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Connected CE Key Focus at CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe

Executive Summit features Parks Associates analysts and industry leaders, November 4 in Amsterdam

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates today announced the speakers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit, which will detail the Roadmap for Connected CE.

The Summit, hosted by Parks Associates on November 4, 2009, at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, will quantify consumer demand and analyze business strategies as Internet-capable devices are added to the network and create new opportunities in sharing content and expanding interactive services.

"Connected CE changes the equation for the digital home, creating demand for more Web-based and on-demand content and applications on a variety of platforms," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "Revenues from online video and on-demand video content will exceed $16 billion in Western Europe by 2013, driven by connected devices and multiscreen content strategies. CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe explores the business opportunities created by connected products and services, including their impact on consumer expectations and the ripple effect to other devices and systems in the home."

Rob Timmer, Senior Director Net TV, BU TV, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, will deliver the Keynote Address for CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation
  • Ronald Brockmann, Managing Director, ActiveVideo Europe
  • Bill Correll, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Eyecon Technologies
  • Brian Donnelly, VP, Sales & Marketing, Icron Technologies
  • Matthew Huntington, VP, Product Marketing, OpenTV
  • Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
  • Christer Larsson, CEO and Co-founder, Makewave (formerly Gatespace Telematics AB); VP EMEA, OSGi Alliance
  • Wouter Leibbrandt, Manager, Advanced Systems Lab, NXP Semiconductors
  • Andy Nobbs, Chief Commercial Officer, Civolution
  • Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
  • Neerav Shah, VP Business Development, Verimatrix
  • Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
  • Peter Smyth, CEO, RedMere
  • Bill Stanley, Executive Director, Operations Solutions, Telcordia
  • Frederic Van Durme, Head of Product Management, Thomson
  • Andrew Wajs, CTO, Irdeto Group, Irdeto/Cloakware

Summit Sessions

  • Connected Europe: Trends and Numbers
  • Defining the New Video Experience
  • Evolution of the "Digital Furnace": Residential Gateways and Set-top Boxes
  • Business Models for On-Demand Lifestyles
  • Enabling Technologies: Connecting It All
  • Wrapping It Up - Predictions for the Next Five Years

CONNECTIONS(TM) Global Sponsors are HD-PLC Alliance, DSC, NXP, Radialpoint, Rovi, ActiveVideo Networks, Affinegy, Icron, Irdeto, ProVision Communications, Telcordia, and Zilog. CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Advisory Sponsors are Eyecon Technologies and CONNECTIONS(TM) Premier Sponsor RedMere.

Register at www.connectionseurope.com. For information on attending this event, please visit www.connectionseurope.com.

About CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, provide attendees with high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

The next CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4 November 2009, and focuses on the impact of new platforms, consumer buying habits, and new business models and opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and consumer electronics companies. http://www.connectionseurope.com

    Contact: Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein
    Parks Associates
    972-490-1113
    Email: [email protected]

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