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Parks Associates addresses new business strategies impacting connected and mobile devices at CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES

920+ Million Connected Devices will be sold in 2012

(PresseBox) (Dallas, Texas, ) New connected products and technologies, including smart HDTVs, voice controls, Android tablets, and multifunction e-readers, are changing the way consumers access and manage content in the home. International research firm Parks Associates will highlight its latest consumer and industry research in these key markets at CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas on January 10.

The summit, hosted in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S204-S205, during the first day of CES, features sessions with Parks Associates analysts and senior executives from Verizon, Best Buy, Motorola, IBM, and other leading companies discussing the changing entertainment and device landscape and its impact on consumers. Following the sessions, GSMA is sponsoring the CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit Networking Reception.

Parks Associates forecasts more than 920 million connected devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be sold worldwide in 2012 and revenues from operator-provided cloud-based value-added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015. CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit sessions address the television's evolving role in the home, content distribution across multiple screens, new value-added services including energy management, and consumer interest in the digital locker to store content.

"We have a stellar lineup of participants this year," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "We designed the Summit panels to provide research insight and analyst perspectives followed by an interactive discussion about key business issues and the most pressing challenges to companies in these markets."

Participants at the event include representatives from:

Akamai Technologies
Best Buy
Blue Line Innovations
GE Appliances
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
Insight Communications
LEVEL Studios
LG Electronics
Motorola Mobility
Orange; UMTS Forum
Qualcomm Atheros
Rovi Corporation
Siemens Communications, Media and Technology
thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast

CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit includes support from Premier Program Members, which include Digitalsmiths; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; Siemens; and Technicolor.

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth # 20259 in the LVCC South Hall 1.


CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES, hosted by Parks Associates, is an interactive event focused on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. The 2012 event, January 10, includes an evening reception for all attendees.

CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit is the ideal start to CES, with all sessions moderated by Parks Associates analysts and offering consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and networking opportunities with the leading analysts in the digital living space.

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