Parks Associates Invites Media to Attend CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase

AT&T, Verizon, and Best Buy to Keynote Technology Conference, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7

Dallas, Texas, June 4, 2012 - International research firm Parks Associates will host the 16th Annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Media is invited to attend CONNECTIONS™, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network, and meet with analysts, keynotes, speakers, sponsors, and other attendees.


The conference features interactive panel discussions with more than 500 industry executives and analysts. Topics include strategies to monetize digital content, mobile apps & services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. Keynotes include AT&T, Verizon and Best Buy, and IBM is hosting the special session "Industry Convergence and the Smarter Home Cloud."

"Nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households use the Internet to watch video on TV, and consumers worldwide spend over $14 billion on smartphone app downloads," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ provides a unique mix of market research, data, and industry insight on the trends impacting today's connected consumer."

Parks Associates will also host the Connected Home Pavilion, an area on the TIA exhibit floor where operators, manufacturers, and solutions providers for the digital home, such as Verizon, Dell, Ericsson, and Hitachi, will present demonstrations of their products and services.

What: CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012
www.ConnectionsConference.com

When: TUESDAY, JUNE 5 - THURSDAY , JUNE 7

Where: Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051

Keynotes: Streamed live and archived at http://www.parksassociates.com/streaming

TUE, JUNE 5 - 10:15 a.m.
"Beyond Speed....to the Digital Life"
Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life, AT&T

WED, JUNE 6 - 5:00 p.m.
"The Connected Home: Heart of the Borderless Lifestyle"
Mike Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer for Consumer & Mass Business Markets, VERIZON

THU, JUNE 7 - 10:45 a.m.
"Security, Controls, Energy Management, Connected Appliances - Accelerating the Adoption of the Connected Home"
Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead Home & Energy Management, BEST BUY

IBM will host the session "Industry Convergence and the Smarter Home Cloud" on WED, JUNE 6, 2:30 p.m.

CONNECTED HOME PAVILION exhibit hall hours:
• TUE, JUNE 5 - 5:00 - 6:30 PM
• WED, JUNE 6 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM
• THU, JUNE 7 - 10:30 - 2:30 PM

Press Registration: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media

Data Sheet: http://www.parksassociates.com/bento/uploads/file/connections/CONN2012-Press-2012.pdf

Contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720.987.6614 to schedule an interview with a speaker or request materials. The CONNECTIONS™ blog address is www.connectionsindustryinsights.com. Follow us on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and #connUS12.

About CONNECTIONS™
Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. sales@parksassociates.com; 972-490-1113; www.connectionsconference.com.

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. www.parksassociates.com; www.twitter.com/ParksAssociates.

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