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Episode 123: Talking Women in AV/Tier PM ‘Creating a Community’ and NonCommEMEA (Part 1)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kym Frank, Maura Quinn and Tim Van Woeart as they welcome their guests:

Spence Graham – Business Development Manager at Real Digital Media and Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation
Jennifer Willard – President at J Technology Solutions, Inc.
John Greene – Vice President of Sales and Marketing at New Era Technology
Art Danner – System Sales Specialist at AVI Systems
Gabe Moronta – Technical AV Product Manager – PSO at Zoom Video Communications

After the usual Crew and guest banter, the show begins with an outstanding conversation driven by Maura and Jennifer about ‘WAVEcast: The WAVE Career Pledge’ – the AV Nation podcast hosted by Jennifer where Maura was her guest. The synopsis:

TierPM and Women in AV come together to announce a new initiative to assist women in finding a career path in the AV industry.

The guests and Crew get involved in the conversation begun by Maura and Jennifer, especially John and Kym – she is the President at Geopath, and looks to find out how she can possibly become a part of this initiative as well. John mentions one of his employees who had participated in a panel with two CIO’s, and how she had the true practical knowledge, as well as the experience to be involved. Corey talks about knowing her, and the drive she has to succeed in such a scenario. Spence also talks about the Women of Digital Signage, and the Geri Wolff Scholarship in the digital signage industry which recognizes a woman in the technical field. Marika Aquino, Managing Partner of Tier PM and a well-known AV and IT professional, is also mentioned here for her industry involvement. Jennifer points to the professional resources brought through Tier PM in this initiative, and how women’s groups and scholarships in the industry carry so much importance.

Essentially, the message here about the way being paved for women to take a true stake in AV and adjacent tech markets, through many of these efforts.

And then…

Next, a whole different subject – that being ISE… and NonCommEMEA. There’s some ISE talk, and then Art, who is the founder of NonComm (last year’s landslide event around InfoComm time), talks about the big show coming in March. Art’s co-founder Harry Meade was invited to be on, however according to Art, Harry flew to the trade show site to check on things (and meet with Giancarlo their European intern – who replaced that guy who almost singlehandedly brought down NonComm last year). Corey talks with Art and Gabe about a NonComm podcast last year that was co-hosted by Michelle Loret – one that Art was a little bit late for (and Gabe had to worry about being found participating). And – if you’re familiar with the Tweetstorm that recently took place in the industry, one actually began on this podcast – and Art talks about big plans for one at NonCommEMEA.

Do AVIXA and CEDIA know that their major industry show in February is just the preview for the really big show in March? Is there a website? Do we know what kinds of food selections will be available? Which is the premium suite to be had? Is there quality swag? Will we ever make our way back to civilization?

And who exactly is that AV industry celebrity calling in to this show?

The answers to these questions, and more are addressed here… in Part 1.


Episode 120: pAVing the Way to ISE 2019



Join the Crew host Corey Moss and Tim Van Woeart as they welcome their guests:

Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure Systems Group
Adrian Doughty – Director, North American Sales at Nureva
Garth Leach – Director of Marketing at ZeeVee
Aurangzeb Khan – President & CEO at Altia Systems, Inc.
Eric Olson – Business Development Manager at Almo Professional A/V

Each of the guests begin by introducing themselves and their companies as well as some of what they’ll be doing at ISE. Tim handles this round, how did he do? Pretty good we believe.

Next each guest gets more in depth about what the company is doing in terms of products, solutions and more. Garth talks about products and certain other companies (along with the SDVoE Alliance) ZeeVee is working with at ISE, he also talks about AV over IP and attendee expectations at the show. Peter talks about Shure audio and applications/environments that the products are used in – he focuses product discussion on Microflex Complete and Microflex Complete Wireless, also board room and huddle room applications. There’s a whole new brand experience, and a tag line – listen in for this.

Adrian talks about Nureva and live remote demos they’ll be doing (Adrian will be participating remotely), and discussing growth in terms of their products and the collaborative space. Aurangzeb talks about Altia Systems, whose year began at CES, and their Panacast camera technology – the new Panacast 3. He talks about CES, and the real differences between that show and ISE. Eric discusses Almo Pro A/V, the company as well as their global focus. He talks about Almo nobox and the new Watchdog solution. He also talks a bit about the E4 AV Tour, which begins in March and makes four stops over the year.

Then, it’s time for an Amsterdam quiz for all of the guests as they’re asked questions about the city and some of the goings-on. The winner may have been totally unexpected… and the prize? Anyone who has been in Amsterdam and craves for that favorite snack food when they return in February – that’s it.

Next some of the guests talk about special promotions at the show (or swag), and all will give reasons why to visit with them at ISE.

Sit back, plug in, and join the Crew and their guests on this first pre-ISE show (show #2 next week!) as we live…

The AV Life.