Parks Associates to present new energy management and smart grid data at 2011 ConnectivityWeek

Parks Associates' Home Systems Research Director Bill Ablondi will participate in three key events at the 2011 ConnectivityWeek Conference May 23-25, Santa Clara, California.

Parks Associates' Home Systems Research Director Bill Ablondi will participate in three key events at the 2011 ConnectivityWeek Conference May 23 -25, Santa Clara, California. The events include the Consumer Symposium, the "Home Consumers See Value" Panel, and the "Service Providers Make the Case" Panel.


Parks Associates forecasts 17% of U.S. households will have some form of in -home display for monitoring energy consumption by 2015. By 2021, nearly 50% of households will have an energy management network.

What:

Bill Ablondi is participating as an expert panelist during Consumer Symposium: "Kickoff Roundtables."
May 23, 11:30 AM - 12 PM

Leading market researchers and other experts will facilitate roundtable discussions. Questions to explore: What are the fundamental challenges for consumer engagement? What needs to change to enable stakeholder understanding of consumer concerns? How do we move from entrenched positions to collaborating on practical solutions? What can each of us do to change the tone of the dialogue?

Bill Ablondi is moderating the session "How Consumers See Value."
May 24, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

This panel session focuses on the factors that motivate consumers to adopt energy management solutions. Parks Associates' research shows that not all have the same level of desire to better manage their energy consumption. What motivates early adopters, and why haven't many of these already purchased systems?

Bill Ablondi is moderating the session "Service Providers Make the Case."
May 25, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

This session explores utility and service provider perspectives on how best to satisfy smart grid communications requirements while bringing new energy management and related applications to consumers.

Where:

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Press Registration: http://www.connectivityweek.com/2011/media/#home

Interview: To request an interview or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, +1.720.987.6614.

To view upcoming events that Parks Associates is supporting or speaking at, visit http://www.parksassociates.com/upcoming -industry -events

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.

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