Parks Associates Invites Media to Attend CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 17th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference at CTIA, May 20-23, in the Murano Rooms on the third floor of the Venetian Hotel, directly above the CTIA sessions.

Dallas, Texas, May 15, 2013 - International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 17th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference at CTIA, May 20-23, in the Murano Rooms on the third floor of the Venetian Hotel, directly above the CTIA sessions.


CONNECTIONS™ features interactive panel sessions focused on new roles for service providers, new monetization strategies for connected devices and smart TVs, digital content for multiple platforms, and value-added services. The conference also has keynotes from AT&T, Samsung, Starz, and Parks Associates.

Parks Associates research shows there will be over 200 million smartphone users in the U.S. by year-end 2013 and 66% of U.S. broadband households will have a tablet by the end of this year. The number of people in North America who watch mobile video and TV shows on mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) at least weekly will increase from 63 million in 2012 to 173 million in 2017.

Reporters may contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720.987.6614 to request a meeting with an analyst or participating company executive at the conference.

WHAT: CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference at CTIA

WHEN: May 20-23

WHERE: Murano Rooms, 3rd Floor, Venetian Hotel, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd

PRESS PASS: Available onsite or at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass

SCHEDULE:

Monday, May 20 - Cloud, Apps, and Big Data Surround the Connected Home
10:30 a.m. Impact of Mobility on the Connected Home
10:45 a.m. Evolution of the App Ecosystem
12:00 p.m. KEYNOTE: "Realizing the Connected Life…into a new world of potential"
Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life, Inc.
1:30 p.m. Leveraging Big Data for the Home into Profitable Offerings
3:00 p.m. SPLIT SESSIONS
Monetization of Connected Devices: Apps and Advertising
A Castle in the Clouds: Building Revenues via the Personal Cloud
Healthy Living in the Digital Home: Opportunities and Strategies
4:00 p.m. SPLIT SESSIONS
Mobile Carriers and the Consumer M2M Evolution
Content Delivery: Blending Mobile and Video
Second-screen Evolution: New Experiences and Usage

Tuesday, May 21 - Building the Experience: Evolutionary Steps to Interoperability
8:30 a.m. Big Data and Analytics: Analyst Perspectives
11:00 a.m. Mobile Devices and Apps Extending Usage in the Digital Home
11:15 a.m. Integrating Connected Home Platforms with Connected Devices
12:15 p.m. KEYNOTE: "Emerging markets for IP Home Management"
Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates
1:30 p.m. KEYNOTE: "Adding Value to the Device Ecosystem through Content & Services"
Jonathan Kim, VP, Content & Services, Samsung Media Solutions Center (MSCA), Samsung
2:00 p.m. SPLIT SESSIONS
Mobile Payment Strategies: Reaching the Consumer
Interoperability in the Connected Home: Realizing a Seamless Experience
Evolution of the Smart TV
3:30 p.m. SPLIT SESSIONS
Competing for the Connected Home: What Channel Will Win?
Premium Video on Mobile Devices
Consumer Tech Support: Advanced Tools and Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 22 - Leveraging Connected and Mobile Devices for Content and Controls
8:30 a.m. Changing Connected CE Environment
11:00 a.m. Growth of Connected Devices, Services, and Support
11:15 a.m. Extending the Customer Relationship through Tech Support
1:15 p.m. The Price of Victory: The future for Video Services
2:30 p.m. KEYNOTE: "Thoughts from the Dream Factory: Opportunities and Issues with High-Value Entertainment Content on Mobile Devices"
John Penney, EVP, Strategy, Business Development, & Worldwide Distribution, Starz
3:15 p.m. SPLIT SESSIONS
Search, Discovery, Recommendation: New Revenues and Experiences
New Opportunities for Service Providers: Home Management Services
4:15 p.m. Future Technologies & Solutions: Investment Perspectives

Event 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.

Connected Home Pavilion Hours:
Tuesday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit Parks Associates at CTIA Booth #5550. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113, or visit http://www.connectionsconference.com.

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. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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