CEDIA invites you to the TECH X DESIGN Summit – a multi-association approved summit featuring three CEU courses on home automation and its impact on the design community.

Hosted by Giles Sutton, senior vice president of industry engagement at CEDIA and Jason Sayen, consumer electronics industry professional with LK & Associates – TECH X DESIGN will feature conversations on hidden technology, home automation infrastructure, and how connected living can support a green lifestyle.

Lunch and cocktails to be provided by CEDIA and includes a networking opportunity with local technology professionals.

Approved for 3.0 CEU credits through AIA, AIBD, and NARI. Approved for 0.3 CEU credits through IDCEC and NKBA.

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

209 6th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Lunch and cocktails provided

RSVP for the TECH X DESIGN Summit, a FREE event presented by CEDIA



Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement, CEDIA

Giles Sutton is the Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement at CEDIA. In this role he is charged with driving member engagement around the world, facilitating strong partnerships across the industry, and helping build awareness of the CEDIA channel among architects, builders and interior designers. 

Giles has spent the last 13 years as Managing Director of James and Giles Ltd. based in London. Under his leadership the company won numerous industry awards and had its work featured in industry press as well as national publications. Prior to founding James and Giles, he worked for a pro audio installation company designing recording studios and live sound systems. 

Before ever joining the CEDIA staff, Giles spent many years as a volunteer. Not only has he served on the board; Giles has also served on the Membership Advisory Council, the Designation Task Force, the Governance Committee, Trailblazers Apprentice Working Group (EMEA) as well as CEDIA Treasurer. In addition to these volunteer roles, Giles has been a leader for a CEDIA Group, he’s a COI and ESC-D certified.

Giles graduated in 2001 with a BA Honours degree in Sound Technology from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).


Director of Sales and Business Development, LK & Associates

Jason Sayen is an industry leader with over 23 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics Industry. He has spent the majority of his career working directly for manufacturers of high-end residential products. Currently he is Director of Sales and Business Development for LK & Associates which is a rep firm in the state of Florida representing over 20 of the top brands of residential consumer electronics ranging in categories of automation, motorization, energy management, shading and lighting control.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM


12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Understanding Today’s Home Technology and Infrastructure Options

Giles Sutton, CEDIA

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems

Jason Sayen, LK & Associates

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Hidden Technology for the Modern Home

Giles Sutton, CEDIA

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM



For 30 years, CEDIA has been the leading global authority in the $19 billion home technology industry. Representing 3,700 member companies worldwide and serving more than 30,000 industry professionals, CEDIA is the industry authority and central touch point for manufacturers, system designers and home technology integrators, all of whom provide goods and services for professionally designed and installed residential environments. CEDIA is the certifying entity for the industry, providing best practices, insights, education, and strategic connections for its constituents worldwide. The CEDIA goal is to enable its members to deliver technology solutions that allow people to have the best moments of life from the comfort of their own home – Life Lived Best at Home®.