John Greene – Vice President of Sales and Marketing at New Era Technology
Adrian Doughty – Director, North American Sales at Nureva
Michelle Loret – Senior Account Executive at Utelogy
Kaleo Lee – Sales Manager – Southwest at BrightSign
And so it begins – the Crew and the guests, who are all in different time zones in the U.S. and Canada, start the leadoff banter. Michelle interviews Kaleo, John points out the advantages to working for Frank, and Corey talks about one of the guests being the happiest person in the industry. Then the latest Tweetstorm (John wants in) – and it all unfolds from there.
Topic 1: InFocus ReFocused?
The Crew and guests take a deep dive into this story:
The President of the company put out a statement talking about pivoting
its strategic business model, worldwide workforce reduction and
continuing to offer support to channel customers.
All offer thoughts and opinions on this “pivot” and decision, along with discussion of the projection market.
Topic 2: What is lighting up the tech world today, including strategies that are providing a leading edge for end users?
All of the guests offer up their thoughts, along with discussing what integrator and manufacturer responsibilities should be in relation to working with the end user. There was also the “generations” conversation among all on the show, which Maura helped to make sense of (we think).
Leave it to our newly minted Millennial Z to put out this finely crafted tweet. And leave it to John Greene to really open the floodgates. Some very good conversation was actually produced here (thanks/no thanks to John).
Topic 3: Alexa improving the customer experience — by violating our privacy?
All enter The Firing Range to discuss how Amazon is admittedly using human transcriptions to “improve the customer experience.”
“We take the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information seriously,” an Amazon spokesman said.
With such improvements, along with statements like this, should we even be concerned about our privacy anymore since we’ve probably already passed beyond the point of inevitability?
Sit back, plug in, hire a Gen Z (apparently they’re going to save the world) and join us as we live…
The AV Life.
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