The list below includes both LDV’s internal writers, as well as a growing number of regular contributors.
David Maldow is the Founder & CEO of Let's Do Video and one of the visual collaboration industry's most prolific writers. Prior to founding Let’s Do Video, David was Managing Partner at Telepresence Options, one of the industry’s most recognized print publication and news sites. It was there that he authored 150+ pieces of public content, gaining him recognition as an industry expert. Earlier in his career, David managed the Wainhouse Research Video Test Lab, where he developed the ability to assess products / solutions from an IT perspective, but with an eye for user experience and adoptability.192 Articles
David Danto has over three decades of experience providing problem solving leadership and innovation in media and UC technologies for various firms including AT&T, Bloomberg LP, and Morgan Stanley. He is currently the Principal Consultant for collaboration, video, and AV disciplines at Dimension Data, as well as IMCCA’s Director of Emerging Technology. Email David at David.Danto@Dimensiondata.com to learn how he can help your organization solve problems, develop a future-proof collaboration strategy for internal use, or develop user-focused go-to-market strategies for your collaboration product or service. The opinions expressed in David’s commentary are his own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video.29 Articles
Ana Perez is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), web design guru, and contributing author at Let's Do Video. Her background is in Computer Forensics and Cybersecurity, which fueled her passion to dive deeper into technology and business video. Ana considers herself to be a "Jill of All Trades" and with that foundation, she brings her expertise and adds to the diversity of the Let's Do Video community.21 Articles
Bryan Hellard, President of True View Video LLC is an industry expert in video conferencing product development. With over 14 years’ experience in video conferencing and telepresence, his duties have included product management, product design, testing and prototyping. Bryan is also a consultant for end users and video conferencing product vendors. In addition, he operates an R&D testing lab for video related products. Bryan currently serves as Director of Product Engineering and is a member of the Advisory Board for Array Telepresence. The opinions expressed in Bryan's commentary are his own, and are not representative of Let's Do Video or Array Telepresence.12 Articles
Simon Dudley is a leading authority on the power of technology to change what success in business looks like. He helps businesses understand these changes, along with the consequences and advantages. With over 25 years in the technology sector, his background includes sales, engineering, product marketing, brand marketing, and design. Drawing from that diverse background, Simon is able to bring a dynamic perspective to everything he does. Simon is currently Chief Contrarian at Excession Events, along with being a sought after public speaker and Wired Magazine contributor. The opinions expressed in Simon’s commentary are his own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video.8 Articles
J Scott Christianson is a successful instructor and business owner with more than 23 years of experience in networking, videoconferencing technology, and project management. A Project Management Professional (PMP), Scott has worked on more than 400 videoconferencing projects. He currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri and remains actively involved in videoconferencing technology and applications. The opinions expressed in Scott's commentary are his own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video or the University of Missouri.7 Articles
Joseph Marash is the founder and CEO of Phoenix Audio Technologies, a leading developer of audio conferencing equipment. He has an MSc. degree in Electronic Engineering and 35 years of experience in leading the development of DSP based audio solutions. Joe is a serial entrepreneur, Phoenix being his third endeavor. He is an authority in digital signal processing for audio, the writer of numerous patents in the field and has served as a consultant to a number of companies seeking advice on product development.3 Articles
At his core, Theo Economides is an educator and performer. By schooling he is an electrical engineer, with more than 30 years in higher education, broadcast engineering and collaboration technology. But a lifetime as a musician and stage performer is the foundation of his perspective on meetings and collaboration. For Theo, these interactions - especially those involving video - are improvised performances, and those who recognize them as such end up being much more productive in them. His Chicago-based company, Greenline Emeritus, creates and curates online educational content and marketing videos. The opinions expressed in Theo’s commentary are his own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video.3 Articles
As an educator and university administrator, Jan Zanetis (M.Ed) spent 20 years in K-12 and Higher Education. In 2005, she moved into the corporate sector as an education specialist for TANDBERG and later Cisco Systems. Since 2013, she has been CEO of CILC, a not-for-profit that serves educators, learners and content providers. An expert in the application of video technologies in education, she has contributed to education journals and co-authored two books. Jan belongs to several professional organizations and sits on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors. The opinions expressed in Jan’s commentary are her own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video.2 Articles
Erin Minich is an experienced sales professional from AVI-SPL focused on transforming education through video and collaborative technology. She began her career as a Maryland educator and joined AVI-SPL in 2005. Erin provides education and support internally at AVI-SPL around the company’s video collaboration offerings and works to develop deeper understandings of how partner technologies best support education environments. For customers, she works to consult, plan and efficiently deploy communication and collaboration technologies to support both traditional and next-gen teaching and learning methodologies. The opinions expressed in Erin’s commentary are her own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video.2 Articles
Mark Zizzamia is a seasoned multimedia and unified communications technologist focused within the financial services and insurance industry. He is currently the Manager of Collaboration Engineering at Travelers, tasked with simplifying and enhancing employee and consumer interaction channels. He was previously the lead engineer for multimedia services, including streaming and video conferencing services, at The Hartford and Travelers. The opinions and views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of Travelers or LDV.1 Articles
Laurence Chandler is the marketing manager at Drum. He has a strong interest in communications, specifically web based communications such as WebRTC. Laurence regularly attends and speaks at exhibitions where he provides his thoughts on where WebRTC could be heading and how it could help you and me communicate. Drum is a web meeting tool based around the WebRTC technology providing real time communication from browser to browser. With no downloads, Drum can be seen plugged into websites as a widget or used as a stand alone web meeting tool for people to collaborate in real time.The opinions expressed in Laurence's commentary are his own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video.1 Articles
Mr. Alphonzo A. Albright is currently the Vice President of Global Justice Services at Abilis Solutions.In his last role in Government, Mr. Albright's served as the 1st Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Intelligence. Mr. Albright's portfolio included CIO-Office of Information Technology, Human Resources, Fiscal Services, Contracts and Procurement, Facilities Management, Fleet Services, Management Analysis and Planning and the Intelligence Division. Prior to joining Abilis, Mr. Albright served as Polycom’s World Wide Global Director for Government Solutions and Market Development.