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New Age Electronics' Retail Dealer Summit

The launch of Windows 10 and the growing confluence of connected-living devices were top of mind at New Age Electronics’ Retail Dealer Summit, held last week at the swanky Loew's Hollywood Hotel.

New Age president Fred Towns, left, and Synnex chief Kevin Murai hold court at the distributor's Dealer Summit reception.

A Windows 10 panel discussion featured, from left, TWICE senior editor Alan Wolf, Microsoft’s Mona Pal, Intel’s Ryan McCurdy and New Age’s Fred Towns. Not pictured: HP’s Mike Nash, ASUS’s Vivian Lien, Mike Abary of Lenovo, and Toshiba’s Joe Gildersleeve.

The NATM Buying Corp. was represented by Michael Maund, left; executive director Jerry Satoren; and, off camera, Electronic Express’s Sam Yazdian.

The Wearable Store’s Stephen Spivak, left, and Dan Shilling of Evine Live (formerly ShopNBC) check out the New Age vendor pavilion.

BrandsMart USA's Rob Lathers tries out the Muse headband.

Synnex exec Mary Ellen Grom is serenaded by a Dean Martin doppelganger.

HP senior exec Ron Coughlin delivers his keynote.

New Age guests and crew were treated to a Frank Sinatra tribute concert at the nearby Hollywood Bowl.