With decades of experience in the hotel, smart home, and AI industries, our board members are well-respected and invaluable sources of knowledge.
H. Charles Floyd
Executive Vice President, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
H. Charles Floyd was appointed Executive Vice President, Global President of Operations in August 2014. In this role, Mr. Floyd leads and develops Hyatt's shared operation services organization known as the Global Operations Center ("GOC") and is responsible for the successful operation of Hyatt's hotels globally. Prior to his current role, Mr. Floyd was Executive Vice President, Group President—Global Operations Center from October 2012 to August 2014. Since joining Hyatt, Mr. Floyd served in a number of senior positions, including Executive Vice President—North America Operations and Senior Vice President of Sales, as well as various managing director and general manager roles.
Co-Founder, Savant Systems
Jim Carroll is currently working as an advisor to senior executive of home technology companies through his firm, Connected Home Advisory, a role he has held since January 2015. In this role, he helps navigate and validate business and technology directions. Prior he served as Founder / President of Savant Systems from 2005 to 2014. Savant pioneered the modern era of software based connected home solutions as an industry leader in connected home systems. Jim has extensive history of successes in orchestrating the start-up, growth and success of diverse technology driven businesses within the connected home, consumer electronics, and telecommunications industries. With over 25 years' experience, Jim has held a number of senior executive positions including; CEO, President, business development, sales, operations, and engineering for both entrepreneurial ventures and mature technology companies.
Mark Hoffenberg co-founded AUDIOVISIONS with Bob Walpert in 1989. Hoffenberg led the company's rapid growth to become one of the Nation's largest and best respected System Integrators. In 2005, he led the acquisition of AUDIOVISIONS to Best Buy and for the subsequent 9 served as Vice President, Services for Best Buy while remaining President of AUDIOVISIONS. In 2014, Mr. Hoffenberg led the re-acquisition of AUDIOVISIONS from Best Buy. Today, Mark leads a talented team of more than 80 employees in four geographic markets and is responsible for the company’s overall vision, business strategy, partnerships, ventures and key initiatives. Mr. Hoffenberg is a 30 year CEDIA Industry veteran and has twice served on the CEDIA Board of Directors.
Executive Vice President, Lutron Electronics
Ed Blair is a business leader with 22 years of leadership experience in highly innovative businesses across the commercial, residential and retail sectors for Lutron Electronics, the World leader in lighting control and automated shading solutions. As Executive Vice President, Ed is actively involved in the strategic direction of all of Lutron’s business units. Ed’s career at Lutron has revolved around innovation in both product and new business development, he is listed as a primary inventor on 44 issued and 11 pending United States patents, which span the areas of design, utility and system development. Recently, Ed led the acquisition of Ketra, Inc., Lutron’s most significant acquisition in company history. This acquisition uniquely positions Lutron as the only company in the world to be able to create perfect lighting environments in both residential and commercial spaces utilizing Lutron’s system capability, automated shading, and Ketra light sources.
Managing Partner, Marmol-Radzinger
Leo Marmol, FAIA, is Managing Partner of the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York-based design-build firm Marmol Radziner. Leo Marmol has extensive experience managing a variety of residential and commercial projects, including modern prefabricated homes, historic restorations, as well as public and community-based urban projects. Active in his profession, Leo lectures widely on the topics of architecture, sustainability, and restoration. Leo received his Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Philosophy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, in 1987. Leo was elevated to the College of the Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2007 and inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2009.