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2021 Agenda


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Parks Associates will continue to review speaker submissions throughout the year. Submit to speak for an upcoming session.

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Aug 4  Next Stages of the EV Evolution 


Feb 23  Impact of COVID-19: Consumer Behavior and Energy Management

Feb 23  Home Services: Rethinking Utility Revenue Models

Feb 24  Energy Management Platforms: Accelerating Growth

Feb 24  DERMS:  Solar, Storage and Microgrids

Apr 28  MDUs: Leveraging Proptech for Smart Energy Management

Aug 4  Next Stages of the EV Evolution 

Oct 27  Partnerships and Tech Advancements

Oct 27  Shifting Customer Behavior: Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, sponsored by Grid4C

Wednesday, Aug. 4

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Next Stages of the EV Evolution

The electric vehicle market continues to grow and mature, with record US EV sales before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Utilities have embarked on major campaigns to identify households that have electric vehicles and market special programs to them that provide incentives, including special rate plans, for charging electric vehicles during off-peak periods. This session addresses the adoption and drivers for EV in 2021, as well as the role of storage in helping to manage the grid.

12:30 PM CT

Welcome and Analyst Insights from Parks Associates

Chris White, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

12:45 PM CT

Visionary Insight

Paul Suhey, Revel, at Smart Energy Summit

Paul Suhey

COO and Co-Founder

Revel

1:15 PM CT

Executive Q&A

Anthony Harrison, ChargePoint, at Smart Energy Summit

Anthony Harrison

Head of Utility Partnerships

ChargePoint

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

1:45 PM CT

Interactive Panel

Kiran Bhatraju, CEO, Arcadia

Lauren Burke, Sr. Director of Marketing & Development, Enel X North America

Divesh Gupta, Director of Strategy, Utility of the Future, Baltimore Gas and Electric

Laurent Schmitt, Head of Utility & European Markets, dcbel

Levi Tillemann, Vice President for Policy and International Outreach, Ample Inc

Moderator: Chris White, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

2:30 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

2:45 PM CT

Networking Discussions


 

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Partnerships and Tech Advancements

Billions of new IoT devices will connect to operators’ networks over the next decade and beyond. As consumers add smart products to their homes, new opportunities emerge for energy providers to provide new functionality, increased reliability, and better user experiences through partnerships and innovative solutions. This session addresses the disruption and impact of smart home solutions and advances such as AI and 5G on the utility markets and specifically their impact on the energy consumer.

11:00 AM CT

Welcome and Analyst Insights from Parks Associates

Chris White, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

11:15 AM CT

Visionary Insight

11:45 AM CT

Executive Q&A

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

12:15 PM CT

Interactive Panel

Stephen Douglas, Head of 5G Strategy, Spirent Communications

Moderator: Chris White, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

1:00 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

1:15 PM CT

Networking Discussions


Grid4C - Smart Energy Summit sponsorShifting Customer Behavior: Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
Sponsored by Grid4C

Energy savings is a strong driver for smart products such as smart thermostats, connected HVAC systems, and solar panel purchases. A fairly high percentage of non-owners would buy a solar panel if it provided 50% energy savings, and consumers are generally willing to grant some control of their smart thermostat to their utility, provided they get some cost savings while retaining the ability to override. This session addresses strategies to drive adoption of renewable and connected energy solutions, including new options for bundled services, and the benefits in cost savings and energy efficiency that truly drive uptake and usage.

2:00 PM CT

Welcome from Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

2:15 PM CT

Visionary Insight

2:45 PM CT

Executive Q&A

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

3:15 PM CT

Interactive Panel

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

4:00 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

4:15 PM CT

Networking Discussions


 

Past Sessions

Tuesday, Feb 23

Impact of COVID-19: Consumer Behavior and Energy Management

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing so many consumers to work and educate at home, consumer energy bills have increased. Twenty percent of US broadband households report that COVID-19 has increased their interest in a smart home solution that manages their energy usage, cost, and comfort, and 15% report that their interest has increased as a result of COVID-19. This track addresses the shifts in consumer behavior and adoption of energy management solutions as well as opportunities for smart home and energy players to serve consumers in new ways.

11:00 AM CT

Welcome & Analyst Insight

Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

11:15 AM CT

Visionary Insight

Emilie Tullis, VP of Product & General Manager, Demand Management Solutions, Uplight at Smart Energy Summit

Emilie Tullis

VP of Product & General Manager, Demand Management Solutions

Uplight

 

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

11:45 AM CT

Executive Q&A

Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions, Austin Energy

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

12:15 PM CT

Interactive Panel

Travis Allan, Vice-President of Public Affairs and General Counsel, FLO | AddEnergie

Brian Farhi, Head of Energy Services Partnerships, Google Nest

Jonathan Houle, Product Marketing Manager, ecobee Energy

Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting, a Savant Company

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

1:00 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

1:15 PM CT

Networking Discussions


Home Services: Rethinking Utility Revenue Models

Smart home industry players recognize an opportunity to offer home energy and HVAC monitoring services built around smart thermostats, as well as added connectivity in HVAC systems. New services are also expanding beyond energy, including security and other home service offerings. This session addresses new business models and offerings from innovative market players deploying in the residential space.

