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[September 18, 2012]

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe: Utilities and service providers explore new value-added services and partnership opportunities in entertainment and home controls

DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Parks Associates today announced the speakers for CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe: Monetizing the Digital Home, which features a keynote from Deutsche Telekom and research sessions on home automation, connected-home value-added services, OTT video, and personal cloud solutions.

(Logo: The executive conference, produced by Parks Associates in association with ESNA on 13-14 November at the Crowne Plaza South in Amsterdam, explores new business opportunities in connected-home and entertainment services for service providers, energy utilities, retailers, and CE manufacturers.

"The broadband markets in Western Europe have matured," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Over two-thirds of French and Spanish users go online daily, and even among the struggling countries Spain and Italy, penetration of fixed broadband is above 60%. Adding value-added services on top of communication services is an important area of economic growth, and CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe features high-level speakers addressing the next innovations in IP home services and CE usage." CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe keynote: Thomas Knops, Head of Marketing & Sales, Deutsche Telekom - QIVICON Confirmed speakers: Gian Paolo Balboni, Head, Trends, Telecom Italia Jerome Bidet, R&D Team Manager, Orange Labs Paul Bristow, VP Strategy, Middleware & Consumer Experience, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) Joe Buggy, SVP, Customer Lifecycle Management Services, Sutherland Global Services Scott Burnett, Director, Europe & Global Consumer Electronics, IBM Harry Crijns, Secretary, ESNA Bo Danielsen, Project Manager, Smart Metering and Smart Grid, SEAS-NVE; Chairman, ESNA Paul Dawes, EVP, General Manager, iControl Networks Metodi Filipov, Managing Director, iMediaShare/Bianor Stefan Jenzowsky, Head, Media, Siemens CMT Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Cees Links, CEO, GreenPeak Technologies Andreas Martschitsch, Head, Digital Home, Swisscom Alice Mascia, Director, Strategy, Sky Deutschland Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG Adam Nightingale, Head, Sales, Northern Europe, Irdeto Telmo Perez Luaces, VP Business Growth, Convergence & Home Line of Business, Orange Arent van der Feltz, VP Strategy & Legal, Ziggo Martijn van Drunen, Manager Product Development, N.V. Nuon Energy, a Vattenfall company Gene Wang, CEO, People Power Company Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths Ricco B. Winther, Director, European Sales, Z-Wave, Sigma Designs, Inc.

Teus de Zwart, Senior Director International Standards, Echelon Visit for more information or to submit to speak.

About CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. Holly Sprague Parks SOURCE Parks Associates

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