CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES to examine business strategies, opportunities for advanced digital solutions

Parks Associates and CEA® today announced the session topics for the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, which will focus on business strategies, opportunities, and challenges for advanced technology, new media, and new access services.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 8 -9 at 2009 International CES in Las Vegas. Parks Associates' analysts will moderate all sessions, which will feature panel discussions with top industry executives and the latest consumer and industry research.


"Digital technologies are changing business models in multiple areas, from gaming to home controls to mobile phones," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "For example, 30% of Xbox 360 owners use their console for Internet video on a monthly basis. This percentage will steadily increase as over 170 million game consoles will be connected to the Internet by 2013, creating new revenue streams for multiple companies in this value chain."

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES will address the new business and product opportunities inherent in the increasing connectivity of today's market. Session topics include the following:

Consumer Purchase Habits
Advanced Video Services
Digital Home Customer Support
Social Media
The GPS Market
Connected Consumer Electronics
Digital Photo Frames
Connected Gaming and Game Consoles
Digital TV and Set -Top Boxes
Home Systems and Controls

Parks Associates is currently accepting speaker submissions for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES at www.connectionssummit.com. The deadline is September 12, 2008. During CES, Parks Associates will feature its latest consumer research projects in Booth #25556, South Hall 2.

Sponsors for CONNECTIONS™ Summit include CONNECTIONS™ Global Silver Sponsors Affinegy and Icron Technologies; Silver Sponsor Allegro Software Development Corporation; and CONNECTIONS™ Europe Advisory Sponsors Cisco, Enure Networks, F -Secure Corporation, Macrovision, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), NEOTION, support.com, Toshiba, WirelessHD, and Zilog.

For more information, visit www.connectionssummit.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972 -490 -1113.

About CONNECTIONS™ SUMMIT

CONNECTIONS™ SUMMIT Sessions at CES feature ten 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

Featured Product

Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.