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Tech Talk for Technology Managers

In one of my iterations in the AV industry I was a technology manager for quite a few years. This is where “value engineering” took on an entirely new meaning and “time lines/deadlines” had none. Now that I am the director of operations at Innovad, technology managers are some of my most valued clients.
One of the drawbacks of being a technology managers is, sometimes you get caught in your own knowledge bubble. What I mean by that is, you know what you know and it is difficult to realize what you don’t know. There have been times when programming or designing a system when the thought arose “there has to be a better way to do…”. There is, and there are folks out there who have more experience with design and programming than tech managers do. It’s not that they are better, they simply have more experience and this is what they do daily. Most tech managers handle classroom technology in addition to other duties.
Some good friends of mine have developed a program to share those “better ways”. Steve Greenblatt and Marc LaVechhia are independent programmers and high-level technologists. During InfoComm 2014 they will be presenting Tech Talk for Technology Managers. AVNation is proud to recommend this program and be a part of it.
Tech Talk is a frank conversation about best practices for programming your systems. There will be discussions on trouble shooting your system the most effective way. They will also go over how standardizing your AV systems make your life much easier. Not just in the first year of deployment, but even through the fifth or sixth year of deployment. The session will also include how to future-proof your systems and tips and tricks every technology manager should know. These are the secret codes, processes, and programs full-time programmers use in the field every day. Those trick are worth the price of the evening because they will save you in time and frustration.
You can sign up for the sessions here. However, if you are not attending InfoComm 2014 this year, do not fret. Steve and Marc have plans to host these in other areas at different times. So, stay tuned to the website and keep your ears open for other announcements.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Have a great week.

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.