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. 


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.


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