Friday, April 11, 2008

Over 70 Digital Living Experts to Speak at CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates and CEA® today announced the preliminary lineup of executives speaking at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase. More than 70 speakers are confirmed to speak at the executive conference, June 24-26, 2008, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

“CONNECTIONS™ is proud to announce our initial speakers for the conference,” said Elizabeth Parks, VP, Parks Associates. “This diverse group of leaders will discuss new business models and solutions for all areas of digital living, making CONNECTIONS™ a unique networking and learning event critical to all business and strategy managers.”

To understand the global issues regarding television services, a key topic at the event, download the new Parks Associates white paper TV Services in Europe: Update and Outlook from the CONNECTIONS™ website. Parks Associates analysts moderate all CONNECTIONS™ sessions, bringing expert focus on emerging solutions in digital living:

• IPTV and “TV 2.0”
• Service Providers and New Strategies
• Consumer Storage
• Mobile Applications and Content
• Social and Digital Media
• Home and Lifestyle Management – Energy, Health, Safety & Security


• Amy Banse, President, Comcast Interactive Media
• Rebecca Jacoby, SVP & CIO, Cisco Systems, Inc.
• Paul Liao, CTO, Panasonic North America
• Phil McKinney, VP & CTO, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard


• Andy Addis, EVP, Marketing, Hillcrest Labs
• Saul Berman, Media & Entertainment, Global & Americas Strategy Leader, IBM Global Business Services
• Scott Birnbaum, VP, Samsung LCD Business
• Stephen Blum, President, Tellus Venture Associates
• Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Macrovision
• Patrick Cosson, VP, Marketing, VUDU
• Nick Desai, CEO, Juice Wireless
• Pat Dunbar, Director, Mediaroom & Connected TV Advertising, Microsoft Corp.
• Mike Ehlenberger, VP, North America Channel Sales, Actiontec
• Gil Eyal, CEO, Enure Networks
• Thierry Fautier, Director, Telco Solutions, Harmonic Inc.
• Karen Feldman, Media and Entertainment Lead, IBM
• Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO, Integra5
• Rob Gelphman, Chair, Marketing Work Group, MoCA™
• John Gildred, President, SyncTV
• Chano Gomez, VP, Marketing, DS2
• Marc Goodman, Director, Alcatel-Lucent
• Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Grallert, Managing Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, HHI
• Ken Haase, Sr. Director, Product Line Management, Motorola
• Barry Haaser, Senior Director, LonWorks Infrastructure Business, Echelon Corporation Karen Hanley, Senior Director, Marketing & Membership, Wi-Fi Alliance
• Matt Harrison, GM, Medical Business Unit, Texas Instruments
• Brian Henrichs, VP, Business Development, Actiontec Electronics
• David Henry, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Home Products, NETGEAR
• Bill Holmes, VP, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, DivX, Inc.
• Ben Huang, Director, Product Management and Marketing, Microsoft TV
• Amit Jain, VP and GM, CDMA Femtocell Business Unit, Airvana
• Jim Jones, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
• Bradley A. Kayton, COO, 4HomeMedia
• Samir Khazaka, Senior Director, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
• Lou Lenzi, SVP, AudioVox
• Ellis Lindsay, Director, Strategy, Americas, Alcatel-Lucent
• Martin Lindsay, Sr. Business Dev. Mgr., Automotive Entertainment, Bowers & Wilkins
• Joy Marcus, GM, US, Dailymotion
• Avner Matmor, CEO, Yitran Communications Ltd.
• Fred McIntyre, SVP, AOL Video, AOL
• Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac Systems
• Eric Miller, VP, Global Software, Itron
• Jeff Miller, President and CEO, ICTV, Inc.
• Patricia Nakache, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
• Tim Napoleon, Chief Strategist, Media & Entertainment, Akamai Technologies
• Ashwin Navin, President and Co-founder, BitTorrent, Inc.
• Cynthia Pacheco, GM, Philips Telehealth Solutions, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions
• Buno Pati, Co-Founder and CEO, Building B
• Doug Pepper, Partner, InterWest Partners
• Michael Peveler, VP, Corporate Development, AMX
• Sterling Pratz, CEO, Autonet Mobile
• Safi Qureshey, CEO and President, Quartics
• Len Rand, Managing Director, Granite Ventures
• Ty Roberts, CTO, Gracenote
• Robert Rodenbucher, Director, Business Development, AwoX
• Tushar Saxena, Director, Technology, Verizon
• Rick Schwartz, Product Manager, Consumer Software, PacketVideo
• Loren Shade, VP, Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation
• Tony Shakib, CEO & President, Zensys
• Steve Shannon, EVP & GM, Product Development, Gemstar-TV Guide
• Greg Smith, VP, Marketing and Business Development WW, Movea, Inc.
• Singu Srinivas, President, HiWired
• Reuben Steiger, CEO, Millions of Us LLC
• Brian Steel, CEO, VoloMedia
• Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, Digital Media, VentureBeat
• Ryan Tykwinski, Director, Home Entertainment Experience, Best Buy
• Yoav Tzruya, CMO, Exent Technologies
• Hervé Utheza, VP & GM, TV Properties, ORB Networks
• Bruce Watkins, Co-Founder and President/COO, Pulse~LINK, Inc.
• Will West, CEO, Control4
• David Whitlinger, Director, Health Care Device Standards and Interoperability, Continua Health Alliance / Intel Digital Health Group
• Rusty Williams, SVP, Social Media Product Planning, Prospero Technologies, LLC
• Michael Wilson, CEO, Makena Technologies
• Daniel Wong, Director, Product Management, D-Link
• Russell Zack, VP, Product Management, Anystream


• Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems Research, Parks Associates
• John Barrett, Director, Research, Parks Associates
• Michael Cai, Director, Broadband & Gaming, Parks Associates
• Jayant Dasari, Analyst, Parks Associates
• Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates
• Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
• Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
• Harry Wang, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

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