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techXchange

A podcast show about technology, news, trends and more. It’s not just AV or IT, it’s techX covering numerous technologies, discussions – and exchanges with a measure of opinion inserted as well. Join host Jane Johnson and regulars Corey Moss (AV Power Up), Christa Bender (AV Power Up, Tech Chaos).

techXchange Episode 1: Meet the Chief Contrarian

Our guest for this show is Simon Dudley, the CEO and Chief Contrarian of Excession Events, and very well-known prior to this as Lifesize’s Video Evangelist.

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techXchange Episode 2: The Industry Educator You Need To Know

Our guest for this show is Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I, an IT and AV Systems Engineer who is Manager, Enterprise Solutions at AMX by Harman and InfoComm Educator of the Year 2015.

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techXchange Episode 3: AV Meets IT to Create a Software-Based Control Experience

Our guests for this show are Ben Hackett, co-founder and COO, and Alan Vezina, co-founder and CTO of Jydo – a software-based control platform provider.

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techXchange Episode 4: An Executive’s Broadscale View on Video (Part One)

Our guest for this show is Sean Brown, senior vice president at Sonic Foundry. We talk about different categories of video, including organizational video, as well as Big Data.

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techXchange Episode 4: An Executive’s Broadscale View on Video (Part Two)

We continue our discussion with Sean in this part two about mobility/BYOD and its impact on video presentation and streaming, cloud application strategy and a current look at his predictions for 2015.

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techXchange Episode 5: A Look Into AI and the Writing Machine

Our guest for this show is Scott Stollwerk, director of sales at Automated Insights (Ai). We talk with Scott about artificial intelligence and machine writing, structuring data to tell a story (or as Ai says “Let your data tell its story”), and more.

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techXchange Episode 6: Immersed in Dolby Atmos

Our guest for this show is Rian Steffens, business development manager – East at Onkyo. We talk with Rian about Dolby Atmos, immersive movie and home theater experiences, developments at Onkyo, CEDIA and the residential market and more.

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techXchange Episode 7: A Woman of Drones

Our guest for this show is Christina Engh, COO at UA Solutions Group and Army Reserve Blackhawk Pilot (with over 20 years of multi-service military experience). We talk regulations, drones, women in the AV industry,  and more.

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AV Power Up! - Appearances

Join the "AV Power Crew": Corey (@Cbmoss) Moss, Chuck (@madsoundguy) Espinoza, Hope (@BeerAndPie) Roth, Johnny (@JMOTA3) Mota and your host Christa (@AVChrista) Bender, as they discuss the latest in AV Technology with our own Jane Johnson.

AV Power Up! – Episode 1: Power It Up!

Jane Johnson (@Jane_Pivot) of Pivot Communications joins Cory Schaeffer of Listen Technologies as the guests of the inaugural episode of AV Power Up! 

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AV Power Up! – Episode 6: We’re Talking a WIN for the AV Industry

In this episode our intrepid hosts discuss women, AV, and the newly formed Women of Infocomm Network (WIN).

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AV Power Up! – Episode 9: #InfoComm15

In this extended version of AV Power Up!, Jane Johnson is a guest co-host appearance with Jeremy Caldera, discussing InfoComm.

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AV Power Up! – Episode 11: Live At InfoComm 2015

In this episode, recorded live at InfoComm 2015, the Power Crew talk to numerous guests about their experience at InfoComm 2015.

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AV Power Up! Episode 51: It's Our One-Year Anniversary Show - And You're All Invited!

It's been a whole year since the first AV Power Up! and 51 episodes. The Crew starts 2016 off with a bang, with new team members, and some friendly faces from Episode 1 - Pivot's own Jane Johnson and Christa Bender!

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Tech Chaos is a podcast hosted by our very own Christa Bender

Tech Chaos Episode 1: Where’s My Coffee Drone?

During this inaugural episode of Tech Chaos, Jane Johnson (@jane_pivot), managing partner of strategic communications at Pivot Communications, and Katye McGregor Bennett (@katyemcgregor), chief strategist at KMB Communications, join host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to talk about the surprise trends of 2015 and the potential trends for 2016. They discuss operating their businesses out of their bat caves and whether drones will be visiting Montana in the near future. IoT, wearables and privacy concerns are also discussed.

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Tech Chaos Episode 2: The Drones Have Arrived

Christina Engh (@missenghwyoming), Chief Operating Officer at UASolutions Group, speaks with host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) about drones, unmanned aircrafts, and Christina’s military experience. They discuss how meteorology and weather forecasting relates to flying aircrafts, FAA rules and regulations, and Christina’s sweet new headphones. CES 2016 and ISE 2016 are mentioned throughout the show and somehow the movie Spaceballs is simultaneously the best and worst depiction of a military movie.

