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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Parks Associates Announces Advisory Board for 8th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Parks Associates, the leading IoT research firm, today announced the 2017 Advisory Board for the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit, taking place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. Advisory Board members help shape the agenda and topics by providing specific feedback to agenda topics, event participants, and the overall focus of the event. Participants include:

  • Alarm.com – Roy Perry, Vice President, Ecosystem Alliances
  • Centrica Connected Home – D’Arcy Rossiter, Head of Insight
  • Comcast – Daniel Herscovici, SVP and General Manager, Xfinity Home
  • Comverge, Inc. – Erin Keys, Director, Business Development & Strategy
  • ecobee – Chris Carradine, EVP, Business Development
  • EnergyHub – Seth Frader-Thompson, President
  • Good Company Associates – Robert J. King, CEO, Good Company Associates; Advisor, North American Governmental Affairs, WeatherBug Home
  • Nest Labs – Ben Bixby, Director of Energy Products
  • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Claire Miziolek, Market Strategies Program Manager
  • NV Energy – Michael Brown, Manager, Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources
  • Reliant/NRG – Scott Burns, Sr. Director, Innovation & Customer Experience, Retail Mass Markets
  • U.S. Department of Energy – Dr. Kenneth Wacks, Management Consultant, GridWise Architecture Council
  • Vivint – Jeremy Warren, CTO
  • WeatherBug Home – Amena Ali, SVP & GM

“I’m honored to serve on the Smart Energy Summit advisory board for a third year,” said Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub. “With the rapid proliferation of distributed energy resources, partnerships between utilities, vendors, and even customers are more essential than ever to the success of the connected home. At the Summit, I look forward to joining other energy industry leaders to share thoughts on the future of such partnerships and what they mean for home energy management.”

 “The Smart Energy Summit offers a unique combination of information about leading-edge developments in smart grids, balanced with practical consumer data,” said Dr. Kenneth Wacks, Management Consultant, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy. “Parks Associates shares research that tracks consumer desires for energy conservation, local power generation, and energy management products.”

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines new cross-industry opportunities in the expanding market for energy solutions, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services, as they evolve within the smart home and consumer-based Internet of Things. Speaker applications are being accepted until November 14, 2016.

Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy17. For more information on the event, visit www.SES2017.com.

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