Dada will be speaking on a panel regarding issues critical to “connected” home appliances and systems. SmartLabs’ award-winning home area network technology, INSTEON, has also been named as an event sponsor.
Dada founded SmartLabs in 1992 as a bootstrap startup. Shortly thereafter he launched Smarthome.com, becoming one of the world’s first ecommerce companies. During the late 1990’s, he acquired two product engineering firms, formed SmartLabs Design, and began designing and manufacturing proprietary remote control lighting and related products. Between 2000 and 2005, he led the development of INSTEON, a dual-mesh (RF plus Powerline) networking technology which is now the best selling home area networking technology. Currently in use in millions of homes today, INSTEON has also emerged as a source for energy management, demand response and load-shedding in Smart Grid trials with four of the top 10 utilities in the United States. Dada holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.
“I’m excited to be participating at the Smart Energy Summit, both as an individual and as a part of our INSTEON Smart Grid initiative,” commented Dada. “The Smart Grid industry is developing rapidly and events such as this help bring like-minded individuals and companies closer together to work towards a common goal, which is optimizing our nation’s energy usage, moving us towards energy independence and minimizing our carbon footprint.”
The Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, hosted by Parks Associates in association with Austin Energy, is the premier conference studying the market for residential energy management and Smart Grid technologies. The agenda for the Smart Energy Summit is engaging the consumer focus on the roadmap for the emerging, in-home energy management technology market, offering consumer and industry research and strategic insight.
Andres Carvallo, CIO of Austin Energy, and George W. Arnold, of the U.S. Department of Commerce, will each be giving keynote addresses. The event will also feature presentations and informational displays from various Smart Grid team leaders and executives from utilities, infrastructure providers and in-home service and equipment vendors.
About SmartLabs, Inc.
Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is an integrated technology company in the home area networking (HAN) and home automation markets. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless HAN technology; SmartLabs Design, which designs and develops Smarthome products; and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own, as well as, third-party products to consumers via its award-winning website - Smarthome.com, through their direct mail catalog and via their brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.
INSTEON (insteon.net) is a proven, award-winning home area networking (HAN) technology that is currently in trials with four of the top 10 U.S. utilities, serving over 10 million customers. INSTEON has been used in homes since 2005 and has a record of over 28 billion successful messages. Its unique dual-band (radio frequency and powerline), mesh, wireless network makes it ultra-reliable. Its innovative simulcast design allows it to be the most cost-effective HAN available. INSTEON enables energy management, demand response, scheduled load-shedding, real-time email reporting and alerts, daylight harvesting and automated control or response. With over 100 INSTEON products selling in the marketplace – all of which are completely backwards and forwards compatible - INSTEON is the proven HAN solution.
About Smart Energy Summit
Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, hosted by Parks Associates in cooperation with Austin Energy, is the premier conference studying the market for residential energy management enabled by Smart Grid technologies. The event, January 25-27, 2010, in Austin, Tex., features a unique combination of market research, featuring results from Parks Associates' landmark Residential Energy Management service, and real-world expertise derived from Austin Energy's Smart Grid, the largest working Smart Grid in the U.S.
About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups.