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Get ready to jump back in: Here’s what to expect at ISE Digital 2021

ISE Digital goes live (1-2 June), bringing the AV community together again for the first time since February 2020. Whether joining online or in person at ISE@Barcelona, you can expect to leave with the tools you need to build a roadmap for success in the post-pandemic era.

ISE Digital

The Future of AV: Live 1-2 June / On Demand for 2021

Running concurrently with the Barcelona event, ISE Digital is a two-day festival of content where you can create your own playlist from the sessions that interest you the most. Powered by Cisco technology, ISE Digital is curated by The Next Web (TNW), AVIXA, CEDIA and ISE partners. You’ll discover all the latest news and innovations from the world of AV –
from names including Presenting Show Partner KNX, Headline Partners Bosch, LANG, Panasonic and Shure, plus other leading brands including Canon, Datapath, Genelec, Lenovo, MA Lighting, Savant, Sennheiser and WolfVision. In addition, courtesy of Headline Partner ACCIÓ, you can meet some of the most exciting start-ups.

Your lead host at ISE Digital will be Anouk Vleugels, Publisher at The Next Web and a self- proclaimed Digital Centaur Evangelist. As a creative tech enthusiast and seasoned journalist, Anouk has her finger on the pulse of innovation and will be joined by co-hosts Már Másson Maack, Editor of Growth Quarters at TNW and Callum Booth, Editor of Plugged at TNW.

They will present sessions from the Main Stage at the Fira and from a specially created virtual studio.


Our headliners are world-class strategists who will set the tone for the programme, designed to provide attendees with the tools to create a strategic roadmap for success:

Day 1: On the Sofa with Ventura Barba, CEO of the Sónar Festival.

Tackling the tech trends you need to have on your radar and why, Ventura will explore how technology has accelerated and what’s been put on the backburner over the last 12 months. If you want to master a changing landscape and influence a new future, this is one session not to be missed.

Day 2: Sustainability Accelerated. On the Sofa with Tom Raftery, Global Vice
President, Futurist & Innovation Evangelist at SAP. Tom will be highlighting the fact that sustainability is at the top of the global agenda and modern society is increasingly concerned with sustainability initiatives; ignoring it can only result in being left behind. Takeaways from this session will include advice on what is the perfect destination for a sustainable business.

CEDIA on the Main Stage:

Day 1: Recovery – Navigating the Post-Pandemic Landscape. This panel
discussion will focus on how the pandemic has affected supply chains and how to mitigate these impacts; the explosion of media offerings for the home and what the integrator needs to know to be able to deliver the best experience to the client; and how an integrator can take advantage of wellness, sustainability and assisted living – all of which have been bubbling up over the past few years.

Day 2: The Integrator of 2025 – What’s Next? Based on a new CEDIA white
paper, this discussion covers the four segments that are of critical importance to the occupants of a residence – Presence, Comfort, Safety, Sustainability. The panellists will discuss why these four are most impactful; holistic design and why it’s so critical for integrators to learn how these segments will change in the next few years; and what specific skills are going to be most helpful to integrators.

Create your own ISE Digital agenda and don’t miss a thing. Choose your top sessions from ISE Digital’s live and on-demand channels and save them to your calendar:

• LIVE from the Main Stage
• Technology Channels:

Workspace Evolution – sponsored by Lenovo
Live Events – sponsored by MA Lighting
Smart Building – sponsored by KNX
Digital Learning – sponsored by Sennheiser
Digital Signage and XR (mixed realities)

• Product Innovation Channel: Two full days of content from brands showcasing product innovations – browse in advance and mark your calendar for the sessions you want to watch from 30 leading brands, including Bosch, Daktronics, HDBaseT Alliance, Lenovo, Logitech, Netgear, Sennheiser.

• Partner Hubs: These are where you can find all the latest news and insights from AVIXA, CEDIA and many other leading industry brands – and chat with them online.

• Student Zone: A joint initiative by AVIXA, CEDIA and ISE, this is an area for those looking to choose a career in AV, smart homes and technology; with resources and career pathways advice for the next generation.

• Entertainment: Enjoy a trip into the immersive world of technology and
performance art. Headline act to be announced soon!

Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, concluded: “The unexpected has challenged us all but there is hope and now is the time to focus on the future. ISE Live and Online is an opportunity to raise the curtain on our industry and to feel part of it
again. Whether you join digitally or in person, expect to be inspired as we look forward together and get back to what we love.”

The ISE Digital platform will be available to view from 25 May and the ISE Digital event will be live on 1-2 June. Registration for ISE Digital is free, quick and simple, so register today!

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