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Aaron Cowden
CEO & Founder, Fusion Audio + Video Aaron Cowden started Fusion Audio + Video at 23 during his senior year in college along with two of his best friends. Their office for the first year was a small empty ...
Fusion Audio + Video
CEO & Founder, Fusion Audio + Video Aaron Cowden started Fusion Audio + Video at 23 during his senior year in college along with two of his best friends. Their office for the first year was a small empty room in his home. While building a business by day and going to college at night he graduated from USC Upstate with a degree in Computer Science. The need for keeping technology up to date, fresh and fun for clients was only part of the plan. The Fusion team’s ultimate mission was and continues to be: Creating life-long customers by providing them with innovative technology and exceptional service. Aaron has played a large role in the company wearing many hats. Not only does he have a sales role but participates in operations, marketing, vendor relations, community fund raising and technology research. He also participates in big picture planning for three sister companies: Fusion Managed IT, Fusion Commercial AV and Orange Bees Software. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, his wife Michelle and two precious little girls, also playing golf and snowboarding when time permits. As the company expands its residential and commercial departments, so do the ideas, staff and continued determination to keep clients as the #1 priority and continued source for referrals. I worked in the IT industry through college before teaming up with Daniel Adair, to start Fusion in 2003. Over the past 5 years we've split off our service & commercial into separate divisions and have seen tremendous growth in both. Exploring ResiMercial Opportunities: Wed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Adan Cadena
Adán Cadena es ingeniero en control y automatización egresado de la ESIME Zacatenco del IPN, con especialidad en sistemas embebidos para control avanzado. Ha trabajado en la industria de lo audiovisual y de automatización ...
Adan Cadena, networking
Adán Cadena es ingeniero en control y automatización egresado de la ESIME Zacatenco del IPN, con especialidad en sistemas embebidos para control avanzado. Ha trabajado en la industria de lo audiovisual y de automatización desde 2014 como soporte técnico a marcas como Crestron, Integra, Biamp y Shure, entre otras. Cuenta con certificación RAVT -Técnico audiovisual certificado, White Beld of Six Sigma, y Electronic Systems Certified (ESC) por CEDIA. Especializado en entrenamientos para audio comercial, home cinema, salas de colaboración y sistemas de automatización. Actualmente se desempeña como Desarrollador de Marca en Representaciones de audio.Audio Set-Up y Calibration - Segunda ParteWed, Sep 16th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDTCybersecurity para TécnicosTue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
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Alex Capecelatro
Alex Capecelatro is the founder and CEO of Josh.ai, a voice-controlled home automation system with a focus on artificial intelligence. Josh.ai utilizes a proprietary natural language understanding (NLU) engine with ...
Alex Capecelatro, Client Experience
Alex Capecelatro is the founder and CEO of Josh.ai, a voice-controlled home automation system with a focus on artificial intelligence. Josh.ai utilizes a proprietary natural language understanding (NLU) engine with state-of-the-art home control integrations for a powerful smart home experience. Alex started his career as a research scientist for NASA, the Naval Research Lab, and later Sandia National Laboratory. He then ventured into consumer technology first with electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive, then through founding two social software products “At The Pool” and “Yeti” with members in more than 120 countries. Alex’s focus is at the intersection of elegant design, cutting-edge software, and purposeful hardware to offer transformational experiences. Alex received his engineering degree from UCLA and currently splits his time between LA and Denver.Integrating Custom Voice Control for the Whole HomeTue, Sep 15th, 20205:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDTSuccess With Virtual AssistantsWed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDT
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Amanda Wildman
Amanda is a current CEDIA Board Member and recent ESC business owner. She's an integrator with a passion to educate others on how technology can be fun and enhance their lives. She wears many hats within her firm as ...
Amanda Wildman
Amanda is a current CEDIA Board Member and recent ESC business owner.  She's an integrator with a passion to educate others on how technology can be fun and enhance their lives.  She wears many hats within her firm as owner, designer, programmer, marketer and her personal favorite...technician in the field.  She has volunteered with CEDIA in many capacities and has served on the Business Working Group (BWG) , the Workforce Development Working Group (WDWG), the Designation Task Force, the Industry Naming Task Force, the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) where she served as Chair, the Certification Commission and most recently as a member of the Board of Directors.Find, Hire, and Keep Your Next RockstarTue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
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Andre Floyd
Andre Floyd is currently Director of Technical Marketing at Kaleidescape, Inc., with responsibility for dealer education and control system interface relationships. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Andre was with Sony and ...
Andre Floyd, Sales/Customer Relations
Andre Floyd is currently Director of Technical Marketing at Kaleidescape, Inc., with responsibility for dealer education and control system interface relationships. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Andre was with Sony and worked on a wide range of products for a wide range of professional markets, as well as residential. He strives to help people have a true cinematic experience in their homes.Stop Selling Boxes, Start Curating Experiences: Creating Profitable Business Growth by Bringing Connoisseur Experiences to High Net Worth Clients
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Sergio Gaitan
Sergio ingresó a la industria en 1990 como parte del equipo de ventas de una de las empresas de integración de sistemas AV más importantes de México, adquirió experiencia y conocimiento. Trabajó para el principal fabricante ...
Sergio Gaitan
Sergio ingresó a la industria en 1990 como parte del equipo de ventas de una de las empresas de integración de sistemas AV más importantes de México, adquirió experiencia y conocimiento. Trabajó para el principal fabricante de equipos de video y más tarde para un fabricante líder de sistemas de control. Se incorporó al Grupo Multimedia en 2010. Actualmente es Director de Aprendizaje de Gme Electronics (Corporativo Multimedia).Le encanta el whisky y una agradable charla sobre tecnología desde la perspectiva del usuario final.Experto en 4KTue, Sep 15th, 20205:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDT
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Andy Hamm
Andy is the Vice President of Design, overseeing the brand, software user experience and industrial design at Savant. Andy started at Savant in 2012 as Creative Director, charged with architecting Savant’s contemporary apps. ...
Andy Hamm, System Designer
Andy is the Vice President of Design, overseeing the brand, software user experience and industrial design at Savant. Andy started at Savant in 2012 as Creative Director, charged with architecting Savant’s contemporary apps. In late 2014 he took a two year hiatus to work on his own practice with projects ranging from a tech startup that developed an automated beverage system, to consultation for several Fortune 100 clients. Andy returned to undertake the role of Design VP at Savant in the fall of 2016. Prior to his work at Savant, Andy has been active in the vibrant Boston tech startup and agency communities for almost 20 years, and has been heavily involved with artist and maker groups, occasionally speaking about the future of mobile design in the IOT space. As a tireless advocate of making usable and beautiful things, Andy ensures that Savant delivers on the promise of a truly luxury brand and user experience. Andy is a maker, sculptor, painter, musician, father and husband. He attempts to bring passion to all of these roles and is rarely bored. User Experience Panel: Grace in DesignTue, Sep 15th, 20201:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
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Anne Kustner Haser IES, IALD, LEED AP
President, AKLD Lighting Design, Ltd. With Fine Art and Interior Design degrees, Anne Kustner Haser combines the aesthetics with the technical from her years at a consulting engineering firm. In 1994 Anne ...
lighting design, Ltd.
President, AKLD Lighting Design, Ltd. With Fine Art and Interior Design degrees, Anne Kustner Haser combines the aesthetics with the technical from her years at a consulting engineering firm.In 1994 Anne founded Anne Kustner Lighting Design, Ltd. (AKLD). AKLD has successfully designed more than 500 architectural lighting design and lighting control system projects in a wide range of applications and environments internationally. Completed projects include high-end residential, retail, galleries, restaurants, corporate offices, houses of worship, libraries, municipal projects, schools, and exterior facade and landmark lighting.Anne Kustner Haser is Lighting Certified (LC) through the National Committee for the Qualification of Lighting Professionals (NCQLP). She is a member of Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) previously serving as a board member for more than 14 years, and she is Technically Certified by the IES having passed the TKE examination. As an associate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Anne strongly believes in developing the future of the lighting industry. She has taught lighting design at the college level, and currently teaches lighting courses for the IES and presents a variety of AIA/CES accredited programs on lighting design. Integrators and Professional Lighting Designers: Successful Project Collaborations:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Anthony Antolino
Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Delos Tony leads all global marketing and commercialization efforts across the company as well as P&L responsibility for the global ...
Delos
Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Delos Tony leads all global marketing and commercialization efforts across the company as well as P&L responsibility for the global residential business. His wide-ranging resume over the years includes successfully developing new market categories, and senior leadership roles as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at EyeLock, a leader in identity authentication and cyber security technology solutions, where he significantly influenced consumer market development for iris identity authentication technology and helped establish the company as the global market leader. He also served as SVP of Strategy and Marketing at DMC Worldwide where he led business transformation of the 60 year old company, creating, and leading multiple high-value businesses including private equity firm DMC Capital Funding and Copia, a social media platform named one of the most transformative media companies in the world in its founding year. A firm believer in paying it forward, Tony has proudly served as a mentor to the global Techstars start-up technology accelerator. Wellness Solutions for the New Normal featuring DELOS:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Anthony Grimani
Ask the Expert: Audio and Acoustics Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
anthony grimani
Ask the Expert: Audio and AcousticsTue, Sep 15th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Arlen Schweiger
Executive Editor, CE Pro Arlen Schweiger is executive editor of CE Pro and former managing editor of sister publications Commercial Integrator and Security Sales & Integration. Arlen has been ...
CE Pro
Executive Editor, CE Pro Arlen Schweiger is executive editor of CE Pro and former managing editor of sister publications Commercial Integrator and Security Sales & Integration. Arlen has been covering the custom electronics industry since 2006 and contributes installation features, business profiles, manufacturer news and product reviews The Great Outdoors: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Bill Darcy
CEO, NKBA NKBA Brave New Business: Connected Living: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 2:00 ...
NKBA
CEO, NKBA NKBA Brave New Business: Connected Living: Thu, Sep 17th, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
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Bill Lacey
President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Lighting, a Savant company Bill became the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting, a Savant company after Savant Systems, Inc. acquired GE ...
GE Lighting
President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Lighting, a Savant company Bill 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 company’s growth in LED and smart home innovation. Bill led the experienced GE Lighting team into new commercial partnerships, oversaw the launch of industry-first, award-winning products and helped build a customer-centric, transparent and fun culture. Bill is a 28-year GE veteran, beginning his career with GE Appliances in 1992 where he held various Finance roles across the business before moving to the Corporate Audit Staff in 1995, ultimately serving as Executive Audit Manager. In 2000, he was named Global FP&A manager for GE Lighting, and from this role, joined GE’s Wind business in Amsterdam, Holland as the Manager of Finance. He later served as Global Commercial Finance Manager for GE Energy and as CFO of GE Healthcare’s Medical Diagnostics business. Bill rejoined GE Lighting in 2011 as CFO and was promoted to Company Officer in 2014 before assuming the role of GE Lighting’s President and CEO. Bill is a board member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, University Hospitals, the United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He lives in Cleveland with his wife and two children. State of the Industry Post-COVID-19: Trends & Challenges:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Brad Baldwin
Brad Baldwin’s entire career has been in product roles at tech companies defining and delivering products that customers love to use. Brad is currently the Director of User Experience at Control4 and has worked on every part of ...
brad baldwin
Brad Baldwin’s entire career has been in product roles at tech companies defining and delivering products that customers love to use. Brad is currently the Director of User Experience at Control4 and has worked on every part of the smart home user experience for installers and end customers. His most recent effort was the award-winning Control4 Smart Home OS 3, with a product-wide visual update that gave customers more control over their experience. Prior to Control4, Brad was at Logitech working on consumer-focused technology for video security solutions where he delivered Logitech’s first mobile apps. When he’s not working on technology, Brad can be found working on his short game in the never-ending quest to get “good” at golf. User Experience Panel: Grace in DesignTue, Sep 15th, 20201:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
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Brad Montgomery
Creative Director, TYM Homes Brad is award-winning visual artist who enjoys making brands look their best. Experienced in design, photography, live event production, and film, he uses these mediums to “dress brands ...
TYM Homes
Creative Director, TYM Homes Brad is award-winning visual artist who enjoys making brands look their best. Experienced in design, photography, live event production, and film, he uses these mediums to “dress brands for the job they want”. In 2013 he joined his brother’s company, Tym, as their Creative Director and now serves as the cinema designer for their international Home Theater Design service. Brad loves being an Uncle and resides in Salt Lake City. Also, as an amateur baker, he’s determined to make the hashtag #AVbaking become a thing. Loop into Wellness: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
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Brad Russell
Director of Connected Home, Parks Associates Brad leads Parks Associates’ connected home team, exploring leading-edge issues converging in the connected home—smart home devices and services, ...
Parks Associates
Director of Connected Home, Parks Associates Brad leads Parks Associates’ connected home team, exploring leading-edge issues converging in the connected home—smart home devices and services, residential security, home networking, IoT data privacy and security, data-driven applications, and platform services. Brad’s custom research work includes market sizing and forecasts, ecosystem and competitive landscapes, channel analyses, and go-to-market strategies.. Brad balances the art and science of market research to generate insights that lead to more astute business strategy and value-generating practices. He has a background in marketing communications, technology startups, and online media. Brad received his Bachelor of Science degree in advertising and marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a M.Div. and a D.Min. with concentrations in ethics and cross-cultural collaboration. Securing the Future Home: Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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Brett Bjorkquist
Brett got his industry start back in 2001 at Good Guys where he honed his install skills while improving sales and profitability in the stores he ran. He was then recruited to the manufacturing side, while also starting his own ...
Brett Bjorkquist, Sales & Marketing
Brett got his industry start back in 2001 at Good Guys where he honed his install skills while improving sales and profitability in the stores he ran. He was then recruited to the manufacturing side, while also starting his own integration company for select clients. Brett has CEDIA, ISF, and HAA industry certifications, as well as his PMP, SCRUM, and SCPM on the project management side; providing him with an industry expertise in sales and marketing, as well as project and process management. Brett has held senior management roles with top CE and CI companies including Good Guys, Monster, Voxx Electronics, Logitech, Bowers & Wilkins, and most recently accepted a new position with Kaleidescape. There he will develop online training, webinars, and other educational material to help drive sales and support the dealer community. Ask the Expert: Using Social Media and Digital Marketing to Grow Your BusinessTue, Sep 15th, 20202:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT Ask the Expert: The Importance of Adding Process to Your Growing BusinessWed, Sep 16th, 20201:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT Stop Selling Boxes, Start Curating Experiences: Creating Profitable Business Growth by Bringing Connoisseur Experiences to High Net Worth Clients
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Bruce Reed
Bruce Reed was raised in Florida, where he received a degree in Music Production and Audio Engineering. After designing and installing electronics systems across the sunshine state, he moved to New York City and started ...
bruce reed, Business Owner
Bruce Reed was raised in Florida, where he received a degree in Music Production and Audio Engineering. After designing and installing electronics systems across the sunshine state, he moved to New York City and started with Cloud9 Smart in March of 2010.Working Remote: Tools and Best Practices for Decentralizing Your WorkforceTue, Sep 15th, 20208:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
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Cameron Lippert
Sage Water Smart Water: Healthy Water in the Smart home:  Thur, Sep 17th, ...
Sage Water
Sage Water Smart Water: Healthy Water in the Smart home: Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith is a veteran of the A/V industry with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, engineering, and operations. A co-founder of TechLogix, Mr. Smith is personally focused on fiber optic technology from cabling ...
cameron smith, Infrastructure
Cameron Smith is a veteran of the A/V industry with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, engineering, and operations. A co-founder of TechLogix, Mr. Smith is personally focused on fiber optic technology from cabling to electronics.Fiber System Testing & TroubleshootingFiber Optic Workshop: Understanding High Bandwidth InfrastructureFiber For Builders: Upselling Optics into Builder ProjectsTue, Sep 15th, 20208:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
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Carol Campbell
Founder, Women in Consumer Technology For more than 25 years Carol Campbell has been a driving force in the consumer electronics industry. A well recognized and respected expert in advancing the ...
Women in Consumer Technology
Founder, Women in Consumer Technology For more than 25 years Carol Campbell has been a driving force in the consumer electronics industry. A well recognized and respected expert in advancing the art of home theater interiors and marketing technical products and luxury goods to women, Ms. Campbell utilizes her considerable experience and industry expertise as the Managing Director, Technology Insider Group, publishers of The Insider e-Newsletter and as Publisher/Partner of Technology Designer and TechnologyDesigner.com. She is also the co-founder of the Elf Foundation that builds “Rooms of Magic” in Children’s Hospitals and the founder of Women in Consumer Technology. Women in Consumer Technology 12th Annual (Virtual) CEDIA EXPO Luncheon:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM EDT
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Chris Heaton
Chris Heaton serves as Vice President of Advocacy & Public Affairs for the Electronic Security Association. Chris has been involved in advocacy for over 30 years as a volunteer or staff leader in local, statewide and ...
chris heaton
Chris Heaton serves as Vice President of Advocacy & Public Affairs for the Electronic Security Association. Chris has been involved in advocacy for over 30 years as a volunteer or staff leader in local, statewide and national organizations. Prior to joining ESA in 2012, Chris served as executive director of the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), the largest organization representing peace officers in Texas with over 17,000 members. He served on several task forces and commissions, including Governor Rick Perry’s Anti-Crime Commission from 2001-2002. He worked as a passionate advocate for his profession in the Texas Legislature and regulatory agencies for many years. Prior to his role at TMPA, Chris enjoyed a 20-year career in law enforcement where he worked in patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics and support services as an officer and supervisor. He received Meritorious Service Award and a Medal of Valor during his career with the Plano Police Department. Chris holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas and a certificate in nonprofit management from the Institute for Organization Management with the US Chamber of Commerce.Government Affairs Panel: A Discussion on Legislation's Impact on the Residential Technology IndustryWed, Sep 16th, 20208:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
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Christian Vives
Chief Operating Officer, A.B.E. Networks Christian Vives is the Chief Operating Officer of A.B.E. Networks, a leading Technology Integration Firm in the Washington DC Metro area. In managing the day-to-day ...
