ASK THE BOARD: Game-Changing Technologies

What technology will be a game-changer for your business in 2016 and beyond?
This week’s question is answered by members of the DSE Advisory Board

Read the Answer by Penny Carter

“The buzzword all around my company is 4K. While it seems that all vendors are putting out 4K and even 8K displays, the fact remains that the majority of the content created by our in-house media team is not 4K quality.”
Digital Signage Lead – Lockheed Martin

Read the Answer by Michael Collins

“Data integrations, from sales reporting to real-time, automated updates, will be a game-changer for the industry.”
IT Project Lead – Aramark

Read the Answer by Len Dudis

“Realizing of course that even though these are industry buzzwords we’re hearing all around us, mobility and IoT are buzzwords for good reason and will be the most significant game-changers for our business in 2016 and beyond.”
Corporate Vice President, IT – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Read the Answer by Kim Dwyer

“Right now, I am most excited about beacon technology. I heard a lot about it at the Digital Signage Expo in 2015, and I hope to learn even more in 2016. For my organization, wayfinding is a top priority.”
Corporate Communications Senior Account Manager – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Read the Answer by Adam Feldman

“There are so many different technologies that we see from year to year, and it’s hard to pick the one that we feel will be a game-changer for our business in the coming year.”
Executive Director, Audio Visual Systems and Digital Media Distribution – MGM Resorts International

Read the Answer by Cheryl Flohr

“My response is more about a game-changer for our nation, rather than my business. The use of mobile money is about to become a common, everyday occurrence. We have already seen countless financial operations move to online transactions.”
Director, Communications – Parker Aerospace

Read the Answer by Amanda Grabowski

“While not a specific type of technology, we have embraced the big data movement at the University of Michigan. Since the web is undergoing a dramatic shift, and is most definitely the hub of people’s daily business, expectations surrounding it are rapidly expanding.”
Business Systems Analyst – University of Michigan

Read the Answer by Spencer Graham

“I would have to say that, while neither are new technologies per se, we are seeing a significant uptick in demand for Walls of Honor/Donor Recognition Walls and also demand for serious wayfinding deployment at WVU.”
Manager of Operations, Information Stations, Interactive Video, Network & Web ServicesWest Virginia University

Read the Answer by Jerry Harris

“For us, the game-changer is all about 4K and higher in both displays and content development. We’ve integrated a pair of 4K displays at the entrance of one of our galleries. The breathtaking content grabs our guests’ attention and draws them into the gallery.”
Senior Director, Exhibits Graphics & AV Services – Georgia Aquarium

Read the Answer by Chuck Lampe

“We are excited about the display technology. Production advancements that are driving larger and more affordable displays this year will allow us to expand our digital signage system more quickly and to new use cases.”
Digital Signage Manager, Creative Services – Wells Fargo

Read the Answer by Frank McGuinness

“At first blush, the true answer to this two-part question is: ‘It depends’ and ‘However you can.’ This is one of those questions that I abhor to oversimplify, but I will say there are a few guidelines that hold over time.”
Integration Consultant – Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Read the Answer by Rich Morris

“Technologies that will be game-changers for us going forward include mobile devices and mobile applications as well as wearable technology.”
Director, Hotel and Resort Operations Systems – Hilton Worldwide

Read the Answer by Daniel Orme-Doutre

“Mobile and the proliferation of easy apps continue to drive our evaluations of the digital signage system. While there is no ‘one technology’ per se, there is a convergence of apps, mobile and IoT devices that cross paths with traditional digital signage.”
Senior Content Publishing Manager – Microsoft

Read the Answer by Wayne Rorex

“For the public service sector, the game-changer will be the ability to quickly and securely send content to multiple signage formats and to be able to geographically limit the displays to pre-defined areas.”
Management Analyst – City of Los Angeles

Read the Answer by Ralph Schorbach

“Certain industries just always seem to be on the cutting edge of ‘stuff.’ Digital signage is always there. You can apply almost any new marketing idea, widget, hardware or software to digital signage. So what will be the game-changer for 2016?”
IT Manager – Fairplex

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