Schedule – E4 Dallas 2021
The Future of Workspaces
PRESENTED BY GARY KAYYE AND PARAMOUNT STUDIOS’ SCOTT MCPHAIL | SPONSORED BY EPSON
A successful post-pandemic workspace has to balance the needs of many people who want to work from different spaces. It’s not going to be easy to make it work, but the solution involves human-centered design thinking and technology. And it will be up to us—AV, UCC and digital signage technologists and designers to figure it out... [more ...]
9:00 AM
| CTS RUs CTS: 1.5 |

The Power of Place – The New Next Workplace
Presented by Rachel Rouse and Kay Sargent | Sponsored by Sharp and Sharp/NEC
COVID-19 not only changed the way we work, it also changed how we interact with people and physical objects. As we return to the workplace, we will have to rethink not only the way we engage with the space but also how we interact with each other. [more ...]
11:30 AM
| CTS RUs CTS: 1.0 |

Cyber Security for AV Professionals
Presented by Gary Kayye and Art Ehuan | Sponsored by Spinetix
Today it's hard to go a day without hearing about network security issues. Even the most secure companies Target, Tesla, Facebook have recently had breaches. As AV professionals, network security knowledge is a must and we have to learn how to... [more ...]
11:30 AM
| CTS RUs CTS: 1.0 |

AV Trends in House of Worship
PRESENTED BY ROBERT SCOTT AND SCOTT LOPEZ | SPONSORED BY ABSEN
AV has always been central to houses of worship -- congregants need to be able to clearly hear the word as they worship. But, since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, audiovisual systems in houses of worship have been continually evolving. [more ...]
12:45 PM
| CTS RUs CTS: 1.0 |

Power and Grounding | The Fundamentals
PRESENTED BY TOM KEHR
Power and grounding is one of the most misunderstood topics in all of AV. We’ll touch on the basics of AC power systems and provide guidance on what you need for your system. Best practices will include AC power and grounding requirements, reducing ground loops, safety issues, AV signal connections, and reducing noise. [more ...]
12:45 PM
| CTS RUs CTS: 1.0 |

Conducting a Needs Analysis
PRESENTED BY TOM KEHR | SPONSORED BY ATLONA
If you don’t understand what the client is trying to do, the design may not be the right one. Forget the equipment and ask about the process. We’ll look at the proper way to approach an audiovisual project. [more ...]
2:00 PM
| CTS RUs CTS: 1.0 |

Let’s Get Down to Business | Post Pandemic AV Business Strategies
PRESENTED BY TOM STIMSON | SPONSORED BY BARCO
Since 2006, Tom Stimson, owner of The Stimson Group, has worked with over 200 AV companies and organizations on business strategy, process, marketing, and sales. Now more than ever, Tom brings his years of experience coupled with what his clients have learned during the pandemic. [more ...]
3:00 PM
| CTS RUs CTS: 1.0 |