CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES addresses challenges, opportunities as connected consumer electronics take center stage

Parks Associates today announced the Call For Papers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, taking place January 7, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV.

Parks Associates today announced the Call For Papers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, taking place January 7, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV. The international research firm, which forecasts unit sales and installations of connected consumer electronics worldwide will exceed 100 million units annually by 2013, will host the Summit during the first day of 2010 International CES.


The main topics for the CONNECTIONS™ Summit sessions include trends in consumer electronics, including 3D TV and support services; new advertising models for TV and online video; advanced video services; home systems and energy management; mobile services; and digital health.

"The growth in digital services, including video and connected TV, has implications for both consumer electronics manufacturers and service providers," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "In the U.S., more than 20% of consumers find connected set -top boxes enabling whole -home and PC -to -TV content services highly appealing, while more than one -third express interest in connected TVs and Blu -ray players that can deliver enhanced video -on -demand services."

The Summit sessions, moderated by Parks Associates' expert analysts, examine the consumer and industry trends in these digital living sectors and present strategies that fit best with the changing needs of households in the U.S. and throughout the world.

"In the next few years, we will see more advanced set -tops arrive in consumers' homes and expansion of services designed to leverage the benefits of connected CE," Scherf said. "There will be intense competition in selling hardware and services in today's markets. CONNECTIONS™ Summit examines the elements of successful deployments for 2010 and beyond."

For more information or to submit to speak at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, visit www.connectionssummit.com. The form also offers submission options for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 4, 2009. Submission deadline for both events is August 15, 2009. Contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972 -490 -1113 for more information.

ABOUT CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

For the fourth year, Parks Associates is hosting the CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES. The 2010 event, held on January 7, features sessions focusing on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. CONNECTIONS™ Summit offers the perfect start to CES, with all sessions moderated by Parks Associates analysts and offering consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and networking opportunities with the leading analysts in the digital living space.

http://www.connectionssummit.com


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