SOURCE: Parks Associates

CONNECTIONS Europe Summit Series | www.connectionseurope.com| APR 27 | Amsterdam

April 19, 2010 02:15 ET

Digital Cable and Telco/IPTV Services Reach 18% of Western European Households, but Demand for Interactive and Connected Home Services Comparable to U.S.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Features Insights From Technicolor, ADB, IBM, Cisco, Cable Europe Labs, Deutsche Telekom, and More

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Parks Associates today announced the speakers and final agenda for "CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit: Monetizing Connectivity and User Experiences," a one-day executive summit offering insights into business strategies for digital content, value-added services, connected CE, and advanced video devices and services. The event will take place April 27, 2010, at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

"Although fewer households in Western Europe have digital cable and telco/IPTV services when compared to the U.S., consumers from both regions express similar levels of demand for interactive services such as video-on-demand and connected home applications such as networked set-top boxes," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers will discuss these new technologies and the business strategies that best leverage this consumer demand."

Benoit Joly, Vice-President, Home Network & Applications, Technicolor, will present the opening keynote, "Reshaping the Digital Home Opportunity with Next Gen Media Devices Delivery."

Other participating speakers:

  • David Noguer Bau, Head of Carrier Ethernet & Multiplay Marketing, Juniper Networks
  • Jonathan Beavon, Director, Segment Marketing, NDS
  • Regina Bernhaupt, Director, User Experience Research, ruwido
  • 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
  • Jean-Michel Demoulin, Cable, Digital Media & IPTV Strategy, European Markets, Cisco
  • Keith Donovan, Sales & Marketing Director, Intamac Systems Ltd.
  • Tim Hadley, Director, Corporate Communications, Omnifone
  • Pierre Hunter, VP, EMEA, Verimatrix
  • Klaus Illgner-Fehns, Managing Director, Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH; HbbTV
  • Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband
  • Michael Leigh, Director, Business, Northern Europe, Latens Systems
  • Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Trond Neergaard, Founder & Managing Partner, Cloudberry Associates
  • Peter Percosan, CTO, Cable Europe Labs
  • Rolf Uwe Placzek, CEO, Acetrax
  • Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
  • Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
  • Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Managing Director, SVP Business Development, Alticast
  • Andy Tiller, Marketing Vice Chair, FEMTO Forum; VP, Marketing, ip.access
  • Milya Timergaleyeva, VP Market Strategy, Oregan Networks Ltd.
  • Christopher Townsley, Director, European Sales, Limelight Networks
  • Andrew Wajs, CTO, Irdeto
  • Olivier Wellmann, VP, Product Management, OpenTV

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Advisory Sponsors are Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), Intamac, and Latens. Companies in the Premier Program include ActiveVideo Networks, Gigle Networks, PacketVideo, RedMere, and Rovi.

For information or to register for CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

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.

The next CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27 April 2010, and focus on digital media, consumer electronics, and market opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and manufacturers. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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