CONNECTIONS(TM) Offers Sessions on the Digital Home at 2005 International CES

These four interactive sessions will feature the latest research and expert analysis on the consumer music experience, portable entertainment devices, digital distribution of media, and the management of home networks.

November 30, 2004 Dallas, TX - CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, hosted by Parks Associates in partnership with CEA, announced today the speakers for its upcoming panel series on the digital home, to be held January 6, 2005, at 2005 International CES in Las Vegas. These four interactive sessions will feature the latest research and expert analysis on the consumer music experience, portable entertainment devices, digital distribution of media, and the management of home networks.


"Digital living is evolving to include more and more applications as a direct result of increasing options for connectivity and consumer choices," said Tricia Parks, President of Parks Associates. "The CONNECTIONS(TM) sessions will examine the benefits and solutions as they relate to specific categories, offering critical discussions helpful for success in these markets."

All sessions will take place on Thursday, January 6, 2005.

Requiem for a Hi -Fi: Audio in the Digital Age, 10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M., brings together representatives from the PC and CE industries to discuss the user requirements and form factors of tomorrow's "Di -Fi" - digital audio players.

Speakers include:
Ty Ahmad -Taylor, Director, Strategic Planning, Comcast John Dahl, Product Line Manager, THX Greg Rodehau, Director, PC & Gaming Technology Marketing, Consumer Division, Dolby Laboratories Anthony Wood, CEO, Roku Session moderator: Kurt Scherf, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

Fun on the Run: Portable Entertainment Devices, 12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M., will discuss challenges facing portable media players and opportunities such as multipurpose portable devices (cell phone/MP3 player).

Speakers include:
Peter S. Henry, VP Portable Power Systems, National Semiconductor Hyeon Lee, Vice President of Mobile & Home Solutions, Samsung Electronics Peter Percosan, Executive Director, Broadband Strategy, Texas Instruments Rutton Ruttonsha, Vice President & General Manager, Business Line Personal Entertainment Solutions, Philips Semiconductors Session moderator: Will Cheek, Analyst, Parks Associates

Crossroads: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley, 1:30 P.M. - 2:45 P.M., will examine the myriad of content sources and the enhanced networks, emerging connectivity solutions, enabling software, and unique platforms that will be moving this content throughout the home.

Speakers include:
Jordan Greenhall, CEO, DivXNetworks
David Grubb, Vice President, Advanced Network Technology IP Communication Gateways, Motorola Broadband Communications Sector Steve Shannon, Founder & Executive Vice President of Marketing, Akimbo Systems Dave Clark, Director, Product Strategy, Scientific -Atlanta Session moderator: John Barrett, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Making the Network Work: The Role of Managed Network Services, 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M., will examine virus protection, remote management of home networks, and other services that could reduce churn and generate revenue.

Speakers include:
Yaal Eshel, Marketing Director, Jungo
Steve Bush, Co -founder & Chief Technology Officer, Pure Networks Inder Gopal, Chief Product Officer, Lemur Networks Ken Smith, Founder & CEO, Digiticians Steve Iverson, Co -founder, President, & CEO, Streamload Session moderator: Kurt Scherf, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

More information on these sessions is available at http://www.connectionsconference.com. 2005 International CES will take place January 6 -9, 2005, in Las Vegas. Go to www.cesweb.org for more information or to register for these events.

About CONNECTIONS(TM):
CONNECTIONS(TM): 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. This executive conference features 80+ sponsors and 90+ speakers supporting the industry through their participation. With 700+ attendees, the conference will focus on the following market areas: Digital Entertainment and Multimedia Applications; Home Networking and Residential Gateways; Consumer Mobility and Device/Content Portability; Applications, Services, and Consumer Value; and Telematics, Home Management, and Networks. www.connectionsconference.com

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