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17 DEC 2013

Speed Wire Inc. to Showcase Smart Energy Solution Installation Expertise at Parks Associates’ Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Parks Associates today announced that Speed Wire Inc., a leading technology deployment service provider (installation subcontractor) for smart energy and connected home solutions, will be the Dinner Sponsor at the 8th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The three-day executive conference will be held February 17-19, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, and will address consumer trends and industry issues in the residential energy management markets.

Research from Parks Associates finds nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households would prefer to have smart home equipment and services professionally installed. Most households want a broad range of smart home products, which would introduce a variety of devices into the home and heighten the need for professional installation and services. 

"The variety of consumer interest in smart home features indicates multiple solutions will operate, and need to interoperate, in the home," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Home energy management is one aspect of the smart home services deploying to U.S. households. Consumers want a variety of features when adopting home management and monitoring services, so offerings such as Speed Wire's installation services will be important in integrating this diversity and ensuring that it all works together."

Speed Wire is sponsoring the VIP dinner for Smart Energy Summit on Tuesday, February 18. During the conference, the company will share insights on their successful experience as a leading technology deployment company for service providers, utilities, wireless providers, and security companies utilizing smart energy and connected home solutions.

“Speed Wire is well known as the premier technology deployment service provider of choice for these emerging markets,” said Kevin Donnelly, president of Speed Wire Inc. “We are excited to support the Smart Energy Summit as the Dinner Sponsor this year and look forward to sharing our installation expertise with the innovative smart energy solution providers, exhibitors, and attendees at the conference.”

Smart Energy Summit will also address the new business models and capabilities for home controls, big data and analytics, the impact of connected appliances and thermostats on energy management solutions, and consumer engagement of these solutions.

About Speed Wire
Founded in 1996, Speed Wire Inc. has been leading the industry by quickly educating our teams in current and emerging technologies and installation practices. Speed Wire clients have come to rely on us as the premier technology deployment service provider (installation subcontractor) with quick, efficient and cost effective installation deployment services for Smart Energy and Connected Home solutions.

For more information please visit www.speedwireinc.com or call 1-877-97-SPEED.

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 eleventh annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 17-19, 2020, 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 #SmartEnergy20. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2020.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.