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Principal Consultant, Collaboration / AV / Multimedia / Video / UC

Dimension Data

 

Director of Emerging Technology                                                             

Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance                     

 

eMail: David.Danto@DimensionData.com      Follow Industry News: @NJDavidD   

(Read David’s Bio)                         (See David’s CV)                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Featured Blogs:                     Scroll Down For More Content                                             

Expert Opinions For Sale – CHEAP!

Top 10 Reasons To Get Your Remote Collaboration Technology In Order TODAY!

Which Breach, Virus or Pandemic Will Put You Out Of Business

Warp Around The Sun: Today’s Time Machines

The LinkedIn Endorsement Popularity Contest

Driving Adoption of Visual Collaboration Technology

Paris is in London, New York is in Amsterdam, and Everyone is Confused

PowerPoint in Pajamas - The Unified Communications Transformation of Business and Culture

We Are James Bond…and Captain Kirk

Tomorrow is Today…With Apologies To Star Trek

Who is Served by the RFP Process for Technology?

Video for Video’s Sake – How some new UC products entirely miss the point.

InfoComm 2014 – I Think We’ve Got It!

Dilbert Says You’re An Idiot!

In Defense of Industry Conferences

 

Visual Collaboration - The Travel Reduction Myth vs. The Real Value

Tomorrow is Today (With Apologies to Star Trek)

Enterprise Collaboration – The New Normal

We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat…

Videoconferencing Grows Up

 

Tomorrow is Today

The State of Enterprise Collaboration – The Joke’s On Us

AV/IT: Evolve or Die

Psst: What Are the ‘Other Guys’ Doing?

Mobility, Video and the Zees

InfoComm 2013 Preview – Disruptions in the World of Videoconferencing

Being Social, Electronically

First and Second Screens

 

 

 


Presenting views and anecdotes for the frequent traveler

 

First World Problems

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night – And The House Always Wins

Visual Collaboration - The Travel Reduction Myth vs. The Real Value

The Backwards Twitter Barometer

The New Business Traveler

Uber – Just Say No…

Get The Duct Tape – The Airline Is Falling Apart!

Tomorrow is Today

The Traveler’s Toolbox - Part 2

The Traveler’s Toolbox

Why?

The Cheap Seats – In The Bag

The Third World – Queens, New York

Goodbye Forever – Things Gone With The Wind

2013 Year End Wrap – The Best and Worst

The Technology Scapegoat

‘Tis The Season

For Better or Worse?

Pssst, What Are The Other Guys Doing?

Are We There Yet

James Bond and Captain Kirk

Who Wins the Technology Revolution?

Mobility, Video and the Zees

The Right Tool for the Job

The Wild West All Over Again

What Really Would Be Awesome

To Tradeshow or Not To Tradeshow

The Social Media Popularity Contest

The “Good Enough” Mentality in Visual Communications – Think Fred!

First and Second Screens

Being Social, Electronically

PowerPoint in Pajamas – The Transformation of Business and Culture

Hotels, The Internet and French Fries

When Is a Smarter Working Policy Not a Smarter Working Policy

Real Travel vs. Virtual Travel Revisited

Pain In The Neck, Serviced With a Smile

CES 201 IV – The Voyage Home

 

 

 

    

 

 

Nobody Asked Me, But… September 10, 2014

Nobody Asked Me, But… October 2, 2014

Nobody Asked Me, But... November 17, 2014

 

 


The Video Enterprise was a website run by UBM Techweb to discuss videoconferencing and collaboration in corporate and educational enterprises and other organizations.  The site was closed by UBM on November 1, 2012.   These are copies of the blogs I wrote that appeared on that site (with embedded links to Google cached versions for as long as they remain.) 

Airline Hype vs. Collaboration Reality

Big Trends Reshaping Video Communications

Why Videoconferencing is Getting Easier to Implement

Video Conferencing Returns Hours To Your Day

Will Real Video Meeting Etiquette Advice Please Stand Up

Videoconferencing and The Era of Access

The Best Way To Drive Video Usage & Adoption pt. 1

The Best Way To Drive Video Usage & Adoption pt. 2

Smart Buildings Pt. 1 – How This Will Change The Face Of Video & AV

Smart Buildings Pt. 2 – 2012 InfoComm 100 Report – AV Firms Must “Evolve or Die”  

Videoconferencing – Not Just Travel Avoidance, Panic Avoidance 

Remote Collaboration Tools and Kleenex – Doctor’s Orders for Productive Sick Days 

Video Everywhere, But Not a Drop of Interoperability to Drink  

 

 

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The State of Enterprise Collaboration – The Joke’s On Us

AV/IT – “Evolve or Die”

‘Tis The Season

Special Report / InfoComm 13 Preview:  The Changing Face of Collaboration – Disruptions in Videoconferencing

When is a Smarter Working Policy Not A Smarter Working Policy?

Collaboration and Conferencing Predictions for 2013  

How Pervasive Video Will Change Communications

End of Summer 2012 – Nobody Asked Me, But…

Real Travel vs. Virtual Travel – Videoconferencing, Telepresence and the Airline Industry    

Real Travel vs. Virtual Travel Pt. 2 – Where Am I?  Anywhere…   

Fear and Paranoia! - Your House Is Unsecure (if you leave the door open!)   

