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Lunch Sponsor


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.

http://www.peoplepowerco.com


Event Sponsors


Austin Energy

Austin Energy is the nation’s 8th largest publicly owned electric utility. We serve more than 448,000 customer accounts and more than 1 million residents in Greater Austin.

Our operations are funded entirely through energy sales and services, and the utility operates within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas statewide market. Austin Energy further supports the City of Austin and its other departments through an annual transfer into the general fund of more than $100 million.

http://austinenergy.com/


Bidgely

Bidgely transforms the way utilities engage their consumers. We work with regulated utilities, energy retailers, and distributed energy providers serving residential customers around the world. The Bidgely HomeBeat platform provides the tools that allow utilities to reimagine customer engagement, acquire and retain new users, and delight customers through innovative programs and new services. By leveraging the power of disaggregation and consumer-friendly web and mobile applications, Bidgely provides personalized and actionable insights that help customers save energy and enable utilities to achieve customer delight and build enduring customer relationships. The platform helps utilities achieve goals, from demand-side management to maximizing lifetime value of customers.

https://www.bidgely.com


Carrier

Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow Carrier on Twitter and Facebook.

http://www.carrier.com


ecobee

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.

http://www.ecobee.com


EnergyHub

EnergyHub is the connected device solution for utilities. EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS allows utilities to partner with their customers to deliver more powerful demand response and grid services using the industry's leading ecosystem of connected devices and distributed energy resources. Our Bring Your Own Thermostat™ service makes millions of existing connected homes available to utilities for demand response without a single truck roll. EnergyHub is an independent subsidiary of Alarm.com, the leading platform solution for the smart home.

http://www.energyhub.com


Hampton Products International

Hampton Products International is a leading innovator of security hardware and accessory products. Located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., Hampton has provided outstanding products and service for its customers for more than 25 years, including Brinks and Brink's Home Security door hardware, padlocks and security lighting products. At CONNECTIONS™ Summit, Hampton is presenting the Brink’s Home Security Array™ digital deadbolt, a cloud and app-enabled digital door lock that works with smartphones via Wi-Fi wireless connectivity. Visit mybrinkshome.com for more information.

http://www.mybrinkshome.com


Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Honeywell Automation and Control System’s portfolio of offerings include security, fire safety and automation systems for residential and commercial applications such as intrusion, video surveillance and access control systems, fire alarm, life safety, energy management, clean air and emergency communication systems.

http://www.honeywell.com


Powerley

Blending home energy management with home automation, Powerley has created a smarter home.

Through Powerley, you have a real-time window into energy usage – for your home and for every connected appliance and device within it. In creating a constant connection with your energy, we have created an entirely new connected home experience.

Our solution was built hand-in-hand with energy utilities. Together, we’re blazing a new trail to a smarter home – driving new levels of energy efficiency and customer engagement while building new utility business models.

http://www.powerley.com


The Manchester Group

The Weather Company

The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is the world's largest private weather enterprise, delivering up to 26 billion forecasts daily and the most accurate, personalized and actionable weather data and insights. It helps millions of consumers and businesses make better decisions via its enterprise and consumer products from The Weather Channel and Weather Underground.

https://business.weather.com/industry-solutions/energy?utm_source=parksassociates.com&utm_medium=referral


Whisker Labs

Whisker Labs, an Earth Networks division, is bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market. We recently announced the world’s first do-it-yourself (DIY) home energy monitoring sensor that delivers accurate, real-time power usage and diagnostics for each appliance without costly and complex professional installation.  Bring all non-connected devices online for applications related to energy consumption, fault detection and overall home efficiency.  Additionally, our intelligent demand side management platform, Connected Savings, provides unparalleled DRMS, EE and engagement.  We provide a single DRMS interface across multiple devices, tailored DR strategies, flexible dispatch and more. Our intelligent EE optimizes connected devices for automated energy efficiency and provides personalized analytics via a mobile app or portal.  Whisker Labs enables complete home energy intelligence.  Measure, inform and control with us.  http://www.whiskerlabs.com/

http://www.whiskerlabs.com


Break Sponsors


Grid4C

Grid4C’s Predictive Analytics deliver accurate, granular forecasts at the meter and appliance level and detect anomalies and malfunctions.  Our advanced Machine Learning solutions include:

- Predictive Home Advisor: engage customers with personalized insights and fault detection and diagnostics for their appliances, using meter data and/or smart thermostats, to create new revenue streams, increase program participation, and enhance loyalty and satisfaction.

