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[December 07, 2012]

Parks Associates Previews Smart Energy Summit

Dec 07, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Parks Associates announced the topics and Advisory Board members for the fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, in San Antonio, Feb. 25-27, at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel.

In a release, the Company noted Smart Energy Summit focuses on consumer engagement with energy management services and technologies, partnership opportunities, and consumer-oriented solutions.

The conference has sponsorship support from, EcoFactor, Hitachi, Lowe's, PlanetEcosystems, Qualcomm, and Itron.

"Young consumers are now the likely buyers of energy-saving devices, and they bring with them high expectations on the look and functionality of high-tech solutions," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. "Smart Energy Summit brings together key executives from service providers, OEMs, utilities, and government to discuss market segmentation and trends, current deployments and partnerships, and strategies to leverage consumer interest for long-term growth." The Advisory Board for Smart Energy Summit includes: -Kristen Bowring, Retail Industry Executive -Renee Castillo, Senior Director, Customer Services, Salt River Project -Dan Flagler, Manager, Partner Management and Product Development, Verizon Telecom -Denis Garman, Home Efficiency Solutions, Marketing Manager, Duke Energy -Bill Harmon, VP, Residential Segment Marketing, Reliant -Becky Harrison, CEO, GridWise Alliance Fabrice Hoerner, Technical Marketing Manager, Qualcomm -Scott Hublou, SVP, EcoFactor -Brian Huey, Business Development and Strategy, Smart Grid and Utilities, Sprint -Kevin Meagher, VP and General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life -Paul Pishal, VP, Business Development, M2M, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas -Ted Reguly, Director, Smart Meter Program, San Diego Gas and Electric -Ken Wacks, Management and Engineering Consultant, Gridwise Council, U.S. Department of Energy Event information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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