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EuropeNewsWire.net -- Dallas, Texas -- Nov 5, 2007 — Parks Associates and CEA® today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets, an executive conference and showcase that will be hosted December 4-6, 2007, at the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, Germany.

The CONNECTIONS™ Europe agenda features executives from leading global and European companies. They will participate in interactive sessions featuring expert analysis and Parks Associates global research on the changing business models for new technologies and services, including IPTV, digital entertainment, telco TV, set-top boxes; advanced integrated communications across mobile and landline phones; and home management.

Parks Associates reports significant growth in home network adoption in Europe since 2004, driven largely by broadband adoption. In 2006, 51% of French households and 50% of U.K. households had broadband, according to Global Digital Living™ II, the research firm’s global research project, which attributes these significant gains to increased competition. Germany, Spain, and Italy also recorded growth in broadband adoption but trail other European countries due to their less competitive business environments.

Parks Associates features information on the European home networking market in the new white paper “Europe’s Home Networking Boom,” available for download at www.connectionseurope.com. This document also discusses the new opportunities created in this growing market, including the increased demand for multiple PCs.

“Speakers at CONNECTIONS™ Europe will discuss the new opportunities inherent in this dynamic business environment and exchange ideas on the impact of these converging industries,” said Tricia Parks, founder and CEO of Parks Associates. “Our agenda offers an unmatched list of industry experts, and we look forward to hosting these key executives in Berlin.”

Keynote speakers include:

Saul J Berman, Global Lead Strategy Partner, IBM Media and Entertainment Practice, Global Strategy & Change Services Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Paul R. Brody, Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Global Lead, IBM Electronics Industry Strategy Practice

Peter Klingenburg, CEO, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions

Andreas Mueller-Schubert, GM, Global Solutions, Microsoft TV, Microsoft Corporation

Didier Zwierski, VP, Americas General Manager & Technology and Development Manager, PHILIPS Consumer Electronics - BU Home Networks

Session Participants:

Fredrik Andersson, Co-founder and VP, Business Development, Accedo Broadband

Jonathan Beavon, Director, Segment Marketing, NDS Limited

Klaus Böhm, Sr. Manager, Deloitte Consulting

Philippe Bornstein, Founder and CEO, Netineo

Lew Brown, EVP, Marketing, Zensys A/S

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Macrovision UK Ltd

Tahar Cherif, Chief Technical Consultant, Business Development Department Corporate R&D Group, Sharp Corporation

Keith Day, VP, Marketing, Ubiquisys Ltd.

Victor Dominguez, Director, Sales & Business Development; Co-founder, DS2

Martin Dräger, CEO, Dialog Solutions GmbH

Dr. Paul Entwistle, CTO, Pace Micro Technologies

Stephen Farmer, EMEA Market Manager, Video Solutions, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Grallert, Managing Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, HHI

Paul Gray, Marketing Intelligence Manager, DTV, NXP Semiconductors

Roger Gregory, Marketing Director, BCT Telco & Operator, NXP Semiconductors

Jeremy Hendy, VP Marketing, Aspex Semiconductor Limited

Nick Hunn, CTO, EZURiO Ltd

Teuvo Jarvela, Director, Industry Relations, Nokia

Erich Kamperschroer, Chairman, DECT Forum

David Keeley, CTO, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Motorola, Inc.

Brian Levy, VP & CTO, Communications, Media, and Entertainment, Hewlett-Packard

Nora Maene, Multimedia Solution Marketing Manager, Alcatel-Lucent

Bernd Matejek, Head, Product Management IPTV – OEM, Service Core and Applications Business Unit, Nokia Siemens Networks

Blake McEldowney, Design Director, European Office, Smart Design

Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac Systems Ltd

Andy Melder, SVP, Strategic Business Development, HomePlug PowerLine Alliance

Kirk Munroe, Director, Product Management and Marketing, Radialpoint Inc.

Randolph Nikutta, Project Field Manager, New Media Cluster, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

Paolo Pastorino, CTO, Home Gateway Initiative

Eric Plesner, Director, Business Development, io-homecontrol

Stephen Reeder, Managing Director, ICTV International

Robert Rodenbucher, Director, Business Development, AwoX

Dr. Susan Schwarze, VP, Marketing and Board Member, OSGi Alliance; Marketing Director, ProSyst Software

Singu Srinivas, Founder/President, HiWired, Inc.

Dr. Fee Steinhoff, Project Field Manager MASF, Deutsche Telekom AG, Laboratories

Dr. Alexander Tettenborn, LL.M., Head of Unit - Broadcasting and Media Economy, Rundfunk - und Medienwirtschaft Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi)

Jason Tirado, Director, International Sales, Crestron Electronics

Oded Vardi, Co-Founder, COO, Superna Ltd.

Ofer Vilenski, CEO, Jungo Ltd.

Marc Vogeleisen, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Thomson Premises Systems

Dr. Ofer Weintraub, CTO, Orca Interactive

To register for this event, please visit www.connectionseurope.com

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), is an executive conference and showcase that provides 200-250 attendees with high-level analysis and consumer research from Parks Associates, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. This focused event provides a forum where executives can present and learn about vital international trends, successful strategies, and key players in the development of digital living technologies.

http://www.connectionseurope.com

Chelsey Tyson
Parks Associates
chelsey@parksassociates.com
972-490-1113

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