A.B.E. Networks
Chief Operating Officer, A.B.E. Networks Christian Vives is the Chief Operating Officer of A.B.E. Networks, a leading TechnologyIntegration Firm in the Washington DC Metro area. In managing the day-to-day operations Vivesemphasizes process efficiencies and sustainable scaling. A.B.E. focuses on the design andimplementation of Technology systems that blend seamlessly into the decor of their spaces.Having been in the industry for over 25 years he has spent time in every aspect of it and hasremained at the forefront of advancements throughout. Vives holds a B.S. and M.S. inEngineering from Widener University. Central to his philosophy on business and technology isautomation, the least number of actions to the greatest effect. Why System Integrators Should Partner with Home Design / Construction / Medical Professionals, with Living in Place Institute:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Christina Stroh
Christina's career highlights include increasing company revenue by 710% in a year and increasing company sales 4 years running. She has over eleven years with impressive success in management and operations, running ...
Business Owner, christina stroh
Christina's career highlights include increasing company revenue by 710% in a year and increasing company sales 4 years running.  She has over eleven years with impressive success in management and operations, running company-wide operational functions and leading large scale projects.  Christina has a Bachelors in Business Management from Liberty University.  She currently is a part owner of StroTek, Smart Elf Creations, CJ Medical and The Butcher The Baker The Cheese Board Maker.  She is also a co-founder of the non-profit Camp Horizon.  She has worked for family, had family work for her and is co-owners with her husband (StroTek) and mother (CJ Medical).Working With Family - Building a Business Without Destroying Your Relationship
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Chuck Wilson
Chuck Wilson is the executive director of NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. He assists systems integrators with the challenges of today’s business ...
chuck wilson
Chuck Wilson is the executive director of NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. He assists systems integrators with the challenges of today’s business environment, gives lectures and presentations on technology innovations at key industry events, and has been published in numerous leading trade journals.Government Affairs Panel: A Discussion on Legislation's Impact on the Residential Technology IndustryWed, Sep 16th, 20208:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
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Cindy Allen
Editor in Chief, Interior Design Cindy Allen is widely lauded as one of the most influential advocates for the interior design profession. With almost two decades as editor in chief of Interior Design, Allen champions ...
Interior Design
Editor in Chief, Interior Design Cindy Allen is widely lauded as one of the most influential advocates for the interior designprofession. With almost two decades as editor in chief of Interior Design, Allen champions the industry, promoting both the giants of design and its rising stars. A self-proclaimed design junkie, she brings an unbridled passion for design that is manifested through 18 print issues each year, a digital platform reaching a global audience of over 9 million, and a robust events platform. With Allen’s direction, Interior Design is constantly evolving to best celebrate designers and their process. Allen has published ten books on design, with the latest edition covering a decade of the industry’s best. An early adopter of alternate platforms to share Interior Design’s content, she has also made over 90 short documentaries on industry icons including Kengo Kuma, David Rockwell, India Mahdavi, Isay Weinfeld, and Paola Navone. Allen received an Honorary Doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design in 2010 and from the San Francisco Academy of Art in 2012. She is a recipient of the 2009 Alpha Award by Alpha Workshops, the 2010 Circle of Excellence Award from IFDA, the 2014 Open House New York Honoree Award, the 2015 Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Scroll Award, and the 2019 AIA Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award. Allen has served as juror for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards and the Gensler Design Excellence Awards, among others, and is a board member for the Alpha Workshops. Allen is chairman of the national board of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids), where she is committed to helping those in need and galvanizing the design community to push the boundaries of what is possible. DesignTV with SANDOW: NKBA Live: Designing the Home of the Future:  Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Cory Reif
Cory Reif
cory reif
Cory Reif
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Courtney Berg
Courtney Berg turns typical HR and management content into fun learning experiences. She draws from her years of experience to bring boring HR and management concepts to life. In addition to building HR policies, ...
courtney berg, Human Resources
Courtney Berg turns typical HR and management content into fun learning experiences.  She draws from her years of experience to bring boring HR and management concepts to life.  In addition to building HR policies, processes, and procedures that align with organizational cultures, Courtney is an expert in performance management. She teaches her clients how to set expectations and build an atmosphere of accountability within their organizations, resulting in higher performance and increased profits.  Courtney is a national speaker, published author, and entrepreneur.  She is a certified HR professional with over three decades of experience in building practical HR solutions for small business. Courtney started CourtSide Consulting in 2007, making management easier for her clients.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management from the University of Northern Colorado, is a member of the UNC Management Advisory Board and the Colorado Small Business Advisory Council, and was featured in How to Conduct Annual Employee Reviews in Inc. Magazine 5 Tips to Create an Outstanding Employee ExperienceTue, Sep 15th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Daniel Yacey
Head of Product Marketing, Lifestyle TV, Samsung Dan leads Samsung’s Lifestyle TV business and is focused on redefining the role of TV for consumers. He is responsible for the go-to-market and ...
samsung
Head of Product Marketing, Lifestyle TV, Samsung Dan leads Samsung’s Lifestyle TV business and is focused on redefining the role of TV for consumers. He is responsible for the go-to-market and growth strategy for products such as The Frame, The Terrace, The Sero, and The Serif, and has been an key part of Samsung’s digital transformation by scaling it’s DtC eCommerce business. Prior to Samsung Dan had over 10 years of experience in consumer products and digital commerce, working as a management consultant at EY-Parthenon and holding a variety of leadership positions in CPG and retail. Dan has BA in economics from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his three kids, travelling to New England, and playing and coaching hockey. The Great Outdoors: Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Danielle Karr
Architect & Designer Program Senior Manager, Control4 Danielle Karr is the Architect and Designer Program Senior Manager as well as the Certified Showroom Program Senior Manager, Marketing at ...
control4
Architect & Designer Program Senior Manager, Control4 Danielle Karr is the Architect and Designer Program Senior Manager as well as the Certified Showroom Program Senior Manager, Marketing at Control4, where she connects with interior designers and architects to explore and shape the future of smart homes and the professional design industry. Women in Consumer Technology 12th Annual (Virtual) CEDIA EXPO Luncheon:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM EDT
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Darren Reaman
Darren Reaman currently serves as Director of Government Affairs for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). He is responsible for developing and directing all government affairs matters for the ...
Darren Reaman
Darren Reaman currently serves as Director of Government Affairs for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). He is responsible for developing and directing all government affairs matters for the association. He is a registered lobbyist on legislative and regulatory issues affecting CEDIA members and the residential technolgy industry. He also manages CEDIA’s on-the-ground lobbyists and coordinates efforts with coalition partners on common legislative issues. Reaman holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Butler University. He also earned a BA in Business Management and Finance from Waldorf College.Government Affairs Panel: A Discussion on Legislation's Impact on the Residential Technology IndustryWed, Sep 16th, 20208:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
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Darren Shirlaw
Leading international business guru, Darren Shirlaw is a mathematician, ex-fund manager and an economic commentator. Sharing his unique set of skills with the enterprise community, Darren co-founded BoB Group with Linzi Boyd ...
Shirlaw
Leading international business guru, Darren Shirlaw is a mathematician, ex-fund manager and an economic commentator. Sharing his unique set of skills with the enterprise community, Darren co-founded BoB Group with Linzi Boyd and acts as an ambassador to the SME sector through speaking engagements, running retreats and strategic meetings. Today Darren works alongside clients and helps SME owners grow their businesses, guiding them on their future journeys so they can ultimately achieve their goals. 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
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Dave Tkachuk
From building a neighborhood radio station and broadcast studio in his basement at the age of 12, to completing the Google/IEEE Little Box Challenge global competition, involving the design and construction of the smallest ...
Dave Tkachuk, Documentation
From building a neighborhood radio station and broadcast studio in his basement at the age of 12, to completing the Google/IEEE Little Box Challenge global competition, involving the design and construction of the smallest microcontroller-based 2 kw power inverter, Dave's life has always centered on technology and music. Early in his career, Dave divided his time as an electrical engineer for a hi-tech bay-state corporation and audio engineer for a large Boston-based lighting and sound company. These experiences led him to start Audy Instruments Inc., a manufacturer of critically acclaimed professional audio mixing consoles. He was later hired as sound designer and engineer for the legendary folk group Peter, Paul, and Mary and has continued this relationship. Since 1981 Dave has been deeply involved in the design and engineering of residential and commercial technology systems including twenty years as president of Tkachuk Associates, a high-end systems integration company. Dave has taken all his past and present experiences to help create Symbol Logic, creators of Engineering Complete AV, a Visio based documentation solution for system integrators. Dave’s work is represented in CEDIA’s national and global awards for Best Home Cinema and Best Special Project, as well as Crestron’s Home Technology Award for Best Design and Engineering. He was chosen as CEDIA’s 2011 Volunteer of the Year, was Co-Chairman of the CTA/CEDIA Systems Documentation Work Group for the Development of the AV Architectural Drawing Symbols ANSI Standard (J-STD-710) and is also presently working with CEDIA committees on technology and certification. Dave holds a B.S. in Physics from UMass Lowell, is Crestron and Lutron trained, is CTS-D and CTS-I certified and is a member of the Imaging Science Foundation and past member of the Audio Engineering Society while continuing to fulfill his life’s passion and journey of learning.Next Stage Documentation - A Winning Strategy for FinishingWed, Sep 16th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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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. ...
ProSource
CEO and President, ProSource David Workman is currently the CEO and President of ProSource, the CE industry’s largest electronics focused buying group. Industry Outlook: Buying Groups Weigh In on Challenges & Opportunities:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM EDT
Speaker Profile
David Meyer
With 24 years in imaging and A/V, David is CEDIA's Director of Technical Research, a professional member of SMPTE and IEEE, and prolific SME, author and international educator on the topics of video and connectivity, particularly ...
David Meyer, Video
With 24 years in imaging and A/V, David is CEDIA's Director of Technical Research, a professional member of SMPTE and IEEE, and prolific SME, author and international educator on the topics of video and connectivity, particularly HDR, HDMI and HDBaseT.Deathmatch: Video Transport TechnologiesTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDTHDMI 2.1 Update 2020Tue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDTAV-over-IP: What, Why & HowTue, Sep 15th, 20207:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDTChallenges of HDR VideoTue, Sep 15th, 20209:30 PM - 10:20 PM EDTHDBaseT: New Solutions & Recommended PracticesWed, Sep 16th, 20208:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
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David Phelps
Director, Smart Signage Product Marketing, Samsung Exploring ResiMercial Opportunities:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
samsung
Director, Smart Signage Product Marketing, Samsung Exploring ResiMercial Opportunities:Wed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
Speaker Profile
David Raines
Founder, President & CEO, Osbee Dave founded Osbee Industries, Inc. in 1996 while attending New Rochelle High School. A true entrepreneur and technology visionary since childhood, he initially ...
Osbee
Founder, President & CEO, Osbee Dave founded Osbee Industries, Inc. in 1996 while attending New Rochelle High School. A true entrepreneur and technology visionary since childhood, he initially focused on the home sector, installing wireless data networks in his friends' and neighbors' homes in and around the Westchester, New York area. This quickly expanded to include data networks and IT services for small businesses and financial services firms throughout New York City, Westchester, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. While subsequently attending college at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, Dave honed his love of photography, design, and architecture, which helped further inform Osbee’s development at a time when the smart home movement was exploding. Dave's appreciation for aesthetics coupled with his passion for technology ultimately allowed the company to grow into the firm it is today—one of the preeminent smart home integrators on the East Coast. When not leading his growing staff, Dave spends his time skiing, scuba diving, and creating photographs. Rise of the Home Office Tech Talk: Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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David Warfel
Founding Designer, Light Can Help You David Warfel is an overly sensitive, marginally materialistic, pseudo-tree-hugging Midwestern farm boy turned lighting designer. His hyper-sensitivity means he dims ...
Light Can Help You
Founding Designer, Light Can Help You David Warfel is an overly sensitive, marginally materialistic, pseudo-tree-hugging Midwestern farm boy turned lighting designer. His hyper-sensitivity means he dims everything including his dashboard, and his marginal materialism means he loves high quality light fixtures, elegant controls, and French cuffs. He’s as surprised as you are by the list of credits to his name that range from projects and performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Las Vegas’ Luxor and MGM Grand casinos, from Chicago’s Hyde Park Arts Center and Museum of Science and Industry to residential and hospitality projects in over a dozen states, and from schools and churches to themed spaces on multiple Royal Caribbean cruise ships. He’s either very good at what he does, very lucky, or wealthy enough to buy his way in. Judging from the Honda minivan in his driveway, it must be one of the first two. David finally figured out what to do with his life when he hit his 40’s and bought a foam mattress online. It was so easy to spend thousands without leaving his office that he wondered why you couldn’t get lighting design the same way. As a result, he started Light Can Help You, a lighting design company that partners with custom integrators nationwide. His team now designs custom residential, hospitality, and light commercial projects, helps integrators grow into lighting fixture sales, and endless refines their slide shows for Zoom meetings with clients. David’s work and writing have been featured in lots of places that no one could find without Google, like Technology Designer, Fine Homebuilding, Lighting & Sound America, Lighting Australia, Live Design, Theatrical Design & Technology, and on Houzz.com but he is usually reading Inspector Gamache novels or writing whatever comes into his head at languageoflight.blog. The Power of Light Tech Talk: Wed, Sep 16th, 202010:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT Clash of Illuminators: Wed, Sep 16th, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
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Dennis Macleod
Dennis Macleod opens the line of communication between clients, project VIP’s, and employees to get projects done efficiently and effectively. In the high-end residential custom installation business since 1994, Dennis ...
dennis macleod
Dennis Macleod opens the line of communication between clients, project VIP’s, and employees to get projects done efficiently and effectively. In the high-end residential custom installation business since 1994, Dennis has been a co-principal in several CI company startups and has first-hand experience in running CI companies, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration. Dennis has also held director level positions for several well-known companies and has sold, managed and lead teams on complicated projects with budgets as high as $2 Mil+. Dennis holds industry certifications, a business degree, and is an ARMY Veteran of fourteen years serving as an Airborne Infantryman (Paratrooper).Early Stage Documentation - A Winning Strategy for BeginningWed, Sep 16th, 202010:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
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Doug Weinstein
Editor & Partner, Technology Insider Group Doug reports on design-build technology and is the editor-in-chief of Technology Designer Magazine and the Technology Insider Group. Doug was also the co-founder ...
Technology Insider Group
Editor & Partner, Technology Insider Group Doug reports on design-build technology and is the editor-in-chief of Technology Designer Magazine and the Technology Insider Group. Doug was also the co-founder and executive director of The Elf Foundation, a non-profit organization that created over 90 Room of Magic entertainment theaters in Children’s Hospitals across North America. Why System Integrators Should Partner with Home Design / Construction / Medical Professionals, with Living in Place Institute Wed, Sep 16th, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Dr. Monique Chabot OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, CLIPP, CAPS
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University Monique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, CLIPP, CAPS is an assistant professor of ...
Thomas Jefferson University
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University Monique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, CLIPP, CAPS is an assistant professor of occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University-East Falls campus in Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical background is in home health and older adults. Her research involves home design and modifications for older adults, smart technology, and community programming to support Living In Place. Why System Integrators Should Partner with Home Design / Construction / Medical Professionals, with Living in Place Institute:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Earnest Morgan
Earnest Morgan joined the AE Ventures team in 2020 as content developer for TecHome Builder Summits. His areas of responsibility include development of the multifamily programing and serves as a building industry technology ...
earnest morgan
Earnest Morgan joined the AE Ventures team in 2020 as content developer for TecHome Builder Summits. His areas of responsibility include development of the multifamily programing and serves as a building industry technology resource for the ongoing client relationships. Earnest has significant experience accelerating business performance with an emphasis on transformational change, innovation, and execution with some of the most respected commercial & residential technology brands, serving world-class builders, developers, and operators. Most recently, he served as the Control4 Corporation (acquired by SnapAV) vice president of sales – enterprise construction and built environment channel programs, where he led development and execution of smart home, smart building, and smart hotel growth initiatives, and overall leadership of a distributed sales team, focused on demand creation, and accelerated business performance across commercial and residential channels. In addition, Earnest has previously held leadership positions at Emerson Electric, BlackBerry Corporation, Research in Motion, and Honeywell. He previously served as board members of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), appointed by then State of Minnesota Governor with Senate confirmation; and several non-for-profit housing organizations. In addition, he was a board advisor to California Building Industry Association (CBIA), National Association of Homebuilders, and various building industry associations.  He also serves as an advisor and content contributor for smart home technology and sustainable building at Green Builder Media. What Builders Want!
