Agenda

Smart Energy Summit, co-located with DISTRIBUTECH, takes place in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W311GH, in Orlando, FL.

27
Feb
2024

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

In-Person
23
Jul
2024

Unlocking Energy Efficiency through Smart Home Platforms

Virtual
10
Oct
2024

Demand-Side Management: Leveraging IoT for Energy Efficiency

Virtual

Feb 27th | 2024 - Feb 28th | 2024

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

In-Person
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Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer addresses the future of energy, especially as it relates to the evolution of the consumer utility market, including 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, co-located with DISTRIBUTECH, takes place in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W311GH, in Orlando, FL.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

10:00 AM ET

Welcome and Opening Comments

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Parks Associates analysts launch the conference with an overview of the firm's latest consumer research and industry insights.

10:15 AM ET

The Convergence of Smart Home, Energy, and Utility

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Luis Castro
Business Development Manager - Utilities

Enel X Way

Max Gaspranov
Director, SmartHome & Energy

TELUS

Dave Kranzler
GM, IoT Services

Amazon Web Services

Desiree Mejia
Co-Founder & COO

SkyBell

David Oberholzer
GM, Resideo Grid Services

Resideo

Paul Wezner
Chief Product and Customer Officer

Powerley

Energy providers are making moves behind the meter with partnerships and acquisitions of companies building a smarter, more secure home. Explore the powerful synergy between smart home technology, residential security providers, energy management players, and utility providers. Gain strategic insights into how these industries intersect and discover opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

11:15 AM ET

Visionary Speaker

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Tyson Brown
Manager Strategic Partnerships

Google

11:45 AM ET

Networking Lunch

ArcadiaSponsored by Arcadia

12:45 PM ET

Research Presentation: Role of Energy in the Connected Home

Moderator

Daniel Holcomb
Senior Analyst, Smart Home Research

Parks Associates

As households become increasingly integrated with IoT (Internet of Things) devices and smart technologies, understanding the dynamics of energy use within these environments becomes critical. This study delves into how connected home devices, including smart thermostats, lighting systems, and appliances, impact overall energy efficiency and sustainability. The presentation seeks to provide insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by the integration of energy management solutions in connected homes, with a focus on promoting environmental sustainability and reducing energy use in individual homes and multifamily environments.

01:00 PM ET

Evolving Business Models for Smart Home and Energy

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Arielle Bertman
VP of Product

SPAN.IO

Gerrianna Cohen
Strategy Manager

Con Edison

Wayne Morrison
Principal, Emerging Technologies

NRG Energy

Energy providers have an established and ongoing relationship with customers today, and market leaders are building on that relationship and diversifying with additional value-added home services.  Discover the potential inrush of new revenue with evolving business models within the smart home and energy industries. Gain valuable insights into new revenue streams, partnership opportunities, and innovative approaches to delivering smart home and smart energy services in an ever-changing market landscape.

01:45 PM ET

Keynote: Powering the Future: Insights on the Smart Home Buyer

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

This keynote session addresses the driving forces behind smart home adoption, including energy-saving initiatives, convenience, and enhanced security. Join us to hear about the latest developments in smart home technology, including the wide array of devices, platforms, and communication protocols that are shaping the connected home landscape. This discussion will highlight the pivotal role that smart home technology will play in achieving energy efficiency and sustainability goals, empowering utilities to optimize energy usage and reduce environmental impact.

02:15 PM ET

Building for Net Zero: The Role of Home Automation

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Geoff Ferrell
Senior Vice President of VPP and C&I Project Business

sonnen, Inc.

Scott Harden
Chief Technology Officer, Global Innovation

Schneider Electric

Paul Williams
Managing Director of Home Management Business Unit

Nice

Vanessa Wright
Sustainability Account Manager

Levven

Builders today have the materials, renewable generation technology, and home automation technologies necessary to offer consumers affordable zero net energy homes. Learn how builders are incorporating solar, storage, and home automation technologies to meet Zero Net Energy goals and utility programs supporting their efforts.

03:00 PM ET

Networking Break

03:15 PM ET

Data Analytics, Security, and Privacy for Energy Management

Moderator

Jason Paris
VP, Business Development

Parks Associates

David Chang
Chief Product Officer

eIQdigital

Martin Milani
CEO

Sunverge Energy

Tom Miller
SVP Global Sales

Intertrust

Nayan Parikh
Technology Group Product Manager

PSEG Long Island

Connected products and systems can expose consumers, utilities, and ecosystem players to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Explore the critical aspects of security and privacy in the context of smart home energy systems. Discuss best practices for protecting data, securing devices, and ensuring consumer trust in the interconnected energy ecosystem. In addition, speakers address the role of data analytics, pivotal to the monitoring and optimization of smart home energy systems.

04:00 PM ET

Visionary Speaker

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Donald McPhail
VP Product

Uplight

 

04:30 PM ET

Analyst Wrap-up and Closing

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Parks Associates summarizes key points shared across the day in the closing comments, as well as take questions from the audience.

06:30 PM ET

Reception

Join Parks Associates and leaders of the smart home and utility markets for networking and cocktails. Request a pass for the reception.

