How long have you worked in the industry?
I have worked in the AV industry for 6 years
What were your previous job roles / companies?
I started my AV career in distribution working for Tech Data Maverick. I was responsible for the key AV partners and large project roll outs. After 3 years I joined Project Audio Visual as a ‘Unified communications specialist’. I decided to make this change as I wanted to work in a more customer facing role working with end users directly. After a successful 19 months with Project Audio Visual, I saw a fantastic opportunity to work for Clevertouch to cement the brand as a leader in Collaboration and communication solutions.
Why did you want to work for Clevertouch?
Firstly, I was amazed by the portfolio of products and the Clevertouch eco-system. I was impressed how Clevertouch have a solution from when you first walk into reception to then collaborating in a boardroom. From my first visit to the London showroom as a reseller, I was so impressed by the space that has been carefully created for end users and resellers and I knew this is where I would want to work.
What’s the favourite part of your job so far?
My favourite part of the role has been the engagement with the end users. It has been great to listen to their vision of the workplace and how we have a solution that will bring this to life, whether its in room or out of rooms collaboration or even digital signage in the workplace
What do enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time I am a big music fan – Whether its headphones in, listening to vinyl or going to a gig. I am often surrounded by music. Do I also mention I am keen Tottenham fan?
What got you interested in technology? What was the first piece of tech that you owned?
From a young age I have always been fascinated by technology - I like to push technology to its full capability. I remember completely dismantling a blackberry and then putting it back together, well trying to atleast.
Where do you see the industry going in the next 5 years?
The past two years has completely changed the industry as it is, but I see the next five years as an exciting time for AV. I believe we will see more automation and custom workflows within the modern workplace. As Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular, employees will expect the same automation in the office. With our Clevertouch MDM application, this allows for customisation to a specific way of working. This gives staff a consistent experience across the workplace and allows them to enjoy going into the office.
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