Latest headlines: Getting ready for CEDIA Expo 2022, Mark Coxon on true innovation, Megan A. Dutta on Pearl Tech’s showcase and more
September 21, 2022 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 35
It’s officially that time before a trade show in which we are super busy, #AVtweeps. From planning to packing, we are just about ready for CEDIA Expo 2022! Since the show is emphasizing the sheer amount of “resimercial” technology on the show floor, will we see you in Dallas? Go ahead and register here for the low, low price of free.
Also, are you down to help us with something? With our partner Nureva, we are asking you to participate in a survey about how the hybrid shift has changed the market. Click here to answer a few questions; we appreciate it!
Finally, for what’s in this newsletter: Mark Coxon writes about true innovation and compares it to the evolution of a species. What makes something truly innovative? Megan A. Dutta writes a wrap-up of her experience at Pearl Tech’s Showcase. Are more regional events on the horizon? Will people replace a large trade show experience with a regional one? What do you think?
Enjoy all that, and don’t forget: If you missed this LAVNCH & LEARN, you need to check out the recording. Gary had the opportunity to speak with Chuck Wilson and Cynthia Menna about the current state of the AV market. They also discussed strategies for 2023 to help AV integrators get back on track — if you need a little free business advice, go watch it here!
A lot of people use “innovation” to describe iterative improvements over time, and I’ve come to terms with the fact that this is a valid — although often lackluster — way to describe a new product or service. I also understand that many innovations are not in the products themselves, but can be behind the scenes in the manufacturing processes, go-to-market strategies, and supply chains (yes please). They’re harder to see from an end-user perspective, but for the company using them, they’re invaluable.
Earlier this week, #AVTweeps descended upon the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the Second Annual Pearl Technology Showcase. Over 150 AV professionals gathered to check out the latest ProAV solutions from companies like AtlasIED, Q-SYS, Absen, Sonance, Top Shelf Digital Media and more.