Dakota Kimble-Curry (He/Him)

MSP / VAR, iTech DMV

Analytix AV Solutions offer immediate access to top-notch AV expertise in engineering, CAD, BIM and Programming work, to ensure your AV projects are world-class and delivered on time. Our professionals have a deep understanding of current industry best practices, and their hands-on experience brings unmatched reliability to all our services. Trust us to help you elevate your business with cutting-edge technology and exceptional customer experience.


  • Audio Visual
    • CAD
    • Engineering
    • BIM
    • Programming
  • Electronics Security System (ESS)
    • CAD
    • BIM

Mitul Dhokai

AV Design Engineer, Analytix Solutions Pvt. Ltd.


Exertis Almo is the largest value-added North American Professional AV distributor offering its manufacturer and reseller partners the most expansive range of products, managed services, technical support and training to drive business growth and generate profits. Formed in 2022 following Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation, Exertis Almo harnesses the combined sales, service, marketing and subject matter expertise of Almo Professional A/V and Exertis Pro AV to deliver customized business development strategies, programs and educational events that enable partners to thrive. With a highly-accomplished joint leadership team, more than 300 employees, 16 distribution facilities, and 2.7 million square feet of warehousing space, Exertis Almo provides the specialization and resources its partners need while maintaining the personal distribution approach they expect. For more information about Exertis Almo, go to www.ExertisAlmo.com.

ADI is a leading distributor of security, AV and low voltage products. Leading pros rely on ADI for its wide selection of top brands, immediate product availability, knowledgeable sales staff and product, design and AV labor subcontracting services. ADI offers thousands of items in stock every day with ten Distribution Centers strategically located across North America. ADI's full line of solutions include Pro AV, Residential AV, Intrusion & Smart Home, Fire, Video Surveillance, Access Control & Communications, Networking, Data Communications, Power, Central Vacuum, Wire & Cable and Tools & Hardware. Learn more at adiglobal.com.


Iulia Popescu - AVIXA

Coordinator, Digital Content, Avixa

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. 

Dastin Kartoum

President, Derabian Inc

Sheila Bowman

Sr. Manager, Member Services, AVIXA



IT Director/Manager, Capital Real Estate School LLC

Krissy Rushing Tomlin

CEO, RISE Media Strategy

Krissy Rushing Tomlin is the CEO and co-founder of RISE Media Strategy. RISE is a full-service marketing agency that emphasizes expert, no-rewrites-needed, use-everywhere content that creates a resounding YES in the commercial and residential AV markets and beyond.

This new marketing and content firm provides a fresh perspective on messaging, content, and marketing using big-picture AV expertise plus boots-on-the ground tactical marketing and writing chops to bring your company's message into crystal-clear view. 

Dakota Kimble-Curry

Project Managment, iTech DMV

Jonathan Ford

AV Engineer, United States Institute of Peace

After 30 years of experience in the live event production side of the AV industry, I decided to pursue my CTS certification and pivot to the world of AV engineering.  As the Director of Sales/System Designer for a small AV Integrator, I dove head-first into working with all aspects of the program/design/construction and verification phases of AV projects.  I then accepted the role of Chief AV Engineer at the National Institutes of Health, responsible for the AV and Broadcast systems operations across the entire campus in Bethesda, MD.  I earned my CTS-I credentials from AVIXA in 2022; and in 2023, I moved to the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC where I serve as the AV Engineer, working with a tremendous team of AV Techs.  Currently, I am studying and working towards my CTS-D credential.

I am a life-long learner and love to take advantage of the training opportunities available through AVIXA, Crestron Training Institute, Harmon Professional, Extron, Biamp, Audinate and Q-Sys.  I hold more than 20 certifications from these industry-leading manufacturers.

Creative problem-solving, system design, maintenance and troubleshooting, teamwork and mentoring are each activities that drive my passion for working in the audiovisual industry and keep me smiling at work each day.

Samuel silva benshimol

Production Designer, Omega Creative Studio LLC



As a broadcast professional and multiplatform strategist with a passion for writing, I bring a unique perspective to content creation. Throughout my broadcasting career, which began in 2005, I have honed my skills in video production, system integration, and live event management. I have also managed interns and performed field marketing projects while maintaining a self-driven commitment to ongoing learning and growth.

In addition to my technical expertise, I am also an avid reader and enjoy exploring new avenues for personal and professional development. My work in the digital media and web development sector has given me a fresh perspective on the power of content to connect with audiences and create meaningful change.

As a multifaceted individual, I take pride in excelling in various pursuits. From international competitions and sports events to writing and volunteering, I always seek new ways to challenge myself and positively impact the world.

If you're looking for a collaborator who can help you bring your ideas to life and deliver results on time, I'm here to help. Let's connect and explore how to work together to achieve your goals.

Nathan Sample

Operations Manager, Harkness Screens

Clint Lord

Senior Software Engineer, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Alpha Video is a national integrator of audio, video, and broadcast technologies that empower organizations to better communicate with their target audience. We help our clients succeed by designing, installing, and supporting solutions that improve communications, collaboration, and content creation. With our extensive expertise in a variety of industries, we are able to partner with our clients to overcome complex visual communication challenges.

Alpha Video started in 1970 as an audio duplication company and became the first professional video dealer in Minnesota. In 2003, Kevin Groves became a partner in the company as COO and took full ownership in July, 2015. Since 1970, Alpha Video has expanded to become one of the leading broadcast and digital signage solution integrators in the country. In the last five years, Alpha Video's Sports & Entertainment division has become the premier integrator of HD control rooms and IPTV solutions for sports venues.

Airstar balloon lighting is the perfect solution for all types of events. Whether used as functional lighting or decor, our products are versatile, beautiful, and create a light quality that cannot be duplicated by traditional lighting systems. Our lights are available for both sale and rental and we offer true turn-key service to our clients, including logistical support and fully-trained lighting technicians to facilitate setup under almost any condition. Airstar lighting is weather and wind resistant and includes many accessories to enhance appearance and event application. We also offer options for temporary vinyl graphics to highlight branding and sponsorships or to illuminate communications and signage.

The Kiosk Association comprises companies involved in self-service, digital signage, digital menus, outdoor technology, kiosks, point-of-sale, smart city, healthcare, telehealth, voice order, thin client, EV charging and retail automation. Craig Keefner is the managing editor for all.  Sponsors include 

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The HDBaseT Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high-definition multimedia distribution. Since its founding in 2010 by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens Semiconductors, the Alliance has brought together the leading names in the consumer electronics, professional AV, industrial and medical verticals, today boasting more than 200 members and thousands of interoperable products.