- Customer Analytics: predict customer behavior to optimize DR, forecast load defection and segment customers for targeted offerings.

- Operational Analytics: forecast load at the most granular level, predict meter malfunctions, protect revenue and forecast and optimize DERs.

Grid4C is ranked #1 by Greentech Media for Predictive Analytics for Utility Load and DER Forecasting in 2016.  Our solutions are deployed on 4 continents, for more than 1 Million meters, generating more than 500 Million predictions in less than 1 hour each day.

http://www.grid4c.com


ipCapital Group

ipCapital Group (ipCG) is an intellectual property (IP) and innovation consulting firm, since 1998.

http://www.ipcg.com


MivaTek

Based in Fremont, California, MivaTek is a Unified-IoT™ cloud-App platform solutions and service IP provider.  The Unified-IoT™ platform connects IoT devices for 2-way mobile interactive data, audio, and video analytics, broadcasts, communications and control.  This advanced platform offers a multitude of leading-edge features that include a next-gen video-verified alarm; zero false alarm protection; one-touch self-reporting; and video-collaboration with police officers for prioritized emergency response.  Additional benefits include increasing officers’ safety, boosting arrests, and reducing casualty and property losses, as well as lowering insurance premiums.  MivaTek also offers its mobile interactive video-alarm as a service, VaaS platform for global enterprise partners.  www.mivatek.com

http://www.mivatek.com


State Farm

State Farm® was founded in 1922 on a simple principle: Customers are the core of everything we do and we will adapt to meet their needs. It is the goal of State Farm to be the customer’s first and best choice in the products and services we provide. For 93 years, through quality service, integrity and financial strength, State Farm has helped people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

http://www.statefarm.com


Platinum Supporters


Advanced Energy Economy

ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY is a national association of business leaders who are making the energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels.

Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. Learn more www.aee.net

http://www.aee.net


Internet of Things Consortium

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is comprised of more than 60 leading hardware, software and analytics companies – in areas including home automation, wearables, connected cars, smart cities, 3D printing, and virtual/augmented reality. On behalf of its members, the IoTC is dedicated to the growth of the internet of things marketplace and the development of sustainable business models. The IoTC educates technology firms, retailers, insurance companies, marketers, media companies and the wider business community about the value of IoT. Founded in 2012, the IoTC is headquartered in San Francisco with a business development hub in New York.

http://iofthings.org/


Supporters


AltEnergyMag.com

AltEnergyMag is an Online Trade Magazine full of News, Articles and Interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry, with an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization.

http://www.altenergymag.com


Antenna

Antenna is a PR agency focused on powering a new era of technology that makes life easier, simpler and better. We harness traditional and digital media platforms to help innovative companies achieve breakout velocity.

http://www.antennagroup.com/


B2 Group

B2 Group is a multinational management consulting firm headquartered in Irvine, California.

We develop and implement womb-to-tomb strategies, technologies, and solutions to improve our clients’ products, sales/channels, and marketing. The firm serves as part of a client’s operations executing corporate strategies, programs, and initiatives. We also consist of technology experts that conduct analyst work for debt equity firms and venture capital groups.

We advise on our clients' most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, channels, business development, organization, operations, technology, digital, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions, across all emerging industries and verticals.

We work with our clients to formulate business strategy and improve business performance. We assess the organization’s business processes and information systems, and we recommend appropriate solutions, channels to market, and positioning and ultimately help build clients for them that bring in new and evolving revenue models and profit streams.

