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Rebels & Flux Episode 002: Face to Face with Juan Chavez of DTEN (Part 2 of 2)
On 18 Jul 2019
Juan Chavez is back! DTEN’s energetic Channel Manager who has a passion for technology and fun. On this episode, we discover InfoComm through the eyes of a 1st timer. Discover the differences between Comic Cons and InfoComm. How do you develop a fan base? What are the value adds of an All-in-One device? What good audio means to a display manufacturer? Plus we dive into debate Pizza and bad Airports!
Rebels & Flux Episode 003: Being Present in the Moment
On 25 Jul 2019
Meet Monte Bennett Barco’s Director of Distribution. Monte knows “stuff” about Barco’s Clickshare that many don’t remember. Let’s take an “Excellent Adventure” (Pun intended) with Monte back through time to understand where Clickshare came from and where it is today. We also get a glimpse into Monte’s past life as we discuss his competition Car Audio background and his contributions to Burning Man.
Rebels & Flux Episode 004: Bars, Restaurants, and Degrassi
On 01 Aug 2019
This week we take a trip north to Canada to meet Jarrod Hillman. Jarrod is the Owner of Hillman AV in Regina, Saskatchewan. We start off with Jarrod giving us the Hillman AV origin story. Followed by how he built an AV business centered around the Bars & Restaurant market. Not the easiest vertical to be successful in but he reveals his strategy on what it takes. Along the way, we chat all things Canada such as Degrassi, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and Nickelback (of course). To be continued… Part 1 of 2.
Rebels & Flux Episode 005: Bars, Restaurants and Degrassi Part Deux
On 08 Aug 2019
This week we continue our conversation with Jarrod Hillman, Owner of Hillman AV in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. We quickly dive into an AV recruitment conversation and discuss how to recruit when there’s a shortage of experienced and/or trained AV technicians. We then debate Apprenticeship vs. College Degrees and how Hillman overcame recruitment and how they solved training. We wrap up the video by discussing where to find the Best Poutine, Schitt’s Creek and the best place to Unplug. Part 2 of 2
Rebels & Flux Episode 007: A Programmer's Path & Perspective
On 22 Aug 2019
This week we chat with Andrew Davis, Collaboration Solutions Programmer at Ignite CSG. Andrew is a Dual Certified AV professional who knows how to program, install and design complex AV systems. It also makes him the right person to sound off about Cybersecurity and how AV can better prepare itself. We hear the inspiration behind his articles. We get the scoop on his Alt Radio past, Which Canadian team he misses the most and where in the world is Kingsclear?
Rebels & Flux Episode 006: Lighter, Brighter, Tighter
On 15 Aug 2019
This week on Rebels & Flux we meet Derek Myers, President & CEO of Neoti. All bets are off when I ask Derek “What is a “Neoti”? We dig deeper to discover more about this LED manufacturer and how it planted roots in Indiana. One project, in particular, hit home with Derek when he lights up talking about their work with at a Division 1 university football program. And finally, we get to fun questions to ask “What is in your kitchen junk drawer(s)? You will be surprised at what we find and more.
Rebels & Flux Episode 008: Do You Even Market?
On 29 Aug 2019
On this episode of Rebels & Flux, we talk with Steven Picanza, Co-founder & Chief Brand Strategist at Latin & Code. Steven gives us his fresh take on Digital Marketing, Infocomm and Brand Activation. We then learn about Fried Spam before discussing who would win in a battle of the titans: Gary V. or Seth Godin. As we wrap up I may have instigated a fight between Steve and another company’s CEO.
Rebels & Flux Episode 009: The Agency Insider with Special Guest Steve Picanza
On 05 Sep 2019
On this Episode of Rebels and Flux we continue our talk with Cofounder & Chief Brand Strategist at Latin & Code Mr. Steven Picanza. Steven serves up some more great tips on Digital Marketing, What is an “Agency” and How to find and select the right one for your business. We then discuss the best fictional TV sitcom hangout, What is an Italian Hot Dog, ferocious animals and Puerto Rican Reggae.
