CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES provides insight into new market strategies, consumer trends, and industry perspectives

Parks Associates and CEA® announced today they will again host CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 8-9, 2009, in Las Vegas, and are currently accepting speaker submissions for the event.

Parks Associates and CEA® announced today they will again host CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 8 -9, 2009, in Las Vegas, and are currently accepting speaker submissions for the event. CONNECTIONS™ Summit features nine sessions on key digital -living topics during the first two days of 2009 International CES.


The sessions, moderated by Parks Associates analysts and featuring executive panelists, will examine growth in new markets like digital photo frames, new business models for service providers, and the ongoing changes in how consumers access content. Parks Associates' research indicates that remote, in -store, and at -home consumer IT support services will generate $1 billion in revenues annually in the next few years, a substantial market opportunity for many new and existing players.

"The digital landscape is complex," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "Even the decision of which booths to visit at CES is growing increasingly difficult. CONNECTIONS™ Summit exists to support, educate, and inform the industry. Our panelists analyze sectors of the digital lifestyle not just for their immediate popularity but with an eye for where these markets will be going over the next 12 months."

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features commentary, insight, and debate on successful market strategies and deployment for the following areas:

• Customer Support for the Consumer at Home
• Connected CE
• GPS Market
• Digital Photo Frames
• Digital TV and Set -top Boxes
• Connected Gaming
• Home Management

CONNECTIONS™ Summit also features support from CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit Sponsors, including Cisco Systems, Enure Networks, F -Secure Corporation, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), support.com, Toshiba, WirelessHD, and Zilog, Inc.

For information about this event or the CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit on August 29 in Berlin, please visit www.connectionssummit.com or www.connectionseurope.com. Deadline to submit to speak at CONNECTIONS™ Summit is September 5.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit
CONNECTIONS™ Summit Sessions at CES feature nine sessions held January 8 & 9, the first two days at CES. Moderated by Parks Associates analysts, these sessions provide an interactive environment for networking and discussion. Attending the sessions at the CONNECTIONS™ Summit offers the perfect start to CES - attendees receive consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and the opportunity to speak with Parks Associates' analysts. http://www.connectionssummit.com

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