Integrate Speaker Series

Covering the three days of the event, Integrate and its partner association teamed up to curate a not-to-be-missed education opportunity.

With international speakers and some of the biggest names in the industry the Integrate Speaker Series covers latest development and applications in digital content, through to unified communications and covers the very latest in  AV innovation.


Tuesday 29 August 2017

Google, Prendi and AOpen discuss the latest digital signage market trends and drivers.

This paper explores what really needs to be considered when designing technology for the next generation of learning spaces. The intention is to fuel a conversation that might eventually change the thought processes behind technology design within higher education. In fact innovation would likely occur more rapidly if consultants were driven by an alternative set of variables when investigating options and designing solutions. Ironically, taking the focus off technology momentarily in favour of focusing on the core objective – improving learning outcomes; would encourage a more collaborative approach to client interaction. This would inturn become a major catalyst for the design of more effective solutions that improve learning objectives.

Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies identified “Software-Defined Anything (SDx)” as approaching the “plateau of productivity” in 2 to 5 years, but what does that mean for the unique demands of Pro AV? The shift from proprietary circuit-switching to IP-based video delivery over commodity networking hardware is inevitable and underway, providing a low barrier to entry for new manufacturers who can leverage the IT industry’s multi-billion-dollar investment in Ethernet hardware while applying unique capabilities to endpoints and bringing a whole new level of creativity and innovation focusing on advanced management software and tailored user experiences.

No technology will impact the future of the meeting room or classroom like 4K. Sure, HD brought us better quality video and images but 4K is way, way more than prettier pictures. 4K projection will mark the dawn of the Digital Canvas. What is the Digital Canvas and why should you care? If you are involved in AV decision-making on your campus or in your company, you’ll want to attend this 4K-focused session: The Future of Meeting Rooms and Classrooms is the 4K Digital Canvas by rAVe Publications’ founder, Gary Kayye. The 4K Digital Canvas is not just the future of projection, it’s the future of rooms. The Digital Canvas will free the presenter from being limited to presenting only the content that can fit in the rectangular-screen hanging in front of the room and allow every room to be a completely immersive environment – encouraging seamless collaboration, presentations and content from anywhere, anytime. This session debuted in the USA in May to rAVe reviews and he’s bringing it to Melbourne, Australia where it will be live-streamed all over the world for the first time.

To remain relevant, retailers must look at taking the benefits of the online experience and bringing them in-store with technology. In this session, industry experts from Prendi, Deloitte and AOpen discuss the importance of bridging the gap between online and brick-and-mortar, by integrating technology, content and interactivity into the physical retail space.

Tripleplay’s Shanelle Stokes discusses the nuances of the digital signage industry, the hundreds of solutions in the market and gives advice on how an integrator or an end-user should approach any specification or buying process. Shanelle will address the changing roles and stakeholders in the process, the value of a solid content plan and understanding what you need versus what you’d like to have.

Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Future is finally here. For over a decade now, you've been hearing that AV and IT were merging in to one - it was ALL HYPE. But now, it's coming true. We FINALLY have the technology to send everything (except power) across the network and re-design classrooms where all the content is network-centric and the only real AV gear in the room is the projector and the ability to control it all. Ah, but that's the key, isn't it? As AV goes IP, the key to it all will be the control system - how will teachers and lecturers get their content to the projector (pr flat-panel display) and, better yet, how will they turn everything on? Do we still need tens-of-thousands of dollars of control system gear? Eventually, maybe not. It’s not going to happen overnight, but it will happen eventually. So, learn how it works so you can decide when to spec it on your campus. This session, by rAVe Publications’ Gary Kayye, is designed as a primer of all about AV-over-IP.

In this session NECA – the electrical industry’s peak employer body, invites integratorACs and end-users to share the challenges they face when sourcing, and even working with, electricians. As the electrician is often the last person to be brought into the process, we often find ourselves having to deliver bad news to either the integrator or the end-user in regards to the compatibility, or applicability, of the proposed components. And no one likes to seen as the party pooper. We believe that one of the fundamental problems is that electrician is brought into the game too late. So we would like to open up the debate as to how this process could be improved to allow the electrician to bring his or her full set of skills and expertise to the table earlier in the process. NECA will be joined in this Q&A session by three or four of its partner businesses who are also very active in the smart building and home automation world.

Cloud based management solutions & how to leverage store technologies to create outstanding customer experience.

When it comes to your in-store digital solutions, I would wager that 1% of your customers care about the brand, bezel size and resolution of your hardware. I would further wager that 100% of those customers care about what they are seeing when they look at your digital solutions; the content. This session is all about content on your screens.

The Z-Wave protocol is an interoperable, wireless, RF-based communications technology designed specifically for control, monitoring and status reading applications in residential and light commercial environments. Mature, proven and broadly deployed (with over 70 million products sold worldwide), Z-Wave is by far the world market leader in wireless control, bringing affordable, reliable and easy-to-use 'smart' products to many millions of people in every aspect of daily life.

True AV and IT convergence will only happen when AV and enterprise data traffic share the same network. Technology is in place for this to happen now. The advantages of packet switching to the AV market are incredible and the AV industry gets to ride the coattails of the monster-sized Ethernet industry, which means a faster pace of technology advancement and ever-falling prices. Plus, every enterprise customer already has managed Ethernet infrastructure, so instead of having to buy a whole new infrastructure with a unique set of management headaches and costs, they can expand what they already have and apply it to their AV needs.

Thursday 31 August 2017

The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre has been recognised as a benchmark project globally where space and technology blend seamlessly to create exceptional experiences. The centre is now undertaking its last major expansion, increasing its footprint by a further 25%. In this session a panel of the people involved in the project including representatives from MCEC, AV/IT Consultant, and AV Integrator share how they and other stakeholders are delivering this project.

Today, we are surrounded by technology; constantly evolving, changing the way we communicate, experience and learn. It is paramount for schools to utilise emerging technologies to connect with and immerse their students in a new way of learning. This session will open your eyes to the wonders of digital integration in schools.

Investment into digital signage has been increasing exponentially. But that doesn't mean it’s being done well and it doesn't mean the lessons are being learned. In fact, many digital signage programs fail because the fundamentals were wrong. And it’s not what you think; it’s not about complexity and it’s not about technology.

Huddle Rooms and Spaces are all the rage. But, truth is, they’ve been around forever. AV just hasn’t had much to address it affordably. Enter, the Collaboration Board. One could argue that InFocus and Prysm invented the entire category of Collaboration Displays with the Mondopad and Visual Workplace, respectively. But, the entry of 10+ new manufacturer’s into the market category in late the first half of 2017 has validated it as the easiest way to integrate complete AV systems into a small meeting room. Who makes them, what are the top features they sell them and which manufacturer has the best product right now? Well, Gary Kayye, from rAVe Publications, will answer all three of those questions in this session, an exclusive to Integrate 2017 here in Melbourne, Australia.

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