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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).