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4 DEC 2012


Fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit to focus on consumer engagement and market strategies for energy-saving solutions

Parks Associates confirms AT&T, Duke Energy, Reliant, SDG&E, Sprint, and Verizon as Advisory Board participants

Parks Associates today announced the topics and Advisory Board members for the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, in San Antonio, Texas, February 25-27, 2013. New research from Parks Associates finds interest in energy-saving devices overall has declined slightly but younger consumers are starting to show more interest in these devices. Over 90% of U.S. broadband consumers 18-34 would pay for a smart thermostat or smart water controls if the solution saves 20% on energy consumption.

Smart Energy Summit focuses on consumer engagement with energy management services and technologies, partnership opportunities, and consumer-oriented solutions. The conference has early sponsorship support from Alarm.com, EcoFactor, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, and Itron.

"Young consumers are now the likely buyers of energy-saving devices, and they bring with them high expectations on the look and functionality of high-tech solutions," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates.  "Smart Energy Summit brings together key executives from service providers, OEMs, utilities, and government to discuss market segmentation and trends, current deployments and partnerships, and strategies to leverage consumer interest for long-term growth." 

The Advisory Board for Smart Energy Summit provides guidance and recommendations into topics, strategy, and marketing for the event. This year’s advisory board includes the following industry leaders: 

  • Kristen Bowring, Retail Industry Executive
  • Renée Castillo, Senior Director, Customer Services, Salt River Project
  • Dan Flagler, Manager, Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon Telecom
  • Denis Garman, Home Efficiency Solutions, Marketing Manager, Duke Energy
  • Bill Harmon, VP, Residential Segment Marketing, Reliant
  • Becky Harrison, CEO, GridWise Alliance
  • Fabrice Hoerner, Technical Marketing Manager, Qualcomm
  • Scott Hublou, SVP, EcoFactor
  • Brian Huey, Business Development and Strategy, Smart Grid and Utilities, Sprint
  • Kevin Meagher, VP and General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's
  • Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life
  • Paul Pishal, VP, Business Development, M2M, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas
  • Ted Reguly, Director, Smart Meter Program, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • Ken Wacks, Management & Engineering Consultant, Gridwise Council, U.S. Department of Energy

Agenda sessions, moderated by Parks Associates analysts, highlight smart grid deployments in the U.S. and around the world, new players and business models, cloud-based energy management, new services, growth of the ecosystem, and strategies to engage consumers.

Visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com for information and to submit to speak at the conference.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer addresses the evolution of the consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and new opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. Virtual panels and networking sessions, featuring executive-level experts from multiple industries, address discuss strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software providers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize energy management and other energy-focused offerings through consumer engagement, new business models, unique partnerships, and innovative technologies.

Smart Energy Summit hosts virtual sessions on February 23-24, April 28, August 4, and October 27 in 2021. 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 #SmartEnergy21. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2021.com.
 

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com