Blog articles from 02/2018

Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Jessie H. Shoemaker , Energy Storage Business Developer, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The barriers to unifying a cohesive ecosystem of products are myriad. There’s the general...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Alton Martin with Trusource Labs , to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Due to a lack of industry-wide interoperability standards, there is little incentive for companies to “play nice” with each other. Each...

There was no shortage of key entertainment announcements and takeaways from CES 2018 last month in Las Vegas. Here are the top trends from the event impacting the connected entertainment landscape: Voice control continues to be the hot feature garnering consumer and industry attention. Pay-TV providers are considering their options (or, like Comcast, are already deploying voice controls), and manufacturers of set-top boxes, streaming devices, smart speakers, and remote...
 
by Brett Sappington | Feb. 12, 2018
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Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Manoj Kumar , CEO at Powerley, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Historically, the primary barrier has been the lack of a closed loop between energy and smart home products which has impeded proliferation of home...

Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Deb Merril , Co-Chief Executive Officer, Just Energy, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? A first key point is to understand what customers want. The energy industry is complicated enough, and consumers are...
Research from Parks Associates finds consumer familiarity with energy programs has not grown significantly in the last five years. However, incremental smart home adoption is building the installed base of smart energy devices that can participate. The research firm also finds that innovations in smart home technology—voice interfaces, machine learning, and real-time data analytics—can be leveraged to drive consumer interest and engagement with energy management solutions....
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 9, 2018
Tags: energy, Smart Energy Summit

Before presenting his keynote at Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Jamie Staples, Head of Retail Energy Partnerships at Nest Labs, answered several key questions on adoption of smart home products and the opportunities for energy providers within the industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? At this point, getting the smart products...
Before speaking at Parks Associates' 9th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Kari Binley, Expert Product Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric, answered several key questions on current and future trends within the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? According to PG&E research, customers are buying single use cases. Barriers include...


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