DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) -  Parks Associates today announced the sessions and speakers for the educational track "Research/Trends/Analyst," hosted by the research firm at OSP EXPO 2013 in Dallas, Texas, October 9-10. Parks Associates analysts and company executives will discuss consumer research and service provider strategies in smarthome services, mobile and video, telemedicine, and technical support.

"By 2016, 81% of U.S. households will have a smartphone, 72% will have a tablet, 66% will have Wi-Fi, and 52% will have a smart meter," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Multiple consumer devices will constitute the underlying infrastructure for new smarthome solutions in cloud services, tech support, and digital health. Parks Associates is pleased to be partnering with OSP EXPO to present strategies for service providers to build new recurring revenues."

Telemedicine - New Solutions for Healthcare
Advanced Tools and Infrastructure for Consumer Tech Support
Blending Mobile and Video - Providing Quality Video
Device Interoperability: Standards for the Connected Home
Integration of Connected CE with Home Services
The Future of the Personal Cloud
BYOD's Impact on the Network for SMBs

Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CTO, Cloud Computing, West Region/Cross-Brand, IBM
Thomas Barber, Director, Marketing, Silicon Laboratories/ZigBee
John Barrett, Director, Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates
Randy Berg, Chairman, DECT Forum, US Working Group
Mike Coop, Smart Grid Task Force, UPnP Forum
Shane Dyer, President, Founder, Arrayent
Alex Emmermann, VP, Engineering, Clearleap, Inc.
David Foote, CTO, Hitachi
Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi
Nancy Green, Managing Principal, Verizon Enterprise Solutions - Healthcare, Verizon
Solomon Israel, Head, Customer Engagements, TV & Media Practice, Ericsson
Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates
Barbara Kraus, Director, Research, Parks Associates
Sriram Krishnan, Senior Director, Product Management and Ecosystem, Good Technology
Fady Lamaa, VP, Products, mPortal
Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
Letha McLaren, VP, Product Management, iControl Networks
K. Scott Morrison, CTO, Layer 7 Technologies
Jeff Mortlock, VP Technical Support Practice, Sutherland Global Services
Valmiki Mukherjee, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Cloud Security Alliance North Texas
Rob Ranck, President, HomePlug Alliance
Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks
Eric Rock, CEO, Vivify Health
Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Bill Scheffler, Senior Director, North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance/Sigma Designs
Sean Schneyer, Emerging Business Director, Ericsson
Kumaran Siva, Board Member, HGI; Associate Director, Marketing, Broadcom, HGI/Broadcom
Nate Treloar, VP & GM, Enterprise, RAMP 
Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates
Doug Warner, Senior Director, Mobility Strategy, HP
Jeff Wilson, Director, Product Management, NETGEAR
Naeem Zafar, CEO, Bitzer Mobile

Parks Associates is the exclusive research partner for OSP EXPO 2013. For information about OSP EXPO 2013 and to register, visit http://www.ospmag.com/expo. Registration is free. When prompted, enter priority code OSP2013E.

About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. http://www.parksassociates.com

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