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Episode 104: More Cowbell Please!



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kaleo Lee and new member Joe Whitaker (The Thoughtful Home) as they welcome their guests:

Kevin Barlow – Director of Business Development at Draper, Inc.

Nader Dajani – Head of Business Development at Josh.ai

Toni Sabatino – Designer Owner at Toni Sabatino Style
 
The show begins with Corey with talking to Joe about becoming a new Crew member, and then there’s an immediate “audio mishap” after that. Then he compares Draper’s long time standing in the industry along with Josh.ai’s relatively shorter time. Toni Sabatino, a home designer specializing in kitchen and bath is next – she’s returned for another show and talks about her continuing fascination with the industry. Joe brought Toni in, and she has continued to love it and all of the relationships she’s made. 

Corey talks about having various relams of the industry on the shows, here commercial and smart home along with the home designer (on episode 100 it was commercial, residential/smart home and digital signage). 

Then there’s that convergence conversation…

Nader talks about Josh.ai – luxury voice control for the most advanced homes in the world – the technology and opportunities in voice control. Then all talk about moving past the technology ‘fear factor’ for industry advancement as well.  

Toni talks about interior design and lifestyle – also considering the magic of tech making it all happen in terms of the user experience. 

Next is conversation with Kevin Barlow, beginning with news of the week involving Barco UniSee, and what Draper is doing these days in terms of advanced business solutions and partnering. Along with the 116 years in business, still of course manufacturing screens and shades. Corey also drops the name of a very good friend and former inside sales person at Draper who he used to work with.

There are of course more hashtags on this show – and Joe-isms. That’s a first.  

The show ends with a professional life cowbell question – and then, it just ends…

(Join us for more on the next Convergent AV industry podcast – coming very soon).

Sit back, plug in, and put some more cowbell in your life as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 81: When #AVisLife and #BaconisLife are The Life at InfoComm 2018 – The Exhibitors



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett and Michelle Loret as they welcome their guests:

Melody Craigmyle – Vice President of Marketing, Pro A/V Division at Almo Professional AV
Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.
Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure, Incorporated
Tim Bigoness – Chief Marketing Officer at D-Tools, Inc.
Todd Eddy – Vice President of Global Commercial Sales at Stewart Filmscreen
Michael Fencil – Commercial Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers
John Antanaitis – Chief Marketing Officer at ZiipRoom 

Listen as all of the guests talk about what their companies will be doing at InfoComm 2018. 

Melody kicks things off on this show, as well as with Almo at the Opening Reception at InfoComm. The #BaconisLife part? You just have to listen in for that as it’s a continuous theme of this one – to go along with InfoComm 2018 (and #AVisLife of course).

Will there be any “scoop drops” (the Katye McGregor Bennett kind) on this one? We hope (we hope). 

At the end of the show, the guests play the “lightening round” – make sure to stick around to check it out. 

Sit back, plug in and enjoy the conversation that these InfoComm 2018 exhibitors are bringing to this show – and of course always be living…

The AV Life. 


Episode 59: Holiday Party Edition II – Bringing a Year of AV Cheer (Part 1)



(See episode with pictures on convergentav.net)

Join co-hosts Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Megan Powers and George (Santa) Fournier as they welcome their guests for the second annual holiday episode on The AV Life.

The guests joined in four separate groups, here in Part 1 you’ll hear those in groups one and two.

In group one we have:
Randy Pagnan – President/Owner, and Brandy Alvarado – Marketing and Business Development Manager at rp Visual Solutions 
Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva
Apryl Lamberti – Director of Business Development – Hospitality at Almo Professional A/V

Corey hosts the first group as Adrian Doughty begins by talking about some of the big things taking place with Nureva, Randy and Brandy (who were re-named for the show) talk about the business as well as a recent big project, Apryl Lamberti discusses a number of things happening in Almo Professional A/V’s Hospitality Division, and Penny Sitler talks about some of the big occurrences for Draper, from the rebrand to the launch of their new website. An “unplanned guest” joins in, and the group gets to answer a trivia question about a company that has been in the industry for a very long time.

Group two brought us two InfoComm 2017 Award Winners, 4 CTS-Duals, and a woman who flies drones professionally and may have qualified as a wiring nightmare.

Bill Nattress (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Director of Channel Strategy – Paging at Biamp Systems  (CTS Holder of the Year)
James Maltese (CTS-D, CTS-I) – President at Audio Visual Resources  (Educator of the Year)
Paul Zielie (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Manager, Enterprise Solutions at Harman Professional
Jake Corlett (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Regional Manager – North Central at Biamp Systems 
Christina Engh – COO at UAS Solutions Group

Katye takes over hosting group two (after keeping her dog Jackson from grabbing her antlers) talking with all about how they are, what they’re doing and why Christina is dressed the way she is. Last year’s ugly sweater winner Jake Corlett decided to let someone else win this year. Paul talks about what he had to leave to join all on the show, James might be looking to go for the contest wins, and brings a very good AV and data conversation to the show. Bill discusses how he’s winding down for the year, and talks wine and music too. A true AV and drones trivia question for this group, listen in.

Sit back, plug in, and enjoy Part 1 of The AV Life holiday show!