CONNECTIONS(tm) announces speakers for CES 2007 sessions and Call for Papers for Spring event

Parks Associates and CEA today announced the preliminary list of speakers for the CONNECTIONS™ sessions at the 2007 International CES, to be held in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2007.

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CONNECTIONS(tm) announces speakers for CES 2007 sessions and Call for Papers for Spring event

Oct 12, Dallas, TX - Parks Associates and CEA today announced the preliminary list of speakers for the CONNECTIONS™ sessions at the 2007 International CES, to be held in Las Vegas, January 8 -11, 2007.

CONNECTIONS™ is hosting nine sessions at CES featuring panel discussions on topics including the digital home, content creation and distribution, home controls, and home networking. Produced by Parks Associates in partnership with CEA®, CONNECTIONS™ conferences and events provide a venue for strategists and marketers to learn from market analysts and key executives about the global trends, strategies, and key players relevant to digital living technologies.

CONNECTIONS™ hosts multiple events throughout the year, including CONNECTIONS™ Europe, November 14 -16, 2006, in Berlin, Germany, and CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, May 1 -3, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. CONNECTIONS™ is now accepting speaker submissions for its May 2007 conference and showcase.

The preliminary list of speakers for the CONNECTIONS™ Sessions at CES includes the following:
Business Models for Managing the Digital Home
Joel Bomgaars, CEO & Founder, NetworkStreaming
Heather Kirksey, Sr. Manager, Standards and Emerging Technologies, Motive, Inc.
David Sayag, Founder & VP Marketing, Enure Networks
Singu Srinivas, Founder & President, HiWired
Mani Dhillon, Director, Product Marketing, Linksys, a Division of Cisco
Moderator: Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Mass -market Home Controls? Products, Protocols and … the Players!
Mike Einstein, VP, Corporate Innovation, Intermatic, Inc.
Rajeev Kapur, President, SmartLabs
Glen Mella, President & COO, Control4
Reza Raji, CEO, iControl Networks
Oded Vardi, Founder & COO Superna
Moderator: Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems Research, Parks Associates
Making Media Meaningful: The Consumer as Content Producer
Keith Richman, CEO, Break.com
Mark Brenner, CEO, vidavee
Shawn Conahan, CEO, Intercasting
Bill Stone, COO, Amp'd Mobile, Inc.
Robert Summer, Executive Chairman, iMesh
Moderator: John Barrett, Director, Research, Parks Associates
Connected Home Entertainment: Underserved or Over -hyped?
Ted Fagenson, VP & General Manager, Management Systems Business Unit, 2Wire, Inc.
Daniel Putterman, President & CEO, Mediabolic, Inc.
Mitchell J. Weinraub, Sr. Director, New Media, Comcast Media Center
Scott Smyers, Chairman, Board of Directors, Digital Living Network Alliance
Moderator: Harry Wang, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
The Needle in the Haystack: Helping Consumers Find Meaningful Content
Michael Hirsch, Director, Product Management, Universal Electronics
Dan Simpkins, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Hillcrest Labs
Meredith Flynn -Ripley, CEO, Integra5
Brady Bruce, Sr. Vice President, Telecom Products and Services, Promptu
Moderator: John Barrett, Director, Research, Parks Associates
Consumer Electronics Meet Service Providers: Round 2
Gunjan Bhow, VP, Marketing & Product Management, Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
John Burke, Corporate VP & GM, Digital Video Solutions, Motorola
Bin Shen, VP, Broadband, Sprint Nextel
Ken Morse, VP, Client Architecture, Scientific -Atlanta, a Cisco Company
Brian Whitton, Executive Director, Access Technologies, Verizon Communications
Moderator: Michael Cai, Director, Access and Services, Parks Associates
The State of Home Networking
Mark Bowles, Co -founder & VP, Business Development & Corporate Marketing, Staccato Communications
Frank Hanzlik, Managing Director, Wi -Fi Alliance
Oleg Logvinov, Chief Strategy Officer, HomePlug Powerline Alliance; President/CEO, Arkados Inc.
Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Brendan Traw, Intel Fellow, Digital Home Group, and CTO, Digital Home Group, Intel
Ladd Wardani, VP, Business Development, & Co -Founder, Entropic Communications, & President, MoCA
Moderator: Eric Taub, Freelance Journalist, New York Times
Bringing Mobile Entertainment Home
John Barrett, Director, Research, Parks Associates
Steve Crawford, Chief Marketing Officer, Sonance
Moderator: Stephen Williams, Staff Writer, Newsday
Powerline Networking: Has its Day Arrived?
Victor Dominguez, Director, Strategy & Standardization, DS2
Andy Melder, SVP Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, Intellon Corp.
Mark Nietubyc, Global Operator Marketing, Siemens Home & Office Communications Devices
Moderator: Michael Cai, Director, Access and Services, Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS™ sessions at CES are accessible through the CES Knowledge Track Sessions. Registration for sessions is available through the CES Website at www.CESWEB.org. Speakers interested in submitting to CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase can go to www.connectionsconference.com and complete the Call for Papers form.

About CONNECTIONS™
The CONNECTIONS™ Conferences are produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association and provide a venue for executives to network, discuss, and showcase products and services dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments. www.connectionsconference.com

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