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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 #78: An Industry Q&A With Josh Christian

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Home Automation Podcast Episode #78: An Industry Q&A With Josh Christian

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

About Josh Christian

Josh is a home technology veteran who started on the retail side of the industry in 1995.

After leaving retail in 1998, Josh moved to a high-end custom integration firm in Los Angeles where he specialized in sales & marketing through 2014. In 2015, Josh worked even more closely with architects, builders, and interior designers as a low-voltage consultant and design engineer.

Since early 2017, Josh has been running the Home Technology Association, the association that helps consumers and specifiers find the best-qualified home technology professionals.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Josh Christian

  • Overall updates on HTA certification, how many dealers are certified and what successes they are seeing 
  • How HTA differs from listing services such as Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, etc. 
  • Why a company certification matters
  • The power behind the HTA Budget Calculator and how dealers are leveraging it
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