Thursday, April 2, 2009

Parks Associates addresses Connected CE, Digital Home Support, Controls, and Advanced Media and Services at CONNECTIONS

This year’s CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, will focus on entertainment services, digital home support services, energy management, and advanced networking concepts.

The 13th annual CONNECTIONS™, taking place June 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will feature interactive panels with over 80 speakers and consumer and industry research presented by Parks Associates’ expert analysts. This event attracts senior executives from industries associated with the digital home, new media and content distribution, and mobile applications and services.

CONNECTIONS™ will open with the keynote presentation Embedding Wireless in Consumer Electronics, featuring Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices and Resale for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. Conference sessions focus on four primary tracks while maintaining the broad industry overview necessary to capture all opportunities that exist in these complex, interconnected markets.

Main Sessions
>> New Connectivity, Services, Opportunities
>> Marriage of Online Video to CE
>> Entertainment 2.0
>> Connected TV Strategies
>> Truth in Networking, hosted by MoCA
>> Bringing the Smart Grid to the Smart Home
>> Building the Holistic Support Environment
>> What’s coming next?, a special venture capitalist session

Tracks and sessions include:

Content & Services
>> TV 2.0 – The Future of the Set-Top Box
>> WebTV: Extreme TV Makeover?
>> Interactive Services: Engaging the Consumer
>> Making the Ad Models Work
>> Multimedia on Mobile Devices

Connected CE
>> Extending the Reach of Wired Networks/Interfaces
>> Bringing “Cloud Media” to CE Devices

Support & Management
>> Driving the Next Dollar: The Role of VAS
>> Service Provider Home Networking Strategies: RGs and Services
>> Remote Technical Support

Home Controls
>> New Applications and Services in Home Management & Controls
>> Wireless Home Controls: New Roles and Functionality

CONNECTIONS™ also features three pre-show events on June 2, including a strategic workshop featuring Parks Associates’ expert analysts; the Telecom Executive Summit: Digital DNA for Service Providers, hosted by Pivot Media; and an open house hosted by Jetro.

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