Upcoming Industry Events

Hunter Sappington, Research Analyst as Parks Associates, will be a panelist on the session "Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT: Phones - Tablets - PC – TV" at 3:45 p.m. on October 16, 2018 at Digital Hollywood.

Digital Hollywood debuted in 1994 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year.

Digital Hollywood
When: October 16-18, 2018
Where: Los Angeles, CA

Brad Russell, Director of Research at Parks Associates, will deliver a virtual presentation from 2:00 pm 3:00pm EDT on October 23, 2018 for the Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA).


The BMMA brings together broadband marketing professionals from the telco and vendor communities to share best practices, to learn about industry trends and services, and for the all important networking. 

Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association
When: October 23, 2018
Where: Virtual

Parks Associates is supporting Virtualizing the Cable Architecture.

In this special FREE SCTE|ISBE breakfast roundtable session occurring right before the show's opening general session, leading MSO, SCTE and vendor technologists will discuss the industry's early trials and pilot programs with SDN and NFV, the virtualization business use cases they are exploring, the results they are seeing so far and the challenges they must still overcome to bring virtualization to life. The workshop is free to attend for all registrants of the Cable Tec-Expo. 

Virtualizing the Cable Architecture
When: October 23, 2018
Where: Atlanta, GA

Parks Associates is supporting Storage Visions Conference 2018.

IDC estimates that by 2025 we will generate more than 163 zettabytes of storage each year due to the growth of big data, the IoT and the growing amount and size of digital content. That’s a lot of data, and it would overwhelm our capability to storing and using this content. The 2018 Storage Visions Conference will show you how you can thrive in the coming Data Apocalypse, even while others are struggling to survive.

Please join us to help insure your future.

Storage Visions Conference
When: October 22-23, 2018
Where: Santa Clara, CA

Parks Associates is supporting GridNext 2018.

GridNEXT is the energy-industry conference focused specifically on how renewable technologies in Texas are transforming the Grid of the Future. It is the premier event of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA). 

GridNext 2018
When: October 21-23, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, NV

Parks Associates is supporting Cable-Tec Expo.

With 16+ hours of learning, thought provoking speakers, industry leaders, close to 400 exhibiting companies and attendees representing 60+ countries, Cable-Tec Expo® is the cable industry’s largest, energized and most technical knowledge exchange event of the year!

Cable-Tec Expo
When: October 22-25, 2018
Where: Atlanta, GA

Parks Associates is supporting Broadband World Forum.

The Broadband Industry is at a point of change, and BBWF is the place where over 4,000 leaders gather to get updates, ensure they are keeping pace with technological trends, and find solutions to their biggest challenges.

With an exhibition buzzing with the latest network tech, an agenda brimming with top content and an unrivalled guest list, BBWF is established as the most important event for the global broadband industry.

Covering all of the industry’s priorities, speakers and exhibitors will be showcasing the latest innovations in areas including: Fixed Access, Virtualization & Cloud Services, 5G, Smart Home and Network Analytics.

Broadband World Forum
When: October 23-25, 2018
Where: Berlin, Germany

Parks Associates is supporting Connected Claims Europe.

The best claims-focused insurance conference in Europe returns to London. Connected Claims Europe is the only event that matches the latest customer feedback with technological innovation in the claims process. Through a practical retelling of insurer success stories, we guarantee a detailed reveal of what works and what hasn’t. Crucially, we will deliver exclusive insights on the next step of this technological revolution. Stay abreast of the competition by anticipating how analytics, automation, chatbots and AI will disrupt the industry further by providing the best possible customer experience of claims.

Connected Claims Europe
When: October 29-30, 2018
Where: London, UK

Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates will participate on the Getting Video To The Viewer panel during the 2018 NextTV Summit on November 1st at 2:45 PM EDT. The panel will discuss the distribution of content to viewers through traditional providers or directly to consumers and the shifting landscape of video content distribution.

This conference provides insights into the impact of new video devices, technologies, viewing experiences, business models and consumer expectations as we move into the OTT and On Demand era.

NextTV Summit
When: November 1, 2018
Where: New York, NY

Parks Associates is supporting Cable Next-Gen Europe.

Cable Next-Gen Europe is a one-day Light Reading event that focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing European cable operators, fosters a dialogue about what the industry’s next steps should be, and offers technology roadmaps and business cases for the critical next few years.

This conference provides a comprehensive, big-picture view of cable’s efforts to develop, deploy and monetize new technologies, platforms, products, services, features and applications.

Cable Next-Gen Europe
When: November 6, 2018
Where: London, UK

Parks Associates is supporting Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network.

Now in its fifth year, Light Reading’s flagship OSS event has been rebranded to reflect the increasingly software-defined nature of all new telecom technology, from networking to operations. The event will continue to build on its success as the industry’s premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations. In addition, the event has been expanded to a second day which will address the topic of automation, focusing on the core components of the autonomous network, namely analytics, artificial intelligence, intent-based orchestration and robotic process automation.

Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network
When: November 7-8, 2018
Where: London, UK

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst at Parks Associates, will be moderating the "Servicing the Smart Home - A Growth Market Opportunity" panel from 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM at the Smart Home Summit on November 6, 2018 in San Francisco.

The panel will cover the needs that exist for IoT-related customer service to help with challenges homeowners are not prepared for. It will also discuss service models consumers require to manage upgrades and minimize costs of mainenance and replacements.

Now in its 3rd year, Smart Home Summit has been revamped for 2018 to take a deeper dive into the role of Voice AI in every aspect of the Smart Home market.

