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Episode 82: We’ve Got the Power on the Road to InfoComm 2018 – The Exhibitors (2)



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

Richard Ventura – Vice President of Strategic Management at NEC Display Solutions
Brian McClimans – VP Sales, North America and APAC at Peerless-AV
Laura Padilla – Head of BD and Channel at Zoom Video Communications
Dana Corey – GM & VP of Sales at Avocor
Pippa Edelen – Director of WW Marketing – Communications at Avocor
Rob Lipps – EVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Sonic Foundry Inc. – Mediasite
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva
David Kung – Vice President, Product Strategy at Oblong Industries Inc.
James Fife – Consultant Extension, Global at rp Visual Solutions

So, on InfoComm exhibitor Episode 81 we had AV Life, and Bacon Life. On this episode, along with AV Life we get Bourbon Life – yet on the previous episode there was talk of bourbon too.

So, if you add 1 and 1, you’ll get 2 episodes of The AV Life that give you 3 AV favorites: bacon, bourbon — and great exhibitors.

Call it the #NewAVMath.

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

Laura kicks things off on this one, followed by Dana and Pippa and the others (after an initial check on the ‘Bourbon Room’). There are periodic checks on the Room during the show, specifically to find out exactly what two close industry friends are doing in there.

Will there be any “scoop drops” (again, the Katye McGregor Bennett kind) on this one? Maybe? OK, so we really need to develop that bacon concept from Episode 81.

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

There’s mention of InfoComm Karaoke, and what will Rich and Brian be singing? Right – heaven help us.

That’s all! Sit back, plug in and we’ll see you at InfoComm 2018 where you’ll be sure to get a shot of…

The AV Life.


Episode 68: The Return from ISE 2018, the Experiences, and Stories to Tell (Part 1)



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

Dana Corey – GM & VP of Sales at Avocor
Pippa Edelen – Director of WW Marketing + Communications at Avocor
Justin Kennington – President at SDVoE Alliance
David Kung – Vice President, Product Strategy at Oblong Industries, Inc.

After an electric, record breaking ISE 2018 show, the Crew is back along with guests who have returned from exhibiting at the show in Amsterdam. Katye and Michelle returned from ISE and share their experiences, Katye of course is CEO|Chief Strategist at KMB Communications, and Michelle, who represented Convergent AV as a reporter at the show, is Regional Director – Gulf Coast at ProVideo Solutions. You’ll hear them talk about the show and the city of Amsterdam – for Michelle her first ever trip to ISE. Corey was back at home base in Virginia during the show, and he talks about working with Michelle to put out the exhibitor and executive interviews that she did on Convergent AV. Lauren was home in Dallas, TX, and she looked forward to this show’s conversations with the guests as did all of the Crew.

Each guest who joined on this Part 1 episode talk about their company or organization and what they do, share some of their experiences at ISE, and discuss the following stories:

David Kung – Oblong Industries adds some PoP to ISE 2018 (and more about Mezzanine, along with global team collaboration).

Justin Kennington – Christie Boxer Is Now The First Projector To Deliver Direct Interface With SDVoE system Over 10G Ethernet (along with conversation about AV over IP with Michelle, and a few “shootouts” at ISE).

Dana Corey and Pippa Edelen – Avocor Teams with Zoom to Bring Advanced Video Conferencing on Large Interactive Displays with Zoom Rooms for Touch (along with Avocor touch display technology, collaboration and the huddle room).

The show wraps with Michelle discussing her first ISE show experience, along with the guests and Crew members talking about what’s upcoming for them (and their companies) in terms of trade shows and events (including the AVIXA Women’s Council).

Sit back, plug in and enjoy this Part 1 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!