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Episode 4: DSE and the DOOH Strategy Summit – It’s Buzzworthy

Join hosts Kym FrankCorey MossSpence Graham and Maura Quinn as they welcome their guests:

Sheldon Silverman – CEO at SmartBomb Media Group

Richard Ventura – Vice President of Strategic Management at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

The Digital Signage Expo (March 26th to 29th), aims to transform the customer, shopper, guest, campus (and more) experience. The Digital-Out-Of-Home (DOOH) Strategy Summit (March 26th – presented by the Digital Signage Federation) serves as a meeting place for brand marketers, ad agencies and network operators, and covers what each constituent needs to know about digital out-of-home media and its role in the evolving digital landscape.

On this show, the hosts and guests bring discussion on both, and the buzz that surrounds all of it.

This one belongs mostly to Kym (President at @Geopath #OOH #KymData) and Spence (Business Development Manager at Real Digital Media, Chairman of the @DSFederation) along with Sheldon (member of the Board of Directors for the DSF) and Rich (Chairman Emeritus of the DSF) who both have large roles at the DOOH Strategy Summit. Kym will be speaking on a panel at the Summit. Spence also talks here about the DSF (make sure you stop by their booth to hear about everything digital signage) and the APEX Awards.

So what are the buzz words mentioned on this show? Will people who are attending the Digital Signage Expo agree? Do they have some of their own? Will we find out more about this at DSE?

Listen in to find out.

No debate segment on this episode, but you will hear about (wild?) predictions for DSE from all. These may even be debatable.

So buckle up and see you in Vegas as we head out on…

The Road to Techtopia.

Episode 3: Getting Smarter with Control4

Join hosts Kym FrankCorey MossSpence Graham and Maura Quinn as they welcome their guests:

Kordon Vaughn – Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Control4

Danielle Karr – Control4 Architect & Designer Program Manager at Control4

Michelle Loret – Senior Account Executive at Utelogy Corporation

After continued Short People of AV (SPoAV) talk from Episode 2 – led by Michelle of course – it was determined that Danielle qualifies in a whole different way. Kordon is also ready to support.

To begin Kordon talks about Control4 at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) and what they had showcased at the trade show. Michelle had met with the company there and she talked about some of what she saw as well. Next, Danielle talked about the International Builder Show where the company displayed a tiny home with Control4 technology – a compact, 250-square-foot smart home designed to give architects, builders, and designers an interactive, design-forward smart technology experience. All talk with Danielle about the smart technology, and how this works in a tiny home, or any size home.

Then Spence asks about how big the installers are, and of course SPoAV comes up again. And someone volunteered to be the Control4 tiny smart home spokesperson. Maura also has a brilliant idea about something that can be done with the tiny smart home, and put it on the road. Listen to this.

There is conversation about having industry professionals install the technology, and Kordon talks about the training that Control4 does.

Danielle and Kordon talk about voice technology integration and having devices interact properly, along with network requirements. Again – call an industry professional for the installation. Kym admits that her smart home is, well, not so much. A few others have some thoughts, along with discussing control technology assistance for the elderly. Then Kym brings up a classic control device that Control4 might just integrate in their technology (Kordon’s on it!). Maura wants mind control, Kym wants dog barking control. Michelle is just all about control in her home. Looks like The Road to Techtopia has officially become Control4’s R&D.

All then discuss a blog written by Meredith Shubel (who works for Caster Communications) Working from Home: How to Stay Connected When You’re Not in the Office, and tell remote work stories, including technologies that are used. One thing that the group agrees about videoconferencing — turn on that camera.

And finally, even sides are chosen (as Maura had to depart) for –

The Great Techtopia Debate!

Kym and Corey choose their people on the podcast to debate this article:

USA Today Get paid for your data? California governor wants tech companies to show you the money

There’s the for side, and the against. Or should we say “uh uh, no way.” Guess which side Kym was one.

Was there a clear winner? Will this conversation continue on?

All of this (and more) is right here, where the highway changed a bit, but the signs never do on…

The Road to Techtopia.

Episode 2: Who Do We Think We Are – and What’s the Buzz?

Join hosts Kym FrankCorey MossSpence Graham and Maura Quinn as they welcome their guests:

Michelle Loret – Converged AV/IT Professional | AVoIP Enthusiast | AV Podcaster

Tim Van Woeart – Senior Project Supervisor at Rutgers University

Jennifer Gertz – Business Development at Logz.io

In this second episode of a show that launched with Legion M and #NonCommEMEA (paving the road well), the hosts and their guests begin this one talking about the #SPoAV, otherwise known as the Short People of Audio Visual. They all talk about the person who was the originator of the group, and the person who was deemed the US Ambassador by Michelle (who is also a member). We looked for the qualifiers on this show – Maura and Jennifer may have qualified but it was really up to them, and Kym qualified more than once over. In fact she was a bit challenged reaching her new microphone, but that was taken care of. Tim is just way too tall.

