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Agenda


The Agenda for the Smart Energy Summit features keynotes, presentations, and speaker panels from experts in energy management, with discussions on current technologies and consumer research. The deadline to submit a speaking proposal has passed, but Parks Associates will continue to review submissions. Submit to speak.

Monday, February 20


12:00 p.m.

Smart Energy Summit Registration Open


1:00-5:00 P.M.

Parks Associates Smart Energy Workshop
Utilities and Consumer Engagement Strategies (additional fee to attend - Register Here)


5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception


Tuesday, February 21
Fundamental Changes in the Electric Industry


7:30 a.m.

Registration Open


7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Parks Associates President Stuart Sikes opens the event.

SPEAKERS

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


9:00 a.m.

Incentivizing the Smart Home: Demand Response and Engagement

The benefits of DR programs are well documented, but getting the right incentives to drive participation is a key challenge. This session examines combined DR programs as well as new engagement strategies for consumers. Speakers identify drivers, including non-monetary incentives that will get consumers off the fence, and upstream incentives to motivate greater participation from smart home solution providers.

SPEAKERS

Mauro Dresti, Senior Manager, Mass Markets: New Programs & Products, Development & Launch, Southern California Edison (SCE)

Jeff Hamel, Head of North American Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs

Derek Mauzy, Principal, Innovation and Competitive Intelligence, Reliant/NRG

More speakers to be announced

MODERATOR

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Jeremy Eaton - Honeywell - Smart Energy Summit

Jeremy Eaton

Vice President and General Manager, Connected Home

Honeywell

Honeywell - Smart Energy Summit keynote
 

10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break


11:00 a.m.

Incentivizing the Smart Home: Energy Efficiency

The smart home brings many new approaches to energy efficiency, but understanding the impact of control algorithms and anomaly detection on energy efficiency adds a new layer of complexity. EnergyStar is working to provide clear standards that will help overcome these challenges. This session examines measurement and verification initiatives, combined EE/DR programs, and strategies to accelerate increase participation. Speakers identify drivers, execution of point-of-sale programs, and upstream incentives to motivate greater participation from smart home solution providers.

SPEAKERS

Dr. Marissa Hummon, Senior Energy Scientist, Tendril

Claire Miziolek, Market Strategies Program Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

More speakers to be announced

MODERATOR

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates


12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch


1:00 p.m.

Consumer Behaviors and TOU: Challenges and Opportunities

New rate plans such as “free nights and weekends” and “EZ-3”have simplified and expanded TOU (time-of-use) adoption. This session examines successful strategies in communicating TOU benefits and ways to increase consumer energy-saving activities. Speakers also discuss the limitations of TOU programs and how they can establish a role within the smart home ecosystem.

MODERATOR

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


2:00 p.m.

Energy Providers and IoT: Creating New Revenue Streams

The IoT is creating change and new opportunities as traditionally separate industries converge in the smart home. Energy providers are developing new energy management services and leveraging their competitive advantages to move into adjacencies such as move-in services, warranties, HVAC and lighting protection, and even pool and lawn services. This session explores the viability and revenue potential of new services and consumer interest in adoption of security and smart home services when bundled or associated with energy

SPEAKERS

Mark Cosby, Director - Business Development, Westar Energy

Cullen Hay, General Manager, U.S. Energy, Direct Energy

Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek

Ingmar Sterzing, VP Power Supply and Energy Services, Pedernales Electric Cooperative

MODERATOR

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


3:00 p.m.

MivaTek - Smart Energy Summit sponsorRefreshment Break
Sponsored by MivaTek


3:30 p.m.

Reinventing the Utility Business Model

Utilities have the opportunity to adjust their business models to align with the new world of IoT, the smart home, and distributed generation (DG). This session analyzes the impact of lower load growth on the utility business, the new opportunities in DG and battery storage, and how new partnerships and smart home services could reshape the traditional utility business model.

MODERATOR

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


4:15 p.m.

Keynote TBA


4:45 p.m.

