Motorola Mobility to Discuss how Convergence Impacts Mobility, Media and Digital Home Management at CONNECTIONS

  • Posted on: 8 June 2011
  • By: chw staff

Parks Associates today welcomes David Grubb III, Vice President, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility, as the opening keynote for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase on June 28 at 4:20 p.m. The international research firm will host CONNECTIONS™ on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

In his Keynote "Converged Experiences," Mr. Grubb will discuss the impact of the Internet and mobile networks on consumer expectations for home management, content access and more immersive, converged experiences. Over 2 billion people worldwide will have a smartphone by 2015, according to Parks Associates. The spread of these devices, along with tablets, Wi-Fi, and 3G and 4G technologies, is blurring the lines between wireless vs. wireline and home vs. mobile experiences.

"Over 60% of U.S. smartphone users are interested in an app that syncs files across multiple mobile devices," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Once consumers have these advanced devices in hand, their expectations for home management and content access expand. Mr. Grubb has invaluable insight into the implications and challenges as cloud media and connected and mobile CE redefine the digital living markets, and we look forward to his keynote at CONNECTIONS™."

In his keynote, Mr. Grubb will discuss the future vision for the home and mobile consumer experience and how the industry can best realize the potential of convergence. He will also examine the distinct kinds of convergence happening today. For example, mobility converges with computing through the advancement of powerful smartphones and tablets. Mobility is also converging with media through the growth of multiscreen TV services and companion devices. Finally, the emergence of IP content delivery and interactive services is driving the convergence of media, home management and the Internet.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, Radialpoint, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX; Hitachi; Independa; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; and Zonoff; Bronze Sponsors AlertMe, EchoStar, HomePNA, iTOK.NET, Minerva Networks, and RoxioNow; and Break Sponsor Firstsource.

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CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, attracts over 500 executives focused on innovative consumer technology solutions. The 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ will take place June 28-30, 2011, in Santa Clara.

This unique conference and showcase highlights consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, showcases key players and new technologies, and delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.

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About Parks Associates:
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive conferences CONNECTIONS™, with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®; CONNECTIONS™ Europe; and Smart Energy Summit.