CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Features Technicolor Keynote and Executives From ADB, HbbTV, IBM, NDS, Omniphone, OpenTV and More to Examine Connected CE and Digital Media

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -  The speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit: Monetizing Connectivity and User Experiences, announced today by Parks Associates, offer unique executive insight into business strategies for digital content, value-added services, connected CE, and advanced video devices and services. International research firm Parks Associates will host the Summit on April 27, 2010, at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe sessions will feature consumer research from Parks Associates and focus on key industry issues:

  • Bringing the Content, including research in connected TV
  • Extending the Video Experience to Multiple Screens
  • Controlling the Experience, addressing challenges in user interfaces and 3D content
  • Value-added Services & the Video Ecosystem
  • Mobile Video: The Cloud, The App Store & the Connected Home

"As the number of connected CE in Europe grows, approaching 80 million by 2014, the demand for well-designed, premium online services will increase," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "For example, revenues in major Western Europe from VOD, including traditional pay-TV services and online video services, will approach 12 billion Euros. The speakers featured at CONNECTIONS™ Europe offer unmatched expertise in crafting the best business plans in digital media."

Benoit Joly, Vice-President, Home Network & Applications, Technicolor, will present the opening keynote. Other speakers:

Jonathan Beavon, Director, Segment Marketing, NDS
Paul Bristow, VP Strategy, Middleware & Consumer Experience, ADB (Advanced Digital Broadcast)
Ronald Brockmann, Managing Director, Europe, ActiveVideo Networks
Rob van den Dam, Global Telecom Sector leader IBV, IBM
Klaus Illgner-Fehns, Managing Director, HbbTV
Trond Neergaard, Founder and Managing Partner, Cloudberry Associates
Steve Oetegenn, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Verimatrix
Rolf Uwe Placzek, CEO, Acetrax
Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
Andrew Wajs, CTO, Irdeto
Olivier Wellmann, VP, Product Management, OpenTV
Speaker TBA, Omnifone

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Advisory Sponsors are ActiveVideo Networks and PacketVideo. Companies in the Premier Program include ActiveVideo Networks, PacketVideo, RedMere, and Rovi. CONNECTIONS™ U.S. Sponsors also include Allegro and IBM.

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CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, are executive events offering high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

Contact Information:

Contact: Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein
Parks Associates