Monthly Archives: November 2017

Episode 56: AV Friends-giving and Convergence

Join host Katye McGregor Bennett, Corey Moss, Alan Brawn and Jonathan Brawn as they welcome their guests:

Mark Cichowski – CEO at Clarity AV International

Christina Engh – COO UASolutions Group

Brian Lawlor – Director of Business Development at OneVision Resources

Katye hosts the show and begins talking with the guests and Crew about the Thanksgiving holiday and some of their memories.

Mark talks about the successful Technology and Business Summit events of 2017 and what to look forward to in 2018, including a new residential/commercial industry tech summit taking place in Ft. Lauderdale which Mark details as well (some interesting technology convergence talk here).

Brian talks about what OneVision Resources does as a full service solutions company and how they help the integrator channel. Brian also talks about his own background in integration before coming to OneVision. 

Christina talks a bit about drones (of course) and AV, along with her new high level position involving unmanned aircraft. She also finds a surprise, tune in to find out. 

Enjoy the show, and the holiday!

Episode 55: Talking Tech Summit, (Microsoft) Teams, and a Year of Big Things

Join host Corey Moss and his guests:

Paul Zielie  –  Manager, Enterprise Solutions at HARMAN International

Jordan Owens – VP, Americas at Pexip

Mike Shinn – Director of Global Managed Services at Verrex

The first year anniversary of The AV Life continues with a show that has three well-known industry guests:

Paul has been a speaker and panelist at the AV/IT Leadership Summit events and here we focus on the most recent event in New York. Paul talks about the Summit, then he and the group focus discussion on several presentations and topics. Jordan talks about Pexip Infinity Fusion, along with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business, and just what the industry along with end users are looking at concerning the platforms. Mike’s discussion focuses on his first year anniversary coming up with Verrex as their Director of Global Managed Services, talking about the job as well as his worldwide travels. He talks about the managed services division at Verrex, the outlook for managed services in the industry in general, along with a new, very strategic hire for the division.

An excellent episode with three thought leaders in AV as well as UC&C – sit back, plug in and enjoy this one as we live…

The AV Life.

Episode 54: One Year In and We’re Still Teching!

Join the Crew: host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Alan Brawn, Justin Rexing and Jen Cole as they welcome their guests on this first year anniversary show:

Bill Nattress – Director of Channel Strategy – Paging at Biamp 

Marika Aquino – Managing Partner at Tier PM 

Taylor Meyer – Mechanical Engineering student and robotics expert at Iowa State University (and former Crew member!)

On this first anniversary episode, Corey starts off talking about how he’s been podcasting since 2014 (cAValry Rides, AV Power Up and The AV Life) with some of the best people in the industry – of course including those who are current Crew members. Katye has been with Corey since Jan. 2016 and they talk a little about that as well as how they met on social media and at InfoComm.

Taylor begins talking about her “AV experiences” and some of the people she’s met. Bill talks about Taylor and her background where possibilities in AV exist, and then Justin talks about Bill and his first experience meeting him. Marika talks about her background as an IT project manager, working for IBM, and then her transition to AV as well as meeting all of the great people in the industry. Corey talks about a memorable moment at InfoComm interviewing Bill and Ron Camden, where they talked about their beginnings in AV, and Bill, Alan, Justin and Katye talk about their beginnings as well as “careers” in AV. 

And the L in Bill (L. William) Nattress’ name? You’ll hear about that here, those 280 Twitter characters, and much, much more.

Plug in, sit back and enjoy this first anniversary episode – and of course don’t forget to live…

The AV Life.