2:00 PM CT

Welcome and Analyst Insights from Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

2:15 PM CT

Visionary Insight

UEI - Smart Energy Summit keynote

Arsham Hatambeiki

SVP Product & Technology

Universal Electronics Inc.

 

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

2:45 PM CT

Executive Q&A

Felicite Moorman, Founder, STRATIS; VP of CommunityConnect, RealPage

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

3:15 PM CT

Interactive Panel

Kent Dickson, Co-founder & General Manager, Yonomi

Rob Gilpin, Director of Business Development, American Water Homeowner Services

Alex Segars, Innovation Manager, Reliant

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Constellation

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

4:00 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

4:15 PM CT

American Water Homeowner Services - Smart Energy Summit sponsorNetworking Discussions
Sponsored by American Water Homeowner Services


 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Energy Management Platforms: Accelerating Growth

Partnerships with digital platform solutions allow energy providers to offer new products, such as dashboards that help consumers understand consumption and save energy. New partnerships with platform providers can facilitate integration with smart home products, allowing these products to be used in demand response programs and facilitate co-marketing of utility energy management programs and smart home products. This session addresses the role of energy management platforms in accelerating the adoption of new products as well as demonstrating new value to consumers.

11:00 AM CT

Welcome & Analyst Insight

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

11:15 AM CT

Visionary Insight

Bidgely keynote - Smart Energy Summit 2021

Abhay Gupta
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bidgely

 

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

11:45 AM CT

Executive Q&A

Taylor Jantz-Sell, Smart Home Strategy Lead, EPA ENERGY STAR

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

 

12:15 PM CT

Interactive Panel

Bob Champagne, GM North America, Grid4C

Brett Lasher, Executive Director, New Growth & Development, Cox

Håkan Ludvigson, CEO & Co-Founder, Eliq

Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor, DTE Energy

John Romero, VP, Industry Solutions, Landis+Gyr

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

1:00 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

1:15 PM CT

Networking Discussions


DERMS: Solar, Storage and Microgrids

Purchase intentions for distributed energy resources have steadily increased. Distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) can play a vital role to utilities as they manage traditional capabilities and distributed energy resources, like solar and energy storage. This session addresses the role of DERMS in the shift away from a centralized, one-way electrical grid and in creating opportunities for new value streams for end users and other partners.

2:00 PM CT

Welcome and Analyst Insights from Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

2:15 PM CT

Visionary Insight

Schneider Electric keynote - Smart Energy Summit 2021

Jenny Roehm
Senior Manager, Utility Solutions, Smart Grid Services
Schneider Electric

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

2:45 PM CT

Executive Q&A

Amit Narayan, CEO, AutoGrid

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

3:15 PM CT

Interactive Panel

Michael Grasso, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Sunnova

Suleman Khan, CEO, Swell Energy

Rory Lewis, Director, Utility Solutions, North America, mPrest

Peter Lilienthal, Global Microgrid Lead, HOMER Energy by UL

Christopher Turner, Director of Community Solar, Arcadia

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates

4:00 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

4:15 PM CT

Networking Discussions


 

Wednesday, Apr. 28

MDUs: Leveraging Proptech for Smart Energy Management

IoT devices and platforms reduce operational costs for MDU property managers through reduced maintenance, reduced staffing, enhanced monitoring capabilities, and improved energy efficiency while driving higher revenue by increasing occupancy and rental rates. This session addresses energy management solutions adopted in the MDU and multifamily environment, including new builds and retrofit, and successful strategies and partnerships in deploying and marketing these solutions.

12:30 PM CT

Welcome and Analyst Insights from Parks Associates - Key Trends: Smart Home Adoption and MDUs

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

12:45 PM CT

Visionary Insight

Dhruva Rajendra, Chief Product Officer, Latch, Keynote at Smart Energy Summit

Dhruva Rajendra

Chief Product Officer

Latch

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

1:15 PM CT

Executive Q&A

Sean Miller, President, PointCentral, an Alarm.com company Executive Q&A at Smart Energy Summit

Sean Miller

President

PointCentral, an Alarm.com company

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates

1:45 PM CT

Interactive Panel - Scaling Up: The Role of Smart Home Tech in MDUs

Demetrios Barnes, COO and Co-Founder, SmartRent

Chad Burow, VP, Sales, SmartCon Solutions

Frank Menocal, Chief Technology Officer, ENTOUCH

Sce Pike, CEO and Founder, IOTAS, Inc.

Shawn M. Stover, Vice President - SmartHome Solutions, GE Appliances

Moderator: Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

2:30 PM CT

Q&A with Speakers

2:45 PM CT

Networking Discussions - Expanding Role of Smart Home Products in MDUs


 

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