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04 FEB 2014

Austin Energy, Comcast, ecobee, Lowe's, and Nest to keynote 2014 Smart Energy Summit

Parks Associates and industry leaders to discuss the expanding energy and home controls market at executive conference in Austin, Texas, February 17-19

Parks Associates will host over 200 executives at the fifth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 17-19, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas. The conference highlights the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and their impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. Registration and press passes are available at www.ses2014.com.

Sponsors of Smart Energy Summit are Speed Wire, Percepscion, Alarm.com, Earth Networks, ecobee, EcoFactor, Lowe’s, Opower, People Power, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Technicolor, Z-Wave, AlertMe, Schneider Electric, and Tendril.  

"Growth in the adoption rate for Internet-connected thermostats has been impressive, going from 4% in 4Q 2012 to 11% in 4Q 2013," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Smart home systems and the Internet of Things are now vital aspects of the expanding energy services market, and at the 2014 Smart Energy Summit, we will feature speakers and sponsors from the major smart home platforms, retailers, utilities, and service providers. Comcast will highlight energy management opportunities enabled through its partnership with EcoFactor, while Nest, AT&T, Lowe’s, Alarm.com, Time Warner Cable, and iControl Networks, among others, will be speaking. "

2014 Smart Energy Summit Speakers:

2014 Keynotes

Erik Charlton, VP of Business, Nest

Bill Horrocks, VP, Product Management - Xfinity Home, Comcast

Debbie Kimberly, VP of Distributed Energy Services, Austin Energy

Stuart Lombard, President and CEO, ecobee

Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's


2014 Speakers

Artyom Astafurov, Chief Innovation Officer, DataArt
Duncan Bees
, Chief Technology and Business Officer, HGI
Scott Burns, Director of Product Innovation, Reliant
Al Choperena
, CEO, Smartenit
Eric Danziger
, VP, Business Development, Genability
Ted Fagenson
, CMO, EcoFactor
Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub
Joseph Franz
, Strategic Channel Partnership Development, Constellation
David Friedman
, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ayla Networks
Denis Garman, Category Leader - Energy Management & Information Group, Duke Energy
Kristian Handberg, Principal Consultant, Percepscion
Anthony Hawkins
, Group Product Manager, Landis+Gyr
Garth Hillman
, Secretary, Smart Grid Marketing and Technical Task Groups, Wi-Fi Alliance
Brent Hodges
, Senior Vice President Retail Unit, Tendril
Fabrice Hoerner
, Technical Marketing, Sr. Manager, Qualcomm
Dave Hyland
, Manager, Business Development, Schneider Electric
Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO, Aeris Communications, Inc.

Joe Jankosky, Director, Intelligent Home Vertical Markets, Time Warner Cable
V. Rory Jones, President, PlanetEcosystems
Dave Kaintz
, Manager of Programs and Projects, SCE
Jay Kenny
, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com
Yann Kulp, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, EcoBusiness North America, Schneider Electric
Dan Lieberman, Senior Director of Platform Strategy, SmartThings
Josh Lich
, Product Strategy and Marketing, Opower
Tim Lott, Director of Energy, Vivint
Ryan Maley, Director of Strategic Marketing, ZigBee Alliance
Brewster McCracken
, President & CEO, Pecan Street Project Inc
Letha McLaren, Vice President, Product Management, iControl Networks
Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's
Tomoyuki Nanami
Dave Oberholzer
, Director, Energy Products & Business Development, Earth Networks - WeatherBug
Duane Paulson
, SVP, Linear LLC
Matt Plante
, Vice President of Sales, Bidgely, Inc.
Jennifer Pulliam, Director of Products and Innovation, TXU Energy
Karthik Rajan
, Regional Vice President, ERCOT Sales, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, NA
Ted Reguly, Director, San Diego Gas and Electric
Bram Reinders
, Director Alliance Management, CleanTX/Alliander NV
Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Z-Wave/Sigma Designs
Alan Shaffer, Deputy General Manager, Lakeland Electric
Matthew Smith
, Senior Director, Utility Solutions, Silver Spring Networks 
Ken Wacks, Management & Engineering Consultant, Gridwise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy
Gene Wang, CEO, People Power
Robert Warden
, VP of Partners and Alliances, Comverge, Inc.
Jeff Wilson
, Director of Product Management, NETGEAR    

Moderators / Parks Associates Analysts

John Barrett, Director of Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates

Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


Parks Associates would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the conference: Antenna Systems & Technology, BoogarLists, CABA, CleanTX, EIS Alliance, ESNA, FierceEnergy, FierceSmartGrid, HiddenWires, Home Gateway Initiative, HomePlug Alliance, KXNtoday, LonMark International, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, OpenADR Alliance, Remote Site & Equipment Management, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, SmartGridCareers.com, U-SNAP Alliance, UPnP Forum, Wi-Fi Alliance, WSNBuzz.com, and ZigBee Alliance.

Please follow the Smart Energy Summit on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SES2014.

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 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 features an in-person conference February 13-15 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, with virtual sessions on June 15, August 17, and November 9. 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 #SmartEnergy23. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.smartenergysmt.com.