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Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

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United States

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Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

Language:

English


Episodes

Automation Unplugged Episode #164 feat. Susan Cashen, Former CMO, Control4, Active Advisor at CEDIA

4/14/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Susan Cashen: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au164 SHOW NOTES Industry pioneer Susan has worked her way through executive positions at Silicon Valley agencies and start-ups to Senior VP of Marketing at Control4. Today, Susan advises clients in the CI channel to help companies build strong brand positions and deliver business results in crowded markets. Ron...

Duration:01:01:32

Automation Unplugged Episode #163 feat. Aaron Cowden, CEO and Founder and Andrew Wactor, VP of Commercial at Fusion Audio Video

4/6/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Aaron Cowden and Andrew Wactor: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au163 SHOW NOTES Aaron founded Fusion A/V during his senior year in college with a few of his friends. Their focus was on keeping technology fun and fresh for clients. Today, Aaron wears many hats in the company and participates in sales, operations, marketing, vendor relations, and charities....

Duration:00:51:51

Automation Unplugged Episode #162 feat. Ryan Davis, President at Ratio AV

4/1/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Ryan Davis: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au162 SHOW NOTES As founder of Ratio AV, Ryan and his team of seven work closely on high-end residential with light commercial systems out of Utah. Ryan's emphasis on human-factors engineering in college drove much of the design criteria that he uses in his day-to-day at Ratio AV. Ron Callis is the CEO of One...

Duration:00:56:40

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #161 feat. Chris Worthington, CEO at Personal Technology

3/25/2021
In this week’s After Show, we chat with Chris Worthington, CEO at Personal Technology. Chris shares his transformational “Day 1” strategy with us on how he prepares his projects for completion to help promote overall customer satisfaction. If you haven't already listened to the full interview, make sure to check out show #161 here on the podcast or over on our Facebook page at facebook.com/onefireflyllc. Okay, let’s jump into my conversation with Chris Worthington.

Duration:00:12:22

Automation Unplugged Episode #161 feat. Chris Worthington, CEO at Personal Technology

3/24/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Chris Worthington: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au161 SHOW NOTES Chris is currently CEO at Personal Technology. His passion for technology and electronics started from a young age where he would tear apart computers and put them back together. In 2004, Chris decided to chart his own course and founded Personal Technology out of Alhambra, California, and...

Duration:01:01:02

Automation Unplugged Episode #160 feat. Matt Coxon, Sales Director at Tangram Technology

3/19/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Matt Coxon: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au160 SHOW NOTES Mark is currently Sales Director with Tangram Technology. He was set to pursue a career as a zoo veterinarian before discovering the technology space in 2000 when he took IBM as a direct sales representative. Mark uses his interest in zoology and behavioral psychology to approach technology and...

Duration:00:55:33

Automation Unplugged Episode #159 feat. Shawn Lemay, President at Sound and Theater

3/9/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Shawn Lemay: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au159 SHOW NOTES Shawn is a CEDIA Registered Outreach Instructor and volunteer. He holds various vendor certifications and is an active writer with multiple published articles to his credit. Shawn got his start in IT and Computer system sales before discovering the world of smart home automation when he and his...

Duration:00:50:12

Automation Unplugged Episode #158 feat. Matt Cwiokowski, CEO at Avidia

2/25/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Matt Cwiokoski: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au158 SHOW NOTES Matt and two other colleagues founded the Chicagoland automation company, Avidia, in 2010 with a goal to create a more focused, hands-on approach to home automation. At inception, Matt managed Avidia’s programming and system design efforts. In 2018 Matt and Kamil bought their 3rd partner out and...

Duration:00:56:03

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #157 feat. Jeff Galea, Founder and President at Boca Tech and Automation

2/22/2021
This week’s After Show features Jeff Galea, Founder and President at Boca Tech and Automation. Jeff reflects on his approach and mindset behind his most recent rebrand. If you haven't already listened to the full interview, make sure to check out show #156 here on the podcast or over on our Facebook page at facebook.com/onefireflyllc. Okay, let’s jump into my conversation with Jeff Galea.

Duration:00:12:20

Automation Unplugged Episode #157 feat. Jeff Galea, Founder and President at Boca Tech and Automation

2/15/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Jeff Galea: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au157 SHOW NOTES Jeff is Founder and President at Boca Tech and Automation. His team focuses exclusively on integrating luxury A/V and control systems into homes, yachts, and businesses in some of the most prestigious spaces in the United States. Ron Callis is the CEO of One Firefly, LLC, a digital marketing agency...

Duration:00:59:23

Automation Unplugged Episode #156 feat. Ron Callis, CEO at One Firefly

2/8/2021
Here are some of the topics Chris had the opportunity to discuss with Ron Callis: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au156 SHOW NOTES After graduating from VA Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ron started his career with Lutron Electronics. He also spent time at Crestron Electronics before he started Firefly Design Group in 2007. In 2012 the company rebranded and became the company everyone knows today as One...

Duration:01:15:15

Automation Unplugged Episode #155 feat. Adam Pauska, Principal at AXG Advisors

2/3/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Adam Pauska: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au155 SHOW NOTES Adam is currently the Principal at AXG Advisors. Adam partners with the ultra-affluent and their other advisors to build and maintain their personal insurance portfolios, human-to-human while navigating the ever-changing insurance marketplace. Ron Callis is the CEO of One Firefly, LLC, a digital...

Duration:00:44:17

Automation Unplugged Episode #154 feat. Jason Roberts, General Manager and Board Member at Bravas

1/25/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Jason Roberts: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au154 SHOW NOTES Currently, with Bravas Boca Raton, Jason works with 14 other like-minded business owners to facilitate the merger that created the largest nationwide luxury A/V firm. Prior to joining the residential custom integration space, Jason spent 20 years as a software executive in the higher-education...

Duration:00:55:46

Automation Unplugged Episode #153 feat. Andrea Hoffer, CEO at Aha Recruiting Experts

1/15/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Andrea Hoffer: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au153 SHOW NOTES Andrea Hoffer is currently CEO of Aha Recruiting Experts. Today, Andrea helps companies recruit, hire, onboard, and engage their team members across many industries and verticals. Her clear cut action steps and supportive coaching has helped businesses build their Dream Team with great...

Duration:00:45:19

Automation Unplugged Episode #152 feat. Angela Larson, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations and Blair Piersall, Vice President of Sales at Savant

1/11/2021
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Angela Larson and Blair Piersall: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au152 SHOW NOTES Angela Larson currently works with Savant as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations at Savant. Blair Piersall is presently Vice President of Sales with Savant. Angela uses her 21 years of experience in the lighting control and home automation space to oversee Inside...

Duration:01:00:35

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #151 feat. Marc Fulker, Owner at Greenstar Technologies

1/1/2021
In this week’s After Show, we chat with Marc Fulker, Owner at Greenstar Technologies. Marc shares the details of how they were able to land a recent spectacular Control4 project and the importance of communication to earn a client’s trust and partnership. He also discusses their approach to capturing beautiful project imagery.If you haven't already listened to the full interview, make sure to check out show #151 here on the podcast or over on our Facebook page at facebook.com/onefireflyllc....

Duration:00:13:01

Automation Unplugged Episode #151 feat. Marc Fulker, Owner at Greenstar Technologies

12/31/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Marc Fulker: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au151 SHOW NOTES Marc started Greenstar Technologies in 2011 after spending 10 years working as an electrician in the residential and industrial sectors. Today, Greenstar Technologies consists of a team of nine staff members, has been a Control4 dealer since 2016, and just recently opened a beautiful new showroom...

Duration:00:51:07

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #150 feat. Brian Perreault, COO at Barrett's Technology Solutions

12/30/2020
In this week’s After Show, we chat with Brian Perreault, COO at Barrett's Technology Solutions. Brian sheds light on the importance of relationship building and gaining the client’s trust for any successful integration firm.If you haven't already listened to the full interview, make sure to check out show #150 here on the podcast or over on our Facebook page at facebook.com/onefireflyllc. Okay, let’s jump into my conversation with Brian Perreault.

Duration:00:14:37

Automation Unplugged Episode #150 feat. Brian Perreault, COO at Barrett's Technology Solutions

12/30/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Brian Perreault: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au150 SHOW NOTES As COO with over 30 years of experience, Brian oversees all aspects of Barrett's Technology Solutions and has been instrumental in helping to guide the company to become a highly respected residential and commercial technology integration company in the greater Chicago-land area. Ron Callis is...

Duration:00:59:25

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #149 feat. Wes Claytor, Account Manager at One Firefly

12/29/2020
In this week’s After Show, we chat with Wes Claytor, Digital Marketing Account Manager at One Firefly. Wes shares his commitment to cultivating consistency in his personal and work life through ultra-marathon running, writing, and reading. If you haven't already listened to the full interview, make sure to check out show #149 here on the podcast or over on our Facebook page at facebook.com/onefireflyllc. Okay, let’s jump into my conversation with Wes Claytor.

Duration:00:08:23