Thursday, August 04, 2011

Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit addresses impact of cloud services and connected devices on energy management solutions

Research and strategy conference will be held February 28-March 1 in Austin, Texas

Parks Associates’ third-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 28-March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas, will focus on consumer interest and adoption of current REM (residential energy management) cloud solutions and integration of remote monitoring applications with connected and mobile CE.

The summit features executive presentations and industry analysts, managers, and strategists in panel discussions on the state of the market and the emergent consumer and business opportunities as the market develops and deploys advanced REM solutions.

Parks Associates’ research indicates utilities had installed 23 million AMI-capable meters on U.S. residences at the end of 2010. By the end of 2015, more than 55 million meters will be installed on 45% of U.S. households, with 10% enabled to communicate with systems and devices in the home as well as with a utility’s backend processing system.

“Consumers are interested in ways to reduce energy consumption and maximize efficiency at home. Connected devices, smart grids, and REM technologies offer new opportunities for industry players to meet these needs,” said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. “Smart Energy Summit will identify the business opportunities and best strategies in matching consumer interest with specific solutions, including cloud-based services that extend to popular platforms such as tablets and smartphones.”

Event topics:

  • Forecasts and current status: smart grid and smart meter deployments, home area network (HAN) solutions, and independent energy management products and services
  • Assessment of Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2.0
  • Strategies and tactics to engage consumers
  • Privacy and security issues that come with managing consumer data
  • Business models driving revenue growth
  • Opportunities and business strategies for broadband service providers, security firms, HVAC maintenance contractors, utilities, manufacturers, and installers
  • Consumer interest and expectations regarding energy-focused, cloud-based services and other energy management solutions
  • Competitive assessments of current industry participants

For information or to submit to speak, visit www.smartenergysummit2012.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers in the IoT era and offers research and insights on new opportunities to empower consumers with smart solutions to manage and save energy in the home. The conference addresses key questions for energy providers around leadership and alignment of goals between residential energy management solutions and the grid and presents strategies to expand business and revenue goals by incorporating smart products into energy programs.

Smart Energy Summit focuses on identifying opportunities across converging ecosystems to create new value in energy solutions through partnerships that leverage connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services. Research analysts, thought leaders, and industry executives present and discuss business strategies, case studies, partnership opportunities, and consumer research that utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers can use to expand and monetize their energy offerings.

The tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 18-20, 2019, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. The summit agenda features leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy19. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2019.com.
 

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

http://www.parksassociates.com

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