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 Episode #193 feat. Theo Tsavoussis CEO at Prometheus Systems
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Theo Tsavoussis is an audio-video integrator passionate about Bitcoin mining and sharing his knowledge of cryptocurrency. Theo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and then went on to pursue his master’s in computer science. In 1997, he founded Prometheus Systems, an AV integration company that specializes in high-end residential projects. While Prometheus Systems is based in the Bahamas, Theo has completed projects throughout the Caribbean and throughout North and South America. After reading Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper, an informational guide about Bitcoin, in 2011, Theo became interested in Bitcoin. Today, Theo is a Crypto Investor and active speaker and educator having led numerous talks on the future of cryptocurrency.
Recorded live on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.
Automation Unplugged Episode #192 feat. Paul Starkey Partner at PrepTech and Aspire Liquidity Partners
Paul Starkey is a 28-year Custom Installation Industry veteran focused on helping others reach their top potential, building a great business, and innovating when it seems impossible. Paul began his CI career at ELAN under Square D in 1993. As the Sales Vice President at Elan, he engineered a buyout with fellow managers and sold the business to Nortek Control in 2003. Over the years, Paul has raised venture capital and been involved in a dozen buy-sell transactions. Recently, Paul sold VITAL MGMT and has co-founded PrepTech and Aspire Liquidity Partners with Steve Firszt. They have also authored Hitting for the Cycle, a guidebook for the CI space. Outside of the business, Paul and his wife have founded a charitable organization, Building Better Lives, to actively support and raise money for the fight against sex trafficking.
Recorded live on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.
Automation Unplugged Episode #191 feat. Jeff Costello Vice President of Sales at Nortek Control
Jeff Costello is a recognized sales leader focused on driving revenue through resellers, strategic partnerships, and direct sales. With over 25 years of CI industry experience, he has led worldwide sales teams, supported partners in over 100 different countries, and participated in numerous company acquisitions. When not working, Jeff can be found in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area with his wife, Trina, and their dogs, Bentley and Bo. Jeff is also the author of Surfing with the Bishop, a funny novel about working in the technology industry.
Recorded live on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.
Automation Unplugged Episode #190 feat. Scott Abel Director of Quality and Consumer at SAV Digital Environments
Scott Abel is an expert marketer and in his role as the Director of Quality & Customer, he is focused on brand management, marketing analytics, and content strategies at SAV. After graduating from Montana State University in 2002, he worked as an in-house designer of a well-respected ranch and home supply store. Scott then went on to pursue his master’s degree at the Academy of Art University which catapulted him into freelancing at design firms throughout Silicon Valley. After eight years in the Bay Area, Scott moved back to Montana and joined the team at SAV Digital Environments.
Recorded live on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.
Automation Unplugged Episode #189 feat. Robert Burns Chief Operating Officer at CO-DA
Robert Burns is an integrator with over 20 years of audio-video experience and in his role as COO, he focuses on growing and improving their performance and efficiency across all departments. In 2010, Robert and Chris Wissa merged their companies and founded Audio Video Concepts & Design, Inc headquartered in Indian Trail, North Carolina. In 2019, Chris and Robert decided to rebrand their firm to what is now known as CO-DA and are focused on multiple verticals including House of Worship AV, Commercial AV, Residential AV, and their electrical division, CO-DA Power. Outside of the business, Robert is also on the Savant Advisory Council and was recently a Keynote Speaker at the Azione Unlimited Conference in 2021.
Recorded live on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.
Automation Unplugged Episode #188 feat. Casey Levy-Tulloch Manager of Business Development at Josh.ai
Casey Levy-Tulloch is a visionary focused on building business relationships and developing new market growth opportunities. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by entrepreneurial parents, Casey grew up tinkering with technology and has always had a passion for innovation. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a degree in Business Administration. Casey joined the Josh.ai team as an early employee over four years ago and now manages the company's business strategy and partnerships. As a former collegiate athlete, he brings a competitive drive and team-oriented mindset that has helped drive Josh.ai’s rapid growth.
Recorded live on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.
Informative and Fun!
Love the variety of speakers and how Ron guides the interviews to be fun yet informative each week. Deepens my industry knowledge with every episode!
Informative & Fun
Ron’s conversations with guests are insightful, humorous, and positive. You’re sure to learn a lot. Plus love the new theme song. Inspiring!
Love this podcast!
Every guest Ron brings on shares such great insight and perspective to our industry. I always enjoy listening to every show and learning more about the custom integration space.