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Session Sponsor


Bidgely

What can utilities do with Artificial Intelligence? Bidgely helps them find out. By leveraging AI and machine learning, Bidgely’s software platform enables utilities to transform their customer usage data into powerful tools that facilitate seamless digitalization; optimize program design and delivery; improve customer engagement; and meet critical DSM goals.

At the core of Bidgely’s technology is energy disaggregation, which creates an itemized breakdown of appliance usage in each home - all without the need for hardware or even a smart meter. Having recently surpassed 10 million homes under contract, Bidgely has become the go-to solution provider for leading utilities throughout the globe. Learn more at bidgely.com

https://www.bidgely.com


Registration Sponsor


Tendril

Tendril is transforming the residential energy market. Our data analytics on more than 123 million homes creates new business opportunities for electric and gas utilities and energy retailers. Built over more than a decade, the Tendril Platform delivers real-time, ever-evolving data about the home and how people use energy in it. These rich insights help our customers deliver industry-leading behavioral energy efficiency, customer engagement and demand management programs. For more information, please visit www.tendrilinc.com and follow us on Twitter at @tendril.

http://www.tendrilinc.com


Program Guide Sponsor


Rapid Response Monitoring

Rapid Response Monitoring is a Critical Events Response Center specializing in direct integrations with existing platforms and providing immediate escalation in crucial situations.  We respond in seconds from one of our dual fully redundant state-of-the-art UL and FM certified facilities.  Rapid Response Monitoring’s response teams are rigorously trained Security Industry Association (SIA) certified specialists. Our in-house development team’s track record is impressive; having interfaced with 30+ leading technologies in just the past 12 months. If you require a response to escalation trends, parameter exceptions or emergency conditions look no further than Rapid Response Monitoring.

http://www.rrms.com/


Dinner Sponsor


CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop highlighting Parks Associates’ smart home insight consumer data.

http://www.connectionsus.com


ecobee

ecobee empowers people to transform their lives, homes, communities and planet through innovative technologies that are accessible and affordable. The Company introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi thermostat to help millions of people save energy and money without compromising on comfort. ecobee has since continued to expand its suite of technologies and services to deliver a state-of-the-art connected home experience to customers across North America. ecobee products combine the Company’s pioneering sensor technology with the power of voice, machine learning and artificial intelligence to help customers control their home’s comfort and energy consumption while effortlessly connecting them to the online streaming and service platforms they love. 

http://www.ecobee.com


Event Sponsors


Powerley

Blending home energy management with home automation, Powerley has created a smarter home.

Through Powerley, you have a real-time window into energy usage – for your home and for every connected appliance and device within it. In creating a constant connection with your energy, we have created an entirely new connected home experience.

Our solution was built hand-in-hand with energy utilities. Together, we’re blazing a new trail to a smarter home – driving new levels of energy efficiency and customer engagement while building new utility business models.

http://www.powerley.com


Trusource Labs
Trusource Labs, an Everise company, is a full-service contact center & BPO outsourced solutions provider.  TSL provides the right people, technology, & processes for innovative companies in the Enterprise, Consumer Technology, Smart Home & IoT Software & Hardware verticals.  TSL improves your your brand via superior customer experiences.  TSL’s focus is to avoid the need for an end user to directly contact us by providing a full suite of self-help tools including knowledge bases, community/social support, FAQs, and other technologies.  TSL works closely with product engineering teams to provide them Systematic Insights – data that points out early field failure analysis so improvements will be built into the product.  Headquartered in Austin, TX, the company was founded in 2013 and today has 500 employees in Austin and Limerick Ireland.  
 
In December 2018, TSL was acquired by Everise, a family of companies focused on disrupting and elevating the delivery of customer experiences globally. With our sister companies, we now have ready access to Artificial Intelligence, an Asian language center in Kuala Lumpur and centers in Manilla, Guatemala City, and seven US locations.  With over 7,000 employees, Everise and TSL enjoy the capabilities and footprint to handle all our clients’ support and service needs.
http://www.trusourcelabs.com


Wi-Fi Sponsors


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com's common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

http://www.alarm.com


Break Sponsors


Austin Energy

Austin Energy, the City of Austin’s electric utility, serves more than 475,000 customer accounts and more than 1 million residents in Greater Austin. The utility’s mission — to safely deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy along with excellent customer service — has guided Austin Energy in powering the community and supporting the region’s growth since 1895. As a publicly owned utility, Austin Energy contributes more than $108 million annually to support important City services such as streetlights, parks, libraries and public safety. For more information about Austin Energy, visit austinenergy.com.

