Event Agenda

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Meet and Greet
Join us for a casual networking meet-up before the event begins. Meet SCN and AV Technology editors and pitch yourself for a story. Network with your peers, trade stories and business cards, and score exclusive product information from our vendor partners. Fun fact: 50% of AV Technology’s 2017 cover stories resulted from great impressions made at an AV/IT Leadership Summit. Location to be announced.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome: Megan A Dutta, Content Director of Systems Contractor News
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote Presentation
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Mental Processing Break
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Panel Discussions
AV/IT Summit: Lifecycle Planning for a Softer AV Ecosystem
Drill down of the new AV/IT Model and software-based AV designs. Discussions will be centralized around analysis, refresh cycles, upgrade paths, network investment, BYOx and how to ensure a better ROI
SCN Think Tank: What's Next for the UX?
Experience designers, AV integrators and consultants identify the hallmarks of a solid user experience, both from a customer perspective and a user point of view. In an ROI-driven, big-data scenario, what are the quantifiable metrics in the great equation of experience?
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Panel Discussions
AV/IT: Real Talk – Integrator Spotlight
Panel discussion of the role an integrator plays in the evolving industry and cultivating the relationships that maintain the growth and strength within their businesses. Discussions of managed services, SaaS, AVaaS, AI and support to in-house AV/IT teams
Margot Douaihy
SCN Think Tank: Real Talk – Tech Manager Spotlight
Tech Managers give the inside scoop on their ideal integration experience including their role within the industry and how to create and maintain effective client relationships.
Megan A. Dutta
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Sponsor Netowrking
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Combined Session: The Future of AV- What's Next?
Manufacturers discuss new technologies and the impact they'll have on the Pro AV industry. They'll tell us what the field will look like in one, three, and five years.
Margot Douaihy
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Networking, sponsor & caffeine break
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussions
AV/IT: Enterprise Deployments - What’s Next?
Sharing success stories with the unified collaboration adoption, real-time operations support models, commissioning AV on secure networks and standardized system designs
SCN Think Tank: Integrated Experiences - What's Next?
Foremost experience designers specializing in merging the digital with the physical talk about their work creating unforgettable experiences for museums, stadiums, and all manner of brand activations and events. This panel of experts reveals what we can expect from a future where storytelling determines technology. 
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mental Processing Break
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Combined Session: Lessons Learned
Through case studies, AV integrators, tech managers, manufacturers, and IT experts discuss how they labor together to redefine working relationships. We will synthesize what we’ve discussed today and how you can take those lessons home to create more effective teams and a more profitable business.