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On August 16, 2018 research firm Parks Associates hosted its first open house and asked members of the North Texas community to come learn what the company is all about. Attendees got to hear a brief introduction about Parks Associates from the company’s SVP, Elizabeth Parks and the Director of Business Development, Jason Paris .  Afterwards the company’s research analysts and directors gave quick presentations to highlight Parks Associates strengths. The first group of...
As the Parks Associates team gears up for our annual Connected Health Summit next week, we’re reviewing some of our latest research on trends in consumer health concerns.  One of the most striking trends is the rising level of consumers who report concern that stress and anxiety will cause their health to worsen. A stunning quarter of U.S. broadband households are “very concerned” (rating 6-7 on a 7-point scale) about stress and anxiety worsening their health. Said another way,...
On June 26, 2018, Parks Associates’ Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, hosted a webcast to discuss DERs and the smart home. Tom was joined by energy experts Richard Barone (Hawaiian Electric Company), Michael Brown (NV Energy), John Powers (Extensible Energy), and Tony Koch (Bonneville Power Administration). They discussed problems that grid operators will face with the rise of automated energy in the smart home, how to overcome these problems, how much it will cost, what kind...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 9, 2018
Tags: energy, Webcast
John Driver, CEO of Lynx Technology will be speaking at Parks Associates 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference in San Francisco. He kindly provided the analyst team with insights the future of the smart home.  John will be participating on the  Connected Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home panel on Wednesday, May 23, at 4 PM. When will clever homes become smart homes? Let’s face it: smart homes aren’t really all that “smart”....
The electric grid is changing from a one-way, centralized control architecture to a two-way, distributed control solution. Parks Associates research finds 12% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy solar panels in 2018 . As solar PV panels and electric vehicles enter the market in increasing numbers, grid operators must adapt to the changing load profile and intermittency of both load and supply. This dynamic system creates challenges in generation and transmission as well as the...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 20, 2018
Tags: energy, Smart Energy Summit
Before speaking at Parks Associates' annual Smart Energy Summit , Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), provided his perspective on several key questions related to the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Interoperability needs to be addressed at the product and service level. Mainstream adoption of home...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Dave Kaintz, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The age old problem of interoperability or lack of. What are the biggest opportunities for the smart home industry to work with the...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation to discuss the future path of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The lack of centralized control across devices, for example: individual apps for each device don’t allow for optimization across...

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