Where Preparation Meets Opportunity, You Will Find B2 Group!

http://www.b2groupglobal.com/


CIOReview

CIOReview is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers. Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is an excellent platform for the enterprise to showcase their innovative solutions.

http://www.cioreview.com/


Conference Guru

Conference Guru reviews thousands of conferences to find great conferences and establishes partnerships with the organizers that enable us to offer a limited quantity of conference passes at a great price. Conference Guru – Great Conferences. Great Deals.

http://www.conferenceguru.com


Engerati

Engerati is a central destination for delegates from leading global energy events to network, collaborate, share and engage. We provide our members with completely free access to our ever-growing archive of industry news, white papers, case studies, webinars, video presentations, interviews and blogs. Engerati is an invaluable resource to all energy professionals – nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the global energy industry for free.

http://erati.me/2izvLPe


Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a nonprofit  501(c)(3) corporation formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard. The Green Button Alliance advances the Green Button initiative—a White House-inspired challenge to the electric utility industry to give consumers access to their energy usage information in a downloadable, standardized format. The Green Button initiative was created with the support of the White House, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), and the Utility Communications Architecture International Users Group (UCAIug). The Green Button standard for Download My Data (DMD) and Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB). For more information, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org


HomeGrid Forum

The HomeGrid Forum (HGF) has over 70 members who promote the global adoption of G.hn, a single unified, multi-sourced networking technology – over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber – while continuing to support HomePNA deployments and their transition to G.hn. HomeGrid Forum provides G.hn silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program. 

http://www.homegridforum.org/


HomeToys.com

HomeToys.com offers a blend of Commercial & Residential AV, Automation & Digital Signage Industry News, Articles and Interviews combined with insight into the trends and breakthroughs with potential to affect related business & lifestyle. Since 1995 our philosophy has been to create an outlet where the industry can collaborate and report on itself.

http://www.hometoys.com


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. 

http://www.iot-today.com


ISE Magazine

ISE magazine (formerly OSP magazine) is the most trusted educational and solutions resource across the ICT industry. ISE delivers 20+ educational articles showcasing leading technology solutions and has connected advertisers with key buyers and decision-makers for more than 30 years. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.isemag.com.

http://www.isemag.com


Israeli Smart Energy Association

The Israeli Smart Energy Association, ISEA, serves as a national platform, bringing together local and global Smart Energy players and stakeholders to share knowledge, drive initiatives, and build partnerships.

The goal of ISEA is to position Israel as one of the leading countries in the Smart Energy domain; both in terms of developing local innovative industry, as well as local adoption and deployment of Smart Energy solutions.

Through its members, supporters, and affiliations, the ISEA enables its members to interact with the most relevant local and global leaders in the space, take an active role in shaping the industry and drive economic growth.

http://www.isea.org.il


KNXtoday

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.

http://KNXtoday.com


Mission Data

The Mission:data Coalition is a coalition of more than 35 energy management technology companies helping residential and business consumers save energy through advanced, data-driven technologies. The coalition works in states throughout the country on behalf of consumer-friendly data access policies to help consumers save energy and money. More information about the Mission:data Coalition can be found at www.missiondata.org.

http://www.missiondata.org


Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

NEEP’s mission is to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic as an essential part of demand-side solutions that enable a sustainable regional energy system. Through collaboration, education, and enterprise, we overcome barriers and transform markets. Ultimately, our vision is that the region embraces next generation energy efficiency to meet energy needs in a carbon-constrained world.

http://neep.org/


oneM2M

oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world's preeminent ICT standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (North America), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (North America), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with six industry fora, consortia or standards bodies (Broadband Forum, CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, Next Generation M2M Consortium, OMA) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org.

http://www.onem2m.org


Open Connectivity Foundation

Billions of connected devices should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.

http://openconnectivity.org/


OpenADR Alliance

The OpenADR Alliance is open to all stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response and to help manage distributed energy resources (DER). Utilities and suppliers worldwide are using the OpenADR standard to help manage the energy consumed by IoT devices.

http://www.openadr.org


POWERGRID International

POWERGRID International, is the utility industry's premier source of information on transmission and distribution automation systems and information technology (IT). Find the latest information on the systems and technologies that drive the modern utility by visiting http://www.elp.com/subscribe.html and subscribing to PowerGrid International magazine or eNewsletter.

http://www.elp.com


Smart Energy Journal

Founded in 2001 Smart Energy Journal aims to bring together experts from across the energy industry in order to deliver the latest breaking news in a format accessible to the general public.

