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Automation Unplugged

Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

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Watch Episode #82: An Industry Q&A with Robert Keeler

The Importance of Preparing for Inevitable Economic Downturns

Watch Episode #82: An Industry Q&A with Robert Keeler

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Robert Keeler. Recorded live on Wednesday July 10th, 2019 at 12:30pm EST.

About Robert Keeler

Robert Keeler is an Industry veteran who started in the car audio industry in retail and manufacturing and subsequently Home AV with stints at Pioneer, Hitachi, Stewart Filmscreen and a couple of start ups along the way. Today my role is to "sell CEDIA" and ensure members see not only the value but take advantage of said value.
 
Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Robert Keeler:

  • Robert's background in the industry
  • Developing Original Content 
  • Events (lunch&learns)
  • Photographing/Documenting your work
  • The CEDIA Designer software
  • Preparing for a downturn

Watch Episode #35: An Industry Q&A with Joey Kolchinsky

Modernizing the Smart Home Service Channel: the Future of Service in the Industry

Watch Episode #35: An Industry Q&A with Joey Kolchinsky

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Joey Kolchinsky, Founder and CEO of OneVision Resources from his office in Boston, MA. OneVision is focused on modernizing the smart-home service channel, transforming today’s professional smart-home installer into tomorrow’s Technology Manager for the connected family. Joey leveraged his experience supporting families in the Boston area with their technology needs to develop OneVision’s service platform that is changing the smart home, one service-experience at a time. Recorded Live on February 21st, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.

Watch Episode #34: An Industry Q&A with Tim Bigoness

How D-Tools software streamlines project estimation, system design, and project management

Watch Episode #34: An Industry Q&A with Tim Bigoness

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Tim Bigones, CMO of D-Tools coming to us live from his office in Concord, CA. Tim has had a 35 year career within television, publishing, multimedia and internet companies and has been with D-Tools since 2005 in various sales and marketing roles. We discuss Tim's background in multimedia, D-Tools 20th year anniversary and Tim's passion for Rock & Roll. Recorded Live on February 15th, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.

Watch Episode #33: An Industry Q&A with Lani Godfrey

People, Process, and Technology - the Role of Buying Groups in CI

Watch Episode #33: An Industry Q&A with Lani Godfrey

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Lani Godfrey, South East Region District Manager for Prosource from his home located in Lexington, SC. Lani has spent time during his career with Circuit City, Avad Distribution and a few CI firms. Lani currently manages client and vendor relationships within the Prosource buying group. We discuss ideas around best practices as observed by Lani during his many years in the CI space. Recorded Live on February 7th, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.

Watch Episode #27: an Industry Q&A with George Tucker

Discussing AV Technology with Industry Veteran George Tucker

Watch Episode #27: an Industry Q&A with George Tucker

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing George Tucker from his home in Yonkers, NY. George is a 25 year AV industry veteran most recently with Aurora Multimedia as Director of Product Education. George is also a CEDIA instructor and the Co-Founder of AV Nation.

Watch Episode #25: an Industry Q&A with Dave Pedigo

A Chat with CEDIA's VP of Emerging Technologies

Watch Episode #25: an Industry Q&A with Dave Pedigo

In this interview, Ron Callis speaks live with Dave Pedigo from his home office in Noblesville, IN. Dave is the VP of Emerging Technologies at CEDIA and wears many hats within the organization including overseeing education, emerging technologies and market research. 

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