By Corey Moss

It began a few years back with my re-entry into the AV space in media, after years in commercial integration. I began podcasting on another platform, and as the producer, team member (and eventual host) it was my job to help come up with topics, invite guests, but mostly to put the show together from start to finish – think of it as being a podcast project manager in a sense. As a writer for all that time, I’ve committed myself to covering various realms of technology – AV, IT, IoT, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, cybersecurity and more – and I’ve addressed those same subjects on podcasts as well.

If you look at the entire AV industry, you see how numerous technologies are covered on both sides of the spectrum – commercial and residential. Of course when exploring the commercial side, one looks at corporate, healthcare, education, government – just to name a few market realms. Residential is dedicated to just that – the home technology market – and for myself, a long-time commercial integrator, that side of the industry has been of great interest for me for several years now.

It’s been stated that the commercial side of the AV industry needs to pay close attention to what happens on the residential side, and of course as we know CEDIA 2017 is just around the corner. Here at Convergent AV we are providing some of the news coverage, however we have put together our pre-trade show podcast (as we do with other major trade shows) for the CEDIA show – ‘The AV Life,’ which we describe as a tech and humor podcast with team members (the Crew) from different walks of tech as well as industry marketing and communications.

This week, we presented the pre-CEDIA podcast with key people involved in the CEDIA and residential technology discussions.

They are:

Dave Pedigo – Vice President, Emerging Technologies at CEDIA

Walt Zerbe – Senior Director of Technologies & Standards at CEDIA

Alex Capecelatro – CEO at

Tim Sinnaeve – Managing Director, Canada at Barco

Josh Christian –  Director of Certification at Home Technology Association (HTA)

Heather Sidorowicz – President/Owner at Southtown Audio Visual (@Tech_Chi)

Mike Maniscalco – Co-Founder at Ihiji

The show is hosted by our residential technology specialist Katye McGregor Bennett, and can be heard in two parts. Give it a listen.

The AV Life Episode 45: Welcome to the Pre-CEDIA Podcast Bash – Part 1 

The AV Life Episode 45: Welcome to the Pre-CEDIA Podcast Bash – Part 2

Note: You enjoy drinking a beer and networking at a trade show – on The AV Life, we do too.  

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With over 20 years in audio visual integration and IT/computer sales and consulting, Corey Moss is the owner of Convergent AV. Corey writes for the publication and hosts/produces podcasts – The AV Life, Convergent Tech Talk and The Show Corner. He has written for numerous industry publications about AV, IT, unified communications and collaboration (UCC), cloud and software, IoT, cybersecurity and more. He has also conducted interviews with AV and IT executives and global influencers.