8 episodes

Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

Automation Unplugged Podcast Ron Callis

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Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

    Automation Unplugged - Show #94 feat. Ian Williams, CEO of Aspire Audio Video Solutions

    Automation Unplugged - Show #94 feat. Ian Williams, CEO of Aspire Audio Video Solutions

    Ian Williams, CEO of Aspire Audio Video Solutions, an accomplished business leader with over 19 years of experience in project management, product delivery, and operations in the Custom Audio Visual Industry. Ian has owned and operated three integration firms and was fortunate to successfully exit his 2nd business through an acquisition.

    Ian is the recipient of 12 CEDIA awards, was named Integrator of the Year by CES/CTA in 2015. Ian has also been featured on the covers of CePro and on Residential Systems magazines. In the fall of 2019 Ian moved to Charleston, SC with his family and has started his newest integration firm, Aspire Audio Video Solutions.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, January 8th at 12:30pm EST.

    • 48 min
    Automation Unplugged - Show #93 feat. Jamie Briesemeister, Co-Founder of Integration Controls

    Automation Unplugged - Show #93 feat. Jamie Briesemeister, Co-Founder of Integration Controls

    In 2004, Jamie Briesemeister co-founded Integration Controls, a home automation company out of St. Louis, MO, that focuses on providing intuitive, design-friendly technology solutions that enhance and simplify life. With a passion to create an exceptional client experience from sales through service, she guides her team to provide forward-thinking home technology solutions that simplify today’s lifestyle. Jamie was selected as one of 2019’s Powerful Women in Consumer Technology and is also a newly elected member of the CEDIA Board of Directors. She has spoken at a number of conferences and seminars, advocating for home technology considerations in the design/build process, as a guest speaker, as an instructor, or presenting CEUs to architects and designers.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, December 11th at 12:30pm EST.

    • 46 min
    Automation Unplugged - Show #92 feat. Michael Oh, President & Founder of TSP

    Automation Unplugged - Show #92 feat. Michael Oh, President & Founder of TSP

    President and founder of TSP, Michael founded his company in 1992 while still a freshman at MIT. Recognized as an Inc 500 company in 2001, TSP has a staff of 15 employees with an annual revenue of $3 million. In 2011 TSP expanded into the residential market with TSP Smart Spaces, a division focused on smart home tech and audio/video integration. Their client list includes first investors of Facebook, Accel, the Boston Celtics, Bose Corporation and a 71 unit MDu in Reykjavik, Iceland.

    Recorded live on Monday, December 2nd at 12:30pm EST.

    • 48 min
    Automation Unplugged - Show #91 feat. Bob Cole, Founder of World Wide Stereo

    Automation Unplugged - Show #91 feat. Bob Cole, Founder of World Wide Stereo

    Bob Cole is the CEO & Founder of World Wide Stereo who just celebrated their 40th Anniversary. Bob currently sits on the Board of Directors of the ProSource Buying Group. He has been featured on numerous publications from USA Today and Rolling Stones to The Financial Times, Huffington Post, and Esquire. He has been recognized as one of the “25 most influential people in CE” and was named to the Consumer Electronics’ Hall of Fame by Dealerscope Magazine.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, November 20th at 12:30pm EST.

    • 46 min
    Automation Unplugged - Show #90 feat. David Frangioni, Director of Frangioni Media

    Automation Unplugged - Show #90 feat. David Frangioni, Director of Frangioni Media

    David Frangioni, an award-winning veteran of the music industry, has expertise ranging from being a drummer and producer to an artist development & label founder, audio consultant, music technologist, integrator, author & engineer.

    He built a ground-breaking music tech consulting business working with Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Pat Metheny, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, Chick Corea, and many more.

    David has authored 3 books including Icon and Crash, along with founding Frangioni Media, Audio One based in South Florida, All Access IDA, and his non-profit Frangioni Foundation. In 2019, David became Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, the world’s #1 drum magazine.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, October 23rd at 12:30 pm EST.

    • 32 min
    Automation Unplugged - Show #89 feat. Matt Scott, President at OMEGA Audio Video

    Automation Unplugged - Show #89 feat. Matt Scott, President at OMEGA Audio Video

    Matt started in pro audio/video at a very early age, running his first live FOH event at age 12. Matt continued in the industry starting OMEGA Audio Video in 2001, specializing in HOW and professional audio/video design and installation. He expanded the services to include residential AV in 2004 and continues to work heavily in both markets. Matt specializes in HOW, live sound, lighting control, home theatre design, control systems, and connected home technologies.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, October 9th, at 12:30pm EST.

    • 50 min

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