CEDIA appoints two new vice presidents

CEDIA has promoted two members of staff to vice presidents of two key areas of strategic focus within the global organisation: education and workforce development.

Samantha Ventura has been named vice president of education and training while Ian Bryant has been made vice president of technology application and workforce initiatives. 

“The decisions to elevate the roles and responsibilities of Samantha Ventura and Ian Bryant were easy ones,” said Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA global president and chief executive officer. 

“Each is dedicated to driving the industry forward by keeping education, training, innovation, and workforce efforts on the cutting edge. We’re really fortunate to find Samantha and Ian’s level of talent within our own ranks.”

Responsible for directing, managing, and providing leadership in all instructional and academic systems within the organisation’s education programmes, Ventura will plan, develop and oversee various curriculum development and certification programmes, as well as promote and coordinate curriculum and course development and evaluation. 

Bryant’s obligations involve collaborating with the education department on high-level pathways and learning tracks, buidling business partnerships with industry organisations, and managing all things tech at CEDIA’s new global headquarters. 

He works directly with the technology and standards department, tech council, and discovery working group. The new role adds workforce initiatives and workforce development efforts designed to bring more individuals to the integratiion field. 

These programmes include CEDIA Electronic Systems Integration Technician training, boot camps, City & Guilds, and the Smart Home Technician Apprentice Programme. Occasionally, he works with the marketing department on technology-related speaking engagements. 

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