Parks Associates: Smartphone ownership exceeds desktop ownership in U.S. broadband households

CONNECTIONS™ agenda features over 100 executives discussing connected entertainment, smart home, and Internet of Things

Dallas, Texas, May 13, 2015 -More U.S. households now own a smartphone than a desktop, according to new research that Parks Associates will discuss at the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, in San Francisco. In the last five years, desktop adoption declined from 90% to 69% among U.S. broadband households, while smartphone adoption increased from 36% to 78%. Tablet adoption increased from 7% to 63%.

"The U.S population has made a dramatic shift to mobile devices and services, which they are using to access content in the cloud and check the smart devices in their connected home," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "At CONNECTIONS™, we will analyze the implications of this new post-desktop world."

Keynote Speakers:
Eric Anderson, VP, Content and Product Solutions; GM, Smart Home, Samsung
Daniel Herscovici, SVP & GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable
Farooq Muzaffar, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, Verizon
Mike Soucie, Head of Consumer Product Partnerships, Nest

Fireside Chat Speakers:
Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer, Icontrol Networks
Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life

Tim Alessi, Director - New Product Development, LG Electronics
Amena Ali, Senior VP and GM, WeatherBug Home
Jeff Allen, VP Business and Corporate Development, Clearleap
Satish Annapureddy, Sr. Director, Strategy & Business Development, NeuLion
Sefy Ariely, EVP Americas, Viaccess-Orca
Mio Babic, President & CEO, iStreamPlanet
Avi Barel, Director Business Development, ULE Alliance
Leah Belsky, Senior Vice President of Operations, Kaltura
Greg Berkin, Managing Director, Concours Ventures
Greg Blackett, Senior Product Manager, Tyco
Peter Blanks, Vice President Technology, Asurion
Chris Boross, President, Thread Group
Kris Bowring, Director of Business Development, Iris Smart Home Business Unit, New Business, Lowe's
Justin Butler, VP of Commercial Development, Misfit
Scott Burns, Senior Director of Innovation, Reliant, an NRG Company
Steve Christian, SVP, Marketing, Verimatrix
Jason Donahue, Senior Product Manager, Jawbone
Chris Drake, Vice President, thePlatform
John Driver, Chief Operating Officer, PacketVideo
Kristine Faulkner, VP/GM Home Security & Smart Home, Cox
Manny Fernandez, CEO/Co-founder,
Mike Fisher, Head of Strategy and Innovation, BrightLine
Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub
David Friedman, CEO & Co-Founder, Ayla Networks
Daren Gill, Vice President of Products, Advanced Search and Recommendations, Rovi Corporation
David Glickman, Co-Founder and COO, Lively
Larry Goldman, Director, North American Sales & Business Development, Kwikset
David Grubb, Chief Technical Officer for Cloud Solutions, ARRIS
Tim Harrington, GM Products Group, CEL
Rick Herman, Chief Strategy Officer, MobiTV
Joseph Hopkins, VP of Sales for Media & Entertainment, Verizon Digital Media Services
Kurt Hoppe, VP, Applications & Services, Prodea
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems
Dr. Todd Hylton, EVP, Brain Corporation
Jason Johnson, Co-founder and CEO, August
Philip Jones, Product Information Manager - Video, Sony
V. Rory Jones, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PlanetEcosystems
Jeremy Kaplan, Editor in Chief, Digital Trends
Jay Kenny, Senior Vice President of Marketing,
Joesph Y. Ko, Chairman & CEO, TechKo Maid Inc.
Chris Koverman, VP Engineering and Operations,
Kshitij Kumar, Big Data Consulting Practice Leader, Ericsson
Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
George Land, Business Director, Nexia Home Intelligence, the Ingersoll Rand company
Tom Lattie, VP, Market Management & Development, Video Products, Harmonic
Ed Lee, VP of Content Acquisition, Roku
Dan Lieberman, Head of Research & Standards, SmartThings
Stephen Ludin, Chief Architect, Akamai Technologies
Scott Maddux, Vice President, Business Development, Gracenote
Kenny Mathers, Senior Director, MediaTek Inc.
Adam Mayer, Vice President & General Manager, IntelligentHome, Time Warner Cable
Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer, Icontrol Networks
Ralph Morales III, Innovation Architech, Hewlett Packard
Nancy Nunziati, Vice President of Marketing, Neato Robotics
Jim O'Neill, Principal Analyst, Ooyala
Chris Otto, VP of Business and Product Development, MobileHelp
Amanda Parrilli, Director, Strategic Business Development, The Home Depot
Duane Paulson, SVP Product and Market Development, Nortek Security & Control
Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life
Ryan Petty, Vice President, Product Development & Innovation, ADT Security Services
Andrew Poliak, Global Director, Business Development, QNX Software Systems
Sebastian Popovic, CEO, Zipato
Rob Puric, Director - Product Management Connected Home, Honeywell
Vishnu Rao, Director-Connected Platform, Sharp
Jen Robinson, CTO, AwesomenessTV
Stuart Rosove, VP, Advanced Solutions, Irdeto
Todd Rytting, Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic
Eran Sandhaus, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros
Adam Sager, CEO & Co-founder, Canary
Sridhar Santhanam, Founder & CEO, HFN Inc. / Nanoheal
Curt Schacker, VP, Connected Devices, EVRYTHNG
Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave
Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder, ROC-Connect
Tal Schierau, VP Sales and Account Management, Radialpoint
Ted Schremp, CEO, PEQ
Brian Seemann, President, Resolution Products
Mark Skarpness, Director of Systems Engineering, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation
Geoff Snyder, Vice President, Business Development, Pandora
Darrell Sontag, Vice President, Marketing, Honeywell Life Care
Mark Spates, Head of Connected Home Platform, Logitech
Jody Stark, EVP - Commercial Strategy, Piksel
Mike Talvensaari, VP Product Management, Wowza Media Systems
Jason Thibeault, Sr. Director, Marketing Strategy, Limelight Networks
Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions, Amdocs
Mike Tinskey, Global Director of Electrification and Vehicle Infrastructure, Ford Motor Company
Jeff Unterreiner, Senior Vice President, Connected Living, Assurant Solutions
John Valiton, Chief Business Development Officer, Playtabase
Ali Vassigh, Director of User Experience, Roku
Nick Warnock, President, Wellograph, Inc
Paul Weichselbaum, Executive Vice President, PlumChoice
Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture, Plantronics
Chris Williams, Senior Director Product Strategy, Time Warner Cable
Robin Wilson, VP Business Development, NAGRA
Brett Worthington, VP - General Manager, Wink
Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Özgür Yildirim, North America Business Unit EVP & General Manager, AirTies
Yoel Zanger, CEO and Founder, Giraffic Technologies

