David Keene is the Executive Editor of the Systems Group, NewBay Media (the Systems Group consists of NewBay’s Digital Signage Magazine, Systems Contractor News, AV Technology, Residential Systems, Rental & Staging Systems, the InfoComm Show Daily, and the CEDIA Show Daily). Keene has been active in the industry for thirty years. Prior to joining NewBay in 1996, Keene handled public relations for a variety of industry players; including Bauer Audio Visual in Dallas; Caribiner International, New York; and High End Systems in Austin (Keene was one of the first three employees at High End Systems– now a Barco company). In 1980, Keene developed the first industry-wide projection alignment standard for the Association of Multi-Image while working with AMI President John Stokes. He subsequently worked as a multi-image producer and special effects supervisor for Stokes Imaging Services in Austin, and PTV Associates in Mexico City, Mexico. After serving as Editor of the Systems Group at NewBay from 1996 to 2000, Keene was appointed Executive Editor in January of 2001.
Keene is currently the Awards Chairman of the DIGI Awards (Digital Signage Innovator Awards) administered by NewBay Media’s Digital Signage magazine; he is also a judge of the APEX Awards–the digital signage award program administered by the Digital Signage Expo. Keene was winner of the INKY Award at the NAB show in April 2011, for “Excellent Editor – non Radio and TV” category for his work in Digital Signage and Digital Out-of-Home reporting, recognizing not just Keene’s work, but the growing importance of AV and digital signage in the larger media landscape.
Glenn Feder is the Director of Business Development for the International Sign Association Joining ISA in 2013, Glenn has responsibility for identifying opportunities for the Association to drive added value to all Sign and Visual Communication Industry constituents.
Glenn leads ISA’s Dynamic Digital Signage initiative, focusing on educating and positioning sign companies as key players in the Dynamic Digital Signage market.
Before joining ISA, Glenn spent more than 10 years in leadership and management roles in the tradeshow and event sector.
Glenn also has an extensive Fortune 500 sales management and business development background and after founding, launching, expanding and selling a successful business has unique insight to the small business owner.
Brian Gorg, DSCE, is the Executive Director of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF), an association representing the general interests of the digital signage industry and its members. In his role in the DSF, Brian and the DSF staff support the DSF Board of Directors and the membership through development of education programs, outreach and networking opportunities, and the general management of the association.
He serves as the DSF liaison to the advisory board for the Digital Signage Experts Group (DSEG), the premier certification body in the digital signage industry. Brian also serves on the editorial boards for industry magazines.
Mr. Gorg is also the CEO of the Collie Gorg Group (CGG), an association management company based in Warrenton, Virginia. His professional experience includes guiding more than 25 associations on strategy, infrastructure, international development, and certification programs. Brian and the staff of CGG manage a dozen non-profit industry groups focused on professional development, certification, networking, and industry representation.
Tom is the lead ProAV & Digital Signage Technical Solutions Engineer (TSE) for Ingram Micro, the world’s largest IT Logistics and Distribution Company. His goal is to provide expert industry insight to the SMB, VAR and Enterprise space, and help our resellers successfully bridge their existing business competencies by incorporating ProAV solutions into their practice.
Tom is a 27-year veteran in the computer/IT industry. His experience has ranged from business management at large scale computer/IT chains to on-premise Technical Engineering for high profile companies. Tom has been with Ingram Micro for 14 years and is field deployable. He engages with customers directly at their place of business (and even with end client as needed). Tom is often called upon to be a key presenter at different Ingram Micro hosted events.
Toms holds industry certifications from leading recognized organizations that include (but are not limited to) Digital Signage Federation’s (DSCE, DSNE, DSDE, DSCE), CompTIA (A+, HTI+) and various vendor specific accreditations from established leaders such as LifeSize, Samsung and HP.
Tom has been quoted in several top industry publications, including CRN, Digital Signage Today and the Channel Advisor as well as having contributed to Digital Signage whitepaper development for companies such as Samsung and 3M.
For nearly 30 years, Teresa M. Young, DSCE, has supported new entrepreneurs entering the digital sign and graphics industry. Young is the Founder of LobbyPOP® and EcoSignage.org; President/CEO, Sign Biz, Inc. (signbiz.com); and Past Chairwoman of the International Sign Association (ISA) and of the California Sign Association. She sold her sign shop in 1991 to become President of Sign Biz, Inc., a full-service business development company. Young sits on multiple boards and her company, Sign Biz, Inc., has launched more than 200 new entrepreneurs into their own sign businesses. These brick and mortar shops are located in 42 states and six countries, today known as the Sign Biz Network. In 2005, Young established LobbyPOP ®, a consulting firm and content provider for sign industry professionals who seek guidance in dynamic signage. She is an in-demand speaker, engaging business owners with topical and powerful business insights and strategies, supporting the sign industry’s assimilation of dynamic signage as content providers.
Steve Hargis is Director of Film & Video Production for Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri; leading that department for over 28 years. His team annually produces 400 national TV commercials and 55 original half-hour television shows about fishing, hunting and the outdoors airing on NBC Sports, Outdoor Channel, ESPN, and others. Other production includes content for hundreds of web product videos and content for their 200+ screen digital signage network in Bass Pro Shops’ retail stores.
Steve is a past member of the advisory board to Digital Signage Expo (DSE), and a current board member for the Digital Signage Federation (DSF). He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of content production and content strategy planning.
Being a passionate, creative, hands-on leader, Steve and his team are recipients of a ‘Best of Show’ ADDY, Regional ADDYs, and over 180 Telly, Communicator, and other awards. Steve was also honored with the prestigious Sharon Rushton Award for excellence in broadcast programming for youth from SEOPA. (Southeastern Outdoor Writers Assn.)
Steve also founded JRT Web Design & Creative Services in 1998 and specializes in consulting and creative solutions for digital signage, web, print, photography, and video production.
Chris Brennaman joined Exponation in 2013 as Digital Media Editor and currently serves as Conference Manager. He is responsible for planning and overseeing the conference program for Digital Signage Expo (DSE), CorpComm Expo and EduComm Expo. Prior to joining Exponation, Chris was a Writer/Editor for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and has also served as a Senior Research Analyst at Chartwell, Assistant Sports Editor at The Meridian Star and News Reporter at WTOK-TV, where he earned first place for “Best Feature Photography” in the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards. A graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Chris also earned an MBA from Cumberland University in 2011. He currently resides in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, with his wife, Meigan, and their two dogs. A native of Kansas City, Chris is also an avid Royals and Chiefs fan.