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SmartLabs' CEO Joe Dada to Speak at Smart Homes 2011

Home Control Visionary Joins Astute Panel  

 

September 29, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon CEO Joe Dada will be a session speaker at Smart Homes 2011, speaking on the panel "How Can We Build a Logical Standards Solution to Make the Market Move Forward." The event takes place October 4-6, 2011 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dada's panel will take place on October 6.

Smart Homes 2011 is a three-day event focused on insights into smart home deployment, with an emphasis on driving return on investment (ROI) and ensuring the commercial rational for smart homes is realized. The event is attended by executives from the top European utilities, telecom providers, and appliance manufacturers, as well as the world's leading smart home solutions providers.

Joining Dada in the panel will be Ricco Winther, Director of Sales, Z-Wave Europe; Bob Heile, Chairman, Zigbee Alliance, USA; Steve Leussink, System Architect, Ultra Low Energy (ULE), Dialog Semiconductor, The Netherlands; and Steven De Bruyne, System Manager, KNX Association, Belgium.

"I'm very excited to speak as part of the panel regarding standards," commented Dada. "Our vision is simple - the best standards decision makers are consumers. Too often decision makers are swayed by an idea or a slick presentation, rather than a proven track record with results. Identifying the right standards can certainly propel the idea of smart homes forward."

Dada founded SmartLabs in 1992 as a 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. Dada is currently on the University of California, Irvine Extension's Sustainable Buildings: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy advisory board, assisting in the direction and development of the curriculum, marketing and partnership opportunities. Dada holds a bachelor's degree with honors in engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


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SmartLabs' CEO Joe Dada to Speak at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

December 9, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. -  SmartLabs, Inc. CEO Joe Dada will be a panel speaker at the inaugural Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, January 26, 2010 in Austin, TX. 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. 

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).

About Smarthome™ 
Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 13,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning Insteon technology. Smarthome sells online through its award-winning website at Smarthome.com, its direct mail catalog, its partners - such as Amazon, New Egg, Crutchfield and Tiger Direct, and its brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

 

Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com