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Lowe’s has entered the Smart Home market with a broad range of innovative new connected products and services using their Iris platform. Iris allows consumers to monitor and control their home from their computer, tablet, or smart phone. The broad range of Iris products and services are designed to appeal to the average consumer with simple and affordable bundles that make homes safer, more energy efficient and convenient to manage.


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EcoFactor is the leading residential energy management company that enables home service providers to offer an energy management service to their customers that does not require them to compromise comfort or change behavior. The EcoFactor platform uses data from communicating thermostats to determine the unique thermal characteristics of each home and automatically optimize energy use to eliminate waste and save money.

Based in Redwood City, Calif., EcoFactor was founded in 2006 to provide an automated alternative to behavior-based residential energy management solutions. EcoFactor is privately held and funded by Claremont Creek Ventures and RockPort Capital Partners.


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2014 Sponsors

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Speed Wire

Speed Wire is a leader in the installation services segment for residential and small business energy management and premise monitoring solutions. Building on our 15 year legacy as a high quality provider of technology deployment services, we install and maintain a wide variety of equipment for the dominate players in the broadband, security, IT, wireless, enterprise, connected home and smart energy industries.

We have a national footprint of highly professional and experienced field resources. Our Smart Tech program ensures that all resources have undergone a thorough screening process, have the appropriate certifications, background checks and training to ensure successful field deployments. Our proprietary technology deployment life cycle is a workflow automation tool that automates scheduling, field execution, documentation collection and billing.


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Percepscion is Australia’s leading Smart Energy technology provider, specializing in the development of energy management products for the Connected Home. Percepscion’s products help people manage their electricity consumption and decrease their power bills.

Percepscion’s expertise comes from its extensive experience partnering with utilities to help design their Smart Energy programs. Based on this, Percepscion have designed a suite of products that are at the forefront of energy management for the Connected Home, such as Australia’s best selling Smart Energy device, the Origin home energy monitor.

For more information, visit Percepscion around the Web: www.percepscion.com
Email: info@percepscion.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/percepscion
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/Percepscion


Event Sponsors


Founded in 2000, Alarm.com is the leading technology provider for the connected home, powering more than 1 million households. Our cloud-based platform connects the widest range of devices throughout the home and delivers a complete solution through a single, easy to use app. From intelligent learning and personalized optimization to the rapid integration of new partner products, we offer the most advanced and latest technologies for the connected home. Consumers choose from a range of leading services, including Interactive Security, Energy Management, Home Automation and Video Monitoring, exclusively offered through our network of authorized and licensed partners for easy configuration and installation.


Earth Networks

WeatherBug Home combines data from more than 10,000 Earth Networks weather stations with customer energy use information and a comprehensive set of analytics to bring a new approach to residential energy efficiency. The WeatherBug Home ScoreCard is an easy-to-understand monthly report analyzing consumer’s energy use compared to the weather, providing energy-use forecasts for the next month - and suggested improvements.  WeatherBug Home is a complete Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) service that optimizes residential thermostat set-points for EE every day, and DR when necessary offering flexibility to layer on analytics-informed behavioral EE techniques, variable rates or Peak Time Rebates (PTRs).



We’re ecobee – an award-winning provider of energy solutions that helps people understand, manage and reduce their energy consumption.  Our Wi-Fi thermostats, online web portals and smart phone apps are not only built to last, they’re built to make sense. And they’re made for real people who want to save on energy costs without sacrificing comfort. We’re proud to be the brand that’s at the forefront of energy automation. But more than anything, we’re proud that our customers can always count on us for smart, innovative solutions that have a meaningful impact on their lives and on their communities.



EcoFactor is the leading residential energy management company that enables home service providers to offer an energy management service to their customers that does not require them to compromise comfort or change behavior. The EcoFactor platform uses data from communicating thermostats to determine the unique thermal characteristics of each home and automatically optimize energy use to eliminate waste and save money.

Based in Redwood City, Calif., EcoFactor was founded in 2006 to provide an automated alternative to behavior-based residential energy management solutions. EcoFactor is privately held and funded by Claremont Creek Ventures and RockPort Capital Partners.



Lowe’s has entered the Smart Home market with a broad range of innovative new connected products and services using their Iris platform. Iris allows consumers to monitor and control their home from their computer, tablet, or smart phone. The broad range of Iris products and services are designed to appeal to the average consumer with simple and affordable bundles that make homes safer, more energy efficient and convenient to manage.



Working with 90 utility partners and serving more than 20 million consumers across eight countries, Opower is a leading provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry. Opower’s platform uses big data analytics and behavioral science to enable utilities to achieve energy outcomes, including energy efficiency, customer engagement and demand response. Founded in 2007 and privately held, Opower is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in San Francisco, London, Singapore and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.opower.com and follow us on Twitter at @Opower.


