M. Heiss Consulting
Widely respected throughout the consumer electronics and
custom integration industries as a product and technology expert, Michael Heiss
has close to forty years of experience in guiding the development, production
and marketing of new technology products and services. Michael is currently the
principal in his own consulting practice serving the manufacturers, suppliers
and brands with advice on the application and marketing of audio/video and
content-based services. He has previously held senior management, marketing and
technology development positions at leading global hardware and software
The author of four books on video technology he is a
Contributing Editor Residential Systems and is also the US Correspondent for
HiddenWires.com, the leading on-line publication for the custom installation
trade in the UK and Europe A contributeor many other trade newsletters and
magazines and quoted as a consumer electronics authority by the BBC’s "Click",
Investor’s Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, the AP and the Los Angeles
Times, Michael is a frequent panelist, seminar moderator and lecturer at global
trade industry events and is sought after for presentations to dealers,
distributors and buying groups.
A member of numerous engineering, technical and
communications societies, including ATAS, SMPTE, SBE, IEEE, SID and STC he is
also member of the Order of the Iron Test Pattern with the Dignity of Brigadier.
Michael has been an active part of CEDIA since its inception, serving two terms
on their Board of Directors and he is currently the Chair of CEDIA’s Technology
Council. His contributions were recognized by his being named the inaugural
class of CEDIA Fellows.
Michael Heiss is based in Los Angeles, CA, where he lives
with his wife, Leslie Nathan, AIA, an architect and the Executive Director of
the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Their
son Daniel is the Associate Director of Development/Athletics for the University
of California, Riverside.