Keynotes

Building Brands to Shift Industries: Today, Tomorrow, The Future
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 8:30 AM - 8:55 AM EDT
What does your business look like today, tomorrow, and is it ready for the future? We talk about growth in so many ways - what ...
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What does your business look like today, tomorrow, and is it ready for the future? We talk about growth in so many ways - what is growth truly about. Is it financial? Is it our people? Is it our purpose? How do we drive more sales through the door today? Or should we think about growth for tomorrow now more than ever before? Is real growth today about increasing margins tomorrow? Do I have a bigger plan for what my future looks like? True growth impacts everyone and everything in your ecosystem and with real impact comes real change. Building your brand can enable you to develop a true system for growth.Join Linzi Boyd, world renowned speaker on building your brand, to hear her thoughts and ideas for: How to navigate the 3 phases of the recession; Shock, Recovery, and Build How to optimize the trends for today, tomorrow, and the future.Linzi Boyd Linzi Boyd
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Economic, Societal, and Consumer Trends for a 21st Century Mindset: In Conversation with Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM EDT
Join us for our second, joint keynote session with Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw, where the discussion will focus on the three ...
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Join us for our second, joint keynote session with Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw, where the discussion will focus on the three top trend lines happening today.  Looking specifically at societal, economic, and consumer trends, how can we parlay current knowledge of all three into success for you and for your business.  Join Linzi and Darren to hear key thoughts and takeaways regarding:The move away from B2B and B2C to B2PHow to move the business from sales-led to brand-ledConnectivity of people brands and business brands, combinedLet’s think together about how to overlay the trends in society to move yourself and your business into a successful future. Adopting a 21st century mindset, particularly with where the world is right now, could be the difference between business success vs. business stagnation.Linzi BoydDarren Shirlaw
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State of the Industry: Planning & Budgeting for COVID-19 Effects in 2021
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the custom electronics industry, but specifically how… and what is ...
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The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the custom electronics industry, but specifically how… and what is next? In this keynote panel discussion, industry veterans will discuss the challenges of increasing customer expectations, the effects of PPE on labor efficiency, supply chain, and the changing product landscape specifically caused by the virus, including home networks, home offices, wellness, and home theater. This session is a must for integrators as they budget for 2021. Jason Knott, ModeratorChief Content Officer, CE Pro / Commercial Integrator / Security Sales & Integration / Campus SafetyJason Knott is chief content officer for Emerald Expositions’ electronics brands: CE Pro, Security Sales & Integration, Commercial Integrator, Campus Safety, and MyTechDecisions. He has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He has served as editor-in-chief of CE Pro since 2000...Read MoreHagai FeinerCEO & Founder, Access NetworksHagai Feiner, CEO & Founder of Access Networks, is a technology evangelist and forward-thinking entrepreneur. His love of technology began at a young age while taking apart his friend’s Commodore 64 and was fostered through his experience in the Israeli Air Force as an F16 technician. After...Read MoreBill LaceyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, GE Lighting, a Savant companyBill became the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting, a Savant company after Savant Systems, Inc. acquired GE Lighting from General Electric Company (GE) on July 1, 2020. As President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting, he reshaped and focused the business, while leading the...Read MoreJC MurphyPresident, SavantJC Murphy is the President of Savant, where he oversees sales and strategy for the Savant Pro business line. Before joining Savant, Mr. Murphy was the CEO of Cedarpoint Communications, an innovative provider of VOIP solutions. Under Mr. Murphy's leadership, Cedarpoint doubled its position...Read More
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Industry Outlook: Buying Groups Weigh In on Challenges & Opportunities
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM EDT
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, most custom integration companies are experiencing high demand for their services. At the same ...
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Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, most custom integration companies are experiencing high demand for their services. At the same time, they face new onsite safety procedures and local government restrictions, supply chain problems, and a clientele that has become increasingly more demanding and impatient. CE Pro sat down with the leading buying groups to discuss these threats and opportunities. In this freewheeling keynote discussion, attendees will hear valuable takeaway advice for these respected industry veterans. Jason Knott, Moderator Chief Content Officer, CE Pro / Commercial Integrator / Security Sales & Integration / Campus Safety Jason Knott is chief content officer for Emerald Expositions’ electronics brands: CE Pro, Security Sales & Integration, Commercial Integrator, Campus Safety, and MyTechDecisions. He has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He has served as editor-in-chief of CE Pro since 2000...Read More Hank Alexander Director, Home Technology Specialist Network/Nationwide Marketing Group Hank Alexander serves as Director of Home Technology Specialists Nationwide (HTSN) managing marketing strategies and merchandising for the 270+ member custom installation dealers. His 25+ year consumer electronics background includes retail experience with Vann’s in Montana as well as with several custom installation integrators and retailers. Hank also has an extensive background in the vendor community working with Niles Audio, Creston, Claire Controls and Elan. With his extensive experience in consumer electronics and the custom retail channel Hank works to support the Independent Retailer in the ever challenging CI/CE market place. Richard Glikes President, Azione Unlimited While working on his Masters at Villanova University, a friend offered Richard Glikes a sales position at Franklin Music in the early 1970s. That job would lead to a 45-year career in the CE industry including Glikes’ current role as President & Owner of Azione Unlimited, the industry’s leading buying group...Read More Jon Robbins Executive Director, Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA)Since December 2015, Jon Robbins has served as Executive Director of the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). In this role, Robbins works with the consortium’s Board of Directors to craft the annual strategic business plan that continues to propel the organization forward - leading it and the...Read More Dave Workman CEO and President, ProSource David Workman is currently the CEO and President of ProSource, the CE industry’s largest electronics focused buying group.
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