ISE 2019 hosts world-renowned thought leaders and experts

As Integrated Systems Europe continues to expand its coverage of vertical markets served by the AV industry, the broadest ever range of thought leaders and subject experts will be speaking at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam.

All educational and professional development content is being presented under the umbrella title ‘Learn, Discover, Be Inspired’. This full programme has been developed through close co-operation with AV industry bodies – particularly the show’s co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA – media partners and other independent associations.

Most recently announced is the Closing Keynote on Friday 8 February. This will be 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.

There are 10 conferences taking place during ISE 2019, five of which are being held at the Hotel Okura, a short distance from the RAI Amsterdam.

At the Smart Building Conference, opening keynoters include award-winning architect Aryanour Djalali, CEO of world-famous DNA Barcelona Architects. Michael L Schneider, Creative Technology Director – Hardware for Gensler, will talk about the relationship between smart spaces and experience.

Elsewhere, Amelia Kallman will chair the XR Summit ISE; she has recently written a report on the emerging risks of virtual, augmented and mixed reality for Lloyd’s of London. And 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.

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.

Taking part in the AVIXA conference, What’s Next… Enterprise AV Integrated Experiences, will be experience designer and communication strategist, Lisa Perrine, CEO of Cibola Systems.

Dubbed ‘the father of home theatre’, Theo Kalomirakis of TK Theaters 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.

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.

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. Here, Ahmed Refai, Regional Commercial Director of Archimedia, will reveal the secrets of a CEDIA Award-winning fully immersive home cinema project in a luxury new-build development in Dubai.

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.

CEDIA Talks will be taking place on the CEDIA stand (1-E20), addressing 10 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.

Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Europe Managing Director, commented: “This is a compelling line-up for ISE 2019. With top-level speakers throughout the show, our biggest ever conference programme and a full roster of thought leadership sessions on the Main Stage, we’re delivering on our commitment to provide content tailored to our ever-broadening attendee base. I’m very grateful to AVIXA, CEDIA, our media partners and all the other content partners who are working with us to deliver this strong programme, which provides numerous opportunities for attendees to ‘Learn, Discover, Be Inspired’.”

Full details of ISE 2019’s professional development programme can be found at