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Telepresence Options Publisher Speaking at Focus Chicago 2010 on July 20th

July 13, 2010 | Chris Payatagool
Howard_Lichtman_FST.jpgTelepresence Options Publisher Howard S. Lichtman will be speaking via telepresence at the FOCUS Chicago 2010 event on July 20th on the future of telepresence and visual collaboration and the opportunities for Pro AV & Systems Integrators.  Mr. Lichtman will be addressing the attendees using the Digital Video Enterprises Telepresence Podium powered by a LifeSize Communications high definition camera and codec. to Register or for more information.

Focus_chicago.jpgThe $25 billion Professional AV market is exploding amidst the convergence of AV, IT, and CE technologies. Join your SYNNEX Professional AV team, industry experts and top manufacturers at FOCUS Chicago 2010, a one day event designed to educate, support, and connect Professional AV dealers and IT resellers who are engaged in this evolving market. Focus Chicago is a clear look at the convergence of AV, IT, and CE.

Welcome to Focus Chicago 2010!!

  • FREE EVENT with Meals included!!
  • Hourly Giveaways and Prizes
  • Expert Industry Speakers
  • Meet your SYNNEX Professional AV Team (Sales, Logistics, Product and Services)
  • Top Manufacturer Reps and Technical Gurus
  • Hands on Training during the Solutions Showcase
  • Hot topics such as Classroom of the Future, 3D technology, Digital Signage, Social Media and more...
  • Industry Association Information and Attendees - NSCA, Digital Signage Federation
This is a great networking and educational opportunity that you can't afford to miss!

11:45 - 12:00         Registration & Lunch

Noon                      SYNNEX ProAV FOCUS Seminar Begins
12:00 - 12:15p         The SYNNEX Difference - Make Distribution Work for You...
                                 TJ Trojan, SYNNEX Sr. VP of Product Management will highlight best practices through your relationship with SYNNEX.
12:15 - 12:25         National System Contractors Association (NSCA) Update
Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director will provide a brief overview and update about NSCA and he will introduce Gary Kayye.
12:25 - 1:10         Social Media: What Every AV Dealer Should Know
Gary Kayye, Publisher of rAVe eNewsletter & founder of Kayye Consulting will present the use of social media and its impact on relationship sales.
1:10 - 1:20         Break
1:20 - 2:05         Digital Signage & Networking AV

Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect, BUNN Company will present the significant growth and evolution of digital signage and how to find new sales opportunities.
2:05 - 2:50          The TMDS Environment - An Overview of DVI-D, HDMI & Display Port
Joe Cornwall, Business Development Manager with Lastar, Inc. & AV Industry expert will present the unique manner that TMDS signals interface with displays, selectors, processors, and repeaters.
2:50 - 3:00         Break
3:00 - 3:45          Telepresence & Visual Collaboration: ProAV & IT Opportunities
Howard Lichtman, Founder & President of the Human Productivity Lab and Publisher of Telepresence Options will showcase the future of telepresence & visual collaboration and how ProAV and IT should be prepared for this technology.
Mr. Lichtman's talk is sponsored by LifeSize Communications
4:00 - 6:00          Vendor Solutions Showcase & Cocktail Reception


Gary Kayye
Gary Kayye, CTS is founder of rAVe [Publications], a USA-based publishing firm that specializes in writing about the ProAV and HomeAV markets, technology and products in a very opinionated, editorial-style. Recognized as InfoComm's Educator of the Year in 2004 and NSCA's Instructor of the Year in 2007, Gary founded rAVe, after having spent 11 years at Extron and AMX as VP of Sales and Marketing. Gary also teaches Marketing at the Journalism School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Lyle Bunn
Lyle Bunn is a highly regarded independent consultant, advisor, commentator and educator to investors, operators, suppliers and users of Digital Signage and Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Media - broadly recognized as a leading figure in the high growth Dynamic Media industry. He has contributed to the planning, deployment and operations of hundreds of networks.

He has over 100 published articles and whitepapers to his credit and he has served as the Writer/Editor of two USA Today DS supplements.

He is a member of the Academy Faculty of InfoComm International, Advisory Boards of DSE and DS Show/KioskCom and Judge of the DIGI Awards.

His eBook "Digital Signage Planning Guide" eBook is in its 4th edition and over 1000 people have been trained using the "SPEED" Digital Signage Training Program" which he developed.

Lyle was only individual named n the 2005 Digital Signage Top Ten List, among Thompson, 3M, Clear Channel, Focus Media and others.

Joseph D. Cornwall
A dynamic presenter, Joe Cornwall has worked in the commercial AV industry for more than two decades.  He's held management and technical positions with Sony, General Instrument and Motorola Broadband Communications Sector.  Cornwall was a founding member of C-Big, the C-Band Industry Group and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) from 1999 through 2003. Today Joe Cornwall holds the position of Business Development Manager for Lastar, where he's responsible for promotion, support and growth of a full complement of connectivity solutions, including the award-winning RapidRun line of products.  Cornwall holds CTS, DSCE, ISF-C and ROI industry certifications and is a graduate of Massasoit State College and the University of Cincinnati.

Howard S. Lichtman
Howard S. Lichtman (HSL) is a productivity-focused technologist  with specialties in Telepresence and Visual Collaboration and Organizational and Personal Productivity. He is the founder and President of the Human Productivity Lab, an independent consultancy that helps organizations deploy and future-proof telepresence conferencing solutions.  Mr. Lichtman is also the Publisher of Telepresence Options, the #1 website on the Internet covering telepresence technologies and the telepresence industry. 

Mr. Lichtman is the editor of the Telepresence Options Telegraph, the most widely read periodical following telepresence technologies and the telepresence industry.  He is also the author of The Inter-company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Handbook  (2009), Telepresence, Effective Visual Collaboration and the Future of Global Business at the Speed of Light (2006) on the emerging telepresence industry and was a contributing author to Emerging Technologies for Teleconferencing and Telepresence (2005). He is currently working on Telepresence Options 2010.

Mr. Lichtman is a frequent commentator on telepresence, videoconferencing and effective visual collaboration and his writings on and analysis of the industry have been featured by US News and World Report, Telephony Magazine, CXO Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Pro AV Magazine, Killer App Magazine, ABA Banking Journal, Bank Systems and Technology Magazine and CFO Magazine among others. - To register or for more information 

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