CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase announces Preliminary Speakers

Parks Associates and CEA® today announced the preliminary speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, to be held May 1-3, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

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CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase announces Preliminary Speakers

Dallas, TX March 13 - Parks Associates and CEA® today announced the preliminary speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, to be held May 1 -3, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Now in its eleventh year, CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to examining the markets, technologies, and consumer trends for residential and mobile environments.

"We are very excited about this year's event," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst for Parks Associates. "Residential subscriptions to broadband Internet services surged 20% in 2006 to exceed 50 million U.S. households, reflecting strong consumer demand for digital lifestyle services and creating multiple opportunities for industries focused on delivering products or services to the consumer."

Keynotes
Patrick Barry, GM, Digital Home, Yahoo! Inc.
Greg Jones, General Manger, DSP Systems Strategic Marketing, Texas Instruments
Daniel M. Moloney, President, Connected Home Business; Executive VP, Motorola, Inc.
John Orcutt, VP, Managed Home Business, HP
Daniel Scheinman, Senior VP and GM, Cisco Media Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Shawn Strickland, VP, FiOS TV Product Management, Verizon

Speakers
Faraj Aalaei, CEO, Centillium Communications
Alan Armer, VP, R&D, Catholic Health Initiatives
Will Beals, Director, Hardware Systems Architecture, EchoStar Technologies Corp.
Duncan Bees, Deputy Chairman, HGI Quality of Service Working Group, PMC -Sierra
Ilya Billig, VP, Business Development, Lagotek Corp.
Jan -Luc Blakborn, Director, Digital Entertainment, HP
Mark Bole, CEO, ShoZu
Lars Buttler, CEO, Trion World Network
Charles Cerino, VP, New Services Technology, Comcast New Media Development
Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and Founder, Blinkx
Tom Cullen, Executive VP, Corporate Development, EchoStar
Tim Cutting, CEO & Founder, Niveus
Joe Dada, CEO, SmartLabs
Brad Davis, VP, Advertising Sales, Disney Online, Walt Disney Internet Group
Wayne Davis, Technical Advisory Board, Peak8 Solutions
Nick Desai, Chairman, Founder and CCO, Juice Wireless
Rodger Desai, CEO & President, Rave Wireless, Inc.
Guido D'hert, VP, Strategy & Business Development, BU Home, NXP
Bill Diamond, President, Xanboo
Chris Dobrec, Sr. Director, Strategy, Linksys
Jonathan Epstein, CEO, Double Fusion
Mike Fidler, CEO, Digeo
Zephra Freeman, Home Networking Business Development Manager, Digital Interface Business, Texas Instruments
Noam Geri, Co -Founder and VP, Marketing & Business Development, Amimon Inc.
Jeremiah Golston, Streaming Media, Texas Instruments
Michael Gordon, Co -Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Limelight Networks
Karen Hanley, Sr. Director, Marketing and Membership, Wi -Fi Alliance
Ronny Haraldsvik, VP, Strategy and Market Development, QUALCOMM
Dalen Harrison, CEO, Ensequence
Andrew Hartsfield, CEO, WiLife
Christine Heckart, GM, MSTV
David Henry, Director, Product Marketing, NETGEAR
Keith Higgins, VP, Marketing, Stoke
Scott Higgins, Director, On Demand Product Management, C -COR Inc.
Wes Hoffman, VP and GM, Media, 2Wire
Bill Holmes, VP, Business Development and Strategy, DivX, Inc.
Faraz Hoodbhoy, CEO, PixSense
Rick Howe, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, Zodiac Interactive
Jim Hunter, Chief Architect/CTO, 4HomeMedia, Inc.
Tom Huntington, Director, Wireline Marketing Strategy, Motorola
