Today we are talking to Brad Sousa, the CTO at AVI systems. And we discuss how different generations consume technology, the most important factor in selling your team on change, and the promise and perils of early adopters.
All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
Mr. Brad Sousa has been the Chief Technology Officer of AVI Systems Inc. since January 2017. Mr. Sousa leads a team of practice managers, technology leaders and enterprise architects to strategically align AVI’s lines of business as it considers expanding to new markets. He is a consistent voice of technical leadership in audiovisual, unified communications and digital media. He joined AVI in 2008 as Regional Vice President of West Coast Region and as the Head of the Enterprise Technologies Group at AVI company-wide.
He has over 20 years of experience in audiovisual and network systems implementation – primarily on enterprise-based systems in healthcare, education, global corporations and the Department of Defense. He served as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Sales/marketing at Integrated Media Systems, the national director of digital media at MCSi and the Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director at Icon Networks.
ABOUT AVI SYSTEMS
Most organizations have one principal requirement for their audiovisual (AV) technology: that it free them to do their jobs. That’s why the best system is one that opens the lines of communication, then gets out of the way.
It’s also why AVI designs our systems to be easy to integrate, intuitive to operate, and simple to maintain. This is our definition of Communication Liberation, and it’s reflected in the incredible diversity of AV solutions that we provide for business, commercial, education and government clients across the U.S.
Founded in 1974, AVI Systems has 16 offices throughout the Midwest, Central Southwest and on the West Coast, giving us a regional presence and national reach.
We owe a great part of our success to having the most highly trained, capable and motivated team of experts in the AV industry. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, we are able to attract and retain the most qualified people by treating every individual as a crucial member of AVI.
The people of AVI not only share in the success of our company, they share a conviction that technology should liberate, not impede. And working together, we provide integrated audiovisual solutions that remove barriers instead of creating them, freeing our customers to seize opportunity and imagine new possibilities.