Key topics include:
- Overview of the Iberian market. Projects on the integration of smart metering and challenges that they face. Focus on engaging consumers, creating business models, creating tariff segments, legal issues, data protection and security.
- Update on the rollout of new generation smart meters in Italy. Focus on standardisation and advancing business models. The Nordic update will focus on consumer engagement.
- Developments in the Dutch, British and German market for smart thermostats, incl. multizonal heating control systems. A look at energy monitoring, smart plugs and remote diagnostics as good add-ons to smart thermostats.
- The race for the smart home has started. A lot of the large tech companies are investing in entertainment IoT. Google, Amazon and Samsung being very present in this sphere. In the automotive industry there are successful crossover projects with the smart home ecosystem.