November 3, 2020 by Marcella Walsh

Even in the best of times it’s a good idea to increase your knowledge and learn new skills. And in today’s difficult economic climate, it’s imperative. Today’s workforce needs to be agile so that they can remain competitive. Management needs to mentor staff and provide a positive climate and strategy for training. Companies need to adapt quickly to rapidly changing conditions.

We’ve pulled some sessions from InfoComm 2020 Connected that address adapting business and highlight in-demand skills for the times.

Video Wall Management: Blending Software and Hardware for Critical Decision Making in Control Rooms  

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This session examines a real-life project deployment, revealing the most important considerations for building a unified visualization solution in a control room to facilitate mission critical decision-making. Today, integrators within the control room and visualization market are constantly bombarded with new technology, making it challenging to select the appropriate solution that allows control room operators to be efficient in crisis situations. By examining a real project deployment, integrators will learn how they can improve control room operations while minimizing cost and risk with reduced deployment times.

The Role of the AV Professional in Future UCC Landscapes  

Suddenly, everyone is a videoconferencing amateur. COVID-19 related social distancing has led to a global normalization of videoconferencing that will have lasting effects after the current crisis is past. What is the role of the AV professional in responding to these needs? This panel discusses what all-in-one conferencing systems mean for AV integrators; how the suddenly shifted balance of remote workers affects collaboration requirements; and how the industry can promote good collaboration practices in an age of isolation.

Optimizing Live Event Operations in the Next Normal  

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When it is time to make a change, no one adapts better than the production teams of Live Events. We are in the midst of two dramatic upheavals that will have far-reaching implications for how we do business going forward. Live events business expert Tom Stimson explains the fundamental changes to running a live event operation in the next normal. As you retool your businesses to adapt to the changes in our competitive landscape, prepare to see operational scalability in a whole new light.When it is time to make a change, no one adapts better than the production teams of Live Events. We are in the midst of two dramatic upheavals that will have far-reaching implications for how we do business going forward. Live events business expert Tom Stimson explains the fundamental changes to running a live event operation in the next normal. As you retool your businesses to adapt to the changes in our competitive landscape, prepare to see operational scalability in a whole new light.

Almost Famous  

Industry watchers Tim Albright, AVNation, and Megan Dutta, Systems Contractor News, explore technologies that you haven’t heard of yet, but that everyone is about to be talking about, tech that’s been on the precipice for a while, and is about to really break though, and what you thought was dead, but is now ready for its comeback tour.

Digital Signage Post-Pandemic: New Market Opportunities for Smart Displays  

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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting digital signage in an unprecedented way and posing great risks for the future of our industry. Public displays are losing their glitter as people are advised to stay home and avoid touching surfaces to avoid contamination. However, there is also new hope on the horizon. New demands are forming that require the use of digital display technology in completely new ways. This session explores some of these opportunities to pave the road for a quick recovery of our industry.

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About Marcella Walsh

With over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, Marcella Walsh, Conference Content Coordinator for AVIXA, develops both in-person and digital programs. She is always looking for new content ideas that highlight topics and trends of importance to the AV industry. Contact Marcella at mwalsh@avixa.org with your thoughts.

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