ISE 2019 draws thought leaders February 5th-8th

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Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is the world’s largest professional AV and systems integration show. The annual event, which is held at the RAI Amsterdam every February (this year 5-8th), provides a unique showcase of technologies and solutions for commercial and residential applications.
The extensive show floor is complemented by a five-day professional development programme curated by the show’s co-owners, AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International) and CEDIA. ISE also showcases a range of conferences, keynotes and events that take place before and during the show at the RAI and nearby locations.

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Tupac Martir, world leading event director

Tupac Martir

Most recently announced is the Closing Keynote on Friday 8 February, delivered by Tupac Martir, creative director of multidisciplinary art, design and creative production group Satore Studio, and co-founder of the studio’s sister venture Satore Tech.

He has been described by Vogue as “the visual artist and creative director behind some of the most important events in the world”. Satore clients include BMW, Dior, the Saatchi Gallery, Elton John and Beyoncé.

More info on the ISE Europe Closing.

10 conferences, 2 locations, 1 objective

The ISE 2019 conference program has drawn an impressive array of experts from a wide range of sectors and disciplines. There are no fewer than ten conferences taking place during ISE 2019, five of which are being held at the Hotel Okura, a short distance from the RAI Amsterdam.

Smart Building Conference : Monday, February 4th, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm – RAI Forum & E 102
At the Smart Building Conference, opening keynoters include award-winning architect Aryanour Djalali, CEO of world-famous DNA Barcelona Architects.
Flying in from New York to talk about the relationship between smart spaces and experience will be Michael L Schneider, Creative Technology Director – Hardware for Gensler, the collaborative design giant ranked number 1 by Building Design in the 2018 World Architecture Top 100.
More info on ISE Europe Smart Building Conference

XR Summit Conference : Tuesday, February 5th, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Hotel Okura
Amelia Kallman will chair the XR Summit ISE. A futurist, communicator and consultant, Kallman specialises in the impact of new technologies on business and on our day-to-day lives.
She has recently written a report on the emerging risks of virtual, augmented and mixed reality for Lloyd’s of London.
More info on ISE Europe XR Summit

Digital Signage Summit ISE : Wednesday, February 6th, from 9 am til 1 pm – Hotel Okura
Jose Avalos, General Manager of Visual Retail and VP of the IoT Group at Intel, leads the chipmaker’s digital signage programme. He will present a keynote at Digital Signage Summit ISE.
More info on ISE Europe Digital Signage Summit

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Digital Cinema Summit ISE : Wednesday, February 6th, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Hotel Okura
Among the array of international speakers at Digital Cinema Summit ISE will be renowned cinema industry consultant Michael Karagosian.

He was part of the team that launched Dolby Surround Sound, and was also Technology Advisor for the National Association of Theatre Owners for the decade of the transition to digital cinema.

The opening keynote at DCS ISE will be presented by Jan Runge, European head of the International Cinema Technology Association. Previously CEO of trade body UNIC, the International Union of Cinemas, he is also an independent analyst and advisor to the cinema industry worldwide.
More info on ISE Europe Digital Cinema Summit

AttractionsTECH by blooloop : Friday, February 8th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Hotel Okura
Chris Lange, Creative Director and head of the in-house creative and design department at Europe’s second biggest theme park, Europa-Park, will be presenting at attractionsTECH by blooloop. Lange’s international work includes India’s first theme park project, as well as attractions in Singapore and South Korea.
More info on ISE Europe Blooloop

Hospitality Tech Summit : Thursday, February 7th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Hotel Okura
Hospitality Technology Next Generation, a trade association dedicated to driving best practice in the hotel industry through the adoption of technology, is presenting Hospitality Tech Summit by HTNG at ISE 2019.
Its COO, David Sjolander, has worked on both sides of the industry: as a hotel IT executive he was responsible for technology at over 1,000 properties in 70 countries, and he has also worked in a product management role on a system connecting 90,000 hotels worldwide to over 1,000 online distribution channels.
More info on ISE Europe HTNG

