Joe Lautner is a sales, marketing and business development leader helping smart product companies, builders and professionally installed solution channels grow connected IoT business opportunities in and around the built environment. Joe launched the first successful IP-based, open standards home control solution leading all marketing and sales efforts through to acquisition by Nortek. Over his 10+year tenure with Nortek, Joe held senior positions in product management, marketing, sales management and strategy development. He holds a board seat on the Consumer Technology Association's Smart Home Division and is a past Smart Home Chairman. Joe is particularly passionate about the opportunities for connected home technology's impact on healthy home living, renewable energy, natural resource management and adaptive applications to help people live happily and longer in their homes. He helps manufacturers, builders and other channel participants develop and execute effective go-to-market strategies, tactics and messaging for solutions sold through the professional install and builder channels.
John Galante is president and co-founder of AE Ventures, a hosted event innovator that drives extraordinary progress at the intersection of technology and construction via dynamic B2B engagement. Galante has additional experience as a publisher, editor and business development leader with EH Media and worked in event development and management for several years with Reed Exhibition Companies. He also has a wealth of experience in the association realm, having served on a number of industry boards and committees, launched associations and worked as a senior staff member of the Consumer Technology Association and chief staff executive of the Security Industry Association.