Parks Associates addresses new business models, partnership opportunities at CONNECTIONS™ Summit

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the speakers and Premier members for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit, co-located with the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Dallas, Tex., December 19, 2012 - International research firm Parks Associates today announced the speakers and Premier members for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit, co-located with the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The one-day event, held on Tuesday, January 8, focuses on the changing landscape for the connected home, including sessions on smart TVs, second-screen experiences, connected home partnerships, consumer tech support, and multiscreen services.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier members Digitalsmiths, EcoFactor, IBM, Irdeto, Lowe's, PacketVideo, Qualcomm, Radialpoint, Sigma Designs, Support.com, and Sutherland Global Services.
"The connected home continues to develop into a feature-rich collection of CE devices, broadband-enabled services, and multifunctional set-top boxes and residential gateways," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Consumers are driving this growth, with CE purchase intentions increasing to 63% of U.S. broadband households this holiday season. On average, these shoppers plan to purchase approximately four CE devices. Our analysts and speakers will address the impact as more technology is added to the home, plus the new business opportunities created in these markets."
Speakers:
Eric Anderson, VP, TV Content Strategy, North America, Samsung
Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM
Cameron Clayton, SVP, Digital Product, The Weather Channel Companies
David Foote, CTO, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas
Richard Frankland, Regional VP, Sales, Americas, Irdeto
Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi
Kurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics
Ben Huang, Director, Mediaroom, Microsoft Corporation
Vance Ikezoye, Founder & CEO, Audible Magic
David Jones, EVP Marketing, Shazam
Darren S. Kaufmann, Director, Product Management/Development, Consumer and Mass Business Markets, Verizon
Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director, FiOS TV Product Development, Verizon
Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
Kevin Meagher, VP & G M, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
James Morehead, VP, Product Management and User Experience, Support.com
Vishnu Rao, Associate Director, Smart TV Platform, North America, Sharp
Jesse Redniss, SVP, Digital, USA Network
Vassilis Seferidis, Director, European Business Development, Samsung
Ratul Sengupta, VP, Technology Enabled Services and Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services
Jeff Siegel, SVP, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi Corporation
Jordan Socran, VP, Business Development, Radialpoint
John Steinberg, EVP, Business Development and Co-founder, EcoFactor
Philippe Steinmetz, Director, Home and Content, North America, Orange
Steve Wan, Sr. Director Marketing, Qualcomm Inc.
Ted Werth, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, PlumChoice, Inc.

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth #21944 in LVCC, South Hall 1. Parks Associates will host the Summit in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), 2nd floor, Rooms S204-205.
ABOUT CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES
For the 7th year, international research firm Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, an interactive event focused on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. The 2013 event, January 8 in the South Hall, includes an evening reception for all attendees.
www.connectionssummit.com
www.twitter.com/CONN_Summit #connsummit2013

Featured Product

VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

Now shipping, the new 42 rack space EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure is newest and largest member of VMP's EREN Series. "The EREN Series has been designed for use with a multitude of security, audio, video, and communication components, and the EREN-42E1K is a sizable upgrade in both depth and weight capacity to our popular EREN-42E 19-inch equipment rack enclosure," explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. "The EREN-42E1K has a usable depth of 33 inches and a durable load capacity of 1,300 lbs. (a 30 percent increase from the EREN-42E) to fit just about any and every need." The cost-effective, portable, and fully welded EREN family of 19-inch equipment rack enclosures has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity. The EREN Series, which comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels (with optional locks) allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft. Additional EREN Series specifications include: works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories; rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading; tempered glass front door; double swing steel rear door; adjustable front and rear rails; vented top and bottom; top and bottom cable routing knockouts; reversible hinged front and rear door; casters and leveling feet; ships assembled; EREN-42E1K MSRP: $1,499.00