• Confessions of a CTO Lurker

    Probably like any other Founder/CTO in a startup, my day consists of a huge variety of things – meeting with technology partners, going to on-site visits with customers, designing products, engineering, speaking at events…the list goes on. I’ve discovered that one of my “hidden” jobs is at least as important as these other things and it’s been paying off. This job isn’t at the forefront of my job title, my board and management team don’t hardly notice I’m doing it – but I’d recommend the same to any CTO, Product Manager, or Founder. ... Read More »

  • Displays No Longer Dominate the Living Room

    A friend who works at a large content streaming company recently gave me a glimpse at a study that focused on the role of television in the household and wow – the results were quite shocking. I would argue the results will have significant impact on how displays are used in the enterprise as well as the home. The study, from the award winning research agency, Sparkler, puts an end to the long-standing belief that the television is the center point for social interaction in the living room. The viewpoint that ... Read More »

  • The Emotional Arc of Meetings

    I’ve started the New Year with a near constant tour of conference rooms, war rooms, classrooms, huddle spaces, and other places where meetings of any kind are held. In the first three weeks of the year, I’ve visited four major cities and countless business and university campuses. I’ve been trying to gain a deeper understanding of meeting culture and how technology is impacting those trends, for better or worse. Some of the most consistent and obvious themes that I’ve noticed is that meetings need to start faster, involve more input from participants, and support seamless collaboration, which is centered around the content ... Read More »

  • 2016 The Year of Living (Working) Dangerously

    The world of audio-visual technology and software has been an exciting place to be over the past several years.  Anyone who has seen the transition from analog to digital, to IP-based everything, and now to software can attest to that. It’s been both volatile (anyone remember Tweeter? How about Kodak?) and profitable for the right companies.  It looks like 2016 will be even more-so. Workplace transformations that began a few years ago (and had their roots in early research like the Office of the Future Project) are poised to dramatically change how AV companies ... Read More »

  • Campus Emergencies, Displays, and the Edison Effect

    The tragic events on college campuses in recent weeks have led to some important meetings with my customers in higher-ed.  We take customer feedback seriously and use it to inform our product development strategy, and right now, I am getting some interesting direction about an unintended but potentially very valuable use of our product. In the world of science, the Edison effect refers to how electrons are able to escape a cathode into a vacuum – creating the foundation for lightbulbs, the science of thermionics, and other aspects of display technology.  In ... Read More »