Event Agenda

Thursday, September 27, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome: Megan A Dutta, Content Director of Systems Contractor News
EY Conference HUB
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote Address: AV/IT Collaboration
EY Conference HUB
Dr. S. Ann Earon, President, Telemanagement Resources International Inc.
Founding Chairperson, IMCCA
Dr. S. Ann Earon, the Godmother of conferencing & collaboration (note we did not say Grandmother), with over 40 years experience, will address issues of importance to working in an environment where both AV and IT are important.
Learn about user experiences and steps to take to make the ongoing merger of AV and IT successful and seamless.
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Mental Processing Break
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Panel Discussions
Lifecycle Planning for a Softer AV Ecosystem
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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
Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large
James Basler, VP Enterprise, Morgan Stanley
John Carleo, Executive Director, Multi-Media Collaboration Technology at WarnerMedia 
Michael Judeh, CTS, DMC-E 4K, Director of Technology, Convene Conference Centers
Johanna Pierson, Media Support Specialist, Wentworth Institute of Technology
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Panel Discussions
Real Talk – Integrator Spotlight
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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, and support to in-house AV/IT teams
Matt Pruznick, Content Director, AV Technology
Alex Bisset, Vice President, Platform Strategy, HB Communications Inc.
David Schwartz, President, Essential Communications
Leonard Suskin, CTS-D, Senior Systems Designer, Spectra Audio Design
Khalil Williams, General Manager, Design Electronics
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Sponsor Networking
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Combined Session
The Future of AV- What's Next?
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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, Editor-at-Large, AV Technology
Joseph Gillio, Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for Business Projectors, Casio
Steven Lamphear, Channel Development Manager, BARCO
Rony Sebok, VP and Co-founder, 1 Beyond
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Networking, sponsor & caffeine break
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussions
Enterprise Deployments - What’s Next?
EY Conference HUB
Sharing success stories with the unified collaboration adoption, real-time operations support models, commissioning AV on secure networks and standardized system designs
Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large, AV Technology
Michael Duda, Program Manager, AV Operations, Google
Maximiliano Flores, Senior Director, Technology Group - AV & IT, Liberty Science Center
Jeff Joseph, Global AV Lead, Indeed
Tim Van Woeart, Senior Project Supervisor, Digital Classroom Services, Rutgers University
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mental Processing Break
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Combined Session: Lessons Learned
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Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large, AV Technology
Megan Dutta, Content Director, SCN
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.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venue AV Tour
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception in the Observatory