Michael Heiss has more than four decades of experience in guiding the development, production and marketing, of new technology products and services. Well versed in both professional and consumer electronics, he has held management, marketing and technology development positions for leading hardware and content distribution firms such as Harman International, Rank Video, NBC Television, as well Spectradyne, the originator of pay-per-view hotel movie services and Home Video Corp., the first nationwide direct-to-home video software rental service. He is the author of four books on video technology and is a frequent panelist, seminar moderator and lecturer at industry conventions around the world.
Recognized as a leading journalist covering both the professional and consumer electronics industries, Michael Heiss was honored as the 2020 recipient of CEDIA's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award as well as previously being named to the inaugural class of CEDIA Fellows.
Heiss is currently both a Contributing Editor and columnist for Residential Tech Today and the US Correspondent for HiddenWires.com, the leading publication for the custom installation trade in the UK and Europe. He has also contributed to TWICE, Residential Systems, CEON, Videography, Video Systems and many other trade newsletters and magazines. He has been quoted as a consumer electronics authority in national and international news outlets.
A member of numerous engineering, technical and communications societies, including ATAS (The Television Academy), SID, CEDIA, and SBE . He is a Life Member of both SMPTE and IEEE. As a member of the Order of the Iron Test Pattern he has Dignity of General.
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