AT&T, Fox Networks Group, Motorola Mobility to Keynote CONNECTIONS™

15th annual event focuses on cloud media, emerging services, and connected CE

The preliminary list of speakers for the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Conference, hosted by Parks Associates on June 28 -30 at Santa Clara, includes more than 30 executives from the top media, entertainment, controls, and energy companies around the world.

"Unit sales of connected devices - including fixed and portable CE - will near one billion by 2015," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "The market for cloud media solutions is taking shape from this foundation, as consumers purchase connected CE and big players like Amazon develop cloud solutions that leverage demand for anytime/anywhere content access. CONNECTIONS™ features the top companies and speakers in this area as we examine strategies to build successful market solutions."

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase focuses on entertainment and media platforms, cloud media, content distribution, mobile applications and services, operator strategies, energy management solutions, advanced advertising initiatives, and connected CE.

2011 List of Speakers


Jon Cody
Senior Vice President, Digital Media
Fox Networks Group

David Grubb III
Vice President, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences
Motorola Mobility

Glenn Lurie
President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets


Glenn Adler, Director Bus. Devt & Sales, AwoX, Inc.

Ashish Arora, Vice President and General Manager for the Logitech Digital Home Group, Logitech

Seth Bailey, CEO, iTOK.NET

Sukamal Banerjee, VP, Engineering Services, HCL

Stephen Blum, President, Tellus Venture Associates

Gary Brotman, Director, Marketing, Qualcomm Labs

Brandon Brown, CEO, Zodiac Interactive

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

Aine Denari, Director of Strategy, Ingersoll Rand

Jim Denney, VP & GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.

Jaime Fink, Senior Vice President of Technology, Pace

John Fisher, CTO & CSA, Troppus Software; Vice President, Product & Technology, EchoStar Technologies

Wynn Grubbs, VP, Business Development and Marketing, PlumChoice

Richard Irving, Managing Partner, Pond Venture Partners Ltd.

Benoit Joly, Senior VP, Operational Marketing, Technicolor

Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband

Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Hillcrest Labs

Jerónimo Macanás, CEO, mgMEDIA

Michele McGarry, VP, Business Development, ThinkAnalytics

Len Rand, Managing Director, Granite Ventures

Dave Rothenberg, WW Marketing Manager, Movea Inc.

Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa, Inc.

Russ Schafer, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, Connected TV, Yahoo!

Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager, Consumer Software, PacketVideo

Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation

Jeff Siegel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi

Bill Stanley, Executive Director, Telcordia

Jamison Tilsner, Business Development and Evangelist, Kantar Video

Fred Wang, General Partner, Trinity Ventures

Speaker TBD, EchoStar

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors will host the complimentary webcast "Consumer Cloud Products and Services" on May 11. Visit or contact, 972 -490 -1113.


CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, attracts over 500 executives focused on innovative consumer technology solutions. The 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ will take place June 28 -30, 2011, in Santa Clara.

This unique conference and showcase highlights consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, showcases key players and new technologies, and delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value -added services, and home systems.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact or call 972 -490 -1113. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start -ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive conferences CONNECTIONS™, with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®; CONNECTIONS™ Europe; and Smart Energy Summit. | |

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