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Dr. Wacks has been a pioneer in establishing the home systems industry and a management advisor to more than 150 clients worldwide. His business includes home and building systems, energy management services, and digital entertainment networks (including HDTV and IPTV). 


Corporate managers depend on Dr. Wacks to identify business opportunities in emerging markets with clear and practical advice relevant for product development and market positioning.  Dr. Wacks serves companies of all sizes from startups to the Fortune 500. His worldview, insights, and expertise are valued by executives for enabling competent decisions on complex technology issues.  Clients seek his help to locate strategic business partners, acquisitions, financing, and new customers.  He also provides due-diligence for investors and expert witness services for litigants, including patent cases.

Dr. Wacks is a founding member of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) where he chairs the Home/Building/Industry-to-Grid committee.  He has worked with the United States Department of Energy GridWise Architecture Council to develop smart grid strategies for reliable and efficient distribution of electricity while accommodating distributed energy resources such as wind, solar, and storage.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) chose Dr. Wacks to chair the international committee (ISO/IEC) establishing world standards for home and building automation.  The 40 member nations of ISO/IEC have re-elected him chair every three years. In addition, he has written American National Standards in home automation and networked home appliances.

Dr. Wacks is a frequent speaker and panel session organizer at industry conferences. He has written and delivered more than 250 papers and presentations, and has been granted patents in home systems..

Dr. Wacks chairs the Editorial Advisory Board of the CABA magazine iHomes & Buildings (available at and is a featured contributor under the byline "Ken Wacks' Perspectives."  He was honored with the inaugural CABA Volunteer of the Year Award.  Dr. Wacks authored the book Home Automation and Utility Customer Services, distributed by Aspen Publishers.

Dr. Wacks draws upon his business experience as an entrepreneur (founded a venture-backed startup) and a corporate manager of engineering and software teams. He received his Ph.D. from MIT as a Hertz fellow and studied at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Member of:

Gridwise Architecture Council
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Consumer Technology Association    


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HKN Electrical and Computer engineering Honor Society
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Volunteered services to:

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ANSI logo
ISO logo
IEC logo            
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CENELEC Smart House logo                       
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Climatetalk Alliance


Contest judge for:

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