CONNECTIONS™ welcomes 100+ industry executives speaking on new business strategies for cloud media and connected consumers

Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase.

Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, including executives from content and service providers and companies in entertainment, mobile communications, home management, and consumer electronics. Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ June 28 -30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


"Cloud media, including big announcements like iCloud, is creating a new type of connected consumer and a shift away from physical media," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "One -third of U.S. broadband households find CDs/DVDs to be a hassle. Expectations are changing rapidly, and our speakers are at the forefront in tracking these evolving markets."

CONNECTIONS™ offers a unique mix of market research, trending data, industry insight, and discussion of the current strategies and future challenges in providing connectivity and technology services for consumers.

KEYNOTES
Eric J. Bruno, VP, Product Management, Verizon Telecom
David Grubb III, VP, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility
Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets
John B. Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz, LLC

PANELISTS
Accedo Broadband
ADT
Affinegy
Akamai Technologies
Alarm.com
Alcatel -Lucent
AlertMe
Allegro Software Development Corporation
AwoX
BigBand Networks
BlackArrow
Blue Line Innovations
Cisco
chumby
Clearleap
Dell
DLNA
EchoStar Technologies
Ericsson
Femto Forum
Firstsource
Funambol
Gracenote
Granite Ventures
HCL
Hillcrest Labs
Hitachi Communication Technologies America
HomePNA
Honeywell
IBM
iTOK.NET
Independa
Ingersoll Rand
Kantar Video
L4 Media
LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company
LG Electronics
Limelight Networks
Logitech
Lutron Electronics Co.
Microsoft
Minerva Networks
Movea
Nagra -Kudelski
NDS
NexStep
Orange
Omnifone
Pace
PacketVideo
PlumChoice
Pond Venture Partners
Powerhouse Dynamics
PrimeSense
Qualcomm Labs
Radialpoint
RealNetworks
Roku
Rovi
Samsung Electronics
Schneider Electric
Sharp Electronics
Shaspa Research
Sling Media
Steelhead
SugarSync
SyncTV
Technicolor
Telcordia
Tellus Venture Associates
ThinkAnalytics
TiVo
Trinity Ventures
UEIC
U.S. Department of Energy
VentureBeat
Verimatrix
ViewSonic
VIZIO
Western Digital
Xbox LIVE, Microsoft
Yahoo!
Zodiac Interactive
Zonoff
Z -Wave Alliance, Sigma Designs

WORKSHOP PANELISTS
eMeter
GE Lighting & Appliances
Huawei
Motorola Mobility
NewBay Software
Reliant Energy

PARKS ASSOCIATES MODERATORS/ANALYSTS
Farhan Abid, Research Analyst
Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems Research
Laura Allen Phillips, Research Analyst
Brett Sappington, Senior Analyst
Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst
Stuart Sikes, President
Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research
Heather Way, Research Analyst

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, Radialpoint, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX; Hitachi; Independa; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Zonoff; and the Z -Wave Alliance; Bronze Sponsors AlertMe, EchoStar, HomePNA, iTOK.NET, Minerva Networks, and RoxioNow; and Break Sponsors Firstsource and Quatrro.
For information, visit www.connectionsus.com.
About CONNECTIONS™
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. http://www.connectionsus.com

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