Amazon to Present Sponsored Keynote on Thursday at CEDIA 2017

CEDIA has announced that Amazon will present a sponsored Keynote on Thurs., Sept. 7 at CEDIA 2017. Sarah Zenz, General Manager of Amazon’s Smart Home Services business, will share how Amazon is helping customers take advantage of Smart Home experiences and supporting the business of CEDIA home technology professionals. Here’s our take on her and the keynote.

The keynote will be hosted from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20A and is free for all CEDIA attendees.

“Last year, Amazon showed the CEDIA audience that they were serious about driving new and innovative solutions that would help drive profitability for the CEDIA channel,” said Dave Pedigo, CEDIA VP of Emerging Technologies. “We are excited to see what they bring to the show this year.”

In addition, Amazon will also offer three Manufacturer Product Training classes: “Growing Your Business with Alexa” will be held on Thurs., Sept. 7 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; “Designing with Alexa Today” will be available on Thurs., Sept. 7 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; and “Integrating Alexa Far-Field Voice Capabilities into Your Product with Intel and AVS” will be hosted on Fri. Sept. 8 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. These classes are free to CEDIA 2017 attendees.

Attendees may add the Amazon Keynote and the Amazon training sessions to their schedules through the CEDIA 2017 registration process. CEDIA 2017 will be hosted at the San Diego Convention Center September 5-9, tradeshow floor open September 7-9.