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Episode 12: Acquisition, Culture and Outcome – An In-Depth Conversation with Rashid Skaf, President & CEO – Co-Chairman at Biamp Systems



Join host Michelle Loret as she welcomes her guest:

Rashid Skaf – President & CEO – Co-Chairman at Biamp Systems

The announcement on Nov 30, 2017: Industry Veteran Rashid Skaf Assumes the Helm after Leading Highlander Partners’ Acquisition of Biamp Systems

Michelle’s in-depth conversation with Rashid Skaf:

  • Some of the things you might not know about him
  • The acquisition of Biamp, organizational changes and growth
  • Thoughts concerning acquisition of a well-established industry manufacturer, along with company’s perception of change
  • How he views acquisition along with the importance of corporate culture
  • On being Senior Advisor at Highlander Partners
  • Private equity vs. venture capital, as related to the AV industry
  • His passion for communications/telecom (where he began his career)
  • A future look for Biamp
  • Closing discussion

Listen to Michelle’s engaging conversation with one of the AV industry’s most respected executives.

 


Episode 11: ReAX and the AV Control Revolution – Real Talk with Paul Harris at Aurora Multimedia



Join host Michelle Loret as she welcomes her guest:

Paul Harris – CEO at Aurora Multimedia

The discussion:

  • Aurora Multimedia, Convergent AV InfoComm 2018 Top Pick (the First Ten) – ReAX open source, non-proprietary control system
  • Paul is an engineer and programmer, he discusses programming in JavaScript
  • Paul talks about Core Creator – drag and drop tools
  • “Put up or shut up” – delivering the quality product and service
  • Not just another control system (Paul explains why)
  • Michelle talks about “flip the script”
  • Paul discusses strategy for marketing ReAX, building the community and launch
  • Some Aurora control history, leading to the refresh
  • Paul recently appointed Chairman of the HDBaseT Alliance’s AV Work Group
  • HDBaseT future discussion (the death of HDBaseT has been misreported…)

Listen to ReAX, and Real Talk with AV industry innovator Paul Harris.


Episode 8: The Iconic, the Digital and the Transformative in Integration – a Discussion with Shure Incorporated



Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guest:

Chris Merrick – Global Marketing Director – Integrated Systems at Shure Incorporated

Corey begins by talking with Chris about his position, along with his return to the AV industry with Shure, the company, globalization and more.

Next, Corey provides the following words and terms for Chris to respond to in terms of Shure, the industry, integrators, and end users as well:

  • Iconic
  • Trendsetting
  • Digital evolution
  • Convergent technology
  • Transformative solutions
  • AV

The conversation concludes with discussion of InfoComm 2018, as Chris talks about what Shure will be presenting in microphone and audio solutions (including Microflex Complete Wireless, launched at ISE 2018), along with showcasing Shure Audio Institute and software at the show.

(Note: Shure is a Convergent AV InfoComm 2018 sponsor)