NKBA Manhattan Chapter President Toni Sabatino and Chapter Programs Chair Dawn Deluca will be participating in a panel at CEDIA Expo in San Diego on Thursday, September 6.
The session will discuss how home automation and intelligent environments have come a long way from the AV systems of home theaters.
The panelists will explore everything from the evolution of lighting integration, network-enabled thermostats and home security systems to the bold new world of kitchen and bath integration with cameras built into major appliances to let people see, for example, what's in their refrigerator while they're are at the market, as well as self-diagnosing appliances that will schedule service for you. The discussion will answer how these things are incorporated into the design side and how design and installation professionals can work together to meet their clients' expectations in the new smart world.
"We are delighted that CEDIA Expo turned to Women in Consumer Technology to facilitate a conversation on the impact technology has on the design/build community," said Carol Campbell, founder, WiCT. "Ultimately, it is our job to collaborate to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers. As environments become more complex, these partnerships will be invaluable."