Dobil Learning Labs - Virtual Tech Event
04/21/2021
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Why Attend?

Dobil is excited to bring together subject matter experts, thought leaders, and manufacturers within the technology space to provide insight on the latest tech innovations.

Dobil Learning Labs connects you with experts who are continuously pushing our industry forward. During the event, you can interact with the most technologically advanced integration team in the region and turn your concepts into tangible projects.

The April 21, 2021 Dobil Learning Labs virtual technology event is offering four different industry tracks throughout the day-long event. Explore new ideas and visualize the future of:
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Agenda
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KeyNote - Crestron
KeyNote - Crestron
Start
9:00 AM
End
10:00 AM
Speakers
Roger Mikels
Corporate - Emerging Technologies That Will Change the Future Of AV
Corporate - Emerging Technologies That Will Change the Future Of AV

What will tomorrow bring? 
It feels like technology is changing at a break-neck pace, with new demands and opportunities developing right before our eyes.  This new 
digital future demands that systems integrators, designers, owners, and operators understand the physical infrastructure and connectivity choices that are necessary to facilitate a smooth and seamless transition into the next generation of AV technology.  In this presentation well explore the emerging technologies, both wired and wireless, that will have the greatest impact on communications systems and experience architecture.  Imagine what you could do if you knew what was coming next! 


Moore’s Law postulates that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years, even while the cost of computational power declines.  It was a prediction that became a well-known rule.  The changes happening in AV technology are driven by these changes in computational power, memory, and cost.  Today we enjoy the equivalent of a tiny, powerful computer, complete with Artificial Intelligence, built into virtually everything from watches to speakers. 

Theres a hidden truth in this.  Devices evolve and change, but the underlying technology is very stable. Understand how 4K UHD work and you’ll know what to expect – and what not to expect – from 8K, for example.  In this fascinating presentation we will look at the new technologies and applications that are just emerging from the labs and think-tanks of the industry and are now making a mark on our AV system designs.  Drawing a logical line from the past, through today, and into tomorrow we’ll show you what’s up next and where you need to look to keep your systems and designs full future ready. 

Do you really need to think in terms of 80Gbit/s links, 33-megapixel images and sub-millisecond latency?  Which technologies are demanding that kind of pipeline and how will that impact AV design in general, and your system in specific?  Get answers to those questions and more when you explore the emerging technologies that will change the future of AV! 


Learning Objectives:  
After completing this course, attendee will have learned about ________ 

  • - The four vectors of AV design and how to apply them to new projects and system upgrades 

  • - The potential impact of 5G cellular communications on AV design in the near term and how 5G might change how we think about “the network”. 

  • - How Thunderbolt and USB Type-C will work together to completely re-arrange our thinking about mobile integration and structured wiring 

Start
10:00 AM
End
11:00 AM
Speakers
Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I
Fire & Security - What is a Unified Security Platform and how can it benefit my organization?
Fire & Security - What is a Unified Security Platform and how can it benefit my organization?
As technology changes rapidly, you need to be able to change your security environment with agility. In this session, we will cover many topics related to a Unified Security Platform. What is a Unified Security platform? What security components make up a Unified security platform, and how can businesses benefit from using such a platform?

Join host Josh Blake, guests Jeff Kellick and Michael Trask for an educational conversation around the flexibility gained within your Safety and Security environment when deploying a Unified Security Platform.
Start
10:00 AM
End
11:00 AM
Speakers
Jeff Kellick
Michael Trask
Higher Education - Connected to the Classroom - Audio Solutions for All Educational Environments
Higher Education - Connected to the Classroom - Audio Solutions for All Educational Environments

It’s a new world!

Many schools, colleges and universities are either adding to, or upgrading their teaching spaces to provide streaming and distance learning capabilities that will allow students to participate in classes and lectures while maintaining social distancing regulations or via a video conference.