http://austinenergy.com/


GiftCard Partners

GiftCard Partners has worked with America's leading gift card brands for over a decade. We help companies select the best gift cards rewards for their programs; from workplace safety, health and wellness, and employee recognition, to motivation and sales incentives, and customer loyalty. To learn more about using corporate gift cards in your business, visit www.giftcardpartners.com.

http://www.giftcardpartners.com


Intel Corporation

For over 35 years, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduce d the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers and networking and communications products.

http://www.intel.com


STRATIS

STRATIS is an Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Company in America” and an Entrepreneur 360 “Best Company in America.” STRATIS enables smart apartments and intelligent buildings and is the only platform of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and student housing. Since launch, STRATIS has installed in 275,000 apartments across the U.S. To get more information visit: STRATISIoT.com.

http://www.STRATISIoT.com


Breakfast Sponsors


FLO

FLO is Canada’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network and the 2nd  largest in North America. We operate a comprehensive charging ecosystem that fulfills EV drivers’ needs wherever they may be—at home, at work or on the go—by ensuring a consistently simple and seamless experience. FLO offers smart home charging solutions for both single-family houses and multi-unit residential buildings, as well as access to thousands of public charging stations across the country. FLO also provides turnkey solutions to property managers, business owners, employers and municipal administrators who wish to support EV adoption by supplying charging services and solutions.

FLO is a subsidiary company of AddEnergie, a North American leader in electric vehicle charging solutions.

http://www.flo.ca


Grid4C

Grid4C empowers energy providers and consumers by enabling the power to foresee, leveraging advanced Machine Learning capabilities to deliver accurate, granular predictions, which are crucial for tackling the rising challenges of today's energy industry. Grid4C's plug-and-play solutions analyze the massive amounts of sub-hourly data collected from millions of smart meters and IoT data, and together with customer data, pricing information and more, delivers new revenue streams, enhances customer value, improves the efficiency of energy operations, and maximizes profit. Its portfolio consists of Predictive Home Advisor, which includes non-intrusive household appliance fault detection and load disaggregation capabilities, Predictive Operational Analytics, enabling better decisions for coordination of DERs with meter, sub-meter, and asset-level forecasting, Predictive Customer Analytics, which predicts adoption of new rate plans and utility programs, and more.

http://www.grid4c.com


Coffee Sponsor


Inspire

Inspire's mission is to create a brighter energy future by simplifying consumer adoption of clean energy and smart home technologies. The company’s groundbreaking Smart Energy subscription seamlessly combines personalized clean energy plans with best-in-class smart devices. Using Inspire's app, members control their smart homes from anywhere and select automated settings to use less energy, while earning rewards. 

Inspire is dedicated to making it easy for everyone to have a smart, sustainable home. A Certified B-Corp, Inspire is nationally recognized for its commitment to making a positive impact on the planet. Inspire products are available in select areas across the U.S. via helloinspire.com. The company is privately held, with offices in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.

http://www.helloinspire.com


Platinum Supporter


Pecan Street

Pecan Street provides the innovators and entrepreneurs that will lead the way toward a more sustainable energy and water system with the research, analysis and insights they need to be successful. Our network of volunteer research participants is the first of its kind on the planet and has become the model for real-world energy and resource research.

http://www.pecanstreet.org


PLMA

PLMA was founded in 1999 as Peak Load Management Alliance to be the voice of load management practitioners.  It is a community of experts dedicated to sharing knowledge and providing resources to promote inclusiveness in the design and delivery of load management solutions.  Learn more at www.peakload.org.

http://www.peakload.org


Supporters


Antenna

Antenna Group is a full-service integrated marketing and public relations agency that specializes in clean energy, mobility, sustainability, life sciences and emerging tech. By harnessing the power of traditional and digital media platforms and deep domain expertise, Antenna helps innovative companies accelerate their growth and commercialization. Comprehensive capabilities range from strategic messaging, media relations, content development and thought leadership to social media, web development, graphic design and digital optimization. Learn more at http://www.antennagroup.com/ or follow Antenna on Twitter (@AntennaPR), LinkedIn or Facebook.

http://www.antennagroup.com/


Best Web Design Agencies

Best Web Design Agencies is the independent authority on web design agencies located worldwide. We are dedicated to finding the best agencies when being compared to all of those worldwide to give customers the best possible service available. This includes different types of web design agencies including flash and ecommerce design. Our website provides access to our independent rankings, the directory service, latest media, and job openings for the best web design agencies worldwide.

