CEDIA recently welcomed
Roopesh Shah to the CEDIA team, appointing him as Regional Development Consultant in India. What attracted you to this new role with CEDIA?
Shah: I’ve seen a surge of technology integrators within the country trying to provide the latest technology to the home user to give them a luxurious experience. However, there are currently gaps between the expectations of the experience the home user has and the ability of the professionals to deliver the experience. CEDIA can help bridge this gap by supporting integrators in their quest to add to their knowledge and skill sets. I look forward to helping all of them evolve in an organized manner, which will result in a win-win situation for the professionals and the end users.
What experience do you have that will help you in this role?
Shah: I have over 10 years of rich experience across leadership roles in the field of technology in the enterprise, home, and telecom industries, specialising in sales, operations, and business development. During this time, I have been working aggressively on new concepts and ideas, and implementing them successfully within the team to drive business growth. For the past year, I have been in the role of national business development manager for Audio Vision India, a CEDIA member based in Mumbai. We have experienced exceptional growth within India over the last three years. How important was it for CEDIA to add someone from that region to the team?
Shah: This is a great opportunity to increase our member engagement in India. I am only in my first week at CEDIA, but I already know that now is a great time to be getting involved, as there have been some exciting developments recently — the launch of the Mark of Excellence program, the acquisition of The CEDIA Designer and the member discount that goes with it, as well as the publication of several new white papers. We have also just introduced a new Indian members’ community on the CEDIA website, and I am excited to see the type of discussions and connections that this platform helps develop. And let’s not forget our annual Tech Summit, which we will be hosting again this year.
There is a lot going on within CEDIA at the moment, and now, with you on board, our Indian members are in prime position to be able to take advantage of all of these benefits. How can they find you?
Shah: It’s fair to say I am very excited by this new role and am ready to hit the ground running. Please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com.