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Visionary Speakers


Emilie Tullis Emilie Tullis, VP of Product & General Manager, Demand Management Solutions, Uplight
Twitter ID: @uplight

Emilie Tullis is Head of Demand Management Solutions including Uplight's Orchestrated Energy, a tailored end-to-end approach to demand response. She leads Uplight's efforts to deliver solutions with focus on customer comfort while still delivering the highest per household load shift. Emilie is passionate about changing the way we value and consume energy with a balance of advanced technology and pragmatic customer experience. Before joining Tendril, Emilie ran lithium-ion and power electronics development for electric vehicles, data centers and the military. She offers a deep understanding of energy storage technology and the capabilities and shortcomings within this landscape. She has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Speakers


Travis Allan Travis Allan, Vice-President of Public Affairs and General Counsel, FLO | AddEnergie
Twitter ID: @servicesflo


Paul Williams Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting, a Savant company
Twitter ID: @netracer280

Paul Williams is the General Manager of Product Management and Growth for GE Lighting, a Savant company where he is charged with reimagining lighting solutions from America’s most trusted lighting brand. With a deep focus on the connected home and the company’s C by GE brand, Paul leads the company’s growth category product management teams, its go-to-market strategy and its external partner ecosystem to propel lighting’s role at home and enable new platforms for growth.
 
Paul brings more than 30 years of business operations leadership and hardware and software development within high-tech industries. This includes more than a decade of executive leadership at Control4, a manufacturer of home automation solutions, where he led the company’s global product management and research and development teams, supported the company’s merger and acquisition activity, delivered award-winning solutions and helped build the company from a start-up to an IPO with double-digit, year-over-year growth. 
 
During his time at Control4, Paul also led high-profile hospitality projects, including organizing and outfitting the MGM City Center project in Las Vegas, at the time the largest privately funded construction project in US history, with controls platforms across both the Aria and the Mandarin Oriental. The hotels opened to acclaim as some of the most technologically advanced hotels in the world.
 
Prior to his deep leadership and operations roles at Control4, Paul held critical leadership positions and oversaw vast teams with a proven track record at Levelor/Kirch, a large-scale window covering operations and a Newell/Rubbermaid Company, Phobos/Sonicwall and in professional audio at Harman International. 
 
Paul has been a speaker at dozens of industry events and is often sourced and cited by the media on connected home topics.


Moderators


Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @JenniferMKent
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Connected Health, Connected Home Technologies and Services, Connected Entertainment Products and Services

Jennifer manages the research department and Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. Jennifer also leads and advises on syndicated and custom research projects across all connected consumer verticals and guides questionnaire development for Parks Associates’ extensive consumer analytics survey program. Jennifer is a certified focus group moderator, with training from the Burke Institute.

Jennifer earned her PhD in religion, politics, and society and an MA in church-state studies from Baylor University. She earned her BA in politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT SPEAKING?
Please contact Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein at Parks Associates or call 972-490-1113.