http://www.bestwebdesignagencies.com


Bestseos.com

Bestseos.com features the leading digital marketing agencies in the industry. The web property serves as a definitive buyers guide to CEOs, Marketing Directors, and professionals looking to hire the best agencies around the world. The website enables buyers to search for the best agencies by industry specialty (i.e. Legal, Healthcare, etc.), regional location (i.e. Dallas, Miami, etc.), or enterprise related services (i.e. Enterprise SEO, Enterprise PPC, Enterprise Web Design, etc.).

http://www.bestseos.com


CABA

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings. Its 350+ strong corporate members and 28,000+ individual industry contacts are leaders in advancing integrated home systems and building automation worldwide.

http://www.CABA.org


CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience. CrowdReviews.com is driven by an algorithm allowing for both customers and providers of products and services to understand how the rankings are determined. The service can be used by potential buyers to learn more about their vendors prior to making a purchasing decision.

https://www.crowdreviews.com


Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a nonprofit  501(c)(3) 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 initiative was created with the support of the White House, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), and the Utility Communications Architecture International Users Group (UCAIug). The Green Button standard for Download My Data (DMD) and Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB). For more information, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org


HomeGrid Forum

The HomeGrid Forum (HGF) has over 70 members who promote the global adoption of G.hn, a single unified, multisourced networking technology – over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber – while continuing to support HomePNA deployments and their transition to G.hn. HomeGrid Forum provides G.hn silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program.

http://www.homegridforum.org/


HomeToys.com

HomeToys.com offers a blend of Commercial & Residential AV, Automation & Digital Signage Industry News, Articles and Interviews combined with insight into the trends and breakthroughs with potential to affect related business & lifestyle. Since 1995 our philosophy has been to create an outlet where the industry can collaborate and report on itself.

http://www.hometoys.com


IIoT Connection

IIoT Connection delivers the latest news, trends, insights, events and research surrounding the dynamic and disruptive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) marketplace. IIoT Connection is committed to providing the most comprehensive compilation of products and services dedicated to the Industrial Internet of Things. Key verticals with associated products and services include: aerospace, chemical, cybersecurity, healthcare, oil & gas, power, and transportation.


Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly publication in print and digital format offering unique insight into all things science, tech, and business. Showcasing today’s most important thought-leaders, and the most innovative brands, this magazine gives readers looking for a balance of sizzle and substance exactly what they want. With a $9.99 cover price, each perfect bound, texture-covered issue has around 160 pages of award winning journalism, eye-catching photography and the most innovative products on the market. With topics that range from business innovations, connected tech, VR, and gaming to sustainability and STEM education, every issue keeps the reader in the know for a full three months across all sectors of innovation.   Finally, because the outdoors and tech go hand-in-hand these days, Innovation & Tech Today’s Outdoor and Adventure section highlights athletes and all of the latest gear. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there.

http://innotechtoday.com/


Inside Oil & Gas
As the world energy markets continue to expand, and as the oil and gas industry increasingly searches for new sources, Inside Oil & Gas is at hand to report on the latest technologies, acquisitions, mergers and market trends, as well as to provide in depth profiles for companies and connect them to new opportunities.
 
Our determination to work closely with all companies in the oil and gas industry helps to build strong and lasting relationships that enable us all to connect upstream and downstream markets with one voice.
http://www.insideoilandgas.com/


Israeli Smart Energy Association

The Israeli Smart Energy Association, ISEA, serves as a national platform, bringing together local and global Smart Energy players and stakeholders to share knowledge, drive initiatives, and build partnerships.

The goal of ISEA is to position Israel as one of the leading countries in the Smart Energy domain; both in terms of developing local innovative industry, as well as local adoption and deployment of Smart Energy solutions.

Through its members, supporters, and affiliations, the ISEA enables its members to interact with the most relevant local and global leaders in the space, take an active role in shaping the industry and drive economic growth.

http://www.isea.org.il


KNXtoday

KNXtoday is a trade magazine for KNX home and building control comprising an online magazine and email newsletter. KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building control, and is approved as an International Standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3) as well as an European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and Chinese Standard (GB/Z 20965). KNXtoday offers news, articles, case studies, videos and resources, an events calendar and much more. Visitors can also sign up to the free email newsletter, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

http://KNXtoday.com


Method

Method is the communications catalyst for breakthrough brands and category leaders. As our clients bring visionary ideas to market, we craft compelling narratives that captivate their audiences. Learn more at methodcommunications.com

http://www.methodcommunications.com


MyTechMag

Transforming news into insights, not only do we serve as a source of information but as the breeding ground for innovative ideas and exchange of breath-taking strategies that can make a difference in your technological understanding. We bring forth an enhanced, clever and a comprehensive platform which can assist the information seekers a filtered view of what they are searching. Our technology magazine is spearheading a revolution to provide knowledgeable articles written in simple yet lucid language that can give an insight into the latest in the world of technology.

