CEDIA Expo 2021, a global trade show for residential technology integration, designers and construction professionals, has announced an updated programming schedule for the Smart Stage. The stage will host all Thought Leadership sessions, as well as CEDIA and CE Pro Awards programs and Innovation Hub Case Study programs. See the updated schedule below:
Day 2: September 2, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Bright Business: The Spectrum of Key Lighting Topics and Challenges Sponsored by Lutron
Do you have a plan to grow your lighting offering? In this session, industry experts will share what you need to know about selling human-centric lighting, next-level features and fixtures and the most effective way to train your staff to have in-house expertise.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Performance Home. Where technology meets design with Technology Designer
For architects and designers, technology impacts design decisions across the entirety of the modern performance home. From wellness to living in place, from acoustics to clean air, to lighting, window treatments and indoor/outdoor living, our panel will discuss the collaboration process. Homeowners are asking for these technologies and only proper infrastructure and planning will assure success.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Outdoor Lighting Puts Integrators In Position to Profit Sponsored by Garden Light
As the use of outdoor living spaces continues to grow, homeowners are spending more and more on making these areas beautiful and functional. National Sales Director for Garden Light LED Bruce Kenison will discuss how AV integrators have a real opportunity to offer a more complete service to their customers by incorporating outdoor lighting.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Poppy Crum Recording
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
You are Connected! But are you Secure? ReThink Cyber Security Sponsored by Guard Dog
Dan Pascua, Project Manager at Guard Dog will explore the issues today in the ‘edge territory’ or the invisible space between networks. Home electronics are by far the largest attack surface that is now a field day for Cyber Criminals.
1:30 – 2:00PM
Cyber Security Protection, another Income Stream in Home Network Protection by Guard Dog
In this session Glenn Merlin Johnson, Business Development Advisor at Guard Dog will discuss the easy selling and lucrative protection opportunity in today’s number one world topic, Cyber Crime. Technology in the home environment is supposed to simplify, make life easier for the occupants but it has also become the open portal for personal and corporate cybercrime.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hot Ticket: Selling Immersive Home Theaters/Private Cinemas
Private cinema/dedicated theaters are back strong, along with multipurpose room home theaters. Learn how to position your business as a go-to resource for both projector and TV-based viewing and hear from the experts about the latest media servers, components, and peripherals ranging from acoustic treatments to seating to interfaces.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Home Studio – When It’s More Than Just Video Conferencing Sponsored by IMCCA
Being on a videoconference from home is adequate for most, but some have realized that these technologies can also be used to create complex webcasts and presentations from home. This session will explore the nuances and considerations needed to be an at-home content creator – including a discussion with some that are already doing this well.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Marketing to Designers: Effectively Connecting with the “other” side of the project
Hear from integrators who have developed successful strategic partnerships to expand their business by co-locating or collaborating with design experience centers and showrooms with designers. Get tactical tips to be part of whole home design solutions aligning with design and build. The session will be attended by design attendees as part of a tour who will take part in a lively Q&A followed by a networking event. Attend this session for marketing insight and connections.