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Episode 77: We bring to you Live Events, Emerging Tech, and InfoComm ’18 Center Stage



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Michelle Loret, Brittney Lanni and guest Crew member Bella Whiting as they welcome their guests:

Will Curran – Founder, Chief Einstein at Endless Events LLC (and host of #EventIcons podcast)
Amar Bakshi – Founder, Creator at Shared_Studios
Wallace Johnson – Managing Director at WLJ Consulting, LLC (and host of The LIVE Life podcast)

A show that brings together live events and AV, emerging tech, a high school graduate interested in a career in AV leading to a great conversation about young people joining the industry, and Center Stage – a 3-day event taking place at InfoComm 2018, June 6th – 8th in Las Vegas.

That’s The AV Life.

After introduction of the guests (along with Bella), Corey discusses live events with Will, Wallace and Brittney (who is the new live events host of The AV Life) all who are live events professionals. Will talks about his company Endless Events, and how companies can do what Endless does with video content (his presentation at Center Stage). Will refers to his podcast which will also be talked about a little later in the show. Wallace then talks about live events as it’s been a part of his life for quite some time, and he talks about the industry in terms of emerging technologies (AR and VR) translating to live events and content creation.

Brittney discusses emerging technologies in the space, along with creating and augmenting the live events experience. She focuses on events and mobile devices, along with leveraging these devices as a first screen. Amar talks about Shared_Studios and discusses their portals at sites around the world along with events, with AV and other technologies for their distributed spaces around the world. Bella gets in on the discussion as she was involved in live events at her high school, and she also talks about attending a recent AVIXA Women’s Council event in DC Metro.

During the usual mid-show conversation, Michelle talks about AV industry reach, leading to a discussion about bringing young people like Bella into the industry. Wallace details AVIXA programs for schools, and gives some advice here too. Brittney, Michelle, Will and Amar talk about creating internships. 

Next, all talk about InfoComm 2018 Center Stage – Amar begins by highlighting his discussion (on June 6th) Using Videoconferencing to Connect Learning Communities, along with more about their portals and AV. Will then talks about his discussion (on June 8th) Innovators in Online Video Content Creation Reveal the Secrets to Compulsively Watchable Content, creating better video content, along with value creation.

Finally, Will and Wallace talk about their industry podcasts (along with the Crew) – make sure you give them a listen.

Sit back, plug in, and join us for an enlightening discussion about live events, emerging tech, young people in tech, and one of the big events to see at InfoComm as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 60: Kicking Off the New Year with Video, Collaboration, Podcasting and More



Join the Crew Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett and new member Jared Huet as they kick off the new year and welcome their guests:

Derek Pando – Product Marketer and International Growth at Zoom
Tammy Jackson – Vice President Marketing & Communications at Sonic Foundry (on call-in)

After a brief 2017 shows interlude (and some of the usual banter – including re-announcing the Holiday Show prize winners), Corey, after talking about some industry news, begins discussion with Tammy about Sonic Foundry Mediasite – the platform and trends including active classroom/active learning in higher ed, conversations with people at Sonic Foundry – one recently about Wainhouse Research and adoption of video streaming in the healthcare industry, and higher ed lecture capture and video management use case. Tammy also adds her view in terms of trends in video for 2018.

Corey, a Zoom videoconference user and podcaster for several years now, then begins discussion with Derek talking about Zoom, the leading videoconferencing platform, and also talks about CEO Eric Yuan and his customer happiness approach. Derek talks about a partnership and Zoom’s accelerated growth including opening new global offices. Jared, whose company Curago Technologies in Dublin, Ireland is a Zoom reseller and integrator, then talks to Derek about Zoom user growth as well as Zoom Rooms and the great benefit of the ease of use. He also talks about Zoom Rooms, iPads, and Zoom comparison to using Skype for Business. Corey then discusses Zoom partnerships with Derek, and Jared talks about some features as well as integrator recurring revenue.

Katye then gives her thoughts about Zoom as a user along with being Corey’s podcast partner since Jan. 2016 using Zoom as the platform. Derek wrote a blog about Zoom and podcasting and Corey and Katye discuss this with him. He talks about some of the podcast shows that use Zoom as well as finding out about some of the equipment that they use.

There’s videoconferencing and collaboration trends discussion here too. Sit back, plug in and enjoy the first episode of 2018!