Thursday, September 30, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote: Cracking the Code on Remote Work

Everyone deserves an amazing place to work... so why do so many people dread getting out of bed in the morning? We’ve embraced future-focused, cutting-edge tools to revolutionize how we work but have let ideas about company culture evolve at a snail’s pace. With organizational strategies better-suited to the last century, it’s no wonder that so many employees are struck by a case of the Sunday scaries. 

Hannah’s presentation aims to shed light on strategies that actually matter for not only today’s workforce but the workforce of the future. She’ll challenge the way you think about culture, communication, work ethic, and trust so that no matter your level, whether you’re a new hire or a mid-level manager, a senior executive or a front-line employee, you can learn how to create a workplace that works (and doesn’t suck).

Hannah Ubl
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Shure: Inclusion, Collaboration, and Wellbeing in the Hybrid Workplace Begin with High Quality Audio

With the dominance of remote work over the last year, no one felt excluded because everyone was in the same virtual room. The move to hybrid work ‚with some staying remote while others returning to the office ‚is changing that feeling. Now, the objective for companies should be to ensure that team members have the tools they need to contribute equally and feel included, wherever they are.

Remote participants cannot be relegated to second class citizens. Successfully evolving to hybrid work requires environments and experiences that seamlessly connect in-office and remote staff. Getting your audio right is key to inclusive collaboration and ensuring everyone feels part of the conversation.

Chicco Hiranandani
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

BrightSign: How Digital Signage Can Help Provide Consistent Corporate Communication in The Hybrid Workplace

Omnichannel digital signage solutions create seamless messaging for the hybrid workplace.

Misty Chalk
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM

SYNNEX: The New Work Space

Emerging solutions and products that will make your work space safe, effective and attractive.

Pennie Crosslin
11:25 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

How to Select a Global Solution Provider

Many organizations are throwing the office doors open and welcoming their people back, but those adopting hybrid working need to support their employees in the transition. Between floors or across borders, technology needs can leave users paralyzed with the amount of choices in front of them.  Companies with multiple locations have unique AV integration needs that not every integrator is prepared to meet.  In this session, Chris Miller, Executive Director of PSNI Global Alliance will discuss  
--- Key capabilities a global AV network can deliver
--- How to evaluate and select a global AV partner
--- Why strong vendor relationships improve your customer experience 
--- What certifications and services to watch for

Chris Miller
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

LEGRAND: Flexible Solutions for the Hybrid Workplace

Legrand | AV has the flexible solutions you need to support the different types of meetings and modes of hybrid work. These solutions keep hybrid teams connected, engaged and productive. Listen in while we chat about workspaces, conferencing, and hybrid collaboration to keep you thriving in the hybrid workplace.

David Albright
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

AtlasIED: Emergency Communication in a Hybrid Workplace

As companies move to a Hybrid Workplace the combination of In Office and Work From Home flexible schedules make real-time, emergency communications more complicated. Paging and public address systems that were traditionally used to notify on-premise employees about relevant information, will now need to seamlessly cover both on-site and off-site workers. Simple additions to a companies VOIP based phone solutions and their onsite AV installation can assist in easily achieving this task.

Michael Peveler
2:10 PM - 2:25 PM

Biamp: Making Your Hybrid Meetings More Effective

Hybrid communications are here to stay, and this session will guide you on how to improve your meeting spaces to make them extraordinary. We'll discuss common problems and provide recommendations for small, medium, and large rooms, even larger applications like training rooms and town halls.

Tim Koskamp Ashley Smith
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel: The Future is Hybrid: Fact or Fiction?

How to really create practical interactive, secure, and creative experiences through design and technology.

In this panel we'll hear from systems design experts in corporate, education, healthcare and entertainment as they discuss the trends and technologies that are transforming public spaces.

Rob Lane Cynthia Wisehart Tim Albright Jason Ward Ward Toby Wise Susana Alvarez Vitale Alvarez Vitale
4:05 PM - 4:20 PM

Kramer: Hybrid Solutions for Corporate and Education

Meetings and meeting spaces have changed forever.  Hybrid meetings and classes are the right now, and the future.  This session will discuss how we can embrace technology to make the spaces where we meet, teach & learn more enjoyable and more efficient.

  1. Discuss and identify the new hybrid world we've all been forced into dealing with.
  2. Determine how technology can help us overcome the challenges involved in hybrid meetings & classes
  3. Discuss techniques to drive user adoption to ensure the investment on the technology is not for nothing.
  4. Answer the question: How can we make sure we're selecting the correct equipment that can keep up with the rate at which technology changes?
Matt Kopin
4:25 PM - 4:35 PM

NETGEAR: Top 10 Tips for AV over IP Network Design

In this session, we'll discuss the Top 10 Tips from the them who designs AV over IP networks for a living - the NETGEAR Pro AV Engineering Design Services team.

John Henkel
4:40 PM - 4:45 PM

Winsted Safety Partition Panels

As employees return to the office on a part- or full-time basis, they expect to work in a healthy and safe environment. For many organizations, this means adapting office spaces and technologies to accommodate new protocols such as social distancing. Winsted’s line of safety partitions can reduce your health risks when you return to office.

Randy Smith
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Lightware: Leveraging Managed Smart Docks in Hybrid Work

Discussion of how USB/USB-C host control switching docks expand BYOD capability and make sense for a managed home office experience.

Jason Tirado
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM

Closing Remarks

Chris Miller
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