Speaker Profile
Elizabeth Parks
As President, Elizabeth leads all teams within Parks Associates. Elizabeth oversees all research for the company and directs the integrated strategic communications plan for Parks Associates, including advertising, public ...
Client Experience, Elizabeth Parks
As President, Elizabeth leads all teams within Parks Associates. Elizabeth oversees all research for the company and directs the integrated strategic communications plan for Parks Associates, including advertising, public relations, and marketing campaigns for research and events. Elizabeth is the key organizer for all of Parks Associates' events, including CONNECTIONS™, and she supports Parks Associates' Business Development Team with prospective client searches, overall support, and maintenance of Parks Associates' databases. Elizabeth joined Parks Associates on a full-time basis in 1998 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in psychology.Independent Living and Wellness InnovationsWed, Sep 16th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 PM EDT
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Enrique Granados
Ingeniero en Electrónica y Comunicaciones por el Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Estado de México. Director Comercial de Inteliksa. Con 20 años de experiencia en la industria del Audio, Video, Automatización Integración. Ha ...
Enrique Granados
Ingeniero en Electrónica y Comunicaciones por el Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Estado de México. Director Comercial de Inteliksa. Con 20 años de experiencia en la industria del Audio, Video, Automatización Integración. Ha completado más de 250 proyectos de Automatización a nivel nacional e internacional. Miembro y Voluntario de CEDIA desde el 2004 y miembro de InfoComm desde 2007. Maestro de Cátedra en el ITESM-CEM tópico de Automatización y Domótica. Columnista del periódico Contragolpe Deportivo.Gerente de Proyecto la importancia de esta GerenciaTue, Sep 15th, 20201:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
Speaker Profile
Eric Crawford
Eric Crawford is the President and Founder of The Loop Technologies in Boise, ID. He was previously the Engineering Manager for various manufacturing companies and has a long history in systems optimization and growth. ...
Business Owner, Eric Crawford
Eric Crawford is the President and Founder of The Loop Technologies in Boise, ID. He was previously the Engineering Manager for various manufacturing companies and has a long history in systems optimization and growth.Process Process Process: Best PracticesWed, Sep 16th, 202010:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
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Gabi Shriki
Gabi manages Valens' Audio Video business, and is responsible for growing the company’s leading position in core markets, and developing new markets. He boasts over 20 years of experience in global business management positions ...
Gabi Shriki, Valens Semiconductor
Gabi manages Valens' Audio Video business, and is responsible for growing the company’s leading position in core markets, and developing new markets. He boasts over 20 years of experience in global business management positions at leading semiconductor companies such as Texas Instruments. Gabi has become one of the most respected and knowledgeable voices in the AV industry, advocating the importance of standardized solutions and advancing the AV industry; helping to build a strong AV and HDBaseT ecosystem. Deathmatch: Video Transport TechnologiesTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
Speaker Profile
Gavin Haverstick
Gavin Haverstick is the owner of Haverstick Designs, an acoustical consulting firm specializing in recording studios, churches, home theaters, etc. Prominent projects include Ringo Starr, Coldplay, Twenty One Pilots, Disney ...
audio, Gavin Haverstick
Gavin Haverstick is the owner of Haverstick Designs, an acoustical consulting firm specializing in recording studios, churches, home theaters, etc. Prominent projects include Ringo Starr, Coldplay, Twenty One Pilots, Disney Pixar, and Michael Jordan.Home Recording Studio Acoustics and DesignTue, Sep 15th, 202012:30 PM - 1:20 PM EDT
Speaker Profile
Gene Wang
Gene Wang is Chairman and CEO of People Power Co., a senior care technology company focused on increasing quality of care while reducing costs for caregivers, alleviating loneliness and anxiety for seniors, and improving peace of ...
Client Experience, Gene Wang
Gene Wang is Chairman and CEO of People Power Co., a senior care technology company focused on increasing quality of care while reducing costs for caregivers, alleviating loneliness and anxiety for seniors, and improving peace of mind for families. Gene was previously Chairman and CEO of Bitfone, the industry leader in Over-The-Air device management solutions for mobile phones, which he sold to HP in 2007. Gene was CEO and Chairman of Photo Access, where he sold its high performance PhotoChip division to Agilent Technologies in 2000. Gene was the CEO of Computer Motion, a leader in medical robotics, which he led through a successful IPO in 1997. At Symantec, Gene was Executive VP where he managed four divisions and helped triple sales. Gene was VP and general manager at Borland, where he drove sales of the C++ programming language to over one million copies. Gene earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. Gene leads the People Power Band and is happily married with three wonderful children and two bad dogs.Independent Living and Wellness InnovationsWed, Sep 16th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 PM EDT
Speaker Profile
Geoff Meads
A thirty year veteran of the A/V business, Geoff owns and runs Presto, an online marketing agency that specializes in the Smart Home market. Presto was born in 2009 and has grown into an award-winning web design ...
Geoff Meads, System Designer
A thirty year veteran of the A/V business, Geoff owns and runs Presto, an online marketing agency that specializes in the Smart Home market. Presto was born in 2009 and has grown into an award-winning web design company with an array of clients from the AV sector and beyond. He also owns iDreamAV.com, the UKs fastest growing online used AV marketplace and consults on digital marketing projects for a variety of clients. Geoff’s CEDIA activities are wide-ranging and include being chairman of the CEDIA EMEA awards judges. He’s a regular contributor to the CEDIA podcast and holds the CEDIA ESC-T/D/N certifications. Additionally, he is certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Geoff’s taught literally hundreds of A/V professionals across six continents.  His teaching specialties are IP networking, audio, video, marketing and engineering skills.Need to Build Your Client a Home Recording Studio? Here's How to Start Like a Pro…Tue, Sep 15th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Speaker Profile
Gerry Lemay
Gerry Lemay is the Founder of the Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA), and President of Quest Acoustical Interiors Inc. He first entered the consumer electronics industry in 1977, where he has worked as a retail store manager, ...
audio, gerry lemay
Gerry Lemay is the Founder of the Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA), and President of Quest Acoustical Interiors Inc. He first entered the consumer electronics industry in 1977, where he has worked as a retail store manager, business executive, acoustician, consultant, integrator, and teacher. He spent 28 years in the US Navy Reserve as an Oceanographer retiring as a Captain (O6). He is the designer of countless theaters and taught hundreds of workshops on high performance audio design and calibration throughout the world. His contributions to CEDIA as a volunteer include working as a SME, CEDIA Awards Judge, Instructor, and technical writer for various CEDIA manuals.Ask the Expert: Audio and AcousticsTue, Sep 15th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Speaker Profile
Gordon van Zuiden
Gordon van Zuiden is the Founder and President of cyberManor (http://www.cyber-manor.com/), a full service home technology integrator headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley. Having over 15 years of ...
Business Owner, Gordon van Zuiden
Gordon van Zuiden is the Founder and President of cyberManor (http://www.cyber-manor.com/), a full service home technology integrator headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley. Having over 15 years of experience in the sale and support of personal computer and networking products to corporate accounts, Gordon founded cyberManor in the summer of 1999, one of the nation’s first custom electronic integrators to focus on IP based technologies for the home. cyberManor’s mission is to design, install, and in-tegrate Internet-empowered home networking solutions that enhance the entertainment, communications, and comfort of their client’s homes. cyberManor’s new Experience Center showroom home in Los Gatos is one of only 2 Control4 Certified Showrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Mr. van Zuiden was the past Chairman of the CEDIA Technology Council and served on CEDIA’s Board of Directors for 6 years. He developed the certified CEDIA ESD course on Digital Home Electronic Solutions and has consulted on the development of COMPTIA’s HTI+ Network Certification program. He is also a monthly columnist on home networking topics for Residential Systems magazine.  Mr. van Zuiden has taught courses or been a panelist on Digital Home Entertainment and Networking Solutions at the national trade shows of CES, CEDIA, ehExpo, CEPro Summit, National Kitchen and Bath Association, IEEE, and internationally in Digital Home Expos in Russia, the Netherlands and Mexico over the last decade. He has also been a consultant to industry manufacturers and custom integrators across the United States, teaching full day seminars on the applications and benefits of networked home technologies. Mr. van Zuiden graduated with a BSME degree from Stanford in 1977 and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson school in 1983.2020 Vision: The Case for Building a Custom Electronics Showroom Home
Speaker Profile
Greg Barrett
Product Manager, USAI Lighting Greg Barrett, Product Manager with USAI has over a fifteen years in the lighting and controls industry, Greg has an extensive background in both entertainment and architectural ...
USAI Lighting
Product Manager, USAI Lighting Greg Barrett, Product Manager with USAI has over a fifteen years in the lighting and controls industry, Greg has an extensive background in both entertainment and architectural lighting with experience in many facets of the industry including Lighting Design, Lighting System Sales, and Product Management. With a MFA in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design, he specializes in dynamic tunable lighting technology and its implementation. He believes that light has a power to transform our spaces and moods and enjoys sharing with others the beauty in something they often take for granted. Loop into Wellness: Thur, Sep 17th, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
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Greg Matthews
Owner/Lead Designer, Luxury Illumination Greg Matthews comes from a diverse background including being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, professional photographer & A/V systems ...
Luxury Illumination
Owner/Lead Designer, Luxury Illumination Greg Matthews comes from a diverse background including being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, professional photographer & A/V systems integration business owner. He's taken his knowledge and love for horticulture and combined it with his past experiences to refocus on outdoor lighting & audio installations & design. Now the owner of Luxury Illumination, he strives to produce some of the best and most unique outdoor lighting installations available. Based out of West Palm Beach with an additional location in Denver, Luxury Illumination has worked on projects across the nation. Greg holds a CLVLT certification with the AOLP (Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals) and is currently a teaching mentor and graduate of illi (The International Landscape Lighting Institute). LI is also considered one of the few companies to be called a brand Ambassador for the leading outdoor manufacturer Coastal Source. The Great Outdoors: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Gregg Mackell
Professional lighting designer and founding principal, 186 Lighting Design Group Gregg is an award winning IALD professional lighting designer and founding principal of 186 Lighting Design Group ...
186 Lighting Design Group
Professional lighting designer and founding principal, 186 Lighting Design Group Gregg is an award winning IALD professional lighting designer and founding principal of 186 Lighting Design Group (186), based in Denver, CO. 186 specializes in high-end residential projects with over 1,500 homes completed throughout North America and beyond. 186’s work has been featured on the covers of numerous local, national and international design publications. Gregg is an engaging speaker who has delivered interactive presentations to various genres of design and construction professionals. Recent presentations include the IALD’s 2019 Enlighten Americas, 2019 Light Show West and in the distant past Gregg was named a top 10 instructor at the 2007 CEDIA EXPO. Gregg is a former lighting instructor at the ACC School of Interior Design and from time to time appears as a guest speaker for the University of Colorado’s Illumination program where he was a graduate in 1992. Integrators and Professional Lighting Designers: Successful Project Collaborations: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
Speaker Profile
Hagai Feiner
CEO & Founder, Access Networks Hagai Feiner, CEO & Founder of Access Networks, is a technology evangelist and forward-thinking entrepreneur. His love of technology began at a young age ...
Access Networks
CEO & Founder, Access Networks Hagai 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 relocating to the United States, Hagai parlayed his military training and attention to detail into a successful career in corporate IT. In 2002, Hagai responded to a client’s request to replicate his business network at home, and successfully deployed the industry’s first enterprise-grade residential networking solution in an automated home. In 2003, Access Networks was born. Today, as a market leader in the channel, Access Networks continues to grow year over year and focuses on providing managed, enterprise-grade networks for the smart home while striving for the best user experience possible. Hagai has become a renowned voice in the CE industry as he advocates for sophisticated networking practices and progressive IT standards. Serving multiple years on CEDIA’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Technology Council, Hagai’s business prowess and technical expertise benefits thousands of integrators worldwide. State of the Industry Post-COVID-19: Trends & Challenges:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Hank Alexander
Director, Home Technology Specialist Network/Nationwide Marketing Group Hank Alexander serves as Director of Home Technology Specialists Nationwide (HTSN) managing marketing ...
Home Technology Specialist, Nationwide Marketing Group
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. Industry Outlook: Buying Groups Weigh In on Challenges & Opportunities:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM EDT
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Jaime Briesemeister
CEO, Sales & Marketing Director, Integration Controls LLC Jamie Briesemeister is a co-founder and the current CEO of Integration Controls, a company that simplifies one’s experience with ...
Integration Controls
CEO, Sales & Marketing Director, Integration Controls LLC Jamie Briesemeister is a co-founder and the current CEO of Integration Controls, a company that simplifies one’s experience with entertainment, ambiance, comfort, and peace of mind through design-oriented, connected technology solutions. While Jamie navigates ongoing business development and sales, her passion is in education and bringing teams together, especially those in design/build environments. She is an active Board member and volunteer for the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), and as a CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI), she offers CEUs and other educational sessions for architects and interior designers. Jamie is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the American Society of Interior Designers, where she volunteers within the St. Louis chapter to promote collaboration, camaraderie, and inclusion of technology in the designed environment. She has spoken on numerous panels, taught classes, and has presented at KBIS/IBS, NARI’s Big 50, and more. While technology is her business, Jamie does not profess to be a ‘techie’ and would rather tend to her garden or go on a long hike! Women in Consumer Technology 12th Annual (Virtual) CEDIA EXPO Luncheon:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM EDT
Speaker Profile
Jamie Propp
Jamie Propp is the proud father of two daughters and 20 expert technicians. A third-generation New Yorker, Jamie’s love of music and audio fueled an early fascination with technology. Since founding TechDad in ...
jamie propp
Jamie Propp is the proud father of two daughters and 20 expert technicians. A third-generation New Yorker, Jamie’s love of music and audio fueled an early fascination with technology. Since founding TechDad in 2013, Jamie is able to combine his three main passions: problem-solving, helping people, and working with cutting-edge technologies. Jamie believes that the relationship between people and technology can oftentimes benefit from a ‘technology therapist.’ Under Jamie’s caring and compassionate guidance, TechDad has grown into one of New York’s most highly-regarded technology integration and services companies. TechDad’s diverse projects include: Managed IT services, network design and deployment, helpdesk support, technology consulting, luxury residential private residence and amenity space technology design, conference rooms, technology tutoring/training, and much more. In 2018, Jamie launched Techmenity, a Technology General Contracting and technology-enabled WELLness Integration company focused on the commercial and multi-family building markets. With the challenges that COVID is presenting to the Commercial and Residential real estate markets, Techmenity is focusing on ways to offer solutions, such as air filtration, surface sanitization, touchless tech, video conferencing, and voice control to help solve the real problems of people working and living in shared space. Jamie is a graduate of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, in Riverdale, NY and graduated with a B.A. in Jazz Performance and Music Business from The University of Miami in 1994. He is a Founding Board Member of Tamid NY, The Downtown Synagogue, and through his charitable works, is supporting GeeksRule, dedicated to providing STEM education and experiences to middle schoolers from low income families, and OATS (Older Adults Technology service), which provides computer education and training to seniors through their Senior Planet technology centers. Ask the Expert: The Importance of Adding Process to Your Growing BusinessWed, Sep 16th, 20201:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT
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Jan Eden
Operations Manager, Atlantic Control Technologies Jan Erik Eden currently serves by day as the Operations Manager for the Custom Integration firm Atlantic Control Technologies in Annapolis, MD. He ...
Atlantic Control Technologies
Operations Manager, Atlantic Control Technologies Jan Erik Eden currently serves by day as the Operations Manager for the Custom Integration firm Atlantic Control Technologies in Annapolis, MD. He aims simply to support the fantastic team at Atlantic and help facilitate their successes. These include being a foundational member of the Guild Integrators' Alliance, having the privilege to provide solutions for the most prestigious Custom Integration projects on the planet, and helping the team be recognized for their superlative work through numerous articles, publications and global awards. By night, he struggles to attain at least the minimal heights of mediocrity as a father, husband and musician! The Great Outdoors: Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Jan Vitrofsky
Founder, HEDSouth For 30 years Jan Vitrofsky has been the catalyst that simplifies complex innovations into personalized solutions for his customers. Few professionals comprehend and deliver smart, ...
HEDSouth
Founder, HEDSouth For 30 years Jan Vitrofsky has been the catalyst that simplifies complex innovations into personalized solutions for his customers. Few professionals comprehend and deliver smart, integrated technology with Jan’s passion and vision. With the drive and experience he acquired while working in the electronics industry since 1975, he launched his company in 1984, HEDsouth, and expanded again into California in 2019. Jan is a highly-recognized and passionate life-long leader within the custom electronics industry. Jan instills this same passion for excellence to lifelong client satisfaction in every team member at HEDsouth. Together they’ve built a portfolio of customized solutions for local, national and international clients. Clients such as ABC, CBS, Sony, Disney and the White House have benefited from Jan’s profound understanding and seamless execution of technology, people and design. Wellness Solutions for the New Normal featuring DELOS:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT Loop into Wellness: Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Janeen Gaskins
Janeen Gaskins is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of G.A.S.K.I.N.S. Charity, a new non-profit providing vulnerable populations with lifestyle convenience through designs engineered to integrate and ...
janeen gaskins
Janeen Gaskins is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of G.A.S.K.I.N.S. Charity, a new non-profit providing vulnerable populations with lifestyle convenience through designs engineered to integrate and automate smart spaces that improve safety, enhance health, increase socialization, advance productivity, and ensures a better quality of life.  Prior to starting her own nonprofit, Janeen was the owner, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Shakatronics Audio Video LLC., a for profit technology solutions integration company for 12 years. Mrs. Gaskins brough a unique administrative skillset to the organization. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Planning from Arizona State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in contracting services with municipal governments, schools, and non-profits. She received her Grant Professional Certification from the Grant Professional Certification Institute in 2009; Certified Public Manager certificate in 2008; Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in African American studies from SUNY Albany in 1995. Janeen was born and raised in New York and now lives with her family in the Litchfield Park area. Janeen is currently involved in Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Business Working Group and Professional Development Advisory Council; Grant Professional Association (GPA) and recently graduated from Empower by GoDaddy Program which provided a scholarship to start her Charity. Find, Hire, and Keep Your Next RockstarTue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
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Jason Dustal
After taking apart the family VCR at age 6, Jason’s family realized that he was a very curious kid. It was apparent that he had an obsession with how things worked. It didn’t hurt that 2 of his biggest influences ...
jason dustal
After taking apart the family VCR at age 6, Jason’s family realized that he was a very curious kid. It was apparent that he had an obsession with how things worked. It didn’t hurt that 2 of his biggest influences growing up were his great grandfather, a radio/TV engineer, and his other grandfather, a technology junkie. After learning how to solder around age 8, Jason’s life has been driven by electronics and how they worked. He was always fixing things for various family members and by his teen years he was the go to guy for everything electronic. By the time he was old enough to work, Jason starting working for Best Buy. This is the first time that he had exposure to a wide variety of different manufacturers and A/V systems. This is where his journey for the perfect Audio and Video experience really started to take shape. In college Jason got a job with Sound Advice. This was the first time he had been exposed to high end A/V and custom installation. Here is where he first heard about the ISF. After realizing that TVs could be made to look much better, Jason started making adjustments to his own and his friend’s TVs with various calibration DVDs. Sound Advice failed and closed the entire chain, so Jason went back to Best Buy as a Home Theater installer. His success there led to his becoming a professional ISF calibrator. He earned his ISF Level 1 certification in 2008, and a Level II certification in 2010. Jason remained very active in the calibrator community and assisted Joel in multiple training sessions. By 2012 after calibrating thousands of displays, Jason was brought to Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Minneapolis and promoted to a National trainer for Home Theater installations and ISF Calibrations.Verifying HDMI Distribution Systems Lab
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Jason Griffing
Jason Griffing is the Director of Partner Development at OneVision Resources. Prior to joining OneVision, Jason spent many years working as an integrator in roles including installation, programming, project management, service ...
Jason Griffing, Strategic Planning
Jason Griffing is the Director of Partner Development at OneVision Resources. Prior to joining OneVision, Jason spent many years working as an integrator in roles including installation, programming, project management, service management, and operations.Create Lasting ChangeWed, Sep 16th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Jason Knott
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 ...
CE Pro
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, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Education Working Group since 2011. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Rise of the Home Office Tech Talk: Wed, Sep 16th, 20203:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT State of the Industry Post COVID-19: Trends & Challenges: Wed, Sep 16th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT CE Pro BEST Product Awards, & CE Pro Home of the Year Awards:Wed, Sep 16th, 20203:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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Jason Oster
As a Senior Manager of Product Management, Jason leads the development team for the award-winning Crestron Home platform. Jason first joined Crestron 22 years ago as a software engineer writing code to design home automation of ...
Jason Oster, System Designer
As a Senior Manager of Product Management, Jason leads the development team for the award-winning Crestron Home platform. Jason first joined Crestron 22 years ago as a software engineer writing code to design home automation of the future. Now, Jason is responsible for bringing that vision to life and driving the constant evolution of Crestron Home product line to provide seamless control of the modern smart home. Jason graduated from Kansas State with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. User Experience Panel: Grace in DesignTue, Sep 15th, 20201:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
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Jason Sayen
Jason has spent over 27 years in the Consumer Electronics industry working for manufacturers in a variety of Sales, Management, and Business Development roles. In addition to holding a Black Belt in Six Sigma, Jason has two A.A.s ...
Jason Sayen, Strategic Planning
Jason has spent over 27 years in the Consumer Electronics industry working for manufacturers in a variety of Sales, Management, and Business Development roles. In addition to holding a Black Belt in Six Sigma, Jason has two A.A.s and a B.A. in Business.How to Develop Business Processes That WorkTue, Sep 15th, 202010:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
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JC Murphy
President, Savant JC 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 ...
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President, Savant JC 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 in customer and subscriber deployments, and he struck key global partnerships that ultimately led to the successful sale of Cedarpoint in January 2011. Prior to Cedarpoint Mr. Murphy served as President of Excel Switching from 2003-2005, during which time they created a company called Cantata Technology via the acquisition of Brooktrout Technologies. Mr. Murphy subsequently took on the role of President of Cantata, and was named New England Telecommunications Executive of the Year in 2006 by Mass High Tech. From 1995-2000, Mr. Murphy held a variety of positions with Excel Switching, including Vice President, Global Sales and General Manager, Open Network Platform Division. Following the acquisition of Excel by Lucent Technologies in 2000, he served as General Manager/Vice President of the Softswitch Solutions division until 2003, when he helped lead the internal effort to return Excel Switching to a separate corporation. Prior to joining Excel Switching, Mr. Murphy held several sales positions with ADC Telecommunications. He also spent 5 years as an Officer in the United States Coast Guard. State of the Industry Post-COVID-19: Trends & Challenges:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Jeff Galea
President/Founder, Boca Theater & Automation Jeff graduated from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. His thesis entitled, “Local Area ...
Boca Theater & Automation
President/Founder, Boca Theater & Automation Jeff graduated from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. His thesis entitled, “Local Area Networking,” resulted in the installation of GM’s first broadband coaxial cable network at its Syracuse, NY Fisher Body plant. Jeff moved to Boca Raton, FL where he was the key technologist tasked with building GM/EDS’s development center practice at IBM. As Chief Technology Officer for GM/EDS in Boca Raton, Jeff developed operating systems on Intel and PowerPC platforms and was co-inventor on US Patent 6,118,428 involving the integration of OS/2® and Windows®. After 15 years with GM/EDS, Jeff moved to Silicon Valley where he joined Aurum Software pre-IPO. As Director of Aurum’s consulting practice and later Vice President of Engineering, Jeff was credited with developing the first completely browser-based Sales Force Automation application in the industry. Jeff’s team simultaneously released the product in nine languages, after which Aurum went public and was acquired by The Baan Company. As Vice President of Engineering for Baan’s North America Front Office Division, Jeff’s team developed software that kept mobile phones synchronized with cloud servers to empower mobile sales forces at Fortune 500 companies. Jeff left Baan and co-founded The Cybrant Corporation, a pioneer in web-based guided selling solutions. Cybrant deployed its solution to multi-national companies including HP, Cisco, Dupont, Johnson & Johnson, and Mitsubishi, among others. As Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect, Jeff was awarded a US Patent 6,404,445 for Cybrant’s core constraint engine technology which enabled complex products to be configured in a browser. Jeff moved back to Boca Raton, FL to run Cybrant’s Product Management, Engineering, and Support Teams as Cybrant grew to 150 employees in nine countries before being acquired by Blue Martini Software. With an insatiable passion for high-end electronics and control software, Jeff left Blue Martini Software in 2003 to follow his life long dream of launching Boca Theater and Automation, Inc. focusing exclusively on integrating luxury A/V and control systems into homes, yachts, and businesses. BTA’s state-of-the art touch screen systems and luxury electronics have been deployed in some of the most prestigious homes and businesses in the U.S. from Fisher Island and Miami’s South Beach, to Palm Beach Island and East Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, with the majority of its customers located in Palm Beach County, Florida. BTA continues to rank among the CEPRO Top 100 Integrators in the U.S. for more than a decade and counting, and two of BTA’s projects were featured in HGTV’s Top Ten Luxury Home Theaters which aired in U.S. and Canada. BTA is now Boca Tech and Automation, understand why here. The Great Outdoors: Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Jeff Singer
Jeff Singer
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Jeff Singer
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Jerry Effren
Project Builder Tech Collider- Working with Integrators with, This Old House : ...
Project Builder
Project Builder Tech Collider- Working with Integrators with, This Old House:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
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Jesse Silva
Jesse Silva, Founder and President of The ProView Audio Video Experience, started the company in 2009. Always the go-to tech guy for friends and family, Jesse began his career in the industry while in college, installing TV’s ...
Silva
Jesse Silva, Founder and President of The ProView Audio Video Experience, started the company in 2009. Always the go-to tech guy for friends and family, Jesse began his career in the industry while in college, installing TV’s and surround sound systems. He now designs, manages and installs innovative home automation solutions including: audio-video, home theater, intelligent lighting control, motorized shades and system personalization. Jesse loves speeding time with family and is a husband and father of two. He spends much of his free time at home enjoying watching movies, listening to music and enjoying his own home automation system. His passion for the industry and helping others in it, is a major factor of his success.Ask the Expert: The Importance of Adding Process to Your Growing BusinessWed, Sep 16th, 20201:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT
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JJ Canon
JJ Canon is CEO of Digital Delight and a 21 year smart home tech pro. JJ's firm services over 600 customers a year. From listening to client's needs and pain points, JJ has created a smart home design style called SyLo ...
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JJ Canon is CEO of Digital Delight and a 21 year smart home tech pro. JJ's firm services over 600 customers a year. From listening to client's needs and pain points, JJ has created a smart home design style called SyLo which embraces the principles of simplicity, ease of use and affordability. JJ likes long walks, beach volleyball, Texas sunsets and Kombucha drinks.    JJ also co-hosts The Digital Ramble with Kris Gamble. This weekly podcast is a conversation about their adventures & opinions on the experiences they create for their clients. Their laser leveled topics, find these studs of tech, articulating on all angles. Their message to the consumer is “If you don’t know, hire a home tech pro.”Ask the Expert: Using Social Media and Digital Marketing to Grow Your BusinessTue, Sep 15th, 20202:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDTFind, Hire, and Keep Your Next RockstarTue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
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Joe Lautner
Joe Lautner is a marketing and sales strategist for IoT solutions in the connected home and lite commercial markets. Joe helps manufacturers develop and execute effective go-to-market strategies, tactics and messaging for ...
joe lautner
Joe Lautner is a marketing and sales strategist for IoT solutions in the connected home and lite commercial markets. Joe helps manufacturers develop and execute effective go-to-market strategies, tactics and messaging for solutions sold through the professional install and builder channels. As a consultant, he works with  builders who want to develop or enhance their connected home strategies.  Joe launched HomeLogic's Onehome entertainment and Control Platform in 2003, the first successful IP-based, open standards solution. Joe lead all marketing and sales efforts through to acquisition by Nortek in 2007.  While at Nortek, Joe held senior positions in product management,  marketing and sales management for the ELAN control platform and supporting brands growing revenue by ~20% annually. As VP of Strategy, Joe developed multiple customer-facing initiatives  driving millions of dollars in new revenue from the builder market.  Top customer revenues increased by 20%+ per year. Joe has been on the Consumer Technology Association's Smart Home Division board since 2005 and is a past chairman. Joe is particularly passionate about the opportunities for connected home technology's impact on healthy home living, renewable energy and adaptive applications to help people live happily and longer in their homes.    What Builders Want!
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Joe Whitaker
With over 20 years of experience in home systems installation and design as well as being an award-winning product designer and inventor, Whitaker is a current member of the CEDIA board of directors (first elected in 2013). ...
joe whitaker
With over 20 years of experience in home systems installation and design as well as being an award-winning product designer and inventor, Whitaker is a current member of the CEDIA board of directors (first elected in 2013). He is also an active member of Industry press as well as sitting on many product award judging panels. Whitaker is currently the principal of the integration firms thoughtfulintegrations.com. Thoughtful Integrations operates in St. Louis, MO and Dallas, TX.Find, Hire, and Keep Your Next Rockstar:Tue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT5G Ecosystem: Wed, Sep 16th, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Joel Silver
Joel Silver is the President and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc. (ISF) which incorporated in 1994 to introduce image quality improving calibration services into TVs. There are now over 100 million TVs shipped ...
Joel Silver, Video
Joel Silver is the President and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc. (ISF) which incorporated in 1994 to introduce image quality improving calibration services into TVs. There are now over 100 million TVs shipped under license to the ISF.CEDIA presented him with the Lifetime achievement Award at Petco Park in 2018He chairs the CTA and CEDIA Home Theater Video Standards committee, serves on the INFOCOMM Contrast Ratio Standards committee and is an INFOCOMM 2018 Fellow.He also is the producer of the HDTV Calibration Wizard and the ISF UHDTV 4K test pattern suite that is deployed in multiple manufacturer’s UHD 4K HDR reference generators. His work on advancing TV image quality was covered in the NY Times, the LA Times, Popular Mechanics, Wired and numerous A/V publications here and abroad.He has been involved in high-end video, high-end audio, telemedicine, Microsoft Windows video quality tools and the Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship program at the W. Averill Harriman School of Management. He has presented at CES, American Association of Medical Instrumentation, Barco BE, CEDIA Australia, CIT Beijing, EHExpo, InfoComm, ISE Amsterdam, ISE Asia, NESDA, NSCA, Microsoft’s WINHEC, he received both top five and top ten CEDIA instructor awards and is a CE PRO top-ten-for-ten-years Most Influential Industry Leader.  He has trained Acer, AMD, the BBC, Barco, BenQ, Bose, CNN, DataColor, Dolby, DVDO, DNP, Draper, Elite Screens, Epson, Grandview Screens, Harman, HBO, Hitachi, InFocus, Integra, Intel, LG, JVC, Linn, Lissau A/S, Microsoft, Minolta, Mitsubishi, Monster Cable, NEC, Netflix, NVIDIA, Onkyo, Optoma, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Runco, Samsung, Screen Research, Sencore, Sharp, SpectraCal, Sony, Stewart Filmscreen, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Viewsonic, Vutec, Yamaha, Xrite and numerous other clients.  Joel Silver is a co-inventor of the patented Microsoft Windows Display Calibration Wizard which is now in over 111,000,000 PCs.He has been both a CES Innovations judge and a CEDIA Awards judge for many years. Ask the Expert: Video Performance and DistributionWed, Sep 16th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Johann Stroh
Johann had an interest in technology and the desire to use technology to improve people's lives from a young age so he decided to obtain a background in Management Information Systems (MIS). It almost seemed almost ...
johann stroh
Johann had an interest in technology and the desire to use technology to improve people's lives from a young age so he decided to obtain a background in Management Information Systems (MIS).  It almost seemed almost inevitable for Johann to land in automation. He has worked for his parents, with his parents, with his brother, his mother in-law has worked for him and he owns StroTek with his wife. Working With Family - Building a Business Without Destroying Your Relationship
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John Bishop
John began his professional audio career as Director Technical Services for AudioMobile Division Advent Corp in 1979. AudioMobile manufactured high-end audio systems for exotic cars, boats, and motorhomes. He moved to the east ...
Home Cinema, john bishop
John began his professional audio career as Director Technical Services for AudioMobile Division Advent Corp in 1979. AudioMobile manufactured high-end audio systems for exotic cars, boats, and motorhomes. He moved to the east coast loudspeaker manufacturing company, a/d/s/, serving as Executive VP for nearly 10 years while earning many industry accolades for product innovation and engineering. Some of the industry’s first high performance distributed audio loudspeakers and electronics were marketed under the a/d/s/ marketing term ‘Architectural Audio’ in those early days of the custom installation whole-house entertainment business. In 1993, John formed his award-winning Engineering Rep Firm b/a/s/ Bishop Architectural-Entertainment Services and became a leading designer/promoter of widescreen residential cinema. John has consulted, designed, and tuned world class screening rooms with his dealer/partners for clients including Tom Brady of the New England Patriots; Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics; David Ortiz of the Boston RedSox; and Mr. John Henry, owner of the Boston RedSox, the Liverpool Football Club, Roush Nascar Racing Team, iRacing.com, & the Boston Globe newspaper. All these theaters are best in class and meet professional cinema standards for sound, image, and the cinematic experience. Executive VP: Mavericks Architectural Cinema div James Loudspeaker President: b/a/s/ bishop architectural-entertainment services Director Cinema Experience Engineering: RAYVA Premium Theaters Founder: The American Society of Private Cinema Architects Member: SMPTE, AES, ISCDF, CEDIA & Past Judge CEDIA HT Awards Author & Freelance writer for: Widescreen Review, and CEPro, with past work for Motor Trend, Car Craft, Stereo Review, Audio, and High Fidelity magazines.Architectural Cinema: Deliver Premier Results for Projects at the Highest EndTue, Sep 15th, 202010:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
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John Clancy
john clancy
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John Galante
John Galante is president and co-founder of AE Ventures, producers of the TecHome Builder Summits. Galante has additional experience as a publisher, editor, and business development leader with EH Media and worked in event ...
John Galante, Sales/Customer Relations
John Galante is president and co-founder of AE Ventures, producers of the TecHome Builder Summits. Galante has additional experience as a publisher, editor, and business development leader with EH Media and worked in event development and management for several years with Reed Exhibition Companies. He also has a wealth of experience in the association realm, having served on a number of industry boards and committees, launched associations, and worked as a senior staff member of the Consumer Technology Association and chief staff executive of the Security Industry Association.What Builders Want!
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Johnny Pujol
SimpleLab Smart Water: Healthy Water in the Smart home : Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 ...
SimpleLab
SimpleLab Smart Water: Healthy Water in the Smart home:  Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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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 ...
Home Technology Specialists of America, HTSA
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 high-performance, high technology industry in ever-growing and profitable new directions. He is also responsible for building strong relationships with the finest technology brands and the nation’s top AV specialists – creating a powerful collective whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.Prior to joining HTSA, Robbins spent nearly two years (2014-2015) as Enterprise Sales Director for online marketing powerhouse Netsertive. In this role, Robbins interacted with a variety of businesses of differing operating models and became expert in the incredibly consequential field of digital marketing.From 1975 to 2014, Robbins served as the driving force leading Hi Fidelity House (Hi Fi House) of Broomall, PA,, one of the industry’s most successful and award-winning AV specialty retailers. Hi Fi House was not only instrumental in contributing to the growth of specialty electronics in America, but it was also one of the first retailers to lead the charge into the custom installation business. Ironically, Hi Fi House was also one of the early members of HTSA, which led to Robbins playing a significant role in helping build HTSA back in its early days – presaging his role decades later as Executive Director.Jon Robbins can be reached at [email protected] Industry Outlook: Buying Groups Weigh In on Challenges & Opportunities:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM EDT
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Jon Strassner
LEED AP, Director, Industry Partnerships, ASID Jon Strassner, LEED AP, serves as director, Industry Partnerships, ASID. Before joining the Society, Jon worked with Humanscale for 22 years, serving ...
ASID
LEED AP, Director, Industry Partnerships, ASID Jon Strassner, LEED AP, serves as director, Industry Partnerships, ASID. Before joining the Society, Jon worked with Humanscale for 22 years, serving as vice president of Workplace Strategy and Industry Relations, Canadian sales director, and North American director of A&D. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, Jon is passionate about understanding the role we all play in the Net Positive Movement, where we don’t just take less from the environment, but restore, regenerate and replace what has been damaged or destroyed. A passionate founding member of the Next Wave collaborative, Jon has traveled the globe to share this message, speaking at events such as the Our Ocean conference in Bali, Indonesia, ICFF in New York and Miami, Design Week Philadelphia, SCALEX, SCALE, the Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID, and many more. Jon has had articles published in Contract magazine, Loft Life, and Design at Work. Loop into Wellness:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
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Jonas Carnemark, CKD, CLIPP
President, Carnemark design + build In 1987, Jonas Carnemark founded a company to realize his creative goal: to bring home remodeling dreams to life—with both beauty and purpose. Since then, he ...
Carnemark design + build
President, Carnemark design + build In 1987, Jonas Carnemark founded a company to realize his creative goal: to bring home remodeling dreams to life—with both beauty and purpose. Since then, he has grown a 17-person design + build firm where devotion to the clean lines of modern design flows easily alongside attention to comfort and accessibility. This livability focus was just highlight by an interview on Houzz TV. The same ethic carries through to his sister business, called KONST SieMatic, an exclusive European kitchen showroom and his newly minted exclusive European bath product gallery KONST Union. Homeowners throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area and across the country have celebrated the company's results. With over one hundred national and regional awards, Carnemark has been regularly honored as one of Home & Design magazine’s Portfolio of 100 Top Designers and was recently named Top Innovator by KBDN. Renowned as a top designer and international speaker, Carnemark has also enjoyed judging national competitions for the NKBA, NARI, Hanley-Wood, and Kitchen and Bath Design News. Why System Integrators Should Partner with Home Design / Construction / Medical Professionals, with Living in Place Institute:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Joseph Lee
Government Affairs Panel: A Discussion on Legislation's Impact on the Residential Technology Industry Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
joseph lee
Government Affairs Panel: A Discussion on Legislation's Impact on the Residential Technology IndustryWed, Sep 16th, 20208:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
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Joseph Re
StrataTech integration firm Tech Collider- Working with Integrators with, This Old House : ...
StrataTech
StrataTech integration firm Tech Collider- Working with Integrators with, This Old House:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
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Juan Tamayo
Juan Tamayo (CTS) es Ingeniero Electrónico con 15 años de experiencia en A/V Systems, incluyendo diseño de museos, edificios corporativos, estadios, estaciones de metro y casas inteligentes. Antes de tener este puesto de ...
Juan Tamayo
Juan Tamayo (CTS) es Ingeniero Electrónico con 15 años de experiencia en A/V Systems, incluyendo diseño de museos, edificios corporativos, estadios, estaciones de metro y casas inteligentes. Antes de tener este puesto de Ingeniero de Network & Applications para International Sales, es instructor de AVIXA desde 2016 y anteriormente trabajo para Audio-Technica, Audinate (Dante 2018).Bluetooth vs. WiFi en altavoces de techoTue, Sep 15th, 20208:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
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Julio Camacho
Ingeniero en Mecatrónica 9 años de experiencia en el sector de automatización certificado KNX PARTNER y LONWORKS. Especialista en soluciones de automatización para elementos de protección solar con amplia experiencia ...
Home Cinema, julio camacho
Ingeniero en Mecatrónica 9 años de experiencia en el sector de automatización certificado KNX PARTNER y LONWORKS. Especialista en soluciones de automatización para elementos de protección solar con amplia experiencia en diseño de soluciones integrales implementando múltiples tecnologías y protocolos de comunicación. Actualmente se desempeña como Project Manager en Somfy México. Ahorro Energetico de los Sistemas De Automatizacion en Elementos Proteccion SolarTue, Sep 15th, 20207:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDT
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Justin Cook
Justin Cook is curently a service coach, and was formally an Apple Global Trainer. He remains forever passionate about teaching. Create Lasting Change Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
justin cook
Justin Cook is curently a service coach, and was formally an Apple Global Trainer. He remains forever passionate about teaching.Create Lasting ChangeWed, Sep 16th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Katherine Spiller
Katherine Spiller is Director of Sales and Marketing at Steinway Lyngdorf for The Americas. She joined the company at its start 12 years ago and helped build the brand in North and South America. Prior to Steinway Lyngdorf, ...
Katherine Spiller, Steinway Lyngdorf
Katherine Spiller is Director of Sales and Marketing at Steinway Lyngdorf for The Americas. She joined the company at its start 12 years ago and helped build the brand in North and South America. Prior to Steinway Lyngdorf, Katherine worked at the White House for the National Security Council and spent several years in New York City focused on branding, PR and marketing for luxury brands.Stop Selling Boxes, Start Curating Experiences: Creating Profitable Business Growth by Bringing Connoisseur Experiences to High Net Worth Clients
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Keith Jones
In 1996, Keith graduated from Central St. Martins after studying product design. Since then, he has worked in numerous high end audio outlets, culminating in owning and running his own AV installation company until 2008, where he ...
Documentation, Keith Jones
In 1996, Keith graduated from Central St. Martins after studying product design. Since then, he has worked in numerous high end audio outlets, culminating in owning and running his own AV installation company until 2008, where he then went on to found his current company, designflow.AV Design & DocumentationWed, Sep 16th, 20208:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
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Kevin Iselli
Kevin Iselli, DMC-E-4K, CTS Crestron Manager, Field Training With over 25 years of professional experience, Kevin has invested and lent his experience to the A/V industry. A 14 year Crestron veteran, ...
Creston Electronics, kevin iselli
Kevin Iselli, DMC-E-4K, CTS Crestron Manager, Field Training With over 25 years of professional experience, Kevin has invested and lent his experience to the A/V industry. A 14 year Crestron veteran, Kevin is the Manager, Field Training and Technical Trainer for Crestron Electronics. Kevin managed the development of all DigitalMedia curriculum for Crestrone's Technical Institute working with the engineer and technical support staff to provide the industries leading education courses including DMC-D-4K, DMC-T-4K, and DMC-E-4K and the new DM-NVX and networking courses. In the classroom, Kevin provides his students and attendees with an exciting and in-depth look into today's technologies, using personal attention-led guidance for each student. This is the way he can best offer the opportunity to learn and excel at the subject matter. Kevin has provided industry training for AIA and CEDIA, and has authored and co-authored a number of training courses for these organizations. Kevin joined Crestron after 18 years as a Design Engineer during which time he was responsible for designing buildings power, lighting, Networks, emergency, and technology systems for Integrated Design Solutions, LLC.The Future of Video Resolutions: A Look at 8KDeathmatch: Video Transport TechnologiesTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDTValue-Added Network Systems Designs That Work Within Budget Tue, Sep 15th, 20208:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
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Kevin Peters
Self-described nerd from the California Bay Area, with 10 years’ experience in consumer electronics, the last 5 of those at Inneos as an opto-electronics engineer. His passion for the bleeding edge of tech leads him to design ...
Inneos, Kevin Peters
Self-described nerd from the California Bay Area, with 10 years’ experience in consumer electronics, the last 5 of those at Inneos as an opto-electronics engineer. His passion for the bleeding edge of tech leads him to design functional products that people can use every day “to make their lives better in ways they didn't know they needed.” When not working, he’s usually found defibrillating his beat up off-road 4Runner; trying to make a home battery system (hey, he’s Californian!); or doing a poor job of motivating his Golden Retriever to actually retrieve something.Deathmatch: Video Transport TechnologiesTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
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Kevin Shipley
Kevin Shipley is an engineer, patent agent, lawyer, trusted advisor and (self-professed) all-around good guy. En route to Foglers, Kevin obtained degrees in mechanical engineering, economics and law, and has ...
Business Owner, kevin shipley
Kevin Shipley is an engineer, patent agent, lawyer, trusted advisor and (self-professed) all-around good guy. En route to Foglers, Kevin obtained degrees in mechanical engineering, economics and law, and has spent several years honing his craft and developing a practice based on patent prosecution and IP portfolio strategy and management. Kevin also has significant experience in large-scale freedom-to-operate and product launch/clearance projects (to avoid getting into trouble) as well as aggressive patent portfolio mining and offensive patent filing projects (to create trouble for competitors). He also opines on patent validity and infringement, and provides advice relating to IP licenses, confidentiality agreements and other IP-related agreements. Having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug (but not quite enough to quit his day job), Kevin focuses a portion of his practice on working with start-up and scaling companies. He has worked with and provided support to a number of start-up incubators and scaling company networks. For these clients, Kevin provides assistance with developing early-stage and ongoing IP strategy and corporate advice with a focus on identifying commercially relevant innovations and securing registered IP rights, and leveraging and licensing IP assets for commercial advantage. Kevin also generally serves as a sounding board for business strategy development. When away from his computer, Kevin enjoys all things home theatre related and appreciates the value of proper components and the impact that proper sound reproduction has on the content viewing experience.  He is also an avid dabbler in smart home and IT-related gadgets some of which he can actually get to work (but is secretly longing for a true unifying platform to reduce the number of hubs, dongles and separate apps he currently runs on his phone!). Creating Assets From Innovation: Legal Tools and Strategies to Identify, Protect and Commercialize Your Intellectual Property
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Kris Grytten
Kris recently joined Hartmann&Forbes in 2019, after working for 10 years as an entrepreneur and small business owner. While he is new to the luxury window coverings industry, Kris brings a passion for both technology ...
Kris Grytten, Sales/Customer Relations
Kris recently joined Hartmann&Forbes in 2019, after working for 10 years as an entrepreneur and small business owner. While he is new to the luxury window coverings industry, Kris brings a passion for both technology and exceptional customer service to his current role as the East Coast Automation Specialist. Kris enjoys collaborating with integrators, architects, interior designers, and builders to ensure each automated window covering project is successful.Window Covering: It's All About the Design - Luxury in MotionTue, Sep 15th, 20209:30 PM - 10:20 PM EDT
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Lainie Muller
Lainie Muller is a 15-year veteran of the technology industry and an emerging voice on Smart Solutions for Aging in Place and Connected Caregiving. Lainie is Director of Wellness at Alarm.com, a publicly traded ...
lainie muller
Lainie Muller is a 15-year veteran of the technology industry and an emerging voice on Smart Solutions for Aging in Place and Connected Caregiving. Lainie is Director of Wellness at Alarm.com, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: ALRM)and the nation’s leading cloud-based platform for the smart home. The Wellness solution leverages Smart Home technology to support Aging in Place and independent living for older adults and those living with disabilities. Wellness, an integrated element of Alarm.com’s comprehensive ecosystem of home management technology, is currently in use in residential homes, senior living communities, schools and in remote caregiving programs funded by Medicare and Medicaid.  The product has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Kiplingers, CNN, NPR and TechCrunch. In 2010, Lainie joined BeClose, a privately funded start-up company, as the Director of Partnership Sales. In 2015, BeClose was “spun-in” to Alarm.com, an early-stage strategic investor of the company. The BeClose product is now available as Alarm.com Wellness. Prior to BeClose, Lainie served as National Sales Manager, Major Accounts Unit (MAU) at Washingtonpost. Newsweek Interactive, the online subsidiary of The Washington Post company, where she led a top revenue producing team driving Healthcare, Consumer Electronics and Retail sales. Lainie has been an active Board Member for the National Capitol Area Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association since 2012. She holds a BS in Business and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Lainie lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and two teenage boys.Independent Living and Wellness InnovationsWed, Sep 16th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 PM EDT
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Leslie Shiner
The ShinerGroup provides top-level financial and management consulting for the integration industry, helping businesses maximize profits and gain financial control. Leslie Shiner is the author of A Simple Guide to ...
Business Owner, Leslie Shiner
The ShinerGroup provides top-level financial and management consulting for the integration industry, helping businesses maximize profits and gain financial control.   Leslie Shiner is the author of A Simple Guide to Turning a Profit as a Contractor.  Ms. Shiner’s post-graduate education focused on Finance and Accounting, culminating in an MBA from UC Berkeley. She was the second woman to be inducted as a CEDIA Fellow, and has received the CEDIA Top 10 Instructor Award multiple years. She is honored as a CPA Practice Advisor Top 25 Thought Leader. She is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Sage Certified Consultant, and CEDIA Outreach Instructor.  She frequently speaks at industry conferences and continues to receive high praise for her ability to make financial management interesting, understandable, and even entertaining.Understanding Gender Difference in the Workplace: Thriving in Business as a Woman in a Man’s WorldWarning! Avoid These 10 Simple Things That Can Put You Out of BusinessTue, Sep 15th, 20201:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDTThe Power of Breakeven AnalysisTue, Sep 15th, 20205:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDT
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Lina Maria Villa Betancourt
Lina María es ingeniera electrónica con maestría en tecnologías del sonido y de la música. Ha trabajado en la industria de los sistemas audiovisuales y de automatización desde 2013. En 2012 comenzó a ser docente de ...
audio, Lina Maria Villa Betancourt
Lina María es ingeniera electrónica con maestría en tecnologías del sonido y de la música. Ha trabajado en la industria de los sistemas audiovisuales y de automatización desde 2013. En 2012 comenzó a ser docente de cátedra en una universidad, dictando cursos a ingeniería electrónica e ingeniería de sonido. Desde 2013 dicta entrenamientos para sistemas de audio, video y certificaciones para sistemas de automatización. Actualmente se desempeña como Gerente de proyectos en Audio Concept de Colombia. Certificación ESC-D (Electronic systems certified) y COI (CEDIA Outreach Instructor).Audio Set-Up y Calibration - Primera ParteWed, Sep 16th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDTGetente de Projectos - Amdminstración y metas con proyectos AVTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
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Lindsay Bull
Lindsay acquired her bachelor's degree in English from Utah Valley University in 2013 and after regretting it thoroughly for a year, was pleasantly employed by Vantage Controls in 2014. After three great years with Vantage, ...
Lindsay Bull, Sales/Customer Relations
Lindsay acquired her bachelor's degree in English from Utah Valley University in 2013 and after regretting it thoroughly for a year, was pleasantly employed by Vantage Controls in 2014. After three great years with Vantage, she accepted a promotion with Luxul and has been frantically technical writing, content developing, and digitally marketing ever since.Taking Advantage of Social Media for Manufacturers and Dealers in the Custom Electronics IndustryWed, Sep 16th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Linzi Boyd
Visionary leader, Linzi Boyd is the woman known for building famous brands and speaking on the world stage about global trends. Here to create the face of the modern world she is also a best-selling author, serial entrepreneur ...
Boyd
Visionary leader, Linzi Boyd is the woman known for building famous brands and speaking on the world stage about global trends. Here to create the face of the modern world she is also a best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and Founder of BoB. By age 24 Linzi had set up and sold two businesses. Her second company was sold to Caterpillar and her third business, Surgery, championed some of the most well- respected brands known today. Linzi now works in the enterprise market, teaching entrepreneurs how to build a famous brand for bigger valuation and scale to impact in the world, changing the way modern business operates and creating the face of modern business. Building Brands to Shift Industries: Today, Tomorrow, The Future:  Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 8:30 AM - 8:55 AM EDT 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
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Luis Rodriguez
Vice President, WOW Media Securing the Future Home ...
WOW Media
Vice President, WOW Media Securing the Future Home Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Interior Decorator, Designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design Wellness Solutions for the New Normal featuring DELOS : ...
Martin Lawrence Bullard Design
Interior Decorator, Designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design Wellness Solutions for the New Normal featuring DELOS:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Matt Montgomery
Named one of Technology Integrator’s Top Talent Under 40, Matt Montgomery has designed systems for over 20 national award-winning projects, including "Home Theater of the Year," and "Custom Smart Home of the Year" from Consumer ...
matt montgomery
Named one of Technology Integrator’s Top Talent Under 40, Matt Montgomery has designed systems for over 20 national award-winning projects, including "Home Theater of the Year," and "Custom Smart Home of the Year" from Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. He is one of the co-founders of Tym, a home technology design and installation firm, based in Utah, with clients worldwide. Matt is a Golden State fan.Ask the Expert: Using Social Media and Digital Marketing to Grow Your BusinessTue, Sep 15th, 20202:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
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Matt Murray
Ask the Expert: Video Performance and Distribution  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
matt murray
Ask the Expert: Video Performance and DistributionWed, Sep 16th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Matthew Emmi
Co Founder, OneButton Matt Emmi is the founder of OneButton - a New York and Los Angeles based technology integration and design firm. With Matt’s background in Physics, and his business partner Michael in Art and design they ...
OneButton
Co Founder, OneButtonMatt Emmi is the founder of OneButton - a New York and Los Angeles based technology integration and design firm. With Matt’s background in Physics, and his business partner Michael in Art and design they deploy technology in residential and commercial spaces, in a user centric manner that defies convention and aims to delight occupants. OneButton has been awarded five Lutron Excellence awards in the past five years. Outside of OneButton Matt can be found flying Drones as an award winning Aerial Cinematographer who produced the short Burning Man : The Build. DesignTV with SANDOW: NKBA Live: Designing the Home of the Future: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Mauricio Mejia
Ingeniero Electrónico Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medellin, Antioquia Especialización en gerencia de proyectos. CEO y Gerente General de Hometech el Hogar Digital SAS. 17 años de experiencia en la industria de Audio, ...
Mauricio Mejia, Spanish
Ingeniero Electrónico Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medellin, Antioquia Especialización en gerencia de proyectos. CEO y Gerente General de Hometech el Hogar Digital SAS. 17 años de experiencia en la industria de Audio, Video y automatización. +9.000 proyectos de Automatización instalados por medio del canal de integradores en Colombia. Miembro y Voluntario de Cedia desde 2015. Conferencista nacional en tendencias tecnológicas IOT para CLARO, Cámara de la Construcción de Colombia y Universidades.Empresa de Automatizacion- consejosTue, Sep 15th, 20202:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
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Michael Cogbill
Michael Cogbill is recognized internationally as an authority in the field of home automation and integrated home systems. His professional career spans over 45 years as an engineer, manager, and entrepreneur. Since 2006, ...
michael cogbill, Project Manager
Michael Cogbill is recognized internationally as an authority in the field of home automation and integrated home systems. His professional career spans over 45 years as an engineer, manager, and entrepreneur. Since 2006, he has served as Chief Engineer for ETC, a leading technology integrator in south Florida. Prior to that (2003 -2006), he maintained a private consultancy in technology with a diverse client base ranging from high net-worth homeowners to commercial building owners/operators. Michael's professional activities and affiliations include B.S. in Electrical EngineeringCEDIA Board of DirectorsCEDIA Volunteer of the Year 1996 12 years in Defense and AerospaceAdvanced Documentation: How to Manage a Big, Design-Intensive ProjectCybersecurity Panel: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Smart HomeTue, Sep 15th, 202012:30 PM - 1:20 PM EDT
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Michael Heiss
Michael Heiss has over to forty years of experience in guiding the development, production, and marketing of new technology products and services. Well-versed in both professional and consumer electronics, he has held management, ...
michael heiss, Research & Development
Michael Heiss has over to forty years of experience in guiding the development, production, and marketing of new technology products and services. Well-versed in both professional and consumer electronics, he has held management, marketing, and technology development positions for leading hardware and software firms such as Harman International, Rank Video, NBC Television, Spectradyne, the originator of pay-per-view hotel movie services and Home Video Corp., the first nationwide direct-to-home video software rental service. He is the author of four books on video technology and is a frequent panelist, seminar moderator, and lecturer at industry conventions around the world.A leading journalist covering the professional and consumer electronics industries, Michael is a contributing editor and feature writer for Residential Tech Today and US Correspondent, as well as a monthly columnist for HiddenWires.com. A member of numerous engineering, technical, and communications societies, including SMPTE, SBE, IEEE, SID and ATAS, he is also member of the Order of the Iron Test Pattern with the Dignity of General. Named to the inaugural class of CEDIA Fellows, Mr. Heiss is an active participant in their activities and served two terms as a member of CEDIA’s Board of Directors. Born and raised in New York, he lives in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife Leslie Nathan, AIA. As a California licensed architect, Leslie can “Stamp” building plans, so Mike is also a California Notary Public so that he may “stamp” things, too.5G: Everything You Need to Know, but Were Afraid to AskTue, Sep 15th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDTContent Services and Technologies UpdateTue, Sep 15th, 20202:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDTDealing With Direct LED Displays and the Display World of the FutureWed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDT
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Michael McEnaney
Editorial Director, Dealerscope, Connected Design, CE Week Michael McEnaney is a veteran technology journalist with over 20 years experience covering consumer electronics and imaging ...
CE Week, Connected Design, Dealerscope
Editorial Director, Dealerscope, Connected Design, CE Week Michael McEnaney is a veteran technology journalist with over 20 years experience covering consumer electronics and imaging tech as well as launching, editing/writing content, selling and marketing a variety of publications and websites. He is currently the Editorial Director at CT Lab Global Media. Securing the Future Home: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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Michael Wajsgras
Twitter ID: @mwaze Mike Wajsgras is the Executive Director of Innovation & Growth at Constellation, an Exelon Company. A founding member of the leadership team that created Constellation’s Mass Markets business, ...
michael wajsgras
Twitter ID: @mwaze Mike Wajsgras is the Executive Director of Innovation  & Growth at Constellation, an Exelon Company. A founding member of the leadership team that created Constellation’s Mass Markets business, Mike is currently responsible for the key growth areas of the multi-billion dollar consumer and small commercial competitive energy business for Constellation. He is primarily focused on product and business innovation that has delivered meaningful and lasting growth opportunities for the core energy, services, and consumer technology businesses.  Mr. Wajsgras launched the company’s entry into the smart home category with the launch of Constellation Connect (www.constellationconnect.com) in late 2018 and continues to serve as the Managing Director of the business line.Energy Management Solutions Have Invaded the HomeTue, Sep 15th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Michelle Gus
Director of Business Development, Crestron Michelle joined Crestron in 2007 and has grown to become the Director of Residential Business Development for North America. She currently works closely ...
Creston
Director of Business Development, Crestron Michelle joined Crestron in 2007 and has grown to become the Director of Residential Business Development for North America. She currently works closely with Architects, Interior Designers, Builders, Developers, Realtors, Estate Managers, and Lighting Designers. She is responsible for analyzing key residential market segments to acquire new sales opportunities for Crestron. In addition to her personal Business Development responsibilities, she oversees the Business Development team and Crestron’s Design Showrooms throughout the US. Michelle is a CTA Smart Home Division Board Member and is an active member of several design build groups. She is also a CEDIA Certified Outreach Instructor and teaches technology education courses for Crestron to the AIA, ASID, NKBA and several Real Estate groups. Michelle is a 2020 Dealerscope 40 Under 40 Honoree. Wellness Solutions for the New Normal featuring DELOS:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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Mike Chorney
President, LaScala NKBA Brave New Business: Connected Living:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 ...
LaScala
President, LaScala NKBA Brave New Business: Connected Living: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Mike Demello
AV Design & Integration - NY Exploring ResiMercial Opportunities:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
AV Design & Integration
AV Design & Integration - NY Exploring ResiMercial Opportunities: Wed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Mike Grubb
Mike has more than 25 years of sales and marketing leadership experience in the consumer electronics industry, bringing his knowledge and relationships within the integration channels to support their growth. Mike has been a ...
mike grubb, Sales & Marketing
Mike has more than 25 years of sales and marketing leadership experience in the consumer electronics industry, bringing his knowledge and relationships within the integration channels to support their growth. Mike has been a leader in the commercial and residential markets developing programs, managing teams, architecting and executing sales and marketing strategies. Prior to joining Legrand AV, Mike held leadership roles with prominent CI focused manufacturers. His grassroots experience as a Managing Partner of an integration firm in Southern California really allow him to connect with the needs of the integration companies and the individuals who are the heartbeat of the business. Ask the Expert: Using Social Media and Digital Marketing to Grow Your BusinessTue, Sep 15th, 20202:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT Ask the Expert: The Importance of Adding Process to Your Growing BusinessWed, Sep 16th, 20201:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT
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Mike Maniscalco
Michael Maniscalco is a recognized speaker, visionary and expert in the smart-home, networking and IoT spaces. Mr. Maniscalco is the recipient of numerous industry accolades and holds a degree in Computer Science from the Georgia ...
Business Operations, Mike Maniscalco
Michael Maniscalco is a recognized speaker, visionary and expert in the smart-home, networking and IoT spaces. Mr. Maniscalco is the recipient of numerous industry accolades and holds a degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been involved with software and network engineering in the custom installation, financial, telecommunications and healthcare industries for over 20 years. As a founder of Ihiji, which was acquired by Control4 in 2018, Michael served as VP of Product for the company’s award-winning cloud-based remote network management solutions. Mr. Maniscalco has also successfully founded and sold a high-end home automation services and installation company which was heavily focused on IP control, systems engineering and service contract programs. He currently serves as a consultant on networking, cybersecurity and best practices in the smart home industry while also pursuing new opportunities at the intersection of IoT, health, and wellness.Cybersecurity Panel: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Smart HomeTue, Sep 15th, 202012:30 PM - 1:20 PM EDT
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Molly N. Switzer
Principal Designer & Owner, Molly N Switzer Designs, LLC Upon graduating in 2008 I took a job with an interior remodel company in a design and sales position. The economy forced the closure of ...
Molly N Switzer
Principal Designer & Owner, Molly N Switzer Designs, LLC Upon graduating in 2008 I took a job with an interior remodel company in a design and sales position. The economy forced the closure of the company less than a year after I started, and I was learned to rely upon the connections made with the NKBA to convince a local fabricator to hire me on at a part time basis. After six months I was promoted and put into a full-time position in showroom sales where I continued to exceed sales goals and create profitable programs to extend the company’s business. I stayed with Precision Countertops for seven years before deciding it was time to move onto a new challenge. I took a position with Chown Hardware in their residential sales department to help ease the transition of a new sales manager after the retirement of the original residential showcase manager after 30+ years at the helm. After a year I decided it was time to spread my own wings and I was in a position where I was able to open my own interior design firm. Molly N Switzer Designs LLC was launched on June 15, 2017 and has been an incredibly rewarding challenge. I am able to combine my love for product knowledge and industry relationship building by hosting Independent Designer Training opportunities in my home. inviting an intimate group of local independent designers to attend product education training to better our industry community and introduce amazing products and their reps to fellow designers. Molly N Switzer Designs LLC focuses on residential interior design with emphasis on kitchen and bath, I am a one woman show that has loved the process of developing and evolving my business. It is my goal to keep my business as uncomplicated as possible for both myself and my clients. I focus on transparency, communication, honesty and trust in my business as well as my everyday life. My business can take on several shapes as I am needed by my clientele, from role as a contracted specifier to designer of entire home interiors complete with construction plans, specifications and a trusted ear to bend during the most stressful of processes. At the end of the day I carry the title of client advocate and conduct my business in a manner that helps to alleviate as much stress to the home owner as possible in several different ways. I find a certain joy sharing the knowledge I have gained in the industry on products, best practices and specialty trades partners who have proven time and time again to be amazing resources to my clients. In the past couple years I have grown increasingly interested in the home connected technology world. I’ve been lucky enough to partner with an amazing local company who continues to push the envelope of what technology can do for the home and its owner. Their team is leading the way for the changes that are about to occur that will greatly affect the way design is done regarding lighting, power efficiency etc. It has been a valuable partnership and I am excited to be able to bring Pro Tech Solutions services to the table with my clients and learn and grow with their teams. On the side I run training opportunities for local designers out of my home, we host lunch and learn and happy hour opportunities for product reps to come in and educate each of us to a greater level of their latest product launches as well as new lines. It’s a small group community education opportunity set in a neutral location for designers to bounce ideas off one another, plus continue conversations about how a product might be best used in certain scenarios and past experiences. Learning together builds a stronger design community. I enjoy the opportunity to connect with student members of the design community and becoming a point of contact to them as they start down the path of transitioning from student to professional. With personal experience making the scary change I know how important it is simply to have someone to sound off to and hear about the everyday ins and outs of the professional world. It is my hope that through community involvement in the kitchen and bath industry that I have the ability to help educate and strengthen the core of our membership in order to best serve the clientele of our community. Women in Consumer Technology 12th Annual (Virtual) CEDIA EXPO Luncheon:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM EDT NKBA Brave New Business: Connected Living: Thu, Sep 17th, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
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Nathan Holmes
Nathan Holmes, a longtime industry veteran, is the Director of Training and Development for Access Networks. With over 20 years of experience, Holmes has been on both the AV integration and manufacturer side of the business and ...
nathan holmes, networking
Nathan Holmes, a longtime industry veteran, is the Director of Training and Development for Access Networks. With over 20 years of experience, Holmes has been on both the AV integration and manufacturer side of the business and has managed some of the most highly awarded companies in the residential integration industry bringing a deep knowledge from both perspectives. He is also a well respected member of the CEDIA Technology Council and has been heavily involved with CEDIA education initiatives for over 15 years.Remote System Access Methods, Security and Best PracticesWed, Sep 16th, 202010:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDTAsk the Expert: Network Performance and ConfigurationWed, Sep 16th, 20201:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT
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Patrice Samuels
Twitter ID: @PatriceatParks INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Smart home products and services, technical support services, consumer experience Patrice covers smart home products and services and leads Parks Associates Smart Home Tracker ...
Client Experience, Patrice Samuels
Twitter ID: @PatriceatParks INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Smart home products and services, technical support services, consumer experience Patrice covers smart home products and services and leads Parks Associates Smart Home Tracker product, keeping clients informed of industry developments and competitive shifts across more than 10 smart home product markets. She also leads digital home technical support services with a focus on market trends, business models, and provider strategies. Patrice manages custom research projects and strategy workshops that help companies understand the consumer experience in the connected home. Patrice earned her MBA from Texas A&M University at College Station and BSc in Psychology from the University of the West Indies.Energy Management Solutions Have Invaded the HomeTue, Sep 15th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Paul Williams
General Manager of Product Management & Growth,GE Lighting, a Savant Company Paul Williams is the General Manager of Product Management and Growth for GE Lighting, a Savant company where he is charged with ...
GE Lighting
General Manager of Product Management & Growth,GE Lighting, a Savant Company Paul Williams is the General Manager of Product Management and Growth for GE Lighting, a Savant company where he is charged with reimagining lighting solutions from America’s most trusted lighting brand. With a deep focus on the connected home and the company’s C by GE brand, Paul leads the company’s overall product management, its go-to-market strategy and its external partner ecosystem to propel lighting’s role at home and enable new platforms for growth. Paul brings more than 30 years of business operations leadership and hardware and software development within high-tech industries. This includes more than a decade of executive leadership at Control4, a manufacturer of home automation solutions, where he led the company’s global product management and research and development teams, supported the company’s merger and acquisition activity, delivered award-winning solutions and helped build the company from a start-up to an IPO with double-digit, year-over-year growth. During his time at Control4, Paul also led high-profile hospitality projects, including organizing and outfitting the MGM City Center project in Las Vegas, at the time the largest privately funded construction project in US history, with controls platforms across both the Aria and the Mandarin Oriental. The hotels opened to acclaim as some of the most technologically advanced hotels in the world. Prior to his deep leadership and operations roles at Control4, Paul held critical leadership positions and oversaw vast teams with a proven track record at Levelor/Kirch, a large-scale window covering operations and a Newell/Rubbermaid Company, as well as Phobos/Sonicwall. Paul has been a speaker at dozens of industry events and is often sourced and cited by the media on connected home topics. The Power of Light Tech Talk Wed, Sep 16th, 202010:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
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Peter Aylett
Peter is both a Partner at HTE, a company specialising in Acoustic Interior Design building the worlds finest private cinemas and entertainment spaces, as well as being a consultant to a select few other world class ...
