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Session Sponsor


FLO

FLO is Canada’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network and the 2nd  largest in North America. We operate a comprehensive charging ecosystem that fulfills EV drivers’ needs wherever they may be—at home, at work or on the go—by ensuring a consistently simple and seamless experience. FLO offers smart home charging solutions for both single-family houses and multi-unit residential buildings, as well as access to thousands of public charging stations across the country. FLO also provides turnkey solutions to property managers, business owners, employers and municipal administrators who wish to support EV adoption by supplying charging services and solutions.

FLO is a subsidiary company of AddEnergie, a North American leader in electric vehicle charging solutions.

http://www.flo.ca


Program Guide Sponsor


Rapid Response Monitoring

Rapid Response Monitoring is a Critical Events Response Center specializing in direct integrations with existing platforms and providing immediate escalation in crucial situations.  We respond in seconds from one of our dual fully redundant state-of-the-art UL and FM certified facilities.  Rapid Response Monitoring’s response teams are rigorously trained Security Industry Association (SIA) certified specialists. Our in-house development team’s track record is impressive; having interfaced with 30+ leading technologies in just the past 12 months. If you require a response to escalation trends, parameter exceptions or emergency conditions look no further than Rapid Response Monitoring.

http://www.rrms.com/


Event Sponsors


AutoGrid

AutoGrid builds software that enables a smarter distributed energy world.

AutoGrid's Flex™ platform allows utilities, electricity retailers, energy service providers and project developers to deliver cheap, clean and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERS) in real-time and at scale. Flex™ leverages petabytes of smart meter, sensor and third-party data, along with powerful data science, AI and network optimization to monitor, optimize, predict, and control the operations of millions of connected energy assets. Energy companies worldwide use Flex™ to improve their operations, integrate renewables and drive deeper engagement with their customers.

AutoGrid has more than 5,000 megawatts of DERs under contract with National Grid, E.ON, CPS Energy, Total, NextEra Energy, Portland General Electric, and over 35 other leading energy companies around the world.

http://www.auto-grid.com


Bidgely

What can utilities do with Artificial Intelligence? Bidgely helps them find out. By leveraging AI and machine learning, Bidgely’s software platform enables utilities to transform their customer usage data into powerful tools that facilitate seamless digitalization; optimize program design and delivery; improve customer engagement; and meet critical DSM goals.

At the core of Bidgely’s technology is energy disaggregation, which creates an itemized breakdown of appliance usage in each home - all without the need for hardware or even a smart meter. Having recently surpassed 10 million homes under contract, Bidgely has become the go-to solution provider for leading utilities throughout the globe. Learn more at bidgely.com

https://www.bidgely.com


Copper Labs

Copper is a wireless energy monitor that delivers real-time, revenue-grade data from electric, gas and water meters so utilities can engage consumers with actionable insights that manage peak demand and accelerate energy efficiency. We uniquely support both drive-by/AMR and smart/AMI meters on a single platform so we can bridge the gap to smart grid capabilities, and then continue to enable targeted customer engagement if/when utilities deploy smart meters.

https://www.copperlabs.com


Everise

Everise an award-winning Asia-based Global Experience company, delivering over 500,000 customer experiences each day for Fortune 500 brands and the world's most loved unicorns. Globally, Everise boasts 12,000 technology-driven customer experience professionals, who speak more than 20 different languages in 13 locations.

Since its inception the firm has rapidly grown to offer a unique suite of customer (CX), product (PX) and digital (DX) experience solutions built for the modern enterprise, including omnichannel customer care, premium technical support for internet of things (IoT) companies, enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), content moderation, fraud detection and more.

Everise believes the best experience is the one that never requires support. That’s why they have pioneered Systematic Insights®: a proprietary data-driven methodology for improving CX by helping clients perfect their products and services.

http://www.weareeverise.com


Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our Security Products team focuses on security for homes and businesses and enables smart home connectivity through the use of our secure PowerG technology.  We help our customers have a smart space, but more importantly a space that is safe and secure, providing the comfort, convenience and possibilities expected today. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

http://www.johnsoncontrols.com


Zen Ecosystems

Zen Ecosystems provides energy management solutions to businesses and consumers. Our Zen HQ platform integrates award-winning smart Zen Thermostats with an intuitive software platform that allows consumers and multi-site businesses to take control of energy costs. With such features as remote user lockouts, HVAC scheduling, smart demand management and lighting controls, Zen HQ provides powerful energy management capabilities while still being simple enough to install in a day and affordable enough to payback in under a year.

https://zenecosystems.com


Attendee-Only Site and Wi-Fi Sponsor


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of consumers and businesses depend on Alarm.com's technology to manage and control their property from anywhere. Our platform integrates with a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices through our apps and interfaces. Our security, video, access control, intelligent automation, energy management, and wellness solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com’s common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

http://www.alarm.com


Break Sponsors


Sprosty Network

Sprosty Network is a business acceleration consultancy that helps companies grow using a pragmatic, customer-focused approach to innovation. We work with clients to identify and scale what's next. Our hands-on approach delivers successful go-to-market strategies in digital home, energy and health.

