By Corey Moss

It’s July – ISE, Enterprise Connect, DSE and InfoComm have taken place, where the global industry sees the second half in terms of the technologies, the partnerships, and all that create the vision heading toward the end of the year. CEDIA Expo 2018, taking place in September, of course creates that vision for the residential tech community.

Regional shows like the Almo Pro A/V E4 Tour (look for it at #E4AVTour) along with New York Digital Signage Week (look for it soon at #NYDSW) present a more personalized setting for consultants and integrators. I along with numerous others have stated that the regional shows carry great importance, even compared to the major trade shows, and attending them is truly of utmost importance.

It’s the leading edge in terms of second half transformation that will separate those who will no doubt achieve goals, those who will need to hike up their game, and those who will learn lessons in terms of execution to rebuild for the coming year.

It’s truly exciting to see what will be taking place in the industry as AV over IP, projection/display, UC, software and more discussions, along with that ever-popular Sunday morning Twitter chat #AVintheAM continue.

Yes, the baseball analogy – here goes…

“If you build it, they will come.”

Field of Dreams is without a doubt one of the best baseball movies ever made. If you think about it, the industry is much like the phrase – ISE, DSE, InfoComm, CEDIA – build it, and they will come. Industry manufacturer innovation – build it, and they will come. Integrators defining best strategies for the end user – build it, and they will come.

Technology innovation and transformation continue to define and satisfy the collaborative workflow needs of the end user – just as those who play baseball define the game, year after year.

And then there’s the experience…

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Deliver the experience – customize it, personalize it, no manual required. It’s a purpose built approach dependent on assessment, and vision as well. Make it the best of all worlds.

“If you build it, they will come.”

We see industry companies and individuals receive awards and accolades at trade show time along with other times during the year. I have done my Top Picks at InfoComm over the last several years – we’re ready to add more.

AV’s Achievers

This category will include those in the AV industry who are goal oriented, they go the distance – they define commitment along with success both for the company and themselves. There will be combined selection for this category.

Employees of integration, consulting and manufacturing companies will be considered. 

The 40 over 40

This category will include those who are career success stories in the AV industry – Michelle Loret will evaluate and select from this grand environment of talent.

Employees of integration, consulting and manufacturing companies will be considered. 

‘AV’s Achievers’ coming in September, ‘The 40 over 40’ coming in October. More details to come in terms of how you can recommend in these categories.

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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 Convergent Week. 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. Find him talking about a whole lot of things, tech and otherwise. On LinkedIn