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Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Business Group, will be delivering the first InfoComm keynote address on June 8 at the Las Vegas Hilton 5/18/2010 8:00 AM Eastern

New Technology, Events at InfoComm 2010

May 18, 2010 12:00 PM

Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Business Group, will be delivering the first InfoComm keynote address on June 8 at the Las Vegas Hilton. His address, “Video Propels Next-generation Collaboration,” will cover how leveraging video as the means to collaborate and share information on any device, any place, anywhere, anytime gives businesses competitive and cost-saving advantages. In his keynote presentation, De Beer will spell out Cisco’s video vision and strategy.

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InfoComm 2010 will feature more than 10,000 new audiovisual products, new 3D Technology Theaters with 3D Comm, an accompanying 3D conference from Insight Media, and a Test and Measurement Showcase, where manufacturers will showcase test and measurement hardware and software tools, focusing on their uses with performance standards. Attendees can also try out various manufacturers’ video production cameras for rental, staging, and corporate video applications in the new Production Camera Showcase sponsored by VER and Sony.

Each year, InfoComm expands its educational offerings, and this year is no exception, with 70 percent of all classes at the show being offered for the first time. Special first-time offerings include two conferences from InfoComm Academy: Digital Signage 2010 and EdTech Summit @ InfoComm.

Digital Signage 2010—sponsored by BrightSign, Christie Digital, and Harris—features two half-day workshops for those contemplating entering the digital signage market or deploying a system. Sessions will be presented by industry experts Paul Streffon, MBA, CTS-D, CTS-I, InfoComm International; Lyle Bunn, Bunn Company; and Mike White, CTS, Multi-Media Solutions.

The EdTech Summit @ InfoComm, sponsored by Tandberg, is designed to help education technology managers and their CIOs develop additional return on campus technology investments. Mark Taylor of Columbia University will discuss the impending crisis in higher education and the role of technology; Donald Norris, Ph.D., of Strategic Initiatives, will challenge participants to re-imagine higher education; and Mark Valenti, CTS, of the Sextant Group will inform attendees about the future of learning spaces. L. William Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, Shen, Milsom & Wilke, will then advise participants about how to make the most of their time on the show floor.

A host of other new educational sessions, including several addressing InfoComm’s existing and proposed standards, CTS-D Prep, captioning and simultaneous translation, are being offered. “InfoComm is visited by some of the most innovative people in the world, and they attend the show to see the newest audiovisual technology and to receive world-class education,” says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “Our new features are one reason why InfoComm is a can’t miss event each year.”

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