Sean Wargo
Free
11 Feb 2020 | 12:00 - 12:30 | Main Stage | AVIXA Add to calendar
Emerging Trends Part 1
Abstract:
The Industry Behind the Show

Every year, we all come together to learn about the latest technology offerings from the world’s suppliers of professional AV products. But have you ever wondered just how big of a market the total industry for these products and services is? And how about the larger trends driving growth in this market? AVIXA’s market intelligence has the answers to this and more. Come hear Sean Wargo, AVIXA’s Senior Director of Market Intelligence, as he shares some of the results of their annual market sizing study, called IOTA, to tell the story of growth and opportunity in Pro AV.

Speakers:

Sean Wargo
Sean Wargo
Senior Director of Market Intelligence
AVIXA
Sean is responsible for leading AVIXA’s must win battle to become an authoritative provider of insights and research for the Pro-AV industry. In this role, he will manage, direct, and serve as a public face for the associations research efforts while exploring new areas of study. Throughout his over 20 years in the technology research sector Sean has made a career of maximising research in a variety of roles, including leading a primary research business, centralising a business intelligence practice, building an industry analysis department, performing advanced statistical analysis, and speaking/ writing about research findings. Sean previously served as VP of Research for BDS Marketing, Inc., President of his own research consultancy, and Director of Industry Analysis at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). He was also the recipient of the Gold Stevie Award for Maverick of the Year and for Marketing Service Department of the Year in 2014, thanks to his work to improve client reporting at BDS through the integration of Tableau dashboarding.
Peter Hansen
Peter Hansen
Economic Analyst
AVIXA
As AVIXA’s Economic Analyst, Peter Hansen’s job is to understand how the professional AV sector interacts with the wider economy. Peter relishes the challenge of this task, to which he brings a data-focused skillset and a passion for critical analysis. He joined AVIXA from the Federal Reserve Board, where he researched decision making and household wealth. Peter studied Economics at the College of William and Mary and has been published in RealClearMarkets, Finance and Economics Discussion Series, and The Atlantic. A Virginia native, he coaches local youth sports and volunteers as a Master Naturalist. He loves learning languages and would happily discuss the pro-AV world in Spanish, French, or Italian. Well, maybe not Italian just yet. If you see him walking around, stop him and tell him what trend will most affect the pro AV industry in 2020.