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Smart Home Energy Management Systems Conference

Date: 26th July 2017 - 27th July 2017 Location: Houston - Texas - USA

Monetization Strategies for Utilities in the Smart Home: Adoption, Partnerships, Innovation

The smart home industry is predicted to be worth $121 billion by 2022, with Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) taking a $3.15 billion share of that market. HEMS technology is growing in popularity and undergoing constant and rapid development. It promises savings, control and peace of mind for consumers, as well as growth opportunities for energy utilities, appliance manufacturers and connected home platform providers.

ACI’s 2017 Smart Home Energy Management Systems Conference will bring together senior representatives from energy utilities, HEMS providers, platform developers, technology providers, industry associations and more. The two-day event will feature informative presentations and engaging discussions examining the challenges to widespread adoption and the growth and revenue opportunities afforded by innovations in technology, business strategy and customer engagement.


26th July 2017
27th July 2017
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St
Houston, TX 77010 United States

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  • Analysis of the current US smart home energy management market
  • Future projections: key hurdles and drivers in customer adoption
  • Connected business models for the connected home
  • Harnessing the value of big data
  • The changing image of energy utilities
  • Examining the options for HEMS customer offerings
  • Case studies: success stories and pilot programs
  • Approaching interoperability through standardization
  • Updates from the cutting edge of smart home energy technology

Ronald Chebra
VP, Grid Modernization

Marlene Motyka
US and Global Renewable Energy Leader,

Ram Narayanamurthy
Principal Technical Leader
Electric Power Research Institute

Paul Wezner
Director, Product Management and Marketing

Wayne Morrison
Reliant, an NRG Energy Company

Jonathan White
Managing Director

Axel Lerche

Craig Boice
Boice Dunham Group

Joel Elkins
VP, R&D and Product Development
ENGIE North America

Patty Durand
President & CEO
Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

Mike Wajsgras
Vice President of Channel Development
Constellation Energy

Candice Tsay
Sr. Planning Analyst
Consolidated Edison

Mark Cosby
Director of Business Development
Westar Energy

Michael Bailey Smith
Board Member
Z-Wave Alliance

Phil Beecher
Wi-SUN Alliance

John Brown
Skipping Stone

Leesa Lee
VP, Marketing

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Adrian Howlett
Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0625
Email: [email protected]

All ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from the industry. Our meetings are strictly end-user focused. Only a select group of companies are invited to sponsor the event—to ensure the emphasis is on the industry participants, and making sure our delegates have a valuable and positive experience.

Delegates will be drawn from:

  • Energy Utilities
  • Home Energy Management System Providers
  • Home Automation Platform Vendors
  • Consumer Electronics Companies
  • Telecommunications Companies
  • Industry Associations

…and more.

Job roles include Heads of:

  • Business Strategy
  • Technology Programs
  • Innovation & Product Development

Advanced Energy Economy

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels.

Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies.

Website: www.aee.net


Allied Market Research

Allied Market Research (AMR) is the market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based out of Pune in India with corporate centers across the world. The firm equips global enterprises as well as small and medium businesses with premier market intelligence. AMR, in collaboration with more than 200 industry experts and critics, strives to build an extensive reference database for its clients. This includes 1,800 syndicate and client-customized reports for all major industry verticals business segments. More than 900 focused reports are added each year that places end products and services at the niche of commercial success.

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Energy Central

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Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a non-profit corporation formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard. The Green Button Alliance advances the Green Button initiative: a White House-inspired challenge to the electric utility industry to give consumers access to their energy usage information in a downloadable, standardized format. The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) standards are based on the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard.

Website: www.greenbuttonalliance.org


Home Energy Magazine

For 30 years Home Energy has separated the Energy efficiency myths from the facts. Our mission at Home Energy continues to provide reliable, up-to-date information on energy-efficient products and best practices in home performance, energy efficiency, comfort, health, and affordability.
Home Energy readership is unique in the green building and HVAC industries. Our readers are leaders! Our print and online readers trust that the products and services advertised in Home Energy will help them measurably improve the efficiency, durability, and comfort of the homes they build, rate, and retrofit.

Website: www.homeenergy.org



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LonMark International

LonMark International is a member-based, non-profit organization that enables interoperable systems for products based on the ANSI/CEA-709 (ISO/IEC 14908) series of standards. LonMark International has tested and certified over 500 products complying with its interoperability guidelines. Additionally, LonMark International has certified nearly 1,000 industry professionals worldwide for their expertise in the guidelines and industry standards. Products based on the ANSI/CEA-709 (ISO/IEC 14908) standard are installed in over 500,000 buildings worldwide. LonMark International remains committed to educating the industry on the value of open, interoperable systems by providing tools, resources, and support for its members and their markets.

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Navigant Research

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Website: www.navigant.com


OpenADR Alliance

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR has achieved widespread support throughout the industry.

The OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard utilizing existing standards from OASIS, UCA and NAESB.

Website: www.openadr.org


Open Connectivity Foundation

Billions of connected devices should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.

Website: www.openconnectivity.org

Power World Analysis

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Variety of online marketing services and promotional activities through Power World Analysis help companies to reach to their target audience and creates brand awareness. We also deliver weekly newsletter to our subscribers.

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Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone is a consulting and technology services firm that helps natural gas and electricity utilities, market participants and solution providing clients globally to navigate market changes, capitalize on opportunities and manage business risks. From innovation through strategy development, market research and assessment to implementation of business plans and technologies, the firm provides a wide array of services. Skipping Stone’s model of deploying energy industry executives has delivered measurable bottom-line results for over 270 clients globally. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London.

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Smart Grid Today

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Website: www.eepartnership.org


Zigbee Alliance

The zigbee alliance is the standard bearer of the open IoT. Established in 2002, our wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the smart networks in our homes, businesses, and neighborhoods.

Website: www.zigbee.org


Z-Wave Alliance

Z-Wave® technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959) and is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1700 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 450 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications. Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products..

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