Honeywell and Lowe's to keynote Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Parks Associates today announced Jeremy Eaton, VP & GM, Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell, and Kevin Meagher, VP, GM, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc., will deliver keynotes at the upcoming Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

Dallas, TX, January 22, 2013 - Parks Associates today announced Jeremy Eaton, VP & GM, Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell, and Kevin Meagher, VP, GM, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc., will deliver keynotes at the upcoming Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The event, hosted by Parks Associates on February 25-27, San Antonio, addresses the growing market for new energy management services and technologies and opportunities for new partnerships between utilities, service providers, retailers, and OEMs.

"The average household spends $118 dollars per month for electricity, and consumers expect a quick return on investment in energy-saving products, " said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Our research shows consumers will not pay more than their average total energy bill for products offering a 20% savings, roughly $175. Honeywell and Lowe's are both taking important steps to overcome these challenges and expand the market for energy solutions. We are looking forward to their keynotes at Smart Energy Summit."
Sponsors for Smart Energy Summit include Alarm.com, ecobee, EcoFactor, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, IPSO Alliance, and Itron.
Preliminary list of speakers:
Brad Cherry, HAN Readiness Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison
Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent
Dan Flagler, Manager, Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon
Denis Garman, Category Leader, Duke Energy, Home Efficiency Solutions
Bill Harmon, VP, Residential Segment Marketing, Reliant
Fabrice Hoerner, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
Brian Huey, Business Development, Smart Grid and Energy Management, Sprint
Roy Johnson, CEO, EcoFactor, Inc.
Stephen Johnson, Product Line Manager, Consumer Energy Management, Itron
V. Rory Jones, President, PlanetEcosystems
Deborah Kimberly, VP, Distributed Energy Services, Austin Energy
Stuart Lombard, President & CEO, ecobee
Letha McLaren, VP, Product Management, iControl Networks
Paul Pishal, VP, Business Development, M2M, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas
Ted M. Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Bill Scheffler, Senior Director, North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance / Sigma Designs
Robby Simpson, System Architect, GE Digital Energy
Speaker TBA, CPS Energy
Smart Energy Summit features new solutions by utilities to enhance their value proposition and engage consumers, while still managing costs, and the devices, business models, and value propositions behind demand response programs, including the role of connected appliances in expanding DR markets.
Parks Associates will host the pre-conference workshop "Understanding Utilities and Consumers: Energy Management Markets" on Monday, February 25, highlighting research on demand for security and energy management solutions, including consumer willingness to pay fees for equipment and services and the integration of connected CE into home services.
Visit http://www.smartenergysummit2013.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com for information. Media can register online at http://www.parksassociates.com/ses-presspass.
About Smart Energy Summit
Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home.

The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

The fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 25-27, 2013, at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. www.smartenergysummit2013.com

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