AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets President to discuss influence of wireless in emerging devices, smartphones, tablets at CONNECTIONS(TM) Digital Living Conference this month

Mobility a key factor in digital lifestyle as tablets exceed 12% penetration in U.S. broadband households

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Parks Associates today announced Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, will deliver the afternoon keynote "New Connections for a Digital Life" at CONNECTIONS™ on Thursday, June 29.

The international research firm will host CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Mr. Lurie will present on June 29 at 4:00 p.m., discussing initiatives to bring wireless to a host of new devices and applications, including tablets, netbooks, laptops, and embedded computing devices.

"The tablet has achieved over 12% penetration among U.S. broadband households in just one year since the relaunch and reinvigoration of this product category, thanks to the iPad," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "By 2015, more than one-half of the tablets sold will have native mobile broadband connectivity. Glenn Lurie's insight into consumer trends and mobility provides a comprehensive vision of their ongoing impact on the digital lifestyle."

Mr. Lurie is responsible for AT&T's ongoing operations and relationship with Apple Inc., and he led negotiations to bring the iPhone to AT&T. His expertise on embedded wireless technology and consumer trends in connected and emerging devices gives him a unique and valuable perspective on the influence of wireless connectivity and the best strategies to build incremental revenues from emerging devices.

Other CONNECTIONS™ Keynote Speakers are Eric J. Bruno, VP, Product Management, Verizon Telecom; David Grubb III, VP, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility; and John B. Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz, LLC.

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; Zonoff; and the Z-Wave Alliance; Bronze Sponsors AlertMe, EchoStar, HomePNA, iTOK.NET, Minerva Networks, and RoxioNow; and Break Sponsor Firstsource and Qresolve.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, visit www.connectionsus.com.

About CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase

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.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit www.connectionsconference.com.
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