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Weekly Reading: Big Data Collaboration

I hadn’t thought much about AV as a so-called “Big Data” application. Not until Julian Phillips, Executive Vice President of Whitlock, started me thinking about the future of collaboration. It was a topic of our panel discussion at Integrated Systems Europe. Julian’s right to say that the days of coming to a meeting with a […]

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Recipe for a Live Event: Big Picture, Trial by Fire and Humility

The crew lit 10 acres of Puerto Rican rain forest for a Jurassic Park-themed event, complete with full-scale dinosaurs. (Imagine the thunderous audio.) Everything ran on generators, with miles of cables and hundreds of lighting fixtures all hidden in the brush to resemble natural night lighting. Guests were told they were headed to an offsite dinner. Tour […]

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Weekly Reading: Top 5 Future Trends at ISE 2015

Holy moly. Integrated Systems Europe 2015 was off the hook, which bodes well for an amazing InfoComm 2015 in June. The place was packed, as evidenced by the record attendance numbers, and hard to get around. And that’s a good thing. No wonder organizers intend to make it a four-day show next year. At the […]

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Urgent AV and Collaboration Advice Almost Everyone Ignores, Part 2

Coauthored with my colleague Bryan Hellard, Director of Engineering at Array Telepresence. Continuing our top 10 pieces of advice that few people heed, we’re going to delve into what UC users tend to ignore when collaborating online. Numbers 1 to 5 covered setting up the technology. Ignore those useful nuggets at your peril. 6. Know what you […]

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Weekly Reading: From ISE, Requiem for Radio Shack, Plus Katy Perry

Just flew into Amsterdam for Integrated Systems Europe and boy are my arms tired. Who wants to bet that this year’s ISE attendance surpasses last year’s, which surpassed all others? I’m polishing off a couple presentations to give this week. On Wednesday, I’m little more than the moderator of a super-smart panel. We’ll be looking into […]

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