http://www.sprosty.net


Breakfast Sponsors


Austin Energy

Austin Energy, the City of Austin’s electric utility, serves more than 475,000 customer accounts and more than 1 million residents in Greater Austin. The utility’s mission — to safely deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy along with excellent customer service — has guided Austin Energy in powering the community and supporting the region’s growth since 1895. As a publicly owned utility, Austin Energy contributes more than $108 million annually to support important City services such as streetlights, parks, libraries and public safety. For more information about Austin Energy, visit austinenergy.com.

http://austinenergy.com/


Grid4C

Grid4C empowers energy providers and consumers by enabling the power to foresee, leveraging advanced Machine Learning capabilities to deliver accurate, granular predictions, which are crucial for tackling the rising challenges of today's energy industry. Grid4C's plug-and-play solutions analyze the massive amounts of sub-hourly data collected from millions of smart meters and IoT data, and together with customer data, pricing information and more, delivers new revenue streams, enhances customer value, improves the efficiency of energy operations, and maximizes profit. Its portfolio consists of Predictive Home Advisor, which includes non-intrusive household appliance fault detection and load disaggregation capabilities, Predictive Operational Analytics, enabling better decisions for coordination of DERs with meter, sub-meter, and asset-level forecasting, Predictive Customer Analytics, which predicts adoption of new rate plans and utility programs, and more.

http://www.grid4c.com


Coffee Sponsor


Inspire

Inspire’s mission is to create a brighter energy future by delivering the world’s first comprehensive platform for the energy efficient smart home. Inspire offers a flat monthly subscription that includes smart devices, clean energy technologies, and energy management services, coupled with professional installation and on-bill financing to make the switch to clean energy easier than ever before. There has never been a more important time to disrupt the traditional energy utility model. 

Today, utilities profit when more energy is consumed, and most of this energy is produced by burning fossil fuels. This misaligned incentive hurts consumer wallets and hurts the planet. Inspire’s business model is the only economic model in energy that automatically rewards consumers for using less, perfectly aligning incentives between the consumer, Inspire, and the planet.

As a Certified B-Corp, Inspire is nationally recognized for its commitment to making a positive impact on the planet and its vision -- a world where every home is smart home powered by clean energy. 

Inspire products are available in select areas across the U.S. via helloinspire.com. The company is privately held, with offices in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.

http://www.helloinspire.com


Platinum Supporters


CEDIA

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for more than 3,700 member companies that represent every facet of the ever-evolving technology market

CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that provide comfort, control, connection, and entertainment, allowing clients to have their best moments in life in the comfort of their own homes.

CEDIA is proud to offer members the forward-looking insight and support necessary to run an efficient, profitable business that successfully delivers best-in-class solutions to clients.

Through education and certification, exclusive savings, lead-generating tools, business growth resources, and vital business-to-business connections, CEDIA helps its members differentiate themselves from the competition.
 

http://www.cedia.org


PLMA

PLMA was founded in 1999 as Peak Load Management Alliance to be the voice of load management practitioners.  It is a community of experts dedicated to sharing knowledge and providing resources to promote inclusiveness in the design and delivery of load management solutions.  Learn more at www.peakload.org.

http://www.peakload.org


SCTE•ISBE

SCTE•ISBE is envisioning the future of connectivity, today. Through technological leadership and innovation in the cable industry, SCTE•ISBE is creating a more connected world. As a not-for-profit member organization, SCTE•ISBE moves member companies forward through continuous training for the workforce of tomorrow and by putting leaders into the conversations that matter. In partnership with CableLabs® and NCTA, SCTE•ISBE is building the future of 10G, leveraging its expertise for the acceleration and deployment of technology. SCTE•ISBE is the force behind the annual SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, the largest cable telecommunications and technology trade show in the Americas.

http://www.expo.scte.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


Best Web Design Agencies

Best Web Design Agencies is the independent authority on web design agencies located worldwide. We are dedicated to finding the best agencies when being compared to all of those worldwide to give customers the best possible service available. This includes different types of web design agencies including flash and ecommerce design. Our website provides access to our independent rankings, the directory service, latest media, and job openings for the best web design agencies worldwide.

http://www.bestwebdesignagencies.com


Bestseos.com

Bestseos.com features the leading digital marketing agencies in the industry. The web property serves as a definitive buyers guide to CEOs, Marketing Directors, and professionals looking to hire the best agencies around the world. The website enables buyers to search for the best agencies by industry specialty (i.e. Legal, Healthcare, etc.), regional location (i.e. Dallas, Miami, etc.), or enterprise related services (i.e. Enterprise SEO, Enterprise PPC, Enterprise Web Design, etc.).

http://www.bestseos.com


CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience. CrowdReviews.com is driven by an algorithm allowing for both customers and providers of products and services to understand how the rankings are determined. The service can be used by potential buyers to learn more about their vendors prior to making a purchasing decision.

