Marc Saltzman

Marc Saltzman

Consumer electronics, business tech, and interactive entertainment expert

With 20 years of industry experience, Marc Saltzman is one of North America's most read experts in the field of consumer electronics, online trends, business tech, and interactive entertainment. Marc has authored 16 books (latest is Apple Watch For Dummies) and currently contributes to more than 40 high-profile publications, including: USA Today, Yahoo, MSN, Costco Connection, Metro, Toronto Star, and AARP The Magazine. Marc hosts various video segments, including Gear Guide (seen at Cineplex movie theatres and sister chains across Canada) and is a regular guest on CTV, CNN, and CNN Headline News. Marc hosts three radio shows in Canada: Tech Talk (heard on NewsTalk 1010 in Toronto and CJAD 800 in Montreal) and Tech It Out (on Winnipeg’s 680 CJOB).

Marc will be on the Features' Stage:

Saturday, April 1
2:15pm - Home, Smart, Home: Bumping Up Your House’s IQ
6:45pm - Tech It Out: Top Future Tech Worth Getting Excited About

Sunday, April 2
11:45am - Tech It Out: Top Future Tech Worth Getting Excited About
2:15pm - Home, Smart, Home: Bumping Up Your House’s IQ

Home, Smart, Home: Bumping Up Your House’s IQ: While we don’t yet have Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons cleaning up our homes in 2017, we do have washing machines that will text us when the load is done, LED lights that will turn off when we leave the room, a smart thermostat that will know if someone is home or not, and a water sensor that will alert us to a leak in our basement. Whether it’s to save you money, automate your home, or give you greater control (even when you’re not at home), this presentation walks us through today’s smart homes – be it through Wi-Fi-enabled video cameras, Bluetooth door locks, voice-enabled smart home assistants, and even the latest in “pet tech.”

Tech It Out: Top Future Tech Worth Getting Excited About: If you thought today’s gadgets were impressive, to quote ‘70s Canadian rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “Baby, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!” Be prepared to be blown away at the near future, as Marc takes you on a journey into the hottest tech trends of tomorrow. After a short primer on what’s trending today - including wearables, smart homes, apps, and virtual and augmented reality - this visually rich presentation takes us down the road at what’s to come, as we explore domestic robots, self-driving cars, next-generation 3-D printing, “Internet of Things” devices, delivery drones, and much more.


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