Event Agenda

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 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. 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote: Break the Rules, Build the Future
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Mental Processing Break
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Lifecycle Planning for a Softer AV Ecosystem
Tech manager and field experts drill down into the nodes and modes of the new AV/IT Model and software-based AV designs. We explore needs analysis, refresh cycles, upgrade paths, network investment, BYOx, and how to ensure better RoI. Lifecycle wisdom and global procurement strategies for growing organizations. 
(Case study of Cloud-Based AV control hosted on facility server.)
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Lifecycle Q&A
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Real Talk: Integrator Spotlight
Integrators discuss their role in the evolving industry and how to create an effective client relationship with them. We discuss managed services, SaaS, AVaaS, AI, and how integrators can better support in-house AV/IT teams.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Real Talk Q&A
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Sponsor Networking
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Economics of AV (Joint Session)
Market research experts and AV integrators and consultants discuss the current state of the economy and what that actually means for AV businesses. What do we need to move the industry forward?
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Snack + Caffeine Break & Sponsor Networking
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enterprise Deployments: What’s Next?
Tech Managers share success stories in unified collaboration adoption, real-time operations support models, commissioning AV on secure networks, and standardized system designs.
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Enterprise Deployments: What’s Next Q&A
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Mental Processing Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lessons Learned (Joint Session)
AV integrators, tech managers, and IT experts from the AVT Summit and Think Tank 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 a more effective teams and a more profitable business.
4:30 PM
AV Tour
Groups of 10 MIXED with SCN Think Tank
followed by a reception (Happy Hour) & Sponsor Networking