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22 JAN 2013

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

Parks Associates hosts utilities, service providers, and retailers at fourth-annual conference

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:

2013 Keynotes

Jeremy Eaton, VP & GM Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell

Doug Housemann, Vice President, EnerNex

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

Roy Perry, Vice President, Ecosystem Alliances, Alarm.com

Ted M. Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Projects, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)


2013 Speakers

David Bercovich, VP, North America, AlertMe

Wayne Callender, Manager of Market Intelligence, CPS Energy

Renée Castillo, Senior Director of Customer Services, Salt River Project

Prateek Chakravarty, VP of Business Development, Bidgely

Brad Cherry, HAN Readiness Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Angela Chuang, Senior Project Manager, EPRI

Mike Coop, Co-Chair, Marcom Committee, IPSO Alliance; Smart Grid Task Force, UPnP Forum

Eric Danziger, VP of Business Development, Genability

Shane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent

Seth Frader-Thompson, CEO, EnergyHub

Greg Fyke, Director of Marketing, Wireless Products, Silicon Laboratories

Denis Garman, Category Leader, Duke Energy, Home Efficiency Solutions

Barry Haaser, Managing Director, OpenADR Alliance

Joel Hagan, CEO, ONZO

Bill Harmon, VP, Mass Markets & Product Innovation, Reliant Energy

Kevin M. Henry, Director Business Development, DACOR

Fabrice Hoerner, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm

Doug Housemann, Vice President, EnerNex

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 of Distributed Energy Services, Austin Energy

Bernard Kiriakos, VP Business Development, Technicolor

Yann Kulp, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Eco-Business, Schneider Electric

Stuart Lombard, President & CEO, ecobee

Letha McLaren, Vice President, Product Management, iControl Networks

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

Greg Memo, CEO, GreenWave Reality

Alan Messer, President and Chairman, UPnP Forum

Roderick Morris, SVP of Marketing and Operations, Opower

Duane Paulson, Senior Vice President of Product and Market Development, Linear LLC

Rich Peterson, VP Retail and Channel Development, INSTEON - Smarthome

Paul Pishal, Vice President, Business Development, M2M, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

Edwin Reyes, Jr., Director, Utility Sales, Southwest Region, Comverge Inc.

Bill Scheffler, Senior Director of North American Business Development, Z-Wave Alliance/Sigma Designs

Kumaran Siva, Board Member, HGI; Segment Marketing Manager, ARM Inc.

Jarrett Simon, Director Energy Efficiency, CenterPoint Energy

Robby Simpson, System Architect, GE Digital Energy

Louis Szablya, VP Sales and Marketing, Energate

Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions & Program Management, North America, Amdocs

Ken Wacks, Home, Building & Utility Systems; Member, Gridwise Architecture Council

Tim Weidenbach, VP Product Management, Landis & Gyr

Jeff Wilson, Director of Product Management, NETGEAR


2013 Workshop Speakers - View Agenda

Mike Coop, Smart Grid Task Force, UPnP Forum

Greg Ennis, Technical Director, Wi-Fi Alliance

Hudson Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Alarm.com


2013 Moderators / Parks Associates Analysts

John Barrett, Director, Consumer Analytics, Parks Associates

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

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates


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 addresses the evolution of the consumer utility market, the impact of COVID-19 on energy management programs, and new opportunities to drive engagement in utility-sponsored programs. Virtual panels and networking sessions, featuring executive-level experts from multiple industries, address strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, software providers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize energy management and other energy-focused offerings through consumer engagement, new business models, unique partnerships, and innovative technologies.

Smart Energy Summit features an in-person conference February 13-15 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, with virtual sessions on June 15, August 17, and November 9. 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 #SmartEnergy23. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending Smart Energy Summit, visit www.smartenergysmt.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates provides business intelligence and research services through its proprietary methodologies developed over decades, including quarterly surveys of 10,000 internet households.

The company's expertise crosses many industries: home security and smart home, streaming video, broadband and pay-TV services, digital media and platforms, gaming, Wi-Fi and home networks, connected health, support, consumer electronics, home control systems, energy management, and tech solutions for the multi-dwelling (MDU), small-to-medium business (SMB), and commercial building markets.

Each year, Parks Associates brings thousands of leaders together for its webinars and annual events. The firm hosts the annual executive research and strategy conferences CONNECTIONS™, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit, Smart Spaces, and Future of Video. https://www.parksassociates.com