Thursday, November 18, 2010

Parks Associates announces Advisory Board and Speakers for Smart Energy Summit

U.S. Department of Commerce, IBM, and Grid Net to Keynote Executive Conference

Parks Associates today announced the executives on the Advisory Board for the upcoming Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Austin, Texas, Jan 24-26, 2011, which will examine the business opportunities and technical challenges as smart grid technologies move into the home.

Smart Energy Summit includes interactive panels and presentations focused on strategies for manufacturers, utilities, and other service providers to demonstrate the value proposition of new energy management products, services, and standards. The agenda includes keynote speakers from IBM, Grid Net, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The advisory board for Smart Energy Summit provides guidance and recommendations into topics, strategy, and marketing for the event. This year’s advisory board includes representatives from the following companies:

  • Control4
  • ecobee
  • eMeter Corporation
  • Gigle Networks
  • GreenWave Reality
  • HomePlug Powerline Alliance
  • Lantiq North America, Inc., representing HomeGrid Forum
  • Sigma Designs
  • Smart Grid News
  • U.S. Department of Energy

“Smart Energy Summit brings together leaders from government, industry, and tech alliances to present ideas, market strategies, and current deployments of services and solutions for the energy management market,” said Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems Research, Parks Associates. “Our Residential Energy Management project finds growing consumer interest in paying for energy-saving solutions, not surprising given many households report over 10% increase in their electric bills in the last 12 months. The industry is working to fulfill this demand, evidenced by recent announcements such as Eragy's Intelligent Home Energy Management software application, the growing list of firms joining Sigma Designs’ ecosystem of solutions, and the number of firms such as AlertMe and GreenWave Reality moving into the U.S. following success in Europe and Asia."

Smart Energy Summit analyzes the business strategies in conjunction with the latest consumer data to determine the best opportunities for success. Agenda sessions focus on smart grid deployments in the U.S. and around the world, new players and business models, cloud-based energy management, new services, growth of the ecosystem, and strategies to engage consumers.

The preliminary list of speakers includes representatives from the following companies:

  • Best Buy
  • GreenWave Reality
  • HomePlug Powerline Alliance
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC
  • PG&E
  • Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Wi-Fi Alliance

For more information or to submit to speak, visit or contact 972-490-1113,

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the changing role of utilities to help empower consumers with solutions to save energy in the home. The event addresses the potential benefits of incorporating smart products into energy efficiency and DR programs and the opportunities across converging ecosystems for the market for energy solutions, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services.

The Smart Energy Summit focuses on identifying new strategies that utilities and other providers can leverage as a result of the adoption of new consumer technologies. 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 ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 19-21, 2018, 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 #SmartEnergy18. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit

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