This month we hosted our 10th annual Business Technology Conference. It is amazing how quickly 10 years passed and even more amazing is the advancements in technology over those 10 years.
BTC has served the Midwest as a showcase for technology as well as a source for education in technology, this year's event was no different. A few of my personal highlights from the day include:
The opportunity to host a group of students from Hamilton Technical College. It was great to see their enthusiasm in our industry, how technology is applied and where the future is headed.
The new technologies and live-hands-on demos such as LED lighting and 3D projection/interaction had attendees lined up throughout the day.
A chance to talk with our keynote, technology innovator Nicholas Webb, about how technology will continue to evolve, where it's heading and how it'll impact our lives.
The activity on the show floor and the busy classes. It was great to see the classes packed with attendees from our local communities taking advantage of the industry and technology education offered.
Our staff and partners. Their pride and passion for technology and their hard work and commitment to our customers, this reminds me of how lucky I am to be part of it all.
This month's newsletter shares some highlights, partners and technologies from the event. We hope to see you at next year's BTC, October 17, 2017.
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Highlights from BTC
CEC Expands IT Portfolio
In order to serve the growing customer base and expand their footprint, CEC opened its 3rd Wisconsin office in the Milwaukee metro area on July 1st. The new office located in Waukesha will provide AV, Fire and Security, Healthcare and IT service to Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
CEC is excited to announce the availability of a new lighting technology that uses Ethernet cables to power and control LED lighting fixtures. Through a partnership with Innovative Lighting, a market leader in LED technology, CEC offers LED lighting design, integration, and technical services. As more devices connect to networks, CEC can help customers get new lighting systems as well as ensure that their networks are set up to support this emerging technology and the time- and money-saving benefits it provides.
BTC Attendees Gain Industry Accreditation's
New at this year's event, attendees had the opportunity to gain certification credits from BICSI, AIA, NSCA and InfoComm. Technology Evangelist Joseph Cornwall, shared emerging technologies that will change the future of AV and looked at ways to integrate devices into your AV systems. Some of the insight Joseph shared can be found in this article.
CEC Focuses on Next Generation
Encouraging students to consider careers in the industry, CEC invited a class from Hamilton Technical College to visit BTC. The students had an opportunity to spend time with the CEC technical teams, sit in on a class and get a glimpse of the technologies they could work with in the future.