The Home Energy Operating System: Open vs. Closed Systems
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Location: Industry Trends, Booth #157, Level 2, Venetian Expo Hall
The way people consume, produce, and monitor energy is rapidly changing. The vision for this electrification evolution is one that is connected, transparent, and accessible. Yet with so much innovation taking place across cleantech – from products, companies, and business models – how do we then ensure that the system and architecture we build support such a vision? This panel will discuss a common question many other industries and brands (Apple vs. Google, VHS vs. Betamax) have faced: open-source versus closed ecosystems/architecture. Is an open-source or a closed system better for business? Which better serves the consumer? Is it one or the other, or is there a case to be made for a mixed approach? As we’ve seen over many decades, the answers to these questions and the systems organizations choose to implement will influence how prepared they are for challenges and change.