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Tech Chaos Episode 3: wePresent at ISE 2016

Eva Cannon, Director of Marketing and Events for US Office, speaks with host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) live from the ISE show floor. They discuss ISE, products, and new releases. All of these topics and more can be heard on this episode of Tech Chaos.

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 Tech Chaos Episode 4: The Geek Girls Are Here!

Vanessa Folk, PR Manager at GeekGirlCon, Torrey Stenmark, DIY Science at GeekGirlCon, and Richard Prevete (@RichardPrevete), Audio Visual Technician at Compass Group North America, speak with host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss ISE, role models, mentorship, certifications, gaming, comic books, science, and math. Christa briefly discusses her use of the Shure MV88 microphone while at ISE. You will learn a secret tip on how playing Goldeneye on the Nintendo64 will make you a better first-person shooter. All of these topics and more can be heard on this episode of Tech Chaos.

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Tech Chaos Episode 5: Eye of the Beholder: Certifications

Alexis La Broi (@AlexisLaBroi) and Bradford Benn (@BradfordBenn) join host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss industry and manufacturer certifications.

Alexis discusses how she was inspired at the WIN breakfast at InfoComm15 to pursue her CTS certification. Alexis describes how she started in the rental and staging side of the industry and eventually made her way to the integration side. Christa and Alexis discuss how the InfoComm CTS prep exam helped them both to study for the exam.

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 Tech Chaos Episode 6: For the Love of Technology

Alesia Hendley (@thesmoothfactor) and Joshua Davidson (@dasjoshua) join host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss technology, wearables, millennials, content marketing, and their favorite social media platforms. Learn what drew Alesia into the AV industry. Learn which social media platform Joshua considers the “driver’s license of the Internet”.

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 Tech Chaos Episode 7: Acquisitions are Afoot!

Christa Bender (@AVChrista) is joined by Mike Shinn (@axpmike) and Marika Aquino (@tierpm) to discuss NAB, InfoComm, NSCA, IGNITE, Periscope, Snapchat, and more. A special shout-out to John Greene (@jgreenesix) for his social media presence regarding tradeshows. While Christa may have been the only one to see Batman versus Superman, everyone agrees that Deadpool was the best movie in a long time.

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 Tech Chaos Episode 8: Extron Brings the 4:4:4

Pivot's own Christa Bender (@AVChrista) is joined by Chris Bach, System Support Engineer with Extron Electronics,to discuss NAB, Vector 4K Scaling Technology, 4:4:4 processing, favorite cars, movies, travel destinations, and more. Christa explains why she loves the Extron website, and Chris explains how Vector 4K Scaling Technology is the result of 20 years of Extron scaling technology evolution. 

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Tech Chaos Episode 9: Pre-InfoComm Prep

Brad Grimes (@BGrimesDC), Director of Communications with InfoComm International, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss all things related to InfoComm and the upcoming show in Las Vegas, NV June 4th to the 10th.

Brad and Christa share their excitement for the area outside of the convention center that holds multiple food trucks and a beer garden., as well as information on the many changes coming to Infocomm 16, including the Seminar and Workshop package

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Tech Chaos Episode 10: Double Digits or Binary Episode 2

Host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) is joined by Hope Roth (@beerandpie), Crestron Certified Programmer with Riordan Brothers Integration, to discuss volunteering and the upcoming InfoComm show in Las Vegas, NV.

Hope and Christa are joint recipients for the Harald Thiel Volunteers of the Year award. They discuss the importance of volunteering and agree that you should not wait to be asked to volunteer, that you should step forward and express interest in volunteering.

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Tech Chaos Episode 11: InfoComm Wrap-up with TierPM

Marika Aquino (@TierPM), Program Manager with TierPM, joins host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) to discuss the 2016 InfoComm show as well as favorite anime shows and Christa's guilty pleasure show.

They also discuss the various events they attended at InfoComm, such as the Opening Keynote Speaker and the WIN breakfast.

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Tech Chaos Episode 12: InfoComm Wrap-up with HARMAN

Host Christa Bender (@AVChrista) is joined by Bradford Benn (@BradfordBenn), Themed Attractions Solutions Manager with Harman Professional, to discuss the 2016 InfoComm show, Net Neutrality, Rule 41, and how an #AVPuppy makes everything better.

Bradford discusses the numerous new products that Harman displayed at the InfoComm show.

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AVSocial: Episode 14 Let’s Play

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AVSocial co-hosts Dawn Meade and Kelly Perkins are joined by Chris Neto of AV HelpDesk and Jane Johnson of Pivot Communications to discuss Gamification