AV Power Up! – Episode 17: The UCC Show: Unified Communications and Contrarians

PowerUP_logo0708Here at AV Power Up, when we get our hands on certain topics there are two things you can be certain of, one – that our crew and guests will bring you excellent tech discussion on the subjects and two – that it will be approached as seriously as useless swag handed out at trade shows (ok, useless to some). And as long as you survived being “facted to death” at that trade show – you’re ready for anything here. But when you have someone known as the Chief Contrarian of the industry on the same show as the Power Crew, it leads to a third – look out for that train!

Join host Christa (@AVChrista) Bender and the Crew: Corey (@Cbmoss) Moss, Chuck (@madsoundguy) Espinoza, Stacy (@Vaddio_Stacy) Kringlen, Johnny (@JMOTA3) Mota, Rich (@RichardPrevete) Prevete and Jeremy (@jeremy_caldera) Caldera as they welcome their guests:

Simon Dudley (@simondudley) – CEO and Chief Contrarian at Excession Events

Jordan Owens (@JF0wens) – VP of Architecture at Pexip

When Simon Dudley talks – people listen. When Jordan Owens talks, Simon wants to put him on mute. As well as the rest of us. Why? We believe that Simon, man of the world that he is, has so many stories to tell that an hour plus show just isn’t enough. So we talked to his agent and decided that we will be doing an upcoming live three hour show called “If You’ve Got the Time, So Does Simon.” Wait for the announcement and clear your calendars.

We talk with Simon and Jordan about numerous subjects including Microsoft and Skype for Business, as well as the brand new Windows 10 OS (which Corey can’t have yet – they loaded something else for him in the Microsoft Store). We also learn more (more?) about Simon and we talk about his recent blog “Facted to Death at InfoComm15.” Chuck almost laughs himself to death about something that may be taking place in Vegas next year – this you have to hear.

As for The Crew, Jeremy begins that discussion on Windows 10, Chuck Powers Up with part one of a brand new series “The Site Survey,” Christa talks about a major manufacturer’s showcase she recently attended. Johnny stuff things talking about “getting tall” – don’t challenge him.   We also get a surprise call-in after Rich announces some of our great Twitter followers.

Tier PM hot jobs? We’ve always got them and now that Rich has figured out how to keep himself off of mute, you can apply for them.

So what do you think – time to drop what you’re doing and listen to this one? We think you’d better, and if you need just a little more incentive…

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Note: Any opinions of the Power Up crew are solely their own and not representative of the organizations that they work for.