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The Technology & Business Summits are education-oriented events featuring displays from some of the top manufacturers in the industry, highlighting their newest and most exciting products.

The Tech Summits are brought to you by Independent Manufacturer Reps in your territory. The local events and one-on-one atmosphere promote real-world education, practical business development, and networking for all involved.
Here’s what’s scheduled for the events.
Registration Open

7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Morning Keynote: The Thoughtful Home presented by Google

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Designing Home Cinemas in Minutes with the CEDIA Designer

Have you used The CEDIA Designer (TCD) yet? If you have, you know what an amazing tool it is to design home theaters and media rooms – if you haven’t, this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about this world class software. The CEDIA Designer can render in minutes technically accurate designs that could take days or weeks to produce by hand. All the calculations are done for you and the software delivers a client-ready proposal with 3D renders! There is even a new VR feature to immerse clients in their new home theater. Learn how to use the software, including Level One Media Room, which is free for CEDIA members. Grow your business and save valuable hours by using TCD today.
 

9:15 AM-10:00 AM

Cybersecurity (1 of 2): Identify threats and opportunities to protect client systems

Privacy and security are top concerns of high-end clients. In today’s world, cyber-attacks and threats are becoming more common, making it critical to identify and evaluate the risks within our client systems. In part one, we will focus on strategic risk identification and evaluation based on techniques and guidance from the US National Institute for Standards and Technologies (NIST) Framework for Cybersecurity and Accenture. This interactive session is designed for business owners and managers to identify threats. Threats identified during this session will be used throughout part two to examine risk scoring and recommendations. *Seating is limited, first come-first served basis

9:15 AM-10:15 AM

Displays Open

10:00 AM-3:30 PM

Cybersecurity (2 of 2): Assess risks and identify key policies to protect client systems

Cybersecurity is a constant threat to personal information, financial assets, physical devices, human safety, and national security. In today’s era of connectivity and data collection, security is becoming more important than ever. Using threats identified during part one, participants will rank and rate where clients are most at risk and develop policies and procedures to minimize their exposure. This interactive session utilizes components of the US National Institute for Standards and Technologies (NIST) Framework for Cybersecurity and Accenture to help identify and assess risk, evaluate opportunities to protect systems, and develop takeaways for real world application. *Seating is limited, first-come first-served basis

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Lunch

12:45 PM-1:45 PM

Product Training - TBD

1:15 PM-2:05 PM

Product Training - TBD

2:15 PM-3:05 PM



Take a look at our speakers scheduled for these events.

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Steven Rissi is the Director of Technical Training for CEDIA and works from their global headquarters in Fishers Indiana. He is responsible for the direction and ongoing development of educational content as well as the facilitation and continuous improvement of instructor led and online courses. He has worked in the field of IT and technology integration for over 17 years and has accumulated knowledge of both residential and commercial applications including audio/acoustics, digital video, videoconferencing, IT/networking, media distribution, automation, security, central vacuum, telephone/paging systems, and general low voltage infrastructure. As a trainer, Steven has facilitated many different types of instructional offerings, from week-long “boot camps” to the technology keynote speech at an international tradeshow event. In addition to his work as a director and technical trainer, Steven has also participated as a subject matter expert on multiple working groups to identify trends and analyze their impact on the industry in addition to developing industry documents such as white papers and recommended practices. 

Upcoming CEDIA Events  

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Latin America Member Webinar

Online |
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

New Member Orientation Webinar

Online |