Connected Home Sessions at CEDIA

CEDIA - Parks Associates smart home sessionsOctober 14-17, 2015
Dallas Convention Center | Dallas, Texas

Parks Associates is hosting multiple sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2015:

Registration is available only through the CEDIA EXPO site. View the full training schedule.

October 15, 2015

9:00-9:30 A.M.- CEDIA Training

State of the Connected Home

This presentation provides an overview of the connected home space, including consumer trends, new business models, and technology advancements. This analysis of the ecosystem includes examination of the challenges and opportunities for the industry.

Parks Associates President Stuart Sikes gives a special 30-minute presentation.

9:30-11:00 A.M.- CEDIA Training

Winning Strategies for Mid-Market Home Systems

As the custom installer channel moves down-market, it faces competition from independent smart product manufacturers and mass-market solutions from telecom, cable, security, and retail channels. This session includes a brief presentation on the "State of the Connected Home" and moves into an interactive panel discussion on the keys to success for smart home controls and custom installers as they expand their solutions to compete in the mid-market.

Session Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Paul Williams, Vice President, Lighting & Comfort Products, Control4
Gordon Van Zuiden, Founder, CyberManor
Michael Smith, Vice-President, Sales, Lutron
Cat Toomey, Director, Marketing, URC
Mike Everett, Vice President Sales and Marketing – Americas, Remote Technologies Inc.

October 16, 2015

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - CEDIA Training

Next Generation TVs & Projectors: Better Pictures through Better Pixels

TVs and projectors have provided us with the most radical shift in TV watching since the invention of color television standards. With such advancements as High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (Rec. 2020), High Frame Rate (HFR), and increased pixel count, television and movie watching will never be the same. This panel discussion, moderated by CEDIA Fellow Michael Heiss, covers all of these topics and more, including the newly released Blu-ray 2.0 specification and what it means to the custom home technology channel.

Moderator: Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Bill Baggelaar, SVP Production & Post Production Systems, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Toshi Ogura, Chief Distinguished Engineer TV Platform Division, Sony
Roland Vlaicu, Vice President, Consumer Imaging, Dolby Laboratories
George Walter, Director of Home Entertainment Systems, Christie Digital Systems

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