People Power Company

People Power is an award-winning software company enabling remote control and management of connected devices from your smart phone. People Power's groundbreaking smartphone app, Presence, transforms spare smartphones and tablets into wireless video cameras for monitoring, control, and more. Cameras can be monitored in real-time from another device with the Presence app, and they can send meaningful alerts with video clips to the user's email any time motion is detected. You can also control your devices from Presence manually, or with our easy "set and forget" rules engine. People Power's open developer platform enables manufacturers and software developers to deliver solutions that engage people while increasing safety and security, improving control and convenience, and saving money. Presence: keep an eye on your home from the palm of your hand.



PlanetEcosystems’ proprietary P-ECOSYS engagement platform helps utilities develop deep and loyal relationships with their customers by providing new sources of consumer value. Using social network-based features and innovative tools, P-ECOSYS provides compelling recommendations that help consumers get maximum value from the Smart Grid.

For example, with almost no effort needed by the consumer and going well beyond tips and suggestions, P-ECOSYS provides personalized action plans for each consumer want (savings, comfort, health, carbon footprint, etc.).  The powerful recommendations engine gives customers 7 to 10 times the net savings of competing tools - often tens of thousands of dollars over equipment lifetimes. P-ECOSYS can be launched in 60 days.



Qualcomm is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of wireless chipsets. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each another. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere.

For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web: www.qualcomm.com
Corporate Blog: www.qualcomm.com/blog
Twitter: www.twitter.com/qualcomm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Qualcomm



Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs. Euronext Paris: TCH



Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1000 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 250 companies around the world, Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security and aging in place. The Z-Wave standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for deployment in all channels from service providers to etail and retail, security companies, builders and installers, as well small business and commercial and hospitality. With over 20 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.


Break Sponsors


AlertMe is an award winning, fast growing technology company (No.9 in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and named in the Red Herring Global 100 list of most promising companies), backed by world class investors.

It provides a cloud link to the home and a platform that allows consumers to control their home energy and devices over the internet or on their Smartphone from anywhere.

AlertMe’s business model is to work with tier one channel partners and it is already rolling out our services to mass market consumers in the USA, UK and Europe and the USA through Lowe’s, British Gas and Essent.


Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.

Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”



Tendril is defining data-driven Energy Service Management (ESM) for the evolving energy market. 

Our open, cloud-based software platform provides the infrastructure, analytics, and understanding required to deliver personalized energy services. This targeted approach drives new business opportunities, delights consumers, and has led to some of the industry’s highest engagement and satisfaction rates.


2014 Supporters

Antenna Systems & Technology

Antenna Systems & Technology is a trade magazine for antenna professionals, including commercial operators, OEMs that integrate antennas and components into their wireless systems and infrastructures, antenna manufacturers, dealers/distributors and companies involved with wireless systems, cellular, and RF & microwave communications markets. Distribution is by controlled circulation of 10,000 copies to qualified recipients, primarily in North America.



With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO’s and CFO’s will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries.



CABA is the definitive source of global information relating to the benefits of technology and integrated systems to support automation in the global home and building industry. CABA recognizes, captures, and shares innovation and this information is a must read for those involved and interested in the application of automation in the global home and building industry.



CleanTX is the cluster development organization for clean technology in Central Texas. Headquartered in the capital city of Austin, CleanTX is uniquely positioned at the nexus of government, industry, academia, utility and community interests. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership on community education, and networking platform for key industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports our rapidly growing clean energy economy.


EIS Alliance

The EIS Alliance is a nonprofit corporation formed to ensure Customer Energy Management Systems (CEMS) interoperability, while providing increased customer energy efficiency, and improved reliability with state-of-the-art security for the Smart Grid. The EIS Alliance is fostering the adoption, development, and compliance of global CEMS standards through collaboration, education, and marketing, while facilitating standards compliance through testing and certification programs. Members of the EIS Alliance include A.O. Smith, Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), Coulomb Technologies, Ecotality, Generac, Honeywell (NYSE: HON), Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), ParkPod and Trane a business of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR).



ESNA: making standards available to grow the ecosystem.

Energy Services Network Association (ESNA) is an independent global, not-for-profit association under Dutch law. Members are utilities, software, hardware and service providers, and solution integrators sharing a common goal and vision for promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems. The association promotes the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and related services and infrastructure, based on Networked Energy Services (NES), together with the value-added applications for secure, reliable and cost-effective automatic meter management, smart grid management, billing, CRM, CIS and other applications.

About Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP)
In 2010, ESNA members announced their intent to publish OSGP as an open standard, enabling independent implementation of interoperable meters and other smart grid devices from multiple vendors on the same network. Built on open ISO/IEC and IEEE standards, OSGP adds additional security and reliability services necessary to properly network and manage devices in the smart grid. The OSGP standard will ensure reliability, robustness, and efficiency of the smart grid, and as applications are deployed such as point-of-use monitoring and control of power usage, it will enable utilities to reduce peak loads and pass on energy cost savings to consumers. In addition to building OSGP-compliant solutions, utilities can better avoid vendor lock-in and purchase best-in-class products to achieve better ROI.



