Co-innovation, artificial intelligence, voice recognition and the soaring popularity of smart connected devices have powered IFA to yet another record edition. The world’s leading trade
show for consumer electronics and home appliances attracted 245,000 visitors this year. IFA is more important to global brands and retailers than ever before, with almost 150,000 trade visitors attending the show; more than 50 percent of the trade visitors came from abroad, marking a new all-time high in international attendance. The event – timed for the all-important end-of-year business ahead of Black Friday, Singles Day in China, and Christmas – suggests that the industry is in a positive mood; high order volumes for deals struck during IFA grew yet again, totaling 4.7 billion euros.
CEDIA Expo, the leading event for technology within the intelligently built environment, connected more than 20,000 home tech pros and nearly 500 exhibitors during the 2018
show held September 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s show featured a number of firsts, including the latest products and breakthrough innovations in home technology, all-new programming on the all-new Smart Stage and a host of networking opportunities created to further design and technology integration. CEDIA Expo powers the disruptors, innovators, and integrators in the intelligently connected built environments by providing the only platform for discovery and collaboration. More than 20,000 home technology professionals and more than 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading event in connected technology and connected built environments. CEDIA Expo is the place for system integrators to experience new products and breakthrough innovations first and to access targeted training in technology integration.
By Jim McCormick, Loren B. Belker & Gary S. Topchik
The trusted management classic and go-to guide for anyone facing new responsibilities as a first-time manager, revised and updated to address modern management challenges.
The jump from star employee to new manager is bigger than most people realize—with opportunities to fail at every step. Stumbling your way through isn’t an option.
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About The Authors
Jim McCormick is founder and president of the Research Institute for Risk Intelligence, and the former COO of the nation’s fifth-largest architectural firm. A full-time speaker and organizational consultant, his clients include Accenture, Bank of America, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, PepsiCo, and Verizon. He lives
in Estes Park, Colorado, and holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Loren B. Belker was an executive at a major midwestern insurance company for nearly 30 years and authored previous editions of The First-Time Manager. Gary S. Topchik was the managing partner of SilverStar Enterprises Inc., a consulting firm specializing in management development. He authored The Accidental Manager and Managing Workplace Negativity.
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership, 7th edition (August 14, 2018)