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Jan 9, 2019

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Parks Associates announces speakers and keynotes ahead of tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit

Key industry executives will join Parks Associates for its tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit to address opportunities and strategies for utilities to drive consumer engagement with energy service through adoption of smart home products and participation in renewable power generation. The conference will take place February 18-20, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

 Received Discounts from Electricity Provider for Smart Energy Devices | Parks Associates 

“Saving money is a key benefit to flip smart home non-buyers to buyers,” said Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates. “Offering discounts or rebates for products such as smart thermostats, light bulbs, switches, and lighting control systems lowers the affordability barrier to purchasing and increases the role of energy and utilities in the smart home ecosystem.”


Leah Barton, VP & GM, Home Protection, Direct Energy

Aaron Berndt, Head of Central Region Energy Partnerships, Nest / Google

Erika Diamond, VP of Utility and Market Services, EnergyHub

Steve Hambric, VP Consumer Energy Management, Itron

Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril


Rolf Bienert, Managing and Technical Director, OpenADR Alliance

Michael Brown, Manager, DSM Services, NV Energy; Chair, PLMA, NV Energy / PLMA

Scott Burns, Head of Innovation and Customer Experience, Reliant

Joseph Carangelo, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, Baker Electric Home Energy

Evan Caron, Co-founder and Managing Director, Swytch

Dane Christensen, Team Lead, Residential Systems Performance, NREL

Brad Davids, Head of Demand Response Partnerships (Nest), Google

Jason Dudley, Senior Planning Analyst, SRP

Shane Fay, SVP Sales and Marketing, Grid4C

Tony Frangiosa, CEO, InstallerNet

Vish Ganti, Director of Strategy, AutoGrid

Abhay Gupta, CEO, Bidgely

Allison Hamilton, Senior Principal, Markets and Rates, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Scott Harkins, VP/GM, Resideo

Morgan Hertel, Vice President of Technology & Innovation, Rapid Response Monitoring

Gary High, SVP Marketing and Product Management, Landis + Gyr

Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Scott Hinson, Chief Technology Officer, Pecan Street Inc

Shira Horowitz, Manager, Demand Response, Con Edison

Joe Jankosky, Global Director, Utilities and IoT, Intel

Matt Johnson, VP, Business Development, EnergyHub

V Rory Jones, SVP, Franklin Energy

Dave Kaintz, Senior Program Manager, Southern California Edison

Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions & Corporate Communications, Austin Energy

Bob King, VP, Policy, Smart Energy Water

Michael Koenig, Head of the Honda Smart Home, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Patrick Maloney, Founder & CEO, Inspire

Alton Martin, Co-Founder, Trusource Labs LLC

Paul McDonald, Director, Solution Architecture, Oracle Utilities

Brian McKee, Director of Online Store, AM Conservation Group, Inc.

Joel Miller, Principle Supervisor, DTE Energy

Michelle Meyer, Director of Marketing, Greenlots

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

Judd Moritz, SVP of Solutions, Simple Energy

Robert Munin, General Manager, Thermostats, Johnson Controls Inc.

Dain Nestel, Director, ecobee

Anne Arquit Niederberger, VP Market Development, Enervee

Dave Oberholzer, VP/GM, Energy Management, Whisker Labs

Michael Phillips, Co-founder and CEO, Sense

Todd Rath, Marketing Service Director, Alabama Power

Matt Robbins, Head of Hive, North America, Hive

Rebecca Roberts, Section Manager, Innovative Pricing Pilot, Con Edison

Emmett Romine, SVP Business Development, Powerley

Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street

Zach Schroeck, Director of Product Management, Lutron

Samudra Sen, Vice President, TXU Energy

Craig Stepien, Sr. Director Digital Transformation, NextEra Energy

Marco Terruzzin, Director, E.ON Climate and Renewables

Louis Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer, AddÉnergie

Bud Vos, CEO, Enbala Power Networks

Ken Wacks, President, Home, Building, and Utility Systems

Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting

Mark Willingham, Senior Vice President, EFI

Cengizhan Yenerim, Director of Demand Risk Management, ENGIE representing Green Button Alliance

Lisa Yops, DR / DERs Product & Operations Manager, CLEAResult

At Smart Energy Summit, more than 300 industry leaders from utilities, service providers, manufacturers, and technology companies will participate in panel discussions about the energy markets and strategies to increase consumer engagement in demand response, distributed generation, and energy efficiency offerings.The tenth-annual conference will address the new approaches and solutions that are using connectivity and data to transform how energy is delivered. The Summit will also examine the impact of smart home, AI and data analytics, and new energy storage solutions on utilities, energy service providers, and consumers.

Early sponsors for Smart Energy Summit 2019 include Alarm.com, Austin Energy, Bidgely, Inspire, Rapid Response Monitoring, Tendril, and Trusource Labs.

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.