Smart Home Summit
When: November 6-7, 2018
Where: San Francisco, CA

Erik Overbeeke, European Research Associates at Parks Associates, will be moderating the panel discussion: A Review of Global IoT Market Forecasts on November 9 at 11:30 a.m. during the IoT World Forum.

IoT World Forum 2018
When: November 8-9, 2018
Where: London, UK

Parks Associates is supporting the 38th PLMA Conference.

Plan now to join over 300 energy industry professionals coming to Austin, TX to gain real-world insight from practitioners and energy utilities active in the demand response, load management and distributed energy resources marketplace. Come and experience why PLMA conferences consistently receive high marks for quality content and peer-to-peer information exchanges. Full details can be found at https://www.peakload.org/38th-plma-conference.

In addition to a fully packed conference agenda, you’ll also have an opportunity to join PLMA Interest Group activities prior to the kick-off of our formal conference. And post-conference, members of the Utility Load Management Exchange (ULME) will hold their Fall 2018 meeting. Complete agenda details are available at: https://www.peakload.org/38th-conference-agenda.

38th PLMA Conference
When: November 12-14, 2018
Where: Austin, TX

Parks Associates is supporting The Future of Cable Business Services.

Now entering its 12th year, The Future of Cable Business Services is the premier independent conference focusing on the cable industry's continuing efforts in the commercial services space. This popular one-day event delves into the latest technological, operational and strategic moves by cable operators to carve out a more of the booming $150 billion US commercial market. More specifically, the live event explores cable's growing efforts to expand into the enterprise market and new vertical sectors; examines the tech, operational, financial and competitive hurdles that could hamper further growth; and addresses how those hurdles can be overcome.

The Future of Cable Business Services
When: November 15, 2018
Where: New York City, NY

Parks Associates is supporting 5G Africa.

Several major Mobile Network Operators in Africa, including MTN and Vodacom, have already embarked on their journeys towards bringing 5G to the continent, and 2018 has already seen new 5G test announcements resulting from partnerships with Ericsson and ZTE.

5G Africa (previously LTE Africa) is your opportunity to work with leading Mobile Network Operators and solution providers to assess feedback from recent 5G trials, explore 5G use cases, learn about next generation services enabled by 5G and build a detailed roadmap for 5G deployments in Africa.

5G Africa
When: November 13-15, 2018
Where: Cape Town, South Africa

Parks Associates is supporting the Customer Engagement Summit, hosted at Connected Insurance USA.

As insurance carriers continually work on improving their products and services to survive an innovative future, the foundation of all transformation will be meeting the needs of customers. With connected data enabling personalized risk relationships, customer experience and engagement will take center stage on the agenda, featuring discussions on:

• Uncovering and delivering what customers want: providing the products and services that will deliver value to become invaluable to customers
• Creating an outstanding customer experience: making insurance easy to buy, claim and renew, across all touchpoints and channels
• Building a long-term risk relationship: engage customers around risk mitigation and management, enhancing experience and increasing the relevance to your customers lives

Customer Engagement Summit
When: November 28-30, 2018
Where: Chicago, Illinois

Parks Associates is supporting Connected Insurance USA Summit.

Connected Insurance USA is the only forum bringing together senior innovation teams and business unit executives to explore how to harness IoT, AI, blockchain and automation, delivering both enhanced customer experience and a more efficient carrier. With innovation a critical priority for insurers, Connected Insurance USA will give attendees the holistic strategies they need to embed connected technologies, seamlessly and efficiently.

Featuring proven business case studies, expert speakers and hours of networking, Connected Insurance USA will give you the tools you need to create a culture of innovation and ensure you stay relevant in customers’ lives.

Connected Insurance USA Summit
When: November 28-30,2018
Where: Chicago, Illinois

Parks Associates is supporting IoT Expo North America.

Taking place in the heart of Silicon Valley on November 28-29, the 3rd annual North America event will host 2 co-located events covering AI and Blockchain, with 12,000 attendees expected to attend including CTO’s, Heads of Innovation & Technology, IT Directors, Developers & Start-ups, OEM’s, Government, Automotive, Operators, Technology Providers, Investors, VC’s and many more. The IoT Tech Expo will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors and provide from over 300 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.

Key topics examined include:
• Smart building & facilities management
• Building the connected supply chain
• Intelligent city management
• Smart grid data management and analytics
• Intelligent transport management, Asset monitoring and management
• Delivering smart connected new products, and much more.

IoT Tech Expo North America
When: November 29-30,2018
Where: Santa Clara, CA

Parks Associates is supporting AI Expo North America.

The AI Conference & Exhibition taking place 28-29th November at Santa Clara Convention Center is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI in driving forward your business in 2018 and beyond.

The AI Expo will bring together over 2,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, brand managers, data analysts and scientists, start-ups and innovators, tech providers and venture capitalists.

AI Expo North America
When: November 28-29, 2018
Where: Santa Clara, CA

Parks Associates is supporting Blockchain Expo North America.

Blockchain Expo is returning to Silicon Valley this November.

The event explores pressing issues, developments and applications of blockchain technologies in major industry verticals including finance, energy and entertainment.


Blockchain Expo North America
When: November 28-29, 2018
Where: Silicon Valley, CA

Parks Associates is supporting IMPACT>CITIES.

IMPACT>CITIES will be the first event to truly connect business and government to create the blueprint for a tech powered urban future through a core focus on outcomes, impacts and real outcomes.

Through two days of focused content, tackle the real opportunities impacting cities and business, today; Including investment, mobility, transportation, sustainability, connectivity and digitalization. No rock will be unturned.

Join over 500 executive leaders from across the smart city space to drive action. It’s time for that change. Procrastination is no longer an option. 

When: December 4-5, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, NV


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