Agora : Thursday, February 7th, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm – RAI E102
Emmy Award-winning sound designer Scott Willsallen will be giving a keynote at the AGORA conference on sports venue technology. A director of the Sydney-based consultancy Auditoria, Willsallen has worked on multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games Ceremonies.
More info on ISE Europe Agora

AudioForum : Monday, February 4th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – RAI F002
Donato Masci is an acoustic designer and consultant, working for Florence-based company Studio Sound Service. He will be presenting at AudioForum @ ISE, which for its 2019 edition will discuss sound environments, the listening experience and psychological factors. The event is designed to appeal to those who manage spaces that feature audio systems, as well as to audio professionals.
More info on ISE Europe AudioForum

Avixa shows What’s Next… Higher Education Experiences : Tuesday, February 5th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – RAI E102
Dr Gill Ferrell will be moderating the AVIXA-hosted conference What’s Next… Higher Education Experiences. A consultant with extensive management experience in higher education, she has led and advised on many implementations of IT within teaching, research and administration functions. She is currently the leader of the EUNIS (European University Information Systems) e-Learning Task Force.

Avixa shows What’s Next… Enterprise AV : Wednesday, February 6th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – RAI E102
Taking part in the other AVIXA conference, What’s Next… Enterprise AV Integrated Experiences, will be experience designer and communication strategist Lisa Perrine, CEO of Cibola Systems. Her company has completed over 1,000 consulting projects for clients including Sony Music, United Talent Agency and The Annenberg Foundation.

Additionally, both AVIXA and CEDIA will be offering ‘bite-sized’ training on the show floor, with no need for advance booking. AVIXA’s FlashTracks are 20-minute education sessions held on the association’s stand (13-N110), covering topics within User Experience, AV/IT, Design and Emerging Trends. They are free to attend for AVIXA members.
More info on ISE Europe Professional Development Avixa

Master classes et Talks Cedia : Stand Cedia 1-E20
Dubbed ‘the father of home theatre’, Theo Kalomirakis of TK Theaters has designed private cinemas for world leaders, sporting legends and film stars. He is one of three experts giving CEDIA’s new full-day Home Cinema Design Masterclass. The association is also offering an extensive 36-course education programme; an All Access Training Pass gives unlimited entry to CEDIA courses of up to half a day’s duration.

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CEDIA Talks will be taking place on the CEDIA stand (1-E20), addressing ten different subjects across the four days of the show. Free to attend, these 20-minute sessions are designed to introduce attendees to new disruptive technologies – such as Web 3.0, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G – and challenge established ways of thinking.
More info on ISE Europe Cedia Education

Main Stage : Hall 8
In addition, the Main Stage, located in the centre of Hall 8, will present a full programme of thought leadership sessions across the four days of the show, produced by ISE, show co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA, and AV Magazine.

Speakers here will include:

  • Joseph Aamidor, a consultant specialising in the smart building market, who will discuss the application of blockchain to smart building;
  • Alex Sanfilippo, Director of Engineering at integrator Kraftwerk Living Technologies, who, in an AVIXA-hosted session, will describe how the company built its award-winning 007 ELEMENTS experience;
  • Ahmed Refai, Regional Commercial Director of Archimedia, who will reveal the secrets of a CEDIA Award-winning fully immersive home cinema project in a luxury new-build development in Dubai.
  • More info on ISE Europe Main Stage

More infos and registrations on the ISE website

RAI Amsterdam – Europaplein 2-22 – 1078 GZ – Amsterdam – The Netherlands

Opening hours:

  • Monday, February 4th, 2019: Pre-exhibition events and conferences
  • Tuesday, February 5th, 2019: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2019: 09:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 7th, 2019: 09:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, February 8th, 2019: 09:30 am – 4:00 pm


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Text and photos: I.S.E.

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