By Corey Moss

I asked guests and listeners for their top picks for 2018 – here are the results:

10. Episode 97: AV Family

Guests: Scott Meyer – CFO at Electrosonic (Taylor Meyer’s father), John Greene (Mitchell Greene’s father), George Fournier (Sean’s father) Mitchell Greene and Linda Moss (my daughter)

9. Episode 108: Live Events Edition – Best of Both Worlds

Guests: Jesse Damiani – Co-Founder and CEO/Galatea | Editor-at-Large/VRScout, Curator/sp[a]ce gallery Ayzenburg, and Emory Craig – Cofounder, Digital Bodies (Speaker/Futurist/VR, AR, XR)

8. Episode 82: We’ve Got the Power on the Road to InfoComm 2018 – The Exhibitors (2)

Guests: Richard Ventura – Vice President of Strategic Management at NEC Display Solutions, Brian McClimans – VP Sales, North America and APAC at Peerless-AV, Laura Padilla – Head of BD and Channel at Zoom Video Communications, Dana Corey – GM & VP of Sales at Avocor, Pippa Edelen –Director of WW Marketing – Communications at Avocor, Rob Lipps – EVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Sonic Foundry Inc. – Mediasite

7. Episode 71: The Digital Signage Federation: History, Insights, Education and the Forward Movement of the Digital Signage Industry

Guests: Brian Gorg – Executive Director at Digital Signage Federation, CEO – Collie Gorg Group Association Management, Spencer Graham – Vice Chairman at Digital Signage Federation, Business Development Manager at Real Digital Media, Wayne Rasor – 2018 At-Large Director at Digital Signage Federation, Director of Digital & Exterior Technology at FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

6. Episode 111: Welcome to the Mind Shift III – AV over IP and HDBaseT

Guests: Paul Harris – CEO, CTO at Aurora Multimedia Corp., Garth Leach –Director of Marketing at ZeeVee, Inc., YT Liang – Product Manager at ATEN Technology, Joshua Castro – Product Manager at Atlona

5. Episode 93: Welcome to the Mind Shift

Guests: Chris Fitzsimmons – Product Manager at Biamp Systems, Jimmy Vaughan – UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron, Chad Wiggins – Senior Director Networked Audio Systems at Shure Incorporated, Bill Cherne –Director of Field Engineering at Sonic Foundry Inc., Derrick Kelly – National Director of Technical Service Operations at Whitlock

4. Episode 67: The ISE 2018 Executive Interviews – Dave Labuskes, Julian Phillips, Rich Ventura and Cory Schaeffer (Michelle Loret’s interviews at ISE)

Guests: Dave Labuskes, Chief Executive Officer at AVIXA, Julian Phillips, Executive Vice President at Whitlock and Chairman of the Board of Directors, AVIXA, Richard Ventura, Vice President of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions and Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF),
Cory Schaeffer, Director, Systems Solutions Global Enterprise Accounts at QSC (note – as this was recorded in February, certain titles may have changed)

3. Episode 61: Meet Some of the Great AVIXA Women, Hear About Groups, Events, and How You Can Get Involved Too

Guests: Cory Schaeffer – (So Cal), Brandy Alvarado – So Cal, Jennifer Davis – Atlanta, Mary Cook – Atlanta, Gina Sansivero – NY/NJ, Dayna Baumann – NY/NJ, Alexis LaBrois – DC, Christa Bender – PA, Christy Ricketts – Dallas, Lauren Larson – Dallas/Houston, Amanda Boyer – Sr Director of Member Services at AVIXA and Council Staff Liaison (note – as this was recorded in January, certain people may no longer be in these areas or involved now)

2. Episode 86: Episode 86: Meet More of the AV Women of the AVIXA Women’s Council Groups – Including Canada!

Guests: Mary Cook – Project Consultant at The Sextant Group, Christina Cruzeiro – Business Development Manager at Stampede Presentation Products, Cristina Lucas – Product & Marketing at Genesis Integration, Inc., Megan Dee Durocher – AV/IT Solutions Architect at University of Southern California, Johanna Ocampo –  Director of Marketing at SiliconCore Technology

I. Episode 116: Still Snowbound – A festAVus for the restAVus

Guests: Spence Graham – Business Development Manager at Real Digital Media (and Vice Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation), John Greene – Vice President of Sales and Marketing at New Era Technology, George Fournier – Design Engineer – Workplace Technologies at dancker

See you in 2019 – Have a Happy New Year!

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, Convergent Week and The AV Tech Trade. 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