CEDIA Expo has announced the host of the inaugural Tech Bites program — Frank White, founding partner of StayTuned & Weld.
White, a prominent member of the connected home technology industry, has been active in the residential connected technology business since 1983. His career includes a 15-year tenure at Multiplex, where he created the ChannelPlus brand, to his time at AMX where he helped guide the company through a period of rapid growth, taking the company’s revenue over $100 million in sales. White is as a founding partner of StayTuned, an integrated technology consultancy.
Designed for exhibiting brands to launch their most innovative products in a “speed dating” format, TechBites will offer the audience a lively, three-minute presentation from each new brand, followed by a two-minute Q & A session fielding questions from the media, influencers and industry pros. A judging panel consisting of individuals from different areas of the industry will choose 15 brands who are bringing the most innovative products to the show to participate. Selected brands will be announced in July 2018.
TechBites will showcase five (5) brands on each day of the Expo. Each day will feature a unique category:
- Smart Home — September 6
- Home Theater — September 7
- Security — September 8
On each of the three days of TechBites, presentation highlights will be shared and live streamed via CEDIA Expo’s Facebook page. TechBites will be held on the 2018 CEDIA Expo Smart Stage during September 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Frank has served on the CEDIA Board of Directors for six years and in 2014 was awarded the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Recognizing him as an individual who has exhibited outstanding creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the residential electronic systems industry.
“I’m honored to be involved with the first ever TechBites program at CEDIA Expo,” says White, senior consultant, StayTuned. “This kind of programming will add energy and excitement to an already powerful platform. I have no doubt it will be informative as well as a fun time!”
Click here to watch White's Announcement video on YouTube.