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Sony Unveils Th!nk AV Thought Leadership Series

Three-part Sony Th!nk AV thought leadership symposium to explore AV trends with discussions led by industry experts.

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Sony Electronics is hosting a three-part thought leadership symposium, Th!nk AV. The webinar series will occur across three days: Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. EST and Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. EST.

Th!nk AV “will explore industry trends with discussions centered around the future of AV, UCC and digital signage,” according to the Sony announcement.

The free, virtual event “is a chance for integrators to learn about, while connecting and collaborating on, today’s issues to further understand the professional AV market’s evolution,” the announcement says.

Th!nk AV is “an opportunity to discover the latest trends and new technologies that are shaping the industry, to hear from AV experts on the space’s future and to connect with peers, discussing and collaborating on key issues,” according to the Sony announcement.

“The realities of the past year have challenged us all to think differently and find new ways to connect, engage and empower our community,” said Rich Ventura, VP of B2B for Sony Electronics, in the company announcement.

“With the launch of the Th!nk AV symposium, we’re building on the success we’ve seen with our educational Technology Tuesdays webinar series and extending these sessions beyond Sony’s scope to explore trends and uncover opportunities within different segments of the industry, alongside some of AV’s leading voices,” he said.

Inside the Th!nk AV Series

The event’s Influencer Panel on Jan. 19 will bring together the ultimate thought leaders in AV, UCC and digital signage. It will feature a discussion with Ventura, Jose Alvaro Avalos of Intel Corporation and Anna Bager of OAAA (Out of Home Advertising Association of America).

Th!nk AV’s Consultant Panel on Jan. 26 will feature the leading design voices in the AV industry, including John Garmendi of Sony, Scott Walker of Waveguide, Pete “TEC MAN” Coman of PTS Consulting, Charmaine Torruella of Verrex and Heather Sidorowicz of Southtown Audio Video.

The event’s End User Panel, which will take place Feb. 2, will highlight new expectations in AV, UCC and digital signage installations. The panel will feature the voices of users in education and corporate spaces, including Robb Mann of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Juan Lalinde of Full Swing Simulators and Dan Christy of L3Harris Technologies.

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