Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief
There’s an incredibly extensive Conference Programme at #ISE2023 this time around and all of the conferences will take place in a new home, the modern, purpose-built conference rooms on the upper level of the Fira Gran Via.
Aside from the main conference programme, a new series of Tech Talks, curated and produced by AVIXA, will also run throughout all four days of the shows. These free-to-attend sessions are designed to give visitors the opportunity to learn about technology innovations and business developments, with both English and Spanish language sessions on offer.
Pam Taggart, Vice President of Content Creation at AVIXA told us “We are excited to bring out global, year round work exploring industry best practices and trends to the ISE programme for 2023,” said “Taking on production of the Tech Talks in both English and Spanish-language, as well as conferences, together with CEDIA allows us to bring new voices, thought-leaders and content areas to the expanding and continually changing ISE audience.”
English-language sessions will cover topics including the Metaverse and how companies are factoring it into their business strategies; using video games to treat and rehabilitate patients; and the latest in innovative physical presence displays and immersive experiences. A series of sessions will also dissect the challenges arising from the ever-changing business climate – sharing solutions that look at new revenue streams from how companies can manage, service and commercialise their connected devices to how AV is changing to meet the IT needs of today and support the needs of digitally transformed enterprises into the future.
Spanish-language Tech Talks Español sessions will feature speakers from a variety of Catalonia-based and other Spanish organisations and partners. On Tuesday 31 January, The Clúster AV of Catalunya will host a session entitled ‘Stagecraft: The new revolution on virtual sets’, featuring David Jorba, Alex Thomas and Toni Mena from the network. There will also be a session on IT + AV – Optimising Solutions and Results. The next day will see blockchain and NFT being discussed in Blockchain and NFTs in the AV Industry as You Have Never Heard Before, while on Thursday 2 February, digital signage specialist Rafael Negro will deliver a keynote on revolutionising the themed restaurant.