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Agenda 2014

The Agenda for the Smart Energy Summit features keynotes, presentations, and speaker panels from experts in energy management, with discussions on current technologies and consumer research.

Monday, February 17

12:00 p.m.

Percepscion - Smart Energy Summit 2014Smart Energy Summit Registration Open
Sponsored by Percepscion

1:00-5:30 p.m.

Parks Associates Smart Energy Workshop - Ballroom A
"Accelerating the Adoption of Energy Management" - View Agenda

5:30 p.m.

Parks Associates - Smart Energy Summit host and sponsorNetworking Reception - Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by Parks Associates

Tuesday, February 18

7:30 a.m.

Percepscion - Smart Energy Summit 2014Registration Open
Sponsored by Percepscion

7:30 a.m.

Consumer Analytics - Smart Energy Summit sponsorContinental Breakfast
Sponsored by Consumer Analytics

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Consumer Engagement - Ballrooms AB

8:45 a.m.

Energy Management Programs: How to Engage the Apathetic Customer - Ballrooms AB

Energy management solutions create value for consumers by providing them the means to reduce their energy consumption and the convenience to control connected devices in the home. This session highlights the situations where energy efficiency matters to consumers and programs that are successful even when the consumer is not engaged.


Scott Burns, Director of Product Innovation, Reliant

Ted Fagenson, CMO, EcoFactor

Denis Garman, Category Leader - Energy Management & Information Group, Duke Energy

Tim Lott, Director of Energy, Vivint

Jennifer Pulliam, Director of Products and Innovation, TXU Energy


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Leveraging New Approaches and New Technology in Addressing Utility Challenges - Ballrooms AB

Debbie Kimberly - Austin Energy - Smart Energy Summit keynote

Deborah Kimberly
VP of Distributed Energy Services
Austin Energy

Austin Energy - Smart Energy Summit keynote

The cloud connects us all in many ways from e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, to the online marketplace and in this case it connects customers to their home and the utility in new ways. Smartgrid V3.0 is a Customer Centric Smartgrid celebrating customer choice, customer empowerment, technological innovators and the Internet of Things.

A Residential Demand Response V2.0 is emerging-- utilizing the customer’s own energy management devices to delay the need for new power generation in Texas. But the implications are bigger than demand response and peak load management. The tools also enable the utility to alert customers to AC, heating, system and building envelope efficiency and connect customers with utility products and services tailored to their needs.

This transformative residential thermostat program puts the choice in customer’s hands: customers choose the functions and features that will help them manage their home and energy use. Customers dictate how they want technology installed and serviced, as well as what they are willing to spend. This model drives manufacturers and web hosts to develop and market features and functionality customers want (and use to save money and energy) in parallel to the effort to use open standards and protocols that enable the Utility to leverage the devices in demand response initiatives. Austin Energy’s Power Partner Thermostat Program gives customers 14 different approved products to choose from. And this is just the beginning.

10:30 a.m.

Tendril - Smart Energy Summit sponsorRefreshment Break
Sponsored by Tendril

11:00 a.m.

Utility Strategies: Innovative Demand Response - Ballrooms AB

Connectivity enables verification and measurement of any control action in near-real time and is impacting the way that utilities approach demand response programs. This session provides an assessment of trends in DR programs and highlights the more innovative demand response programs in North America.


Anthony Hawkins, Group Product Manager, Landis+Gyr

Dave Kaintz, Manager of Programs and Projects, SCE 

Robert Warden, VP of Partners and Alliances, Comverge, Inc.


Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

12:15 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon - From Push to Pull: How Nest is Redefining Energy Services - Ballrooms CD

Erik Charlton - Nest - Google - Smart Energy Summit Keynote

Erik Charlton
VP of Business

Nest - Smart Energy Summit 2014 Keynote

For decades, utilities have worked hard to build an image of safety and reliability. How do they reposition themselves as innovative energy partners? Erik will share how Nest is working with energy companies across the country to help customers save while staying comfortable. He'll also share how Nest has managed to upend the traditional thermostat business model through design, service and connectivity.