 

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

10:00 AM ET

Research Presentation: State of the Smart Home

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

This session will explore the latest advancements in the connected home including adoption of broadband, connected devices, and the future market driven by services.  Participants will gain insights into the current trends shaping the smart home industry, including the integration of AI and IoT technologies, user privacy and data security concerns, and the role of interoperability in creating seamless smart home ecosystems.

10:15 AM ET

Advancements in Smart Energy Devices: Pioneering a Greener Home

Moderator

Elizabeth Parks
President & CMO

Parks Associates

Aaron Berndt
Head of Energy Industry Partnerships

Google

Barry Holland
Director of Product & Growth

SmartThings

Taylor Jantz-Sell
ENERGY STAR Lighting & Smart Home Lead

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Geoff Martin
President & Co-founder

vipHomeLink

Hrag Ohannessian
SVP of Global Sales, Home Automation, Security & Hospitality

Universal Electronics, Inc.

Dive into the latest advancements in smart energy devices that are transforming residential energy management. Discover cutting-edge technologies such as smart thermostats, energy monitors, and connected appliances that provide real-time energy consumption data, enable remote control, and facilitate intelligent energy optimization. Learn how these devices empower homeowners to make informed decisions, reduce energy waste, and contribute to a greener future.

11:15 AM ET

Visionary Speaker

Moderator

Ashton Gambrell
Director of Sales, Sponsorships

Parks Associates

Robin Lanier
Director, New Ventures

Southern Company

11:45 AM ET

Networking Lunch

ResideoSponsored by Resideo

12:45 PM ET

Research Presentation: EVs and Solar

Moderator

Daniel Holcomb
Senior Analyst, Smart Home Research

Parks Associates

This session will offer a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in EV and solar technology, market trends, and sustainability impacts. " This session offers a deep dive into the factors driving consumer interest and market trends in these two key areas of sustainable technology. Attendees will explore the latest research findings on consumer preferences, adoption barriers, and motivational factors influencing the shift towards EVs and solar energy solutions.

01:00 PM ET

Multifamily Residences: Energy Management at Scale

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Jonathan Coffey
VP of Products

SmartRent

Jeff Hendler
CEO

Logical Buildings

Dr. Kenneth Wacks
President

Home, Building & Energy Systems

Mike Mulqueen
Director, Commercial Partnerships

SWTCH Energy

Multifamily property owners and operators seek to control energy costs, have confidence in their power supply, and attract residents who increasingly seek smart and “green” lifestyles. Three-fourths of multifamily owner-operators report interest in deploying solar and EV chargers on their properties.  Explore the unique challenges and opportunities in implementing smart energy technologies in multifamily residences. Discover innovative solutions for energy management, security, and enhanced living experiences in shared living spaces.

01:45 PM ET

The Future Role of EVs and Charging Stations

Moderator

Jason Paris
VP, Business Development

Parks Associates

Erik Becker
VP, Strategic Accounts

Arcadia

Jigar J. Shah
Director, Energy Services

Electrify America

Bijou Lulla
Chief Executive Officer

Sustainable Energi Solution

Chris Thorson
Chief Marketing Officer

FLO

This session focuses on the evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs) and their charging infrastructure. Speakers explore how advancements in EV technology and the expansion of charging stations are shaping the future of transportation, emphasizing their impact on energy consumption, environmental sustainability, and the integration of EVs into daily life and smart city planning.

02:45 PM ET

Women in Tech Keynote Panel: Next Gen of Revenue

Moderator

Jennifer Kent
Vice President, Research

Parks Associates

Sofia Berrada
Head of Strategy

SWTCH

Dr. Gabriela Bunea
Chief Solar Innovation Officer

GAF Energy

Maryam Mozafari
Program Supervisor - Demand Response/Flexibility

California Public Utilities Commission

Juliet Shavit
President & CEO

SmartMark Communications

This keynote session addresses the evolving landscape of consumer energy markets, focusing on innovative revenue streams and business models. Speakers provide insights into the impact of renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, on traditional energy markets, the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), and the integration of smart home technologies.

03:30 PM ET

Strawberries and Champagne Celebration

Jul 23rd | 2024

Unlocking Energy Efficiency through Smart Home Platforms

Virtual
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Discover how smart home platforms are revolutionizing energy efficiency in residential settings. Explore the integration of energy management features into platform technologies, enabling homeowners to monitor and optimize energy usage across connected devices. Learn about real-time energy insights, smart scheduling, and automation capabilities that empower users to reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy costs.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

02:00 PM CT

Parks Associates Market Trends

More details coming soon.

02:15 PM CT

Keynote Visionary Speaker

02:45 PM CT

Panel: Unlocking Energy Efficiency through Smart Home Platforms

Oct 10th | 2024

Demand-Side Management: Leveraging IoT for Energy Efficiency

Virtual
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The average US home has more than 16 connected devices today. Discover state-of-the-art energy-efficient technologies and practices in smart homes. Explore strategies to meet consumer and grid demands for reducing energy consumption, optimizing home energy systems, and integrating renewable energy sources. Explore real-time energy monitoring, load control, and consumer engagement strategies to optimize energy usage.

Thursday, October 10, 2024

02:00 PM CT

Parks Associates Market Trends

More Details Coming Soon!

02:15 PM CT

Keynote Visionary Speaker

02:45 PM CT

Panel: Demand-Side Management: Leveraging IoT for Energy Efficiency