Rebels & Flux Episode 10: Technology has Personalities
On 12 Sep 2019
This week we are joined by AV Engineer, Meg Sciarini Smith. A Live Events specialist turned corporate AV Systems Engineer who is both technically sound and well versed in the experiential movement. Meg joins us from the coffee shop in LA to discuss her unique journey in AV and her nerdy love of all things techie. Along the way we uncover this Rebel’s passion for Ice Hockey, Japanese anime and Octopus on Ice.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 11: Social Media Helps an AV Company Pivot
On 19 Sep 2019
Matt Montgomery, President of TYM homes, joins Rebels & Flux this week. TYM homes has pivoted a few times, in its history, to adjust to changing market conditions. We take a deep dive into how social media fueled the company’s pivots and how it forged new opportunities and income. Matt not only shares some great advice, but he also reveals some incredible numbers to back up his social media efforts. Finally we were able to catch a great “Fanboy” moment before settling the score between Taco Tuesday and Pizza Friday.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 12: Collaboration is different from Conferencing
On 26 Sep 2019
In this episode of Rebels & Flux we meet DTEN’s new Head of Sales Enablement, Dave Silberstein. Dave is a familiar face to many in the AV industry as a 30-yr. veteran. What is his new role and What’s with the fancy title? What is Collaboration and how many mic drop moments can we handle within the 1st 5 minutes of the show. We then get personal and dive into Dave’s hidden talent as a grill master. We unlock some musical facts that will surprise many. He then weighs in on a national shortage of Drinks & Sandwiches before delivering some advice for AV rookies looking for some career advice.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 14: Distilling Requirements Into Solutions
On 07 Oct 2019
On this week’s Rebels & Flux we are joined by Dan Lee, Managing Director at Hewshott International in the UK. Dan is a technology consultant who helps customers determine the right technology solutions for their projects. Dan explains how the technology expectations have gone beyond the AV in a conference room and now incorporate a more integrated approach with IT, Acoustics and Building Management Systems. What are the main differences between project bids/tenders in the US vs Europe? How does Hewshott leverage its global presence? These are some of the questions answered before we dive into finding out “Who is Dan Lee?”. We get up close and personal to find out what’s Dan’s favorite pass time, the meaning behind the tattoos, Baywatch, Bank Holidays and a definitive answer to which country makes a better breakfast.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 13: The Top-Secret Lab
On 03 Oct 2019
This week we sit down the Jim Kelly, Analyst & Consultant for Recon Research. Jim has a secret test lab where he puts AV devices to the test. His specialty: Video Conferencing Hardware and Software. We learn about a special project he’s working on in Florida. After hours Jim spends his time tearing up the Arizona desert exploring with his family in the “Black Widow”.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 16: The Collector of Knowledge
On 24 Oct 2019
On this week’s Rebels & Flux we are joined by Chase McCloud CTS-D, Senior Audio Visual Designer at Interstate Electronic Systems. Chase has worked his way from answering a Craig’s List ad for a Hotel AV Technician to playing with the latest in AR, VR and 3D Modeling Technology. Chase has been highlighted by Both SCN Magazine & Commercial Integrator as a rising star and you’ll see why. Self-taught, driven and hungry for knowledge and that's just the 1st impression.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 15: Exit 102 to Ocean Avenue
On 17 Oct 2019
On this week’s Rebels & Flux we are joined by Bryan Meszaros of OpenEye Global. Bryan blends his passion of design and fascination with technology into a new modernist approach to Experiential Design. We hear how he takes a project from ideation to creation and where Technology enters the picture. Bryan then gives us some insight on industry shows that can help inspire new ideas. And finally, we dig deep into Bryan’s New Jersey roots and get to the bottom of the NJ Music scene, Craft Beer, BBQ and his love for Major League Baseball parks.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 17: Let’s Go Shopping
On 31 Oct 2019
On this week’s Rebels & Flux we meet Manolo Almagro, Managing Partner at Q Division. Manolo is an expert in the retail experience. In this episode we learn about Airport shopping malls, great examples of Retail experiences, the technology involved in delivering a “wow” and just how valuable is the customers data to delivering a great experience. Does data equal customer happiness? Plus, we hear about what is like to be a "sneakerhead", fostering dogs and see how we come together over Star Wars.
Rebels & Flux Episode 001: Face to Face with Juan Chavez of DTEN (Part 1 of 2)
On 11 Jul 2019
Meet Juan Chavez! DTEN’s energetic Channel Manager who has a passion for technology and life. Who is DTEN, What is D7 and What does “Cars” have to do with it?
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 19: UC & USB
On 14 Nov 2019
On this week’s Rebels & Flux we chat with Bryan Hellard, Researcher at Wainhouse Research. Bryan is self-proclaimed UC nerd who loves conferencing cameras. Bryan gives up the scoop on USB camera trends in the conference room, how important has the framing feature been to the advancement of conference cameras and Where are auto tracking & PTZ cameras today? We close out talking about glaciers, how to stay plugged in while on Vacation and how dumb comedies are better than dramas.
Rebels & Flux Podcast Episode 18: Who is in Control?
On 07 Nov 2019
On this episode of Rebels & Flux we meet Eric Cantrell, VP of Business Operations at Medialon. We jump right into the big news of Medialon being acquired by 7th Sense Design this past summer and what that means for Medialon moving forward. We discuss how Show Control differs from traditional AV control. Eric then shares some career advice for those looking to pursue a career as a stagehand/show technician. We wrap up this episode by uncovering two local spots for good Food & Drinks while in Orlando.
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