SOURCE: Parks Associates

Parks Associates

February 04, 2014 09:00 ET

Austin Energy, Comcast, ecobee, Lowe's, and Nest to Keynote 2014 Smart Energy Summit

Parks Associates and Industry Leaders to Discuss the Expanding Energy and Home Controls Market at Executive Conference in Austin, Texas, February 17-19

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - Parks Associates will host over 200 executives at the fifth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer on February 17-19, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas. The conference highlights the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and their impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. Registration and press passes are available at

Sponsors of Smart Energy Summit are Speed Wire, Percepscion,, Earth Networks, ecobee, EcoFactor, Lowe's, Opower, People Power, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Technicolor, Z-Wave, AlertMe, Schneider Electric, and Tendril. 

"Growth in the adoption rate for Internet-connected thermostats has been impressive, going from 4% in 4Q 2012 to 11% in 4Q 2013," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Smart home systems and the Internet of Things are now vital aspects of the expanding energy services market, and at the 2014 Smart Energy Summit, we will feature speakers and sponsors from the major smart home platforms, retailers, utilities, and service providers. "

2014 Smart Energy Summit Keynotes:
From Push to Pull: How Nest is Redefining Energy Services - Erik Charlton, VP, Business, Nest
Connected Homes Power Energy Management - Bill Horrocks, VP, Product Management - Xfinity Home, Comcast
Leveraging New Approaches and New Technologies in Addressing Utility Challenges - Debbie Kimberly, VP of Distributed Energy Services, Austin Energy
The API Economy: The impact to consumers and energy management - Stuart Lombard, President and CEO, ecobee
Partner or Compete: Utility Decisions on Home Energy Management - Kevin Meagher, VP & General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's

2014 Smart Energy Summit Speakers:

Artyom Astafurov, CIO, DataArt

Duncan Bees, Chief Technology and Business Officer, HGI

David Bercovich, Strategic Communications Consultant, AlertMe

Scott Burns, Director, Product Innovation, Reliant

Eric Danziger, VP, Business Development, Genability

Ted Fagenson, CMO, EcoFactor

Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub

David Friedman, Co-Founder and CEO, Ayla Networks

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

Krishan Gupta, Director, Product Management, eMeter, A Siemens Business

Kevin Hamilton, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Opower

Kristian Handberg, Principal Consultant, Percepscion

Anthony Hawkins, Group Product Manager, Landis+Gyr

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

Brent Hodges,SVP, Retail Unit, Tendril

Fabrice Hoerner, Technical Marketing, Sr. Manager, Qualcomm

Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO, Aeris Communications, Inc.

Brian Huey, M2M Business Development - Smart Grid, Sprint

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

V. Rory Jones, President, PlanetEcosystems

Dave Kaintz, Manager, Programs and Projects, SCE

Jay Kenny, VP, Marketing,

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

Dan Lieberman, Senior Director, Platform Strategy, SmartThings

Tim Lott, Director, Energy, Vivint

Ryan Maley, Director, Strategic Marketing, ZigBee Alliance

Letha McLaren, VP, Product Management, iControl Networks

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

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

Duane Paulson, SVP, Linear LLC

Matt Plante, VP, Sales, Bidgely, Inc.

Jennifer Pulliam, Director, Products and Innovation, TXU Energy

Ted Reguly, Director, San Diego Gas and Electric

Bram Reinders, Director, Alliance Management, CleanTX/Alliander NV

Edwin Reyes, Director, Utility Markets, SW Region, Comverge

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

Alan Shaffer, Deputy GM, Lakeland Electric

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

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

Gene Wang, CEO, People Power

Parks Associates would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the conference: Antenna Systems & Technology, BoogarLists, CABA, CleanTX, EIS Alliance, ESNA, FierceEnergy, FierceSmartGrid, HiddenWires, Home Gateway Initiative, HomePlug Alliance, KXNtoday, LonMark International, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, OpenADR Alliance, Remote Site & Equipment Management, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel,, U-SNAP Alliance, UPnP Forum, Wi-Fi Alliance,, and ZigBee Alliance.

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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.

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