The Daktronics Experience
132 - The Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls with Bryan and Eric

132 - The Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls with Bryan and Eric

March 2, 2022

Ahead of basketball tipping off in Sioux Falls, Justin and Jesa travel to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to hear about the history of the Summit League Basketball Championships and what’s in store for this year as they celebrate their 40th anniversary. Joining them are Bryan Miller, Assistant Commissioner for the Summit League, and Eric Ray, Daktronics Event Producer at South Dakota State University. They share their history with the tournament, how things have changed over the years and much more.

131 - Sportsbooks and LED Displays

131 - Sportsbooks and LED Displays

February 23, 2022

The experience surrounding sports is ever-expanding, most recently into casinos and venues with sportsbooks. To hear more about this and trends within these applications, Justin and Matt visit with Josh Francois, managing director, and James Roehrl, sales representative, both in the Spectaculars division at Daktronics. They discuss the massive LED walls that are being installed along with creative implementations of direct-view LED technology and much more.

130 - Evolution of Video Technology at St. Matthew United Methodist Church

130 - Evolution of Video Technology at St. Matthew United Methodist Church

February 9, 2022

Don and DJ Rockwell with St. Matthew United Methodist Church sit down and talk with Matt and Justin about how they use video for their services. They also cover the history of video at the church, the decision to make the jump from projection technology to LED and how it's been received by their members.

 

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129 - A High School Athletic Director’s Perspective with Ken Green

129 - A High School Athletic Director’s Perspective with Ken Green

February 2, 2022

In another installment of the High School Athletic Director mini-series, Justin and Matt spoke with Ken Green, Sales Territory Manager at Daktronics and former High School AD. Ken shared his experiences as a former coach turned AD, how to create a full audiovisual experience at high schools and additional benefits schools receive from having those systems installed.

128 - Experiences of Adding Video Displays to a High School with Bob Kernell

128 - Experiences of Adding Video Displays to a High School with Bob Kernell

January 19, 2022

Continuing the High School Athletic Director mini-series, Justin and Matt spoke with Bob Kernell, a new Daktronics sales representative in the high school market and former Athletic Director of Liberty High School in Missouri. Bob shares his experience of adding video displays to the venues in Missouri, how those displays provide an additional revenue stream and a few pointers for current ADs looking into these types of systems.

127 - High School Market Update with Bud Postma

127 - High School Market Update with Bud Postma

January 5, 2022

After recently attending the National Athletics Directors Conference, Bud Postma, High School Market Consultant for Daktronics, joins the podcast again to talk about his recent participation in the event. He also gives a summary of the conversations he had while he was there and leaves us with one piece of advice for every school in 2022.

126 - Cincinnati Reds HDR Installation with Jami Itiavkase

126 - Cincinnati Reds HDR Installation with Jami Itiavkase

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.

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125 - Digital Signage and Dairy Queen with Tim LeFevre

125 - Digital Signage and Dairy Queen with Tim LeFevre

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.

124 - Building the Fredericksburg Nationals Game Day with Seth and Wu

124 - Building the Fredericksburg Nationals Game Day with Seth and Wu

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.

123 - Southeastern Louisiana Using Live Book with Parker Peltier

123 - Southeastern Louisiana Using Live Book with Parker Peltier

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.

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