ZigBee Alliance to Present at 7th Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Mark Walters, Vice President of Strategic Development at the ZigBee Alliance, will participate as a speaker at the 2016 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer held in Austin, Texas this week. Walters will participate in the “Interoperability, Integration and Energy Management” session on Wednesday, February 24th at 3:00pm. The interactive panel session, moderated by Tom Kerber, Director of Research on Home Controls and Energy at Parks Associates, examines how integrating energy management devices and technologies into the home while communicating with the grid requires communications standards and systems.

DAVIS, Calif. – February 22, 2016 – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced that Mark Walters, Vice President of Strategic Development,

will participate as a speaker at the 2016 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer held in Austin, Texas this week. Walters will participate in the “Interoperability, Integration and Energy Management” session on Wednesday, February 24th at 3:00pm.

The interactive panel session, moderated by Tom Kerber, Director of Research on Home Controls and Energy at Parks Associates, examines how integrating energy management devices and technologies into the home while communicating with the grid requires communications standards and systems. The panel will discuss data and communications standards and their role in accelerating home energy management adoption.

Parks Associates will host the seventh-annual Smart Energy Summit, an executive summit focused on the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls, February 22-24, 2016, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. The event brings together industry leaders, utilities, and analysts to examine adoption trends for smart home and energy management products, expansion of energy efficiency and DR programs, and the integration of IoT technologies with existing utility programs.

Parks Associates research shows 25% of all U.S. broadband households find energy management very appealing, and 19% percent of these households currently own a smart home product, with thermostats and lighting leading the way.

Smart Energy Summit provides critical insights into the converging industries for residential energy, including new business models, technology developments and integration, partnerships, and real world examples of how companies can leverage connectivity in the home to increase consumer engagement with energy efficiency programs.

“The 2016 Smart Energy Summit brings together key leaders from utilities, retail energy providers, distributed generation and storage, and the smart home industry to discuss partnership opportunities, innovations in energy management, novel utility programs, and new business models that create value for the consumer,” said Kerber. “The ZigBee Alliance will provide great insight into these topics for our audience.”

More information about the Smart Energy Summit is available at www.SES2016.com. To request specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at [email protected] or 720-987-6614. Follow the event on Twitter at @SmartEnergySmt and with the event hashtag #SES2016.

 ZigBee: Control Your World
The ZigBee Alliance creates, maintains and delivers open, global wireless standards that enable everyday objects to work together and control your world in the Internet of Things (IoT).  An open, non-profit ecosystem of 425 companies, the Alliance is developing and promoting the world’s leading IoT standards across a wide range of consumer, commercial and industrial monitoring and control applications.  For more information, visit www.ZigBee.org.

About Smart Energy Summit
Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for the smart home and the role of energy solutions within the Internet of Things. The event presents strategies for utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers to expand and monetize their energy devices and services by engaging consumers, developing new business models, and creating unique partnerships.

 

Contacts:
Heather Chesterman for the ZigBee Alliance
Magnet PR Group
[email protected]
+1-714-389-5588

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
[email protected]
+1-720-987-6614