Peter Laird is the Platform Architect for Tendril. Tendril offers a hosted platform to manage connected devices for residential applications. The Tendril Connect platform operates in a data center, and communicates with each home to enable device provisioning, remote device operations, and remote device data capture. Currently, this platform is the leading solution for energy utilities deploying in-home devices in support of Smart Grid initiatives. Beyond the utility market, the Tendril Connect platform has been adopted by vendors such as Whirlpool, which selected Tendril Connect for its smart appliance initiative.