15th annual event focuses on cloud media, emerging services, and connected CE
The preliminary list of speakers for the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Conference, hosted by Parks Associates on June 28 -30 at Santa Clara, includes more than 30 executives from the top media, entertainment, controls, and energy companies around the world.
"Unit sales of connected devices - including fixed and portable CE - will near one billion by 2015," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "The market for cloud media solutions is taking shape from this foundation, as consumers purchase connected CE and big players like Amazon develop cloud solutions that leverage demand for anytime/anywhere content access. CONNECTIONS™ features the top companies and speakers in this area as we examine strategies to build successful market solutions."
CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase focuses on entertainment and media platforms, cloud media, content distribution, mobile applications and services, operator strategies, energy management solutions, advanced advertising initiatives, and connected CE.
2011 List of Speakers
Senior Vice President, Digital Media
Fox Networks Group
David Grubb III
Vice President, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences
President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets
Glenn Adler, Director Bus. Devt & Sales, AwoX, Inc.
Ashish Arora, Vice President and General Manager for the Logitech Digital Home Group, Logitech
Seth Bailey, CEO, iTOK.NET
Sukamal Banerjee, VP, Engineering Services, HCL
Stephen Blum, President, Tellus Venture Associates
Gary Brotman, Director, Marketing, Qualcomm Labs
Brandon Brown, CEO, Zodiac Interactive
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation
Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM
Aine Denari, Director of Strategy, Ingersoll Rand
Jim Denney, VP & GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.
Jaime Fink, Senior Vice President of Technology, Pace
John Fisher, CTO & CSA, Troppus Software; Vice President, Product & Technology, EchoStar Technologies
Wynn Grubbs, VP, Business Development and Marketing, PlumChoice
Richard Irving, Managing Partner, Pond Venture Partners Ltd.
Benoit Joly, Senior VP, Operational Marketing, Technicolor
Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband
Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Hillcrest Labs
Jerónimo Macanás, CEO, mgMEDIA
Michele McGarry, VP, Business Development, ThinkAnalytics
Len Rand, Managing Director, Granite Ventures
Dave Rothenberg, WW Marketing Manager, Movea Inc.
Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa, Inc.
Russ Schafer, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, Connected TV, Yahoo!
Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager, Consumer Software, PacketVideo
Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation
Jeff Siegel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi
Bill Stanley, Executive Director, Telcordia
Jamison Tilsner, Business Development and Evangelist, Kantar Video
Fred Wang, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Speaker TBD, EchoStar
CONNECTIONS™ sponsors will host the complimentary webcast "Consumer Cloud Products and Services" on May 11. Visit www.connectionsus.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 972 -490 -1113.
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 email@example.com or call 972 -490 -1113. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit www.connectionsconference.com.
About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start -ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.
The company's expertise includes new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.
Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive conferences CONNECTIONS™, with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®; CONNECTIONS™ Europe; and Smart Energy Summit.
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