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Top line up for CEDIA conference on The Future of Home Technology

Andrew Brister 16 October 2012
Top line up for CEDIA conference on The Future of Home Technology

CEDIA will be announcing the results of its industry-wide research alongside top speakers from across the custom installation sector at The Future of Home Technology conference, in London on 23-24 October.  Featuring keynote sessions from respected leaders in the technology world, alongside sessions from global specialists and educators, the conference is set to be a must-visit for those specifying home technology. As part of the conference programme, CEDIA will be announcing the results of its industry-wide research. In addition, delegates will have the chance to see products from the event’s sponsors on display in a special showcase section of the conference at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London, on Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 October 2012.   Wendy Griffiths, executive director of CEDIA Region 1, says: “This is a new event in the custom installation calendar so we are delighted to already have such great support from the industry through our sponsors. With a busy schedule already in place for the two days, we are on track for a successful event.” The host for the first day of the conference will be Sky’s technology expert, Martin Stanford. With a broadcasting career stretching over 30 years, and hosting prime time news bulletins every weekday evening, Martin will be an expert hand to help manage the debates and interactive sessions. Topics covered in the conference will include second screen, smart TV innovation, IP connectivity, the road to super-fast broadband and the future shape of market and technology opportunities for the custom installation sector. Confirmed speakers include:  • Dr James Bellini, global futurologist and author• Carl Hibbert, head of broadcast research, Futuresource • Lord Inglewood, chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications• Paul Gray, director of European TV Research for DisplaySearch• Tom Kerber, director of Home Systems, Parks Associates• Duncan Maidens, head of European Cisco Academy• Dr Graham McAllister, founder of Player Research• Dave Pedigo, senior director of technology, CEDIA • Jim Read, associate director, Arup Communications Sponsors include Aldous Systems, Automatic Controls, AWE, Control4, CYP, Habitech, JVC, Kaleidescape, Marata Vision, Opus Technologies, Power Ethernet, Rako Controls and RTI.

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