Interviews

    Toni Barnett interview: delivering award winning service

Toni Barnett interview: delivering award winning service

Clive Couldwell chats to Toni Barnett of CDEC about the origins of her customer-focused firm which now employs 40 operations, sales and administration staff and 50+ engineers working across the UK.

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    Adam Harvey – AV & digital media development manager, University of Herts

Adam Harvey – AV & digital media development manager, University of Herts

After completing his BTEC National in AV Production and HND in Design Communications (TV Operations) Adam Harvey joined the University of Hertfordshire as a media services technician in 1994. Over the years, with some hard work and good opportunities, he’s worked his way up through the ranks and in the process experienced huge advances in technology.

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    Agustin Farias – AV technician, Natural History Museum & British Library

Agustin Farias – AV technician, Natural History Museum & British Library

Agustin Farias, a freelance AV technician, has worked in professional live sound and AV at conferences, exhibitions and large corporate companies in the UK, Europe and Middle East for over a decade. The Natural History Museum, British Library, V&A Museum, Royal College of Physicians and Museum of London are amongst the organisations he has freelanced for. Farias has also worked in live sound at the Royal Albert Hall, the O2, Brixton Academy, Roundhouse and at a number of festivals.

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    Yorkshire’s Silicon Valley entrepreneur

Yorkshire’s Silicon Valley entrepreneur

Clive Couldwell talks to the president of ScanSource Communications Europe, Ian Vickerage about business and inspiration.

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‘I was told it can’t be done… it can now’

  ‘I was told it can’t be done… it can now’

Aidan Williams was fed up with using ‘other people’s Lego bricks’ early in his career and wanted to make his own. But when he turned his attention to high-performance audio networking, he was told it couldn’t be done, Clive Couldwell hears. (Words: George Cole).

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Oliver Jeffery, senior technical manager, Royal Albert Hall

  Oliver Jeffery, senior technical manager, Royal Albert Hall

Oliver Jeffery is senior technical manager at one of the world’s most famous stages, The Royal Albert Hall. Over the past 144 years, the venue has hosted everyone from Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Edward Elgar to The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Adele. Last year, its breath-taking auditorium presented almost 400 events from the world’s greatest performers – taking in rock, pop and classical music, dance, films, Cirque du Soleil and even tennis.

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Karl Lang, colour scientist, Lumita

  Karl Lang, colour scientist, Lumita

With 20 years experience in the digital imaging industry, Lang has designed, developed and brought to market numerous integrated colour imaging products. As a colour scientist, engineer and the principle of Lumita, he has developed integrated systems including hardware, software, industrial design and optical components.

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The nice man who speaks his mind

  The nice man who speaks his mind

BenQ’s executive director – UK & Ireland, Royce Lye has seen it all, from the early days of IT through to AV. Clive Couldwell visited BenQ’s idyllic Oxfordshire countryside offices to learn more about the man.

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AV Interview: Hartley Peavey, Peavey Electronics Corporation

  AV Interview: Hartley Peavey, Peavey Electronics Corporation

If experience is the great teacher then this audio pioneer has been in the classroom longer than any of his peers. Clive Couldwell talks exclusively to a true industry legend.

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