Parks Associates recently announced The Peggy Smedley Show as a supporter of its events in 2022, including CONNECTIONS™ 2022. The Peggy Smedley Show is a weekly podcast with over 700 episodes, all hosted by award-winning journalist and widely recognized technology influencer, Peggy Smedley.
On a recent episode of the podcast, Tech Disruption: Forever Changed, Smedley and Parks Associates President, Elizabeth Parks, discussed the new ways in which technology is disrupting markets as it continues to advance. They also discussed how smart, sustainable projects are still an emerging and fragmented market—a market that Smedley is closely familiar with.
Smedley, along with industry partners, is working on a project, From the Ground Up: Project Sustainability Living Lab. The goal is to build and live in a home integrated with advanced products and ecosystems, including smart home and smart energy offerings, to demonstrate and educate how to create a sustainable, clean, and green future.
As COVID-19 pandemic continues, more consumers’ interests have shifted to energy efficiency and energy management solutions that previously did not exist pre-coronavirus. Going into 2022, there is a clear demand for sustainability and clean energy services and devices. Over 40% of Parks Associates’ survey responders would prefer to live in a community powered by solar energy, and 35% are willing to pay more for clean energy.
Parks Associates quarterly research survey work of 10,0000 broadband households is a continuous feedback mechanism from consumers to understand consumer adoption and perception of energy management solutions and sustainability. The firm will host its 13th annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer Feb 28- March 2 at the Omni Hotel in Frisco, Texas.
The firm will also present new consumer research and address key trends affecting the smart home industry during its flagship event, CONNECTIONS™ 2022: The Premier Connected Home Conference in May. In its 26th year, CONNECTIONS™ is the only connected home event to focus on the use cases and emerging business models that successfully engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging smart home, connected entertainment, and mobile ecosystems.
For more information on Parks Associates’ upcoming executive conferences, see the 2022 event schedule, which includes virtual and in-person events.