Report from InfoCOMM 2011 – Sextant Group

This interview is part of AV-1’s Report from InfoCOMM 2011, in which we ask key industry insiders to share their views on the critical issues ahead. You can contribute your thoughts on this interview in the Comment Area below. AV-1 members may discuss this important topic in greater detail on the AV-1 List.

16-years ago, Mark Valenti left a good gig in broadcasting to start the AV design firm, The Sextant Group. The idea was simple: bring broadcast-quality precision and production values to the broader market. Twice recognized as one of the best places to work, the firm has made a name for itself in high-profile tech planning and design projects despite being not-the-lowest-price proposal on the table.

Valenti observes that, in light of our new economic realities, technology leaders are “rethinking how they deploy technology and how they deliver education services.”

The bright side is that “there is an opportunity for technology to begin to realize its potential in terms of lowering costs, improving student outcomes, and offering schedule flexibility,” he suggests, “in ways that we have only hinted at in the past 15-years.”

What’s your view? Are we seeing the big picture? Leave a reply below or discuss it with fellow AV-1 members on the AV-1 List.

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