Washington, D.C., November 30, 2017


THURSDAY, November 30, 2017
9:30 - 10:00 am 
Event Registration 
10:00 - 10:10 am
Welcome: Cindy Davis, producer, AV/IT Summits, contributing editor of AV Technology 
10:15 - 11:00 am
KEYNOTE:  An Evolving Mission: Applying O&M Best Practices for AV/IT Planning 
Paul Zielie, manager of Enterprise Solutions for Harman Professional
In his keynote, Zielie will explore the evolution of the AV application in the enterprise from a focus on standalone highly customized integration to the current focus on huddle and multi-use spaces, and operational challenges brought about by the AV/IT convergence.
Drawing from operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices developed by IT, Zielie will discuss how these lessons-learned can be adapted and applied to the modern AV/IT practice to increase efficiency, user satisfaction and enable teams to adapt to a changing mission.
Zielie is the manager of Enterprise Solutions for Harman Professional, a leading manufacturer of control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, as well as digital signage and technology management. His primary responsibilities are solving the integration issues of enterprise wide AV integration including, security, scalability and maintainability.
Prior to joining Harman in 2013. Zielie was a principal engineer for Lockheed Martin working primarily in Unified Communications and Network Video Transport. He was the recipient of the 2015 InfoComm International, Educator of the Year.
11:00 – 11:50
PANEL: AV/IT Convergence 2018
For many, the convergence of AV and IT within organizations has been underway for some time now. Our panel of end users and industry experts discusses where we are today with AV on the network, and upcoming changes that continue to have an impact. Room scheduling and monitoring, shift to the cloud, 4K distribution and more.
Steve Ferraro, A/V Broadcast Engineer in Charge, Creative Communications Group (BCC) at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Ian Gottesman, Chief Information Officer for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Paul Zielie, manager of Enterprise Solutions for Harman Professional
Noon - 1:30 pm
Breakout Tech Exchange Lunch Tables: This working lunch session connects end users and industry experts to discuss important topics.
AV/IT TALK: Topic deep-dives
1:40 pm > How Do AV and IT Managers Effectively Integrate and Manage AV Solutions with Core Network Operations?
Corey Boyer, Director of System Solutions, Americas at Audinate
2:00 pm > 7 Steps to Selecting AV Control
Michael Crisci, Business Development Manager AV/IP and Strategic Alliances, Atlona
2:20 pm > Networked AV/IT & Security
Paul Zielie, Manager of Enterprise Solutions for Harman Professional
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
Cocktails, Light Food, Network, Discuss, Share: Continue the conversation and discuss the days topics. Don't forget your business cards!
*Breakout Topic Tables  
As you register to attend, we are collecting topics you want to learn more about and discuss with your peers. Most of these topics will be discussed during the Lunch Tech Exchanges, and presented as an AV/IT Talk. Below are some topics we’ve already collected. Make sure to add your voice when you fill out the application form!
What Does Future Proofing Look Like Today? | Collaboration Tools | What Data & How? | AV As A Service | AV/IT Security | Streaming Basics | Cloud Shift | New AV Standards | IoT | Choosing Video Cameras | Active Learning Solutions | AV Over Ethernet | Real-time Reporting | Networked Audio | New Display Technologies | Streaming Best Practices | Room Acoustic Best Practices | When to Hire a Consultant | Working with BIM | Retrofit Tips & Tricks | New Stakeholders | Programming Tips for Non-programmers | AV Over IP | Portable Streaming | QoS Best Practices | Legacy AV on the Network | Systems Monitoring  | AR & VR Update |  Streaming Media Workflows | Connectivity Tips & Tricks | Getting the Best Sound During a Videoconference 
Topics are subject to change.