It’s a proud day for QSC. Joe Pham, president and CEO of QSC, has been named president-elect of the 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors.
Pham, who has demonstrated industry thought-leadership by challenging the AV community to think differently about AV-over-IP video distribution in a Game of Thrones-themed Commercial Integrator column, isn’t new to the 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors.
The presidency will reflect the QSC executive’s fourth year on the AVIXA Board of Directors where in 2017 he served as secretary-treasurer.
Pham will assume the 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors president role in the wake of AVIXA’s rebranding from InfoComm International. Having served on the board, Pham would have been privy to some of the decision-making leading up to the branding shift.
“Part of AVIXA’s rebranding is to reinvigorate the market and focus more on the user experience,” says Joe Pham in a QSC press release.
“As this industry shifts into a world of convergence, AVIXA is looking to grow the AV industry globally and offer additional support and programs to its members. It really is an exciting time in our market and I’m thrilled to be part of this transformation.”
Excerpt from Joe Pham AV-over-IP/Game of Thrones column:
While all the characters in “Game of Thrones” are fighting amongst themselves over the right to the crown, a seemingly insignificant Jon Snow wanders into the forest one day and encounters the “white walkers”, an unstoppable undead horde that is hell-bent on total annihilation of the human race.
I’ll argue that this is the true problem in “Game of Thrones”, and the rest of the fighting and posturing between the other characters is just noise. Jon Snow was the only one who had the foresight to identify the real problem and the courage to do something about it.
So I offer a challenge to our industry – manufacturers, integrators, consultants, distributors, and rep firms alike to become “Jon Snow” in your own rights. Your business model must change for you to stay relevant.
We all have a choice: remain foolishly fixated on past paradigms and pretend that the IT industry hasn’t changed the game, or recognize the shift and write our own ending to this story by capturing the new opportunities emerging from the convergence with IT.
Winter is here. Are you ready?