DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) -  Parks Associates announced today the research firm will host two special analyst sessions at CONNECTIONS™ on May 21 and 22, "Big Data and Analytics" and "The Changing Connected CE Environment." The two sessions are complimentary to all qualified attendees at CTIA 2013 and will precede the CTIA keynotes.

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA on May 20-23 in Las Vegas, focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer.

"Big Data and Analytics" features Tom Kerber, director, research, home controls and energy, Parks Associates, May 21, 8:30 a.m.

"The Changing Connected CE Environment" features Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates, May 22, 8:30 a.m.

"Wireless devices are powerful tools that enhance our work and personal lives, yet we've only begun to scratch the surface of mobile technologies' capabilities and benefits," said CTIA VP and Show Director Rob Mesirow. "Attendees of the CONNECTIONS™ co-located conference at CTIA 2013 will get a better sense of how big data and connected consumer products are becoming closer to reality for today's consumers, who recognize the advantages of being able to do everything from remote monitor their homes' energy usage to watch and record security systems in their homes."

"Forty-four percent of tablet owners increased their video viewing on this device over the past year, and 32% of smartphone owners report a similar increase," Sappington said. "Ownership of connected and mobile CE has fundamentally changed consumer habits, pushing the number of U.S. online video viewers to more than 190 million by 2017. At CONNECTIONS™, we will examine the implications of connected CE proliferation and its ripple effect in multiple areas, including content licensing, user interfaces, and broadband and value-added services."

CONNECTIONS™ also features keynotes from AT&T, Parks Associates, Samsung, and Starz. Event sponsors include Cisco, Sprint, Allegro, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Sutherland Global Services, UpdateLogic, Amdocs, Arrayent, Asurion, MphasiS, Net2TV, Qresolve, Sigma Designs, Support.com, AlertMe, Linear, and HomePlug Alliance.

To RSVP for the complimentary sessions, go to http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-ctia. Follow CONNECTIONS™ updates on Twitter with the hashtag #connus13.

About CONNECTIONS™
Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, or visit www.connectionsconference.com.

Contact Information:

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
720.987.6614
hsprague@gmail.com