FierceEnergy tracks the latest developments and advancements in the energy industry. Every business day, energy service provider executives rely on FierceEnergy's free email newsletter and website to stay up-to-date on renewable energy integration, smart grid news, consumer consumption, customer service innovations and more.



Written with a focus on industry CTOs and technical infrastructure decision-makers, FierceSmartGrid covers the latest business and technology news surrounding network intelligence, home networking, smart meters, and other key issues. Join energy and telecom industry insiders who subscribe to FierceSmartGrid's free weekly email newsletter to keep up with this evolving marketplace.



HiddenWires is the leading trade publication for the home automation and residential systems industry in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). It offers a products and services directory, news, articles, case studies, events and training calendars, a bookshop, and useful links to trade organizations and other resources. Visitors can also sign up to the free email newsletter. Founded in 2003, HiddenWires has grown to over 9000 pages, attracts 90,000 visitors every month and has 16,000 subscribers.


Home Gateway Initiative

HGI, founded by major broadband service providers and joined by leading vendors of digital home equipment, is shaping the way that IP services are delivered to the home. It publishes requirements for digital home building blocks. This includes the hardware and software in the digital home that connect consumers and services.


HomePlug Alliance

HomePlug® Alliance is a group of about 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With HomePlug technology, the electrical wires in the home can now distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications. Over 300 products are HomePlug certified, and over 100 million devices are in the market. HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi® mobility. HomePlug® is a trademark of HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.



KNXtoday is a trade magazine for KNX home and building control comprising an online magazine and email newsletter. KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building control, and is approved as an International Standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3) as well as an European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and Chinese Standard (GB/Z 20965). KNXtoday offers news, articles, case studies, videos and resources, an events calendar and much more. Visitors can also sign up to the free email newsletter, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.


LonMark International

LONMARK International is a non-profit corporation supporting the testing and certification of products, people and companies supporting the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards. Its nearly 400 members manufacture, distribute, develop, install or use systems based on these standards. LonMark International provides peer-review based certification guidelines and testing for products, people and companies.


Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

NEEP’s mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.


OpenADR Alliance

The OpenADR Alliance was formed to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the OpenADR standards through collaboration, education, training, testing and certification. The Alliance is supported by a broad cross section of utilities, independent system operators, regional transmission operators, regulators and vendors who share a common interest in the success and widespread adoption of the OpenADR standard.


Remote Site & Equipment Management

Remote Site & Equipment Management magazine is a product, service and news magazine edited for owners, operators and managers of remotely located and/or remotely operated sites, facilities and equipment. Readers are executives, managers and technical professionals responsible for the development and operation of communication systems, transmission systems, oil & gas sites, pipelines, utility facilities, agricultural operations, weather stations, transportation facilities and equipment, natural resource and wildlife management activities, weather and environmental monitoring systems, military/defense facilities and equipment, and other remotely-controlled or unattended facilities and equipment.


Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) orchestrates the work behind power grid modernization. SGIP was established to identify technical and interoperability standards harmonization that accelerates modernization of the grid. As a member-funded, non-profit organization, SGIP helps utilities, manufacturers and regulators address standards globally: utilities gain improved regulatory treatment for investment recovery and manufacturers obtain enhanced commercial opportunities worldwide. SGIP members stay competitive, informed and well-connected.



www.SmartGridCareers.com offers you a middle ground for your recruiting needs…a talent sourcing solution that lies midway between a job board and a professional recruiter – one that identifies and delivers quality candidates cost-effectively. Leveraging a powerful combination of cutting-edge technology and extensive experience within the Smart Grid and Renewable Energy sectors, we can help you maximize your recruitment ROI. Our proprietary sourcing strategy coupled with our specialization in these niche markets enables us to improve the efficiency of the overall recruitment process saving you valuable time and money. Contact us at 561-200-3248 to learn more about our fully customized solutions!


U-SNAP Alliance

The mission of the Utility Smart Network Access Port (U-SNAP) Alliance is to create a protocol independent serial interface standard that enables any HAN (Home Area Network) standard, present and future, to use any vendor's Smart Meter as a gateway into the home, without adding additional hardware in the Smart Meter. The U-SNAP Alliance fosters collaboration and education among utilities, AMI suppliers, HAN venders, industry consultants, academics and regulators who seek interoperable, secure and cost effective solutions for extending the Smart Grid to energy aware consumer products.


UPnP Forum

UPnP Forum, established in 1999, is a global alliance of nearly 1,000 industry-leading organizations working to enable device-to-device interoperability and facilitate easier and better home networking. The Forum promotes the adoption of uniform technical device interconnectivity standards and certifies devices conforming to these standards.


Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi® worldwide. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality, and it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user experience. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 15,000 products, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets.



WSNBuzz.com is a blog providing fresh updates on smart grid technologies, covering new standards, products, deployments, industry moves and events of interest.


ZigBee Alliance

ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards, connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas.


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