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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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Home Automation Podcast Episode #63: An Industry Q&A With Matthew Cwiokowski

Discussing challenges of integrators in 2019

Home Automation Podcast Episode #63: An Industry Q&A With Matthew Cwiokowski

This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Matthew Cwiokowski. Recorded live on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

About Matthew Cwiokowski

Matt's background includes working with Elexa Consumer Products as their CTO, helping bring new technologies to the market, including Guardian Leak Prevention System, and Dome a line of Z-Wave products.

In 2010, Matt and two other colleagues founded the Chicagoland automation company, Avidia, with a goal to create a more focused, hands-on approach to home automation.

At inception, Matt managed Avidia’s programming and system design efforts. In 2018 Matt and Kamil bought their 3rd partner out and Matt assumed the role of CEO where his role involves leading the company forward through client-focused sales and marketing activities.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Michael Cwiokowski

  • The importance of branding for an integrator
  • Avidia's approach to reorganizing their accounting platforms through Quickbooks and D-Tools
  • How Matt balances various his business ventures of being a CTO with a product company and running an integration firm
  • Guardian by Elexa's Smart WiFi Leak Prevention System
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