Digital cable and telco/IPTV services reach 18% of Western European households, but demand for interactive and connected home services comparable to U.S.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features insights from Technicolor, ADB, IBM, Cisco, Cable Europe Labs, Deutsche Telekom, and more

Parks Associates today announced the speakers and final agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit: Monetizing Connectivity and User Experiences, a one -day executive summit offering insights into business strategies for digital content, value -added services, connected CE, and advanced video devices and services. The event will take place April 27, 2010, at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

"Although fewer households in Western Europe have digital cable and telco/IPTV services when compared to the U.S., consumers from both regions express similar levels of demand for interactive services such as video -on -demand and connected home applications such as networked set -top boxes," said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers will discuss these new technologies and the business strategies that best leverage this consumer demand."

Benoit Joly, Vice -President, Home Network & Applications, Technicolor, will present the opening keynote "Reshaping the Digital Home Opportunity with Next Gen Media Devices Delivery."

Other participating speakers:

David Noguer Bau, Head of Carrier Ethernet & Multiplay Marketing, Juniper Networks
Jonathan Beavon, Director, Segment Marketing, NDS
Regina Bernhaupt, Director, User Experience Research, ruwido
Paul Bristow, VP Strategy, Middleware & Consumer Experience, ADB (Advanced Digital Broadcast)
Ronald Brockmann, Managing Director, Europe, ActiveVideo Networks
Rob van den Dam, Global Telecom Sector Leader IBV, IBM
Jean -Michel Demoulin, Cable, Digital Media & IPTV Strategy - European Markets, Cisco
Keith Donovan, Sales & Marketing Director, Intamac Systems Ltd
Tim Hadley, Director, Corporate Communications, Omnifone
Pierre Hunter, VP, EMEA, Verimatrix
Klaus Illgner -Fehns, Managing Director, Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH; HbbTV
Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband
Michael Leigh, Director, Business, Northern Europe, Latens Systems
Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG
Trond Neergaard, Founder & Managing Partner, Cloudberry Associates
Peter Percosan, CTO, Cable Europe Labs
Rolf Uwe Placzek, CEO, Acetrax
Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
Anthony Smith -Chaigneau, Managing Director, SVP Business Development, Alticast
Andy Tiller, Marketing Vice Chair, FEMTO Forum; VP, Marketing, ip.access
Milya Timergaleyeva, VP Market Strategy, Oregan Networks Ltd
Christopher Townsley, Director, European Sales, Limelight Networks
Andrew Wajs, CTO, Irdeto
Olivier Wellmann, VP, Product Management, OpenTV

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Advisory Sponsors are Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), Intamac, and Latens. Companies in the Premier Program include ActiveVideo Networks, Gigle Networks, PacketVideo, RedMere, and Rovi.

For information or to register for CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit


CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, are executive events offering high -level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

The next CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27 April 2010, and focus on digital media, consumer electronics, and market opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and manufacturers.

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Mindi Sue Sternblitz -Rubenstein
Parks Associates
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