AVIXA to present 'State of the AV Industry' at ISE 2020

Jan. 29, 2020
“It’s an exciting time for the industry; AV is everywhere – not just in markets across the world geographically, but also in a growing range of vertical markets,” commented Sean Wargo, senior director of market intelligence for AVIXA.

The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) announced it will present its latest market research and thought leadership for the Pro AV industry at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2020), being held from Feb. 11-14 at the RAI Amsterdam.

At ISE 2020, Sean Wargo, senior director of market intelligence for AVIXA, will for the first time deliver new EMEA data and insights from AVIXA’s Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) in a series of sessions on the ISE Main Stage (Stand 14-B190, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 14, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.).

The association says these talks will include the latest updated data that goes beyond its 2019 IOTA report, lifting the lid on the emerging trends in the region. A host of additional AVIXA sessions will lead the discussion on an array of industry topics during the week, including conferences for the enterprise and higher education sectors.

“It’s an exciting time for the industry; AV is everywhere – not just in markets across the world geographically, but also in a growing range of vertical markets, with underlying technologies that are continuing to mature,” commented AVIXA's Wargo. “These aspects help to place the industry in a strong position, despite some economic concerns globally. We’re excited to share our findings from the latest research conducted by our market intelligence team, including growth areas that shine a light on what we can expect in the next few years for AV.”

Education and professional development program notes

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at ISE 2020, the AVIXA Higher Education AV Conference – supported by European University Information Systems (EUNIS) and Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services (SCHOMS) and chaired by Gill Ferrell, leader of EUNIS – will highlight a range of different perspectives on how to enhance the learning and teaching experience through effective use of AV technologies.

Among the sessions, Professor Mike Wald, University of Southampton, will show how the accessibility of AV for learning can be enriched using current technologies and discuss the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the availability of accessible AV media.

In addition, Dom Pates, City, University of London, will speculate on the future use of holographic technology for academic purposes and what needs to be done to make this a reality.

Taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, the AVIXA Enterprise AV Conference – held in association with AV User Group – will highlight the importance of data analytics within AV and explain how data insights help to deliver better workspace and meeting efficiencies. Delegates will hear examples of how analyzing business interactions through email, instant messaging, collaboration tools and in the meeting room itself can be used to determine better workspace design, system design, and ultimately provide more effective and user-centric work and meeting spaces.

Additionally, taking place throughout the week, AVIXA will continue to host free, engaging FlashTrack sessions at stand 13-N110, covering four tracks: User Experience, AV/IT, Design, and Emerging Trends. In addition, FlashTrack attendees will earn CTS renewal credits.

Committees and councils unite the AV industry

AVIXA’s committees and councils guide the planning and development of membership policies and education training programs. This year’s ISE attendees are welcome to join and discuss the challenges facing the industry.

Kicking off with the first AVIXA Diversity Council event in 2020, BBC Director of Creative Diversity June Sarpong will lead as the keynote speaker.

Ann Brigida, Senior Director of Standards at AVIXA, will host a panel highlighting the importance of standards in AV and how they can add value to pro-AV businesses.

The AVIXA Women’s Council Forum – in partnership with Women in AV (WAVE) – will be feature a keynote presentation by the Honorable Angels Chacón, Minister for Business and Knowledge in the Catalan Government, who will discuss how to inspire, support and empower women in business.

For more information on AVIXA’s professional development program and to register for sessions at ISE 2020, visit www.avixa.org/ISEed. For information on the ISE Main Stage program, visit: https://www.iseurope.org/main-stage.

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