ASK THE BOARD: End Users at DSE

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What was your biggest takeaway from DSE 2018?
This week’s question is answered by members of the DSE Advisory Board
END USER COUNCIL

Read the Answer by Joel Allard

“In addition to a large helping of the latest and greatest technologies, and the presence of those who drive this industry, the thematic takeaway for me was the increased focus on data and analytics.”
JOEL ALLARD
Senior Business Partner, In-Store Digital – Target
 

Read the Answer by Megan Cardaman

“There’s always so much to see at DSE, so much to learn and so many amazing pieces of content and system changes to absorb.”
MEGAN CARDAMAN
Marketing Content Specialist
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
 

Read the Answer by Penny Carter

“My biggest takeaway from DSE 2018 was the number of software vendors now offering the ability to use interactive technology for more than just wayfinding.”
PENNY CARTER
Digital Signage Lead – Lockheed Martin
 

Read the Answer by Lawrence Chang

“DSE 2018 was once again a tremendous show, and the biggest takeaway I had from it was the development of ‘techorating.’”
LAWRENCE CHANG
Director, IT – Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
 

Read the Answer by Frank Coccaro

“I believe data has become a big part of the future, mainly as it forms and generates content and becomes the content imagining tools. “
FRANK COCCARO
Executive Director of Multimedia
MGM Resorts International
 

Read the Answer by Angel Cordero

“One of my biggest takeaways from DSE 2018 was how we still do not have many outdoor touch screen options.”
ANGEL CORDERO
Signage & Kiosk Solutions – Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
 

Read the Answer by Dominic DeSieno

“My biggest takeaway from this year’s DSE was that the show and the industry as a whole are growing and thriving. There was no shortage of technology or experts to see.”
DOMINIC DeSIENO
Digital Signage Technical Lead, Corporate Video Services Team
Wells Fargo
 

Read the Answer by Len Dudis

“Usually, I see something at DSE that really “wows” me, and that becomes my most memorable takeaway.”
LEN DUDIS
CIO – Grupo Vidanta
 

Read the Answer by Michael Dwyer

“This year, I saw more in the way of how to use our technology in varying ways beyond simple display and signage.”
MICHAEL DWYER
Senior Marketing Manager, Digital – Subway
 

Read the Answer by Paul Fleuranges

“Once again, DSE hit it out of the park. With the largest floor space yet, and vendors from just about every corner of the globe, DSE 2018 showed just how our industry continues to evolve.”
PAUL FLEURANGES
Director of Corporate Initiatives – Metropolitan Transportation Authority
 

Read the Answer by Cheryl Flohr

“While the exhibitions were excellent and provided a great number of ideas, the best part of the show for me this year was the educational seminars.”
CHERYL FLOHR
Director of Communications – Parker Aerospace
 

Read the Answer by Mark Geiger

“My biggest takeaway from DSE 2018 was discovering a new approach for setting up meetings with potential partners.”
MARK GEIGER
Advertising Sales Manager of Products and Services
Georgia World Congress Center
 

Read the Answer by Joshua Goodwin

“Every year, I attend DSE, and every year, I look forward to the latest advances in digital display technology along with some surprises. This year did not disappoint.”
JOSHUA GOODWIN
Digital Media Specialist – Eileen Fisher, Inc.
 

Read the Answer by Gary Harris

“My biggest takeaway was the opportunity to meet with top people in my field and to see the latest technology being displayed (with a chance to ask questions).”
GARY HARRIS
Digital Video Engineer – Notre Dame
 

Read the Answer by Jerry Harris

“Overall, the biggest takeaway for me at DSE 2018 was the digital signage applications within the smart city sector.”
JERRY HARRIS
Senior Director, Creative Services – Georgia Aquarium
 

Read the Answer by Chris King

“DSE 2018 was my first. Being new to digital signage, my biggest takeaway is how diverse and broad the signage industry is.”
CHRIS KING
Kroger Television Operations Manager – The Kroger Co.
 

Read the Answer by Thomas Kunka

“DSE 2018 was an exciting event as always. My biggest takeaway was not among the rich selection of digital signage displays, video walls, or content management systems but rather…”
THOMAS KUNKA
Senior Application Specialist – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
 

Read the Answer by Patricia Mitrano

“The biggest takeaway from DSE 2018 was the experience of engaging with content experts who willingly share their strategies in order to help attendees that are eager to learn.”
PATRICIA MITRANO
Director of Visual Communications – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
 

Read the Answer by Angie Nalepka

“This was my second year at DSE, and I cannot begin to describe the value I got out of it. It is the place for everything related to digital signage.”
ANGIE NALEPKA
Senior Manager, Digital Experience & Creative
Rogers Communications
 

Read the Answer by Michael Oram

“My biggest takeaway from this year’s DSE was that I needed to find a way to clone myself. “
MICHAEL ORAM
Airport Contract Specialist/MA II – McCarran International Airport
 

Read the Answer by Daniel Orme-Doutre

“DSE 2018 surfaced as the largest show in its history. From a massive floor plan to plenty of workshops, networking events and classes, it ended up having very impressive attendance.”
DANIEL ORME-DOUTRE
Media Solution Architect – Microsoft
 

Read the Answer by Randy Poindexter

“My biggest takeaway is that the industry is switching at a fast pace to digital focused efforts (billboard and menu).”
RANDY POINDEXTER
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc.
 

Read the Answer by David Saleme

“The focus on the overall value of a quality digital signage program was a prime takeaway from the 2018 Digital Signage Expo.”
DAVID SALEME
Senior Manager, Business Development
John Glenn Columbus International Airport
 

Read the Answer by Ralph Schorbach

“The 15th annual DSE show held in Las Vegas was another stellar event! The event just grows and gets bigger and better every year.”
RALPH SCHORBACH
IT Manager – Fairplex
 

Read the Answer by Steve Chewie Stavar

“DSE 2018 was a very busy conference for me this year.”
STEVE “CHEWIE” STAVAR
Digital Signage Specialist – West Virginia University
 

Read the Answer by Jessica Stevens

“I think the biggest item that I noticed was a connected environment for experiences that retailers are looking to provide customers…”
JESSICA STEVENS
Senior IT Deployment Manager – Best Buy
 

Read the Answer by Traci Quillen Stewart

“The capability of Networking is my greatest takeaway from DSE 2018…”
TRACI QUILLEN STEWART
Digital Signage Solutions
Eastman Chemical
 

Read the Answer by Ryan West

“My biggest takeaway from the show is that digital signage is a booming and rapidly developing industry with a lot of opportunities for innovation and investment.”
RYAN WEST
Director, Global Equipment Engineering
The Coca-Cola Company
 

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