Michelle Loret – Converged AV/IT Professional | AVoIP Enthusiast | AV Podcaster
Tim Van Woeart – Senior Project Supervisor at Rutgers University
Jennifer Gertz – Business Development at Logz.io
Jennifer is to the left of Maura in the room. Kym found a cool background and Tim invited muppet friends (Zoom and the green screen y’know).
In this second episode of a show that launched with Legion M and #NonCommEMEA (paving the road well), the hosts and their guests begin this one talking about the #SPoAV, otherwise known as the Short People of Audio Visual. They all talk about the person who was the originator of the group, and the person who was deemed the US Ambassador by Michelle (who is also a member). We looked for the qualifiers on this show – Maura and Jennifer may have qualified but it was really up to them, and Kym qualified more than once over. In fact she was a bit challenged reaching her new microphone, but that was taken care of. Tim is just way too tall.
Next all talked about trade shows, Michelle starting it off with ISE 2019 talking about the show. Did the Europeans take to Michelle this time around? You’ll find out. Michelle also talked about one of the companies she met with at the show, and the advanced technology that they showed at their stand. All who attend the different trade shows – the Digital Signage Expo (Spence and Kym – also an OOH Expo), Educause (Tim) and NonComm (Maura) were also mentioned (and Jennifer talked about a software conference) – weigh in on the benefits, advantages and more about the shows. Spence, who is the Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation talks about the DSF, as well as previous Chairman Rich Ventura, VP of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions. And then there’s SPoAV talk again…
Then – what’s the buzz? All involved talk about those buzz words on their professional levels that drive them nuts, and why. Need we say more? Gamechanging? Nope!!
Finally it’s time for…
And this everyone should enjoy:
Even sides are chosen (amazingly) and all debate on whether it’s good or not so much in terms of this use of emoji. Who won? You’ll find the end result of this one interesting.
Somehow this became one of the subjects of the debate:
And there are some closing thoughts on #NonCommEMEA from Kym.
Episode 2 in the books! Get strapped in and join us on this journey, as we all head out to the highway on…
The Road to AVtopia.
Note: The podcast was originally done as The Road to AVtopia – the show name has been changed.
Homer sound effect: soundboard.
The Great AVtopia Debate squirrel image: Pixabay.