December 22, 2021
Jami Itiavkase, Director of Productions at the Cincinnati Reds, joins Justin and Matt to talk about the evolution of technology at the Reds including an upgrade to all HDR-capable LED displays at Great American Ball Park. Listen on to hear Jami’s story of working her way up in the Reds organization, experiences she’s had while hosting large events, product and service aspects, and much more.
December 15, 2021
Can digital signage help when selling tasty treats and engaging with your community? Tim LeFevre, President of LeFevre Corporation and owner of 10 Dairy Queen franchises in West Virginia, joins Justin and Matt to tell you the answer to that question is an emphatic YES! The conversation also covers Tim's history of selling cards as a child all the way to owning his own businesses, the impact digital signage has made at two of his Dairy Queen locations, and everything in between.
December 1, 2021
What happens when a new ballpark is built and a vision is realized from concept to first pitch? Justin and Matt were fortunate enough to hear this story from Seth Silber, Co-owner of the Fredericksburg Nationals, and Zhancheng Wu, Director of Productions. They talk about their love for baseball, building a ballpark and what they do with their equipment to create an exciting game-day experience.
November 24, 2021
Live Book is a product that can be a game-changer for your live event productions. Don’t just take our word for it because in this episode Parker Peltier, video coordinator for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Athletics Department, joins Justin and Matt to tell about his firsthand experience with the product.
November 17, 2021
As Daktronics continues to evolve and grow, the same is true for our Creative Services team. To hear about the changes and a few recent projects including Climate Pledge Arena and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Justin and Matt are joined by Diane Gonzalez-Ferranti, Executive Producer of Daktronics Creative Services, and Mark Eisenstadt, Daktronics Professional Services Manager.
November 10, 2021
Sign codes, zoning and permits? There’s a lot going on behind the digital signs you see on a regular basis. To hear about those details, Justin and Matt are joined by Jen Clites and Shawna Hanson from Daktronics’ Sign Legislation team. They talk about LED signs in on-premise, off-premise and out-of-home applications, including some of the terminology, regulations and considerations that can go along with them.
November 5, 2021
How can a uniform graphics package for streaming content help an entire conference? To find out, Justin and Matt are joined by Dominic Hennig, director of strategic communications and brand advancement at the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). This conversation covers their implementation of Daktronics Live Book, the resurgence of the CCHA and much more.
October 13, 2021
Quite often, we hear that our people at Daktronics are great to work with and genuinely enjoy what they do. But to experience that firsthand, you might have to apply! Justin and Matt spoke with Leah Brink, HR recruiting and pipeline manager, to hear about the open career opportunities that Daktronics has to offer. This conversation covers the flexibility available in those positions and shifts, the wide variety of roles that are currently available and much more.
October 6, 2021
Engineers design it, manufacturing puts it together, shipping delivers it and on-site installation takes place. Simple, right? Well, in this episode, Justin and Matt go behind the scenes with Brian Thompson, PTC’s CAD Division Vice President and General Manager, to talk about their software and products as well as the digital thread that ties the entire process together. It’s a bit more complicated and requires a lot of data. We also cover some advancements in technology for visualizing final products and other PTC software that Daktronics uses.
September 29, 2021
Football is well underway in the 2021 season! To hear about it from a Daktronics perspective, Justin and Matt are joined by Will Ellerbruch, Daktronics national sales manager, and Kyle Sydow, Daktronics HSPR market manager. They talk about football season, new installations that can be experienced this year, trends they’re seeing in the marketplace and more.