Connections Europe

Hier ein Programmüberblick zur Veranstaltung - im Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin am Kurfürstendamm 27 in 10719 Berlin - in englischer Sprache, so wie er am 14. August 2008 publiziert worden ist:

SUMMIT AGENDA

08:45 Opening Remarks Parks Associates

09:00 Panel Discussion

Residential Gateways – Devices Enabling New Services

This panel covers the role of customer premise equipment in delivering enhanced bundled services and home connectivity applications. Topics of discussion include the evolution of the residential gateway in terms of new features and functionality (from converged voice to media management to storage and home controls), home networking requirements from the service provider community, and device manageability.

- Hans-Joerg Kolbe, Senior Researcher, NEC Europe

- Christer Larsson, CEO, OSGi Alliance / Makewave AB

- Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager for Innovation Management, Technology Management Products & Innovation, Home Gateway Initiative / Deutsche Telekom

- Frederic Onado, Vice President EMEA, HomePlug Powerline Alliance; Vice President, Marketing & Sales, SPiDCOM Technologies

- Jim Wallace, Director, Emerging & Home, Segment Marketing, ARM

Moderator: Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

10:00 Keynote Address

- To Be Announced

10:50 Panel Discussion

Visual Networking: The Evolution of Social Networks

Social networking has seen huge growth in a relatively short space of time. Originating with text-to-text networking only, we are now seeing increases in video networking as an evolved means of social communications. This panel explores the evolution of video and communications services and analyzes the business opportunities and threats caused by changing communication and entertainment patterns among consumers.

- Fernando Gil de Bernabé, Managing Director, Strategy and Consumer, IBSG, Cisco

- Udo Biro, Senior Product Manager IPTV, Nokia Siemens Networks

- Stefan Jenzowsky, CEO, MoreTV

- Ashley Norris, CEO, Shiny Media

Moderator: Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

13:00 Panel Discussion

The Evolution of Video Devices

The evolution of video delivery and consumption means new opportunities for consumer electronics platforms. This panel examines the role and function of entertainment platforms, including the television, the set-top box, the game console, the home computer, portable devices, and mobile phones, with an in-depth discussion on the enabling technologies behind the evolution of these products.

- Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Macrovision

- Bernhard von Canstein, Director of Business Development for Europe, Qualcomm

- Laurent Jabiol, CEO & Co-Founder, Neotion

- John LeMoncheck, Co-Founder, WirelessHD; President & CEO, SiBEAM, Inc.

- Eugen Pfumfel, Principal Engineer, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH

Moderator: Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

14:00 Panel Discussion

Embracing New Connectivity Applications: Entertainment, Control, Home Networking, and Communications

Evolution in digital technologies has created new opportunities to expand core products and services beyond their original intent. Companies in the home connectivity value chain – including appliance and device manufacturers, equipment vendors, service providers, and content owners – must deliver on the promise of simple and elegant next-generation solutions to realize these mass-market opportunities. This panel discusses the next steps in home connectivity and service evolution, emphasizing a futuristic vision balanced with real-world development.

- Jens Hofmeister, Director, Product Management, Linksys Division, Cisco

- Michelle Leyden Li, General Manager, Home Control, Zilog

- John Newman, VP, European Operations, Roxio Division, Sonic Solutions

- Stephen Reeder, Managing Director, Europe, ActiveVideo Networks

Moderator: Steve Harvey, Director, Business Development, Global Events & Digital Health Research, Parks Associates

15:30 Panel Discussion

Digital Lifestyles Customer Support: Enhancing the Experience

Solutions like proactive diagnostics, reporting, and troubleshooting elements can enhance digital lifestyles support and strengthen the relationship between the customer and a service provider, retailer, or product manufacturer. However, there are efforts to extend the customer support lifecycle to areas that include pre-purchase advice, new value-added service creation, and advice regarding new products and services. This panel discusses the role of analytics, metrics, and enhanced customer support tools in building a more holistic relationship with the customer.

- Gil Eyal, CEO, Enure Networks

- Debbie Greenstreet, Director, Service Provider Strategic Marketing, Texas Instruments

- Anthony Rodio, Chief Operating Officer, support.com

- Cord Stukenberg, Director, Service Provider Solutions, F-Secure

Moderator: Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

16:30 Special Presentation

HDTV and Beyond – Technologies for Tomorrow’s Entertainment

Current and future video formats

Compression technologies for HDTV and future formats

3D and immersive video

Dr. Ralf Schäfer, Head Dpt. Image Processing, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute

17:00 Closing Remarks

Digital Lifestyles and IFA 2008: What to Watch

With a specific eye on the digital lifestyle growth opportunities discussed throughout the day, Parks Associates provides a look at the hot topics and companies represented at IFA 2008. These remarks will highlight key announcements, product introductions, and partnerships.

- Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates

- Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates