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Luke Williams will be providing the   Opening Keynote   for CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver. Williams ​is Professor​ ​of​ ​Innovation and Design ​at​ ​the NYU​ ​Stern​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Business and​ ​a​ ​Fellow​ ​at​ ​Frog​ ​Design. He​ ​is​ ​the​ ​inventor​ ​of​ 30-plus​ ​U.S.​ ​patents​ ​and​ ​has​ ​designed​ ​more​ ​than​ ​100 products​ ​in​ ​industries​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​transportation​ ​to​ ​finance​ ​and​ ​healthcare​ ​to​ ​consumer​ ​electronics.  ​He​ ​is​ ​the​ ​author​ ​of​ ​the​ ​international​ ​bestseller ​​" Disrupt:​ ​Think the​ ​Unthinkable​ ​to​ ​Spark​ ​Transformation​ ​in​ ​Your​ ​Business. " William’s keynote will focus on how disruptive ...
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Dynamic Mounting , (My sweet company) manufacturer and creator of the Down and Out (D&O) mounting category has added WiFi (IP) connectivity to their line of motorized mounts. According to the company, through IP the mount can be raised or lowered by all major home automation systems. For those without automation in their homes, the mount can be controlled through any browser on the same WiFi network. Via Wi-Fi, users can control the mount with a computer, tablet, or phone.  Also new, the mount has a heat sensor that is able to automatically detect temperature, and if it rises above an unsafe temperature the mount will automatically retract to its home ...
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Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) attended the Augmented World Expo in California in May (the next one’s in Munich in October) and sat in on no less than 25 sessions. He tells us some of what he learned in this deep-dive into AR (both visual AND audio) and its impact on day-to-day living and wellness tech. Sign up for CEDIA Expo here
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Enjoy some samples from our most popular podcasts from the first six months of 2019! We cover the challenges of 5G, the birth of Web 3.0, how to understand high-net-worth clients, and much more. (Notes on where to find the entire 'casts we mention are included, too.) Thanks to our sponsor for this one,   DIS
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Michael Heiss ( M Heiss Consulting ) attended E3 (the big gaming show) and has a report — and both he and Walt Zerbe have info from the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in this podca
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Steve Rissi, CEDIA's director of technical training — a former tech who's worked in the field — and our Senior Director of Education Samantha Ventura join us to give us the skinny on the classes that'll fit your firm's needs and how the Education team has been polishing   the training catalog   for CEDIA Expo 2019. Register for Expo her
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Two parts again in this one: David Thomas ( Momentum Group ) and Carol Campbell ( Technology Insider Group , among others) tell us all about stuff to do, see, eat, and drink in and around Denver, and Brian Pagel of Emerald Expositions tells us what's new and different on the CEDIA Expo floor in 2019. Early Bird Special pricing for CEDIA Expo 2019 has been extended through June 21.   REGISTER HER
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Michael Heiss   just attended the   Display Week show   in California, and he’s got the skinny on display technology that’ll be impacting us in the near future. He also took a look at a show called “ Digital Hollywood ,” and he has info on those presentations, to
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Three presenters from CEDIA’s upcoming Leadership Conference have info you can use right now: Mark Boud ( Metrostudy ) on the direction of the housing market and timelines for potential downturns,   David Rendall   (co-author of the book “Pink Goldfish”) on how your perceived businesses weaknesses can be leveraged as strengths, and Peter Romaniello ( Conceptual Lighting, LLC ) on integrators getting in on the lighting conversation early in the project. For more info on the Leadership Conference (and CEDIA’s Awards Celebration), go   her
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As the home network grows more complex — and we get closer to the adoption of technologies such as 8K video — cabling will become more critical. Is it time to become expert with fiber so your projects are “future-ready”? We dig into this and many other issues (including shielding, cable certification, and more) with Eric Bodley of the very aptly named   Future Ready Solutions . Find info on the White Paper on cabling her
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As EVP of Consumer Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at 20th Century Fox, John Penney has seen a great many companies move from purely transactional businesses to hybrid businesses: making money from both transactions AND recurring monthly revenue. He’s got advice on strategies for implementing that chan
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The second report from the   Munich High-End audio show , features our takes on the show's top gear. Walt Zerbe is joined by Christiaan Beukes , James Chen , and Peter Aylett
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Gear, gear, gear! In this first report from the Munich High-End audio show , Walt Zerbe is joined by Christiaan Beukes , James Chen , and Peter Aylet
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CEDIA's Ian Bryant, Anastasia Tate, and Ed Wenck all went to see Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speak at Purdue University — here's their recap. Plus, Walt Zerbe just attended a conference on remodeling trends at Harvard, and he's got in
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Here's a chat with Stephen Nevison (Intuitive Homes) and Oliver Hall (Ultamation) on their CEDIA Global Award-winning project for Best Integrated Home (EMEA), plus a talk with Michael Sherman (Henri) and Thanh Lepinaux (Lutron) on the work that went into Henri's award-winning showro
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This episode highlights some key takeaways from two business classes at the CEDIA Tech Summit in Irvine, CA. Susan Sipe ( Salez Toolz ) covers "Job-Costing for Contractors Who Don’t Like Accounting" and long-time CEDIA instructor Frank White covered “5 Ways to Get What You’re Worth.” (Both will be offered at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Den
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Michael Heiss ( M Heiss Consulting ) attended the annual NAB (formerly called the "National Association of Broadcasters") Show in Vegas earlier this month. Besides the usual suspects — as in 5G and 8K — there was a lot of chatter about
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David Hunt is with a wealth management firm called Bernstein , and he speaks with high-net-worth individuals every day — which means he has vast insights at to what makes them tick. Learn about the three different types of rich folks, what they're worried about, and the fact-finding technique called "deep discover
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So it appears that founding members did not get first choice for EXPO housing ..or at least i never received an email.  so now i find out that all of my preferred hotels are already sold out.    guess CEDIA is doing its best to alienate its founders.
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You've heard the term "human-centric" in regard to lighting, right? What if we took that notion and applied it to literally everything we do? Rich Green of Rich Green Ink and Peter Aylett of Archimedia talk about designing custom systems for clients with a technique that requires you to think more like an anthropologist and less like an engine
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