and SDG&E, EnerNex, Lowe's, and Honeywell to keynote Smart Energy Summit 2013

Research firm Parks Associates today announced the keynotes and presentation topics for next week's Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

Dallas, TX, February 19, 2013 - Research firm Parks Associates today announced the keynotes and presentation topics for next week's Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The consumer-focused executive energy conference, February 25-27 at the Sheraton Gunter San Antonio, features keynote presentations from and SDG&E, EnerNex, Lowe's, and Honeywell. The keynotes will focus on energy management in the connected home and specifically partnership opportunities, strategies to leverage connected devices, retail strategies, and necessary steps to engage consumers in this growing market.

Parks Associates will present new research at the Smart Energy Summit, including connected appliance data that show U.S. broadband households are increasingly interested in automated energy solutions. Nearly 50% are very interested in a thermostat that can automatically detect an unoccupied house and adjust the temperature to save money; 44% of households would allow utilities to manage and monitor their home appliances in order to reduce their energy consumption.
"Consumer adoption of energy solutions often begins with a single connected product, which companies can leverage to create new value-added services," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. "Our Smart Energy Summit keynotes bring unique perspectives on this market, with strategies to increase consumer awareness and strengthen the value proposition for energy offerings. The Summit keynotes help address the different ways to engage consumers as well as how companies, including utilities, must evolve to meet the changes in this market."
Smart Energy Summit 2013 keynotes:
Roy Perry, VP, Ecosystem Alliances,, and Ted Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will present "Partnering for Success in Home Energy Management" at 9 a.m. on February 26. The presentation focuses on the partnership between the two companies, with perspectives on how utilities and third parties with connected home platforms can cooperate in the consumer energy management value chain.
Jeremy Eaton, VP & GM, Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell, will present "The Wave of Engagement" at 12 p.m. on February 26. The presentation focuses on steps to understand consumer motivations in technology adoption and using that knowledge, along with technological and societal trends shaping customers' daily routines, to create successful offerings.
Kevin Meagher, VP, GM, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc., will present "Finding the Key to the Connected Home" on Tuesday at 5 p.m. This presentation outlines the giant retailer's strategy as it enters the market for Internet-connected products and services and what the company sees as the role of energy management in the emerging home ecosystem.
Doug Housemann, VP, Technology and Innovations, EnerNex, will present "Getting to 2050 Profitably with Happy, Engaged Customers" on February 27 at 10:00 a.m. The presentation focuses on the rapid progress in energy management solutions and technologies and the varied strategies utilities can employ to address the unique customer segments in the energy market.
Companies participating as speakers:
Austin Energy
CenterPoint Energy
Comverge Inc.
CPS Energy
Duke Energy, Home Efficiency Solutions
EnergyHub EnerNex
GE Digital Energy
GreenWave Reality
Gridwise Architecture Council
Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas
iControl Networks
INSTEON - Smarthome
IPSO Alliance
Landis & Gyr
Linear LLC
OpenADR Alliance
Reliant Energy
Salt River Project
Schneider Electric
Sigma Designs
Silicon Laboratories
Southern California Edison
UPnP Forum
Z-Wave Alliance

Sponsors for Smart Energy Summit include, ecobee, EcoFactor, GreenWave Reality, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, AlertMe, IPSO Alliance, and Itron. CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference hosts the VIP Dinner January 26 at the County Line BBQ.
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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.

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