Avid today announced that guest keynote speakers at its upcoming Avid Connect 2015 event will include award-winning writer, director, and producer Morgan Spurlock, and Guy Kawasaki, the renowned author, entrepreneur and business advisor.
The award-winning director of 'Super Size Me' and the founder and president of New York-based production studio Warrior Poets, Morgan Spurlock will share his insights on what it takes to succeed in today’s industry.
Guy Kawasaki - a former advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google, chief evangelist of Apple, and the author of twelve books - will provide his unique insights on creating new products for world-class companies and leveraging social media as a platform for promotion.
The second annual event of the Avid Customer Association (ACA) will be held from April 10-12, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas - just prior to the NAB show. Avid Connect 2015 will provide an opportunity for Avid customers to network with peers from around the world, interact with the company's management team, and make their voices heard through formal feedback sessions on Avid’s strategy, products, and services.
In the opening keynote session the morning of Saturday, April 11, Avid chairman, president, and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. will reveal the next phase of the company’s continuing expansion of Avid Everywhere – including major announcements for media management, storage, and the expansion of the company’s “First” line of artist solutions. In addition, the event will include a full roster of Avid Everywhere educational breakout sessions for media enterprises, video and audio creative teams, and individual artists, followed by a night of entertainment at the Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas.
Hernandez commented: “Avid Connect 2015 builds on the success of last year’s sell-out inaugural event. With over 1,000 attendees last year, we were overjoyed by the enthusiasm for this event, which clearly hit on a pent up and urgent need for the industry to start working together. And we’re thrilled that the ACA is bringing together even more of the family this year, and welcoming more than 25 of our key business partners.”