DHARINI RASTOGI

markering incharge , SOLUTIONS INDIA SYSTEMS PVT LTD
Sureshbabu D

PRODUCT MANAGER , LG ELECTRONICS

Iulia Popescu

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. 

Freddy Sampayo

The Smart AV Creator, The Smart AV

Hi! I'm Freddy Sampayo, engineer, teacher, and creator of TheSmartAV. I started in the world of Audiovisual (AV) technology 17 years ago, and I have been part of more than 1,800 projects, yet I'm still that kind of person that all family members come to ask from, what do I do if I forgot my e-mail password, or what kind of TV should I buy? Initially, I was responsible for everything, advising, buying, getting down on the floor to connect equipment, plumbing cables through the wall, climbing boxes of equipment 20 floors in a building under construction, connecting, configuring, teaching, troubleshooting. As the business grew, together with my partner we decided to create a company focused on the high-end market, with the highest standards of quality and aesthetic value. In our country we are recognized as one of the top 3 companies, and we have achieved international recognition for our projects on Homes, Universities, Theaters, Museums, and Stadiums. I joined the associations that bring together professionals in this industry, such as: CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) oriented to the home sector, in which I was certified as Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D) and AVIXA (Audiovisual & Integrated Experience Association). Every year, these two organizations hold the most important events in the industry, where major brands make their launches and test their latest developments. I have been attending these events for more than 10 years. Thanks to this experience, I was invited by two universities to create a chair on smart homes for architects and interior designers. Now I had to make a 5-month program that wouldn't bore people with technical details. It had to focus on benefits and tools that they can use in their work. The class was a success! I taught at the university for 9 years and instructed more than 800 professionals. There, I ended up bringing speakers to class for live demonstrations, doing experiments in acoustics, lighting, visiting construction sites and designing their own projects.
Camila Chavarri

Marketing Team Leader, Newtech

Entrepreneur of the AV industry and communication technologies. Enthusiastic and committed to people, in creating companies with a high human sense, passionate about marketing and new forms of digital communication. With more than 25 years of experience, I currently manage Viewhaus, my goal is to lead the company and make it a benchmark in the AV industry in Mexico, as well as being part of the most important AV service provider network around the world.

Marcella Walsh

Manager, Live Content, AVIXA

As Content Manager, I develop both in-person and digital programs for AVIXA. I'm always looking for new content ideas that highlight topics and trends of importance to the AV industry, particularly in the areas of Content Production and Streaming, Learning and Live Events. My favorite part of my job is finding cool immersive experiences for our tours during InfoComm. Contact me at mwalsh@avixa.org with your thoughts.

Kirk Banton

Audio Visual Analyst , Nielsen

An exceptionally skilled, Audio Visual and Desktop Engineer, with a strong background in project management, Video conference management, managing and setting up/connecting AV equipment and desktop support (PC and Mac OS). Strong analytical skills combined with creative problem-solving skills, possessing strong understanding of all audio-visual equipment and components.

Virginia Wu

Sales & Marketing Director | AVIXA Foundation Board Director | AVIXA Women's Council, Aavara Innovation Corp.

Michele Hill

Manager, Marketing Technology, AVIXA

Sowmya Siddappaji

Program Coordinator, APAC, AVIXA

Jason Jeffers

Consultant, Jason Jeffers

Krasimir Peykovski

Marketing & Communications, SpinetiX

Chris Lavelle

Senior Director of Development, EMEA, AVIXA

Senior Director of Development for AVIXA in EMEA with over 20 years experience in AV and IT industries.
Started off in sound engineering in the late 90s then pursued a career in IT. After working in web development I returned to AV and have not looked back! I do at times pine to work more directly with the amazing technology available today to help create great AV experiences but I do get to see them being shared and celebrated! I look forward to seeing many of those examples on the Xchange!

Shawna Tates

Member Services Representative, Avixa

Matt Bercot

Member Services, AVIXA

Jonathan Seller

Snr. Director of Development, Asia-Pacific, AVIXA Inc.

I have 20+ years experience serving AVIXA's members in various parts of the world mostly focused within the Asia-Pacific region. In my current position I'm responsible for AVIXA's Growth and Industry Support in the region and leading a dedicated team of people that share that goal. If you would like to know how AVIXA can assist you or your business, please make contact.

Manoj Kumar K

Account Manager -India,GCC, AVIXA

Passionate in identifying and delivering the right resource to our members in the Pro-AV market from India & GCC countries to achieve their goals in Education , Certification, Standards and Market Research so they better utilise them for the development of their businesses. https://xchange.avixa.org/users/avixa
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.  https://xchange.avixa.org/users/avixa
Dion Cooke

Member Services Global Industry Engagement, AVIXA

AV, Bacon, sports, and watermelon in no particular order. 

David Labuskes

CEO, Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association

I’m a has-been geek turned manager, turned executive, turned (hopefully) into leader.  I love technology and even more I love people.  So what I find really interesting is the intersection of people and technology…and in so many ways, that’s my definition of AV.