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AVI-SPL Thought Leaders to Speak at InfoComm 2013

Join AVI-SPL at InfoComm 2013 to hear about industry trends from our experts.

Don’t miss the following sessions:

The Merger of IT and AV – What Works? What Doesn’t?

  • Wednesday, June 12
  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Room 315A
  • Panelist: Tim Riek, AVI-SPL SVP of Service Operations

The merger of audio visual communications with information technologies has been happening for several years as more AV tools have IT attributes associated with them. How have organizations addressed the merger of AV and IT? What has worked well to make the merger successful? What has not worked and needs improvement? This session will address issues of importance to working in an environment where both IT and AV are important – in other words how to work together in most rooms! Panelists will share stories about user experiences and discuss steps to take to make the merger of AV and IT successful and seamless.

IMCCA State of the Industry Lunch and Learn

  • Wednesday, June 12
  • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Room TBA
  • Panelist: Mike Brandofino, AVI-SPL EVP of Video and UC

Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are mobility and interoperability impacting the industry? What are the latest user applications in business, education and healthcare? What does convergence look like in the home, as well as in business? What impact are mobile devices having within organizations? What role do managed services offerings and the cloud play in making use of these technologies effective and seamless? Attend the luncheon to learn, ask questions and challenge the panelists.

User Forum: Effective Deployment of UC (Vendor Panel)

  • Thursday, June 13
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Room TBA
  • Panelist: Mike Brandofino, AVI-SPL EVP of Video and UC

Users of collaborative communications technologies are seeking ways to communicate with anyone, anywhere, and on any device. Video needs to be as easy to do as making a telephone call. Are more video systems with greater availability better than few systems with greater quality? Video anywhere has taken over from telepresence as the hottest trend. Is it really telepresence if it’s on an iPad? Does it matter? Join us for our annual half-day seminar where this year we will answer these and other questions and present the latest industry trends regarding audio, web, video & UC technologies Follow this session up with a visit to the IMCCA UC & Collaboration InfoComm pavilion where you can see all of the technology in action.

Visual Collaboration in the Cloud – Choreographing the Event

  • Thursday, June 13
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Room 315A
  • Panelist: John Vitale, AVI-SPL VP of Products

Organizations may find value in offering some communications capabilities in the cloud. Is visual collaboration one of the technologies suited to the cloud? Is it just a different way to position the managed services that are already being offered? This session will address the pros and cons of putting video in the cloud and explain what you need to know in order to do so effectively. The session will also look at the most recent offerings in this space.

AVI-SPL Sr. Design Engineer Dick Tollberg will also be presenting a three-day session (June 8-10) entitled AV Design Level 2: Infrastructure. In this course, Dick will explore elements that affect the planning and design of the infrastructure supporting AV environments including HVAC, electrical, cable pathways, lighting and IT connectivity.Session attendees will earn 24 RUs in this Intermediate level course. For more information, refer to session IUPC14.

To register for these and other sessions, visit www.infocommshow.org/register.

At the show, be sure to stop by AVI-SPL Booth #2381 in the Conferencing Pavilion to see how AVI-SPL Connects the Community.

AVI-SPL Leaders to Present at InfoComm

InfoComm 2011 looks to be the most exciting and information-packed event yet. We’re pleased to announce that AVI-SPL leaders will be sharing their expertise in sessions covering a range of topics from IT/AV convergence, unified communications and more.

Want more information about the sessions listed below? Click the event name to see a complete list of panelists along with more detailed information for each session.

Mike Brandofino, EVP of Video and UC, will participate in the following IMCCA-sponsored sessions:

Mike Brandofino EVP Video and UC AVI-SPLThe Convergence of IT & AV – Yes, You Really Need To Work Together
Wednesday, June 15
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Room: 314B
Moderator: Dr. S. Ann Earon, Ph. D.

Work environments are no longer just an IT or AV problem. This session will address issues of importance to working in an environment where both IT and AV are important – in other words how to work together in most rooms!

IMCCA State of the Industry Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, June 15
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Room 315A
Moderator: Dr. S. Ann Earon, Ph. D.
Chairperson Emeritus, IMCCA

Join senior executives and industry experts as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are customers using their technologies? What are their future plans? What does convergence look like in the home, as well as in business? What long term impact will firms like Cisco, Google, IBM, Logitech, Microsoft and others have on the collaborative conferencing space? Come prepared to learn, ask questions, and challenge the panelists.

Unified Communications – The Way You Want It to Be
Thursday, June 16
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Michael Brandofino, EVP of Video and Unified Communications, AVI-SPL

UC has been positioned as the ultimate Utopia in communications. However, just like Utopia, it seems nearly impossible to achieve and many customers are frustrated as a result. Part of the reason it is elusive is because UC means different things to different people. What if UC was what you need it to be rather than what vendors and manufacturers think it should be? This session will explore the various ways UC has been successfully deployed and what companies like yours define UC to be. Our panel of experts will provide their insight into what makes a UC deployment successful and what things you can do to prepare your organization for UC the way you want it to be.

John Vitale, VP of Products for AVI-SPL, will participate in the following session:

John Vitale VP of Products AVI-SPLIndustry Panel: From Communication to Collaboration
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room W414AB

Industry powerhouses are redefining the next generation of audio and video collaboration that are affecting the way SMB and enterprise businesses communicate. What impact will these new technologies have on the professional systems integrator? How can the systems integrator take advantage of these new technologies to expand their sphere of influence while improving their quality of service?

ClearOne, a leading provider of unified communications solutions, will host a panel discussion with thought leaders from HP, IBM, AVI-SPL and Wainhouse Research. Hear from the experts as they share their insights on unified communications, hardware and software codecs, platform migration, mobility and more.

AVI-SPL at InfoComm

While at InfoComm, don’t forget to stop by the AVI-SPL booth 1679 to experience unified communications in any environment. While you’re there, pick up our QR postcards and download our new mobile app for the iPhone and iPad!