Parks Associates and CEA Announce Preliminary Agenda for CONNECTIONS™ 2004

Parks Associates and CEA Announce Preliminary Agenda for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase Executive Conference and Showcase, May 5-7, 2004, to cover all aspects of the digital home value chain

Parks Associates and CEA Announce Preliminary Agenda for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase

Executive Conference and Showcase, May 5 -7, 2004, to cover all aspects of
the digital home value chain

February 27, 2004 - Parks Associates today announces the preliminary line -up of speakers for CONNECTIONS™ 2004: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, to be held at the Anatole in Dallas, TX from May 5 - May 7. This three -day program features 75+ keynote and panel speakers representing all facets of the connected -home market.

The agenda includes five tracks - Digital Entertainment; Home Networking & Residential Gateways; Portability and Mobility; Applications, Services & Consumer Value; and Home Management & Convergence - covering multiple aspects of this significant emerging market. Parks Associates forecasts that annual sales of connected multimedia products - including specialized consumer electronics platforms and PC -centric adapters and receivers - will more than triple between 2003 and 2008.

"CONNECTIONS™ offers industry participants, often running head down just to complete work loads and typically surrounded by like -kind viewpoints, a one -stop opportunity to hear diverse perspectives and analyses from learned executives in multiple industries," said Tricia Parks, President of Parks Associates. "As the march towards full connectivity to and within the home gains momentum, no company can provide solutions alone. The opportunities for grand partnerships, alliances across industries, and discovery of entrepreneurial gems are real in this market. CONNECTIONS™ offers new perspectives, multiple industries in attendance and a reminder that the benefits that will come from insightful product and service planning really can make a difference in how people live each day."

CONNECTIONS™ will feature the following Keynote speakers:

Louis J. Burns, Vice President, Intel Corporation; Co -General Manager, Desktop Platforms Group
Dan Gittleman, Chairman and CEO, OpenPeak Inc.
John Sculley, Former CEO of Apple & Pepsi -Cola Company; Board Member, OpenPeak Inc.
Tony Weiss, President and COO of Stores, CompUSA

CONNECTIONS™ offers a rich roster of speakers and panelists*, including the following:

Ramzi Ammari, Vice President, Product and Program Manager, Universal Electronics, Inc.
Tom Andrus, Vice President, EarthLink, Inc.
Brad Auerbach, Executive Director, DVD Audio Council
Tony Barra, Chief Strategy Officer, Internet Home Alliance
James Billmaier, CEO, Digeo, Inc.
Sam Bloom, Vice President, Blockbuster Inc.
John Card, Sr. Vice President, EchoStar Technologies Corporation
Jim Chase, Director of Strategic Marketing, Zoran Corporation
Brad Clark, Vice President, Marketing, Sprint
Orly Cocco, Proctor and Gamble
Michael Collette, CEO, Ucentric Systems
Steve Craddock, Senior Vice President, Comcast
Eric Dewannain, Worldwide Director of Business Development, Texas Instruments
Jay Fausch, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Alcatel
David Fealkoff, Director, Sigma Design
Ken Fuhrman, CEO, Interact -TV
Jordan Greenhall, CEO, DiVX Networks
Helen Heneveld, President, Heneveld Dynamic Consulting
Reed Hinkel, CEO, Oregan Networks
Jodie Hughes, CEO, Digital 5, Inc.
Deepak Kamlani, President & CEO, Global Inventures
Will Kreth, Director - Interactive Media, Time Warner Cable
Mark Kroese, Vice President, Marketing, Pure Networks
Patrick Leary, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Alvarion Inc.
Jung Yee, CTO, IceFyre
Lou Lenzi, Vice President, Advanced Products, Thomson RCA
Marty Levine, Vice President, Strategic Development, DigitalDeck
Paul Liao, CTO, Matsushita America
Stacey Lund, Executive Director of Client Computing, Maxtor Corporation
Dave Mayne, Vice President and General Manager of Home Assurance, GE Security
Reed Majors, Vice President, Business Development, Minerva Networks
Mike McCamon, Executive Director, Bluetooth Special Interest Group
David McCartney, Vice President, WaveCom
Patty McHugh, Director, IBM
Candy Meyers, Senior Vice President, CNET
Neil Parker, Managing Partner, IBM
Tricia Parks, President, Parks Associates
Joe Piccarelli, CEO, AVAD LLC
Greg Raleigh, President and CEO, Airgo
Denis Regimbal, Vice President and General Manager of Media Connectivity Division, Agere Systems
Bruce L. Sanguinetti, CEO & President, Bermai, Inc.
Jeff Schrock, Vice President, Broadband, Yahoo! Inc.
Terry Shannon, Associate Director, Broadband Technology, Bell Canada
Adam Silver, Vice President, Consumer Solutions, ZiLOG Inc.
Rashid Skaf, Executive Vice President, Marketing, AMX Corporation
Paul Starkey, EVP Sales and Marketing, Elan Home Systems
Michael Stroud,
Sai Subramanian, Vice President, Management & Strategic Marketing, NAVINI Networks Inc.
Brian Sugar, Vice President, Marketing, 2Wire Inc.
Jeff Timbs, Director of Business Development for Networking IC Division, Agere Systems
Janie Tsao, Vice President, Business Development, Linksys
Robert T. (Bob) Van Orden, Vice President of Strategy and Product Management, Subscriber Network Sector, Scientific -Atlanta, Inc.
Ladd Wardani, Vice President, Entropic Communications
Bob Whitman, Market Development Manager, Corning Incorporated
Udi Yuhjtman, Vice President, Business Development, Jungo Software Technologies, Inc.
Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, CABA

For more information about sponsoring CONNECTIONS™, contact Candi Richardson at or call 972 -490 -1113. Early registration ends March 15, 2004. To receive early pricing, register before March 15 at

*Speakers are invited and being confirmed

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies. Hosting over 550 attendees, CONNECTIONS™ provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of the digital home value chain. Industry and consumer perspectives are provided through presentation of Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a show floor displaying the latest technologies. For information on sponsoring, speaking, or attending CONNECTIONS™, please visit

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