Michael Hurlston, VP and GM for the Home and Wireless Networking Business Unit, Broadcom Corporation
Dan Illowsky, CTO and Founder, DARTdevices
Doug Jones, Chief Architect, Cable, BigBand Networks
Sukhwant Khanuja, CEO, CareMatix
Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Tzero Technologies
Keith Laepple, Microsoft eHome
Hestia Lei, Executive Director, U -verse Member Marketing & Programmer Management, AT&T
Ellis Lindsay, Home Networking and Digital Lifestyle SME, Alcatel -Lucent
Jonathan D. Linkous, Executive Director, American Telemedicine Association
Dan Littmann, Principal, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Oleg Logvinov, President and CEO, Arkados, Inc.
Tara Maitra, VP and GM, Programming, TiVo
John Marshall, Chairman, WirelessHD
Chris Mauzy, Director, Business Development, Best Buy For Business
Andreas Melder, SVP Strategic Business Development, Intellon Corporation
Rob Mustarde, VP, Marketing and Worldwide Sales, Ruckus Wireless
Paul Nadjarian, Senior VP, OnForce
Sheau Ng, VP, Consumer and Broadcast Technology, NBC Universal
Mathieu Nouzareth, President, Boonty
Tricia Parks, CEO and Founder, Parks Associates
Mark Pascarella, President, Gotuit Media
Duane Paulson, President, Sequel Technologies
Pragash Pillai, VP, Strategic Engineering, Bresnan Communications
Kumu Puri, Global Managing Director, Consumer Electronics, Accenture
Daniel Putterman, VP (Founder, Mediabolic), Macrovision
Reza Raji, Founder and CEO, iControl Networks
Keith Richman, CEO & Co -Founder, Break.com
William (Bill) Rose, President, WJR Consulting Inc.
Matt Sanchez, CEO & Co -founder, VideoEgg, Inc.
John Santhoff, Founder and CTO, Pulse~LINK, Inc.
Tushar Saxena, Director, Home Networking Technologies, Verizon Communications
Susan Schwarze, President, OSGi Alliance
Mike Seamons, VP, Marketing, Exceptional Innovation
Tony Shakib, CEO, Zensys
Scott Sheppard, CTO, WebVMC
Dan Simpkins, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillcrest Labs
Eric Smith, Chief Technical Officer, Control4
Peter Sobotka, CEO, Corinex Communications Corp.
Michael Stich, Director, Service Provider Strategic Marketing, Texas Instruments
Matthew Theall, President, HomePlug Powerline Alliance; Powerline Initiative Manager, Intel
Zaw Thet, CEO & Co -Founder, 4INFO
Yoav Tzruya, COO, Exent Technologies
Oded Vardi, President, Superna
Ofer Vilenski, CEO, Jungo Software Technologies
Gemini Waghmare, VP, Corporate Development, Casero
Mark Walters, VP, Z -Wave Alliance
Bruce Watkins, Co -Founder, President/COO, Pulse~LINK, Inc.
John Welch, CEO, PlayFirst
Kevin Wirick, VP, Marketing IP Video Solutions Connected Home Solutions, Motorola, Inc.
Bruce Woolsey, Global VP - Advanced Marketing Solutions, Avenue A | Razorfish
Michelle Wu, CEO, MediaZone

Pre -Show Workshop Speakers
Jeff Erwin, President & CEO, Pure Networks Inc.
Elan Migdal, CEO, Friendly Technologies
David Sayag, Founder & VP, Marketing, Enure Networks
Singu Srinivas, CEO, HiWired

Moderators
Bill Ablondi, Director, Channel Research, Parks Associates
John Barrett, Director, Research, Parks Associates
Yuanzhe (Michael) Cai, Director, Broadband & Gaming, Parks Associates
Jerry Maglio, Advisory Board, Peak8 Solutions
Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
Harry Wang, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

About CONNECTIONS™
Now in its eleventh year, CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.

With 900+ attendees, the conference will focus on: Digital Entertainment, Business Challenges for Digital Home Technologies and Services, Mobile Platforms/Services, Broadband & IP Services, Home Management and Digital Health, and Home Networking and Infrastructure.

For information, visit www.connectionsconference.com

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