Mansion Global's Leslie Hendrickson leads a discussion on demand for smart-home technology, concerns about privacy and the different ways artificial intelligence is making everyday tasks more convenient.

Leslie Hendrickson
Reporter, Mansion Global
Leslie Hendrickson is a reporter at Mansion Global. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Family Circle and ARTnews, among others. She is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Brad Hintze
Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Crestron
Brad Hintze is the Executive Vice President of Global Marketing at Crestron where he is responsible for overseeing and accelerating all aspects of the company’s global marketing efforts, including strategy, corporate communications, media relations, digital marketing, product marketing, and advertising. Brad is focused on driving Crestron’s company vision forward by establishing marketing programs and campaigns that promote the company’s outstanding product innovation, workplace technology solutions, digital transformation strategies, thought leadership, and purpose-driven initiatives.

Prior to joining Crestron, Brad served as the Vice President of Consumer and Brand Marketing at SnapAV, where he designed and led marketing efforts and strategies for the company following its merger with Control4. Before assuming that role for SnapAV, Brad held the position of Senior Director of Product Marketing at Control4 where he was responsible for directing product marketing strategy and development, and spearheaded key product and program developments within the company.

An esteemed thought leader on emerging home automation technologies and rapidly proliferating workplace collaboration solutions Brad has been a featured presenter at countless industry expos and was included in the “Top 40 Under 40” list by Utah’s Business Council and Dealerscope Magazine.
India Stoughton
Freelance Reporter
India Stoughton is an award-winning freelance reporter based between the Middle East and the UK. She specializes in writing in-depth features on a wide range of topics and has contributed to outlets including Barron's and Mansion Global, The Economist and The Economist's 1843 Magazine, CNN, the BBC and the Sunday Times.
JC Murphy
President, Savant
Engineered to customize any space, Savant’s innovative solutions unite all the vital pillars of any connected environment – climate, lighting, entertainment, security, and energy – together into a premier integrated experience controlled by intuitive award-winning software for iOS and Android.
For the past 11 years, JC has helped Savant stay on the cutting edge of smart home innovation and take a leadership role in the industry while growing its professionally installed smart home business through a network of more than 2,500 authorized integrators around the world.
In 2021, after the acquisition of Racepoint Energy, JC added leadership of Savant Power, its burgeoning smart energy business, to his responsibilities. Today, his business is leading the way towards in the integration of solar power, battery storage, and energy monitoring and control that makes energy more accessible, reliable, and affordable.
Before joining Savant, JC was the CEO of Cedarpoint Communications, an innovative provider of VOIP solutions. Under his leadership, Cedarpoint doubled its position in customer and subscriber deployments, and he struck key global partnerships that ultimately led to the successful sale of Cedarpoint in January 2011. Before Cedarpoint JC was as a key senior executive at Excel Switching, including serving as president until 2005.
Before joining the telecommunications and smart home industries, he spent five years as an officer in the United States Coast Guard.
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