Today we are talking to Brad Sousa, the CTO at AVI Systems.  And we have a follow up discussion to part one of “Faith In The Workplace”. We discuss how to redefine the definition of productivity, and the importance of finding a community where you can make real relationships.  

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

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About Brad:

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 frees 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. We provide them the opportunity and encouragement to grow in their careers and empower our employee-owners with stock ownership via 401(k) matching, dividends and profit sharing. 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.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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