Thursday, October 27, 2022
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Networking in the Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

KEYNOTE: Transforming Employee Experience Through AudioVisual

Employers are facing a host of new workplace realities, including increased expectations for remote work and flexibility, high turnover, engagement challenges, and more. One result of all this workplace change and evolution? Employee experience (EX) has become an urgent concern.

In this session, PSNI Executive Director Chris Miller explores:
What makes EX imperative in today's environment
How to transform employee experience
How technology can improve EX

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
BrightSign: Adaptability and Flexibility in the Hybrid Workplace

The Hybrid Workplace has had the biggest impact we've seen on growth and revenue in digital signage. The momentous shift has taken signage from commonplace lobbies or breakrooms to new verticals and applications like corporate, higher ed and healthcare. Digital signage offers great flexibility in the new hybrid workplace, but it also allows your customers to adapt. Bringing consistent communication to in person, remote employees, workstations, guests, devices, which allows for equality in technology and communication.

In this session learn:
Why digital signage for your workplace.
How these deployments can be simplified for a true plug and play experience.
What the best practices in digital signage deployments for your workplace are.

Misty Chalk
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
Shure Incorporated: How To Create People-Centric Collaboration Environments That Enhance Engagement In And Outside The Office

It's abundantly clear that video conferencing will remain a key tool to connect distributed teams. But video conferencing by itself does not solve the challenges of hybrid work that businesses and employees face today. Organization need to rethink their workplace technologies to create a positive and equitable environment for all team members, in the office and remote. AV/IT leaders must look beyond point products to deliver a unified experience for both users and administrators. Hybrid work initiatives that pivot on cloud video conferencing require powerful, fully integrated AV solutions that enhance those services, for better employee engagement and long-term success of hybrid work models.

In this session you will learn about:
Building a business case for investments in AV technology that drive value in a hybrid world.
Avoidable disruptions in the hybrid workplace and audio technologies that make the most impact.
Technology attributes that are must-haves for creating productive and natural collaboration experiences.
Audio solution approaches where one size does not fit all.

David Román
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
Lightware: Unified Collaboration and "BYOD" in the Hybrid Work Environment

While return to office is in full effect, many employees continue to work from home. Nearly all meetings have some sort of hybrid element to them. To support these workers and collaborators organizations need to support more than one UC standard and we will explore how to effectively do this in today's environment.

In this session, explore:
Why the simplest solution for both your enterprise and your workers is often the best
How to make BYOD rooms work powerfully and intuitively

Steve Alexander
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Modern Workplace Requires More Than Just Tech!

End users are faced with an impossible task! They are having to navigate a fundamental change in the way we work without any reference material or blueprint, and they need to build new spaces and workflows instantly. It is time that the collective AV industry steps up and lends a helping hand. But to do that we have to move beyond just pushing black boxes and really start looking and how technology can offer greater value. We have to start looking at providing a service.

In this panel, PSNI Certified Solution Providers discuss:
What a service-based AV offering is.
Realize that it isn’t just managed services, SLAs and hardware repair/management.
What are the benefits of services for end users.
How to have conversations with your team around services when it comes to technology and AV.

Hurrairah bin Sohail Faye Bennett Michiel Hardonk James Hart Kuldip Kamat
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
Christie: 7 Keys to Building a Highly Collaborative Culture in the Hybrid Workplace

Culture is not an initiative. Culture is the enabler of all initiatives. Studies show that 85% of employees rate feeling part of a team‚ or, being part of something bigger‚ as one of the top 3 factors in their job satisfaction. The problem is that the need for a hybrid workplace, WFH, and Return to Office (RtO) have all played their roles in one of the biggest workforce challenges we have faced in decades. Our workforce is challenged with being geographically spread out, less apt to have impromptu discussions and have indicated that they have lost some of the human connection that comes with working on a team. The leap to using technologies for collaborative and hybrid workplaces serve to solve only a part of the problem. Join this session to hear why the 7 keys (People, Purpose, Practice, Promotion, Process, Protection) to building a collaborative culture will bring your teams closer and more aligned and it will help them better perform as a well-oiled machine.

Max Kopsho, CTS-I/D, RCDD, PMP, LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
Biamp: Hybrid AV: Balancing Commoditization and Customization

Hybrid workers and communications are the new normal for many organizations. This has put even greater emphasis on the need for effective communication and collaboration. So what are the pros and cons of AV commoditization vs. customization for small, medium, and large rooms.