Working with partners across Europe Smart Energy Journal covers topics from switching and metering to consumer issues as well as the latest policy decisions from the EU and member states. 

http://www.smartenergyjournal.com/


Smart Grid Today

Smart Grid Today's mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry -- in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day. SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive of thousands of past stories and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Visit http://www.SmartGridToday.com/TRIAL to sign up for a 14-day risk-free trial today.

http://www.smartgridtoday.com/


SmartGridSpain

Reference independent online magazine specializing in smart grids. With a presence in Europe, Latin America and the United States, SmartGridSpain covers the latest news, trends and projects being developed worldwide. It also organizes sectoral forums with the main speakers and opinion leaders of major European companies

http://smartgridspain.org


TD The Market Publishers

TD The Market Publishers, Ltd is a stand-alone company with a strong history of promoting and trading market research reports and analytical reviews produced by our many transnational partners, which include both large multinationals and smaller, more specialist concerns.

Our web-based platform, MarketPublishers.com, offers an unmatched collection of market research reports, company reviews, databooks, articles, periodical publications, databases, on-line subscriber services, and much more, delivered by the successful and well-established publishers with whom we are currently in partnership.

Here, at Market Publishers, research experts exploit a wide range of marketing media to efficiently engage with our clients to use these for the benefit of our clients, and so generate enhanced revenue streams for their businesses.

Market Publishers’ team continuously works to update and expand our existing collection of market research reports (more than one hundred thousand) by partnering with new publishers and adding their studies to our web-site’s content. Market Publishers’ support and services, on-line and offline, are at our customers’ disposal twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.

https://marketpublishers.com/


TelcoProfessionals

TelcoProfessionals(TP) is an interactive, content rich, blog- and video-centric online community, and business exchange, developed exclusively for the Telecom and Media industry. We are dedicated to individuals working in the industry globally, as a place they can find and help each other get ahead. TP includes a full Telecom & Media events listing, blogs from Thought Leaders, videos of the people shaping the industry’s future. TP allows you to network directly with over 110,000 like-minded unique viewers from 206 countries.

To enhance your professional profile and network for future business opportunities, or to visit our jobs portal, join us today.

http://www.telcoprofessionals.com


USNAP Alliance

The mission of the USNAP Alliance is to promote, certify and advance a protocol independent modular communication interface standard, known as ANSI / CTA-2045, that enables any HAN (Home Area Network) or DR (Demand Response) standard, present and future, to use any energy services interface as a gateway, without adding additional protocol-specific hardware. In short, ANSI/CTA-2045 is a USB for energy management. The USNAP Alliance fosters collaboration and education among utilities, AMI suppliers, HAN vendors, industry consultants, academics and regulators who seek interoperable, secure and cost effective solutions for extending the Smart Grid to energy aware consumer products.

http://www.usnap.org/


Utility Dive

Utility Dive is the mobile friendly industry dashboard for energy and utility professionals. We cover smart grid tech, clean energy, regulation, generation, and much more. Utility Dive delivers the most important news, events, and industry intel in a mobile friendly format so you can focus on your job.

http://www.utilitydive.com/


Utility Post

Today’s utilities have to wade through a sea of regulations, politics, changing technologies, and new customer technology demands. Utility Post delivers up-to-date utility news, trends, and jobs in the US and around the globe. With daily posts, webinars, industry events, monthly newsletters, videos, and much more, Utility Post brings you relevant information to ensure you stay informed.

http://www.utilitypost.com


Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 Wi-Fi products. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

http://www.wi-fi.org


WSNBuzz.com

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

http://www.wsnbuzz.com


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