Top executives to present business strategies, market opportunities for the connected home

Key executives address challenges, opportunities as North American sales of Internet-connectable CE exceed 100 million units in 2012

Dallas, Texas, May 31, 2012 - Parks Associates today announced the lineup of speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase at TIA 2012, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan. CONNECTIONS™ at TIA is the leading event for service providers, device manufacturers, and advanced technology companies working on solutions for the connected consumer.

According to Parks Associates, consumer demand for online video content from sources such as Netflix, Facebook, and YouTube will drive sales of smart TVs worldwide to over 260 million units in 2016. That same year, U.S. revenues for IP-connected home service bundles, including control, automation, and security monitoring services, will exceed $3 billion.
CONNECTIONS™ speakers will address the opportunities, challenges, and new strategies arising from increasing connectivity in the home:
David Adams, Accedo
Ade Adeosun, comScore, Inc.
Chris Allen, SMGx
Peter Ansel, Clearleap
Marc Beckwitt, MediaNaviCo, a Technicolor Company
Allen Billings, MobiTV
Dean Bolte, Omnifone
Jeff Brooks, ARRIS
Brandon Brown, Zodiac Interactive
Joe Buggy, Sutherland Global Services
Jaime Burgoa, Ericsson
Scott Burnett, IBM
Adam Cahan, IntoNow from YAHOO!
Nick Chakalos, Catch Media
Peter Chantel, SugarSync, Inc.
Viet Chu, Sprint Nextel
Michael Clay, Verizon
Ted Connell, IBM
Paul Coppinger, Apriva
Áine Denari, Ingersoll Rand
Jim Denney, TiVo Inc.
Mikko Disini, Bytemobile
Shane Dyer, Arrayent
Dan Eakins, Zeitera
Lewin A.R.W. Edwards, Honeywell International, Inc.
John Fisher, Troppus Software; EchoStar Corporation
Dan Flagler, Verizon
David Foote, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas
Tracy Geist, Civolution
Asher Gendelman, Zephyr Technology
Daren Gill, Veveo, Inc.
Yosi Glick, Jinni
Sunil Gujral, Quatrro Global Services Pvt Ltd
Ed Haslam, YuMe
Jason Henderson, Verizon
Conrad Herrmann, Primadesk
Brian Henrichs, Actiontec Electronics
Geoff Hollingworth, Ericsson
Kurt Hoppe, LG Electronics
Ben Huang, Microsoft
Madan Jagernauth, Mavenir
Tom Karinshak, Comcast
Tom Kennedy, Cisco
Martin Kienzle, IBM
Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Verizon
Jerry Kurtze, Motorola Mobility
Dennis Kyle, Tendril
Art Lancaster, Affinegy
David Larkin, Plexus Entertainment
Steve Levine, F-Secure
Chad Lucien, Hillcrest Labs
Rick Marazzani, Exent
Ted May, Synacor
Dean McCormick, BlackArrow
Joe Mocerino, Fujitsu
James Morehead,
David Moss, People Power
Todd O'Brien, Dell
John Penney, Starz Entertainment and Starz Media
Duncan Potter, Edgeware
Dan Ramos,
Paul Ranger, NDS
Stuart Rench, ihiji
Sokwoo Rhee, Millennial Net representing IPSO Alliance
Eric Riddleberger, IBM
Greg Roberts, iControl Networks
Marty Roberts, thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiary
Eran Rom, Jungo
Stuart Rosove, Irdeto
Jerome Rota, PacketVideo
Ken Roulier, Amdocs
Steve Samuels, CSG Media, LLC
Russ Schafer, Yahoo!
Bill Scheffler, Z-Wave Alliance/Sigma Designs
Loren Shade, Allegro Software
Steve Shapiro, ADT Security Systems, Inc.
Aaron Sheedy, Nuance Communications
Ohad Shvueli, PrimeSense
Melissa Simpler, Affinegy
Frank Sinton, MeFeedia
Jordan Socran, Radialpoint
Robert Stepanian, Nexstep
David Strehlow, Huawei Technologies
Matt Swatsky, Lutron
Peter Taylor, Dish Network
Jason Thibeault, Limelight Networks
Adam Tichelaar, Amdocs
Edgar Villalpando, ActiveVideo Networks
Gene Wang, People Power Company
Ben Weinberger, Digitalsmiths
Jack Weixel, Google, Inc.
Ted Werth, PlumChoice
Paul Woidke, Nagra-OpenTV

Information about CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at
The 16th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase will be co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network on June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.

The executive research conference includes presentations from Parks Associates' leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries. CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 also features The Connected Home Pavilion, an area on the TIA exhibit floor where attendees can preview demos from operators, manufacturers, and solutions providers for the digital home.

For more information, contact, call 972-490-1113, visit

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