Big Data and Connected CE a key focus at CONNECTIONS™ at CTIA

Parks Associates announced today the research firm will host two special analyst sessions at CONNECTIONS™ on May 21 and 22, "Big Data and Analytics" and "The Changing Connected CE Environment."

Dallas, Texas, May 8, 2013 - Parks Associates announced today the research firm will host two special analyst sessions at CONNECTIONS™ on May 21 and 22, "Big Data and Analytics" and "The Changing Connected CE Environment." The two sessions are complimentary to all qualified attendees at CTIA 2013 and will precede the CTIA keynotes featuring executives from Alcatel-Lucent, Adobe, Deutsche Telekom, General Motors, MicroStrategy, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Rovio Entertainment Ltd., SocialRadar, Target, Telefónica S.A., U.S. Cellular, and Walmart.

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA on May 20-23 in Las Vegas, focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer.
"Big Data and Analytics" features Tom Kerber, director, research, home controls and energy, Parks Associates, May 21, 8:30 a.m.
"The Changing Connected CE Environment" features Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates, May 22, 8:30 a.m.
"Wireless devices are powerful tools that enhance our work and personal lives, yet we've only begun to scratch the surface of mobile technologies' capabilities and benefits," said CTIA VP and Show Director Rob Mesirow. "Attendees of the CONNECTIONS™ co-located conference at CTIA 2013 will get a better sense of how big data and connected consumer products are becoming closer to reality for today's consumers, who recognize the advantages of being able to do everything from remote monitor their homes' energy usage to watch and record security systems in their homes."
"The data from connected products and systems is the key that will unlock new products, features, and applications," Kerber said. "Data analytics will transform the connected home into the smart home."
"Forty-four percent of tablet owners increased their video viewing on this device over the past year, and 32% of smartphone owners report a similar increase," Sappington said. "Ownership of connected and mobile CE has fundamentally changed consumer habits, pushing the number of U.S. online video viewers to more than 190 million by 2017. At CONNECTIONS™, we will examine the implications of connected CE proliferation and its ripple effect in multiple areas, including content licensing, user interfaces, and broadband and value-added services."
CONNECTIONS™ also features keynotes from AT&T, Parks Associates, Samsung, and Starz. Sponsors include Cisco, Sprint, Allegro, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Sutherland Global Services, UpdateLogic, Amdocs, Arrayent, Asurion, MphasiS, Net2TV, Qresolve, Sigma Designs, Support.com, AlertMe, Linear, and HomePlug Alliance.
For information, visit http://www.connectionsconference.com and follow event updates on Twitter with the hashtag #connus13. To RSVP for the complimentary sessions, go to http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-ctia.
About CONNECTIONS™
The 17th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will be co-located with CTIA 2013 on May 20-23, 2013, at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer. The event features consumer research and market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.
CONNECTIONS™ also features the Connected Home Pavilion, an area on the CTIA 2013 exhibit floor where attendees can preview demos from technology solutions providers for the digital home. http://www.connectionsconference.com

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