Thousands Log On for the Custom Integration Industry’s First Virtual-Only Trade Show
CEDIA Expo, the premier trade event for the intelligently built environment, propelled the industry forward with one of the first completely virtual trade shows for the custom integration and design communities. Held September 15-17, 2020, 7,600 trade professionals came together to connect and discuss topics facing the industry in 2020 and 2021. With 110 virtual exhibitors, 80 CEDIA education courses, 18 TechTalk panel discussions, 4 keynotes, networking opportunities and more, the CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience re-established connections and was the event where new products were launched into the CI channel.
THE GROUP’S INDEPENDENT RETAILERS DEFINITELY SHOWCASED THEIR GRIT, RESILIENCY AND ABILITY TO “OUTWORK. OUTWIT. OUTWIN.” THE COMPETITION AT THIS OCTOBER’S VIRTUAL PRIMETIME
In the face of an ongoing global pandemic, virtual meeting fatigue and worries over inventory availability ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season, independent retailers showed up in record numbers and showed how ready they were to network and engage with their fellow dealers and vendor partners during Nationwide’s first-ever Virtual PrimeTime. “The last eight months have been a whirlwind of disruption,” Nationwide President and Chief Member Advocate Tom Hickman told members during the show. “COVID has changed the way we do everything. Especially the way we buy and sell. But you haven’t just muddled through the upheaval. Many of you have fundamentally changed the face of American retail.”
By Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg
How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy
Highly skilled 10x talent brings at least 10 times the value to your organization. By understanding how to attract, manage and retain these sought-after individuals your business will become more agile and innovative and experience transformational growth. 10xers can tackle a company’s thorniest problems, improve their strongest assets and blaze a path to success. With the rapid digitization of every conceivable product and service, the environment has transformed so fast that every organization must be equipped with these phenomenally gifted employees if they wish to keep up.
About The Author
Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg are cofounders of 10x Management, the world’s first tech talent agency. 10x matches top contract technology experts, designers, and brand innovators with companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500. Customers include American Express, HSBC, Google, Verizon, Yelp, and more. They are recognized experts on the freelance economy and its growing impact on business.
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership