CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Utilities and service providers explore new value-added services

Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Digital Home, which features a keynote from Deutsche Telekom and research sessions on home automation, connected-home value-added services, OTT video, and personal cloud solutions.

Dallas, Texas, September 18, 2012 - Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing the Digital Home, which features a keynote from Deutsche Telekom and research sessions on home automation, connected-home value-added services, OTT video, and personal cloud solutions.


The executive conference, produced by Parks Associates in association with ESNA on 13-14 November at the Crowne Plaza South in Amsterdam, explores new business opportunities in connected-home and entertainment value-added services for service providers, energy utilities, retailers, and CE manufacturers.

"The broadband markets in Western Europe have matured," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Over two-thirds of French and Spanish users go online daily, and even among the struggling countries Spain and Italy, penetration of fixed broadband is above 60%. Adding value-added services on top of communication services is an important area of economic growth, and CONNECTIONS™ Europe features high-level speakers addressing the next innovations in IP home services and CE usage."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe keynote: Thomas Knops, Head of Marketing & Sales, Deutsche Telekom - QIVICON

Confirmed speakers:
Gian Paolo Balboni, Head, Trends, Telecom Italia
Jr'me Bidet, R&D Team Manager, Orange Labs
Paul Bristow, VP Strategy, Middleware & Consumer Experience, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)
Joe Buggy, SVP, Customer Lifecycle Management Services, Sutherland Global Services
Scott Burnett, Director, Europe & Global Consumer Electronics, IBM
Harry Crijns, Secretary, ESNA
Bo Danielsen, Project Manager, Smart Metering and Smart Grid, SEAS-NVE; Chairman, ESNA
Paul Dawes, EVP, General Manager, iControl Networks
Metodi Filipov, Managing Director, iMediaShare/Bianor
Stefan Jenzowsky, Head, Media, Siemens CMT
Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo
Cees Links, CEO, GreenPeak Technologies
Andreas Martschitsch, Head, Digital Home, Swisscom
Alice Mascia, Director, Strategy, Sky Deutschland
Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG
Adam Nightingale, Head, Sales, Northern Europe, Irdeto
Telmo Perez Luaces, VP Business Growth, Convergence & Home Line of Business, Orange
Arent van der Feltz, VP Strategy & Legal, Ziggo
Martijn van Drunen, Manager Product Development, N.V. Nuon Energy, a Vattenfall company
Gene Wang, CEO, People Power Company
Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths
Ricco B. Winther, Director, European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs, Inc.
Teus de Zwart, Senior Director International Standards, Echelon

Sponsors include Digitalsmiths; GreenPeak Technologies; PacketVideo; myStrom AG, a subsidiary of Swisscom; People Power Company; and MyHomeServices. Visit www.connectionseurope.com for more information or to submit to speak.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. The executive summit focuses on the next generation of services beyond entertainment, including new partnership opportunities between operators and utilities, strategies to engage consumers through innovative service bundling, the role of the cloud, and how to effectively connect consumers to digital content on various platforms. www.connectionseurope.com

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