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Automation Unplugged

Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

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Watch Episode #118: An Industry Q&A with Eddie Shapiro

In this weeks home automation show of Automation Unplugged, Eddie Shapiro, Founder of SmartTouchUSA, shares growth opportunities for home security solutions as well as new marketing and business development strategies he is executing.

Watch Episode #118: An Industry Q&A with Eddie Shapiro

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Eddie Shapiro. Recorded live on Wednesday, May 18th at 12:30 p.m. EST.

About Eddie Shapiro

With over 30 years of experience in the AV and low voltage channel, Eddie got his start designing and installing systems for companies like IBM, Nestle, and Verizon.

Eddie founded Washington, DC-based smart home integration firm, SmartTouchUSA and has since joined organizations such as CEDIA, American Society of Interior Designers, and American Institute of Architects.

Today, his goal is to help CEDIA and industry members build a deeper respect between architects, lighting designers, builders, and the design industry.

Interview Recap

  • Growth opportunities for home security solutions
  • Steps they have taken with staff and customers in light of Covid-19
  • New marketing and business development strategies he is executing
  • Eddie’s thoughts on the CEDIA 2020 Expo, will it happen?
  • Eddie’s thoughts on Crestron Home

Watch Episode #86: An Industry Q&A with Matt Sailor

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Automation Industry

Watch Episode #86: An Industry Q&A with Matt Sailor

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Matt Sailor. Recorded live on Monday August 26th, 2019 at 12:30pm EST.

About Matt Sailor

Co-founded IC Realtime and has served as CEO since its inception. Mr. Sailor is involved with all running facets of the business and has a proven executive management track record with over 20 years of experience driving growth and innovation within the Security Industry. As the Former Vice President of Mace Security, and a major contributor to an incredibly explosive 1,000 percent sales growth factor, Matt is a thought-provoking leader with an act and vision for excellence.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Matt Sailor:

  • Matt´s background in the industry
  • Keeping up to date with technology
  • Savant Partnership
  • Manufacturing in Korea vs. China
  • AI World (new AI-enabled recorders and cameras)
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