The ConnectivityWeek conference taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., May 23-26, 2011, is doing something revolutionary this year: It’s turning Smart Grid around and looking at it through the eyes of energy consumers.
Mingling utilities with consumers, policymakers, technology companies, advocacy organizations, and Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs, ConnectivityWeek is creating a collaborative forum for defining the business models, value propositions, and emerging technologies — or, “killer apps” — that enable Smart Grid benefits beyond the grid.
Consumer Focus. Starting strong, the Smart Grid Consumer Symposium on May 23 will bring utilities, advocates, research organizations, and media together in an interactive forum to help solve some of the most contentious consumer issues. Other conference tracks will focus on commercial and industrial consumers.
Calling Innovators and Entrepreneurs. Much of the Smart Grid business opportunity lies on the consumer side of the meter. With participation from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Plug and Play Tech Center, and a variety of venture capitalists, the Smart Grid opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators will be woven throughout conference tracks.
Who’s Who. The speaker list says it all: ConnectivityWeek is gathering 200 speakers from the list of “who’s who in Smart Grid and Silicon Valley” under one roof. With keynotes from Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the United States of America, and Geoffrey Moore, Managing Director of The Chasm Group, ConnectivityWeek will provide 100 sessions of rich, interactive content.
Earth2Tech readers will receive a 20-percent discount when registering here.