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Join Ron Callis, Owner & CEO of One Firefly and industry veteran, as he talks business development, technology trends, and more with leading personalities in the tech industry. Automation Unplugged (AU) is produced and broadcast live every week.
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An AV and integration-focused podcast broadcast live weekly
Join Ron Callis, Owner & CEO of One Firefly and industry veteran, as he talks business development, technology trends, and more with leading personalities in the tech industry. Automation Unplugged (AU) is produced and broadcast live every week.
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Director of Talent Acquisition at Amplify People Talks Best-Practice Hiring & Retention Strategies

July 10, 2024
Automation Unplugged #268 features Samantha Hodz, Director of Talent Acquisition Services at Amplify People. Join us for an exciting show that dives into Sam’s experience in the hiring space, the talent challenges she sees in the AV industry, and more!

President of Future Home Shares Insights Into Doing Business at the Highest End of the Luxury Market

June 20, 2024
Automation Unplugged 267 feat. Murray Kunis, President of Future Home. Join us for an exciting show that dives into Murray’s insights into how to sell million dollar home cinemas, the value of being HTA certified, the exclusive Bel-Air circuit, and more!

President & CEO of Smart Spaces - OKC Talks About Finding Success Through Selling Experiences, Not Specific Products

June 03, 2024
AU 266 feat. James Westbrook, President & CEO of Smart Spaces OKC. Join us for an exciting show that dives into how James has found business success through being process-driven and experience-focused, the return of analog audio, and more!

President of Electronic Services & Concierge Gives Insights Into Growing His Business Through Growing His Team

May 15, 2024
Automation Unplugged 265 feat. Kevin Nguyen, President of Electronic Services & Concierge. Join us for in show that dives into Kevin’s journey to build and grow his own integration firm from the ground up, his insights into providing customer experience.

Director of Control Rooms at Barco Discusses the Complex Command-and-Control Market

May 02, 2024
Automation Unplugged 264 feat. Dan Gundry, Director of Control Rooms - Americas of Barco Control Rooms. Join us for an exciting show that dives into Dan’s experience in the Mission Critical Control Room market.

Crestron Director Discusses the Need for AV Education Programs and the Future Impact of AI on Programming

December 27, 2023
Automation Unplugged #256 features Richard Sasson, Global Director Pro Community at Crestron Electronics. Join us for an exciting show that dives into the need for better AU education programs to attract talent, the future of programming with AI, and more

CEO of Garrett Integrated Systems Shares Lessons Learned From Executing an Acquisition Strategy for Growth

December 20, 2023
Automation Unplugged #255 features James Garrett, Founder & CEO of Garrett Integrated Systems. Join us for an exciting show that dives into James’s two business acquisitions in 2023, Savant Power and energy management, and more!

SmartTouch USA’s CEO Discusses Building Better Relationships With Trade Partners

December 13, 2023
Automation Unplugged #254 features Eddie Shapiro, Founder & CEO of SmartTouch USA. Join us for an exciting show that dives into Eddie’s time serving on the CEDIA board, AI, insights into building relationships with trade partners, and more!

Eagle Sentry’s Service Manager On Leadership Principles & Attracting New CI Talent

November 22, 2023
Automation Unplugged #253 features Chris Oram, Service Manager at Eagle Sentry. Join us for an exciting show that dives into Chris’s journey from DIY to pro AV, what is takes to run service in the CI channel, and more!