1:30 p.m.

Partnerships & New Business Opportunities for the Smart Home Platform - Ballrooms AB

This session discusses partnership opportunities between utilities and smart home product and service providers. It analyzes programs that incentivize third parties to partner with utilities in promoting energy-saving products and services, increasing energy awareness, and achieving demand-response and energy-efficiency goals.


Joe Jankosky, Director, Intelligent Home Vertical Markets, Time Warner Cable

Jay Kenny, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Letha McLaren, Vice President, Product Management, iControl Networks

Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

2:30 p.m.

Moving Customers to Variable Pricing Programs - Ballrooms AB

Less than 20% of U.S. broadband households are aware of programs such as tiered pricing, time-of-use, and energy monitoring devices. As real-time measurement and verification become a reality, utilities can transition away from demand side management programs to demand side management markets. This session reviews different approaches to variable pricing programs and how to overcome consumer objects through incentives or risk mitigation.


Eric Danziger, VP, Business Development, Genability

Josh Lich, Product Strategy and Marketing, Opower

Alan Shaffer, Deputy General Manager, Lakeland Electric


Maia Hinkle, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

3:30 p.m.

AlertMe - Smart Energy Summit sponsorRefreshment Break
Sponsored by AlertMe

4:00 p.m.

Standards & Interoperability: Solutions That Bring It All Together - Ballrooms AB

This session reviews the technologies that will enable energy utilities to participate in the smart home and the larger trend toward the Internet of Things.


Duncan Bees, Chief Technology and Business Officer, HGI

Garth Hillman, Secretary, Smart Grid Marketing and Technical Task Groups, Wi-Fi Alliance

Fabrice Hoerner, Technical Marketing, Sr. Manager, Qualcomm

Ryan Maley, Director of Strategic Marketing, ZigBee Alliance 

Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Z-Wave/Sigma Designs


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

4:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote - Partner or Compete: Utility Decisions on Home Energy Management - Ballrooms AB

Kevin Meagher - Lowe's - Smart Energy Summit keynote

Kevin Meagher
Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home

The market for home energy management offerings is expanding, bringing in new players and more options to consumers. At the same time, multiple factors influence the design and deployment of new, more robust energy management offerings, with security service providers, manufacturers, and retailers all converging in the connected home.

Currently the role of utilities is unclear. The traditional pilot approach to energy efficiency and demand response programs is failing to keep pace with the explosion of connected devices. In his keynote, Kevin Meagher shares insight on successful strategies to transform energy solutions into mass-market offerings, including new opportunities for utilities in bundling and partnerships. He shares his experiences launching the Lowe's Iris product line and analyzes current business and market conditions to present the best business and monetization strategies for home energy offerings.

5:15 p.m.

Closing Comments - Ballrooms AB

5:30 p.m.

CONNECTIONS - Smart Energy Summit sponsorNetworking Reception - Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

7:30 p.m.

SpeedWire - Smart Energy Summit 2014Networking Dinner
Sponsored by Speed Wire

All attendees invited to attend.
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Wednesday, February 19

7:30 a.m.

Consumer Analytics - Smart Energy Summit sponsorContinental Breakfast
Sponsored by Consumer Analytics

8:15 a.m.

Opening Comments: Business Models and New Value Propositions - Ballrooms AB

8:45 a.m.

Who Pays? New Ways to Monetize Home Controls - Ballrooms AB

Innovative business models can disrupt mature markets and create new opportunities. This session explores alternative monetization strategies, highlighting models that do not rely on consumer paid recurring fees.


David Friedman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ayla Networks

Karthik Rajan, Regional Vice President, ERCOT Sales, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, NA

Gene Wang, CEO, People Power


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.