This session will focus on:

  • Improving presentations and discussions with high-quality audio in order to enhance the student experience.
  • Highlight the considerations that should be taken while designing and implementing AV systems for sound reinforcement, distance learning and lecture capture.
  • Enhancing your audio experience while maintaining social distancing regulations.
Start
10:00 AM
End
11:00 AM
Speakers
Andy Kerr
Tony Barbuto
Live Events - Picking the correct microphone
Live Events - Picking the correct microphone

How to navigate the AT mic selection, picking the right microphone for the application at hand.

Why and how different mics act and react in different environments.

How many microphones do I need?

How far does this mic pick up my voice?

I want wireless?

What mics interface best with camera systems?

Direct to network microphones?

What mic will work best with Zoom or Teams Mics?

Start
10:00 AM
End
11:00 AM
Speakers
Jeff Beck
Mark Donovan, CTS-D, CTS-I
Corporate - Solstice: The Ultimate Collaboration Platform
Corporate - Solstice: The Ultimate Collaboration Platform
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Speakers
Zach Bright
Fire & Security - Bogen E7000 IP-Based Communication Systems
Fire & Security - Bogen E7000 IP-Based Communication Systems
E7000 is a state of the art district-wide IP communications system you can administer and use from anywhere, at any time—even with a smartphone. Its scalability and features are virtually limitless, yet E7000 is simple to install and easy to use. Enjoy safer, better-managed schools with Bogen.
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Speakers
Scott Whipple
Higher Education - Technology on the Move: The Art of Creating Effective, Efficient and Relocatable Learning Environments
Higher Education - Technology on the Move: The Art of Creating Effective, Efficient and Relocatable Learning Environments
Utilizing an ADA Compliant Mobile Cart as our canvas, we will explore how to build task-specific and portable Technology Centers. Whether we need to setup an Active Learning Classroom, a Lecture Hall or Remote Collaboration Environment, we will show you the tools needed to be successful.
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Speakers
Jay Dunkle
Live Events - SONY Products & Solutions- ONE SONY
Live Events - SONY Products & Solutions- ONE SONY
Start
11:00 AM
End
12:00 PM
Speakers
Larry DeFazio
Corporate - Planning for Return-to-Office in the New Hybrid World
Corporate - Planning for Return-to-Office in the New Hybrid World

2020 has forever changed the world's view on how we do business. With this new lens, many businesses are looking at new ways to enhance their meeting rooms for a flexible, hybrid collaboration environment – and Barco has just the solution. Join Mike Reilly, Senior Regional Sales Manager for Barco, as he dives into:

  • Flexible, hybrid solutions for all meeting spaces – from Boardrooms to Open Rooms
  • A vendor-agnostic adaptation approach for dedicated spaces – Teams, Zoom, etc.
  • An easy solution to managing multiple outputs to one LCD/LED display
Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
Speakers
Mike Reilly
Higher Education - Crestron And Your Campus Technology Challenges
Higher Education - Crestron And Your Campus Technology Challenges
  • The touchless classroom dilemma
  • How XIO Cloud can help manage your campus
Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
Speakers
Roger Mikels
Live Events - Draper Large Screen Solutions
Live Events - Draper Large Screen Solutions
  • The Correct Display Size for the Room – it was important before social distancing but with the addition of that element it becomes even more critical to having the display/screen sized correctly so everyone can read content.

  • ALR or Ambient Light Rejection – projection can be just as good as direct view when using proper screen material and projector.

  • Acumen – Draper’s newest line of projector screens – elegant industrial design, seven year warranty and ease of installation. We even offer rechargeable screens, a fantastic solution for difficult installations.  

  • Projector Lifts – enables the proper alignment of projector to screen while in use and “disappears” when not needed.

  • Direct View LED structures (DvLED)– We’ll explain dvLEDit’s uses and advantages. We’ll also talk about dvLED mounting solutions provided by Draper.

