Award-winning investigative journalist and world-renowned speaker Michael Rogers will deliver the 2015 CEDIA EXPO Opening Keynote.
Rogers is an author and technology pioneer who recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. He is a columnist for MSNBC.com and his consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps businesses and organizations worldwide think about the future.
Rogers will deliver an entertaining and common-sense vision of change that taps into technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.
"Integrators are busy and often wearers of many hats," said Dave Pedigo, senior director of learning and emerging technologies. "To many of them, looking ahead means looking to the next job versus tapping into the long-term, overarching vision of the future. Rogers's keynote will help CEDIA EXPO attendees understand central trends, their impact on the rapidly shifting residential integration landscape, and how to capitalize on these trends in order to improve long-term profitability.
"CEDIA members are in a unique position to help us all-from journalists and analysts to hardware and software companies—understand what the connected, intelligent home of the future will be like," Rogers said. "CEDIA folk have a direct consultative relationship with their clients, trying to understand the lifestyle changes we're seeing and how to best adapt technology to support that. In a sense, CEDIA members are a non-stop, hands-on marketing study, a particularly interesting role when things are changing as quickly as they are now."
Rogers has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as both NASA and the Department of Defense. He addresses groups ranging from venture capitalists and corporate executives to educators, students and the general public and is also a regular guest on radio and television, including "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," PBS, CNN, and the History Channel.
The Opening Keynote will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Forks Ballroom of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Registration for CEDIA EXPO opens July 8 at cedia.net/expo.
CEDIA EXPO 2015 will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas October 14-17, with the show floor open October 15-17.