Make sure you listen to Part 1!

Join co-hosts Corey MossKatye McGregor BennettMegan Powers and George (Santa) Fournier as they welcome their guests for the second annual holiday episode on The AV Life.

We continue the show with group three:

Keith Yanke – Sr. Director Product Marketing at NEC Display Solutions

Maria McKinsey – Director of Business Development at Brown Innovations

Bill Cherne – Sales Engineering Manager at Sonic Foundry – Mediasite

Jen Cole – Owner at Backspace Media LLC

Megan Powers takes over hosting this group and begins talking with her social marketing co-host on ‘Making a Marketer’ on what’s going on in her world. Maria is next taking about what Brown Innovations does and some examples of the markets that they’re working in, projects as well as the experience including their partnership with NEC. Keith follows up by talking about working with Brown Innovations as well as the experience. Bill discusses working with higher ed with lecture capture and global expansion, video and he also talks about conferences and the corporate space.

Another trivia question about one of the companies in this group refers to a well-known sports museum.

The show closes with group four: 

Jon 9 – CEO at Holonyne Corporation

Marika Aquino – Managing Partner at Tier PM AV/IT Workforce Solutions 

Elaine Shuck – Director, Communication & Development at i2i Technologies 

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Corey hosts the final group on the show and begins talking with Jon 9 about VIRTULARIUM® * – he discusses what’s taking place now, talks about his partnership with NEC and Green Hippo, and using multi-image technology as a storytelling device (and details this technology project as well). Jon also talks about his new development in video wall programming, a combination of hardware and software, which he hopes to bring to InfoComm this year. Along with this, he talks about starting a non-profit foundation to bring video wall technology to education and arts institutions. An outstanding conversation with the creative technologist and Executive Director of  VIRTULARIUM® (along with numerous other creative technology projects).

Next Corey talks about first getting to know Elaine along with education, which is a big part of her technology career. She talks about working with students in the U.S. to connect with other students across the world (Ghana for one), and how they will use technology in the future. She also mentions two teachers in Alaska who have done very big things with videoconferencing. ** Marika finishes the show talking about Tier PM and what the company does that has set them apart from other recruiters in AV/IT, along with her background in the IT industry. Corey and Marika talk about how they met, how they’ve worked together in podcasting and have been doing the Hot Jobs for all that time.

You’ll hear some shout outs in Part 2, and hang around till the end to hear George announce the winners of the contests – best ugly sweater, best holiday scene and one that he added.

More scenes from Part 2:

Sit back, plug in and have a very happy holiday!


The AV Life Episode 39: Going Inside the Minds of True Innovation to talk about VIRTULARIUM® with Jon 9, Rich Ventura at NEC, Randy Pagnan at rp Visual Solutions and Maria McKinsey at Brown Innovations.

** The AV Life Episode 3: A Discussion on Tech-Driven Innovation in Education in Rural Alaska with Elaine, Greg Zorbas – World History and Video Conferencing teacher at Kenai Central High School, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, and Rob Sparks – Alaska Studies and Video Conferencing teacher at Soldotna Prep School, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (and Taylor Meyer).