CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES addresses Operator Strategies, Connected CE, Smart Grid, Video Everywhere

Parks Associates seeking participants for executive summit

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the Call For Papers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, taking place January 6 at 2011 International CES in Las Vegas. This event provides consumer data and analysis of business and marketing strategies for operators, CE manufacturers, utilities, and communications companies delivering connected devices and advanced services and applications to consumers.

Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ Summit in the South Hall Convention Center during the first day of CES. Parks Associates analysts will moderate interactive panel sessions featuring leading industry executives on the following topics:

Operator Strategies: Video, Services, and Support
Monetizing Connected Consumer Electronics
Energy Utility Executive Roundtable: The Smart Grid and the Home Area Network
Anytime Anywhere Entertainment & Communication
Video Everywhere: Key Strategies

Parks Associates forecasts the number of CE capable of displaying and playing back IP content, including televisions, game consoles, Blu -ray players, set -top boxes, tablet computers, smartphones, and portable multimedia players, will grow from approximately 350 million units worldwide in 2010 to nearly 800 million units by 2014.

"Always -on connectivity, digital distribution, smaller and more portable consumer electronics, and new communications habits are all disruptive forces for CE companies, service providers, content owners, and technology companies in the way they develop and market solutions," said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES combines Parks Associates' analysis, information, and consumer research with insightful conversations among industry leaders who are shaping the future of these industries."

CONNECTIONS™ Summit begins with a roundtable discussion featuring Parks Associates analysts. This session will highlight key consumer and technology trends on core areas of research:

CE buying patterns in the recession
Broadband value -added services
Key trends in video services
Maturation of home networking technologies and applications
Consumer demand and the business case for connected CE
Mobile communications, broadband, and device trends
The new era of 3DTV
Trends in advertising
Consumer support services
Home systems
Health, energy, and home monitoring

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES includes support from CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsors Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, ADB, Gigle Networks, Intamac, Latens, and PacketVideo and CONNECTIONS™ 2011 sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, iTOK, Rovi, and Roxio.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Conferences, visit Deadline for CONNECTIONS™ Summit speaker submissions is September 9.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

For the fifth year, Parks Associates is hosting CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, an interactive event focused on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. The 2011 event, January 6 in the South Hall, includes an evening reception for all attendees.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit offers the ideal start to CES, with all sessions moderated by Parks Associates analysts and offering consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and networking opportunities with the leading analysts in the digital living space.

Mindi Sue Sternblitz -Rubenstein
Parks Associates
972 -490 -1113

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