Start
1:00 PM
End
2:00 PM
Speakers
Thomas Brochard
Corporate - Demystifying Unified Communications and Cloud Based Management
Corporate - Demystifying Unified Communications and Cloud Based Management
  • Crestron Flex UC for every space and platform
  • How XIO Cloud can help manage your enterprise technology solutions
Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
Speakers
Roger Mikels
Higher Education - Today's display solutions for today's colleges and universities; from the auditorium and classrooms to the collaboration and maker spaces.
Higher Education - Today's display solutions for today's colleges and universities; from the auditorium and classrooms to the collaboration and maker spaces.
Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
Speakers
Michael O'Halloran
Live Events - JBL and Crown: Live Event Audio for All Life’s Stages
Live Events - JBL and Crown: Live Event Audio for All Life’s Stages

This presentation will feature a Keith Caggiano, Business Development Manager of Installed Performance Systems at Harman Professional. RLA will provide a brief introduction and short JBL contextual overview that provides a foundation for understanding the legacy of the brand (5 minutes). This will be followed by Harman's Keith Caggiano - product and application expert. Keith will outline several products and solutions sets and how they fit into a variety of spaces and applications. This will range from basic portable PA speakers to large scale arena systems. Relevant spaces and applications would also include House of Worship, Clubs, Theatres, Performing Arts Center, Convention Centers, Ballrooms, Sporting Facilities, Museums, Lecture Halls, Corporate Presentation Spaces, and much more. Given the time, the content will be broad, JBL's product families (listed below) that will provide the framework for the presentation sections. 

 
Product Families to be covered:  

JBL Portable PA – IRX, EON, PRX, SRX 

JBL AE Series + Crown DCI and CDI 

JBL CBT Series + Crown DCI and CDI 

JBL VRX + Crown DCI and CDI 

JBL VLA + Crown DCI 

JBL VTX + Crown I-Tech 

Start
2:00 PM
End
3:00 PM
Speakers
Keith Caggiano
Speakers

Andy Kerr

Principal - Operations @ Shure

By proudly acting as an extension of our brands, we align the best interests of our partners to cultivate loyal and profitable relationships. We connect people to the products and relationships that enhance their lives. In today’s converging marketplace, we exemplify the human experience at all stages of our processes: Customer service, consultation, sales and marketing. 

Jay Dunkle

VP of Business Development, Online Marketing

Jeff Beck

Territory Manager, Audio Technica

Jeff Beck has been working in the AV industry for 20+ years with a background in live production, studio and recording, B2B & B2C sales and product development.  I have worked specifically in microphone manufacturing since 2006 and have extensive experience in both the US and international markets.  I currently manage professional markets for the eastern United States and mange the east coast sales force of 26 representatives. 

Jeff Kellick

Chief Product Officer, LENSEC Systems

During his career, both in solutions development and product integration, Mr. Kellick has continually focused on the evolving needs of the end-user or customer. Jeff has held various roles in executive leadership, sales, development design, and systems engineering including leading LENSEC’s development of Perspective VMS from its inception in 2011. Jeff also previously launched Suite-Soft Technologies’ Integrated Systems Interface in 2005 as their Founder and CEO. Mr. Kellick has been a consultant for numerous multinational firms, as well as various municipal and federal agencies. 

Mr. Kellick studied Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science and Secondary Education at Shippensburg University, and Austrian Economics at the Mises Institute. Jeff was also recognized as a Certified Security Product Manager (CSPM®) and has held a Level III Certification from the American Board for Homeland Security Certification. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and the Security Industry Association. He has previously held roles with the Consumer Electronics Association on the Small Business Advisory Council from 2005 through 2006 and the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Small Business Council in 2005.

Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I

Technology Evangelist, Legrand N.A.

Recognized as an AV industry educator, author and technology professional, Joseph Cornwall has held sales, management and technical positions in the commercial, residential and broadcast AV market sectors in his 30-plus year career.  Cornwall is an AVIXA faculty member, 2014 InfoComm Educator of the Year, and a frequent presenter at BICSI, AIA, NSCA, InfoComm and AV industry events across North America and around the world. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Cornwall holds CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, and FOI certifications. Cornwall created the A/V Technology Evangelist position for Legrand, where he's responsible for predicting the future - and making it happen! 

