In this weeks home automation show of Automation Unplugged, Curt Hayes, CEO of Blue Dog Group, shares the importance of data documentation for custom home integrators for a streamlined business process to retain clientele and provide accurate scoping.
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Curt Hayes. Recorded live on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Curt Hayes
With 30 years in the audio/video and automation industry, Curt got his start in the late ’80s when he founded Preston Trail Audio in Dallas with his father.
In the early 2000’s Curt founded Florida based Audio Designs, a systems design and engineering company serving integrators throughout the USA.
In 2015, Curt used his experience in the industry to Co-Found South Florida-based BlueDog Group where he now helps streamline and accelerate proposals and system designs for residential and commercial integrators.
- The history behind the founding of Blue Dog Group
- The opportunity to improve the broken project scoping/budgeting process used by many integrators
- How Blue Dog Group’s new app allows integrators to provide quick estimates to their clients
- Approaches integrators can take during COVID-19 to improve their business process
How D-Tools software streamlines project estimation, system design, and project management
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Tim Bigoness. Recorded live on Wednesday, February 15th, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Tim Bigoness
Tim Bigoness brings over 20 years of experience and background from within the television, publishing, multimedia, and internet industries, having been involved in all aspects of sales, marketing, public relations, business development, and product management.
Over the past 15 years, Bigoness has held executive and management positions with companies such as Macromedia, where he managed the Worldwide Developers Program and Made with Macromedia branding initiatives, and drove the creation of Macromedia Press.
Prior to these initiatives, Tim co-founded Morph’s Outpost, a technical trade publication for interactive media developers, and most recently held executive and senior marketing positions at Equilibrium and Scene7, companies that pioneered the dynamic imaging market.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Tim:
- How Tim got involved in the CI industry
- What brought Tim to D-Tools
- D-Tools 20th year in the industry
- Cloud solutions and the next version of the platform