Speaker Lineup Announced for InfoComm 2017’s Center Stage

InfoComm International has announced the debut of Center Stage at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Center Stage will host a dynamic series of conversations among leading technology practitioners, users, researchers and thinkers. These experts come from diverse fields that use AV technology to extend human capabilities.

This program of creative dialog among innovators in entertainment, enterprise, healthcare, education and hospitality will demonstrate how environmental design and technology integration can be optimized to achieve better experiences. The Center Stage session lineup includes:

  • The Future of Programming
    Kipp Bradford, Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab
  • Saving Lives With AV Technology: The Frontier and Future of Healthcare
    Dr. Thomas Osborne, Director of Medical Informatics at Virtual Radiologic
  • Immersive Content, Featuring Live VR 360 Capture and Streaming
    Brian Dickson, Director of Video Production at No Static AV
  • Brave New Creative Services: Advertising Finally Understands Digital Signage
    Rich Cannava, President and Partner at The CSI Group
  • Interface on Your Face: How User Interaction in VR/AR is Outpacing Visual Fidelity in Media Evolution
    Daniel Burwen, Creative Director, Cognito
  • What Still Doesn’t Work at Work: When Dissatisfaction With Integrated Systems Leads to End-User AV Workarounds
    Rob Badenoch, Associate Principal, TAD Associates
  • Look Beyond the Bright, Shiny Box: Getting Past the Technology to Focus on Storytelling in Immersive Experiences
    John Flores, Co-Founder and CEO, Britelite Immersive

Center Stage will be located in Hall B of the Orange County Convention Center and is free to attend. There will be 25 sessions during the course of the three-day trade show, each lasting about 20 minutes. Select presentations will be recorded and shown throughout the day, with audio from Hearing Hotspot by Williams Sound. More speakers will be added to the Center Stage lineup. Go here for more information.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..