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ConnectivityWeek is a key event focused on the impact of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) on the future of sustainable energy. The event is held at the Santa Clara Convention Center - May 23-26, 2011.
NOTE: This is a common Call-For-Speakers for all ConnectivityWeek topic areas.
ConnectivityWeek is made up of a number of tracks dealing with the issues that make up the landscape of how connectivity will impact the future of energy.
ConnectivityWeek tracks cover topics within the major vertical consumer sectors including commercial buildings, home/residential, industrial and infrastructure. Additional co-located conferences address the enabling technologies and applications necessary for implementing sustainable energy systems as well as critical Smart Grid issues, including privacy, security, and consumer engagement.
It is now widely recognized that large buildings connected to the Smart Grid are a critical aspect of our future energy system providing the much needed balance of future variable supply and managed demand. With connectivity in building systems now matured, ConnectivityWeek is seeking speakers who can discuss real-world experiences to explain value proposition, business models, and specific technologies related to connected building systems.
With the installation of millions of smart meters in the U.S. and around the world, the days of home area networks are nearly upon us. From networked energy management systems to entertainment, communications and data networks, connected homes are becoming a reality. ConnectivityWeek is seeking speakers who can discuss real-world experiences to explain value proposition, business models, and specific technologies related to connected building systems.
Industrial Automation and Process Control is perhaps one of the most mature areas of real-time automation and control systems. Required for maximizing efficiency of manufacturing and processing, this area of technology has evolved into a sophisticated array of products, services, standards, and best practices. ConnectivityWeek is seeking speakers who can discuss real-world experiences to explain value proposition, business models, and specific technologies related to connected industrial automation systems, especially in the context of energy management.
With Electric Vehicles (EVs) aggressively marketed by major, niche, and newly-formed auto makers, it is very likely that EVs will become a common sight on our highways and parking lots in the coming years. ConnectivityWeek is seeking speakers who can discuss real-world experiences to explain value proposition, business models, and specific technologies related to connected building systems.
The electric grid is changing from a centrally-generated energy system that distributes to passive consuming entities into an increasingly distributed and smart system of generation, distribution, and consumption. The variability of generation, especially renewables, will mandate Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing be key value ingredients of the Smart Grid. ConnectivityWeek is seeking speakers with real-world experiences to speak to the value and business models associated with this important topic.
From smart meters, AMI, distribution automation, and the plethora of related technologies and business changes, the future of Smart Grid is unfolding right before our eyes as utilities, regulators, and technology vendors discuss key issues furthering this important subject. ConnectivityWeek is seeking speakers with expertise and experience in the realities of Smart Grid to speak at the most important conference on the subject in the heart of high-tech Silicon Valley.
The connected devices and systems that make up the Smart Grid and the future of smart devices will have two things in common: connectivity and information processing. A critical architectural component of this vision is ensuring security of this complex system from accidental or malicious breach. ConnectivityWeek is seeking perspectives on how the industry should organize itself for this subject, exploring both the risk and opportunities for players.
ICT (Information & Communications Technology)
The future of connected smart devices, from Smart Grid, smart appliances and smart personal devices to new innovative services, is essentially a future of information communication and management technologies--an extension of the pervasive ICT (Information and Communications technology) that is the Internet. ConnectivityWeek is seeking speakers that can explore the value proposition, business models, and critical technologies for this burgeoning new space.
Investment & Financial
From Smart Grid to smart devices and systems, nothing will happen without the participation of the investment and financial communities. From seed funding to much needed growth round funding as entrepreneurs grow and flourish, the involvement of the these players is critical for not only supply of funds but also for their experience in growth and exit strategies. ConnectivityWeek is looking for highly experienced speakers to discuss their perspective both from investor and entrepreneur angles.
Submission for speakers is sought in the areas identified and listed on this page. All of the areas relate to connectivity of smart grid, smart devices and smart services. A speaker may be suggested in multiple areas if relevant.
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The submission process will remain open until March 31, 2011. If the suggestion is accepted, the speaker will be notified via email by April 15, 2011.
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