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Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor is partnering with InfoComm International to deliver a half-day IoT Insights Conference at Almo’s spring 2017 E4 AV Tour, which travels to Chicago on March 22 and San Jose on April 19.

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Worth a total of 3.5 CTS Renewal Units (RUs), the InfoComm IoT Insights Conference at E4 is based on the IoT Insights events InfoComm held in 2016 and focuses on raising awareness of the role of secure, connected, Internet-enabled devices in AV solutions and strategies.

According to Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V, “We are very grateful for the opportunity to partner with InfoComm to host the IoT Insights Conference at E4 and to be able to help attendees understand the real impact of IoT on the industry and their businesses.” Craigmyle continued, “Each of our professional speakers brings a different perspective on IoT and will leave participants with an enormous amount to think about and put into action. We’ve always been a major advocate of certification and pride ourselves on having a purely educational curriculum at E4, which is why every section of this IoT event is worth CTS RUs.”

“We are proud to partner with Almo Pro A/V and its E4 AV Tour in maintaining the momentum of our IoT Insights series,” said Betsy Jaffe, senior vice president of Member Services, InfoComm International. “The E4 AV Tour has proven to be a popular, valuable series of education, information and technology exhibition for AV professionals across the country. By including InfoComm’s IoT Insights as a half-day conference in the larger E4 AV Tour program, we are able to continue an important conversation in the industry.” 

The InfoComm IoT Insights Conference at E4 is being led by Andrew J. Milne, Ph,D., CEO, Tidebreak, Inc.; Josh Srago, CTS, AV Design Consultant, TEECOM; and Richard A. Blackwell, Founder & Chief Visionary, Linked2 Software.

The half-day conference includes the following:

  • Session: Digitalization and How the Internet of Things Changes Everything (1 RU)

Focuses on the changes created by IoT, as well as how new capabilities have led to great opportunities for the AV industry.

  • Session: IoT In the Real World (1 RU)

Discusses how the AV community is already using IoT, plus how to develop a business plan to enhance profit margins. Includes best-practice examples that can be used to relate to personal IoT daily uses.

  • Lunch Roundtable Discussion (.5 RUs)

Topics include the positive influence of IoT in the AV community and how to talk to end users about IoT and security.

  • Panel Discussion (.5 RUs)

Four focus groups take a deep-dive look at IoT to help overcome the challenges that the AV community needs to understand. Topics including security, data analysis, systems utilization and novel interfaces are open for discussion and audience participation.

  • Exhibit Hall Tour (.5 RUs)

IoT Insights conference speakers have hand-selected some of the best products on the exhibit hall floor that relate to IoT and are taking attendees through a fun and interactive tour of how connectivity and the technology is making IoT within the AV industry a real business opportunity.

 E4 Chicago and E4 San Jose                                                                                                               E4 Chicago is on March 22, 2017 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. E4 San Jose is on April 19 at the Doubletree by Hilton. Both events run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are entirely free — including parking — for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, click here.

To hear about the IoT Insights Conference, along with more about the E4 AV Tour listen to The AV Life Episode 20 with guests Melody Craigmyle and Stephen McKay.