In this session learn:
Key factors to consider for hybrid communications
How to choose the right AV solution for your space(s)
Scenarios where commoditization can be a good thing
Identifying requirements that drive custom solutions

Ashley Smith Tim Koskamp
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
Legrand | AV: Adaptable Spaces: Designing Video Conferencing Spaces for Changing AV Needs

Workplaces may only need (or have budget for) a few AV solutions in any given meeting space right now, but situations can change as the organization grows or changes. One of the key components to consider for video conferencing spaces is flexibility at a room-design level in order to be sure rooms can adapt to changing requirements.

In this session learn:
How to specify the right AV solution that can grow with you as your organization evolves
Scalability considerations for conference rooms, training rooms and boardrooms
How to modify meeting spaces for future needs
Why meeting equity is necessary for conferencing spaces and how you can achieve meeting equity for remote and on-site employees

David Albright Christina Hunter
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

How to Build Better Experiences for Remote Workers

You'll hear terms like equity and inclusivity in the context of the hybrid workplace. These words describe a need to ensure that remote workers are practically--and politically--supported to succeed in a hybrid environment. Whether the CEO or an onsite tech, all workers need to be equally heard and equally confident in communication whether in the office or a remote location. AV plays a foundational role to ensure the hybrid paradigm works.

In this Panel, Alliance CSPs discuss:
How has the rise of the hybrid workforce changed your managed services & support offerings?
What monitoring and support issues are your customers facing as it relates to hybrid work?
Where is the pain/pinch points that users notice most? Intelligibility? Latency? Far-end video? Device incompatibility?
How are you able to help companies reduce the burden hybrid work is creating for their IT staff?
How has rapid technology advances and new workforce dynamics changed the status quo of communicating and how it is accomplished through technology tools? Number of employees, students and others now communicating remotely and how that is accomplished?
The importance of technology that is easy to use and allow for expansion of utilization?

North America: 
Moderator: Cynthia Wisehart - Sound & Video Contractor
Matthew Boyer - Vistacom Inc.
Mike Fornander - Neurilink
Susana Alvarez Vitale - Newtech Solutions Multimedia
Laurie Mackeigan - Backman Vidcom

Moderator: Rob Lane - Installation
Paul Fraser - AVT
Cristina Juncosa Alcoriza - Ditec Comunicaciones 
Michael Kloesch - kmc kloesch media complete gmbh
Bart Van Den Daele - Auvicom

Moderator: Hurrairah bin Sohail - Inavate APAC
Terence Lee - Dacoms
Jeffrey Lim - PAVE System PL 

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
AtlasIED: Employee Communication in the Hybrid Workplace

The hybrid workplace requires a deliberate re-working of an organization's communication plan for both routine messages and critical/ emergency alerting. 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 company's VoIP based phone solutions and their onsite AV installation can assist in easily achieving this task.

In this session, learn:
Why consistent communications are paramount for employee engagement and matter where they are working.
How reliable messaging through different means offers compliance to mandates
Why public and mass communications should be part of the audio visual integrator's solutions

Michael Peveler
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
TD SYNNEX: Equal Collaboration for All

Setting technology standards to seamlessly collaborate and contribute during meetings is imperative to a company's success and enables a positive work experience for employees. Whether you are joining a meeting remote or in person, your productivity & engagement should remain the same.

In this session:
Discover how meeting rooms will evolve
Learn the key elements of a successful hybrid meeting
Gain insight on how to foster an environment of 100% participation
Understand how hybrid work adaption may aid employee retention

Pennie Crosslin Anna Wrice
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Transformative Tech Talk: A lightning session from experts in the field of enterprise technology
Belden: The Rise of the Machine in an Incredibly Complex World

The rise of IoT is set to change how networks are designed. With 14.4 billion devices in use, machines now outnumber people by more than two to one. This means we must stop designing networks like we did a decade ago—with peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture—and start designing them for a world that runs on connected devices. We may live in a complex world, but challenges can be much more manageable if you have the right partner by your side to simplify the process.

In this session:
Gain a deep understanding in the ability of today’s world to adapt to new technologies
Learn why and how IoT is changing the demands placed on our networks
Identify the nuances that must be considered in today’s network design and deployment
Recognize the importance of working with a partner that can help you build your future

Henry Franc
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

KEYNOTE: Redesigning Hybrid Work Through Agility and Innovation

Now more than ever, we are in a unique position to reinvent the way we work. What feels like the problem of uncertainty and unknowing in remote work, is actually our biggest asset. This novelty around the idea opens the door to leading through innovation and agility.

In this keynote speech, Kim Blue will help you shed your fear around change and use it to your advantage as a vehicle for innovation. Through an agile mindset, you can create a new future for your team and your industry. Bring Blue to your next event to understand how to reshape the hybrid work environment.

Kim Blue
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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