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BICSI winter conference officially opens for business

The 2007 BICSI Winter Conference officially kicked off today with many attendees and guests already present for pre...


January 23, 2007  


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The 2007 BICSI Winter Conference officially kicked off today with many attendees and guests already present for preconference seminars and committee meetings on Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday, 1,926 participants passed through the Exhibit Hall doors.

Organizers said that number rose to more than 3,000 by the close of Monday’s seminars and events.

Topics at the seminars included, cabling, security programs, wireless technology and TIA TR-42 standards and technology.

Monday’s seminars focused on the fundamentals of AV, network infrastructure, IEEE Std. 1100, CSI Masterformat 04, High Definition, grounding methods and measuring a building’s IQ.

Toronto-based consultant and futurist Jim Carroll delivered the opening day keynote.

Using analogies, real-life examples and industry relevant trends, Carroll noted that technology is changing at a faster rate than ever before and urged attendees to recognize this trend and utilize it in their careers.

He explained that within these rapid changes there are great benefits to be found including skills specialization.

“You are mastering the knowledge, you are going out to your clients and your role is mastering the complexity of the high velocity change to discover greater opportunities,” Carroll said.

Attendance at the conference this week is expected to exceed 5,000 people.