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Thursday, February 12, 2009

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CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit examines new opportunities in broadband, video services, digital media, CE ---

International research firm Parks Associates announced today the topics and preliminary list of speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, March 31, 2009, in Nice, France. This executive event addresses the new strategies for service and technology providers, media companies, and manufacturers in creating new entertainment and communications solutions.

Summit sessions include broadband and value-added services, the evolution of video services, digital media, connected CE, digital home services and customer support, and the future of consumer technologies.

The agenda includes consumer and industry research on CE ownership and purchase intentions, interest in advanced television and video services, and digital entertainment habits, including attitudes toward content copying and piracy.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features Roger Pitton, Program Director, TV Business, Microsoft Corporation, delivering the keynote “IPTV and the keys to keeping customers.” The event also features:
  • Michimasa Aramaki, Director, Industrial Standardization, HD-PLC Alliance
  • Thierry Boudard, IPTV Strategic Innovation Manager, Thomson
  • Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Macrovision
  • Mark Cavicchia, CEO & Founder, WhereverTV
  • Brian Donnelly, VP Marketing & Business Development, Icron
  • Margot Dor, Director of Strategy, ETSI
  • Paul Entwistle, Chief Technologist, Pace
  • Milan Erbes, Ambassador, HGI; Standardization & Business Development Manager, DS2
  • Gil Eyal, CEO, Enure Networks
  • Ed Forman, EVP, Products and Services, ActiveVideo Networks
  • Peter Galyas, CTO, Tilgin
  • Trevor Izsak, Director, Business and Market Development, Cloakware
  • Stefan Jenzowsky, CEO, moreTV Broadcasting GmbH
  • Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
  • Dr. Ulrich Leiner, Head of Department Interactive Media - Human Factors, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, HHI
  • Dr. Anton Monk, CTO, MoCA; Co-Founder, Entropic Communications, Inc.
  • Trond Neergard, Vice President, Sales and General Manager, EMEA, Radialpoint
  • Dr. Randolph Nikutta, Head of Project Field "New Media", Deutsche Telekom AG, Laboratories
  • Frederic Onado, Vice President EMEA, HomePlug Powerline Alliance; COO, SPiDCOM Technologies
  • Eric Plesner, Director of Business Development, IO-Homecontrol
  • Eran Rom, CEO, Jungo
  • Micha Risling, VP of Marketing, Valens Semiconductor
  • Bill Stanley, Director, Operations Solutions, Telcordia
Event sponsors include Advisory Sponsors Affinegy and Enure Networks and Supporting Sponsor HomeGrid Forum. CONNECTIONS™ Global Sponsors include ActiveVideo Networks, Affinegy, Cloakware, DSC, HD-PLC Alliance, Icron, Macrovision, MoCA™, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Telcordia, and Zilog.

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