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David J. Danto

 

Collaboration Industry Consultant and Analyst

Covering AV / IoT / Mobility / Multimedia / Video / Unified Communications

 

Director of UC Strategy and Research

Poly, an HP Company (formerly Plantronics / Polycom)

 

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

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Featured Blogs:                                                             

                   

Organizational Culture

Inevitable Change – And The Fights Against It

The Future Of Work – Toto, We’re Not In Kansas Any More

Crystal Balls

Are Remote And Hybrid Workers Causing A Crisis?

Ho Ho Home Office

Virtual Event Attendance Should Never Stop

Are We There Yet?

The Evolving Nature Of Work And Collaboration: Why Work From Home is Here to Stay

Two Enterprise Conversations

Not Your Typical Wednesday….

When Culture Changes Faster Than Companies

The Value Of Hated Social Media Platforms

Reach Out And Touch Someone

The Year Of Living Virtually

Doing Just One Thing

Giving Thanks In This Oddest Of Years

Almost A Year Into The COVID19 Pandemic, The Truth About Hybrid Working Reveals Itself

Videoconferencing And Remote Working – We Were Right!

The Definitive Working From Home Guide

The IMCCA’s Collaboration Week New York 2020 – My Thank You

The Return Of This Blog – The Rise Of The Remote Worker

The 2020 Flush-List

Culture And Technology

My Window Into Remote Working

My Thoughts On Vulnerabilities In General Compute Devices For Collaboration

Why Do We Travel?

Spam, Spam, Spam, Baked Beans and Spam

Universal Video Interoperability Achieved (an industry blog for April 1st )

Choosing A Side

Social Media And The Dead Past

Our Remote Working Biases

Join Me At InfoComm 18 In Las Vegas

The Cost Of Cheap Collaboration

Why Are You Ignoring Your Collaboration Strategy

Huddle Rooms – A Definitive Guide To Outfitting Your Smaller Collaboration Spaces

Smarter Working In 2017

“Not To Be Missed” at InfoComm 17

Don’t Learn The Wrong Lesson – Part 2

A New Day In Collaboration – Letting End-Users Take The Lead (for Vyopta)

Don’t Learn The Wrong Lesson

Oh Gosh, Not Another Video Service…

Touch and Collaborate! The Interactive Display Comes Of Age

We’ve All Become Unpaid Beta Testers

Soda-Cracker Videoconferencing

Did UC That Bat-Turn?

Are You Winning The Wacky Race?

Danto’s InfoComm 2016 Hidden Gems

How do you use this thing? - The past and future of the videoconference room part 3: The User Interface

Trump Tells Bill O'Reilly How To Look 20 Years Younger Without Surgery

Where Am I? - The past and future of the videoconference room – Part 2: The Room

Time For Enterprises To Re-Think AV

CES – What To Expect In Technology In 2016

The Digital Disruption And Our Brave New World

Say Cheese: The Past And Future Of The Videoconferencing Camera

UC By Any Other Name…

Tomorrow Is Today Revisited (With Apologies To Star Trek)

What Is An Expert

What Not To Include In Your Collaboration Ecosystem

Retiring The Out Of Office Message

Five More Bits Of Career Wisdom I Learned From Unlikely Sources

Five Bits Of Career Wisdom I Learned From Unlikely Sources

If Airlines Were Restaurants

Time to Take Back The Sky

InfoComm 15 Session Report – Workspaces For Tomorrow

Real Nerds vs. Fake Nerds

CEO Math Quiz

The Electronic Water Cooler – Or why Google and Yahoo are Wrong

The Interview and other Black Swans

Collaboration and Video – Now Easier Than Ever

The Upside-Down Bucket List

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

 

Five Workplace Trends For 2022

Chapman University Partners with Poly to Support Distance Learning

Poly Innovations Support A More Inclusive Workforce

Taming Cable Clutter with the Poly Studio X

Powering Hybrid Classrooms

The Truth About Hybrid Working Reveals Itself

Revisiting Enterprise Managers During The New Normal

Helping New Jersey’s Developmentally Delayed Toddlers With The Poly Studio

The Phenomenon of Video Fatigue and How to Avoid It

COVID19 – How Enterprises Have Managed the Transition to Remote Working

Six Predictions For Collaboration In The Next Decade

Smarter Working 2020

Small Steps

Championship Teams

Choosing A Side

 

 

 

 

 

The Evolving Nature Of Work And Collaboration: Why Work From Home is Here to Stay

 

 

 

My TechDecisions

 

Accepting the Reality: Top 10 Hybrid Work Predictions for 2022

 

 

 

 

The Covid 19 Pandemic and Distance Learning Today

 

Bimodal IT: Changing Your IT Department From Rule Police To Business Partner

In The World Of Enterprise Technology, The Future Is Now

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

Smart Working: Am I Working Right Now?  

