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The eleventh annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Downtown in Austin, Texas.

Smart Energy Summit addresses the challenge and opportunity for utilities as consumer adoption of connected products and participation in renewable power generation increase. The event addresses the new approaches and solutions that are using connectivity and data to transform how energy is delivered.

Energy management and DERs, including connected products such as smart thermostats, smart plugs and lighting, smart water heaters, and pool pumps, are increasing in awareness and adoption, while utilities are testing and incorporating innovative IoT technologies to enhance DR capabilities and improve the user experience.

Smart Energy Summit analyzes these trends and addresses new strategies that are changing the customer relationship with energy through product and service partnerships and new applications in the home. This event also examines the impact of the IoT on utilities, energy service providers, and consumers.

Key Questions Addressed:

1. How can utilities integrate smart home and distributed energy resources into the grid?
2. What incentives are needed for consumers to operate their home in a way that is aligned with the needs of the grid operator?
3. What can energy providers do to move beyond incentives and alignment to become an active participant in the smart home?
4. How can energy providers generate incremental revenue in the smart home?
5. How can energy providers move the energy management market forward?
6. What can energy providers do move from active participant to an indispensable element of the smart home?

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Who Attends? - Past Attendee Demographics

Smart Energy Summit attendees

Smart Energy Summit attendee executive titles

Smart Energy Summit attendee titles

2020 Advisory Board

Martha Amram, Founder & CEO, WattzOn

Leah Barton, VP Connected Home, North America, Direct Energy

Anna Demeo, PhD, President, Racepoint Energy

Colin Gibbs, VP Strategy and Growth, Bidgely

Steve Hambric, VP Consumer Energy Management, Itron

Scott Harkins, Vice President, General Manager of Connected Home, Resideo

Siva Iyer, Director of Strategy, Carrier Residential, Carrier Corporation

Rahul Kar, VP of Industry Solutions, AutoGrid Systems

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

Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor, Energy Efficiency, DTE Energy

Alex Segars, Product Lead, Connected Home, Reliant

Curtis Snyder, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning, Comcast

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Innovation and Growth, Constellation


2019 Advisory Board

DTE Energy - Smart Energy Summit advisory board

DTE Energy

Joel Miller, Principle Supervisor

ecobee - Smart Energy Summit 2019 advisory board


Dain Nestel, Director

EnergyHub - Smart Energy Summit adviosry board


Matt Johnson, VP, Business Development

Steve Hambric - Itron - Smart Energy Summit 2019


Steve Hambric, VP, Distributed Energy Management

Jeff Hamel - Nest, Google - Smart Energy Summit conference


Jeff Hamel, Director, Energy and Housing Partnerships

Powerley - Emmett Romine - Powerley

Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks, President

Powerley - Emmett Romine - Powerley

Parks Associates

Denise Ernst, Vice President

Powerley - Emmett Romine - Powerley

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Jennifer Kent, Senior Director

Powerley - Emmett Romine - Powerley


Emmett Romine, SVP Business Development

Judd Moritz - Simple Energy - Smart Energy Summit advisory board

Simple Energy

Judd Moritz, SVP of Solutions

Olaf Lohr - sonnen - Smart Energy Summit 2019 Advisory


Olaf Lohr, Utility Relations

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Onsite Media Policies

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Photography, Live Streaming or Recording Usage by Attendees. Audio recordings, video recordings, and live streaming are not permitted without the prior written consent of Parks Associates. All requests for press passes must be made in advance of the conference. Passes may be available at event registration based on need and availability. Press credentials are required for the issuance of a press pass, and Parks Associates requires that a copy of all published material be submitted prior to approval.

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