44 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

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

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 #131 feat. Ryan Anderson, CEO of Bravas

    Automation Unplugged Episode #131 feat. Ryan Anderson, CEO of Bravas

    Before joining Bravas as their CEO in 2018, Ryan spent 15 of his 20 years in the custom integration industry as founder of Kansas City smart home integration firm, Elevated Electronics. Today, Elevated Electronics is now the KC Bravas location.

    At Bravas, Ryan leads their corporate team and identifies and prepares potential candidates for acquisition.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    • 58 min
    Automation Unplugged Episode #130 feat. Shaun Schuetz, VP of Sales Americas of AudioQuest

    Automation Unplugged Episode #130 feat. Shaun Schuetz, VP of Sales Americas of AudioQuest

    With over 20 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, Shaun has called on mom-and-pop shops, custom integration firms of all sizes all the way up to mass-market big-box chains such as Best Buy.

    Shaun joined AudioQuest in 2012 with the opportunity to live in Taipei for four years representing their distributors throughout Asia.

    In 2016, Shaun and his family moved back to the States and has held multiple positions including his current role as AudioQuest's VP of Sales for the Americas.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Automation Unplugged Episode #129 feat. Ken Vanemon, Sr Regional Sales Manager of Sapphire Marketing

    Automation Unplugged Episode #129 feat. Ken Vanemon, Sr Regional Sales Manager of Sapphire Marketing

    With over 25 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics Industry, Ken has worked in various roles from Operations Manager at Best Buy to Independent Manufacturers Sales Rep at JVC.

    Ken joined AV manufacturer rep, Sapphire Marketing, in 2008, and represents their New York/New Jersey region as Sr. Regional Sales Manager.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    • 54 min
    Automation Unplugged Episode #128 feat. Rusty Deeble, President of Digital Installers

    Automation Unplugged Episode #128 feat. Rusty Deeble, President of Digital Installers

    We initially spoke with Rusty on May 6th, 2020, where he gave us a tour of their recently renovated Long Beach showroom. To catch the full video tour, visit the One Firefly Facebook page or go to our website, onefirefly.com/au.

    We catch up with Rusty 2 months later to get a closer look at how recent world events have affected his business and his thoughts on the overall future of our industry.

    Rusty founded Digital Installers in 2001. Since inception, he has worked hard to make his customers happy by providing friendly, professional, and clean custom audio/video installations regardless of project size.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    • 1 hr
    Automation Unplugged Episode #127 feat. Wim De Vos, Thunder Lizard of Genesis Home Technology

    Automation Unplugged Episode #127 feat. Wim De Vos, Thunder Lizard of Genesis Home Technology

    We initially spoke with Wim on April 14th, 2020 and discussed the challenges his European-firm, Genesis, Home Technology Architects, and clients were experiencing due to the lockdowns.

    We catch up with Wim 2.5 months later as the lockdowns have begun to lift throughout Europe. Wim shares a new perspective on his company approach and the state of the custom integration industry.

    Genesis has been growing for over 10 years and offers design, training, and marketing solutions with its premium branded products to a select network of 300 certified installation partners in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    • 48 min
    Automation Unplugged Episode #126 feat. Maryellen Oswald, Publisher of Connected Design Magazine

    Automation Unplugged Episode #126 feat. Maryellen Oswald, Publisher of Connected Design Magazine

    With 22 years in consumer publication, Maryellen and her team at Connected Design Magazine work to build bridges and create networking opportunities between technology professionals and the design & build community.

    Connected Design Magazine is a seasonal publication venture between CT Lab Global Media and IFA that offers a visual showcase of the modern-day technology industry partnering with world-class architects, builders, and designers as they pioneer a new era of sophisticated connected homes.

    Recorded live on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Carlee Padgett ,

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!

nutellakell ,

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!

messidot ,

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.

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