Parks Associates examines Cloud Media, Connected CE, IP Value -Added Services, and Mobile Devices and Services at CONNECTIONS™

CONNECTIONS™ to be held June 28-30, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda, featuring the core topic areas of CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, including mobility and communications, entertainment and content, connected consumer electronics, and cloud -based value -added services.


The three -day event, June 28 -30 at Santa Clara, Calif., offers a unique mix of market research presentations, trending data, insight from industry leaders, and discussion of the current strategies and future challenges in providing connectivity and technology services for consumers.

Cloud media is an important topic at this year's CONNECTIONS™ due to the challenges for this market in reaching its tremendous potential. Parks Associates research finds consumers are highly interested in the cloud concept, notably the prospect of having anytime, anywhere access to their media. However, less than one -third of U.S. broadband households see the value of the digital locker concept specifically for music, photo, or video content, due in large part to current fragmentation of the market.

"Current cloud services are mostly one -way solutions - pushing content to the consumer - and limited to one type of media," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "For a solution to fit the personal cloud category, it must offer the ability to upload all content to remote storage, enable ubiquitous access from multiple IP -connected devices, and work with multiple formats. At CONNECTIONS™, we will analyze new solutions and the demand for offerings such as online data/backup services that allow consumers to access and update files and content from any connected device."

Jon Cody, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, Fox Networks Group, will present the opening keynote at CONNECTIONS™ on Wednesday, June 29.

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include Association Sponsor CEA; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX, LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company, and PacketVideo; and Bronze Sponsors iTOK.net and Sonic Solutions. Premier Program Members are Gigle Networks, HCL, Intel, LEVEL, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Rovi, Sigma Designs, and Verizon Wireless.

For information, visit www.connectionsus.com or contact 972 -490 -1113, info@parksassociates.com.

CONNECTIONS™:

The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, attracts over 500 executives focused on innovative consumer technology solutions. The 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ will take place June 28 -30, 2011, in Santa Clara.

This unique conference and showcase highlights consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, showcases key players and new technologies, and delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value -added services, and home systems.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113.

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