Get smart on the future of energy

16th Aug 2017


Interconnectivity is at the heart of modern life, with households increasingly buying ‘smart’ technologies to make their lives easier and their homes more efficient. Last year 5.2 million Amazon Echoes were sold worldwide and it is predicted that there will be 24 billion IoT (internet of things) devices on Earth by 2020. Clearly, connected homes are shaping the future of the energy sector and this will be the focus of a key note speech from Lionel Guicherd-Callin, Head of Product Management in Europe for Nest, at an event held by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) in Coventry next month.

The EUA’s Smart Connected Homes and Building event, sponsored by EDMI, on the 14th September will explore the key trends and opportunities that are associated with technological change, providing key players from across the industry the opportunity to gather for a day packed full of networking and critical insights.

In addition to the presentation from Nest, other highlights of the event include:

- Gain insight from EY into ‘Making a connected home a reality’, exploring how to ensure products and ideas appeal not just to digital devotees but also functional households. By recognising that the majority of consumers still have some way to go in terms of buying into the smart home, this presentation will focus on shifting public attitudes and exploring how, despite this disconnect, there are a number of opportunities for organisations looking to capitalise on the smart home revolution.

- Explore some of the risks involved with the Internet of Things. A presentation by Pen Test Partners will show how they have discovered some of the potential flaws and offer advice as to how manufacturers can easily fix these issues.

-  Hear speakers from The Association of the European Heating Industry and Welsh Government, amongst others, share the latest thinking on interconnectivity and the energy sector.

Take advantage of a day of networking and insights, allowing you to build relationships you will need to navigate the future of energy.

Find out and more and book your place here.