Aneesh kumaran

AV Engineer , aumsolutiions
Barbara Goldstein

Senior Director, Marketing, AVIXA

I head up the marketing for InfoComm, the greatest tradeshow on Earth. InfoComm 2023 will be my 10th show. Chat with me if you want to talk about InfoComm, working at AVIXA, or shoes! Follow me on Twitter @AVshoeQueen. 👟 
Elissa Payne

Territory Manager, TouchView Interactive

What 3 accessories does the "Elissa Action Figure" come with? -A 5-shot Latte - usually from a local spot or a seasonal Starbs -Mobile phone - love having information & connection at my finger tips -Funky Earrings - nothing wrong with making a bold, fun statement With over 15 years in various Sales-centric roles, I always aim to empower my clients to make purchasing decisions that best suit their unique needs. I do this by creating an environment built on educating, trust, and respect... and a bit of humor, too!  I launched my career in Special Event Management & Hospitality, which included Corporate A/V consulting and planning. After a decade-long career of executing 547 special events - and two babies later, I pivoted to Hotels & Hospitality, where I served as the Director of Sales & Marketing over multiple mid-size properties. Just before the pandemic, I made another unique shift into K12 print book sales, working primarily with school and public libraries curating their Children's/YA collections. Most recently, I made a bold career move entering the Tech world, and have never felt more motivated by what I do! The excitement, the energy, the brilliance - all unmatched! On the days in between, you can find me hiking/exploring with my two kiddos (and cocker spaniel, Duke), working on home projects, learning Italian on Duolingo, indulging in history, or concocting a new dish. Let's connect!
Andy Ciddor ~ In Memoriam

Writer / consultant, The Kilowatt Company

Andy was a deeply committed tech-head who had played with a broad range of AV technologies since well before there was something called AV.  He hungered to know how and why things work, and stumbled on the fact that he had a talent for explaining what he'd learned, so he taught and wrote about all kinds of technologies, in books, magazines, manuals, seminars, and online.  He worked in AV, broadcast, live production, IT, publishing, consulting, and events. In the early 2020s he wrote the new editions of the CTS, CTS-I, and CTS-D Exam Guides. The most fun part of what he did was the research into developing technologies to see how they could fit into the future of AV and IT. Most recently, he became heavily involved in initiatives to improve the sustainability of the technologies we use in the audiovisual industries. Vale Andy Ciddor —
Craig Keefner

Director, Association Kiosk Manufacturers

I manage an association comprised of digital kiosks manufacturers, digital signage software and hardware, digital credentialing and more. Members include LG, Intel, Panasonic, Samsung, Peerless-AV, Nanonation, Olea Kiosks, Kiosk Information Systems, 22 Miles and many more.  We cover multiple industry segments including kiosks, digital signage, menu boards, thin client, automated retail, EMV Point-Of-Sale, EV Charging and more. In my role as Executive Director for the Kiosk Association, I work with the U.S. Access Board (we meet once a year in DC), Canada ADA agencies and the PCI SSC regulatory organization. My customers over the years which I was primary dev support for include Verizon Wireless and their bill pay kiosks (around 5000), AT&T bill pay systems and Comcast self-pay stations. I helped develop the MPOG large screen multi-player simulation hubs for the Army Recreational program (ARMP). My top level site is
Sanj Surati

Digital Atelier, Tiger Heart

I am an award winning multi disciplined Digital Creative with over twenty years of experience within the music, fashion and luxury industries. I attribute all of my success to all of the teams I have worked with, as without them none of my achievements would have been possible. I started work in the Music Business developing an understanding of ecommerce and social trends within the web back in the late 90s. From there I started to help Digital Start Ups target Music Industry Professionals during the seismic shift of consumer habit evolution from physical products to digital. My exposure to luxury began when the Head of Music at Burberry approached me regarding the use of holographic technology for a show in Beijing back in 2011. Over 120 million viewers watched the show live. Since then I have worked with some of the biggest luxury brands in the world. My specialty is working with technology to develop new live digital experiences for the purpose of product launches and experiential events. I have worked with many award winning artists and have brokered some exciting initiatives with some of the biggest brands in the world. My most notable project so far being part of the team that delivered the 2Pac hologram at Coachella back in 2012. This initiative won Titanium at the Cannes Lions and broke Digital PR Records faster than anything before that feat. I am the lead singer in a political rock band and I love scarves and trainers. Favourite projects so far: Producing the Magic Mirror installations for Charlotte Tilbury, wowing the Chef de Cave of Dom Perignon and delivering the world’s largest holographic installation for Alfred Dunhill in Shanghai. May 2017: I have just set up my own agency called Tiger Heart which is the next stage in my digital journey.
Danielle Young

