AT&T Services and Verizon to Keynote CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Living Conference and Showcase at TIA 2012
DALLAS, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Parks Associates today announced the preliminary list of speakers for the 16th annual CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan, Dallas, Texas. Executives from AT&T Digital Life, AT&T Services and Verizon will present keynotes at CONNECTIONS(TM), addressing the impact of multiscreen convergence and second-screen services on the service provider market.
According to Parks Associates, North American consumers will buy 110 million smartphones and 32 million media tablets in 2012, and the amount of video they are consuming on these platforms is rapidly increasing.
"The average U.S. broadband user watches 36 minutes of video on a tablet and 102 minutes of video on a mobile phone every week," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "As consumers adopt multiple connected platforms, opportunities to build new business around multiscreen content distribution, value-added services like tech support, and advanced advertising are vast. CONNECTIONS(TM) clarifies the roles of various players within the converging connected consumer ecosystem."
At CONNECTIONS(TM), Parks Associates' leading analysts moderate all sessions. The analysts, joined by 100+ speakers, will present new consumer research and industry trends about emerging business models and opportunities in digital content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.
KEYNOTESKevin Petersen, SVP - AT&T Digital Life, AT&T ServicesMike Ritter, CMO, Consumer & Mass Business Markets, Verizon
PANELISTSDavid Adams, VP Corporate Development, AccedoChris Allen, SVP/Director, Video Innovation, SMGxPeter Ansel, VP Business Development, ClearleapJoe Buggy, SVP, Customer Lifecycle Management Services, Sutherland Global ServicesNick Chakalos, President, Catch MediaHumphrey Chen, Executive Director-New Business Ventures, Verizon WirelessAine Denari, Director, Strategy, Residential Solutions, Ingersoll RandJim Denney, VP, GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.Mikko Disini, Director, Product Marketing, BytemobileSunil Gujral, Business Lead - Technical Solutions Group, Quatrro Global Services Pvt LtdJason Henderson, Product Manager, FiOS TV, VerizonKurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG ElectronicsDennis Kyle, VP, Strategic and New Market Development, TendrilArt Lancaster, CTO, AffinegyChad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest LabsJames Morehead, VP Product Management and User Experience, Support.comTodd O'Brien, Services Marketing Director, North America Consumer, DellJohn Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz Entertainment and Starz MediaMike Petrocelli, SVP Sales America, CivolutionDuncan Potter, CMO, EdgewareMarty Roberts, SVP, Sales & Marketing, thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiaryStuart Rosove, VP, Corporate and Online Marketing, IrdetoJerome Rota, SVP, Consumer Products and Services, PacketVideoKen Roulier, Deputy CTO, Broadband, Cable & Satellite Division, AmdocsRuss Schafer, Senior Director, Product Marketing Yahoo! Connected TV and Desktop, Yahoo!Frank Sinton, CEO, MeFeediaLoren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro SoftwareOhad Shvueli, VP, Sales and Marketing N.A., PrimeSenseAdam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions & Program Management N.A., AmdocsBen Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths Paul Woidke, SVP & GM, Advanced Advertising, Nagra-OpenTV
CONNECTIONS(TM) sponsors: CEA, IBM, Actiontec, Affinegy, Allegro Software, Digitalsmiths, PacketVideo, Quatrro, Sutherland Global Services, Waterstone Management Group, Irdeto, Sigma Designs, and HomePlug Powerline Alliance.
About CONNECTIONS(TM) at TIA
Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS(TM) at TIA 2012 focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.
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