint
Rovi Corporation
Siemens Communications, Media and Technology
Support.com
Technicolor
thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast
Verizon

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier Program Members, which include Digitalsmiths; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; Siemens; 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