Seven candidates have been nominated for the CEDIA Board. We asked each candidate the same questions (with time limits on their answers) -- here are their responses. Voting for the CEDIA Board of Directors ends Oct. 16, 2017. Find more info at CEDIA.net.
Friday's Talks included Henry Clifford on "selling to the customer's pain points," Futuresource Consulting's research on the custom industry, and Jay Miller on working with architects, builders and designers. we also check in with Mike Maniscalco on the CEDIA classes he was teaching, and Walt Zerbe weighed weighed in with some big-picture thoughts.
Enjoy highlights from CEDIA's Talks at CEDIA 2017, including Laura Mitchell on aging in place, Joe Whitaker on guerrilla marketing, Rich Green on AR, VR, and MR, Sam Woodward on lighting, and Dave Pedigo on some fresh industry research.
Same Woodward of Lutron dives into lighting, new advances, all the acronyms -- and the stuff he blew up as a Hollywood special effects expert!
Peter Aylett (Archimedia) and Christiaan Beukes talk with CEDIA's Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck about selling the "experience" of tech as margins on gear get thinner and GAFA gets bigger. (This one even has a few sales tips from Mr. Aylett himself.)
Mike Mansicalco of Ihiji digs into all the trials and opportunities presented by remote monitoring, troubleshooing, and the recurring revenue these services can provide. He's joined by hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe of CEDIA.
Nathan Holmes, Technical Trainer at Access Networks, joins CEDIA's Dave Pedigo, Ed Wenck, and Walt Zerbe to talk about the issues facing integrators as residential networks grow more complex.
Peter Aylett (Archimedia) and Alan Sircom (Hi-Fi+ magazine) hit CanJam and came back with a wealth of knowledge on the most personal of listening devices. They share their info with CEDIA's Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck.
The hub is dead! Long live the hub! CEDIA's Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck are joined by Mitchell Klein (Z-Wave Alliance) and Avi Rosenthal (IoT Consulting) to talk about the "hub" -- that "traffic cop" that allows devices to communicate.
A conversation with Darren Reaman, MBA, CEDIA's Director of Government Affairs on how state legislatures can affect your business -- and how you can ensure your voice is heard.
Difficult clients with impossible questions. Legacy equipment that just won't work. Jobsite meltdowns. Frank White and Patrick Hartman will teach integrators how to answer the hardest asks and expected the unexpected with a course called "Hardballing" at CEDIA 2017. This incredibly informative -- and at times terrifying ("He drilled through a Renoir?") -- podcast previews the class with White, Hartman, and CEDIA's Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck.
Brighter brights, deeper darks, QLED, CLEDIS, and "quantum dot liquid on the rocks" -- the always-entertaining Michael Heiss joins CEDIA's Dave Pedigo and Ed Wenck for a look back at the Society for Information Display's Display Week.
68,000+ attendees? $5,000 soundbars? New boxes, gear, and games? Michael Heiss joins Dave Pedigo, Walt Zerbe, and Ed Wenck for a look back at 2017's E3 show.
Displays, projectors, screens, sound isolation, immersive audio -- the current state of home theater is examined by CEDIA's Dennis Erskine, Walt Zerbe, and Dave Pedigo. Your host is Ed Wenck.
Alan Sircom, Editor of Hi-Fi+ magazine, and Peter Aylett of Archimedia join CEDIA's Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck to review the 2017 Munich High End show.
Kris Hogg and Peter Aylett help hosts Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck understand the implications of what's next as residential tech proliferates, devices become cheaper, and "GAFA" grows in impact.
Technology as a Drug, Second in a Series: Are we plugging the customer in -- or are they doing it themselves? (Spoiler alert: The answer's "Maybe both.") Peter Aylett and Christiaan Beukes join CEDIA's Dave Pedigo and Ed Wenck.
Hosts Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck of CEDIA are joined by Peter Aylett and Christiaan Beukes to discuss "addictive connectivity." It's the first part of a three-part series called "To Plug or Not to Plug."
Yep, we're talking the next iteration of broadcast TV with Mike Heiss.
CEDIA's Dave Pedigo and Ed Wenck are joined by CEDIA newbies David Meyer and Walt Zerbe to speak about advances in video and audio.
CEDIA's Ed Wenck and Dave Pedigo are joined by Roy Beiser and Nathan Holmes of Access Networks and Mike Maniscalco of Ihiji.
A review of the trends from ISE 2017 (Amsterdam) with guests Peter Aylett, Michael Heiss, Julie Jacobson, and Gordon van Zuiden.
Julie Jacobson and Mike Heiss join CEDIA's Dave Pedigo for another dive into what struck the Tech Council at CES 2017.