Next all talked about trade shows, Michelle starting it off with ISE 2019 talking about the show. Did the Europeans take to Michelle this time around? You’ll find out. Michelle also talked about one of the companies she met with at the show, and the advanced technology that they showed at their stand. All who attend the different trade shows – the Digital Signage Expo (Spence and Kym – also an OOH Expo), Educause (Tim) and NonComm (Maura) were also mentioned (and Jennifer talked about a software conference) – weigh in on the benefits, advantages and more about the shows. Spence, who is the Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation talks about the DSF, as well as previous Chairman Rich Ventura, VP of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions. And then there’s SPoAV talk again…

Then – what’s the buzz? All involved talk about those buzz words on their professional levels that drive them nuts, and why. Need we say more? Gamechanging? Nope!!

Finally it’s time for…

The Great AVTopia Debate!

Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared

Even sides are chosen (amazingly) and all debate on whether it’s good or not so much in terms of this use of emoji. Who won? You’ll find the end result of this one interesting.

When all is done, there are some closing thoughts on #NonCommEMEA from Kym.

Episode 2 in the books! Get strapped in and join us on this journey, as we all head out to the highway on…

The Road to AVtopia.

Episode 1A: The #NonCommEMEA Conversation Continues, Getting a Job in AV, and The Great AVtopia Debate

Hosts Kym FrankCorey MossSpence Graham and Maura Quinn and their guests:

Joe Way, PhD – Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University

Harry Meade – Design Engineer at Diversified

Jennifer Gertz – Business Development at Logz.io (intelligent and scalable machine data analytics platform)

All continue the conversation (which began with Art Danner on The AV Life Episode 123) about the greatest trade show everyone who is anyone will be attending in March – #NonCommEMEA – with Harry, who tells why all must consider being there. Sure, that guy Giancarlo is a bit challenged, but as long as you have the luxury package it’s a great chance that you’ll actually be catered to – and hopefully not with an Impossible Burger (Spence wants meat!). Joe talks about being a high end luxury package member of the event, check out his conversation and make sure you get in before they’re all sold out!

Next, Maura takes over the discussion talking about getting a job in the AV industry, as she works with Tier PM the well known AV and IT recruiter. All talk about it, mentioning certifications and more, as well as the initiative built in alliance with Women in AV – you can check out that discussion as well on The AV Life Episode 123.

And there’s more about #NonComm – thank Giancarlo for helping to keep this conversation on track (which is just totally rare for him to keep anything on track).

Finally, it’s time for…

The Great AVtopia Debate!

The article in question:


Scientists Have Grown Primate Brains-in-a-Dish on an Unprecedented Scale (Science alert)

Sides are chosen (naturally) and the debate begins. It’s all pretty even until it gets to the final two people – the heads of each team, and just wait till you hear one of them go on a total rant. But did this person win it for their team?

These answers, and so many more make this one worth the listen – thank you for joining us on this historic (as Jeff said) launch episode, strap in and ride along on…

The Road to AVtopia.

Episode 1: Join the Legion

Join the AV/Tech legion…

Hosts Kym FrankCorey MossSpence Graham and Maura Quinn


Joe Way, PhD – Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University

Harry Meade – Design Engineer at Diversified

Jennifer Gertz – Business Development at Logz.io (intelligent and scalable machine data analytics platform)


The Cofounder and President of Legion M, Jeff Annison (on call-in)

After opening discussion with the hosts and guests, the opener of the brand new AV industry tech+ podcast brings the audience a discussion of Legion M – a company giving fans a first-of-its kind opportunity to invest in Hollywood – with Jeff Annison.

Founded by Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison in March, 2016, Legion M is the world’s first entertainment studio that allows fans to invest in and be part of the creation of new movies, television shows, virtual reality and other pieces of entertainment content. Scanlan and Annison were able to create Legion M after the SEC passed Title IV of the JOBS Act, which allowed non-accredited investors to make investments in small businesses.

All talk with Jeff about Legion M, asking questions and adding commentary to the conversation. We also introduce the new segment “Release the Bull” as Spence (‘Bull’ Graham), who is an investment expert, has the financial conversation here talking with Jeff from the investor standpoint. Corey originally had been following and participating in the conversation and commentary on Facebook, which is how he got to meet people from Legion M, including Jeff.

Visit the Legion M website here. Check out Legion M on Facebook here.

Get on board, and join us for this first ride… on The Road to AVtopia.