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David Danto

  • David Danto has over three decades of experience providing problem-solving leadership and innovation in media and unified communications technologies for various firms in the corporate, broadcasting and academic worlds. This includes:

    • The building and managing of the world's largest commercial Cisco Immersive TelePresence ecosystem at the time (other than within Cisco) for JP Morgan Chase.
    • The design, implementation and operation of global video and audio conferencing facilities, television and audio/visual facilities and digital signage solutions for Lehman Brothers.
    • The design of TV and radio facilities for Bloomberg, including the development of their revolutionary multi-screen TV format and the design and construction of studios for The Charlie Rose Show.
    • The development of the Television and Media Services department for NYU, including the design and implementation of America’s first urban, self-contained, multi-building university cable TV system using microwave links to cross public rights of way.
    • The design, management and/or support of AV, collaboration, multimedia and/or TV broadcast facilities for many organizations, including AT&T, Financial News Network, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, MTV, NBC, Rutgers University and many others.

    David’s efforts have been recognized by the premiere industry organizations in media technology. In 2007 he was elected (and still serves) as the Director of Emerging Technologies for the non-profit Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance. Additionally, InfoComm International has appointed him as Adjunct Faculty for their educational efforts every year since 2007 and added him to their prestigious "InfoComm 100" key industry thought leaders. He served as a National Association of Broadcasters conference "Pick-Hits" judge for Broadcast Engineering from 2001 to 2013. The CEA — the industry authority on consumer electronics — appointed him to be a judge for the International Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Design and Engineering Awards in 2011 and 2013. Enterprise Connect appointed him to be a judge for their Innovations Showcase in 2012. In 2014 USA Today and 10Best selected him as one of the world's Top 10 Travel Industry Bloggers.

    David is an expert on the collaboration technology industry, frequently blogging / contributing to industry publications and presenting at industry events. In addition, he has served on many manufacturer advisory boards for firms including AVI-SPL, BlueJeans, Plantronics, Polycom, and Ricoh.

    David is now working as a principal consultant with Dimension Data, the global leader in ICT services and solutions, providing technical and operational guidance and strategy to multiple organizations, identifying opportunities where collaboration technologies can improve business process, and architecting systems and solutions which maximize utilization, end-user satisfaction and ROI.

    The opinions expressed in this blog are those of David J. Danto and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.