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Episode 142: The InfoComm 2019 Show Floor – Solutions, Trends, Perspectives, Celebrations and Red M&M’s (Part 1)



Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guests, live on the InfoComm 2019 show floor:

Day One (Afternoon):

Keith Yanke – Sr. Director Product Marketing at NEC Display Solutions

Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure Incorporated

Nic Milani – Executive Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron

Jacob Marash – CEO and Founder at Stem Audio

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Jonas Rinde – CEO at Huddly

Day Two:

Brian Rhatigan – Director of Business Development at Almo Pro A/V

Lauren Simmen – Director of Marketing at SurgeX

Chris Bradford – President at Newline Interactive


Episode 115: Welcome to the Holidays – Tech, Women in the Industry, WWE Stories (and more Bourbon) Part 2



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, and guest Crew member Linda Moss as they welcome their guests:

Veronica Esbona – President at InGear Communications

Chuck Frame – Vice President Global Sales at Mimo Monitors

Bill Cherne – Director of Field Engineering at Sonic Foundry Inc.

Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.

Jimmy Vaughan – UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron

Maura Quinn – Communications Specialist|IT Business Analyst at TierPM

On this part two all begin talking about “festive” holiday wear, Linda helps judge finalists on this episode (as George Fournier did on episode 114), and they talk bourbon and more as well. After this, all discuss women in the industry – Veronica is a part of Women in Consumer Technology (CT). Maura is involved in Women of AVIXA and Penny as many know has a major role in Women of AVIXA. Chuck and Bill talk about women in the industry, support, mentoring and more. Jimmy joins and Corey asks him to tell a WWE story (Jimmy was a producer for the WWE before entering the tech space). Jimmy also talks about Crestron, as well as women in the industry (two in particular that have a major connection with Crestron).

Finally, as in episode 114, all provide inspirational messages for the new year – make sure you catch this.

Join us for this show, a great conversation with great people in the AV industry (and Corey’s daughter) – sit back, plug in, listen to…

…and Live the AV Holiday Life.


Episode 115: Welcome to the Holidays – Tech, Women in the Industry, WWE Stories (and more Bourbon) Part 1



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, and guest Crew member Linda Moss as they welcome their guests:

Veronica Esbona – President at InGear Communications

Chuck Frame – Vice President Global Sales at Mimo Monitors

Bill Cherne – Director of Field Engineering at Sonic Foundry Inc.

Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.

Jimmy Vaughan – UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron

Maura Quinn – Communications Specialist|IT Business Analyst at TierPM

On this part one all guests begin with introductions, talk about what they do, as well as their their companies – Maura talks about being newer to the industry and Linda talks about what she does which is not quite AV (but we do give her an industry role of sorts). There is also discussion of the user experience, and 2018 innovation and trends.


Episode 102: Bringing the Happiness – Zoomtopia 2018



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kaleo Lee and guest Crew (Zoom) member Gabe Moronta as they welcome their guests:

Derek Pando – International Marketing & Zoomtopia lead at Zoom Video Communications
Wayne Driggers – Channel and Strategic Alliances Leader at Zoom Video Communications
Jimmy Vauhghan – UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron
Mike Kollen – President / Chief Architect at eSyncTraining
Olya Zakharova, PhD – Director of Business Solutions at eSyncTraining

Derek joins during one of his busiest times of the year, he is the Zoomtopia Lead, and leads off the show talking about Zoomtopia, the Zoom User Conference in terms of working on the conference with the team, discussing content, the speakers and more.

Wayne, who has been with Zoom since 2015 talks about the conference, he also talks about CEO Eric Yuan, and something fun that he did at Zoomtopia last year (it had to do with coffee). Jimmy talks in depth about the Crestron and Zoom Video Communications relationship from the start – with Crestron Mercury and Zoom, shown at InfoComm 2017. Olya (who Corey has known for a while over social media) talks about Zoom Video Communications, and the passion she has for the company and the solutions.

Next – Corey, Olya, Mike and Kaleo tell their Zoom user stories.

As usual, numerous hashtags created on this show, listen in for them (Corey made Gabe responsible for posting them on Twitter). Then Jimmy takes over, and we get the hashtag #ZoomJustWorks (approved by Olya).

Attempts were also made for “news” – aka scoop drops. Katye was certainly missed.

Wayne then talks about Zoom and digital signage, and what this technology means in particular for the customers, along with Zoom enhancements and added value to the experience.

Gabe talks about what he does for the company, and focuses discussion on Zoom Rooms. Olya talks about this being her first Zoomtopia, along with Zoom, Zoom Rooms and the overall experience. Mike talks about this being his first Zoom User Conference as well, he also mentions Stephen M.R. Covey (Featured Keynote at the conference) and his book The Speed of Trust – Eric Yuan’s favorite.

Mike and Olya also talk about Serena Williams. And of course… a Jimmy Vaughan WWE story. Finally, what excites all who will be attending about the conference.

There is discussion about Eric Yuan throughout the show, his leadership, and how happiness is his mantra. Corey also talks about Zoomtopia news that was shared over the year by Zoom Video Communications through the show.

For everything you need to know about Zoomtopia 2018 (and you can still register), visit zoomtopia.us.


