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Event Sponsors


Affinegy is a global provider of connected device management and service enablement software for the home and business.  Affinegy’s platform makes it simple and profitable to activate entertainment, internet, security, premise automation, and wellness services, where devices and appliances seamlessly and securely communicate to empower connected users.  Based on proven standards, such as TR-069, the Affinegy platform has been tested over time and globally deployed to more than 35M users through leading broadband providers and network equipment manufacturers. Affinegy is an acknowledged leader in IOT, making our platform the ideal choice for businesses that make products or sell services to the connected user.


WeatherBug Home

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).



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.



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.


HomePlug Alliance

HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, 4K Ultra HD video, digital music and smart energy applications. HomePlug powerline networking products are used by consumers and service providers worldwide to provide home networking connectivity and expand Wi-Fi coverage. We are the global leader in powerline networking technology, with over 180 million devices deployed worldwide.

Visit the HomePlug Alliance website at http://www.homeplug.org for more information regarding HomePlug Alliance and its family of technologies, and sign up for the HomePlug interest list at http://www.homeplug.org/about/inquiry to receive updates.


IoT Today

IoT Today is the world’s leading media brand devoted to the Internet of Things. Through its website, publications, live events, and market data services IoT Today provides the world’s premier forum for information and business exchange related to the Internet of Things. Developers, integrators and end-users of products and services for enabling the Internet of Things look to IoT Today to stay informed, get connected and advance their knowledge. IoT Today is a media brand of Webcom Communications Corp. 



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.


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.



Written with a focus on industry CTOs and technical infrastructure decision-makers, Smart Grid News 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 Smart Grid News' free weekly email newsletter to keep up with this evolving marketplace.



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



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2015 Sponsors

Reception Sponsor

Smart Utility Systems

Smart Utility Systems (SUS) is a business solutions company that leverages cutting-edge technology to help the utility industry maximize value from their current and planned investments. SUS solutions include Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®), Smart Mobile Workforce (SMW®), Smart Analytics + Big Data (SAB™) as well as Cyber and Physical Security Advisory.


Dinner Sponsor


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.


Break Sponsors


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.



WattzOn provides a personal energy management software platform that helps people save money and energy. Combining behavioral science, big data and powerful analytics, WattzOn helps its users identify the best opportunities for energy saving --  habits, smart purchases or investments that can make a big impact.  Our unique content turns intent to actions through shopping guides, product recommendations, and product links. With proven results nationwide and secure data connections to 160+ utilities, WattzOn’s hardware-free platform is ready for turnkey private-label use and partnership integration opportunities.


Event Sponsors


Alarm.com is a leading technology provider of connected home services, powering millions of residential and commercial installations. Through its connected home platform, millions of people use Alarm.com to help protect and manage the things that matter most – their homes, families, and small businesses. Alarm.com connects a wide range of supported devices across the internet of things to provide an integrated connected home experience through an intelligent cloud-based services platform and easy to use mobile app. Alarm.com solutions are sold exclusively through a network of licensed and authorized Dealer Partners. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.



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.



Emerson is a FORTUNE 120 global technology company where consumer insights and engineering come together to innovatively solve the world’s most challenging problems.  Emerson Climate Technologies is an industry leader in home energy management and comfort control.  Our products monitor and control appliances that account for over 60% of the energy consumed in the average US household.  By networking our products to the cloud, we are discovering new ways to help our partners and customers reduce energy consumption while maximizing comfort.  For more information on our home energy management products, please visit: www.emersonclimate.com/utility



NRG is leading customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 250 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com.


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 helps utilities develop deep and loyal customer relationships by enabling new sources of service value with its P-ECOSYS customer engagement platform. With P-ECOSYS, utilities can use big data to provide personalized solutions that help customers take action and achieve their goals; from saving money and minimizing the carbon footprint to increasing home comfort and health, as well as get deals on appliances, contractor services and financing through P-ECOSYS marketplaces. Deployable in just 60 to 90 days, P-ECOSYS is the only platform that fully integrates the interactions of utility customers, utility administrators, and EE contractors; delivering compelling customer messaging and reduced service costs. Visit www.planetecosystems.com.


Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.



Tendril is defining data-driven Energy Services 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. For more information, please visit http://www.tendrilinc.com or follow us on Twitter at @Tendril.



Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco International is a unified group of world-leading access control, video, location based security and intrusion brands.

With the most trusted brands in security in one portfolio, we offer the most comprehensive range of premium security solutions in the industry; an unbeatable combination from a single source which allow our customers to see more, do more, and save more.

With over 2,000 employees in offices around the world, we support our global, local and regional customers to the highest level with sales, technical support and customer service.

Visit http://www.tycosecurityproducts.com for more information.


WeatherBug Home

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).



WSI, the professional division of The Weather Company, has brought the most robust and advanced Weather Data API to market in support of smart grid, demand response and energy management. Whether your business revolves around anticipating the energy requirements of a specific neighborhood, assessing consumption for an individual retail location or adding value to improve connected home intelligence, WSI has a solution and data that can be tailored to suit your needs. We strive to provide data that is highly accurate and tools that are easy-to-use, helping your company engage consumers and improve energy management.



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 1200 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 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 35 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.For more information visit: z-wave.sigmadesigns.com


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