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February 21, 2022

Google, Constellation Energy, TXU Energy, and AutoGrid to Keynote 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumers, Feb 28-March 1 in Frisco, Texas

Consumers spend an average of $146 per month on electricity

Parks Associates today announced AutoGrid, Constellation Energy, Google, and TXU Energy as keynote speakers of the 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, hosted February 28-March 2 at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Texas. In a return to in person events, the international research firm will share its latest data on the adoption and use of energy management solutions from its ongoing research work, including quarterly surveys of 10,000 US internet households. The firm’s research shows consumers spends $146 per month on average on electricity.

“New business models and technology provide opportunities to change the customer relationship, drive engagement and participation in utility programs that optimize energy usage, and incentivize consumers to be more energy efficient,” said Elizabeth Parks, President & CMO, Parks Associates. “We are ecstatic to bring the industry back together for our annual event focused on the future of energy.”

Sponsored by Schneider Electric, SmartThings, Rapid Response Monitoring, Zen Ecosystems, and Particle.io, the event focuses on the impact of renewable energy and smart energy solutions on the consumer mindset and trends toward a more energy-conservative concept for the connected home.

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2023 Speakers


Erika Diamond, SVP, Head of Customer Solutions, EnergyHub

DeAnna Hardwick, EVP, Customer Strategy, CPS Energy

Karl Popham, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies, Austin Energy


Luis Castro, Business Development Manager - Utilities, Enel X Way

Brad Davids, Head of Utility Business Development, Span.io

Keally DeWitt, Vice President, Marketing & Public Policy, GAF Energy

Tray Leslie, Renewables & Resiliency Manager, Georgia Power Company

Donald McPhail, General Manager, Residential Business Line, Uplight

David Oberholzer, General Manager, Energy Management, Resideo

Kevin Schwain, Senior Director, Electric Vehicles, EnergyHub

Eamonn Urey, Product Manager, Salt River Project

2022 Speakers


Nathan Ford, Director of Life Cycle Optimization, NRG Energy, Inc.

Colleen Jansen, Chief Marketing Officer, ChargePoint

Bruce Sher, Head of Business Development, LG Electronics


Magnus Asbo, Senior Director of Technical Marketing, SolarEdge

Boris Besner, CEO, Okos Smart Homes

Colin Billings, CEO & Founder, Orro

Kari Binley, Senior Manager, Energy Partnerships, ecobee Energy

Luis Castro, Business Development Manager, Enel X Way

Bob Champagne, Vice President – Customer Experience Innovation, Smart Energy Water

Srijata Chattopadhyay, Director of Corporate Development and Strategy, Volta Charging

Evan Conley, VP, Strategic Partnerships, GridPoint

Abigail Daken, Environmental Engineer, ENERGY STAR Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Keally DeWitt, Vice President, Marketing & Public Policy, GAF Energy

James Greenwell, President and CEO, SpotLite 360 IoT Solutions

Rebecca Gutierrez, Vice President Marketing, Blink Charging

Jamie Haenggi, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ADT Solar

Chuan He, Director of Product Management, Wyze Labs

Doug Houseman, Managing Consultant, 1898 & Co.

Marissa Hummon, Chief Technology Officer, Utilidata, Inc

Advait Katarki, Business Development Manager – Connected Solutions & EV Charging Infrastructure, Eaton

Maria Kretzing, Director Of Innovation, Bidgely

Yann Kulp, Co-Founder & Director Business Development, eIQ mobility

Jay Lasseter, VP Sales, Landis+Gyr North America

Brett Little, Education Manager, GreenHome Institute

Håkan Ludvigson, CEO & Founder, Eliq AB

Geoff Martin, President & Co-founder, vipHomeLink

Blake Miller, Founder & CEO, Homebase

Anne Arquit Niederberger, PhD, SVP Market Development, Enervee

Stacy Noblet, VP of Transportation Electrification, ICF

Wannie Park, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

Ansul Rajgharia, Director, Schneider Electric

Sadia Raveendran, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, AutoGrid

Akash Sah, Chief Procurement Officer, Brinks Home

Carol Schmitt, Chief Evangelist, ESG & Energy, RealPage

Laurent Schmitt, Head of Utilities & European Developments, dcbel

Katie Schieltz, Senior Manager, Innovation and Product Development, Constellation Energy

