|[May 07, 2013]
Digital Home World Summit to Energise the Smart Home Ecosystem
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
As Smart Home services rapidly evolve and increasing focus is placed on
rising energy costs, consumption and conservation, the industry is
undoubtedly poised for further growth. This represents an attractive
opportunity for telecom operators and utility companies to expand their
services and revenue streams, which will be addressed at this year's
Digital Home World Summit, taking place 18-19 June in London.
Home control can be tracked back to the 1980s; however, despite the
continuous development of Smart technologies for Smart Homes, there is
still a huge growth opportunity within the industry. It has been
forecast that the number of installed households with HEMS (Home Energy
Management Systems) will grow to more than 40 million in 20201,
highlighting the enormous potential for operators and energy companies.
Jean-Paul Krivine, Project Director of Smart Energy - Smart Home at
French energy supplier, EDF, who is speaking at the event, says:
"Helping to create energy-efficient Smart Homes, where the energy bill
is controlled, is an obligation and commitment for energy companies. By
becoming smart, the house will also be able to deliver energy flexibly
to the power system. The Smart Home is an opportunity for utilities to
reinforce trust and confidence and to consolidate an improved and
sustainable relationship with their customers."
Focussing on the energy sector, the fourth annual Digital Home World
Summit holds more relevance than ever for those in the HEMS ecosystem.
This is echoed by the content of the event programme which also includes
a presentation from Vince Maret, Director, E-Lab at Bouygues Telecom,
who will explore converging energy, Smart Grids and telecoms. His
session will assess the Smart Home opportunity for energy companies and
the prerequisites for achieving profitability, while highlighting the
importance of partnerships, collaborations, eco-systemsand
The conference will include a focus on standardisation, which plays a
crucial role in the evolution and adoption of energy management systems.
Standardisation promotes best practices and provides the tools to design
sound policies, optimise installations and systems and improve energy
"The past two decades, and particularly the past five years, have
changed consumer expectation of technology services and products. The
combination of continuous internet access, and smart phones with
effective user interface and app-store, means that people expect a
similar style user interface, downloadable functions and extensibility
when dealing with home services like energy, security and health. HGI (News - Alert) is
working with broadband service providers, manufacturers and chip vendors
to develop software and hardware architectures to make this a reality
and we'll be discussing the latest findings at the conference," says
Ruth Wilson, Member of Board of Directors, HGI, who will discuss the
value of standards in the connected home as part of the agenda.
The conference and exhibition will take place at the Hilton Paddington
in London on 18-19 June. To view the full event programme and register
for Digital Home World Summit, please visit http://www.digitalhomeworldsummit.com/.
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About Digital Home World Summit
Connected home services have seen an influx of support by the pay TV
industry and unlikely partnerships have been established across a
variety of vertical sectors such as energy, healthcare, education and vehicles.
Now in its fourth year Digital Home World Summit brings
together thought-leaders to present and discuss new user interface and
content discovery ideas, plus innovative new platforms and solutions
relating to this fast-moving industry. For more information, please go
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1 Source (News - Alert): Pike Research, Home Energy Management report, 2012
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