https://www.mytechmag.com


Net Zero Energy Coalition

The Net Zero Energy Coalition (NZEC) is a member-based US non-profit. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a clean-energy built environment. Our initiatives focus on accelerating market adoption of zero energy/zero carbon buildings and communities by spearheading and coordinating collaborative initiatives among zero energy/zero carbon stakeholders.

https://netzeroenergycoalition.com


Open Connectivity Foundation
The Open Connectivity Foundation is dedicated to ensuring secure interoperability for consumers, businesses and industries by delivering a standard communications platform, a Bridging Specification, an open source implementation and a certification program allowing devices to communicate regardless of form factor, operating system, service provider, transport technology or ecosystem. The industry leading companies involved in OCF believe that secure and reliable device discovery and connectivity is a foundational component to enable IoT. The good news is that it is underway.
http://openconnectivity.org/


OpenADR Alliance

The OpenADR Alliance is open to all stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response and to help manage distributed energy resources (DER). Utilities and suppliers worldwide are using the OpenADR standard to help manage the energy consumed by IoT devices.

http://www.openadr.org


OSGP Alliance
The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems. 
 
For more information, have a look at http://www.osgp.org/en
http://www.osgp.org


Residential Tech Today
Introducing Residential Tech Today, the first-of-its-kind publication that merges the news and best practices industry leaders need to be competitive with the innovator profiles, exclusive interviews, and product reviews consumers crave. In short, our premium publication is injecting much needed energy into the smart home market.
 
The difference between Residential Tech Today and other publications in the space is our B2B and B2C hybrid focus. This gives us and our partners the opportunity to engage a broader audience of residential technology vendors, enthusiasts, and consumers. To do so, we’re providing a credible, reliable one-stop shop for independent industry news and information.
https://restechtoday.com/


TelcoProfessionals

TelcoProfessionals (TP) is an interactive, content rich, blog- and video-centric online community, and business exchange, developed exclusively for the Telecom and Media industry. We are dedicated to individuals working in the industry globally, as a place they can find and help each other get ahead. TP includes a full Telecom & Media events listing, blogs from thought leaders, and videos of the people shaping the industry’s future. TP allows you to network directly with over 110,000 like-minded unique viewers from 206 countries.

To enhance your professional profile and network for future business opportunities, or to visit our jobs portal, join us today.

http://www.telcoprofessionals.com


The Energy Industry Times

Today there is no shortage of information on power and energy. Yet in this age of information overload, most professionals still take the time to read their favorite daily newspaper. The Energy Industry Times is a newspaper-style tabloid dedicated to reporting on the industry’s key issues. At last, an easy way to follow the latest news and trends in power and energy – from a source you can trust.

https://teitimes.com/


Thread Group

Designed for consumers and devices in and around the home, Thread easily and securely connects hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the cloud using real Internet Protocols in a low-­power, wireless mesh network. The non-­profit Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things in the home, educating product developers and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread and ensuring a great user experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification. Thread is backed by industry-­leading companies including ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale Semiconductor, Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Labs and Yale Security.

http://www.threadgroup.org/


topseos.com

The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.

Since 2002, topseos has been a trusted resource for businesses looking to launch or improve internet marketing campaigns. The pathfinder service allows topseos to work directly with you to help find companies that best fit your business needs. Why waste time searching through thousands of sites with false promises? Go straight to the authority, gain insight into the industry, and work with the best.

http://www.topseos.com


Utility Dive

Utility Dive is the mobile friendly industry dashboard for energy and utility professionals. We cover smart grid tech, clean energy, regulation, generation, and much more. Utility Dive delivers the most important news, events, and industry intel in a mobile friendly format so you can focus on your job.

http://www.utilitydive.com/


Visibility Magazine

Visibility Magazine, founded in 2007, has become the guide to latest trends in internet marketing. Visibility conducts interviews with CEOs, shares opinions, reviews products, and provides a wealth of information about the movements in the industry. Additionally, Visibility will reach many fringe businesses that may have been contemplating entering or expanding their Internet marketing campaigns. Visibility is published quarterly and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, organic optimization, pay-per-click marketing, website analytics, affiliate marketing, and press release distribution. Visibility embodies high-quality content, good sense, superior taste, and the character of conscientious journalism.

http://www.visibilitymagazine.com


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