Brad Stutzman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, O3 Energy

Dan Sullivan, CEO, EIQhome

Michael Ting, Senior Product Manager, Itron

Paul Wezner, VP, Product and Customer Success, Powerley

Shawn White, Director, Commercial & Industrial Programs, Xcel Energy

Sophia Zhang, Senior Data Scientist, Eversource Energy

In-person Speakers


Aaron Berndt, Head of Energy Industry Partnerships / Americas, Google

James Jackson, Director - Energy and Utility Partnerships, Emerson

Sadia Raveendran, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, AutoGrid

Samudra Sen, Vice President – Vistra and TXU Solutions, TXU Energy

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director Innovation, Growth and Digital & Managing Director Constellation Connect, Constellation Energy


Erik J. Bernal, CEO, Elite Water Systems

Joel Berntsen, Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, Vutility

Kris Bowring, Vice President, Radical Innovation and Development, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Tom Brennan, CEO, Sol-Ark

Luis Castro, Utility Business Development Manager, Enel X North America

Bob Champagne, Vice President - Customer Experience Innovation, Smart Energy Water

David Chang, Chief Digital Officer, EIQhome

Srijata Chattopadhyay, Director of Corporate Development and Strategy, Volta Charging

David Cohen-Tanugi, Head of Devices & Automation, OhmConnect

Jonathan Coons, Director of Marketing & Direct Sales, Energy Federation Inc.

Robert Cruickshank, Chief Technology Officer, GRIDIoT® by RCA

Brad Davids, Head of Utility Business Development, Span.io

Hamid Farzaneh, CEO, Alea Labs

Phillip Fite, Product Management & Innovation, Direct Energy US, NRG Energy

Dan Forman, CEO, Copper Labs

Dan Goodman, President, Building36, an Alarm.com company

Steve Herbert, Director of Business Development, Samsung SmartThings

Drew Higgins, Senior Director, CPS Energy 

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

Alan Hoffmann, President, Hoffmann Homes

Matt Leckey, Business Development Director, Utility Programs, Cpower

Tray Leslie, Renewable Development Manager - Customer Engagement, Georgia Power

Paul McDonald, Senior Director of Product Strategy & Marketing, Oracle Utilities

Jeremy McLerran, Sr Director Marketing, Security Products, Johnson Controls

Don McPhail, VP of Product, General Manager - Engage Business Line, Uplight

Felicite Moorman, Founder, STRATIS; VP of CommunityConnect, RealPage

Wayne Morrison, Principal, Smart Energy, Reliant Energy

James Muraca, CTO, Enersponse

Wannie Park, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

Stan Pipkin, Executive Advisor, Co-Founder, Bodhi

Ansul Rajgharia, Director, Connected Products and Surge, Schneider Electric

Chuck Ray, US Business Development Director, ev.energy

Matthew Robbins, VP of Global Product, Resideo

Jason Rodriguez, CEO, Zpryme

Kevin Schwain, Sr. Director, EV Strategy, EnergyHub

Jigar Shah, Head of Energy Services, Electrify America

Will Shippee, Manager – Strategic Solar Accounts, Home and Distribution Division, Schneider Electric

Brad Stutzman, CEO, O3 Energy

Josh Teekell, Founder & CEO, SmartAC.com, Inc.

Scott W. Tjaden, Product Development Lead for Smart Home and Carbon Free Energy Products, Constellation

John Towle, CEO, EcoSmart Solution

Chris Vargas, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chargie

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

Sam Wynn, Senior Vice President, ZOME Energy Networks / Z-Wave Alliance


Moderators / Parks Associates Analysts

Kristen Hanich, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Vice President of Research, Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates

Jason Paris, Vice President, Business Development, Parks Associates

Chris White, Research Director, Parks Associates

To register, visit the event website. To schedule an interview or to request data, contact Rosey Sera, rosey@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

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.