CONNECTIONS™ announces AT&T keynote focused on future role of wireless technologies in consumer electronics

AT&T's Glenn Lurie to discuss strategies and benefits of embedding wireless capabilities into new categories of mobile devices

Parks Associates announced today that Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Devices and Resale, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, will deliver the opening keynote for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase.


CONNECTIONS™, hosted by Parks Associates, will take place June 2 -4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This executive conference and showcase attracts senior executives from all industries associated with the digital home, new media and content distribution, and mobile applications and services.

Mr. Lurie will present the opening keynote "Embedding Wireless in Consumer Electronics" on June 2 at 4:30 p.m. He will discuss the role of wireless capabilities in emerging devices and how consumers will use wirelessly enabled devices to stay connected with each other and with the content and services they desire.

"The role of CE in and outside of the home is evolving, with significant efforts to bring Internet connectivity to a variety of different devices," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "There will be over 4.5 billion mobile phone users worldwide by 2013, with over 3.5 billion served by 3G technology. In the U.S. alone, the number of mobile broadband users will increase by more than 200% between 2008 and 2013. AT&T has invaluable insight into how to service and monetize this huge population of the customers, so we are pleased to welcome Glenn to CONNECTIONS™."

Lurie leads AT&T's strategic initiative to drive innovation in bringing wireless connectivity to a host of new consumer electronics devices and applications - including personal computers, Internet devices, in -car entertainment and navigation systems, cameras, and machine -to -machine communications solutions.

For more information on CONNECTIONS™, visit http://www.connectionsconference.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972 -490 -1113.

About CONNECTIONS™
CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

This unique research -driven executive conference and showcase, hosting close to 1,000 attendees each year, delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value -added services, and home systems. http://www.connectionsconference.com



Contact: Elizabeth Parks
Parks Associates
972 -490 -1113
Email: eparks@parksassociates.com

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