Will Real Videoconferencing Etiquette Please Stand-Up

 

 

How Do You Use This Thing: The past and future of the videoconference room part 3: The User Interface

Where Am I: The past and future of the videoconference room part 2: The Room

Say Cheese: The past and future of the videoconference room part 1: The Camera

What Not to Include in Your Collaboration Ecosystem

More of Less and Less of More: The needs of today's enterprise collaboration rooms

Retiring The Out-Of-Office Message

“Lather, Rinse, Repeat” – or How Poor Planning Makes Great Technology Useless

Leftover Enterprise Thoughts from CES 2015

When Tomorrow Comes

 

 

How Vulnerable Are Your Enterprise Conference Rooms

 

 

Touch And Collaborate – Part 1

Touch And Collaborate - Part 2

 Touch And Collaborate - Part 3

Everything InfoComm, IMCCA and UCC

The Changing World Of Unified Communications

How Vulnerable Are Your Enterprise Conference Rooms

Urgent AV and Collaboration Advice Almost Everyone Ignores, Part 1

Urgent AV and Collaboration Advice Almost Everyone Ignores, Part 2

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

AV/IT: Evolve or Die

 

 

 

 


Podcast and Discussion / Transcript – Bimodal IT & Collaboration: The Perfect Storm for the CIO

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along – Unifying Unified Communications

Podcast and Discussion / Transcript – Unifying Communications

 

 

 


Presenting views and anecdotes for the frequent traveler

 

 

The Worst

Summer To Fall Random Thoughts

Twenty-One Years Ago

Give Me Credit

Mailbag

The Multiverse Of Madness

Inevitable Change – And The Fights Against It

Misplaced Priorities

Be Careful What You Wish For

Where Have All The Frequent Flyers Gone

Will The Next Flyer Come On Down!

2022 Halfway Point Thoughts

Sandals Royal Bahamian - A Post-COVID Lockdown Summer Trip Report

Good And Bad And Circular Logic

Lost Vegas Again

Remote Working Works

Things Only Frequent Travelers Know

Notes From A Road-Trip 2 – A Week In Barcelona Part 2

Notes From A Road-Trip 2 – A Week In Barcelona Part 1

Loving And Hating Travel

Notes From A Road Trip

Who Was That Masked Man

More Airlines And Restaurants

What Have We Done?

Our New Travel Realities

Quick Notes From The Road

It Ain’t Over

AT&Terrible

T&E

Greed

Today’s Airline Loyalty – Crying Wolf And Paying Thieves

Our New Normal

My Personal Message

Proper Planning Prevents…Nothing

CES 2022 Part 2

CES 2022 Part 1

Good Riddance 2021

Holiday Treasure Hunt

Ho Ho Home Office

 

Click Here For Archived JoeSentMe Blogs From 2021 And Prior

 

 

    

 

 

Nobody Asked Me, But…Special InfoComm Edition

Nobody Asked Me, But…February 9, 2015

Nobody Asked Me, But…December 26, 2014

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

Nobody Asked Me, But… October 2, 2014

Nobody Asked Me, But… September 10, 2014

 

 

    

Accepting The Reality: My Top 10 Predictions For 2022

An IT Guy’s Guide to ‘Talking Legacy AV’  (the blog that launched a thousand tweets)

AV Industry: Wake UP!

 

 


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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A View NOT From The Road – AV / COVID19 Edition

Huddle Rooms – A Definitive Guide To Outfitting Your Smaller Collaboration Spaces

Touch and Collaborate! The Interactive Display Comes Of Age

What Is Unified Communications Today

Goodbye to 2014

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

‘Tis The Season

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

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!

