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.
Andy is a deeply committed tech head who's been playing with a broad range of AV technologies since well before there was something called AV. He loves to know how and why things work, and stumbled on the fact that he has a talent for explaining what he's learned, so he's been teaching and writing about all kinds of technologies for a while now. He has worked in AV, broadcast, live production, IT, publishing, consulting, and events. Over the last five years he's written the new editions of the CTS, CTS-I, and CTS-D Exam Guides. The most fun part of what he does is research into developing technologies to see how they fit into the future of AV and IT. He is presently heavily involved in initiatives to improve the sustainability of the technologies we use in the audiovisual industries.
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 https://industrygroup.org
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!
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
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.
A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, Iulia Popescu is a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests. As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, she produces articles on a myriad of technology topics. She has been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives.