Our second annual CEDIA TechTalk

By Carol Campbell
Published on: May 24, 2019

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Women in Consumer Technology is thrilled to announce our second annual CEDIA TechTalk sponsored by Women in Consumer Technology!

Technology + Design-Build Teams = Winning!

When: Thursday, September 12 at 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: CEDIA EXPO, Denver Convention Center, Smart Stage

Moderated by: Danielle Karr, Architect & Designer Program Manager, Control4

WiCT strongly believes in supporting the intersection of the design-build community with the CEDIA channel, which is why we are hosting a special TechTalk panel that will provide a boots-on-the-ground conversation about how designers, architects, and builders can successfully work together with an integrator on a project. We feel strongly that the recipe for success comes from collaboration on every project between established teams that include professionals from each discipline including the architect, builder, interior designer, landscape designer, lighting designer and the technology designer, and this panel will explore how to win with this collaboration.

Moderator: Danielle Karr

Designer and Architect Program Manager 

Danielle is the Designer and Architect Program Manager as well as the Certified Showroom Program Specialist at Control4, where she connects with interior designers and architects to explore and shape the future of smart home and the professional design industry. An experienced marketing strategist, copywriter, and editor, Danielle supports the design industry in smart home education and events, the Control4 Certified Showroom partners, channel initiatives, and brand marketing.


Stace McGee

Principal at Environmental Dynamics, Inc

Stace McGee has been helping clients design their dream buildings for 20 years.  Integrating systems to ensure that buildings perform to their maximum potential saves his clients’ money and reduces their environmental footprint. Stace’s passion for residential architecture is realized through the design of sustainable custom home and multi-family buildings.


Sara Gutterman

Green Builder Media, Co-Founder & CEO

Sara is the Co-Founder and CEO of Green Builder® Media, the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training, and live events, and market intelligence services, Green Builder Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the evolving green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably.


Joe Whitaker

Founder, Inventor, Designer, Integrator, Entrepreneur, Freelance Writer, CEDIA Board Member

Joe Whitaker has 20 years of experience in the Custom Systems Integration and Design Industry. As one of the most proactive members of the CEDIA Community and Control4 tech community, Joe continues to design and implement amazing solutions while contributing to the consumer knowledge base and writing for CE Pro, Electronic House, and TecHome Builder. Joe hosted and assisted in the development of the first Design Connection Tours at CEDIA EXPO 2018 and has been a vocal proponent of the movement of Designers and Home Tech Pros working hand in hand. Joe has also helped in product development, creation, and pre-production testing with top manufacturers like Control4, Origin Acoustics, Tru Audio, NOON Home, Nexus21, Sony, Platinum Tools, Sanus, Nyne, Stealth Acoustics, Simply Reliable, VANCO, and many more.


Toni Sabatino

Designer, Owner at Toni Sabatino Style

An award-winning kitchen designer, Sabatino has designed residential and commercial projects on Long Island as well as in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and beyond New York’s borders to resort destinations including Vermont, Palm Beach and Las Vegas. Her style is a mix of high and low design elements, with a focus on distinctive details, large scale, rich colors and sophisticated patterns. Sabatino’s expertise goes beyond the kitchen and bath, working to create whole homes with a focus on lifestyle. As president of the Manhattan Chapter of NKBA for 2018-2019, the designer is displaying her skills as an industry leader.


Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell is the Managing Director of the Technology Insider Group, Publisher of Technology Designer Magazine, and Executive Director of the Women in Consumer Technology association. She is a publishing, marketing and women’s thought leadership executive with a history of offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills.

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