Eric Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Control4
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Eric Smith is co-founder and chief technology officer of Control4. Control4 is the first company to make whole-home automation a practical option for any residence. The company makes everyday life easier by providing one-touch control of both new and existing electronic systems in the home. By allowing different systems to work together, Control4 provides effortless entertainment, comfort, convenience, and peace of mind to homeowners everywhere. Control4's affordable and easy to use products enable home theater control, multi-room music, smart lighting, temperature control, and security through a range of in-home and over-the-web remote control technology. The company delivers both wired and wireless solutions that can be installed in existing homes as well as homes under construction.
Prior to Control4, he co-founded STSN (now known as iBahn), the worldwide leader in broadband services for business travelers. Eric developed the intellectual property that made it possible to simplify internet protocols and offer fast, convenient broadband service to travelers staying in more than 500,000 hotel rooms in 300 cities around the world. Prior to STSN, Eric co-founded PHAST Corporation, which quickly became the leading control system in the residential control systems market.
Eric is the father of 7 Children, serves on the Utah State Charter School Board, and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University.