As the President and CEO of national independent firm, The Sextant Group Technology Consultants, Mark Valenti, is a catalyst supporting architects, interior designers, building owners and facilities planners. As technology adviser and consultant, The Sextant Group Technology Consultants helps key stakeholders explore and articulate present and future needs through its intrinsic understanding of how technology, communication and presentation interact. Enabling this dynamic helps inform and shape the environment, resulting in more effective, efficient, and future-proofed systems and spaces. Valenti is one of the most highly sought experts in the audiovisual industry. Through his interactive visioning process, speaking, and writing, he helps clients in business, education, and institutions effectively plan for a rapidly-evolving technology-enhanced future. Under Valenti’s leadership, The Sextant Group Technology Consultants has become one of the preeminent consulting firms focused on integrated communication and collaboration in the built environment. He is a faculty member for the Institute for Facilities Management of the Association for Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA), a former member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Board of Directors, and Past President of InfoComm International. Valenti maintains an office in Phoenix and Pittsburgh. When not at work, he loves jazz, cooking and wine, and preferably all at the same time!