https://www.crowdreviews.com


Energy Central

Energy Central is a platform for electric power industry professionals to connect, learn and share in a collaborative community environment. Supported by leading industry organizations, our mission is to help industry professionals connect and advance knowledge sharing for the benefit of the industry. We help the industry work better. Join Energy Central today and be part of a growing community of over 200,000 registered members.

http://www.energycentral.com


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


Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly publication in print and digital format offering unique insight into all things science, tech, and business. Showcasing today’s most important thought-leaders, and the most innovative brands, this magazine gives readers looking for a balance of sizzle and substance exactly what they want. With a $9.99 cover price, each perfect bound, texture-covered issue has around 160 pages of award winning journalism, eye-catching photography and the most innovative products on the market. With topics that range from business innovations, connected tech, VR, and gaming to sustainability and STEM education, every issue keeps the reader in the know for a full three months across all sectors of innovation.   Finally, because the outdoors and tech go hand-in-hand these days, Innovation & Tech Today’s Outdoor and Adventure section highlights athletes and all of the latest gear. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there.

http://innotechtoday.com/


Inside Oil & Gas
As the world energy markets continue to expand, and as the oil and gas industry increasingly searches for new sources, Inside Oil & Gas is at hand to report on the latest technologies, acquisitions, mergers and market trends, as well as to provide in depth profiles for companies and connect them to new opportunities.
 
Our determination to work closely with all companies in the oil and gas industry helps to build strong and lasting relationships that enable us all to connect upstream and downstream markets with one voice.
http://www.insideoilandgas.com/


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


LonMark International

LonMark® International is recognized globally as a major driving force in the delivery of open standards for products used for building automation and energy efficiency. Having certified over 1000 industry professionals for proficiency in open systems, LonMark International remains committed to leading the industry down the path of open, interoperable systems. LonMark International continues to provide the industry with tools, resources, and support for its members and their products based on the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards.

http://www.lonmark.org


Method

Method is the communications catalyst for breakthrough brands and category leaders. As our clients bring visionary ideas to market, we craft compelling narratives that captivate their audiences. Learn more at methodcommunications.com

http://www.methodcommunications.com


MyTechMag

Transforming news into insights, not only do we serve as a source of information but as the breeding ground for innovative ideas and exchange of breath-taking strategies that can make a difference in your technological understanding. We bring forth an enhanced, clever and a comprehensive platform which can assist the information seekers a filtered view of what they are searching. Our technology magazine is spearheading a revolution to provide knowledgeable articles written in simple yet lucid language that can give an insight into the latest in the world of technology.

https://www.mytechmag.com


OSGP Alliance
The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems. 
 
For more information, have a look at http://www.osgp.org/en
http://www.osgp.org


Residential Tech Today
Introducing Residential Tech Today, the first-of-its-kind publication that merges the news and best practices industry leaders need to be competitive with the innovator profiles, exclusive interviews, and product reviews consumers crave. In short, our premium publication is injecting much needed energy into the smart home market.
 
The difference between Residential Tech Today and other publications in the space is our B2B and B2C hybrid focus. This gives us and our partners the opportunity to engage a broader audience of residential technology vendors, enthusiasts, and consumers. To do so, we’re providing a credible, reliable one-stop shop for independent industry news and information.
https://restechtoday.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/


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, and 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


telecompaper

We have been keeping professionals in the telecoms industry up-to-date since 2000. Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focussed on the telecommunications industry. Telecompaper employs 15 staff at its headquarters in Houten, the Netherlands, and also employs correspondents in various countries who track their local telecom market. Telecompaper provides international customers with research and advisory services, breaking news, digests, expert analyses, company profiles and research reports.

http://www.telecompaper.com/


The Energy Industry Times

Today there is no shortage of information on power and energy. Yet in this age of information overload, most professionals still take the time to read their favorite daily newspaper. The Energy Industry Times is a newspaper-style tabloid dedicated to reporting on the industry’s key issues. At last, an easy way to follow the latest news and trends in power and energy – from a source you can trust.

https://teitimes.com/


topseos.com

The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.

Since 2002, topseos has been a trusted resource for businesses looking to launch or improve internet marketing campaigns. The pathfinder service allows topseos to work directly with you to help find companies that best fit your business needs. Why waste time searching through thousands of sites with false promises? Go straight to the authority, gain insight into the industry, and work with the best.

http://www.topseos.com


Visibility Magazine

Visibility Magazine, founded in 2007, has become the guide to latest trends in internet marketing. Visibility conducts interviews with CEOs, shares opinions, reviews products, and provides a wealth of information about the movements in the industry. Additionally, Visibility will reach many fringe businesses that may have been contemplating entering or expanding their Internet marketing campaigns. Visibility is published quarterly and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, organic optimization, pay-per-click marketing, website analytics, affiliate marketing, and press release distribution. Visibility embodies high-quality content, good sense, superior taste, and the character of conscientious journalism.

http://www.visibilitymagazine.com


WattTime

WattTime is a high-tech nonprofit whose Automated Emissions Reduction solutions give IoT and energy storage device companies, utilities, and end users the power to choose clean energy, automatically, by detecting in real time when and where electricity is cleanest. Learn more at www.watttime.org.

https://www.watttime.org


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