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The CEDIA Podcast

A 60-minute roundtable discussion on issues surrounding new and emerging tech, business practices, and other topics impacting the CEDIA channel (primarily residential applications of “smart home” devices and networks).
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Aug 16, 2019

Mitchell Klein has led his own integration firm, he's led CEDIA, and now he leads the Z-Wave Alliance. He's also the 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Here's an in-depth interview with a thoughtful and fascinating gent.

Register for CEDIA Expo and help us celebrate Mr. Klein's achievement: CEDIAExpo.com

Aug 9, 2019

Julie Jacobson (founding editor, CE Pro) gives us an Expo preview — and her thoughts on the wellness tech opportunities she captures under the term "biophilia."

Register for CEDIA Expo at cediaexpo.com

Aug 2, 2019

Your customers -- heck, you too -- can be wildly frustrated by endless updates, UI changes, name it. Might this be a place for some new opportunities? John Penney, EVP at 20th Century Fox, joins Ed and Walt to talk about the problems and solutions in this area.

For more info on CEDIA: cedia.net

Jul 26, 2019

Here's a real where-are-we-now update: CEDIA's Walt Zerbe weighs in on a variety of emerging trends — and emerging dangers — on a broad variety of subjects from AI to 5G and beyond. This is a true overview of what CEDIA's Tech Council is keeping track of right now.

Join us at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver: www.cediaexpo.com

Jul 19, 2019

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."

https://www.amazon.com/Disrupt-Think-Unthinkable-Transformation-Business/dp/0137025149

William’s keynote will focus on how disruptive thinking can spark transformation in business.

Register for CEDIA Expo at https://www.cediaexpo.com/

Jul 12, 2019

Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) attended the Augmented World Expo in California in May (the next one’s in Munich in October) and attended 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.

Here are some of the links Rich mentions:

https://developer.bose.com/bose-ar

https://www.openarcloud.org/

https://www.awexr.com/

Sign up for Expo here:

https://www.cediaexpo.com/

Jul 5, 2019

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, DISH: DISH.com/customintegration

For more on CEDIA: CEDIA.net

 

Jun 28, 2019

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 podcast.

https://michaelheiss.com/

For more on CEDIA, go to https://cedia.net/.

 

Jun 21, 2019

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 their team has been polishing the training catalog for CEDIA Expo 2019.

Register here: https://www.cediaexpo.com/

Jun 14, 2019

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 HERE: https://www.cediaexpo.com/

For more on Thomas and Campbell:

http://www.momentumreps.com/

http://technologyinsidergroup.com/

 

Jun 7, 2019

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, too.

http://www.displayweek.org/

https://www.digitalhollywood.com/

https://michaelheiss.com/

For more on CEDIA, go to cedia.net.

May 31, 2019

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.

www.metrostudy.com

https://www.drendall.com/ 

https://www.conceptuallighting.com/

For more info in the Leadership Conference (and CEDIA’s Awards Celebration), go here: https://bit.ly/2X5wew9

May 24, 2019

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.

https://futurereadysolutions.com/

Find info on the White Paper on cabling here: https://cedia.net/insights/cedia-blog-detail/press-releases/2019/05/21/new-cedia-white-paper-keys-in-on-cabling

For more on CEDIA: CEDIA.net.

May 17, 2019

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 change.

For more on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

May 13, 2019

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, http://spherecustom.com/

James Chen, https://www.kordz.com/

and Peter Aylett, https://www.archimedia-me.com/

https://www.highendsociety.de/index.php/en/home.html

For more on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

May 10, 2019

Gear, gear, gear! In this first report from the Munich High-End audio show, Walt Zerbe is joined by:

Christiaan Beukes, http://spherecustom.com/

James Chen, https://www.kordz.com/

and Peter Aylett, https://www.archimedia-me.com/

https://www.highendsociety.de/index.php/en/home.html

For more on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

May 3, 2019

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 info.

Want to learn more about CEDIA? CEDIA.net is the place.

Apr 26, 2019

Here's a chat with Stephen Nevison (Intuitive Homes) and Oliver Hall (Ultamation) on their 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 showroom.

www.intuitivehomes.co.uk

www.ultamation.com/

www.henri.fr

http://www.lutron.com/europe

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Apr 24, 2019

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 Denver; register at www.cediaexpo.com.)

www.saleztoolz.com

For more on CEDIA: cedia.net

Apr 19, 2019

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 IP.

https://michaelheiss.com/

Fore more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Apr 12, 2019

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 discovery."

https://www.bernstein.com/

For more on CEDIA, head to cedia.net.

Apr 5, 2019

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 engineer.

www.archimedia-me.com

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

 

Mar 29, 2019

Mike Maniscalco (Better Living Technologies) surveyed the tech offerings — mainly in the health and wellness space — at South By Southwest 2019, and reports on what he saw and its potential impact on integrators.

betterlivingtech.net

For more on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Mar 22, 2019

There's an "experience center" demonstrating residential multiple systems (and interfaces) from kitchen to living room to bed and bath, a state-of-the-art training facility, and much more in CEDIA's new Indiana headquarters. Guest Ian Bryant, who oversaw a lot of the integration, takes us on a tour of the building.

Want to know more about CEDIA? Check out cedia.net.

Mar 15, 2019

John Penney, EVP of Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for 20th Century Fox, attended the Mobile World Congress in Spain in late February, and brought back a ton of info on what's happening in the connected worlds of 5G and edge computing.

Want more info on CEDIA? Check out cedia.net.

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