Smart Energy Summit addresses consumer value proposition and distribution channels for in-home energy management and control solutions

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International research firm Parks Associates today announced the speakers for the Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. This conference, hosted in cooperation with Austin Energy, takes place January 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Tex.

Smart Energy Summit analyzes the consumer side of the changing energy industry and the impact of Smart Grid technologies and inhome management solutions. Sessions feature over 30 government, utility, and industry executives, offering insight into the current landscape for energy management, barriers to overcome, the massmarket potential, and deployment status of smart infrastructure and energy management devices for inhome use.

The conference also features research from Parks Associates' Residential Energy Management service, including data on consumer readiness to adopt new technologies and current usage of energy management tools. Parks Associates reports over 80% of U.S. consumers are interested in learning how to cut their energy costs, but less than onehalf want to learn more about Smart Grids.

Keynote speakers include Andres Carvallo, CIO, Austin Energy; Dr. George W. Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce; and Bob Heffron, Utility Market Manager, Verizon.

Confirmed Speakers:

Didier Boivin, SVP, Marketing, Watteco
Kris Bowring, Sr. Director, Emerging Business, Best Buy
Susan Cashen, VP, Marketing, Control4
Steve Cashman, Chief Strategy Officer, Exceptional Innovation
Luke Clemente, General Manager, Smart Grid, GE Energy
Mike Coop, Director, Smart Grid Strategy, HomeGrid Forum
Reid Cram, Product Manager, Vantage Controls
Joe Dada, President & CEO, SmartLabs
Aaron Deyonker, Director, Product Management, eMeter
David Dollihite, VP, Product and Business Development, Mass Markets Energy, Direct Energy
Greg Ennis, Technical Director, Wi-Fi Alliance
David Friedman, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, ZeroG Wireless, Inc.
Dan Gittleman, Chairman & CEO, OpenPeak
Vince Groff, Executive Director, Cox Communications
Brent Hodges, Director, Smart Energy Partnerships, Reliant Energy
Scott Hublou, SVP, Products, Co-Founder, EcoFactor
Jim Johnson, President & CEO, uControl
Stephen R. Johnson, Jr., Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Itron
Ogi Kavazovic, Sr. Director, Marketing & Strategy, Opower
Michael Kuhlmann, President, RCS
Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
Letha McLaren, VP, Energy Products, iControl Networks
Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac Systems
Roy Perry, Director, Technology Integration, CableLabs
Thomas Pickral, Director, Business Development, HAI
Carol Priefert, Sr. Manager, Global Consumer Insights and Technology, Global Product Organization, Whirlpool
Jon Rappaport, Chairman, USNAP; Product Manager, Sensus Metering Systems
Bill Scheffler, Director, North American Sales, Z-Wave
Bill Simpson, Sr. Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Progress Energy
Michael Smith, VP Energy Solutions, Lutron Electronics Co.
Dr. Kenneth Wacks, Member, GridWise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy
Gene Wang, CEO, People Power
Nate Williams, CMO, 4Home
Tim Woods, Founding Partner, POCO Labs

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About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, hosted by Parks Associates in cooperation with Austin Energy, is the premier conference studying the market for residential energy management enabled by Smart Grid technologies.

The event, January 25-27, 2010, in Austin, Tex., features a unique combination of market research, featuring results from Parks Associates' landmark Residential Energy Management service, and realworld expertise derived from Austin Energy's Smart Grid, the largest working Smart Grid in the U.S.
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