Parks Associates: Western European homes will purchase over 213 million intelligent screens in 2013

Pace, Intel, Ziggo, Fox International, Com Hem, and more share insights on entertainment and smarthome services at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Dallas, Texas, October 17, 2013 - Parks Associates today announced the speakers and sponsors for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Connected Home, November 12-13 in Amsterdam, an executive conference focused on growth strategies, technologies and services, and consumer trends for the entertainment and smarthome industries in Europe and worldwide.

"Western European homes will purchase over 213 million new 'intelligent' screens in 2013, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart TVs, which will create new opportunities for intelligent services in home, from video content discovery and EPG innovations to expanded smarthome features," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.

The eighth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is sponsored by iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, Cisco, and INSTEON.

Parks Associates analysts moderate interactive sessions featuring speakers from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem:

Paul Dawes, EVP & GM, iControl Networks
Dick Seger, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure
Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange

Ajey Anand, Chief Commercial Officer, Norigin Media
Alan Atkins, VP and Global Head M2M, Wipro Technologies
Stuart Cleary, Director Product Marketing, Media, EMEA, Akamai
Richard Crossley, Business Development Director , EMEA, Intel
Vishal Dhar, Co-founder & President of Marketing, iYogi
Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent
Darren Fawcett, Chief Technical Engineer, Pace plc
Ben Gidley, Director, Multiscreen Solutions, Irdeto
Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff, Inc.
Simon Harrison, Product, Innovation, Technology & Trialling Manager, npower
Benoit Joly, SVP, Smart Home, Technicolor
V. Rory Jones, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, PlanetEcosystems
Michael Lantz, CEO & Founder, Accedo Broadband
Mark Lee, Commercial Director, Intamac
Olaf Loerz, Director, Product Management, Rovi
Matthieu Loreille, VP & GM,Connected Home, Amdocs
Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Mgr. Technology Management, Products & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG
François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO, Viaccess-Orca
Johan Nilsson, Head, Analysis & Competitive Intelligence, Com Hem
Maria Nordgren, VP, Consumer Security Business Line, F-Secure
Colas Overkott, CEO, VISIWARE
Duane Paulson, SVP, Product and Market Development, Linear LLC
Ignacio Rebollo, CEO, Safeview
Daniel Riddell, VP, Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV
Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks
Corrado Rocca, VP, IP Networking Business Unit Head, Advanced Digital Broadcast; Marketing Committee Chair, HGI
Dick Seger, CEO & President, Securitas Direct - Verisure
Daniel Schellhoss, Founder & Executive VP, ProSyst Software
Lisa Skelton, Head of Marketing, Content Delivery, Ericsson Television
Suhasa Sreenivasamurthy, AVP, Solutions Leader - Connected Lifestyle Products, MphasiS
David Stronach, VP, Sutherland Global Services
Jens Tackmann, Head, European Business Development, Pie Digital
JT Taylor, Director, Service Provider Video Technology Group, Cisco
Peter Taylor, Affiliate VP, Fox International Channels
Bram Tijdhof, Senior Strategy Manager, Ziggo
Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe
Ricco Winther, Director, European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs
Jason Wong, Senior Director, International Products and Services, TiVo Inc.

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates
Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates
Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

For information, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. The executive summit focuses on the next generation of services in home controls and access & entertainment, including new partnership opportunities, strategies to engage consumers, and the role of the cloud.

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