Every week, I am highlighting on some of the incredible people who are in the Audio Video Industry. As this blog is mostly about AV insiders, today we are profiling Adrian Jaros.
Here is a brief intro about him.
Adrian Jaros has worked in the Audiovisual industry for over 20 years. He is currently working as Technical Manager of AMX by Harman, Singapore.
Please drop your questions in the comments below and i will make sure that he sees them.
1.Describe your journey in the AV industry? How did it start?
My AV career kicked off with a small AV integrator and distributor. Before that I had worked in IT but, having studied Electronic Engineering, I had the desire to explore something more relative. AV integration felt more natural to me and I’ve stuck with it. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
2.What do you think is the challenges that are facing a new person who wants to join the industry.
There are way more opportunities than road blocks for the new generation. The industry has evolved rapidly over the past 20 years from the box-moving OHP and projector sales industry it was. It has kept up with technology which has morphed into building management, AVIT, IOT and the connected worlds of connected homes and connected and automated cars. This is exactly the roadmap that today’s millennials are equipped for. I wager that very few millennials even know what OHP stands for although I expect that most would have googled the answer within seconds.
3.What are the positives of working in this industry
The technologies and software that bind the AV industry are the same technologies that connect just about everything else. So the AV industry has its own identity and at the same time is a gateway to so many other paths. Choosing a career path can pose daunting a prospect for many; A career in AV offers opportunities in many facets, from software developer, engineer, designer and sales rep, through to entrepreneur, senior business executive or inventor. AV is both a destination and a journey.
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4.What in your opinion would you change in the industry? What are the negatives that are prevalent ?
Change is ubiquitous and inevitable in this industry that’s moving so fast, but it’s relatively unrecognized. For example, how often do you see AV recognized accurately in it’s own right outside of AV circles? I want to continue expanding the awareness of AV and attract more talent. This is happening with the development of AV-based curriculums in colleges for example. I have worked with two large colleges in Singapore that have built extensive AV programs and I continue to work on programs within the industry that make it more accessible, for example the VIP program .
5.Describe your ideal client? What do you wish clients to know before hiring you.
Differentiating clients is irrelevant. Each client brings their own unique requirements and challenges. The goal is to connect them with their target audience and seamlessly remove barriers that prevent them from being more productive and successful in their own endeavors.
6.If you were going to start over, what would you do differently ?
Nothing! If the proverbial reset button was pressed I expect that I would do everything exactly the same.
7.Describe a typical work day for you. What are your daily disciplines?
I work for the APAC end-user and am employed by a multinational company which operates across the globe. Therefore a typical day involves collaboration around the world and around the clock.
8.Describe the apps and gear that you use daily which makes you more productive?
Definitely apps that are accessible from anywhere anytime. Like so many others, I need to have access to my emails, documents and also be able to collaborate effortlessly wherever I am. It all has to be as portable as possible too. I live by my Surface and mobile phone. The apps I use most are email apps, IM apps, desktop conferencing and collaboration apps, and network sharing apps as well as presentation and presentation recording apps.