 

A View From The Road: Observations on technology trends from the latest conferences and seminars.  In 2022 I’m morphing these from written articles to webcasts:

Recent reviews:          CES 2022       Enterprise Connect 2022      NAB 2022      InfoComm 2022 was a COVID Superspreader

Recent reviews:          CES 2020       A View NOT From The Road – AV / COVID19 Edition  Sadly, it seems the road is closed for the rest of 2020 & early 2021 due to COVID-19.

Recent reviews:          CES 2019       Enterprise Connect 2019      NAB 2019      InfoComm 2019

Recent reviews:          CES 2018       Enterprise Connect 2018      NAB 2018      InfoComm 2018      LDI and Year End Wrap

Recent reviews:          CES 2017       Enterprise Connect 2017      NAB 2017      InfoComm 2017      LDI 2017 and Year End Wrap

Recent reviews:          CES 2016       InfoComm Connections SJ & Enterprise Connect 2016  InfoComm 2016       LDI 2016 & Year End Wrap

Recent reviews:          CES 2015       InfoComm Connections SJ & Enterprise Connect 2015  NAB & Interop 2015  InfoComm 2015   LDI 2015 & Year End Wrap

Recent reviews:          CES 2014       Enterprise Connect 2014      Interop & NAB 2014   InfoComm 2014     LDI 2014 & Year End Wrap

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

 

                     Grab Bag – Things that don’t fit anywhere else…

 

Time to Up-Level says Poly’s Danto – Telecom Reseller’s Interview with David Danto, discussing 2022 predictions  

Peeling The Onion On The Next Normal – A look at the post-pandemic conferencing world for BT

Videoconferencing Platforms And Pitfalls – David is quoted throughout the article

How To Future Proof Your Hybrid Work Model – David is quoted throughout the article

Telecom Reseller Podcast: A 2014 prediction hits home in 2020, as Poly’s Director of UC Strategy and Research looks beyond a year of upheaval

Video Collaboration Has Finally Arrived – a rAVe article with predictions for 2021

Webcast – How to Ensure Your Collaboration Is Secure

Collaboration in 2020 and Beyond: Predictions for Next Year

Top Ten Unified Communications Experts (2018 by EM360)

UC Today “Out Loud” CES 2018 Review Podcast

UC Today “Out Loud” Huddle Room 101 Podcast

Technology Grab Bag – Product Reviews July 2015

Let’sDoVideo.com’s coverage of InfoComm 2015 UC Solution Summit

The 2015 Prediction Match Game

Custom vs. Off-The-Shelf (article about the keynote at InfoComm Connections 2015 San Jose)

 

 

 

Featured Articles:

·         Collaboration Today And Tomorrow – Editor of September issue – Collaboration T&T September 2022

·         Collaboration Today And Tomorrow – Editor of entire June 2022 issue – Collaboration T&T June 2022

·         Sound & Communications Fall 2021 ITAV Report – On The Road Again (editor, author of multiple segments) Entire Issue

·         CE Pro September 2021 guest article - The Evolving Nature Of Work And Collaboration: Why Work From Home is Here to Stay

·         Sound & Communications Spring 2021 ITAV Report - Education (editor, author of multiple segments) Entire Issue

·         Sound & Communications IoT column March 2021 - Remote Work: A Whole New World

·         Sound & Communications IoT column December 2020 - The Dominoes Will Fall: Predictions For The New Year

·         Sound & Communications Fall 2020 ITAV Report (editor, author of multiple segments) Entire Issue

·         Sound & Communications IoT column August 2020 – Business As Unusual

·         Sound & Communications Spring 2020 ITAV Report (editor, author of multiple segments) Entire Issue

·         Sound & Communications Blog - Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) And Virtualization Are Today’s Reality – Have you been paying attention?

·         Sound & Communications January 2020 IoT Article: Turning The Paige On The Naive Decade

·         Sound & Communications Fall 2019 ITAV Report (editor, author of multiple segments) Entire Issue

·         Sound & Communications August 2019 IoT Article: The Beginning Of The End For Purpose-Built Collaboration Devices?

·         Sound & Communications Spring 2019 ITAV Report (editor, author of multiple segments) Entire Issue

·         Sound & Communications Fall 2018 ITAV Report (author) Come Together, Right Now, Over UC

·         Sound & Communications Spring 2018 ITAV Report (author) Voice Control and AI Assistants in Conference Rooms

·         Sound & Communications Winter 2018 ITAV Report (contributor) The Upside Of Uptime

·         Sound & Communications Fall 2017 ITAV Report (author) Emerging Trends in Collaboration

·         Integrate Expo 2017 Preview – Emerging Trends in UC and Collaboration

·         Sound & Communications Spring 2017 ITAV Report (author) Touch and Collaborate - Will the latest IWB craze finally result in widespread enterprise adoption?

