Parks Associates and CEA today welcomed Global Inventures Inc. as a Platinum Sponsor to CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, to be held May 5-7, 2004


Contact: Elizabeth Parks
Parks Associates
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April 6, 2004 Dallas, TX - Parks Associates and CEA today welcomed Global Inventures Inc. as a Platinum Sponsor to CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, to be held May 5 -7, 2004. Global Inventures, a leading provider of management services to high -tech alliances, will be hosting "The Global Inventures Connected Circle" showcasing some of their current alliances in the home and industrial networking arena.

The Global Inventures Connected Circle will highlight initiatives from the ZigBee™ Alliance (low -power wireless Networking), The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (broadband multimedia networking over existing coax), WiMedia™ Alliance (wireless personal area network for multimedia devices) and HomePlug™ Powerline Alliance (high -speed networking over powerline).

"Connections is a major event for many of our clients," said Deepak Kamlani, President and CEO of Global Inventures, Inc. "We're happy to be returning as a Platinum Sponsor and to bring together four of our managed communities to provide strategic direction and technology insight to those attending the show."

Deepak Kamlani, president and CEO of Global Inventures, will share his outlook regarding the keys to success for the digital home in the opening plenary for Thursday, May 6, entitled The Next Five Years for the Digital Home.

"Global Inventures has been an important player in providing guidance and support for much -needed standardization efforts," said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. "Such efforts are necessary for this market to reach its true potential, and our CONNECTIONS™ audience will benefit from the insight and experience Global Inventures community of technology alliances featured in the Digital Home Showcase."

Additional speakers on the CONNECTIONS™ agenda, from alliances within the Global Inventures' Connected Circle, include: Bob Heile, Chairman, ZigBee™ Alliance; Oleg Logvinov, President, HomePlug™ Powerline Alliance; Ladd Wardani, President, Multimedia over Coax Alliance; and, Jim Meyer, Chair, WiMedia™ Alliance Marketing Working Group.

In addition, the HomePlug™ Powerline Alliance will be hosting a Member Meeting and Open House and Reception in conjunction with CONNECTIONS™ pre -conference program. This is your opportunity to learn valuable information about the HomePlug Alliance and hear about upcoming specifications such as HomePlug AV and prospects for HomePlug networking as a basis for broadband Internet access. Guests are invited to attend afternoon presentations commencing at 1:00PM on Tuesday, May 4th as well as the evening reception which will get -underway at 6:30pm. Register until April 23 at

CONNECTIONS™ will take place at the Wyndham Anatole in Dallas, Texas, on May 5 -7, 2004. Registration, as well as more information on the conference, is available at

About Global Inventures Connected Circle:

Global Inventures, Inc. (Accelerating results through collaborationTM) is a leading provider of management services to high -technology alliances. Since 1993, Global Inventures has facilitated delivery of more than 20 specifications, and currently manages fifteen high -tech alliances developing technologies in the web infrastructure, communications, networking and enterprise software markets. For more information visit:

HomePlug™ Powerline Alliance: HomePlug is a non -profit industry association created to foster an open specification for networking consumer electronics and computing products in the home using powerlines. For more information visit:

Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA): MoCA is a new organization dedicated to enabling broadband multimedia networking over existing home coaxial cable systems. For more information visit:

WiMedia™ Alliance: The WiMedia Alliance is a not -for -profit open industry association formed to promote personal -area range wireless connectivity and interoperability among multimedia devices in a networked environment. For more information visit:

ZigBee™ Alliance: The ZigBee™ Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost -effective, low -power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. For more information visit:

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies. CONNECTIONS™ provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of the digital home value chain. Industry and consumer perspectives are provided through presentation of Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a show floor displaying the latest technologies. For information on sponsoring, speaking, or attending CONNECTIONS™, please visit

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