EdTech

EDtechAs we all gear up to meet in Orlando for InfoComm 2013, I wanted to take the next few weeks to introduce (or re-introduce) you to our various podcasts. At the end of these introductory blogs I will have an announcement about the future of AVNation. So, stay tuned.

In the world of InfoComm there are a number of councils one can join to get more involved in the AV industry. From Standards to Membership committees. They are all a great way to meet others in the industry and help out a great organization. The group that I volunteer with is called the Technology Managers Council. It is a group of individuals who maintain the AV technology in their respective companies. The majority of technology managers work in higher ed, but a good number of them work in other areas.

Out of this council came the idea for an education, and really technology managers, focused show. Scott Tiner from Bates College, and a regular rAVe Pubs blogger, Matthew Silverman from George Mason University, and Greg Brown of UCLA all join me on a monthly basis to talk about how the news of AV effects technology managers. Matthew and Greg are no slackers. Both blog in various places including InfoComm’s All Voices.

The format is similar to that of AVWeek. I am the host and we go to each guest and ask what they think of different stories in the news. We have covered everything from iPads disrupting “Bring Your Own Device” to the Crestron/Extron/AMX comparison videos. We don’t always agree, which makes things interesting. It is irreverent but also very honest. That is the attraction to this particular podcast.

If you are a technology manager or serve us in your capacity as a manufacturer or integrator, give EdTech a listen. It’s a good insight to how a handful of us think. Thank you for your time. Have a great week.

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