Keynote - The API Economy: The impact to consumers and energy management - Ballrooms AB

Stuart Lombard - Smart Energy Summit 2014

Stuart Lombard
President and CEO

ecobee - Smart Energy Summit 2014 keynote

How do we accelerate the connection to the Internet of Things? Stuart Lombard, CEO of ecobee, believes the answer is simple: embracing partners and the Open API model. During the keynote, Stuart will explain how an open API model will eliminate obstacles and reduce friction for revolutionary new energy management models. Telling the story of his company, he'll share how ecobee embraced the API economy to do things that wouldn't have otherwise been possible, like integrating with energy companies such as AutoGrid, Earth Networks, and Integral Analytics, and working with innovative smart home solutions like SmartThings and Control4. Stuart will illustrate how the open API economy opens doors to remarkable new energy management solutions.

10:15 a.m.

Special Session: The Impact of Solar and Electric Vehicles on Home Energy Management - Ballrooms AB


Tomoyuki Nanami, General Manager, DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED

10:45 a.m.

Refreshment BreakSchneider Electric - Smart Energy Summit 2014

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

11:15 a.m.

Expanding the Energy Markets through Connected Devices - Ballrooms AB

As more connected devices enter the market, the opportunity to aggregate these devices and potentially directly connect them to participate in energy markets is real. This panel addresses the evolution of connected devices and the impact for Demand Response solutions in the energy markets.


Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub

Kristian Handberg, Principal Consultant, Percepscion

Yann Kulp, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, EcoBusiness North America, Schneider Electric

Bram Reinders, Director Alliance Management, CleanTX/Alliander NV


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

12:15 p.m.

Keynote Lunch - Ballrooms CDConnected Health Summit - Smart Energy Summit sponsor
Sponsored by Connected Health Summit

KEYNOTE: Connected Homes Power Energy Management

Bill Horrocks - Comcast - Smart Energy Summit keynote speaker

Bill Horrocks
VP, Product Management - Xfinity Home

Comcast - Smart Energy Summit Keynotes

Service providers are offering a range of connected home solutions across the country. Comcast is one of the largest connected home platforms in the world. Energy-related solutions are a key component to the strategy and shown to drive significant customer value. Scale, breadth of devices and data analytics can lead to innovative energy offerings that drive customer engagement through personalization, savings and ease of use.

1:30 p.m.

Energy Management Capabilities of Smart Home Systems and Connected Products - Ballrooms AB

This session examines the expanding capabilities of energy management and the growing deployment of smart home systems and connected products. While the primary selling features for many smart home products and systems may not be energy related, new products have expanded energy management features and capabilities. This panel highlights innovative solutions for energy management.


Al Choperena, CEO, Smartenit

Joseph Franz, Strategic Channel Partnership Development, Constellation

Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO, Aeris Communications, Inc.

Dan Lieberman, Senior Director of Platform Strategy, SmartThings

Jeff Wilson, Director of Product Management, NETGEAR


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

2:30 p.m.

Big Data & Analytics: Residential Energy Applications - Ballrooms AB

What seems to some as a burden, the mountain of data generated from smart meters may become a goldmine. This panel discusses how data analytics are being applied in residential programs.


V. Rory Jones, President, PlanetEcosystems

Dave Oberholzer, Director, Energy Products & Business Development, Earth Networks - WeatherBug

Matt Plante, Vice President of Sales, Bidgely, Inc.

Matthew Smith, Senior Director, Utility Solutions, Silver Spring Networks


Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

3:30 p.m.

Net Zero: The Impact on the Utility Business Model - Ballrooms AB

Traditional utility business model will continue to change as new solutions are introduced that allow consumers to be more energy efficient. This session explores trends in distributed of residential solar and wind power generation and the impact on utilities and consumers.


Brent Hodges, Senior Vice President Retail Unit, Tendril

Dave Hyland, Manager, Business Development, Schneider Electric

Brewster McCracken, President & CEO, Pecan Street Project Inc

Ted Reguly, Director, San Diego Gas and Electric

Ken Wacks, Management & Engineering Consultant, Gridwise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy


Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

4:30 p.m.

Closing Comments - Ballrooms AB

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