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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NEEP to host industry webinar on the smart energy home

Prior to serving on the Advisory Board for the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) will host an industry webinar “NEEP HEMS Report: The Smart Energy Home” on Friday, October 28 at noon CT.

The webinar will provide a walk through on NEEP’s latest report, The Smart Energy Home: Strategies to Transform the Region, and will address how the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic can set a path to harness the excitement of home ...read more

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Honeywell and Toyota to Keynote 2017 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Parks Associates announced today that executives from Honeywell and Toyota will give keynote addresses at the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, which takes place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

The event features key cross-industry perspectives in the smart energy market and will include keynotes from Jeremy Eaton, VP and GM, Connected Home, Honeywell; and Kevin Butt, GM, Environmental, Toyota Motor North America.

The executive ...read more

Monday, October 24, 2016

Insights on Smart Home and Utilities

International IoT research firm Parks Associates will host the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The event will address the evolution of home energy management, emerging partnerships and technologies that are disrupting this space, and strategies to leverage data to create new energy-related IoT products and services.

Key insights from members of the 2017 Smart Energy Summit advisory board

Friday, October 21, 2016

2017 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer Accepting Speaker Submissions

Parks Associates is now accepting speaker submissions for the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, which will take place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Smart Energy Summit features speakers from utilities, service providers, smart home manufacturers, and retailers providing insight into new energy solutions, offerings, and partnerships. Topics for the 2017 event include:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Parks Associates Announces Advisory Board for 8th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Parks Associates, the leading IoT research firm, today announced the 2017 Advisory Board for the eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit, taking place February 20-22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. Advisory Board members help shape the agenda and topics by providing specific feedback to agenda topics, event participants, and the overall focus of the event. Participants include:

  • Alarm.com – Roy Perry, Vice President, Ecosystem Alliances
  • Centrica Connected Home –
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Top 10 Takeaways –Energy Providers Need to Rethink Smart Home Strategies

The smart home market can be described using two axes: control of the smart home system and monetization of the smart home.

The vertical axis describes the entity which controls the smart home system, how it is installed, what products, algorithms, apps, and user interface or interfaces are used. At the lower end of the vertical axis, the end user makes all of the decisions. Consumers get what they want, how they want it. The consumer chooses what products to purchase, when they are ...read more

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Energy Providers Could Dominate the Smart Home and Energy Management Market

Smart home product and service providers are changing in many ways. Smart home controllers and smart home platforms are adding more networks, more intelligence, more data analytics, and more value-added services.

Smart home service providers currently control nearly every aspect of their offerings. Consumers can choose their service provider, but the service provider chooses everything else. The service provider determines what products work with the platform, what algorithms ...read more

Friday, May 20, 2016

Data and Communications Standards are Accelerating Home Energy Management Adoption

Interoperability has become a topic with renewed interest as application layer standards enter the mix. New network layer protocols are competing for a slice of the Internet of Things market.In the energy space, different groups have worked on a method to communicate demand response event data and energy pricing, as well as data that enables participation in energy markets.

At Smart Energy Summit, the session “Interoperability, Integration, and Energy Management” discussed data and ...read more

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