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Look for Lutron experts as they participate in speaking engagements at industry tradeshows and conferences around the globe.

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Past Speaking Engagements

The Premier Connected Home Conference   ( May 23rd, San Francisco )
Topic: Smart Home - Standalone Devices versus Whole Home Systems - Regency Ballroom

Charles Cheevers, CTO, ARRIS representing Wi-Fi Alliance
Dan DiClerico, Home Expert & Smart Home Strategist, HomeAdvisor
David Friedman, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, & Chief Strategy Officer, Ayla
Linus Lundberg, Google Home + Nest Business Development, Google
Matt Swatsky, Vice President-Residential Mid-Market Business, Lutron
Moderated by Patrice Samuels, Sr. Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Today, householders most often acquire smart home devices incrementally rather than all at once. While security providers and multisystem operators (MSOs) offer a bundle of components, consumers typically tread carefully when adopting products, even through these channels. This session addresses the buyer journey and the impact of standalone devices versus whole system purchases on mass-market adoption.

ICFF   ( May 20th, Javits Center, NYC )
Topic: Striking a Balance – How Smart Home Products are Changing the Way We Design SpacesPresenter: Melissa Andresko Speaker: Ed Blair

Consumers are expected to spend $4.6 billion on smart home products in 2019 (source: Consumer Technology Association). With this rising demand for home technology comes the need to integrate smart home products into your designs. This panel will examine the growing importance of the interior designer/architect/home technology professional relationship, with tips for finding technology professionals in your local markets. You’ll also hear how smart home manufacturers are addressing design trends, allowing you to more easily integrate these products in your designs.

LEDucation  ( March 13th, NY Hilton Midtown )
Topic: Why ‘Compatibility’ is the Magic Word in controlling LEDs?Presenter: Manny Feris

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room: Nassau East Intermediate

Controlling LEDs today means dimming. Dimming LEDs is only easy when 'Compatibility is 100%, and that is either a magical or an exacting process. Since most of us are not Harry Potter, that means:

1) there has to be an exact match between the LED module/engine and the driver — almost always done by the lighting fixture manufacturer;
2) there has to be an exact compatibility match between the LED driver and the dimmer control — done by a variety of manufacturer/design/construction team members;
3) there has to be an exact compatibility match of the interconnecting wiring between fixture/driver and the dimmer control — done by the installing electrical contractor; and, most important;
4) there has been an exact compatibility match of industry terms/definitions and client expectations.

This last item requires the human interaction and understanding that we all started to learn in the 1st grade, but don't always have time to apply during the rush of design and construction. Creating and following a complete check list for success must be done early and re-confirmed every time a design/construction change is made—not really complicated, but not really a default process. Defining the vocabulary used in this check list and who is responsible for each step is the goal of this presentation. The presentation will include a list of the basic requirements to succeed in dimming LEDs, as well as advanced techniques that can be simply defined to allow a better chance of success in meeting design expression, code requirements and client expectations.

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