Video Manager, CTS - Corporate Technology Services

Danielle is the video manager at CTS and is your main point of contact for all video production needs, from producing a public announcement with your CEO to filming a highlights reel at your next company event. Danielle leads a team of videographers, editors, producers, vision switchers and camera operators at CTS (( Clients include big 4 banks, big 4 accounting firms, state government and top 10 ASX listed companies. Danielle brings 12 years of broadcast experience, including video journalism in the outback, producing in one of Australia’s leading newsrooms, and operating at an internationally syndicated sports broadcaster. Career highlights include: - Filming the Uluru Statement From the Heart (2017) - Accompanying the Northern Territory government on a diplomatic trade mission in China (2016) - Interviewing former prime ministers, Olympians, and international popstars Certifications include: - Writing and directing for Documentaries (AFTRS) - Sound for Film & Television (AFTRS) - Bachelor of Arts – Media & Communications (University of Sydney)
Krystle Murphy

Communications Manager, AVIXA

Sean Wargo -- AVIXA

VP, Market Insight, AVIXA

Helping lead the charge of AVIXA's research efforts into the trends and opportunities in the pro AV industry. When not digging into data, speaking and writing about the trends, or discussing where to focus our research efforts next, I enjoy spending time outdoors on walks, hikes or fishing adventures. Though I also have a soft spot for consuming AV content in my DIY home theater, thanks to a love for good audio I get honest from my Dad! 
Antonio Vaca

Project Manager, Dextra Electronics Mexico

I´ve been in this industry since 2002, I graduated from electronics engineering while working as AV designer, after a while I realized that there were many things I couldn´t understand about sound that I was passionated about so I decided to do masters on sound and vibration in Sweden, during all these time had the chance to design and be responsible for relevant projects like Panamerican games athletic stadium, soccer stadiums, arenas, concert halls and many other of all kind
Benedict Onodu. CTS.MBCS

Senior AV/IT Specialist , Experian

A CTS with more than 20 years in Pro AV. ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System Practitioner -Information Security Officer and Comptia Security ce + certified cybersecurity analyst. I am passionate about mainstreaming and standardising data and information Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) best practices in ProAV.
Sheyla Ynope

Marketing manager, LED DREAM

Shantal Gomez Carrion

Certification Coordinator, AVIXA

Hi there, I'm one of the Certification Coordinators here at AVIXA! 
Joe Way

Executive Director, Digital Spaces, UCLA

I am Joe Way.
Monisha Devaiah

Marketing Manager -APAC, AVIXA

I lead AVIXA’s APAC marketing and communications initiatives, which include member communication, vertical market events, educational programmes and AVIXA’s brand presence at the association’s trade shows in the region. I look forward to making new connections on the Xchange and leverage digital as a medium to offer value to members and support the association’s commitment of being a hub for AV in the region.
Sergio Enrique Gaitan Serrano, CTS

Regional Manager-Mexico & Northern Central America, AVIXA

Renata Mérida, PMP

Manager, Live Content LATAM, AVIXA

Jeremy Elsesser

President & CEO, Level 3 Audiovisual

Co-host "Experience AV" Podcast Quality Evangelist Life-Long Learner
Luana Crocco

Training Delivery Facilitator, AVIXA

Iulia Popescu - AVIXA

Coordinator, Digital Content, Avixa

A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, I'm a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests. As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, I produce articles on a myriad of technology topics. I've also been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives. 
Peter Schädel - AVIXA

Manager Marketing, EMEA, AVIXA Germany GmbH