CEDIA promises to offer even more ways for technology integrators to make the most of their experience at ISE 2019. With a packed 36-course education programme in place, these in-depth courses will give attendees a fantastic opportunity to grow their technical knowledge, discover new technologies, and be inspired for business growth.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect at the show by delving into the key courses from its three key education tracks.

LEARN core skills to progress your technical capabilities at all levels

Fibre Optic Workshop: Understanding High Bandwidth Infrastructure

Cameron Smith, TechLogix Networx
Wednesday 6 February | 09:30 – 12:30
Twisted pair cable maxes out at 10Gbps, but 4K@60 4:4:4 requires an 18Gbps infrastructure — what’s an AV engineer to do? This seminar explores the proliferation of fibre optic cabling and the associated technology, including a hands-on workshop for termination and handling.

Upselling Fibre Optic Installations

Cameron Smith, TechLogix Networx
Thursday 7 February | 16:00 – 17:30
Fibre has become a necessary part of audio-visual installations thanks to 4K HDR, 8K and ever-increasing network bandwidths. But how do you convince your customer that paying more for fibre is in their best long-term interest? This webinar explores why fibre is necessary and how to craft an effective selling strategy that will improve your customer’s AV experience while increasing your profitability.

DISCOVER emerging tech trends and the leading edge of the industry to plan for a strong future

AI Assistants Grow Arms and Legs to Become Robots!

Rich Green, Rich Green Design
Wednesday 6 February | 14:00 – 15:30
Digital Assistants powered by AI will become our guardian angels, pervading all aspects of our lives. They can take many forms, or no form at all. Rich Green will dive into the wild world of the physical embodiment of AI, aka robots. Learn how robots in all their outrageous manifestations will work for us and how digital assistants can breathe life into our physical surroundings.

BE INSPIRED to develop new levels of business success, for now and in the future

Growing Your Business Without Growing Out of Business

Leslie Shiner, The Shiner Group
Wednesday 6 February | 14:00 – 15:30
Why is it that when you suddenly double your sales, your profit is cut in half? The industry today is tiered with integrators of specific sizes, but there are wide gaps between growth stages. This session will discuss why, as an integrator, you can’t grow slowly and steadily, but have to make incremental jumps. Discover the cause of the growth plateau and why it occurs in the construction industry.

CEDIA education courses can be booked individually or with CEDIA’s All Access Training Pass, which is available for booking at an exclusive Early Bird rate of €227.50 for members and €280.00 for non-members until 8 January 2019.

For more information on CEDIA’s professional development programme and to book your place, visit www.iseurope.org/cedia-education.