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CEDIA Tech Council 1746: HDMI

Eric Bodley, President and CEO of Future Ready Solutions and Bodley and Associates, (and 2017 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award winner) joins CEDIA's Dave Pedigo, David Meyer, Walt Zerbe, and Ed Wenck to talk cables and HDMI.

Duration: 00:57:53

CEDIA Tech Council 1745: A.I.

A.I.: Two little letters -- and a universe of implications. Rich Green, Alex Capecelatro (Josh.ai), and CEDIA’s Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck discuss the opportunities – and dangers – presented by artificial intelligence (A.I.) for the home tech industry and beyond. (Spoiler alerts: Yes, machines can become paranoid, and yes, your Fitbit knows who you’re being intimate with.) Some books and articles are mentioned in the discussion, including: Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the...

Duration: 00:55:29

CEDIA Tech Council 1744: SMPTE

SMPTE's held their annual conference, and we've got the info on what's next when it comes to 8K, HDR, ATSC 3.0 and more -- and how it's definitely going to impact your business.

Duration: 00:52:09

CEDIA Tech Council 1743: What the Council's Working On

Julie Jacobson (CEDIA Fellow and CE Pro Editor) joins Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck for an overview of what the Council's all about: How the Council acts as an "early warning system" by identifying tech that can create both challenges and opportunities, and what's on the Council's radar right now.

Duration: 00:57:15

CEDIA Tech Council 1742: Cybersecurity

The KRACK Attack. Breach insurance. The non-binary nature of cybersecurity. All of that's covered -- as well as what FIREFX's Larry Allhands experienced during the Houston floods as a member of the Texas National Guard.

Duration: 00:50:09

CEDIA Tech Council 1740: Remember the Runco Rule

Michael Heiss joins Dave, Walt, and Ed to unpack the latest gadgets and notions from Google, Amazon, and others -- and talks about selling experiences as opposed to stuff.

Duration: 00:55:44

CEDIA Tech Council 1738: Meet the Candidates

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.

Duration: 00:40:18

CEDIA Tech Council 1737: Talks at the Show 2

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.

Duration: 00:49:27

CEDIA Tech Council 1736: Talks at the Show 1

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.

Duration: 00:52:42

CEDIA Tech Council 1735: Lighting

Same Woodward of Lutron dives into lighting, new advances, all the acronyms -- and the stuff he blew up as a Hollywood special effects expert!

Duration: 00:58:50

CEDIA Tech Council 1734: Selling the Experience

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.)

Duration: 01:00:47

CEDIA Tech Council 1733: Remote Access

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.

Duration: 01:00:27

CEDIA Tech Council 1732: Next-Gen Networking

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.

Duration: 01:00:17

CEDIA Tech Council 1731: Headphones!

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.

Duration: 00:56:00

CEDIA Tech Council 1730: The Hub is Dead -- Or Not

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.

Duration: 00:59:24

CEDIA Tech Council 1729: Government Affairs

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.

Duration: 00:43:18

CEDIA Tech Council 1728: Hardballing

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.

Duration: 00:41:29

CEDIA Tech Council 1727: Display Week

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.

Duration: 00:32:53

CEDIA Tech Council 1725: E3 Recap

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.

Duration: 00:31:48

CEDIA Tech Council 1724: The State of Home Theater

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.

Duration: 00:30:04

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