Top Names in Tech, Mobile Come Out for Digital Living Conference and Showcase

Some of the biggest names in mobile and technology are coming out for a major conference that gets underway next week.

On Wednesday, Parks Associates announced the keynote speakers from AT&T, Best Buy, and Verizon for CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase at TIA 2012, which spans June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan.

The event will end just in time for Apple’s WWDC to kick off the following week on June 11th.

The keynotes at CONNECTIONS will address the impact of broadband proliferation and the widespread adoption of connected and mobile CE devices.

With over 70% of U.S. households subscribing to broadband in 2012, consumers are turning to the Internet for both entertainment and home management. One-third of U.S. broadband households regularly use the Internet to watch shows and movies on TV. When presented with a variety of IP-based home monitoring and control services, nearly 65% of U.S. consumers consider at least one energy- or security-related interactive service as highly appealing.

“Consumers are starting to value services and devices within the context of the connected lifestyle,” said Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates. “Our keynote speakers all bring unique expertise in matching consumer demands to new solutions while leveraging strong brand names to ensure successful deployment.”

The speakers confirmed today include:

  • Kevin Petersen, Senior Vice President at AT&T Digital Life and AT&T Services.
  • Mike Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer and Mass Business Markets for Verizon.
  • Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead Home and Energy Management, at Best Buy.

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