Join the Crew Host Alesia Hendley, Corey Moss and Deron Pinchback as they welcome:

Richard Ventura – Vice President of Business Development and Solutions at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Bryan Meszaros – CEO and Founder at OpenEye Global 

Steven Picanza – Director of Marketing at OpenEye Global

Colin Bovet – Head of Marketing at Enplug

Richard, Bryan, Steven and Colin

… and special guest Scott Shepherd from Alaskan Brewing Co., representing the beer (and tech) this week on The AV Life.

Our special guest:

Alaskan beer


Scott at Alaskan

Corey begins the show talking with Scott about Alaskan Brewing Co. (in Juneau, Alaska), the beers, as well as their working relationship with Enplug. In fact Colin, who’s drinking an Alaskan, won a special award for appearing on this show – his third Convergent AV podcast. Listen in to find out what he won.

Corey then hands the show off to Alesia – she begins with Bryan and Steven as they talk about the Digital Signage Expo and how it has progressed every year, along with speaking at the show. Then Rich talks about his participation as well as speaking at the show, along with the education that takes place there. Rich also talks about the planning and work that goes into putting it all together.

Alesia then turns it right to some early beer talk, all guests talking about their favorites.

Bryan and Steven
Bryan (r) and Steven with the main topic

Corey touches on something that Rich said about first time attendees, and Rich talks about this as well as the integrators attending the show (which Bryan and Steven also added discussion to). Bryan talks about digital signage and what it still means to the industry, and Rich picks up with a certain term that he finds meaningful to the overall discussion. Deron also talks about what integration and digital signage represents for him, which Rich gets involved in too – Rich even brings Scott back into the discussion to talk about Enplug, communications and what its meant for Alaskan’s business. Some great digital signage discussion here with Rich and the rest.

After the Hot Jobs, Alesia asked Bryan and Steven (both aka. ‘the life of the party’) to talk about creative projects they did for DSE, then there’s talk about the big party and some dancing (and costumes). Rich then gets into discussion of vertical markets, strategy which he oversees for the company, as well as the many partners in the NEC booth. Colin talks more about Enplug at the show, and finally Rich talks about the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) for which he is the Chairman.

Now if you think about it, you may just go to an AV trade show where you’ll see digital signage, and you may go to a digital signage trade show, but when would you ever go to an AV trade show where you may see digital signage and not have beer?

We rest our case (we think).

So sit back, plug in and join us as we live…

The AV Life


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