Special Session

Ann McCabe - Illinois Commerce Commission - Smart Energy Summit speaker

Ann McCabe

Commissioner

Illinois Commerce Commission

 

5:05 p.m.

Special Session

EPA Speaker - Smart Energy Summit 2017

Abigail Daken

ENERGY STAR Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

5:30 p.m.

Wine and Cheese


7:30 p.m.

Networking Dinner - Stubb's BBQ


Wednesday, February 22
Utilities & Smart Home Partnerships


7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

SPEAKERS

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


8:45 a.m.

Solar Industry: Integration and Competition

Residential solar adoption is growing beyond Hawaii, California, and the Northeast. As the cost of installed solar continues to fall, the distributed generation market is building momentum. And as adoption increases, players are examining potential partnerships with smart home solution providers. This session examines the residential rooftop solar market and opportunities for partnerships with storage vendors and smart home and energy providers.

SPEAKERS

Bryan Christiansen, Chief Operating Officer, Vivint Solar

Jordan Frugé, Chief Marketing Officer, Sunnova

Ilen Zazueta-Hall, Director of Product Management, Enphase

More speakers to be announced

MODERATOR

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


9:45 a.m.

Keynote

Kevin Butt - Smart Energy Summit keynote - Toyota

Kevin Butt
General Manager, Environmental
Toyota Motor North America

 

 

10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m.

Bring-Your-Own Device Models: Drivers and Barriers

Several pilot BYOD programs are now 2-3 years old, with data and results to demonstrate what works, what doesn’t, and how to engage consumers in these programs. This session examines the lessons learned and opportunities for broader BYOD programs that capture the potential of all the smart devices entering the home. Speakers identify the drivers, barriers, and tipping points that signal a shift to BYOD programs.

SPEAKERS

Chris Carradine, EVP, Business Development, ecobee

Seth Frader-Thompson, Co-Founder and President, EnergyHub

Deborah Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions, Austin Energy

Rob Munin, President and CEO, LUX Products

Kevin Schwain, Director of Program Strategy & Development, Xcel Energy

MODERATOR

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


11:30 a.m.

The Value of Energy Data

The value of data from smart products is enormous, and smart meter data is no exception. Yet access to meter data is limited. Green Button initiatives and smart meter portal improvements may be the catalysts to expand energy management services. Speakers discuss the drivers and barriers to deliver services built from energy data.

MODERATOR

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


1:30 p.m.

Maximizing Return on DR: Energy Market Opportunities

The rise of smart home devices offers greater opportunities for solution providers to monetize loads, both from demand response and through participation in energy markets. This session examines the future role of aggregators to maximize monetization assets in the home.

SPEAKERS

Scott Baker, Sr. Business Solutions Analyst, PJM

Matt McCaffree, Senior Director, Regulatory Strategy, Comverge, Inc.

Paul Wattles, Sr. Analyst, Market Design & Development, ERCOT

More speakers to be announced

MODERATOR

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:00 p.m.

Leveraging Voice Control and AI in Energy Management

Voice is transforming the smart home user experience and consumer engagement. While providers commonly use bots for customer service triage, they have the opportunity to integrate consumer-focused voice control solutions, such as Amazon’s Alexa, with energy management solutions, creating new value propositions for smart lighting, thermostats, and appliances. This session examines how voice control and artificial intelligence are transforming the smart home and its potential to drive energy management.

SPEAKERS

Benjamin Brown, Senior Product Manager, Google Home Lead for Apps & Connectivity, Google

Daniel Herscovici, SVP & GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable

More speakers to be announced

MODERATOR

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates


4:00 p.m.

Smart Home Systems: Opportunities for Whole Home Management

The connections between energy services and the smart home will continue to strengthen as the IoT expands in the consumer market. This session examines the current and future roles of smart home service providers in the energy space and strategies to create value for consumers. Speakers also discuss the competition to provide energy services as part of comprehensive, whole-home solutions.

SPEAKERS

Gene Wang, CEO & Co-founder, People Power

Jeremy Warren, Chief Technology Officer, Vivint

More speakers to be announced

MODERATOR

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates


5:00 p.m.

Closing Comments


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