Industry Executives to Attend 15th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference at Santa Clara Convention Center This Week

Motorola, Starz, AT&T, Verizon to Keynote CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase June 28-30 in Santa Clara, CA.

Executives from content and service providers and companies in entertainment, mobile communications, home management, and consumer electronics are traveling to Santa Clara this week for the 15th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Digital Living Conference & Showcase, hosted by Parks Associates on June 28 -30. Media is invited to attend, including the networking reception on Wednesday, June 29, 6 p.m., to meet with Parks Associates analysts, sponsors, and other attendees.

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. Topics include cloud media & digital content, mobile applications & services, connected CE, broadband & VAS, and home systems.

Consumer interest in multiscreen services and flexible content is steadily increasing, with almost 30% of U.S. broadband households highly interested in an entertainment value -added service that includes the ability to watch TV programs on a computer. Cloud services are also valuable as security measures. Over 50% of U.S. consumers consider multiroom access to music and video content and guaranteed replacement of lost or damaged media to be equally important features of the digital locker.

What: CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase

Keynote schedule:

Tuesday, June 28

"Converged Experiences," David Grubb III, VP, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility at 4:20 PM

Wednesday, June 29

"Opportunities and Challenges For The Dream Factory: Creating High -Quality TV Content For Digital Consumers," John B. Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz, LLC at 9:00 AM

"New Connections for a Digital Life," Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale & Partnerships, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets at 4:00 PM

IBM will hold a special session, "Smarter Home Unified by Cloud" at 1:30 PM

Thursday, June 30

"Consumer Ecosystem Innovation," Eric J. Bruno, VP, Product Management, Verizon Telecom at 9:00 AM

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Agenda: -us/agenda

Press Registration: -us/media/presspass

Download the CONNECTIONS™ Press Sheet at

Contact Holly Sprague at or 720.987.6614 to schedule an interview with a speaker or request materials. Keynote addresses will be live streamed and archived at Please check our blog for updates or follow us on Twitter @CONNECTIONS_US.

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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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