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13 SEP 2012


Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer to focus on expanding energy market and integration with connected devices, home systems, and broadband services

Parks Associates' fourth-annual executive conference takes place February 25-27 in San Antonio

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the dates and topics for the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, which examines the convergence of energy, security, and home controls as multiple channels are now competing in the energy services market.

The executive conference, hosted February 25-27, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, with support from early sponsors EcoFactor, Hitachi, and Qualcomm, will evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy management solutions in the connected home.

More than 75% of U.S. broadband households have a home network, the necessary first step to enabling many new connected home systems and services. With companies as diverse as Comcast, ADT Security, Lowe's, and AT&T now active in this area, adoption of IP connected home management solutions is entering the mass market with pricing and design accessible to middle-income households.

Smart Energy Summit - Adoption of Home Networks

"Given the growing deployment of connected devices, explosion of data, and changes in energy markets, traditional utility approaches to energy-efficiency and demand-response programs are rapidly becoming outdated," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. "Smart Energy Summit covers the converging residential energy space from every angle. Participants meet and hear the perspectives of utilities and security, cable, and telecom service providers as well as appliance manufacturers and technology partners. It is a great opportunity to network and understand the rapidly changing and overlapping market for energy products and services."

Summit Topics:

  • Utility strategies and early successes to engage consumers in energy management
  • Consumer mindset toward energy and energy management solutions
  • Consumer participation in energy markets and drivers and obstacles affecting adoption
  • Integrating and selling security with energy solutions
  • The impact of connected appliances
  • Partnership opportunities among service providers, utilities, and retailers to expand the market for energy management and residential demand response (DR)
  • Utility communication approaches and simplifying partner integration
  • Entrance and role of cable and telecom in the energy management space
  • Role of cloud-based products and services in energy

For more information or to submit a speaking proposal, visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or call 972-490-1113.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers in the IoT era and offers research and insights on new opportunities to empower consumers with smart solutions to manage and save energy in the home. The conference addresses key questions for energy providers around leadership and alignment of goals between residential energy management solutions and the grid and presents strategies to expand business and revenue goals by incorporating smart products into energy programs.

Smart Energy Summit focuses on identifying opportunities across converging ecosystems to create new value in energy solutions through partnerships that leverage connected devices, energy management, utility services, and home control platforms and services. Research analysts, thought leaders, and industry executives present and discuss business strategies, case studies, partnership opportunities, and consumer research that utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers can use to expand and monetize their energy offerings.

The tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 18-20, 2019, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. 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 #SmartEnergy19. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.ses2019.com.
 

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

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