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Dinner Sponsor


Lowe's

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.

http://www.lowes.com/iris


Break Sponsors


EcoFactor

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.

http://www.ecofactor.com


Event Sponsors


Alarm.com

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.

http://www.alarm.com


Emerson

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

http://www.emersonclimate.com/utility


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


PlanetEcosystems

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.

http://www.planetecosystems.com


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).

http://www.earthnetworks.com


2015 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.

http://www.antennasonline.com


FierceEnergy

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.

http://www.fierceenergy.com


FierceSmartGrid

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.

http://www.FierceSmartGrid.com


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.

http://www.homegatewayinitiative.org


HomePlug Alliance

The HomePlug® Alliance is a group of about 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With over 120 million devices 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.

http://www.homeplug.org


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


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.

http://neep.org/


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.

http://www.openadr.org


OSGP Alliance

The OSGP Alliance, founded in 2006 as the Energy Services Network Association (ESNA), is an independent global, not-for-profit association that promotes the adoption of the Open Smart Grid

Protocol (OSGP) and related services and infrastructure for smart grid applications. Members include utilities, software, hardware and service providers, and solution integrators that share a common goal and vision for promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems. More information about the OSGP Alliance can be found at www.osgp.org.

http://www.osgp.org


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.

http://www.remotemagazine.com/main/


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.

http://www.usnap.org


UPnP Forum

UPnP Forum, established in 1999, is a global alliance of more than 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. UPnP Forum is an impartial group enabling member companies to participate and develop extensions to the UPnP Device Architecture, which defines how to use the Internet Protocol (IP) to communicate between devices, and Device Control Protocols (DCPs), which are services between devices. Members of UPnP Forum include market leaders in computing, printing and networking, consumer electronics, home appliances, automation, control and security, and mobile products.

http://www.upnp.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/


Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is a global non-profit industry association – our members are the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. The members of our collaboration forum come from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem and share a vision of seamless connectivity. Since 2000, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, industry-standard security protections, and the latest technology. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 20,000 products, delivering the best user experience and encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. Today, billions of Wi-Fi products carry a significant portion of the world’s data traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. 

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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