·         Systems Contractor News February 2017 article on Huddle Rooms (contributor) You Can Bundle ‘Em – Huddle Rooms are worth your time

·         Sound & Communications Fall 2016 ITAV Report  (contributor) – Security and Privacy Concerns in AV

·         Sound & Communications Spring 2016 ITAV Report – The Nature of Huddle Rooms

·         Sound & Communications Fall 2015 ITAV Report – How Secure Are Your Videoconference Rooms?

·         Sound and Video Contractor May 2015 Special Supplement – Huddle Rooms – Collaboration and Convergence – The changing nature of the AV/IT user and professional (two pages in)

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

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

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

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

·         Sound & 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:

 

·   2021: A New Hope - turning the page on the awful 2020 and taking a quick look ahead in #UComs and Collab 2021. – Click here to view

·   The internet’s mightiest UC and AV influencers get together for the crossover event of the year – Pandemic Endgame – Click here to view

·   David presents the realities of collaboration in the COVID19 pandemic to the USDLAClick here to view

·   David moderates a series of informational webcasts for the IMCCA during the pandemic – Click here to view

·   David discusses video endpoint security for Poly’s 2020 EC Virtual Showcase Click here to view

·   The Poly Secret Coffee Crystals Project (Mocumentary on the launch of new Studio X series for industry analysts.) Click here to view

·   David moderates the ZiipRoom / Sound & Communications webinar on Huddle Rooms – Click Here For Free Registration

·   David presents Emerging Trends in Videoconferencing, Unified Communications and Huddle Rooms at InfoComm 2017 – Click Here To View

·   David hosts an IMCCA webcast about Plantronics Habitat Soundscaping November 2017 – Click Here To View

·   David moderates the InfoComm 2017 discussion on The Explosion Of Huddle Rooms – Click Here To View

·   David presents on the future of collaboration in the workspace at the Missouri School of Journalism – RJI - Click Here To View

·   David again joins Jules Trono, David Maldow and Simon Dudley to discuss and wrap-up InfoComm 2015 – Click Here To View

·   David joins industry colleagues to lead a discussion previewing trends expected at InfoComm 2015 Click Here To View

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

 

 

 

Podcasts, Webcasts, Webinars:

·   An IMCCA Thanksgiving Webinar: The Future Of Work – Collaboration’s New Best Practices – Click here to register and watch on demand

·   The IMCCA Pandemic Coda – One year into the horrific pandemic, industry people talk about what we experienced, learned and mourned – Click here to watch

·   IMCCA 2020 Wrap Up and 2021 Predictions – Click here to watch

·   David moderates webcasts providing support during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

·         The UC&C Industry Responds to the Pandemic – Click here to watch

·         Collaboration Technology News & Updates We Missed At Cancelled/Postponed Conferences – Click here to watch

·         Expert Advice For The New Remote Worker – Click here to watch

·         Home Videoconferencing Tips – Click here to watch

·   David hosts many webinars for IMCCA-TV – Click here to see them all

·   David discusses Poly’s collaboration presence at ISE 2020 – Click here to watch

·   David discusses the decade to come and Poly’s role in it with Telecom Reseller’s Doug Green – Click here to listen

·   David discusses InfoComm 19, the UC industry and all things Poly with Lets Do Video’s David Maldow – Click here to watch

·   David hosts “Connected!” a monthly webcast for AVNation-TVClick Here to view

·   David is interviewed by Clark Buckner of Technology Advice on the topics of Smarter Working, Workplaces For Tomorrow and presenting at the Interop 2015 Conference.  Click Here to read the Information Week excerpts and hear the podcast.

·   David is a panelist on How to handle the Huddle Room for SCN magazine

·   David’s Keynote Presentation at InfoComm Connections San Jose on March 4th 2015 – Click Here to see the slides that were presented.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

·          David will author the collaboration track & present in September & October

·          David will cover CES 2023 as a publication editor and industry analyst, and will produce the annual video wrap-up from there