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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 #23: An Industry Q&A With John Galante

Exploring Technology Trends and Events

Home Automation Podcast Episode #23: An Industry Q&A With John Galante

This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing John Galante. Recorded live on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. EST. 

About John Galante

John Galante is President of AE Ventures. Prior to founding AE Ventures in 2008, Galante headed EH Publishing’s events division and contributed to the development of its publications, online media and new business ventures. Galante started his career at EH Publishing as editor-in-chief of its Custom Electronics Professional (CE Pro) magazine and in 2001 led the launch of TecHome Builder magazine as publisher/editor. Before joining EH, Galante was with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

He has also served the Security Industry Association as executive director; Reed Exhibition Companies in a variety of event management, marketing and business development positions; and Spiegel, Inc. as a creative services staff member and manager. Galante spearheaded the founding of the Home Lighting Control Alliance, the Distributed Audio Alliance and the Consortium for Electronic Systems Technician Training. 

John is a past director of the International Association for Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) and past chair of its strategic development task force. In addition he has served as a member of Convention Data Services’ Client Advisory Board and the Orange County Convention Center’s Client Advisory Board and as a director of CTA’s TechHome Division. In 2001, the Home Automation & Networking Association named Galante its industry leader of the year.

Interview Recap

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

  • Highlights from Total Tech Summit in Orlando
  • What he's looking forward to at TecHome Builder Summit
  • Trends he's seeing in residential construction and their incorporation of technologies
  • The role of technology in new construction
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