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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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Home Automation Podcast Episode #194: An Industry Q&A With Ron Wanless

In this weeks home automation show of Automation Unplugged, Ron Wanless, Owner and Founder at Technology Design Associates shares lessons learned over the 40 years in the CI industry.

Home Automation Podcast Episode #194: An Industry Q&A With Ron Wanless

This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Ron Wanless. Recorded live on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

About Ron Wanless

Ron Wanless is a lead systems engineer who has been designing custom electronic systems throughout the Western US since 1982. In 2005, Ron founded Technology Design Associates a smart home automation design and integration firm with offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona. TDA specializes in turning a house into a home by simplifying the control of the many integrated systems. Ron holds multiple credentials including Designer, Installer, Certified Outreach Instructor, and Network certification from CEDIA as well as a low voltage electrical license. Currently, Ron is working on a lighting designer certification through the American Lighting Association.

Interview Recap

  • Lessons learned over the 40 years in the CI industry
  • How to build a business model to withstand economic recessions
  • The importance of updating and communicating price changes
  • The benefit of certifications and credentials in the CI space
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