Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alarm.com and SDG&E, EnerNex, Lowe’s, and Honeywell to keynote Smart Energy Summit 2013

New Parks Associates research shows nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households very interested in a thermostat with automation capabilities

Research firm Parks Associates today announced the keynotes and presentation topics for next week’s Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The consumer-focused executive energy conference, February 25-27 at the Sheraton Gunter San Antonio, features keynote presentations from Alarm.com and SDG&E, EnerNex, Lowe’s, and Honeywell. The keynotes will focus on energy management in the connected home and specifically partnership opportunities, strategies to leverage connected devices, retail strategies, and necessary steps to engage consumers in this growing market.

Parks Associates will present new research at the Smart Energy Summit, including connected appliance data that show U.S. broadband households are increasingly interested in automated energy solutions. Nearly 50% are very interested in a thermostat that can automatically detect an unoccupied house and adjust the temperature to save money; 44% of households would allow utilities to manage and monitor their home appliances in order to reduce their energy consumption.

“Consumer adoption of energy solutions often begins with a single connected product, which companies can leverage to create new value-added services,” said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. “Our Smart Energy Summit keynotes bring unique perspectives on this market, with strategies to increase consumer awareness and strengthen the value proposition for energy offerings. The Summit keynotes help address the different ways to engage consumers as well as how companies, including utilities, must evolve to meet the changes in this market.”

Smart Energy Summit 2013 keynotes:

Roy Perry, VP, Ecosystem Alliances, Alarm.com, and Ted Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will present “Partnering for Success in Home Energy Management” at 9 a.m. on February 26. The presentation focuses on the partnership between the two companies, with perspectives on how utilities and third parties with connected home platforms can cooperate in the consumer energy management value chain.   

Jeremy Eaton, VP & GM, Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell, will present "The Wave of  Engagement" at 12 p.m. on February 26. The presentation focuses on steps to understand consumer motivations in technology adoption and using that knowledge, along with technological and societal trends shaping customers’ daily routines, to create successful offerings. 

Kevin Meagher, VP, GM, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc., will present “Finding the Key to the Connected Home” on Tuesday at 5 p.m.  This presentation outlines the giant retailer's strategy as it enters the market for Internet-connected products and services and what the company sees as the role of energy management in the emerging home ecosystem.

Doug Housemann, VP, Technology and Innovations, EnerNex, will present “Getting to 2050 Profitably with Happy, Engaged Customers” on February 27 at 10:00 a.m. The presentation focuses on the rapid progress in energy management solutions and technologies and the varied strategies utilities can employ to address the unique customer segments in the energy market.  

Companies participating as speakers:

AlertMe

Amdocs

Arrayent

Austin Energy

Bidgely

CenterPoint Energy

Comverge Inc.

CPS Energy

DACOR

Duke Energy, Home Efficiency Solutions

ecobee

EcoFactor

Energate

EnergyHub

EnerNex

EPRI

GE Digital Energy

Genability

GreenWave Reality

Gridwise Architecture Council

Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

iControl Networks

INSTEON - Smarthome

IPSO Alliance

Itron

Landis & Gyr

Linear LLC

Lowe's

NETGEAR

ONZO

OpenADR Alliance

Opower

PlanetEcosystems

Qualcomm

Reliant Energy

Salt River Project

Schneider Electric

Sigma Designs

Silicon Laboratories

Southern California Edison

Sprint

Technicolor

UPnP Forum

Z-Wave Alliance


Sponsors for Smart Energy Summit
include Alarm.com, ecobee, EcoFactor, GreenWave Reality, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, AlertMe, IPSO Alliance, and Itron.  CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference hosts the VIP Dinner January 26 at the County Line BBQ.

Parks Associates will host the pre-conference workshop "Understanding Utilities and Consumers: Energy Management Markets" on Monday, February 25, highlighting research on demand for security and energy management solutions, including consumer willingness to pay fees for equipment and services and the integration of connected CE into home services.

Visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com for information. Media can register online at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

At this annual conference, industry leaders, media, and Parks Associates analysts evaluate partnership opportunities, technological and interoperability challenges, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home.

The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

The fifth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 17-19, 2014, at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas. www.ses2014.com, www.smartenergysummit2014.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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