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Powerful Online Media Resource Center, Expert Presentations, and Networking Event Provides Everything Journalists Need to Cover the Burgeoning Smart Home Market

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Media kickoff August 17th in Washington D.C. co-located with CE Pro Summit, a gathering of AV industry thought leaders, trendsetters, and suppliers.

WASHINGTON D.C., USA — The CE Pro Summit announces both the speaker lineup for its Home Tech Insights Smart Home Media Briefing Luncheon and the launch of the Smart Home Media Resource Center.

The Home Tech Insights Smart Home Media Briefing Luncheon is an event featuring interactive presentations by four leading smart home, cyber security, home entertainment and related technology experts who will discuss the connected home and the advancements, benefits and troubles it faces. The Smart Home Media Resource Center is a complete end-to-end online media toolkit for journalists and influencers who are covering the burgeoning home automation industry.

Kicking off the CE Pro Summit, the Home Tech Insights Smart Home Media Briefing Luncheon is an educational networking event for pre-registered members of the media that takes place on August 17th from 12-2:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception that evening from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, D.C. The networking reception provides pre-approved media more time to mingle with thought leaders, presenters, and nearly 500 of the best and brightest minds in the AV industry. For the media, the event is free to attend, reduced rates for lodging are available, and parking will be provided at no charge. For those unable to attend, a live digital stream will be offered.

To register for the Smart Home Media Resource Center, to attend the event or the livestream of the Media Briefing Luncheon, visit Home Tech Insights today.

Powerful Insights From Industry Thought Leaders
During the Home Tech Insights Smart Home Media Briefing Luncheon, trending topics such as cyber security; the importance of the network in the connected home; the proper integration of technologies and tradespeople; and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be explored, including a deep dive into some of the latest technologies. Industry-leading luminaries from the professionally installed technology community will address:

The Internet of Things and the Total Tech Solution
Consumers want comprehensive assistance planning, selecting, installing, maintaining and evolving their technology lifestyles. Savvy custom integrators across the country are stepping up to the challenge. Hear from one of the leaders on this important trend and how he works with clients. Home technology integrators are an indispensable component of the Internet of Things, find out why.
Speaker: Joseph Kolchinsky, OneVision Resources, Massachusetts

Delivering the WOW
Just when you thought the variety of home entertainment experiences available couldn’t get any better, new TV-viewing and music listening technologies, content, services and strategies for their deployment in the home come along to set a new standard for what’s cool and what’s WOW. The importance of the home tech integrator’s role can’t be understated. Learn why and how from an industry expert who consistently delivers premiere AV entertainment experiences.
Speaker: Terence Murray, AudioVisions, California

Quarterbacking Technology Trades
Today’s homes feature technology-laden electrical systems. Lighting, shades, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, energy generation and conservation, major appliances and even water control are now smart and connected. Therefore, companies who create, manage and maintain the communications and control network for all systems in the home now must also be able to “quarterback” the broad horizon of emerging tech trades. In this presentation, you’ll hear what’s involved in pulling that off and how consumers benefit from a home technology integrator who’s accepted the responsibility of leading other trades in the design and delivery of stunning new and renovated smart homes.
Speaker: Michael Pope, Audio Video Interiors, Ohio

The Cyber-Secure Connected Home
The now-common digital foundation of the connected home creates the opportunity for seamless operation of home technologies, but also sparks the threat of data breaches, cyber pranking, privacy issues and worse. In this presentation, you’ll learn about the inherent vulnerabilities of off-the-shelf home networking and home automation gear and how home technology integrators are minimizing the probability of breaches during initial installations and beyond with ongoing monitoring and maintenance services.
Speaker: John Carlen, Xssentials, Colorado & Wyoming

The smart home revolution is here to stay thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).Everyday devices become smarter, more connected and able to make our homes more convenient, safe, entertaining and energy efficient. Gartner, a technology research firm, predicts each home will have at least 500 smart objects in it within the next seven years. Home technology professionals are extremely valuable resources that can help journalists and members of the media stay on top of the trends related to this huge shift in the way we live in our homes. That is exactly what the Home Tech Insights Media Briefing Luncheon serves to deliver, access to the experts, resources, facts and figures that are shaping this incredibly dynamic industry,” stated Jillian Bateman-Moore, director of marketing and editorial for AE Ventures, producers of the CE Pro Summit.

Attend the Event to Maximize your Benefits
The live interaction and networking benefits provided by the Home Tech Insights Smart Home Media Briefing Luncheon can’t be understated, however, taking time to travel can be challenging, especially during the busy summer months. If you can’t make the event, the luncheon presentations will be livestreamed. To gain access to the Smart Home Media Resource Center, to attend the event or the livestream of the Media Briefing Luncheon, visit Home Tech Insights today.

About the Smart Home Media Resource Center
As consumer awareness increases, more and more journalists will be covering the smart home beat, and the new Smart Home Media Resource Center will provide everything they need to execute timely, technically correct, and future-ready coverage. This includes relevant story ideas, high-resolution images of installations, products, and technologies, B-roll video footage, and access to a directory of industry professionals, installers, manufacturers, and associations, as well as industry data and related reports for your use in publication.

About the Home Tech Insights Media Briefing Luncheon
The Home Tech Insights Media Briefing Luncheon is a new event co-located with the CE Pro Summit featuring interactive presentations by four leading smart home, cyber security, home technology and home entertainment experts who will discuss technology trends for the connected American home and the advancements, benefits and troubles it faces as DIY technologies become more pervasive. Speakers will share facts, figures, and real-world scenarios, and will provide the media audience with valuable insights.

About the CE Pro Summit
The CE Pro Summit will be held August 17–19, 2015 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD. This hosted-buyer style event gathers hundreds of the nation’s largest and most progressive custom integration firms. The select group of decision makers gather to uncover the latest trends and best business practices. It’s where the who’s who of the industry assembles and where trends are born. Over the course of three days, guests are immersed in intensive education, networking programs and quality vendor contact.

CONTACT
Katye (McGregor) Bennett
KMB Communications, Inc.
406-446-1283
katye@kmbcomm.com
@KMB_Comm

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