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MEDIA ALERT: Industry Leaders and Analysts to Address Emerging Technologies and Solutions at CONNECTIONS(TM): The Premier Connected Home Conference

Three-Day Executive Conference in San Francisco, May 13-15, Focuses on the Connected Consumer and Internet of Things

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- International research firm Parks Associates will bring together more than 350 industry leaders for the 18th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 13-15, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. The three-day executive conference focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer, with analyst presentations featuring Parks Associates' new 1Q 2014 consumer research and panel discussions with high-level executives from start-ups, Fortune 500, venture capitalist, public relations, and media companies. Press are invited to attend.

"The Internet of Things, adoption of connected devices, and use of online video have had ripple effects throughout the connected home, impacting companies throughout the ecosystem and expanding the number of companies participating at CONNECTIONS™," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ provides a complete view of today's connected home with panel discussions on everything from streaming media, mobile apps, and advertising to smart home controls and wearable fitness devices in one event."

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference
Where: San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel - Grand Ballroom
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
When: May 13-15, 2014
Website: www.ConnectionsConference.com
Registration: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/register
Press passes: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass
Blog: www.connectionsindustryinsights.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParksAssociates?ref=br_tf
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/CONNECTIONS-148358/about

"With speakers and sponsors including ADT, iControl Networks, Honeywell, and more, CONNECTIONS™ is unique in bringing together all leaders in the smart home at one event," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. "Parks Associates research shows growing and diverse consumer interest in smart home solutions, which opens new competitive and partnership opportunities. The market insight and networking opportunities at CONNECTIONS™ cover all aspects of this expanding ecosystem."

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsor Cisco; Reception Sponsor iControl Networks; Silver Sponsors Amdocs, Lowe's, Qualcomm, and Support.com; Bronze Sponsors ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI, INSTEON, Logitech Harmony, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Silicon Image, and Z-Wave; Program Guide Sponsor NAGRA; Breakfast Sponsors Ayla Networks and GreenWave Reality; and Break Sponsors AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear, and SmartRG.

For more information, please visit www.connectionsconference.com. Press registration is open. Please contact Holly Sprague at [email protected] to inquire about a meeting with a speaker or request specific research. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass.

The 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Hosted by research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ features research presentations, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries.

The event provides interactive discussions, data on consumer trends, and market analysis, with strategic insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. The event also features a showcase area where attendees can preview demos from event sponsors.

For more information, contact [email protected], call 972-490-1113, or visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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