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26 JAN 2012

Channel distribution and partner programs a key focus of Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Conference features speakers from Best Buy, Lowe's, PG&E, GE, Duke, Direct Energy, IBM, Reliant, Telecom Italia, Tendril, and more

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the agenda and speakers for Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 28-March 1, Austin, Texas. The event features the Parks Associates analyst team and more than 40 executives addressing new energy management solutions, distribution channels, and partnership opportunities emerging among broadband service providers, utilities, OEMs, security providers, and retailers.

Smart Energy Summit also features analysis of the latest announcements in this market area, including the impact of the new products and partnerships announced at DistribuTECH this week by companies including Opower, IBM, Itron, and Honeywell.

"One-third of U.S. broadband households find energy monitoring highly appealing, but 39% are unaware of energy programs offered by utilities, highlighting a significant gap in consumer engagement," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “With the variety of new players, often with overlapping goals, entering the market, it creates new partnership opportunities that can move solutions quickly to market and re-capture the initial enthusiasm. The combined marketing efforts of broadband providers, security service firms, and utilities will increase consumer awareness of energy management services, driving growth beyond early adopters.”


2012 Keynotes

Sandra Baule, Home Area Network Strategy & Integration Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead, Home Energy Management, Best Buy

Jeff Crews, Director, Business Development, 4Home Connected Solutions, Motorola Mobility, Inc.

Ted M. Reguly, Director – Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric

Allan Schurr, VP Strategy and Development, Global Energy and Utilities, IBM

Ann Shaub, Director - Product Management, Verizon


2012 Speakers

Gian Paolo Balboni, Head, Strategic Trends, Telecom Italia

Sarah Bresko, Sr. Product Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Scott Burns, Director of Innovation, Smart Energy, Direct Energy

Aine Denari, Director of Strategy, Ingersoll Rand

Patty Durand, Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

Greg Ennis, Technical Director, Wi-Fi Alliance

Denis Garman, Strategy & Marketing, Duke Energy

Scott Hinson, Labs Director, Pecan Street Project Inc.

Fabrice Hoerner, Marketing Manager, Qualcomm

Stephen R. Johnson, Jr., Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Itron

Ogi Kavazovic, VP of Strategy and Marketing, Opower

Jay Kenny, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Dennis Kyle, VP of Strategic and New Market Development, Tendril

Stuart Lombard, President and CEO, ecobee

Kevin Meagher, VP and GM Smart Home, Lowe's

Greg Memo, CEO, GreenWave Reality

Steve Shapiro, Group Director, ADT Security Services

Isaias Sudit, CEO, Gridglo

Jonathan "J.T." Thompson, Global Utility Sales Leader, GE Appliances - Home Energy Management

Craig Tinder, Principal - Technology and New Products, Reliant

Kenneth Wacks, Member, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy

Gene Wang, CEO, People Power Co.


2012 Workshop Speakers

Christopher Deutschen, Senior Manager, Reliant

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

Parks Associates also hosts a pre-show research workshop on February 28, "Quantifying the Consumer Value Proposition for Residential Energy Management," which features the panel session "Models for Consumer Engagement."

Smart Energy Summit sponsors include ADT Residential/Small Business, Alarm.com, Best Buy, ecobee, EcoFactor, GreenWave Reality, IPSO Alliance, Itron, Lowe's, People Power, Tendril, and the Z-Wave Alliance.

To register, visit www.smartenergysummit2012.com or contact 972-490-1113, sales@parksassociates.com.

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.