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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...
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...
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...
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' annual Smart Energy Summit , Wayne Morrison, Principal, Emerging Technologies, Reliant shared his thoughts on the biggest and latest opportunities for utlities in the energy business: How has the smart home created new service opportunities for energy providers? Smart home technology has created a wide range of opportunities for energy providers to integrate devices that help make customers lives easier and homes more comfortable and...
Before participating at Parks Associates' ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Prateek Chakravarty, Head of Worldwide Sales, Bidgely recently provided insight on challenges and opportunities 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? Hardware is expensive, so investing in multiple smart home devices can be impractical for many consumers. Likewise, with...
The next major evolution in computing is here – voice technology dominates CES. Voice assistants are here to stay. At the beginning of 2017, half of U.S. broadband households were using a personal assistant through an application or dedicated device. Market leaders such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more recently Samsung continue to announce new product enhancements and expanded roadmaps. The competition among these giants was evident at CES with a plethora of...

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