Parks Associates to present service provider strategies and smarthome trends at OSP EXPO 2013

Special research track features executives from Verizon, Ericsson, Broadcom, Clearleap, HP, and other leaders in digital living

Dallas, Texas, October 8, 2013 - Parks Associates today announced the sessions and speakers for the educational track "Research/Trends/Analyst," hosted by the research firm at OSP EXPO 2013 in Dallas, Texas, October 9-10. Parks Associates analysts and company executives will discuss consumer research and service provider strategies in smarthome services, mobile and video, telemedicine, and technical support.

"By 2016, 81% of U.S. households will have a smartphone, 72% will have a tablet, 66% will have Wi-Fi, and 52% will have a smart meter," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Multiple consumer devices will constitute the underlying infrastructure for new smarthome solutions in cloud services, tech support, and digital health. Parks Associates is pleased to be partnering with OSP EXPO to present strategies for service providers to build new recurring revenues."

Telemedicine - New Solutions for Healthcare
Advanced Tools and Infrastructure for Consumer Tech Support
Blending Mobile and Video - Providing Quality Video
Device Interoperability: Standards for the Connected Home
Integration of Connected CE with Home Services
The Future of the Personal Cloud
BYOD's Impact on the Network for SMBs

Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CTO, Cloud Computing, West Region/Cross-Brand, IBM
Thomas Barber, Director, Marketing, Silicon Laboratories/ZigBee
John Barrett, Director, Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates
Randy Berg, Chairman, DECT Forum, US Working Group
Mike Coop, Smart Grid Task Force, UPnP Forum
Shane Dyer, President, Founder, Arrayent
Alex Emmermann, VP, Engineering, Clearleap, Inc.
David Foote, CTO, Hitachi
Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi
Nancy Green, Managing Principal, Verizon Enterprise Solutions - Healthcare, Verizon
Solomon Israel, Head, Customer Engagements, TV & Media Practice, Ericsson
Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates
Barbara Kraus, Director, Research, Parks Associates
Sriram Krishnan, Senior Director, Product Management and Ecosystem, Good Technology
Fady Lamaa, VP, Products, mPortal
Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
Letha McLaren, VP, Product Management, iControl Networks
K. Scott Morrison, CTO, Layer 7 Technologies
Jeff Mortlock, VP Technical Support Practice, Sutherland Global Services
Valmiki Mukherjee, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Cloud Security Alliance North Texas
Rob Ranck, President, HomePlug Alliance
Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks
Eric Rock, CEO, Vivify Health
Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Bill Scheffler, Senior Director, North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance/Sigma Designs
Sean Schneyer, Emerging Business Director, Ericsson
Kumaran Siva, Board Member, HGI; Associate Director, Marketing, Broadcom, HGI/Broadcom
Nate Treloar, VP & GM, Enterprise, RAMP
Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates
Doug Warner, Senior Director, Mobility Strategy, HP
Jeff Wilson, Director, Product Management, NETGEAR
Naeem Zafar, CEO, Bitzer Mobile

Parks Associates is the exclusive research partner for OSP EXPO 2013. The event will feature an exhibit floor with more than 200 exhibitors and a powerful attendee base, 70% of whom will be armed with purchasing authority and influence. For complete information about OSP EXPO 2013 and to register, visit Registration is free. When prompted, enter priority code: OSP2013E.

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 thought leadership conferences CONNECTIONS™, CONNECTIONS™ Europe, and Smart Energy Summit. | | |

Featured Product



RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.