Dave Haynes, digital signage expert, blogger at Sixteen:Nine and founding member at The Preset Group, is organizing a new digital signage conference that will be held in Toronto this September. The conference, called DSrupted, will focus on disruptive technologies such as evolving Web services, micro-computing, HTML5, display canvases and data-driven content and how they are “reshaping the emerging digital signage market in North America and globally.”
The event will offer subject matter expert speakers (none of whom will be from sponsors or otherwise paid to speak) talking about these technologies and what they mean for end users and vendors, as well as a senior product manager from Google to discuss the current state and future of cloud services. All classes will be limited to an hour and offer time for questions. Networking time is built into the day-long event.
The event will to be held Sept. 27, 2014 in the downtown Toronto head office of event host TELUS. Space is limited to 200 attendees, and costs $335 CAD to attend.
“The people who attend should walk away at day’s-end with a really solid grasp of what’s here, what’s coming and what actually matters,” says organizer Dave Haynes, a digital signage industry management consultant and writer. “This stuff is really important, and a half-hour talk here and there at trade shows doesn’t cut it. That’s the big reason why I put this together… because it was needed.”