CONNECTIONS(TM) SUMMIT at CES Focuses on Strategies for Converging Media, Entertainment, & Controls

Parks Associates and CEA. today announced the preliminary agenda and speakers for the CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES.

For Immediate Release

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CONNECTIONS(TM) SUMMIT at CES Focuses on Strategies for Converging Media, Entertainment, and Controls

Dallas, Texas October 4, 2007 - Parks Associates and CEA. today announced the preliminary agenda and speakers for the CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES, to be held on Monday, January 7, 2008, in Las Vegas. CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit, a one -day executive summit, precedes 2008 International CES and features expert insight and debate on market strategies for home systems, new media and social networking, home networking, and digital entertainment.

Preliminary Speakers:
Ralph Ackerman, Founder and Director, International Short Film Association Ade Bamigboye, CTO, Intamac Systems Ltd Marc Canter, CEO, Broadband Mechanics Brian Caskey, VP, Worldwide Marketing, UTStarcom Jonathan Cobb, Founder, CTO, Kiptronic, Inc.
Joe Dada, CEO, SmartLabs, Inc.
Paul Palmieri, President & CEO, Millennial Media, Inc.
Kate Purmal, GM and SVP, Digital Content Solutions Division, SanDisk John Reister, Chief Architect, IPTV, BigBand Networks, Inc.
William T. Schafer, Director, Product & Channel Development, Crestron Electronics Dan Scheinman, SVP and GM, Cisco Media Solutions Group, Cisco Systems Inc.
Singu Srinivas, President, HiWired, Inc.
Chris Wagner, EVP, Marketplace Strategy, NeuLion, Inc.
Ben Weinberger, CEO, Digitalsmiths Corporation Michael Wexler, President, HiWired, Inc.
TBD, Superna

CONNECTIONS(TM) designed the summit as the ideal preparatory event for 2008 International CES. The summit sessions feature panels of leading executives, moderated by Parks Associates analysts. In addition, Parks Associates will provide consumer and industry data on various product and service categories of 2007, with forecasts for growth in 2008 and beyond.

"The convergence of controls, broadband, and digital content will promote growth in many advanced industries serving consumers," said Kurt Scherf, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "We will be discussing these and other opportunities at the CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit."

For more information, visit www.connectionsconference.com http://www.connectionsconference.com or www.CESweb.org http://www.CESweb.org.

About CONNECTIONS(TM)
For the past 12 years, CONNECTIONS(TM) Conferences, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with CEA, have provided a venue for executives dedicated to advancing digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.

CONNECTIONS(TM) provides industry and consumer perspectives through Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a sponsor showcase displaying the latest technologies. CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets will be hosted December 4 -6, 2007, in Berlin, Germany. CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Living Conference and Showcase will be hosted June 24 -26, 2008, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

http://www.parksassociates.com/ | http://www.connectionsconference.com/ | http://www.connectionseurope.com/ | http://www.connectionsindustryinsights.com/

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