Intel, Samsung, Sony Pictures, Verizon to Keynote CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase

Executives from Intel, Samsung LCD Business, Sony Pictures, and Verizon will present the conference keynotes

The preliminary list of speakers for the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Conference includes more than 50 executives from the top media, entertainment, controls, and energy companies around the world.

Executives from Intel, Samsung LCD Business, Sony Pictures, and Verizon will present the conference keynotes on topics including TV technology, content protection and cloud media services, and the role of the service provider.

International research firm Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase on June 8 -10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

· New Media and Digital Content
· Entertainment Platforms & Value -Added Services
· Consumer Electronics
· Home Systems & Controls


Joseph Ambeault, Director, Product Development and Management, Video Services, Verizon
Scott Birnbaum, VP, Samsung LCD Business
Eric B. Kim, Sr. VP, GM, Digital Home Group, Intel Corporation
Mitch Singer, CTO, Sony Pictures Entertainment; President, DECE


Seth Bailey, CEO, iTOK
Anthony Bay, CEO, MOD Systems
Gilles BianRosa, CEO, Vuze, Inc.
Kristen Bowring, Sr. Director, Emerging Business, Best Buy
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation
Alfredo Choperena, President, SimpleHomeNet
Albert Chu, VP, Marketing and Alliances, ACCESS Systems Americas
Chris Deutschen, Sr. Manager, Innovation and Business Development, Direct Energy
Gary Ellison, Chief Security Architect, Intertrust, representing Marlin
Greg Ennis, Technical Director, Wi -Fi Alliance
Jim Feuille, General Partner, Crosslink Capital
Jaime Fink, Technology and Strategy, 2Wire
Paul Fulton, GM, Prosumer Business Unit, Cisco
Dave Habiger, President & CEO, Roxio CinemaNow
Brian Henrichs, Chief Business Development Officer, Actiontec Electronics
Todd Hinders, Sr. VP, ExtendMedia
Richard Irving, Managing Partner, Pond Venture Partners
Fred King, Chief Operating Officer, PlumChoice
Ajay Luthra, Sr. Director, Motorola
Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac Systems
Andy Melder, VP, Business Development, Gigle Networks
Frank Mona III, Executive Director, Sales Execution, Consumer Home Services, AT&T
Malachy Moynihan, VP, Video Strategy, Cisco Systems
Robert O'Dell, President/CEO, SecurityCoverage
Steve Oetegenn, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Verimatrix
Nash Parker, Director, Emerging Technology & Media, Alcatel -Lucent
Len Rand, Managing Director, Granite Ventures
Yaron Raz, Dir, Video Solutions Marketing, BigBand Networks
Marty Roberts, Marketing, thePlatform, Comcast's online video publishing subsidiary
Anthony Rodio, COO,
Russ Schafer, Sr. Director, Global Product Marketing, Yahoo! Connected TV, Yahoo!
Daniel Scheinman, SVP & GM, Cisco Media Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
Rick Schwartz, Sr. Product Manager, PacketVideo
Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation
Gene Sheridan, CEO, BridgeCo
Melissa Simpler, CEO, Affinegy
Peter Smyth, CEO, RedMere
Dean Takahashi, Digital Media Lead Writer, VentureBeat
Steve Tranter, VP Interactive and Broadband, NDS
Edgar Villalpando, SVP, Marketing, ActiveVideo Networks
Nate Williams, CMO, 4Home
Ken Wirt, VP, Consumer Marketing, Cisco Systems
Mark W. Young, VP, Strategy & BD, Mobile, Comcast Interactive Media
Tania Yuki, Director, Cross Media and Video Products, comScore

Parks Associates speakers:

Farhan Abid, Research Analyst
Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems Research
Pietro Macchiarella, Research Analyst
Tricia Parks, Founder and CEO
Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst
Stuart Sikes, President
Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research
Heather Way, Research Analyst

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors will host The Connected Home & the Service Provider on May 13. This webcast is complementary for industry executives and will feature a CONNECTIONS™ preview.

Sponsors include 4Home, ActiveVideo Networks, Affinegy, Allegro, Cisco, Gigle Networks, IBM, Intel, iTOK, PacketVideo, RedMere, Rovi, Roxio, Verizon Wireless, and Vuze.

Supporting organizations include ADMIN, ATIS, CABA, CEDIA,, Circle F Media, Electronics Technicians Association, EMA's GamePlan Summit, ETSI, Experiential Marketing Forum, HomePlug Powerline Alliance, HomePNA, IDMA, JETRO, MoCA, MPEG Industry Forum, SIP Center, Wi -Fi Alliance, Wi -Fi Technology Forum, Wireless Industry Partnership, and WITI.

Platinum supporting media are Connected Planet, Digital Media Wire, and Home Toys. Supporting media are BoogarLists, Conference Guru, Connect -World, FierceIPTV, FierceMobileContent, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceWireless:Europe, Gadget -t, Global Electronics & Electrical Appliances, HiddenWires, Home Media Magazine, IPTV Industry, OSP, Residential Systems, Screen Digest,, VentureBeat, and WiMAX Industry.

For more information, visit or contact, 972 -490 -1113.


CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

Media Contact:
Mindi Sue Sternblitz -Rubenstein
Parks Associates
972 -490 -1113

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