Parks Associates: Honeywell and Lowe's to keynote Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

    Parks Associates: Honeywell and Lowe's to keynote Smart Energy Summit:
                            Engaging the Consumer

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

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, ecobee, EcoFactor,
Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, Sigma Designs, IPSO Alliance, and

Preliminary list of speakers:

  oBrad Cherry, HAN Readiness Senior Project Manager, Southern California
  oShane Dyer, President & Founder, Arrayent
  oDan Flagler, Manager, Partner Management & Product Development, Verizon
  oDenis Garman, Category Leader, Duke Energy, Home Efficiency Solutions
  oBill Harmon, VP, Residential Segment Marketing, Reliant
  oFabrice Hoerner, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
  oBrian Huey, Business Development, Smart Grid and Energy Management, Sprint
  oRoy Johnson, CEO, EcoFactor, Inc.
  oStephen Johnson, Product Line Manager, Consumer Energy Management, Itron
  oV. Rory Jones, President, PlanetEcosystems
  oDeborah Kimberly, VP, Distributed Energy Services, Austin Energy
  oStuart Lombard, President & CEO, ecobee
  oLetha McLaren, VP, Product Management, iControl Networks
  oPaul Pishal, VP, Business Development, M2M, Hitachi Communication
    Technologies Americas
  oTed M. Reguly, Director, Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas &
    Electric (SDG&E)
  oBill Scheffler, Senior Director, North American Business Development,
    Z-Wave Alliance / Sigma Designs
  oRobby Simpson, System Architect, GE Digital Energy
  oSpeaker TBA, CPS Energy

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 or contact 972-490-1113, for information. Media can register online at

About Smart Energy Summit
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.

The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and
security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market
and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

The fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 25-27, 2013, at
the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates

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