Christopher Jaynes
6 Feb 2018 | 11:30 - 12:00 | Commercial Solutions Theatre | Mersive Technologies Add to calendar
Enabling the Display Collaboration Network: Transforming Independent Displays into a Shared Communications Infrastructure
Christopher Jaynes
CTO and Founder
Mersive Technologies
Our workplaces, educational campuses, and entertainment venues were augmented with over 1M new professional displays in 2016 yielding a shared information landscape that, by some estimates, is now composed of over 14 trillion pixels. While this represents a tremendous deployment of new AV technology, most of those displays are tied to outdated use-models that are either one-directional (digital signage, calendars, broadcast video) or non-collaborative because they only support a single user presenting content via the video cable. With this growing display landscape and the recent emergence of wireless content sharing software systems, displays are rapidly evolving from individual presentation islands into a seamless, accessible, and shared collaboration infrastructure. Through software, users can now cast content onto screens on-demand from their mobile devices and simultaneously collaborate around multiple sources of information from multiple locations. This change has already occurred for most other aspects of technology: our disk drives are being replaced by shared cloud-storage and even compute cycles are now viewed as an infrastructural resource to serves functions beyond the specific device. The transformation of the display infrastructure promises to change the role and value of displays in the workplace and deliver significant new possibilities as networked collaboration resources.The display collaboration network will have important implications on how enterprise users have meetings, communicate with one another, and share information throughout their workplace. In this talk, we'll examine: 1) Impacts on meeting culture, including pop-up meetings, and content-driven collaboration 2) Integration of the display network with other AV room systems 3) How enterprise display networks have become a critical component in the larger UCC spacern 4) Changes in management practices as displays move from AV devices to IT infrastructure. Finally, we will outline how the display collaboration network can yield information that has not been accessible before., data analytics about our own meeting culture. As the video cable is replaced by wireless software systems, previously inaccessible data about how meetings are conducted and how productive they are is now available. This information can drive decisions related to real-estate planning, technology purchases, and can even be used to guide workplace culture. The talk will conclude with a live view of workplace analytics information that has been captured over the past three months that has been captured as user devices share into the display collaboration network. - 'Future Source consulting 'Worldwide quarterly flat panel market, 2017.'
Speaker Biography:
In 2006, Jaynes co-founded Mersive and now serves as the company's Chief Technology Officer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the School of Computer Science at the University of Utah, and went on to receive his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he worked on camera calibration and aerial image interpretation technologies that were then used by the federal government. In 2000, he helped found the University of Kentucky Center for Visualisation and Virtual Environments where he studied problems related to virtual reality and novel display systems. Prior to Mersive, the Metaverse Lab he founded conducted research related to video surveillance, human-computer interaction and display technologies. It was recognised as one of the leading laboratories for computer vision and interactive media.