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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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Home Automation Podcast Episode #113: An Industry Q&A With Curt Hayes

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.

Home Automation Podcast Episode #113: An Industry Q&A With Curt Hayes

This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Curt Hayes. Recorded live on Thursday April 23rd 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.

Interview Recap

  • 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 

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.

About Big Bigoness

Tim Bigoness brings over 20 years 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 that he 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 which pioneered the dynamic imaging market.

Interview Recap

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 next version of the platform
  • And more!
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