Larry DeFazio

Reginal Account Manager, Sony

Keith Caggiano

Business Development Manager, Installed Performance Systems, Harman Professional Solutions

Keith Caggiano is the Business Development Manager of Installed Performance Systems at Harman Professional. Keith has spent his career focusing on the design and implementation of large-scale sound systems for both live performances and permanent installations. Prior to his current role at Harman, he was the Product Manager for the JBL Intellivox Series, as well as a credited audio designer and associate designer for several Broadway and off-Broadway productions. 

Mark Donovan, CTS-D, CTS-I

Applications Engineering Manager, Audio Technica

Mark Donovan (CTS-D, CTS-I) has more than 25 years of A/V systems experience and more than 35 years of technical applications experience. Beginning in the U. S. Navy as a missile guidance RADAR technician, Mr. Donovan entered the A/V industry after nine years of naval service, which included three years as an instructor for advanced RADAR system operation and maintenance. Since his departure from the U. S. Navy, Mr. Donovan has worked as an installation technician and as a systems designer for A/V systems until joining Audio-Technica in 2010. Mr. Donovan currently serves as the Applications Engineering Manager for the Professional Markets for Audio-Technica, US. Mr. Donovan is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is one of the select few AVIXA members who hold certifications in all three areas; CTS, CTS-D, and CTS-I.

Michael O'Halloran

Regional Account Manager, Planar

An engineer by degree and a life long AV enthusiast, Michael has spent the past 17 years working in the AV and Commercial Display market, having joined Planar, the world leader in fine pitch LED, in 2019

Mike Reilly

Senior Regional Sales Manager, Barco

Michael Trask

Director of Sales - North America, LENSEC Systems

As the LENSEC Systems Director of Sales - North America, Michael Trask oversees the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America sales activity. Michael has been involved in the Security Industry, working in different capacities, for over 13 years. Those roles have included overseeing corporate-wide security rollouts and standardization, Direct to Consumer loss prevention and video surveillance as a service (VSaaS), cloud surveillance, and channel sales management for video surveillance software manufacturers.

Mr. Trask graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and soon after began his more than 25 year career as a successful sales professional. Michael is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and is a member of the Executive board for the local Pittsburgh Chapter.

Roger Mikels

Regional Sales Manager, Crestron

Roger Mikels is a Regional Sales Manager with Crestron Electronics, the leading audio visual control system manufacturer.  Over the last 22 years, Roger has worked in all aspects of the audio visual industry and is truly an industry expert. 

After serving in the Air Force for 9 years, Roger joined the classroom technology team at Purdue University, where he designed, programmed and installed classroom systems.  He left Purdue in 2006 to join Sensory Technologies, an Indianapolis based commercial audio visual integrator.  Roger started as an engineer at Sensory Technologies, designing technology solutions for clients.  He received his CTS-D and became the Director of Engineering.  As the company expanded, Roger took over as the Technical Operations Manager in charge of the engineering, programming, project management and installation teams.   

He left Sensory Technologies in 2017 to join Crestron Electronics where he helps consultants and integrators to implement innovative and collaborative technology for their clients.  

Scott Whipple

Regional Sales Manager, Bogen

Scott has been part of the commercial sound and security industries for 32 years, managing sales territories for a rep firm and for Bogen. Scott is highly experienced with analog and IP audio, as well as surveillance systems, access control and fiber optics. He is involved in all aspects of the sales cycle, from pre-sales to system design and post-sale support.

Tony Barbuto

Market Development Lead , Shure

Tony is a Market Development Lead at McFadden Sales with 17 years of experience in the A/V Industry.

Thomas Brochard

Northeast Regional Manager, Draper, Inc.

Tom Brochard has more than 20 years of experience in AV, much of it in the consumer electronics industry with well-regarded organizations including SnapAV and Control4. His role at Draper includes sales, marketing, project development, and education of Draper solutions to AV dealers in the northeastern United States.  

Zach Bright

Channel Manager, Mersive

Zach has 12+ years in the AV industry and is passionate about how technology can transform how we work, come together and collaborate in modern workspaces.