Date: 1/25/2021
Sponsored by: BlueJeans


After a year of rapid advancement and investment in conferencing technologies, our technology wish-lists have all been fulfilled. Now is the time to deliver on the future of collaboration by configuring and deploying systems with a consistently low-friction user experience. Today’s users have no tolerance or time to figure out a system that does not simply work the way they need it to. Start the shift to focus on perfecting the user interface and eliminate dysfunction. 

Workspace trends are moving towards smaller, more flexible spaces, with more remote working over the long-term according to AVIXA’s IOTA report. Corporate technology managers and integrators can get the latest on key developments and trends for the digital workplace in AVIXA’s monthly Conferencing and Collaboration Power Hour. 

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This Power Hour series also includes:

February 8: Troubleshooting Video Conferencing Systems: How to determine what is causing a poor conferencing experience, whether it’s the system, room, or user, and quickly hone in on possible ways to fix the problem.  
March 8: Livestreaming 201: How tech managers can produce great corporate meetings for streaming. 
April 12: Choosing the Right Gear: Evaluate when to adapt existing systems and when to upgrade to keep conference rooms relevant with fluctuations of remote and in-person participants. 
May 10: Where is the Workplace Now? Halfway through 2021, a look at the current state of remote workforces and the effects on AV/IT staff and infrastructure.  



Pete Coman
Master Systems Designer

  • Peter Coman is award-winning designer whose career spans 30+ years in the technology industry. 
  • With a background in owning and managing IT companies and installing and programming advanced technology systems, Pete knows what it’s like on both sides of the fence. 
  • Peter continually immerses and educates himself in the latest state-of-the-art and emerging technologies, working at all levels from installation and programming to design, consulting, project management and education.


    nicknienaber (2)Nick Nienaber
    Head of Audiovisual

  • Nick Nienaber is the Head of Audiovisual Infrastructure for WeWork. 
  • Nick joined WeWork in 2014 and has been involved in the Design / Build / Operate process for their global fleet at every stage. 
  • Under his direction, WeWork's AV and UCC engineering teams have developed technology systems standards for multiple product lines under the WeWork umbrella. 
  • Nick holds certifications in Dante, Q-Sys, and Crestron.

    Dawn Meade
    Senior AV Architect and Project Manager 

  • Dawn has been in the AV industry for over 20 years, as an integrator and now as an end-user. 
  • Her roles have included many years as a Marketing Director and social media thought-leader, as well as being a technology manager and system designer. 
  • She has written for industry publications, appeared on industry podcasts and videos, and hosted AVNation's AVSocial podcast for AV marketing and social media topics. 
  • She was in the inaugural class of Commercial Integrator's "40 Under 40," and one of their "Must-Follow #AVtweeps." 
  • She also won NSCA's Movers & Shakers award for Social Media supporting AV.

    Sharath_AbrahamSharath Abraham
    Engineering Manager


    robb_woodsRobb Woods
    Senior Sales Engineer

  • Robb Woods is a long time veteran of the visual collaboration and unified communications industry. 
  • During his career, he has been integral in the video conferencing deployment strategies of numerous global organizations, acting as a trusted advisor to manufacturers and customers alike.
  • With his vast knowledge of video communications technologies and his innate ability to understand and deliver on client needs, Robb has earned the respect of customers and industry veterans.
  • He is extremely dedicated to providing world-class customer support in both pre- and post-sales environments.