Today’s episode coincides with the release of Joe’s (@josiahway) new book, “Producing Worship” (@prodworship). The book contains many parallels to what we do in Higher Ed AV. Joe offers four takeaways we can directly apply to how we approach our daily tasks. The book can be found on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578419181 or http://www.producingworship.com.
Jimmie Singleton of California Baptist University (@CalBaptist) joins the podcast to talk events, training and certification, and transitioning from live AV to higher education. Jimmie works as the Audio Visual Technician for the Conferences and Events department at CBU, a complementary department to mine, yet is an end user of our classroom technology. We discuss working together, building relationships, and the events production dynamic. P.S., At some point in the future, he will steal my job.
Us vs. them? Or us and them? The two corporate directors of CCUMC (@CCUMC), Gina Sansivero (@GinaSans), VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications at AtlasIED (@Atlas_IED), and Matthew Silverman, Manager, Education Technology at Crestron, (@Crestron) join Joe (@josiahway) on the Higher Ed AV Podcast (@higheredav) to discuss cultivating manufacturer and end-user relationships. Building bridges between our universities and product manufacturers is essential to being able to manage our installs, upgrades, and daily operations. Gina, Matt, and Joe discuss how we can invest in one another as strategic partners and their roles with CCUMC. Be sure to connect with Gina and Matt on LinkedIn. Oh, and that phrase was said again: #AVaaS!
Commercial music is one of the hottest new majors in higher ed music departments. Chaz Celaya (@chazcelaya) of Point Loma (@pointloma) joins Joe to discuss the development of the program and AV/audio production facilities. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Commercial Music, and plays an integral role in the establishment of the program, with a broad history in the music and tech industry. He has written a book for sound techs: The Sound Guide.
Jackie Woolf (@woolfyva) of James Madison University (@JMU) joins the podcast. She and Joe discuss the importance of CTS certification from AVIXA (@AVIXA) and the need for more women and diversity in AV (@AVIXAWomen/ @WomeninAV) as well as various ways to serve through higher ed councils. Jackie and Joe explore current trends and discuss the AV support structure at JMU.
2018 AV Award Winners for Service Team of the Year, James Scutt (@jascutt1), Stephen Bell (@stephenbellav), and Adam Harvey (@admhrv) of the University of Hertfordshire UK (@uniofherts) join to discuss the AV Magazine (@AVMag) #AVAwards, their 2nd win, and their service model at Herts. Learn more about the team from their submission video put out by the University of Hertfordshire on the Events, AV and Digital Media Team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJlaOldD_eQ.
James Scutt CTS is the Events and Digital Media Technology Specialist. Stephen Bell CTS works as the Events, AV and DM Manager. Adam Harvey CTS serves as the Solutions Architect for AV and Digital Media and serves as an exec of the Learning and Teaching Spaces Managers Group (@LTSMG_UK). They are all AVIXA (@AVIXA) members.
The event took place on September 28, 2018, at the Grosvenor House in London, UK. AV Nation (@avnation) presented the live feed, with Tim Albright (@tdalbright) and Chris Neto (@chris_neto) hosting. Watch the feed here: https://avnation.tv/av-awards-2018/. A complete list of the AV Award winners can be found here: https://www.avawards.com/avawards2018/en/page/2018-winners. Learn more about the AV Awards on the main page: http://www.avawards.com.
Dean Wentworth (@DeanWentworth) from the United States Military Academy at West Point (@WestPoint_USMA) joins Joe (@josiahway) to discuss current trends and installation directions. Discussions include products from PSAV (@PSAV), Panasonic (@Panasonic), Epson (@Epson), and Crestron (@Crestron), with conversations on AV-over-IP, AR/VR, and the Hard Rock Cafe (@HardRock)!
Brian Leas of Missouri State (@MissouriState) joins the podcast to discuss recent analog to digital upgrades, and Joe looks at how we as end user power-buyers have the power to influence manufactures in order to drive technological advancement.
In a recent #AVintheAM conversations by Mark Coxon (@AVPhenom), he claimed that the order of influence and importance is customer, integrator, then manufacturer. Joe explores this and notes the special relationship between manufacturers and higher ed tech managers. As a case in point, Joe gives kudos to the product testing and development procedures by Panasonic (@Panasonic), as well as interactions with other recent manufacturers at InfoComm (@InfoComm).
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Justin Dawson CTS (@justinrdawson) joins host, Joe Way (@josiahway), to discuss AV in Dublin; Joe explores various certification types useful for tech managers both in practice and career advancement.
The six certifications include: (1) The CTS (and CTD-D & CTS-I) from AVIXA (@AVIXA); (2) Various manufacturer trainings, namely those from Extron (@Extron) and Crestron (@Crestron); (3) Your bachelors degree (or masters/PhD); (4) Heavy equipment, electric, boom lift; (5) Leadership and/or counseling; and (6) Joining various boards, namely the AVIXA Technology Managers Council.
In this premier episode, Joe Way interviews BC Hatchett from Vanderbilt University, explores an alternative way of thinking about AV as a Service and the implications for Higher Ed tech managers, and introduces the podcast purpose.
Simple ideas are easy to have, but aren’t always acted upon. 10 months in the making, and here we are! This podcast is for building the campus technology manager community. This is about you… but here’s a little about me.
What would it look like if AV as a Service (AVaaS) was more than a purchasing model, but a way to relate to our end users. I springboard off two recent articles by Gina Sansivero (@fsr_edu) and Mark Coxon(@AVPhenom), and discuss what true “Higher Ed” AVaaS model might look like.
BC Hatchett (@BCHatchett) is the Associate Director for AV Design & Support and Media Services for Vanderbilt University Information Technology. He and I discuss service modeling, the #AVintheAM (@chris_neto) phenomena, and his AV model for Vandy.