Event Agenda

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meet and Greet
Join us for a casual networking meet-up at the bar at the Hilton San Jose 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
Breakfast & Networking in the New Venture Hall at The Tech Museum of Innovation
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome: Megan A Dutta, Content Director of Systems Contractor News
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote: Break the Rules, Build the Future, Imagine
Walt Disney created the concept of a Theme Park and Walt Disney Imagineering is continually inventing its future. Disney Imagineers take advantage of technology or invent technology needed to tell new, compelling, and immersive stories.
Recently retired, Greg Kadorian worked for Walt Disney Imagineering for more than 30 years. At Imagineering he received a patent for Star Tours and developed many of the audio and video technologies in use at Disney Theme Parks worldwide.
Join us as Kadorian takes a look at the evolution of audio and visual/video technology in use at Walt Disney Theme Parks, starting with the original Disneyland in Anaheim to the latest rides and attractions worldwide. What have been enabling technologies and what will be future enabling technologies helping Imagineers tell stories that entertain and educate?
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Mental Processing Break in the New Venture Hall
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
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? 
Moderated by Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large of AV Technology 
Steven Lamphear, Channel Development Manager at Barco
John Arpino, CTS-D, Manager Audio Visual Design Engineering at Google
James Copello, Head of Global A/V at Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Garth Hemphill, Associate Principal, Audio/Video at Jaffe Holden
Mohammad Sigari, Senior AV Engineer at Uber
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
The Softer AV Ecosystem
A drill down into 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. 
Moderated by Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large of AV Technology
Steven Lamphear, Channel Development Manager at Barco
Patty Mead, Assistant Dean - Infrastructure & Information Technologies at UC Berkeley: College of Environmental Design
Josh Srago, CTS, Design Engineer at TEECOM
Mark Taylor, Principal Technology Manager at Microsoft
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Sponsor Networking on the Rooftop
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
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.
Moderated by Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large of AV Technology
Bradford Benn, Industry Expert, Solutions, Themed Attractions
Tim Boot, Director of Digital Products at Meyer Sound
Joseph Conover, LA 2028 Olympic Liaison, AV Technical Solutions Panasonic Media Entertainment Co
Sasha Harris-Cronin, Lead Creative Programmer at BBI Engineering
Liz Smith, Experience Producer at Dammit Liz Productions
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Networking, Sponsor & Caffeine Break in the New Venture Hall
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Enterprise Deployments: What’s Next?
Tech managers and integrators/consultants share success stories in unified collaboration adoption, real-time operations support models, commissioning AV on secure networks, and standardized system designs.
Moderated by Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large of AV Technology
Cheryl Badley, Sr. Regional Business Manager at ViewSonic Corporation
Mark Berlo, Project Manager, Integrated Communication Systems
Joey D’Angelo, President, Joseph D’Angelo and Associates
Peter Kolak, Senior Manager, Conferencing Services Juniper Networks
Klaus Trilck, Instructional Designer at San José State University 
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Lessons Learned
Through case studies 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 more effective teams and a more profitable business.
Moderated by Cindy Davis, Contributing Editor of AV Technology
Joseph Conover, LA 2028 Olympic Liaison, AV Technical Solutions Panasonic Media Entertainment Co
Mark Coxon, CTS-D, CTS-I Regional Sales Manager Barco
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Briefing Room in the Group Greeting Room
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Tech Museum of Innovation Tour