Welcome to the Z-Wave Virtual Academy Webinar Wednesdays! Compelling and diverse sessions will cover a wide range of topics and perspectives, from manufacturing best practices during a pandemic, to technical deep-dives. As we navigate this new age of social distancing and working from home, please join us to learn more about topics important to everyone in the Z-Wave ecosystem.
Join us on Wednesdays at 12 PM ET
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*Note that this schedule will be updated regularly as the series progresses
May 27, 2020
Manufacturing During a Global Pandemic: Insight & Strategy from Companies Who Are Coping
Avi Rosenthal of Bluesalve Partners, who brings deep knowledge of the manufacturing and product development process, leads this session exploring how smart home an IoT manufacturers and supply chain systems are affected by the current global pandemic, how companies are coping, and strategies on how to move forward.
Who Should Attend: Everyone
Hosted by: Avi Rosenthal – Bluesalve Partners
Avi Rosenthal has been in the connected device industry for over 20 years. He is the currently the Managing Partner of Bluesalve Partners, a full-service consulting firm to the Connected Device industry.
June 3, 2020
Social Distance Sales for Uncertain Times: Tips & Insight for Integrators
Jeremy McLerran of Qolsys discusses strategies for integrators to use to sell and service customers in the time of social distancing. He will discuss process flows, best practices for “White Glove” and “Light Glove” installs, and how to leverage software and the cloud to install and support new and existing customers. Attendees will learn to self-install using Qolsys IQ Panel’s on-screen wizard, powerful Z-Wave and sensor diagnostics, and remote support via Alarm.com, as well as strategies for end-users to install their own systems.
Who Should Attend: Integrators, Everyone
Level: All Levels Welcome
Hosted By: Jeremy McLerran – Qolsys
Jeremy runs marketing for Silicon Valley based security and smart building manufacturer technology manufacturer Qolsys. He and his team focus on creating true partnerships with their customers to provide powerful content marketing and go-to-market strategies to improve sales, support, and brand awareness.
June 10, 2020
Residential Smart Lock Market: Trends, Use-Cases & Opportunities
The residential smart lock market is growing and there’s great demand for simple yet comprehensive solutions. Trends include flexible residential solutions that are easy-to-install and retrofit, keyless and mobile options, simple connectivity to smart home hubs and devices like thermostats and alarms, all-in-one solutions and more. This session from Colin Depree of Salto will discuss the latest trends and solutions for the residential smart lock market,including use-cases and considerations for integrators and decision-makers in the smart home market and beyond.
Who Should Attend: Any company (end-user or professional re-seller/installer) interested in the many benefits from using Smart Locks in their properties as part of an IOT ecosystems
Hosted By: Colin Depree – SALTO Systems
Colin DePree, Residential Business Leader, is tasked with guiding SALTO’s strategy and growth in the smart home and property tech space. Colin brings over ten years of industry experience and a multitude of operational responsibilities including sales leadership, customer experience and software support. He carries a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Albion College and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Florida State University.
June 17, 2020
Z-Wave 700 Series: Getting Started
This session from Silicon Labs will show a live demo of Simplicity Studio and how developers can get up and running with the latest Z-Wave 700 platform, a great session for those new to, or wanting to learn more about developing with Z-Wave.
Who Should Attend: Engineers, Developers
Hosted By: Eric Ryherd – Silicon Labs
Eric Ryherd has been working with Z-Wave since 2003 writing firmware for light switches, sensors, window shades, remote controls and many other Z-Wave IoT devices. As a Silicon Labs FAE he shares his Z-Wave knowledge to help bring even more interoperable products thru development and certification.
June 24, 2020
Strategies for Successful Smart Home Product Design and Manufacturing
Leading ODM IoT product manufacturer and Z-Wave board member LEEDARSON leads this session that will cover strategies and considerations gleaned from years of experience designing and manufacturing for the world’s leading smart home brands. From initial product design to production, Michael Bailey Smith, Director of IoT Business Development, Duncan Chang, R&D Director at Leedarson Taipei Technical Center, and Joe Zhou, Senior Product Manager, will discuss the elements that make up a successful smart home product. They will include real-world product examples and focus on product design components such as implementing Z-Wave 700 series, as well as best-practices for device categories such as security.
Who Should Attend: Customer, partners and any other audience who are interested in Z-Wave 700 series
Hosted By: Duncan Chang, Michael Bailey Smith, and Joe Zhou- LEEDARSON
Duncan has been in the software and firmware development field for 14 years, he is currently the Head of Technical LAB.
He is mainly responsible for managing new technology development and system architecture planning in IoT.
A highly motivated IoT strategic business development executive with over 29 years of experience. Currently the Director of IoT Business Development for LEEDARSON North America, the world’s leading ODM IoT product manufacturer.
Joe Zhou has been in the electronics & IoT industry for over 25 years. He is the senior product manager of LEEDARSON, an ODM based IoT company. He and his team focus on creating value-added products for the worldwide customers.
July 15, 2020
Turning Trends Into Sales: The Growing Demand For DIY Systems
COVID-19 is changing the way people think about connectivity. But the growing interest in smart devices is only as powerful as the ability of users to connect them through a single platform. In this webinar we’ll discuss the industry trend toward DIY systems and give you the tools to turn those trends into sales.
Who Should Attend: Dealers, Distributors, Manufacturers
Hosted By: Sebastian Rios – Ezlo Innovation
Sebastian Rios is the Sales Channel Director for Ezlo Innovation, where he manages all aspects of the distributor and dealer networks. Previous roles at Ezlo (Vera) include Distribution Sales Manager and Sales & Marketing Coordinator. Prior to joining Vera, Sebastian gained commercial experience across the enterprise in roles ranging from financial analysis to procurements and sales at companies such as PLR Electronics and Banacol, with is one of Colombia’s largest exporters. He lives in North Carolina with his wife where he enjoys hiking, biking, and the abundance of micro-breweries.