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David DantoDirector of Emerging TechnologyInteractive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA)

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 recognized him as an Emerging Technology Fellow in 2017 after many years of being on their faculty. He served as a National Association of Broadcasters conference “Pick-Hits” judge for Broadcast Engineering from 2001 to 2013.  The CTA - the industry authority on consumer electronics – appointed him to be a judge for the Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Design and Engineering Awards seven times from 2011 to 2023.  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 BloggersOnalytica.com has identified him as one of the top 100 UC Influencers and included him three times in their Who’s Who In UC 2021.  Enterprise Management 360 named him as their number one Unified Communications Influencer in 2018Clarion Events named him to the UCX Americas Advisory Board in 2022.

David is an expert on the collaboration technology industry, frequently presenting at industry events and blogging / contributing to industry publications.  In 2022 David was appointed to be the editor of Commercial Integrator’s “Collaboration Today & Tomorrow” publication and often hosts podcasts for AVNation-TV.    In addition, he has served on and/or developed many manufacturer advisory boards for firms including AVI-SPL, BlueJeans, Plantronics, Polycom, Ricoh and Yamaha.  In addition, David spent five years as Poly’s Director of UC Strategy and Research, making strong connections between analysts / end-users and Poly people, plans and announcements.