CONNECTIONS� Europe Summit features Thomson, Pace, Microsoft, Tilgin, HGi, and more in agenda focused on digital living
Dallas, Tex., April 24, 2008 - Parks Associates and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA�) today announced the speakers for the CONNECTIONS� Europe Summit, taking place on May 19, 2008, in cooperation with TM Forum's Management World 2008 in Nice, France.
The CONNECTIONS� Europe Summit in Nice will address the new challenges to service providers in attracting and retaining customers in today's hyper-competitive worldwide market. Research from Parks Associates indicates the number of households worldwide using telco/IPTV services grew from 4.7 million in 2006 to more than 14 million in 2007. Europe - with more than eight million households - experienced a 250% growth rate between 2006 and 2007.
Roger Pitton, Program Director, TV Business, Microsoft Corporation, will deliver the Summit's Keynote address "IPTV and the keys to keeping customers."
Confirmed speakers include:
Thierry Boudard, IPTV Strategic Innovation Manager, Thomson
David Gillies, Director, Technology, Pace Micro Technology
Stefan Jenzowsky, CEO, moreTV Broadcasting GmbH
Moti Kintzlinger, VP, Broadband Home Networking, Broadcom (MoCA)
Peter Kriens, Director, Technology, OSGi; CEO, aQute
Steve Moore, Founder, DigitalPlumbers.com
Frederic Onado, VP, EMEA, HomePlug Powerline Alliance; VP, Marketing & Sales, SPiDCOM Technologies
Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates
Paolo Pastorino, CTO, Home Gateway Initiative
Robert Rodenbucher, Director, Business Development, AwoX
David Sayag, Founder and CEO, Enure Networks
Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Nils-Petter Tisell, Senior Product Manager - Home Network Management Products and Solutions, Tilgin
Jim Warner, Vice Chairman, Content, Media & Entertainment Head, TM Forum
Enure Networks, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA�), and Support.com are Advisory Sponsors for the 2008 CONNECTIONS� Europe Summit Series.
The second CONNECTIONS� Europe Summit will take place August 29, 2008, in Berlin, Germany, during IFA and is currently accepting speaking proposals at www.connectionseurope.com. For information on sponsoring CONNECTIONS� Europe Summit, call 972-490-1113 or e-mail <%=NoSpam("firstname.lastname@example.org","")%>.
About CONNECTIONS� Europe Summit Series
CONNECTIONS� Europe Summits are produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA�). These one-day summits provide attendees with high-level analysis and consumer research from Parks Associates, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. These focused events provide 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