The Daktronics Experience
54 - Daktronics Event Production Offerings with Steve Ackermann

54 - Daktronics Event Production Offerings with Steve Ackermann

April 1, 2020

Justin and Matt are joined by Steve Ackermann, Daktronics supervisor of event production, to talk about everything that Daktronics provides relating to event production. This includes producing the events, helping hire and staff production crews, additional services, how they share ideas, and even what they are doing during these uncertain times.

53 - Display Image Quality and Contrast with Shannon Mutschelknaus

53 - Display Image Quality and Contrast with Shannon Mutschelknaus

March 25, 2020

To talk about image quality, Justin and Matt are joined once again by Shannon Mutschelknaus, Engineering Manager for Daktronics Laboratory Services Group. He shares information on contrast ratios, why contrast is important, how to test for it and much more.

52 - Breaking into the Military Market with Jim Vasgaard

52 - Breaking into the Military Market with Jim Vasgaard

March 11, 2020

Justin and Matt recently sat down with Jim Vasgaard, National Sales Manager of Spectacular Projects for Daktronics, to hear more about our video wall applications and how they are perfect for the military niche including command centers, conference rooms and other areas. Jim is leading our efforts in this area with our narrow pixel pitch products, how they’re compliant for these applications, their operational requirements and more.

51 - Women Leaders in College Sports with Patti Phillips

51 - Women Leaders in College Sports with Patti Phillips

March 6, 2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Justin and Matt sat down with Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, to talk about their organization and their goals. Patti shares her journey to becoming CEO of the organization, changing their name, their move to Kansas City, their annual conference and so much more.

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50 - Data Studio Baseball with Tony Kuck

50 - Data Studio Baseball with Tony Kuck

February 26, 2020

To talk about the integration of statistics for baseball with our systems, Justin and Matt sat down with Tony Kuck, Daktronics Product Manager for Live Events Show Control. The conversation covers the new Data Studio Baseball offering for MLB and MiLB, the new data available to the sport, how teams can use that information to tell a story for their fans and more.

49 - Preparing for 2020 Baseball Season with Dustin Culhane

49 - Preparing for 2020 Baseball Season with Dustin Culhane

February 19, 2020

Ahead of baseball season, Justin and Matt are joined by Dustin Culhane, Daktronics account service manager, to talk about getting everything ready for the season. He talks about preparations from a team’s perspective as well as from Daktronics' perspective, the checks our services team performs, display washing, preparing content and more. He even shares what happens when he attends a baseball game as a fan. (Hint: a Daktronics employee always notices the video displays.)

48 - Diving Into Professional Baseball with New York Mets’ Tim Gunkel

48 - Diving Into Professional Baseball with New York Mets’ Tim Gunkel

February 12, 2020

What’s going on behind the scenes of professional baseball? During our Baseball User Group in Brookings, SD, Matt sat down with Tim Gunkel, Executive Director of Ballpark Technology and Procurement for the New York Mets, to find out. He shared his experience in baseball, how his team is focusing on the fan experience and what activities they employ, and his thoughts on the user group where teams are actively sharing ideas and learning from one another.

47 - Integrated Systems Europe 2020 with Jason Melby

47 - Integrated Systems Europe 2020 with Jason Melby

February 9, 2020

As Daktronics prepares to exhibit at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 in Amsterdam, Jason Melby joins Justin and Matt to talk about the show. Jason works in International Marketing for Daktronics and covers our presence at the show, what we’re bringing to our stand, his favorite parts of the show and more, including interesting technology that he’s seen in recent years.

46 - A Conversation About the National Sports Forum with Ron Seaver

46 - A Conversation About the National Sports Forum with Ron Seaver

January 30, 2020
We were joined by the founder and president of the National Sports Forum, Ron Seaver, to talk about the event's conception and its evolution over the years. Ron talks about the struggles in the early years of NSF and his perseverance because of his belief in what the forum stood for. We also talked about the upcoming forum in Atlanta, what attendees can expect and covered the Daktronics breakout session “Cater to your fans in a new way: Social Experiences from Street-to-Seat” on Monday, February 10th.
  • National Sports Forum Website (featuring the Daktronics countdown clock)
  • NSF 2020 Agenda
  • 2018 NSF Corporate & Industry Survey Form
  • Daktronics Breakout Session: "Cater to Your Fans in a New Way: Social Experience From Street-to-Seat"
    • Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
    • Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Moderator: Brent Stevens - National Sales Manager; Professional Sports, Daktronics
    • Panelists:
      • Scott Jenkins - General Manager; Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AMB Sports + Entertainment
      • Michael Drake - Senior VP Corporate Partnerships and Premium Sales, Atlanta Hawks
      • Mike Money - Assistant AD/Marketing & Fan Experience, Clemson University
45 - The Lifetime of LEDs with Shannon Mutschelknaus

45 - The Lifetime of LEDs with Shannon Mutschelknaus

January 8, 2020

To talk about the lifetime of LEDs, Shannon Mutschelknaus, engineering manager of Daktronics Laboratory Services Group, joins Matt and Justin to share his knowledge on the topic. The conversation goes into the 100,000-hour expectation, how LEDs are tested, what causes LEDs to fail and even the longest-lasting light bulb that’s still lighting up a fire station in California.

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