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors include Icontrol Networks, CEL, Assurant Solutions, Asurion, HP, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Resolution Products, ROC-Connect,, Affinegy,, Ayla Networks, EVRYTHNG, INSTEON, PlanetEcosystems, PlumChoice, Prodea, Tyco, ULE Alliance, WeatherBug Home, Z-Wave, Greenwave Systems, Radialpoint, Zipato, AirTies, Amdocs, MivaTek, and Nortek Security & Control.

Media and organizations supporting the event include CEDIA, TWICE, AE Ventures, Appliance DESIGN Magazine, Best Web Design Agencies,, Bluetooth SIG, BoogarLists, Cablefax, Conference Guru, Connected Home World, CTIA, Digital Trends, Entertainment Merchants Association, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, HDTV Magazine, Home Energy Magazine, Home Gateway Initiative, HomePlug Alliance,, Innovation & Tech Today, IOT Insights, IoT Perspectives, Light Reading, Mobile Monday, MoCA, NexTV Latam, NFC Forum, Online Payments Market Guide, OSP Magazine, TelcoProfessionals, The Paypers, Thread Group,, U-SNAP Alliance, UMTS Forum, Visibility Magazine, and Women Who Code.

Registration is open, and media are invited to secure a press pass. For more information about CONNECTIONS™, visit Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US, #CONNUS15, and on the CONNECTIONS™ Industry Insights Blog. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at, 720.987.6614.

The 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ hosts over 400 executives in the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries in an intimate networking environment.

The event provides networking opportunities and insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Parks Associates research analysts moderate each session, which feature consumer research on adoption and trends, forecasts of new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and concrete recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services. Throughout the three-day event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

For more information, contact, call 972-490-1113, or visit

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