Are Technology Conferences In Jeopardy?

The “Good Enough” Mentality in Visual Communications – Think Fred!

The Importance of Eye-Contact in Visual Communications

What is Telepresence?

The Convergence of AV and IT – and how to avoid collateral damage from the explosion

No ANYTHING in my Car!

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for the Collaborative Conferencing Industry (for 2012)

 

A View From The Road: Observations on technology trends from the latest conferences and seminars:

All show reviews:  http://www.imcca.org/news/views-from-the-road

Recent reviews:          CES 2014       Enterprise Connect 2014      Interop & NAB 2014   InfoComm 2014

Recent reviews:          CES 2013       Enterprise Connect 2013      NAB 2013      InfoComm 2013      Collaborate: New York         LDI 2013

Recent reviews:          CES 2012       Enterprise Connect 2012      NAB 2012      InfoComm 2012      Wainhouse Summit 2012      LDI 2012

 

Featured Articles:

·         Sound and Communications, Spring 2014 ITAV Report.  AV/IT: The Ultimate Shotgun Wedding

·         World Commerce Review, March 2014. The Continuing Evolution of Collaborative Technologies   

·         Sound and Communications, Spring 2013 ITAV Report.  Videoconferencing Hardware vs. Software

·         World Commerce Review, March 2013.  Recent Changes in Unified Communications, Consumerization and Related Technologies

·         International Society for Presence Research Executive Insights, October 2012.  Thoughts on Telepresence, Presence and Collaboration

·         Sound and Communications, Fall 2012 ITAV Report.  How Will Mobility Change The Face Of Videoconferencing

·         World Commerce Review, March 2012.  Recent Developments in Collaborative Communications, Mobility and the Cloud

·         Channel Partners, January 2012. Overcoming Hurdles to UC Adoption

·         Sound and Communications, Spring 2011 ITAV Report.  New Directions For Collaborative Conferencing

·         AT&T and the Economist Intelligence Unit, Spring 2009.  Today’s Virtual Power Tools

·         Sound and Communications, Fall 2008 ITAV Report. UC – Stepping into the Future Without Abandoning The Past

·         Sound and Communications, Spring 2008 ITAV Report. The Top Ten Things an AV Technician / an IT Helpdesk Operator Should Learn (2 articles)

·         Sound and Communications, May 2008. Worlds Apart but Across the Table

·         World Commerce Review, December 2007.  Telepresence: A background and analysis that goes beyond the hype

 

Video Presentations:

·   David joins industry colleagues to lead a video discussion about trends from InfoComm 2014 Click Here To View

·   David answers a complex question at the 2014 NSCA Business & Leadership conference Click here to view (article and embedded video)

·   David moderates a panel discussion on Smarter Working for Plantronics in San Francisco in January 2013. Many topics were discussed, including:

*Work is not where you go, it's what you do
*Pervasive Video is here now - how do we get organizations to realize the benefits
*What are the obstacles to adoption

It's worth the 45 minutes to watch the discussion – and specifically the first 10 minutes where David explains how the social and business impact of Pervasive Video will radically change where people live and how organizations recruit over the next few years.  Click Here To View

 

·   David presents “Video – Out Of the AV World, Into the Real World and Onto the Cloud” at the Wainhouse Research Collaboration Summit in July of 2012. Click Here To View,

 

·   David comments on visual collaborative communications in a video put together for Polycom's Executive Briefing Centers.   Click Here To View. 

 

·   David moderates the closing panel of the 2010 Wainhouse Research Collaboration Summit.  Click Here To View.  Scroll down to the last entry in the agenda and click “View Archive”.  Free registration is required – needing your name and email.

 

·   David gives a Unified Communications educational seminar for InfoComm in Atlanta - March 2011.  Click Here To View.

 

 

 

Webcasts, Webinars:

·   David and Scott Cruikshank of Dimension Data presented a series of three webinars in 2012 for Ziff Davis Enterprise eSeminars.  The first was on May 23rd, the second on June 6th, the third on June 23rd.  These webinars were recorded live and are available now for on-demand viewing.  Registration is free.  Click Here To View.  The topics are:

 

·         Out of the AV World, into the Real World - Making Video a Part of Your UC Strategy

·         Visual Collaboration – Everywhere for Everyone - Making Pervasive Video Work in the Real World   

·         Driving Enterprise Video Adoption -  The Roadmap to Success   

 

·   David and Wainhouse Research’s Ira Weinstein present Four Steps to Drive Video Adoption Across Your Organization on behalf of Dimension Data and Enterprise Connect (free registration required to view.)   Click Here To View. 

 

 

 

Future Engagements / Appearances: (click the logo to go to the event page)

 

 

·         David will be attending the LDI Show in November 2014 

 

·         David will attend the International CES conference in January 2015 as an Industry Analyst    

 

·         David will be a panelist / speaker at Enterprise Connect in March 2015