Peter Aylett, System Designer
Peter is both a Partner at HTE, a company specialising in Acoustic Interior Design building the worlds finest private cinemas and entertainment spaces, as well as being a consultant to a select few other world class companies. In demand as a speaker and lecturer in cinema design and human-centric residential technology design, in recent years he has led workshops, courses and inspirational seminars across Europe, China, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, America, and the Middle East.Peter currently serves on CEDIA’s Board Of Directors and was in 2018 Chair of CEDIA’s Technology Council.  Peter is CEDIA ESC-D and ESC-N, ISF and HAA certified and is a member of the AES and IET. Peter is currently an active member of the CEDIA/CTA R10 standards committee. He is a 30-year industry veteran, has been teaching on behalf of CEDIA for 20 years and was awarded CEDIA’s 2014 Training Volunteer of the year, and 2015 EMEA Special Recognition awards. He lives near London, UK, and is easily recognizable by his exceptional taste in floral and paisley shirts.Design ThinkingReference Level Cinema Audio - Defining The ParadigmTue, Sep 15th, 20202:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
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Randy Stearns
Randy was the Founder and President of Engineered Environments, one of the nation's largest and best reputed custom residential systems integration firms. He subsequently led an industry consolidation that merged Engineered ...
randy sterns, Sales/Customer Relations
Randy was the Founder and President of Engineered Environments, one of the nation's largest and best reputed custom residential systems integration firms. He subsequently led an industry consolidation that merged Engineered Environments with six other industry leaders to form VIA International, Inc. Through 2014, Randy acted as CEO of VIA which operates in 8 western states with 350 employees and $70M+ in revenues. Randy has been an active volunteer for CEDIA, the industry's trade association, and served on the CEDIA Board of Directors for eight years including a term as Chairman. Randy has his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Southern California.Contact: [email protected] Secret to Winning With ArchitectsTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
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Raymond Holland
Raymond’s professional career began in 1990 when he volunteered for the U.S. Navy. Through both gulf wars and college at the University of Virginia, he was formally trained in Bio-Medical Engineering and worked as a ...
Project Management, Raymond Holland
Raymond’s professional career began in 1990 when he volunteered for the U.S. Navy. Through both gulf wars and college at the University of Virginia, he was formally trained in Bio-Medical Engineering and worked as a firefighter on several ships and finally as a Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defense advisor in Naval Intelligence. Raymond converted to the private sector in 1999 where he was a plant maintenance technician for the cable utility, Cox Communications. In 2001, he made the move to custom installations as a technician for a small Los Angeles based A/V company. Using the tools available to him through CEDIA’s website and Expo, Raymond learned how to become a very productive project manager and designer. Throughout the mid 2000s, Raymond was involved in several multi-million dollar installations, both as a project manager and designer. His management and design skills were put to the test on complex A/V, electrical, and solar projects. In 2013, his reputation earned him a position with VIA International as a Senior System Designer, where he only worked on complex projects in excess of $2 million. In 2015, Raymond began working at AHT where he was responsible for the technical aspects of sales, system design, and project management of large-scale custom yachts and the occasional multi-million dollar residence. Raymond recently decided to make a move from AHT and now works with Jobe Systems on high end residential and custom yacht projects all over the world. Raymond currently resides in Arizona where he spends his off time with his two teenage children and enjoys riding his Harley. You can usually find him playing Texas Hold-Em in Laughlin, Nevada if you can’t reach him on his cell phone.From Technician to ManagerTue, Sep 15th, 20207:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDT
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Rich Green
Rich Green has been an active professional in the audio/video design and installation industry since 1978. His system-integration company, Rich Green Design, serves the ambitious homeowners and businesses of Silicon Valley. His ...
Rich Green
Rich Green has been an active professional in the audio/video design and installation industry since 1978. His system-integration company, Rich Green Design, serves the ambitious homeowners and businesses of Silicon Valley. His clients have included Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Tony Fadell, Jim Clark, Gordon Getty, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Luciano Pavarotti. Rich sits on the Advisory Board of CEDIA, where he served as a three-term board member. He founded the CEDIA Technology Council and served as Secretary on the Executive Committee. Rich travels the world as an instructor, consultant, and public speaker in the fields of Future Technologies and Design. He is a CEDIA Fellow. Rich is an Adjunct Faculty member of Moraine Park Technical College where he has created new curriculum on Emerging Innovations in Technology. Passionate about his local community, Rich serves as the President of the Palo Alto History Museum. He received his B.S. degrees in Physical Anthropology and Historical Geology from Northwestern University and continues to promote a humane, anthropological perspective on the future of consumer technologies.Design ThinkingSpatial ComputingTue, Sep 15th, 20205:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDTFuture Technologies: The Inside Scoop From Silicon ValleyTue, Sep 15th, 20201:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDTSuccess With Virtual AssistantsWed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDT
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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 ...
Azione Unlimited
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.Career highlights include three years at Wall to Wall Sound and three years at Hi Fi House, where Glikes was part-owner of two stores. During his 15-year tenure as Vice President & General Manager of Bryn Mawr Stereo, the company grew from three to 18 stores. After a brief stint at Tops Appliance City, Glikes ran Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) for 15 years as Executive Director. At HTSA, he developed vendor partnerships and dealer memberships, as well as created marketing programs and conferences.Nine years ago, Glikes founded Azione Unlimited with the goal of creating a “market unto itself,” where dealers and vendors are both equal members. With the mantra ‘share, trust, prosper,’ the Smart Home Association continues to successfully grow with 228 great dealer members and a focused, select group of 67 vendor members. Industry Outlook: Buying Groups Weigh In on Challenges & Opportunities:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM EDT
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Robert Ridenour
As a Consumer Electronics professional since 1983, Robert started the first Custom Installation dedicated program in Southern Colorado in 1987. He has been committed to the satisfaction of customers in this arena ever since. ...
Lighting & Shades, Robert Ridenour
As a Consumer Electronics professional since 1983, Robert started the first Custom Installation dedicated program in Southern Colorado in 1987. He has been committed to the satisfaction of customers in this arena ever since.Elevating Lighting Scenes Through a Great User ExperienceTue, Sep 15th, 20207:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDTWash, Rinse, Repeat: Standardizing the Sales Process Tue, Sep 15th, 20209:30 PM - 10:20 PM EDTWash, Rinse, Repeat: Standardizing the Design and Engineering Process
Speaker Profile
Ron Callis, Jr.
Ron Callis Jr. is the CEO and co-founder of One Firefly, LLC, an award-winning marketing agency catering to the custom integration, security, and clean tech industries. Ron is dedicated to helping the custom electronics ...
Business Owner, Ron Callis Jr.
Ron Callis Jr. is the CEO and co-founder of One Firefly, LLC, an award-winning marketing agency catering to the custom integration, security, and clean tech industries. Ron is dedicated to helping the custom electronics industry grow and is a Certified CEDIA Instructor, CEDIA Registered Outreach Instructor, and former chair of CEDIA’s Content Action Team within the Business College. He is a past elected member of Crestron’s Advisory Board.Topgrading: How Dealers Can Immediately Improve Hiring and Employee RetentionTue, Sep 15th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Rose Barroso
Operations Manager, Barroso Homes A leader for the automated modern home, Rose Barroso has paved the way for a new kind of house dotting Toronto’s landscape in recent years. Starting from humble ...
Barroso Homes
Operations Manager, Barroso Homes A leader for the automated modern home, Rose Barroso has paved the way for a new kind of house dotting Toronto’s landscape in recent years. Starting from humble beginnings, Rose has become one of the preeminent luxury homebuilders in the city, specially the west end, in just twelve short years. With a focused eye firmly planted on the future of luxury home development, Rose draws inspiration from numerous sources to make dream homes come true. Women in Consumer Technology 12th Annual (Virtual) CEDIA EXPO Luncheon:  Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM EDT
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Ross Trethewey
Home Technology Expert, This Old House Tech Collider- Working with Integrators with, This Old House ...
This Old House
Home Technology Expert, This Old House Tech Collider- Working with Integrators with, This Old House:  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Speaker Profile
Sam Cavitt
Sam Cavitt is the founder & CEO of Paradise Theater. Paradise Theater engineers and designs the most extraordinary and highest performing private theaters. Working with integrators, architects, and interior designers, ...
Sales/Customer Relations, Sam Cavitt
Sam Cavitt is the founder & CEO of Paradise Theater. Paradise Theater engineers and designs the most extraordinary and highest performing private theaters. Working with integrators, architects, and interior designers, Paradise Theater provides the value-added services of optimized room acoustics, private theater performance engineering, design development, and integration of theater interiors and performance verification. Paradise Theater is a vital resource in the pursuit of excellence in the private theater industry.Selling High Performance Solutions and the Luxury MarketStop Selling Boxes, Start Curating Experiences: Creating Profitable Business Growth by Bringing Connoisseur Experiences to High Net Worth ClientsBecoming Cinema Sommelier
Speaker Profile
Sam Weiner
General Manager, Bravas Houston Sean Weiner is currently the General Manager of Bravas Baltimore, the nation’s largest luxury residential smart home integration firm. Prior to joining Bravas, Sean was the ...
Bravas
General Manager, Bravas Houston Sean Weiner is currently the General Manager of Bravas Baltimore, the nation’s largest luxury residential smart home integration firm. Prior to joining Bravas, Sean was the president of Starr Systems Design, an electronic systems and electrical contracting firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1990 with a degree in Economics, spent two years as an installation technician at a Baltimore area audio/video and lighting systems contractor, another two years with a Washington DC area custom retailer, and ultimately founded Starr Systems Design in the summer of 1994. During that time, Starr Systems Design grew from a 3 employee audio and video systems contractor to a 45 employee firm specializing in electronic systems, electrical contracting, and security systems. Starr Systems now comprises the Baltimore location of Bravas, LLC. Starr Systems Design has been a member of CEDIA since its inception, is also an active member of the Maryland chapter of the AIA, and the Home Builders Association of Maryland. In addition, Starr Systems Design is a member of the Electric League of Maryland, and a participating contractor in the Harford County Electrical Contractors Association and Apprenticeship program. Mr. Weiner supports several local charities including Pathfinders for Autism, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and DreamBuilders, and currently serves on the fundraising committee of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. One of Starr Systems’ proudest achievements is its creation of an Elf Foundation Room of Magic for the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. Starr Systems Design has been the recipient of eleven CEDIA Designer’s Choice awards since 2001, and was named CEDIA’s Electronic Systems Contractor of the Year for 2008. Their work has also been awarded five times by Electronic House Magazine, and by Architech magazine, and their technology Design Center was recognized by Lutron as Showroom of the Year in 2009. Mr. Weiner is a certified CEDIA outreach instructor, and has written and participated in educational and promotional articles for numerous industry magazines, the National Homebuilders Association, and several local publications. The Power of Light Tech Talk Wed, Sep 16th, 202010:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
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Samantha Ventura
Samantha Ventura currently serves as the Vice President of Education and Training at CEDIA. Samantha directs, manages, and provides global leadership in all instructional and academic systems within CEDIA’s education ...
Human Resources, samantha ventura
Samantha Ventura currently serves as the Vice President of Education and Training at CEDIA. Samantha directs, manages, and provides global leadership in all instructional and academic systems within CEDIA’s education programs. She also plans, develops, and oversees the curriculum development and certification programs, and promotes and supports the creation of innovative and diverse class offerings, as well as the evaluation and assessment of the education offered by CEDIA. While at CEDIA, Samantha has overseen the continuation of the ANSI accreditation process, the move for classes to be updated, offered online, and localized for the EMEA region, the translation of many classes into Spanish, and was instrumental in creating the hybrid version of the popular CEDIA Outreach Instructor class. She also sits on the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC), and oversees many working groups at CEDIA. Additionally, Samantha supports the organization by designing and teaching Leadership Development classes, participating in podcasts, writing blogs, and supporting partner organizations by speaking on topics related to Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change. Both in California and Indiana, Samantha has developed and implemented diverse and inclusive learning programs, in many larger organizations and institutions of higher learning. Her undergraduate work was specifically in education, and her master’s and PhD work focused on teaching and organizational leadership. She has a special interest and focus on cultural intelligence and virtual leadership. She has been in the area of education, and teaching continuously, for 25 years. Prior to coming to CEDIA, Samantha served as the sr. director of learning initiatives for the DevOps Library, where she designed and developed curriculum for open source learning. She has worked in many major organizations, and as an adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, and Indiana University. Samantha is a published author in the field of automation for O’Reilly Media, and has spoken at numerous conferences on the topic of Leadership in Tech. CEDIA is proud to note, in 2020, Samantha was recognized as a Pro AV Power 20 recipient, being noted as one of the most influential executives in the AV industry.Change in the Workplace: Let's Do Better:Tue, Sep 15th, 202010:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDTFind, Hire, and Keep Your Next Rockstar:Tue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDTThe Transformational Leader: Strategies for Effective Leadership in the Workplace:Wed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDTSkilled Trades:Thu, Sep 17th, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Sergio Molho
Named Partner/Director of Business Development in 2016 for the global WSDG architecture/acoustic design firm Sergio Molho was a founding partner of WSDG Latin America in 1994. He has provided technical, acoustical and ...
Project Manager, sergio molho
Named Partner/Director of Business Development in 2016 for the global WSDG architecture/acoustic design firm Sergio Molho was a founding partner of WSDG Latin America in 1994. He has provided technical, acoustical and architectural supervision as well as project management for all WSDG Latin projects.  And he now provides daily and long-term technical, marketing, social media and business management direction for the firm’s multiple offices. Sergio Molho has been an audio/video and recording industry professional since 1982. An accomplished keyboard artist and vocalist, in the 1980’s he led popular Argentine funk band CASH.  As an engineer, composer and producer he was responsible for international productions for Sony, Warner and other major labels.  His technical credits range from AV and Systems Integration/design to project management for such award-winning assignments as the El Porteño Hotel & Universe, designed by Phillipe Starck. He also led the installation of Latin America’s first IMAX 3D theater. A member of the Argentinean Acoustic Chamber (AAC), the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and other professional organizations, Sergio is a frequent contributor to technical workshops and is committed to expanding the knowledge and education of acoustics and electro acoustics in their relationship to architecture.  Sergio also serves as Director of WSDG International Relations, and contributes to the promotion and acquisition of new business worldwide.New Tools and Approaches for Professional and Home Recording Studio DesignTue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
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Shawn Lemay
Shawn Lemay is the founder and owner of Sound & Theater, based in New York, who has been helping clients with their technology needs for over 25 years. Mr. Lemay and his company are involved in all aspects of ...
shawn lemay
Shawn Lemay is the founder and owner of Sound & Theater, based in New York, who has been helping clients with their technology needs for over 25 years.  Mr. Lemay and his company are involved in all aspects of commercial and residential electronics and specialize in whole-house automation—specifically ways to conceal or “hide” technology in the home.  Mr. Lemay graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Management from Medaille College and has obtained his Registered Outreach Instructor (ROI) status through the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA).  He has worked in the computer industry for 20+ years, holds multiple vendor certifications, and has obtained a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) certification.  He was honored to be contracted to conduct Microsoft technical training for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.  In addition to his training and public speaking experience, Mr. Lemay is an active writer and has had multiple articles published in various regional publications.Ask the Expert: Network Performance and ConfigurationWed, Sep 16th, 20201:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT
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Steven Rissi
Steven Rissi is the Director of Technical Training for CEDIA and works from their global headquarters in Fishers Indiana. He is responsible for the direction and ongoing development of educational content as well as the ...
Steven Rissi, Strategic Planning
Steven Rissi is the Director of Technical Training for CEDIA and works from their global headquarters in Fishers Indiana. He is responsible for the direction and ongoing development of educational content as well as the facilitation and continuous improvement of instructor led and online courses. He has worked in the field of IT and technology integration for over 17 years and has accumulated knowledge of both residential and commercial applications including audio/acoustics, digital video, videoconferencing, IT/networking, media distribution, automation, security, central vacuum, telephone/paging systems, and general low voltage infrastructure. As a trainer, Steven has facilitated many different types of instructional offerings, from week-long “boot camps” to the technology keynote speech at an international tradeshow event. In addition to his work as a director and technical trainer, Steven has also participated as a subject matter expert on multiple working groups to identify trends and analyze their impact on the industry in addition to developing industry documents such as white papers and recommended practices.Executing on Client Care Programs: Strategic Considerations and Industry Best PracticesTue, Sep 15th, 202012:30 PM - 1:20 PM EDTFind, Hire, and Keep Your Next RockstarTue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDTIntroduction to Conference Room and Presentation TechnologiesWed, Sep 16th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Stuart Robertson
After 12 years as an electrician, Stuart first started in the Audio/Visual industry installing Home Theatres & Multiroom Audio Video Systems. From the early 90’s through today, he has been integrating all forms of ...
stuart robertson
After 12 years as an electrician, Stuart first started in the Audio/Visual industry installing Home Theatres & Multiroom Audio Video Systems. From the early 90’s through today, he has been integrating all forms of electronic systems and lighting controls. In that time, he’s been involved with CEDIA in Asia Pacific as a previous Board Member, Education Chair, and Vice President. He currently serves on the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) and the Technical Education Working Group (TEWG). He is the Owner & Founder of Sound Living in Melbourne Australia.Deathmatch: Video Transport TechnologiesTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
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Suzie Williford
EVP & CSO, NKBA Suzie Williford has more than 25 years of experience in business development and sales in the kitchen and bath space. Suzie’s extensive track record includes positions as Vice President of Sales ...
