Inaugural CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit to Address Connected Home Strategies

Redactie AV & Domotica | 21 maart 2008
Parks Associates and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) today announced the agenda and early sponsors for the inaugural CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, taking place May 19, 2008, in cooperation with TM Forum`s Management World 2008 in Nice, France.

This CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will be the first of two 2008 seminars for the European continent. These summits will host high-level strategists and executives active in the digital living space and feature discussions and analysis on designing, developing, and marketing advanced products and services for the home.

"By 2012, more than 70 million households worldwide will have a residential gateway solution provided by a service provider," said Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "This growing population of connected homes creates new opportunities for advanced solutions such as multiroom DVR and streaming multimedia applications, enhanced communications, and home monitoring. The CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit series will focus on the key strategies for service providers, CE and home networking vendors, and digital media to succeed in this bold new market."
Enure Networks and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA™) are Advisory Sponsors for both 2008 Summit events. The first of the two Summits will take place May 19, 2008, at the Palais de la Mediterranée, in cooperation with Management World 2008, which takes place May 18-22, 2008, at the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France.

Agenda Sessions include:
0.    Digital Lifestyles: Building the European and Global Business Cases
0.    IPTV and Television 2.0
0.    Differentiating Video Services in a Hyper-competitive Market
0.    Broadband, Value-added Services, and the Bundle
0.    Adding Value to Access Services: Connectivity, Content, and the Customer
0.    Which Connections Matter?
0.    Connected Home and Device Management
0.    Surrounding the Digital Home with Support
0.    The Role of Customer Support in the Digital Home
0.    Consumers and Digital Media

The second CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will take place August 29, 2008, in Berlin, Germany.
For more information, visit For information on sponsoring or speaking at the CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit series, call 972-490-1113 or e-mail
About CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit Series 
CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets summits are produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®). These one-day summits provide attendees with high-level analysis and consumer research from Parks Associates, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. These focused events provide a forum where executives can present and learn about vital international trends, successful strategies, and key players in the development of digital living technologies.

For More Information Contact: 
Chelsey Tyson 
Parks Associates