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Innovator, Inventor, Disruptor: CEDIA Expo 2019 Opening Keynote Announced

Olivia Sellke
Apr 17, 2019

FISHERS, Ind. (April 17, 2019) – Today CEDIA has announced that Luke Williams, NYU professor and author of the​ ​international​ ​bestseller,​ ​​Disrupt:​ ​Think the​ ​Unthinkable​ ​to​ ​Spark​ ​Transformation​ ​in​ ​Your​ ​Business, will deliver this year's CEDIA Expo Opening Keynote.

CEDIA Expo attendees can expect Williams to focus on how to tap into the disruptive mindset to differentiate their company.

"Companies need to be consistently making bold moves, even at the very peak of their success. It is an essential skill for anyone in business, from a small start-up to a global corporation," said Williams.

Tabatha O'Connor, CEDIA President and CEO, adds "Those working in the CEDIA channel are constant managers of change –  but looking at how to harness the power of disruption is a new skill set that every company needs to adopt to stay ahead of the curve and to ultimately be successful."

Williams is one of the world's​ ​leading​ ​business​ ​thinkers​ ​on​ ​innovation​ ​strategy, he is the ​Founder​ ​and​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​of the​ ​W.R.​ ​Berkley​ ​Innovation​ ​Labs;​ ​and​ ​a​ ​Fellow​ ​at​ ​Frog​ ​Design — one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world's​ ​most​ ​influential product​ ​strategy​ ​and​ ​design​ ​firms.​ ​Williams ​is​ ​the​ ​inventor​ ​of​ 30-plus​ ​U.S.​ ​patents​ ​and​ ​has​ ​designed​ ​more​ ​than​ ​100 products​ ​in​ ​industries​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​transportation​ ​to​ ​finance,​ ​and​ ​healthcare​ ​to​ ​consumer​ ​electronics.

He​ ​has also​ ​worked with​ ​leading​ ​companies​ ​across​ ​the​ ​globe​ ​and​ ​is​ ​a​ ​dynamic​ ​and​ ​sought-after​ ​management​ ​speaker, ​ having lectured​ ​in​ ​21​ ​countries​ ​and​ ​addressed​ ​the​ ​United​ ​Nations​ ​General​ ​Assembly​ ​and​ ​the​ ​World​ ​Innovation Forum.

The 2019 CEDIA Expo Opening Keynote is free for CEDIA Expo attendees and will take place on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Denver Convention Center. CEDIA Expo will be held September 10-14 at the Denver Convention Center. The show floor will be open September 12-14. Registration will open on April 22 at www.cediaexpo.com.




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