Parks Associates' Fall Focus seminars feature 50+ industry leaders

Parks Associates' Fall Focus seminars feature 50+ industry leaders Executive seminars, hosted Oct 29 & 30 and Nov. 5 & 6, bring insight into broadband services and multimedia applications in the home

For Immediate Release

Contact: Elizabeth Parks
Parks Associates
972 -490 -1113

Parks Associates' Fall Focus seminars feature 50+
industry leaders
Executive seminars, hosted Oct 29 & 30 and Nov. 5 & 6, bring insight into
broadband services and multimedia applications in the home

Dallas, TX September 30, 2003 - Parks Associates welcomes more than 50 speakers from the cable, hardware, software, service provider, and computing industries to its inaugural Fall Focus seminars, Banking on Broadband Services and The Home Multimedia Experience. Each one -and -a -half day Fall Focus seminar concentrates on a specific industry topic and offers insight through interaction, analysis, and networking. Banking on Broadband Services will be held Oct 29 & 30 at the Park Central Hotel in New York City, and The Home Multimedia Experience will take place Nov 5 & 6 at the Hyatt San Jose.

Banking on Broadband Services, October 29 & 30, is for equipment vendors and service providers who provide content solutions and applications to consumers. "The array of speakers featured at Banking on Broadband Services is second -to -none," said Michael Greeson, vice president and principal analyst for Parks Associates. "The event brings together leaders from both broadband service providers and the vendor community in order to identify and examine broadband service strategies that are capable of creating revenue in today's uncertain environment."

Banking on Broadband "Visionary Keynotes" include:

Tom Andrus, Vice President of Products and Services, EarthLink
Paul Connolly, Vice President, Marketing and Network Architectures, Scientific -Atlanta
Julie Coppernoll, Director of Wireless Networking Marketing, Intel ICG

Banking on Broadband "Reality Panelists" include:

Leslie Adams, Vice President of Marketing, NETGEAR
Jeff Ahlquist, VP Product Management, Covad Communications
Claudia Bacco, President, TeleChoice
Christopher J. Boring, Marketing Communications Manager, Network Products Division (NPD), Toshiba
Stuart Cassell, Director, Product Development, Cox Communications
Eric Dewannain, Worldwide Director of Business Development, Broadband Communications Group, Texas Instruments Inc.
Tom Donnelly, Co -Founder and Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Sandvine
K. Arlan Harris, Chief Strategy Officer, Efficient Networks
Reed Hinkel, Vice President, Oregan Networks
Jay Fausch, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Alcatel
Andrew Kreig, President, Wireless Communications Association International
Brian Mahony, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Personica Intelligence
Mark Mooradian, Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development, MusicNet
Mark Morneault, Smart Home Solutions Director, IBM
Carlton O'Neal, Vice President of Marketing, Alvarion
Peter von Schlossberg, Vice President Market & Business Development, Simon & Schuster Interactive
Erik Smith, Director of Content & Applications, Motive
Bob Whitman, Market Development Manager, Corning

The Home Multimedia Experience, November 5 & 6, will provide attendees with a complete analysis of content and its role in the multimedia digital value chain; home networking technologies that will spur the growth of multimedia hubs/servers; as well as CE platforms and next -generation services. "We have a comprehensive collection of speakers, covering platforms to services to content, which will provide an unprecedented analysis of both the current and future state of digital entertainment in the home," said Kurt Scherf, vice president of research at Parks Associates.

The Home Multimedia Experience "Visionary Keynotes" include:

Kevin Corbett, Director, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Desktop Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Michael Weir, Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Marketing, HP
Leon Husson, Executive Vice President, Consumer Businesses, Philips Semiconductors
Jeff Schrock, Vice President, Broadband, Yahoo!

The Home Multimedia Experience "Reality Panelists" include:

Christopher Allen, Senior VP of Marketing, MUSICMATCH
Tony Barra, Chief Strategy Officer Internet Home Alliance
Bob Burke, Marketing Director North America, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
Chinn Chin, Vice President of Engineering, InterVideo Inc.
Jonathan Claman, Director of Marketing and Business Development, BridgeCo
Dave Clark, Director Product Strategy, Scientific -Atlanta
Amir Freund, Vice President of Marketing, Wisair
John Gildred, VP Technical Engineering, Pioneer Corporation
Bob Gregory, Director of Initiatives Planning, Desktop Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Mike Harris, CTO, Digital 5 Inc.
Reed Hinkel, Vice President Business Development, Oregan Networks
Yogendra Jain, Founder and CEO, Personica Intelligence
Peter Kempf, Vice President, Conexant Systems
Keith Laepple, Director of Technical Evangelism, Microsoft
Matt McRae, Director of Broadband, Linksys
Richard Nesin, Vice President of Marketing, Coppergate Communications
Scott Norder, Vice President, AMX
John Payne, President and CEO, Magis Networks
George Pohle, America's Communications Sector Executive, IBM
Ty Roberts, CTO, Gracenote
Bob Saffari, Senior Director of Marketing and Applications Engineering, LSI Logic
James Snider, Executive Director, 1394 Trade Association
Ladd Wardani, Vice President, Business Development, Entropic Communications
Henry Wiechman, General Manager, Streaming Media, Texas Instruments
Matt York, Editor/Publisher, Smart TV & Sound Magazine

For more information on attending, sponsoring, or meeting these executives, please email, call 972 -490 -1113, or visit

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is a market research and consulting firm focused on all product and service segments that are "digital" or provide connectivity within the home. The company's expertise includes home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, and home systems.

Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start -ups through market reports, multiclient studies, consumer research, workshops, and custom -tailored client solutions. Parks Associates also hosts two executive seminars, both part of the Fall Focus series, and co -hosts CONNECTIONS™ (in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association) each year.

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