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Parks Associates announces speakers and keynotes ahead of tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit

Key industry executives will join Parks Associates for its tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit to address opportunities and strategies for utilities to drive consumer engagement with energy service through adoption of smart home products and participation in renewable power generation. The conference will take place February 18-20, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

Received Discounts from Electricity Providers for Smart Energy Devices | Parks Associates


“Saving money is a key benefit to flip smart home non-buyers to buyers,” said Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates. “Offering discounts or rebates for products such as smart thermostats, light bulbs, switches, and lighting control systems lowers the affordability barrier to purchasing and increases the role of energy and utilities in the smart home ecosystem.”


Leah Barton, VP & GM, Home Protection, Direct Energy

Aaron Berndt, Head of Central Region Energy Partnerships, Nest / Google

Erika Diamond, VP of Utility and Market Services, EnergyHub

Steve Hambric, VP Consumer Energy Management, Itron

Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril


Richard Barone, Director, Demand Response, Hawaiian Electric

Rolf Bienert, Managing and Technical Director, OpenADR Alliance 

Scott Burns, Head of Innovation and Customer Experience, Reliant

Joseph Carangelo, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, Baker Electric Home Energy

Ben Cohen, Director of Global Strategy, AutoGrid

Abigail Daken, Environmental Engineer, EPA ENERGY STAR

Jason Dudley, Senior Planning Analyst, SRP

Abhay Gupta, CEO, Bidgely

Allison Hamilton, Senior Principal, Markets and Rates, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Scott Harkins, VP/GM, Resideo

Ryan Harty, Environmental Market Development Manager, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Gary High, SVP Marketing and Product Management, Landis + Gyr

Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Joe Jankosky, Global Director, Utilities and IoT, Intel

Matt Johnson, VP, Business Development, EnergyHub

Dave Kaintz, Senior Program Manager, Southern California Edison

Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions & Corporate Communications, Austin Energy

Patrick Maloney, Founder & CEO, Inspire

Bob Marshall, CEO, Whisker Labs

Alton Martin, Co-Founder, Trusource Labs LLC

Paul McDonald, Director, Solution Architecture, Oracle Utilities

Brian McKee, Director of Online Store, AM Conservation Group, Inc.

Joel Miller, Principle Supervisor, DTE Energy

Michelle Meyer, Director of Marketing, Greenlots

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

Judd Moritz, SVP of Solutions, Simple Energy

Robert Munin, General Manager, Thermostats, Johnson Controls Inc.

Dain Nestel, Director, ecobee

Anne Arquit Niederberger, VP Market Development, Enervee

Michael Phillips, Co-founder and CEO, Sense

Todd Rath, Marketing Service Director, Alabama Power

Matt Robbins, Head of Hive, North America, Hive

Rebecca Roberts, Section Manager, Innovative Pricing Pilot, Con Edison

Emmett Romine, SVP Business Development, Powerley

Zach Schroeck, Director of Product Management, Lutron

Samudra Sen, Vice President, TXU Energy

Craig Stepien, Sr. Director Digital Transformation, NextEra Energy

Marco Terruzzin, Director, E.ON Climate and Renewables

Ken Wacks, President, Home, Building, and Utility Systems

Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting

Cengizhan Yenerim, Director of Demand Risk Management, ENGIE representing Green Button Alliance

Moderators / Parks Associates Analysts

Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Denise Ernst, Vice President, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

At Smart Energy Summit, more than 300 industry leaders from utilities, service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies will participate in panel discussions about the energy markets and strategies to increase consumer engagement in demand response, distributed generation, and energy efficiency offerings.The tenth-annual conference will address the new approaches and solutions that are using connectivity and data to transform how energy is delivered. The Summit will also examine the impact of smart home, AI and data analytics, and new energy storage solutions on utilities, energy service providers, and consumers.

Early sponsors for Smart Energy Summit 2019 include, Austin Energy, Bidgely, Inspire, Rapid Response Monitoring, Tendril, and Trusource Labs.

More information about the Smart Energy Summit is available at To speak with an analyst or request specific research data, contact Julia Homier at or 972-996-0214.

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

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