Fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit to focus on consumer engagement and market strategies for energy-saving solutions
Parks Associates confirms AT&T, Duke Energy, Reliant, SDG&E, Sprint, and Verizon as Advisory Board participants
Parks Associates today announced the topics and Advisory Board members for the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, in San Antonio, Texas, February 25-27, 2013. New research from Parks Associates finds interest in energy-saving devices overall has declined slightly but younger consumers are starting to show more interest in these devices. Over 90% of U.S. broadband consumers 18-34 would pay for a smart thermostat or smart water controls if the solution saves 20% on energy consumption.
Smart Energy Summit focuses on consumer engagement with energy management services and technologies, partnership opportunities, and consumer-oriented solutions. The conference has early sponsorship support from Alarm.com, EcoFactor, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, and Itron.
"Young consumers are now the likely buyers of energy-saving devices, and they bring with them high expectations on the look and functionality of high-tech solutions," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. "Smart Energy Summit brings together key executives from service providers, OEMs, utilities, and government to discuss market segmentation and trends, current deployments and partnerships, and strategies to leverage consumer interest for long-term growth."
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 the following industry leaders:
Kristen Bowring, Retail Industry Executive
Renée Castillo, Senior Director, Customer Services, Salt River Project
Dan Flagler, Manager, Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon Telecom
Denis Garman, Home Efficiency Solutions, Marketing Manager, Duke Energy
Bill Harmon, VP, Residential Segment Marketing, Reliant
Becky Harrison, CEO, GridWise Alliance
Fabrice Hoerner, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
Scott Hublou, SVP, EcoFactor
Brian Huey, Business Development and Strategy, Smart Grid and Utilities, Sprint
Kevin Meagher, VP and General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's
Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life
Paul Pishal, VP, Business Development, M2M, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas
Ted Reguly, Director, Smart Meter Program, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Ken Wacks, Management & Engineering Consultant, Gridwise Council, U.S. Department of Energy
Agenda sessions, moderated by Parks Associates analysts, highlight 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.
Visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or contact 972-490-1113, firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to submit to speak at the conference.
About Smart Energy Summit
Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for the smart home and the role of energy solutions within the Internet of Things, including connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services.
Smart Energy Summit addresses strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize their energy offerings by engaging consumers, developing new business models, and creating unique partnerships.
The summit agenda features thought leaders representing utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.
The sixth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 16-18, 2015, at the Four Seasons Resort in Austin, Texas. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and on the Smart Energy Insights Blog. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2015.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.
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