MEA Keynote & Town Hall Meeting

MEA Keynote & Town Hall Meeting

Plan on attending Saturday’s Town Hall Meeting to hear the state of and predictions for the future of our industry starting right after the manufacturer training sessions. This starts with an engaging presentation from Mobile Electronics Association president, Chris Cook followed by industry research findings presented by Parks Associates.

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Introduction: Chris Cook - President - Mobile Electronics Association

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Saturday, August 18

Cocktail Reception: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Presentation: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: C146

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Parks Associates Presentation: Understanding the Connected Car – Aftermarket Opportunities


Description: What is the connected car, and what connected car market opportunities exist for aftermarket providers and other players? This presentation addresses the potential and scope of the connected car market, outlining the market opportunity for aftermarket equipment companies and other players and how companies can best meet their customers’ needs.


Presented by:

Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates

Twitter ID: @BrettsView


CHOICE Sappington BrettAbout Brett: As a director of research at Parks Associates, Brett Sappington leads Parks Associates services research team, including access and entertainment services, digital media, OTT, cloud media, video gaming, and technical support services. Brett is an expert in worldwide television and broadband services. His personal research focuses on the activities and trends among operators and the market forces affecting their businesses. Brett is a regular speaker and moderator at international industry events.

Brett has spent over eighteen years in the industry as an analyst, executive manager, and entrepreneur. Previously, he founded and served as vice president for Teligy, a software company specializing in software for wired and wireless communications systems. Brett established new divisions for networking and audio/multimedia software for Intelligraphics. He has also been involved in the development and marketing of early-market products for 802.11 wireless networking, VoIP, and other technologies.

Brett holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in high-tech marketing and a BA in physics from Baylor University.

Industry Expertise: International Digital Living Trends, Television Services (IPTV, cable, satellite/DTH, terrestrial/DTT), Broadband Services, Multiscreen Services, Value-added Services, Cloud-based Consumer Services, Set-top Boxes, Residential Gateways, Electronic Program Guides, Video Search and Recommendation, Video Metadata, Middleware, Technical Support Services

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