Cisco Systems VP to Deliver Keynote at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Parks Associates and industry leaders to discuss the Internet of Things and the smart home in San Francisco, California, May 13-15

Dallas, Texas, May 7, 2014 - Parks Associates announced today that Joe Chow, VP/GM - Connected Devices, Cisco Systems, Inc., will deliver the keynote "How Can the Internet of Everything Enable Connected Life" at CONNECTIONS™ on May 14, 11:45 a.m. The three-day executive conference focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer.


"Home networks and broadband ubiquity form the foundation of the Internet of Everything (IoE) paradigm that Mr. Chow will discuss," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Parks Associates' 1Q 2014 research shows the average U.S. broadband households now has 7.4 connected CE devices, and 83% of U.S. broadband households have a home network router. Cisco is a leader in the industry, and Mr. Chow's keynote will share valuable insights on creating the 'connected life' ecosystems with the right combination of software, devices, and cloud technologies."

The international research firm will host the 18th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 13-15 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Mr. Chow's keynote will address the value and importance of data, the role of partnerships, and the new business models available to generate revenue for companies operating in the connected home. Attendees of the conference include high-level executives from start-ups, Fortune 500, venture capitalists, public relations, and media companies.

Also, Cisco's JT Taylor, Senior Manager of Video Marketing, is participating at CONNECTIONS™ in the session "Tomorrow's Set-Top Boxes," on May 15 with speakers from NETGEAR, Verizon EdgeCast, and Roku.

CONNECTIONS™ keynotes include executives from ARRIS, AT&T, Ericsson, iControl Networks and Cisco Systems.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsor Cisco; Reception Sponsor iControl Networks; Silver Sponsors Amdocs, Lowe's, Qualcomm, and Support.com; Bronze Sponsors ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI, INSTEON, Logitech Harmony, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Silicon Image, and Z-Wave; Program Guide Sponsor NAGRA; Breakfast Sponsors Ayla Networks and GreenWave Reality; and Break Sponsors AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear, and SmartRG.

For more information, please visit www.connectionsconference.com. Press registration is open. Please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com to inquire about a meeting with a speaker or request specific research. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass.

About CONNECTIONS™
The 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Hosted by research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ features research presentations, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries.

The event provides interactive discussions, data on consumer trends, and market analysis, with strategic insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. The event also features a showcase area where attendees can preview demos from event sponsors.

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

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