NKBA
EVP & CSO, NKBA Suzie Williford has more than 25 years of experience in business development and sales in the kitchen and bath space. Suzie’s extensive track record includes positions as Vice President of Sales for two kitchen and bath companies, the most recent of which had multiple locations serving both the trade and consumer markets. She has diverse knowledge of all kitchen and bath product categories, as well as our industry’s distribution and supply chain. Her comprehensive knowledge of the association model and governance stems from 10 years of service on the NKBA Board of Directors, including her role as 2009 NKBA President. Since joining NKBA’s headquarters operations in 2012, she oversees the Marketplace (which includes the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, KBIS, founding partner of Design & Construction Week), Governance and Leadership Communications sectors, where she plays a key role in volunteer communications and relations. She is also responsible for establishing domestic and international industry relationships in order expand the reach of NKBA as a brand in North America and abroad. DesignTV with SANDOW: NKBA Live: Designing the Home of the Future: Thur, Sep 17th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Tim Gill
Tim built the heart of the Josh.ai programming language, J++, and oversees all aspects of the technology. Outside of work, Tim loves snowboarding, his dogs Maggie & Phipps, is a philanthropist and founder of the Gill ...
tim gill
Tim built the heart of the Josh.ai programming language, J++, and oversees all aspects of the technology. Outside of work, Tim loves snowboarding, his dogs Maggie & Phipps, is a philanthropist and founder of the Gill Foundation, and a huge champion for equal rights. Tim is the founder and former chair of Quark, Inc. and lives in Denver, Colorado.Integrating Custom Voice Control for the Whole HomeTue, Sep 15th, 20205:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDT
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Tim Sinnaeve
Tim Sinnaeve is responsible for Barco’s Residential Group, part of the Entertainment Division of Barco. In his current role, he oversees Barco Residential’s global strategy to fulfill its mission of creating Architectural ...
Barco Residential, Tim Sinnaeve
Tim Sinnaeve is responsible for Barco’s Residential Group, part of the Entertainment Division of Barco. In his current role, he oversees Barco Residential’s global strategy to fulfill its mission of creating Architectural Digital Canvases that enable the most immersive entertainment and cultural experiences for customers to share with loved ones in the comfort of their homes. Tim has extensive international management experience and has lived and worked in Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa, Australia and Canada. He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Erasmus University College, Brussels (Belgium) and a Master’s Degree in International Law & Politics from the University of Hull (United Kingdom). He is currently based in Atlanta, GA.Stop Selling Boxes, Start Curating Experiences: Creating Profitable Business Growth by Bringing Connoisseur Experiences to High Net Worth Clients
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Tina Baker
Tina Baker currently serves as the Manager of People Operations at One Firefly. Tina’s responsibilities encompass all areas of human resources, including talent acquisition, new hire onboarding, performance ...
tina baker
Tina Baker currently serves as the Manager of People Operations at One Firefly. Tina’s responsibilities encompass all areas of human resources, including talent acquisition, new hire onboarding, performance management, benefits enrollment, employee engagement, writing and implementing policies and procedures and coordinating staff events. She’s a member of the One Firefly Leadership Team and is passionate about the candidate and employee experience.  Tina has 15 years of experience in recruiting and human resources and has a proven track record of implementing programs that improve employee satisfaction and reduce employee turnover. Additionally, Tina received her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification in 2017. Prior to joining One Firefly in January, she was the People Operations Recruiting Manager at TurnKey Vacation Rentals where she  and her team of 3 hired over 300 people in one year. Her background also includes HR management at two financial consulting firms in Austin, TX as well as 5 years spent in office management and operations at Milkshake Media, a branding and strategy marketing agency. She started her career in recruiting, as a Travel Nurse Recruiter and Recruiting/New Hire Orientation at a creative and marketing recruiting agency. In her spare time, Tina enjoys camping with her family. She has a group that her family travels with to different state parks and RV parks near the many lakes and rivers, located in Central Texas. She also enjoys hiking, making sure to take breaks to enjoy nature as she love being outdoors! Topgrading: How Dealers Can Immediately Improve Hiring and Employee RetentionTue, Sep 15th, 20209:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
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Tom Doherty
Director, New Technology Initiatives, HTSA Professional Career spans 40 years in the Consumer Electronic Industry which Tom says has encompassed everything from 8Tracks to Apps. Over this career Tom has ...
HTSA
Director, New Technology Initiatives, HTSA Professional Career spans 40 years in the Consumer Electronic Industry which Tom says has encompassed everything from 8Tracks to Apps. Over this career Tom has consistently been prescient in identifying niches that promise and deliver growth. While starting out in consumer electronic retail sales he saw the opportunity to start his Integration Company, Tom Doherty’s Custom Audio and Video (1985), which lead to the co-founding its Industry’s Trade Association (CEDIA) (1989) followed by co-founding one the industry’s first convergence company, Escient (1996), as well as playing a key role in the growth and adoption of Gracenote (1998) technologies and services worldwide. In 2001 Tom was recipient of the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom took a break from the industry in 2001 and returned in 2003 by starting a new company, Doherty Design Group. DDG surprised the industry and Tom’s peers that his new company would have Lutron Lighting Control Systems as its singular focus. Tom once again had identified what was a niche that, with focus and enthusiasm, held the promise and would deliver growth. Tom was inducted into the inaugural Lutron Hall of Fame in 2008. While working on DDG projects throughout the country, Tom observed an underserved opportunity and need for higher performance architectural lighting fixtures and lighting design services. DDG brought in professional lighting design to its staff and built his first Lighting Demonstration Lab in 2010. Through providing lighting expertise, demonstration and professional lighting design services DDG proved that through awareness there was indeed a market for high performance architectural lighting fixtures vs commodity contractor grade lighting. Sensing the coming opportunity of Custom Integration companies adding Lighting Design and Lighting Fixture Sales as a new category Tom accepted the position of Director, New Technology Initiatives with the Home Technology Specialists of America (2017). Tom has enjoyed and is proud of the groups progress and growth with the Lighting Category over these past three years and will continue to lead this segment amongst the Custom Installation Industry for many more years to come. The Power of Light Tech Talk: Wed, Sep 16th, 202010:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT Clash of Illuminators: Wed, Sep 16th, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT Integrators and Professional Lighting Designers: Successful Project Collaborations: Thur, Sep 17th, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Tom Hernandez
Vice President, Sales & Operations, RSRF Tom Hernandez is the Vice President of Sales and Operations for RSRF cellular DAS solutions. In 2013, Hernandez was recruited as the general manager ...
RSRF
Vice President, Sales & Operations, RSRF Tom Hernandez is the Vice President of Sales and Operations for RSRF cellular DAS solutions. In 2013, Hernandez was recruited as the general manager for a cell-boosting eCommerce website called RepeaterStore.com (later rebranded as Waveform.com). Hernandez soon realized the need for turn-key, scalable cellular installation services in the enterprise environment. With that in mind, they soon expanded to include RSRF, an enterprise-class, distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions provider. Today, the RSRF division provides comprehensive, carrier-approved cellular DAS services in all types of buildings - including hospitals, professional sports facilities, and luxury estates - ranging in size from 50,000 to over 500,000 square feet. Customers include technology and consumer brands, national real estate developers, hotels, and hospital groups, all of which use RSRF’s proprietary system to solve their signal issues and achieve comprehensive cellular coverage. Hernandez currently manages sales, engineering, and operations for RSRF. He also discusses DAS technology and benefits to IT managers and non-technical professionals. His experience spans more than 15 years with wireless, ad tech, and media companies, and he is excited to continue sharing his insights and expertise in the industry. 5G Ecosystem: Wed, Sep 16th, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Tom LeBlanc
Director of Industry Outreach and Media Channels, NSCA Tom LeBlanc, NSCA's director of industry outreach and media channels, has supported the integration market since 2003. As editorial director of Commercial ...
NSCA
Director of Industry Outreach and Media Channels, NSCA Tom LeBlanc, NSCA's director of industry outreach and media channels, has supported the integration market since 2003. As editorial director of Commercial Integrator from 2010 to 2019 and in various roles at CE Pro before that, he specialized in developing content to help integration firms improve their businesses. At NSCA, LeBlanc is focused on sharing NSCA success stories and resources aimed at improving members' businesses. Exploring ResiMercial Opportunities Wed, Sep 16th, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
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Varun Nagaraj
Energy Management Solutions Have Invaded the Home Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
varun nagaraj
Energy Management Solutions Have Invaded the HomeTue, Sep 15th, 202011:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
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Vince Luciani
Vince Luciani joined SurgeX in January 2019 as senior sales engineer following his tenure as an independent consulting engineer. Throughout his career, he has designed electronics for a variety of companies within the ...
vince luciani
Vince Luciani joined SurgeX in January 2019 as senior sales engineer following his tenure as an independent consulting engineer. Throughout his career, he has designed electronics for a variety of companies within the consumer electronics, automotive, audio, and power management industries. He also helped to create the HDMI Cable testing protocol for DPL Laboratories. Vince began his career as a design engineer, creating cinema audio products for Smart Theater Systems. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Technology and Analytics Officer for Innovolt, Inc. At Surgex, Vince is a primary resource in connecting the dots between the product development process and sales initiatives. How to Protect Your Credibility by Stopping Power Anomalies
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Walt Zerbe
Sr. Director of Standards & Technology, Cedia Walt Zerbe is the Senior Director of Technology and Standards for CEDIA with over 30 years of experience in the industry working primarily in product ...
cedia
Sr. Director of Standards & Technology, Cedia Walt Zerbe is the Senior Director of Technology and Standards for CEDIA with over 30 years of experience in the industry working primarily in product development and product strategy for audio manufacturers such as Legrand (Nuvo) and Russound. In addition, Zerbe has volunteered in many roles over the years, including the CTA Audio Division Board (chair), CTA Division Executive Board (DEB), CTA TechHome, CTA Multi-Room Audio Video Council, R3 standards group (chair), CTA Technology and Standards Council (chair), CTA Board Of Industry Leaders (BIL). Zerbe is also a co-founder of the CTA/CEDIA R10 Residential Systems Standards body and past chair. Before joining the manufacturer side of the industry, Walt was president and founder of a custom low voltage integration firm. 5G Ecosystem: Wed, Sep 16th, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
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Will Gilbert
Think Simple Rise of the Home Office Tech Talk: ...
Think Simple
Think Simple Rise of the Home Office Tech Talk: Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
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Will Hopkins
Will Hopkins is a global leader in the field of smart homes and future technologies. He is a KNX Partner, Member of the British Computer Society and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, alongside being ...
will hopkins
Will Hopkins is a global leader in the field of smart homes and future technologies. He is a KNX Partner, Member of the British Computer Society and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, alongside being certified in every major control platform. He sits on CEDIA’s Technical Education Working Group as a subject matter expert in the area of system programming, and is a contributor to their upcoming publication on the subject.Will is currently CEO of Intrinsic Group Limited, the Parent of several of the tech companies that he has founded, including the software integration, support and training arm – Intrinsic Dev; the marine technology division – Smart Yachts International; and Your Smart Home Limited which alongside boasting an exclusive list of high profile clients, has received multiple accolades including “Most innovative smart homes – UK” in 2016 and “Best for Luxury Smart Homes” in 2017, 2018 & 2019.User Experience Panel: Grace in DesignTue, Sep 15th, 20201:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
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William (Bill) Boyer
An A/V industry veteran, Bill has helped grow MantelMount into the category leader it is today. Bill is responsible for the company’s entire wholesale penetration strategy, including channel management, customer ...
Bill Boyer, Business Owner, William Boyer
An A/V industry veteran, Bill has helped grow MantelMount into the category leader it is today.  Bill is responsible for the company’s entire wholesale penetration strategy, including channel management, customer relationship management, pricing and promotion strategies, trade shows, customer engagement events, and account acquisition and management. Under Bill’s direction MantelMount has grown from a few hundred dealers to thousands of dealers, and has 75 + distributor locations both domestic and International.  Bill formerly served as Senior Vice President of AudioQuest (The Quest Group), where he created the derivative product division and grew revenues to 50% of the company total by year 2. He was also a regional manager at Tweeter Home Entertainment as well as serving in various positions at major national retailers, including Circuit City, Office Depot, Kmart and others.   Of all his accomplishments, Bill is most proud of two consistent accomplishments across all of his assignments; 1. Highest customer service ratings across a wide swath of roles, regions and responsibilities. 2. Mentorship that provided hundreds of his direct reports solid launching pads to brilliant careers. Of those he mentored, many who have eclipsed his own resume (including the CEO of ADI, President of Chef Toys, and hundreds of C.E. operators in business to this day in thriving enterprises).   Bill is a member of the PGA and is an avid golfer who can be found swinging a club most weekends.  The Most Important Tool You Must Calibrate...Your Ears
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William Erb
William Erb is a movie and AV enthusiast. He recently took the plunge and built a home theater with the help of a professional theater designer and a theater builder specializing in quiet room construction. He ...
william erb
William Erb is a movie and AV enthusiast. He recently took the plunge and built a home theater with the help of a professional theater designer and a theater builder specializing in quiet room construction.  He is passionate about enjoying an immersive cinematic experience at home and watching movies the way the director intended.  William is a longstanding fan of Kaleidescape's ability to deliver great content on its convenient digital platform while ensuring the best quality home theater experience for its customers.  Stop Selling Boxes, Start Curating Experiences: Creating Profitable Business Growth by Bringing Connoisseur Experiences to High Net Worth Clients
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Xiaozheng Lu
Xiaozheng Lu, President of Luxi Electronics, is an industry veteran; Mr. Lu also holds multiple US and PCT patents for his innovations. Mr. Lu was born in China and graduated from the prestige Peking University, ...
System Designer, Xiaozheng Lu
Xiaozheng Lu, President of Luxi Electronics, is an industry veteran; Mr. Lu also holds multiple US and PCT patents for his innovations. Mr. Lu was born in China and graduated from the prestige Peking University, where he was elected to the president of the student union.  He invented the first PAL/NTSC dual format LCD projector in the world and created the Peak Music Power Output test standard during his study in Peking University and work in the High-tech Co., Inst. of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  He also served as chief engineer of the big screen displays in the 1990 Asia Games in Beijing. After moving to the US, Mr. Lu designed many electronics systems for Disneyland and other companies.  He led the product developments at Extron Electronics, world’s largest pro AV product manufacturer, from 2001 to 2006, during which he developed and introduced over 200 highly successful new products for Extron.  Mr. Lu served as senior vice president of AudioQuest from 2006 to 2009, led the company’s and industry’s quick expansion to the new digital world.  In 2009, Mr. Lu started Luxi Electronics, a manufacturer of innovative digital audio video products.  His distributed switching technology is widely regarded as an industry game changer.  He’s now working on a new AV standard for achieving 8k video and beyond with much reduced system bandwidth requirements and highly flexible signal routing. Mr. Lu has over 50 whitepapers published in the world.New Power Amp Technologies and SolutionsTue, Sep 15th, 20204:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
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Ian Bryant
Ian Bryant, CEDIA ESC-T, Crestron Silver Master Certified Programmer & Commercial Lighting Certified, Harman Certified Programmer, BIAMP, BSS, QSC, ISF & HAA Certified. Ian started his career in 1997 in the ...
bryant, ian
Ian Bryant, CEDIA ESC-T, Crestron Silver Master Certified Programmer & Commercial Lighting Certified, Harman Certified Programmer, BIAMP, BSS, QSC, ISF & HAA Certified. Ian started his career in 1997 in the convention and live sound market and then moved into the residential integration/automation market. In 2010 he started subcontracting firm, that specializes in programming, installation, consulting, system design and engineering in Residential, Commercial, Corporate & Government projects called ZenArray. Ian’s first involvement with CEDIA began in 2008 as a Subject Matter Expert and has included teaching, assisting in content creation and dedicating time on numerous panels such as the TGW and nine years on the designer awards panel. Ian now works for CEDIA as the Vice President, Technology Application & Workforce Initiatives. His qualifications include being a CEDIA ESC-T, Crestron Silver Master Certified Programmer & Commercial Lighting Certified, Harman Certified Programmer, BIAMP, BSS, QSC, ISF & HAA.Find, Hire, and Keep Your Next RockstarTue, Sep 15th, 20206:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
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