Jenny Hicks

Group Head of Technology, Midwich Group PLC
Thomas Sumner

Managing Director - EMEA, Midwich Group PLC

Thomas Serbruyns

VP Strategic Initiatives, Barco NV

Jan Daem

Product Compliance Manager, Barco NV

David Silberstein

Channel Sales Manager, DTEN

John R Henkel

Director of SMB Product Marketing, NETGEAR, Inc.

Here's the official bio, we can talk about the un-official bio in person.  

Currently, I am the Director of Product Marketing focusing on NETGEAR’s business solutions.  I started out working in broadcast TV with a successful career in video editing before moving to the manufacturing side with roles in product management and marketing.  I have traveled the globe extensively, including working two Olympics for NBC Sports and winning an Emmy Award with the team in Athens in 2004.  Aside from work, I am an avid drummer and have motorcycled solo across the US several times. I can be found on weekends playing music and getting to know our recent home of Nevada City in the Sierra foothills of California with my wife and 2 rescue dogs.

Richard Jonker

Vice President of Business Development AV-over-IP, NETGEAR

Michael Windebank

Director of Technical Sales EMEA, Diversified Limited

Adam Harvey, CTS

Solution Architect AV & Digital Media / Joint Chair LTSMG, University of Hertfordshire / LTSMG

Althea M Ricketts

Associate Vice President Corporate Initiatives , Shure, Inc

Michelle Loret

Senior Account Manager, Herman ProAV/ ADI Global

Jason Jacoby

Project Manager, Diversified.

Jason "Jay" Jacoby (they/them) has spent the last 10+ years, working with integration firms guiding teams through multi-million dollar projects from conception to execution. Jay’s work as a program and project manager includes multiple types of projects ranging from corporate, communication collaboration, experiential, broadcast, digital signage and large venue sound. They recently returned to Diversified after working for a year with Shen, Milsom, & Wilke as an Audiovisual consultant.  Jay is currently based out of New Jersey. #avtweeps

jon sidwick

President , Collabtech Group

My passion is the AV industry with a career that's covered retail, distribution, manufacturing and services. I have had the privilege to serve on the board of Avixa and am actively involved in supporting the association and industry wherever possible. 

Tanya Houston

CEO, Wildwood PR

Gaby Rand

Programme Coordinator, UK & Ireland, AVIXA

I am the Program Coordinator for UK, Ireland and Africa with AVIXA and based in the UK. I can help guide you with anything to do with membership, courses, CTS and AVIXA Partnered ECS Card. 

Graeme Bagley

Teaching Space Designer and Product Owner, Nottingham Trent University

Joe Way

Director, Learning Environments, University of Southern California

Jennifer Steinhardt

AV Design Associate, Shen Milson & Wilke

Deborah Jones

AV/IT, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Works for Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London in the Studio Visual and Event IT department.
Frank Padikkala

Technical Sales Engineer, Audinate

Frank is an IT/AV Evangelist in the AV Industry. Frank strives to bridge the knowledge gap between Tech disciplines. As a self proclaimed "cert junkie" he holds more than 10+ IT/AV Industry certifications, along with an MS in Cyber-Security/Information Assurance and BS in IT Sec.

Frank is active on social media, is a life-long learner and believes in constant self-improvement. He contributes as an SME to AV publications and IT/Cybersecurity podcasts and events. He also hosts ITFactor, an IT - AV - Tech centric podcast on

He volunteers with AVIXA currently serving as the Chair of the Diversity Council where he is constantly mentoring and creating opportunities for community development through open communication.

Owen Ellis

Chairman, AV User Group