Episode 99: Welcome to the Mind Shift II (Part 2)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kaleo Lee and guest Crew member Derrick Kelly as they welcome their guests:

Adam Cuzzort – Chief Technology Officer, Solutions at Prysm
Wayne Driggers – Channel and Strategic Alliances Leader at Zoom Video Communications
Nic Milani – Executive Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva
Brad Price – Senior Product Manager at Audinate
Greg Priest – Senior Account Manager at Advanced Presentation Products / APG Displays

As noted in Part 1, on this episode, we’ve invited six guests from well-known companies to talk about the industry based on these questions:

– Hardware of course still carries importance in the industry, however do you believe that this is still mainly a hardware/box-first (or only) thinking industry while IT is primarily a software/cloud-centric industry? If so, what’s to be done in terms of encouraging a greater adoption of technology categories beyond hardware? If not, what are the indicators you see that true such adoption is taking place?

(Continued with Adrian Doughty – Brad Price and Derrick Kelly had left the podcast).

– Do you believe that DIY is a true concern business-wise for the commercial AV integrator, and possibly the manufacturer? If so, what do you think can be done? If not, please explain.

(Kaleo Lee hosts this discussion).

Sit back, plug in, join the Mind Shift (II) as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 99: Welcome to the Mind Shift II (Part 1)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kaleo Lee and guest Crew member Derrick Kelly as they welcome their guests:

Adam Cuzzort – Chief Technology Officer, Solutions at Prysm
Wayne Driggers – Channel and Strategic Alliances Leader at Zoom Video Communications
Nic Milani – Executive Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva 
Brad Price – Senior Product Manager at Audinate
Greg Priest – Senior Account Manager at Advanced Presentation Products / APG Displays

As was specified in the first ‘Mind Shift’ episode, many types of discussions occur in the audio visual industry – including in-company and client meetings, panels and networking conversations at trade shows, and social media interactions. Over the last few years the AV industry has seen changes and enhancements in technology innovation, approaches and implementation like never before, to go along with these daily discussions.

On this episode, we’ve invited six guests from well-known companies to talk about the industry based on these questions:

– What do you believe to be the most necessary technology focus (or focuses) to move the industry forward? What do you believe there should be less focus on (if that’s necessary)?  

– Hardware of course still carries importance in the industry, however do you believe that this is still mainly a hardware/box-first (or only) thinking industry while IT is primarily a software/cloud-centric industry? If so, what’s to be done in terms of encouraging a greater adoption of technology categories beyond hardware? If not, what are the indicators you see that true such adoption is taking place?

There were very interesting non-technology answers given to the second question as well.

Sit back, plug in, and listen to Welcome to the Mind Shift II (Part 1).


Episode 93: Welcome to the Mind Shift



Join the Crew host Michelle Loret, Corey Moss, Steven Picanza and JoAnn Arcenal as they welcome their guests:

Chris Fitzsimmons – Product Manager at Biamp Systems
Jimmy Vaughn – UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron
Chad Wiggins – Senior Director Networked Audio Systems at Shure Incorporated
Bill Cherne – Director of Field Engineering at Sonic Foundry Inc.
Derrick Kelly – National Director of Technical Service Operations at Whitlock

Many types of discussions occur in the audio visual industry – including in-company and client meetings, panels and networking conversations at trade shows, and social media interactions. Over the last few years the AV industry has seen changes and enhancements in technology innovation, approaches and implementation like never before, to go along with these daily discussions.

On this episode, we’ve invited five guests from well-known companies to talk about the industry based on these questions:

What is it that you do? Each guest gives a short “elevator pitch” on what it is exactly.

Has the term audio visual finally reached its shelf life? If yes, and you were asked to provide a new term (or statement) to replace it, what would it be? If no, why (and how) do you still consider the term as a descriptor to be relevant? 

– Chris Neto (@chris_neto) proposed a question for the Sunday Twitter #AVintheAM conversation on 8/5: Do you consider the AV industry to be more reactive or proactive towards trends and tech? Do we wait for new ideas to come from other sectors? Do customers request them? Do we now wait for the Consumer side to deliver acceptance (I.e. Voice)?

Do you believe the industry overall (manufacturers, consultants, integrators) is properly focused on the numerous stakeholders in enterprise and higher ed organizations, including C-levels and tech managers – or still for the most part the facilities manager?

Sit back, plug in, listen to the guests and Crew discuss the questions and topic as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 89: AV, and the Daily Discussions in the Industry (Part 2)



Make sure you listen to Part 1

Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, JoAnn Arcenal and guest Crew member Gabe Moronta (Zoom Video Communications) as they welcome their guests:

Nic Milani – Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron
Megan Dee Durocher – AV/IT Solutions Architect at University of Southern California
Brandy Alvarado – Marketing & Business Development Manager at rp Visual Solutions

This part two discussion continues with conversation about AV, and the following:

Big Data Analytics – discussion led by Megan
Marketing – discussion led by Brandy
Security – led by Nic

All to go along with convergence, integration, experience and engagement.

…and some of the fun “what did you bring to the table” conversation The AV Life is known for. 

You sat back and plugged in for Part 1, keep listening to this Part 2 conversation – and of course continue to live…

The AV Life.


Episode 89: AV, and the Daily Discussions in the Industry (Part 1)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, JoAnn Arcenal and guest Crew member Gabe Moronta (Zoom Video Communications) as they welcome their guests:

Nic Milani – Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron
Megan Dee Durocher – AV/IT Solutions Architect at University of Southern California
Brandy Alvarado – Marketing & Business Development Manager at rp Visual Solutions

First – yes Katye is back (we know you missed her)! After an announcement about Zoomtopia which takes place in October, this part one discussion takes off with conversation about AV, and the following:

Cloud – discussion led by Nic
UX – discussion led by Megan
Digital signage led by Brandy

All to go along with convergence, integration, experience and engagement.

Tune in for this insightful discussion brought by these AV industry guests and the Crew.