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Dallas, TX, United States, 2006/02/09 - Parks Associates announced today the early sponsors and Keynote speakers for the tenth annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 2-4.
Produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, CONNECTIONS™ is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.
This year’s conference topics include digital entertainment, mobile platforms & services, home networking & infrastructure, home management & digital health, and broadband & IP services. Recent research from Parks Associates finds that annual revenue from bundled services in the U.S. will reach $119.5 billion by 2010, as the landscape for residential services continues to show increasing convergence among previously disparate service sectors. Parks Associates’ analysts will present research and analysis on these and other topics throughout CONNECTIONS™, providing a complete picture of the current challenges and future opportunities for the “digital living” industries.
“Consumer technologies for the home are growing up fast,” said Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS™ is the premier forum to discuss the future of digital living technologies, and we are pleased to have the leading executives and visionaries in these industries presenting at this event.”
The list of confirmed Keynotes for CONNECTIONS™ includes:
• Peter Barrett, Chief Technology Officer and General Manager, Engineering, Microsoft TV Group
• Allen Delattre, Global Managing Director, Electronics & High Tech Industry Practice, Accenture
• William O. Leszinske, Jr., General Manager, Networked Media Platform Group, Intel Corp.
• Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Early Sponsors of CONNECTIONS™ include:
• Diamond Sponsors: Accenture; Myrio, A Siemens company; Panasonic; Zigbee Alliance
• Platinum Sponsors: Intel Corp.; Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA™); Philips; Pulse Link; Zensys
• Gold Sponsors: DivX Inc.; Entropic Communications; Insteon by SmartLabs; Nortel
Affinegy; Allegro Software; CEPCA; DigiOn; Digital 5; Digital Deck; Exent Technologies; Jungo Software Technologies; Maxtor; Mediabolic; NDS Technologies; Nero; Pepper Computer; Renesas; Sereniti; Sonic Solutions; Streamload; SupportSoft; Xanboo
Reception Sponsor: Hanley Wood's Digital Home
Break Sponsor: Integra5
Platinum Supporting Organization: Wi-Fi Alliance
Platinum Supporting Publications: Digital Media Wire; FierceWireless
Supporting Organizations: Broadband Services Forum; Broadband Wireless World; CEDIA; Circle F Media; Dempa Publications, Inc.; FinPro; iHollywood Forum; Internet Home Alliance; InterStream LLC; JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization); LonMark International; TAHI (The Application Home Initiative); UHAPI Forum (Universal Home API Forum); VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association); The Wi-Fi Technology Forum (Wi-Fi-TF)
ACM Computers in Entertainment; Automated Buildings; Broadband Daily; Broadband Wireless Business; Casadomo; CEPro; Consumer Electronics Vision; Construtech; Consumer Technology Publishing Group; Dealerscope; Digital Connect; Digital Home Singapore; Digital Lifestyles; Digital Music News; Everything on Demand; Global Sources Publications Ltd.; HiddenWires; Home Toys; IPTV Industry; IP Television Magazine; JEI (Journal of Electronics Industry); Kensei News & Information Services; Mobile Media; Residential Systems; Systems Contractor News; Technology TNT; VTECH; WiMAX Industry
Now in its tenth year, CONNECTIONS™ The Digital Home Conference and Showcase is produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association and is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments.