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Brought to you in association with our sponsors, Tech X Design is an online virtual summit curated for Design Professionals engaged in residential spaces. It features a full schedule of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses & case study discussions that focus on residential technology and its impact on the design community.

From lighting to entertainment to award winning work - dive into those key topics that will help set your company apart when clients start asking how they can incorporate technology in a home. Learn how you can go beyond standard connected devices to a home that is truly smart, integrated, and jaw-dropping for your clients.

Keynote - Smart Homes: Meeting the Evolving Client’s Needs

Keynote - Smart Homes: Meeting the Evolving Client’s Needs

3:00 PM IST

A topical take on how our living environment and use of the home as a space has been impacted by COVID-19; the importance of wellness and entertainment within our living environment; and how these changes will impact the integration industry now and for the future.



Understanding Today’s Home Technology and Infrastructure Options

Understanding Today’s Home Technology and Infrastructure Options

3:15 PM IST
Session sponsored by: Bang & Olufsen

There are many available options related to technology for today’s savvy clients, and this course will help guide participants through the myriad of choices. Participants will walk away from this course with a comprehensive overview of current home technologies available in today’s connected homes. The in-depth discussion will include wired vs. wireless, integrated systems—what they are and how they work—and engaging a trained electronic systems professional. This overview will also help attendees plan for proper wiring infrastructure in an increasingly wireless world.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify various residential systems and their unique qualities
  • Define benefits of technology related to energy efficiency and savings, comfort, convenience, and safety
  • Analyze the considerations related to wired systems vs. wireless systems
  • Recognize essential timeline for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process

Presenter: Jaleel Sabir, Founder, Mahavir Sound Room

Innovation has been his hobby since childhood along with passion for good music. His dream has been: “Creating an acoustic ambience that touches the soul!” Yes, his technique and vision of integrating technology with design is unparalleled in India. The best part of him is his understanding of the Indian consumer. His designs are based on a simple philosophy: “Everybody in a home should be able to use the technology in their daily lives.”

Winning the ‘Best in the Show’, ‘Best DM project’, ‘Ultimate Integrated Home in India’ Awards by Crestron, ‘Best Residential’ by k-Array, ‘Best Partner’ by CasaDigi, ‘South India’s Most Promising Brand’ by Global Real Estate Congress and more....A true pioneer in the field of Luxury Home Cinema and High-end Automation, his experience spans more than 25 years. He has certifications from THX, ISF, Crestron, CasaDigi, k-Array, Meridian and dnp. He is a member of CEDIA & has recently become COI and is also a member of Infocomm and IIID.

Case Study: Dark Night

Escape from Reality

Case Study: Dark Night

Escape from Reality

4:00 PM IST
Session sponsored by Crestron

The Dark Night is a CEDIA Award Winning Home Theatre Project integrated by a CEDIA Member. Through this case study, the participants will learn about how a customer’s requirement of designing an “escape from reality” & a unique, discreet, world-class home cinema with a large screen adjacent to his office was met and an immersive 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos Cinema room was built

Presenters: Gaurav and Ankur Bhatt, co-founders, Sound Sense

A founder and visionary of Sound Sense, Mr. Gaurav Bhatt is instrumental in ensuring strong customer relationships – procurement of clients; in-depth understanding of client requirements; and client satisfaction. A computer programmer – with a Masters in Information & Technology from Australia and a certified Crestron & Lutron programmer – he is the backbone of the company’s home automation segment and all innovation and expansion in this regard.

A founder and visionary of Sound Sense, Mr. Ankur Bhatt has charted the decisions of the company in terms of planning & designing its’ showrooms; industry partnering; product selection & pricing; and the arrangement & handling of finances. An Electronics & Communications Engineer, he is the backbone of the technical details, designing & calibration of the home cinema and media room segments.

Lighting Controls for the Modern World

Lighting Controls for the Modern World

4:45 PM IST
Session sponsored by Entelechy

Objective of this session is to show how new technologies can address systems reliability concerns and can simplify adoption of automation.

Lighting control has become a complex subject, different requirements from architects and designers are driving the trend of smart lighting. Lighting control technologies are seeing a paradigm shift that is impossible to ignore. There has not been so much of change in lighting in decades. We are seeing introduction of new technologies both in wired and wireless space. It is becoming particularly challenging for designers to select the appropriate technology and automation.

In this session you would understand:

  • Latest Lighting Control Technologies
  • New requirements of implementing the systems
  • Technology Ecosystems and its advantages
  • Standards based technologies are better
  • User friendly and simple to use systems

Presenter: Bhavesh Doshi, CEO and Founder of the Entelechy group

Bhavesh Doshi is a Fellow member of ISLE and Member of Technical Group - Lighting at CEDIA, and has more than 26 years’ experience in Home and Building Automation Industry. He is a tech evangelist, Certified KNX Tutor and Design Integrator, GEM CP (certifying green buildings.). Having worked as design and system integrator for large and challenging home and building automation projects - not only in India, but also in Africa and Middle east - Bhavesh has penchant for exploring new technologies.

His Mission is, by 2025, to train 10 thousand people and businesses on smart home technologies, to fulfil growing need for skilled and competent integrators and technicians in Smart homes and building industry.

Case Study: Jashn Bagh

Case Study: Jashn Bagh

5:30 PM IST
Session sponsored by Control4

Jashn Bagh is a CEDIA Awards Highly Commended Integrated Home project integrated by a CEDIA Member. Through this case study, the participants will learn about how a 27000 sq. ft home built over 1 acre of land was integrated with the most cutting-edge technology sub systems that focused on giving comfort, convenience, security, entertainment, and efficiency to the home owner & his family thereby enhancing their lifestyle in the best possible way.

Presenters: Vikas Gowrisetty, Co-founder, AWICON Technologies; Sukumar Ranga, Co-founder, AWICON Technologies

Vikas Gowrisetty co-founded AWICON Technologies in 2010 to work on his passion to deliver technology solutions across luxury homes, corporate and hospitality. His strive for designing state-of-the-art digital technologies for Luxury Residences has seen one of their projects win a prestigious "Highly Commended" project for an “Integrated Home” at the CEDIA Awards 2020. He likes to give back to the industry and is trained to be a CEDIA Accredited Presenter (CAP) and a CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI).

Sukumar Ranga is the co-founder of AWICON Technologies. He has done his master’s in Information technology from New York Institute of Technology. He is a HAA, KNX, Control4 certified and overlooks the Sales, Marketing & HR activities of the organization.

Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters:


Snap AV + Control4 1000 x 181


Bang & Olufsen

Casambi - Smart Lighting Control

Crestron 500 x 115



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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

CEDIA Outreach Instructor Training

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The CEDIA Designer Demonstration

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Residential Networking Specialist School

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- Friday, April 9, 2021

Networking Specialist School

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Monday, April 12, 2021
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Hybrid KNX Basic Course

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Monday, April 19, 2021
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Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (Hybrid)

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