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SEP 14, 2016

Honeywell and Toyota to present keynotes at eighth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Analysts to present research and analysis at key energy industry IoT event

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer will feature key cross-industry perspectives in the smart energy market, with keynotes from Jeremy Eaton, VP and GM, Connected Home, Honeywell, and Kevin Butt, GM, Environmental, Toyota Motor North America, during the eighth-annual conference on February 20-22, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

The executive IoT conference, hosted by international market research firm Parks Associates, focuses on strategies for consumer engagement in new energy and IoT solutions, with an agenda designed with strategic insights from the Smart Energy Summit advisory board:

  • Michael Brown, Manager, Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources, NV Energy
  • Scott Burns, Sr. Director, Innovation & Customer Experience, Retail Mass Markets, Reliant/NRG
  • Chris Carradine, EVP, Business Development, ecobee
  • Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub
  • Daniel Herscovici, SVP and General Manager, Xfinity Home, Comcast
  • Erin Keys, Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comverge, Inc.
  • Robert J. King, CEO, Good Company Associates; Advisor, North American Governmental Affairs, WeatherBug Home
  • Claire Miziolek, Market Strategies Program Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
  • Roy Perry, Vice President, Ecosystem Alliances, Alarm.com
  • Dr. Kenneth Wacks, Management Consultant, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jeremy Warren, CTO, Vivint

Smart Energy Summit features speakers from utilities, service providers, smart home manufacturers, and retailers to capture the diversity in new energy solutions and offerings as they expand within the IoT. Key topics include adoption of energy management services, demand response, TOU, transactive energy (payments for local power generation), incentive-based programs, bundling strategies, smart device integration, and mass-market strategies.

Parks Associates analysts lead panel discussions featuring recent research findings. The firm’s latest research finds 13% of U.S. broadband households are willing to pay $10,000 or more for solar panels and a storage battery for their home. Previous research finds:

  • 70% of U.S. broadband households with smart energy devices report saving money due to reduced energy consumption.
  • 42% of U.S. broadband households would select electric utilities as their first choice for energy management services.

“The smart home is forcing convergence of traditionally separate industry verticals. Understanding the impact of convergence on the competitive landscape and the opportunities for partnerships is essential," said Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy, Parks Associates. “At Smart Energy Summit, we will address the evolution of home energy management, emerging partnerships and technologies that are disrupting this space, and strategies to leverage data to create new energy-related IoT products and services.”

“ecobee has been attending and supporting the Smart Energy Summit for the past five years,” Chris Carradine, EVP, Business Development, ecobee. “Smart Energy Summit brings together a strong contingent of leading thinkers across various sectors and has consistently delivered engaging subject matter on the future of the connected home space.”

“I’m honored to serve on the Smart Energy Summit advisory board for a third year,” said Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub. “With the rapid proliferation of distributed energy resources, partnerships between utilities, vendors, and even customers are more essential than ever to the success of the connected home. At the Summit, I look forward to joining other energy industry leaders to share thoughts on the future of such partnerships and what they mean for home energy management.”

“One of the most compelling consumer experiences is the management of a household’s total energy consumption,” said Daniel Herscovici, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast’s Xfinity Home. “That solution should not only unlock savings but also bill predictability and comfort. Xfinity Home empowers customers to make their own decisions in an effort to balance comfort with cost savings through control of their HVAC today. In the near future, these solutions should enable consumers to further control their consumption of electricity, gas, and water. I look forward to being a part of the Smart Energy Summit to share more about what we’re seeing at Comcast and to listen and learn from others about what they’re seeing in this space.”

“Two-way technology and interoperability are enabling smart energy solutions that simultaneously benefit multiple stakeholders (consumers, service providers, utilities, retailers, and others),” said Erin Keys, Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comverge, Inc. “It’s these win-win solutions that will most likely flourish.”

“The futuristic visions of smart homes and home energy management systems have arrived, as these products are being purchased and installed today,” said Claire Miziolek, Market Strategies Program Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. “The smart home has incredible energy optimization opportunities — for efficiency, for the home, for the grid, and for distributed resources such as solar and electric vehicles. NEEP is excited to work with industry partners to marry the energy benefits with the technological evolution, and this conference is the perfect opportunity to do just that.”

“The Smart Energy Summit offers a unique combination of information about leading-edge developments in smart grids, balanced with practical consumer data,” said Dr. Kenneth Wacks, Management Consultant, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy. “Parks Associates shares research that tracks consumer desires for energy conservation, local power generation, and energy management products.”

Parks Associates is accepting speaking submissions for Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer athttp://www.parksassociates.com/ses-speaker. More information about the Smart Energy Summit is available at www.SES2017.com. To speak with Tom Kerber or request specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or 720-987-6614.

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.