CONNECTIONS™ addresses business opportunities in New Media and Digital Content, Entertainment Platforms and Services, Home Controls and Energy Management, and Consumer Electronics

CONNECTIONS™ addresses business opportunities in New Media and Digital Content, Entertainment Platforms and Services, Home Controls and Energy Management, and Consumer Electronics

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase will take place June 8 -10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.


CONNECTIONS™ will feature two pre -show research workshops, "Monetizing the Digital Lifestyle" and "Residential Energy Management: Home Area Networks and the Consumer," on June 8, prior to the conference. Parks Associates' research teams will provide insight, analysis, and forecasts, including consumer and industry data, in these interactive workshops.

CONNECTIONS™ keynote sessions will feature executives from Intel, Verizon, Samsung LCD Business, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

"Entertainment in a Connected World," presented by Mitch Singer, CTO, Sony Pictures Entertainment; President, DECE

"TV Technology in the New Age of Consumer Buying," presented by Scott Birnbaum, Vice President, Samsung LCD Business

"The Connected Home: Turning SciFi into Non -Fiction," presented by Joseph Ambeault, Director, Product Development and Management, Video Services, Verizon

"Smart TVs: Ready for Primetime," presented by Wilfred Martis, General Manager, Retail CE, Digital Home Group, Intel Corporation

Parks Associates' research indicates consumer demand for premium content combined with cross -platform functionality will open new opportunities for multiple industries in CE manufacturing, broadband services, and content creation and distribution.

The current penetration of connected CE platforms in U.S. households:

- - Connected game consoles: 18.3 million
- - PC -to -TV connections: 10.9 million
- - Whole -home DVRs: 4.8 million
- - Connected TVs: 3.1 million
- - Digital media player set -top boxes: 2.6 million
- - Network -attached storage: 1.6 million

CONNECTIONS™ Conference Sessions:

- - Expanding Consumers' Digital Media Choices
- - Digital Lifestyles: Outlook - A Parks Associates Analyst Roundtable
- - Opening Session - Monetizing Connected CE
- - TV and Online Video Advertising Metrics: Managing the Data
- - Design Elements for Connected CE
- - Mobile Internet and Cloud Services
- - Energy Management as a Key Application for Home Controls
- - Digital Home Technical Support Services
- - DRM, Conditional Access, and Payment Models
- - 3DTV
- - Home Area Network: Architectures and Implications
- - Service Provider Innovation
- - Residential Energy Management
- - Getting Consumers to Care about Home Controls
- - Business Models for Energy Management
- - The Future of the Set -top Box
- - TV Everywhere and Online Video
- - Innovations & Investments: Venture Capitalist Insights

For more information on CONNECTIONS™, visit www.connectionsus.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 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.

This unique research -driven executive conference and showcase delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value -added services, and home systems.

Media Contact:
Mindi Sue Sternblitz -Rubenstein
Parks Associates
972.490.1113
Mindi.Sue@ParksAssociates.com

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