Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Smart Energy Summit keynotes to present consumer engagement strategies to utilities, service providers, and retailers for energy management solutions

Verizon, Motorola, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Best Buy to keynote executive conference

International research firm Parks Associates today announced Best Buy, Motorola Mobility, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), and Verizon as keynotes at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The presentations focus on new business strategies, partnerships, early successes, and new technologies enabling the deployment of smart energy solutions for consumers.

The three-day conference, February 28-March 1 in Austin, Texas, addresses the drivers for deploying new energy management solutions, including smart meters, broadband deployment, real-time control, and IP-based standards; examines the challenges for utilities and others selling residential energy solutions; and features Parks Associates’ primary consumer and industry research on energy management and monitoring.

"Over 80% of U.S. consumers don’t know the price they are paying for electricity, even though 62% strongly believe that saving energy and lowering their utility bills are desirable," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. "Getting consumers engaged in energy management and monitoring is an uphill battle. Our keynote speakers include representatives with insights in retail offerings, utility services, connected home products, marketing strategies, and new software solutions that are moving energy solutions to broader adoption."

Keynote Speakers:

Sandra Baule, Home Area Network Strategy & Integration Manager, SDG&E, and Ted Reguly, Director – Customer Programs and Assistance, SDG&E, will present the opening keynote at 9:00 a.m., February 29.

Jeff Crews, Director, Business Development, 4Home Connected Solutions, Motorola Mobility, Inc., and Ann Shaub, Director – Product Management, Verizon, will present the luncheon keynote "Smart Energy Solutions for the Consumer" at 12:00 p.m., February 29.

Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead, Home Energy Management, Best Buy, will present the closing keynote at 4:45 p.m., February 29.

Smart Energy Summit sponsors include ADT Residential/Small Business, Alarm.com, Best Buy, ecobee, GreenWave Reality, Itron, People Power, Tendril, and the Z-Wave Alliance.

Companies on the Smart Energy Summit advisory board are Best Buy; Blue Line Innovations; CableLabs; Edison SmartConnect; GE; Gridwise Council, U.S. Department of Energy; Itron; Motorola Mobility; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; San Diego Gas & Electric; Smart Grid News; and Verizon.

For information, visit www.smartenergysummit2012.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer addresses the evolution of the consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and new opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. Virtual panels and networking sessions, featuring executive-level experts from multiple industries, address discuss strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software providers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize energy management and other energy-focused offerings through consumer engagement, new business models, unique partnerships, and innovative technologies.

Smart Energy Summit hosts virtual sessions on February 23-24, April 28, August 4, and October 27 in 2021. The summit agenda features leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and #SmartEnergy21. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2021.com.
 

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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