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Monday, October 24, 2016

Insights on Smart Home and Utilities

International IoT research firm Parks Associates will host the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The event will address the evolution of home energy management, emerging partnerships and technologies that are disrupting this space, and strategies to leverage data to create new energy-related IoT products and services.

Key insights from members of the 2017 Smart Energy Summit advisory board include:

“The smart home is forcing convergence of traditionally separate industry verticals. Understanding the impact of convergence on the competitive landscape and the opportunities for partnerships is essential," said Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy, Parks Associates.

 “One of the most compelling consumer experiences is the management of a household’s total energy consumption,” said Daniel Herscovici, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast’s Xfinity Home. “That solution should not only unlock savings but also bill predictability and comfort. Xfinity Home empowers customers to make their own decisions in an effort to balance comfort with cost savings through control of their HVAC today. In the near future, these solutions should enable consumers to further control their consumption of electricity, gas, and water. I look forward to being a part of the Smart Energy Summit to share more about what we’re seeing at Comcast and to listen and learn from others about what they’re seeing in this space.”

“Two-way technology and interoperability are enabling smart energy solutions that simultaneously benefit multiple stakeholders (consumers, service providers, utilities, retailers, and others),” said Erin Keys, Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comverge, Inc. “It’s these win-win solutions that will most likely flourish.”

“The futuristic visions of smart homes and home energy management systems have arrived, as these products are being purchased and installed today,” said Claire Miziolek, Market Strategies Program Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. “The smart home has incredible energy optimization opportunities — for efficiency, for the home, for the grid, and for distributed resources such as solar and electric vehicles. NEEP is excited to work with industry partners to marry the energy benefits with the technological evolution, and this conference is the perfect opportunity to do just that.”

Parks Associatesis accepting speaking submissions for Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-speaker. For more information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.SES2017.com.

For more smart home and utilities insights, follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy17.

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