CE Pro Year in Review: 2020 Industry’s Got Talent

The CE Pro Podcast was introduced this year and featured a number of Industry’s Got Talent editions that focused on AV industry members’ other talents such as cooking, music and martial arts.

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Now that 2020 is nearly in the books—thankfully for a lot of reasons—it’s time to look at back at 2020.

From a CE Pro perspective, we introduced our Podcast, which is available on a number of platforms and types of media that includes video. One special segment of the CE Pro Podcast is our Industry’s Got Talent series. 

These special interviews take a look at the many varied hobbies that industry members enjoy outside of their jobs in the custom electronics industry. Naturally, a big part of many industry members is music. 

Music is a common theme that many enjoy in the custom electronics industry, and it’s the reason that some are working in the market today. 

Taking their passion for music to the next level are individuals such as Micah Sheveloff of WIRC Media, Camila Ballario formally of Leon Speakers and a current Google employee; Tim Bigoness of D-Tools, and of course the entire CE Pro All-Star Band. 

Each one of these people are not only talented at their respective jobs, but they play guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and they sing. 

In separate Industry’s Got Talent Episodes, we sat down with Sheveloff, Bigoness, Ballario and several members of the CE Pro All-Star Band to discuss how they got involved in music, and how their careers brought them into the electronics industry. In the case of the band, we dove into the processes they went through to record their parts for the virtual performances they put together for the CEDIA Expo Virtual 2020 event.

Another widely popular hobby for many industry members is food. Cooking, eating, growing … anything related to food. 

Arguably the biggest foodie in the entire custom electronics market is the founder of Caster Communications Kim Lancaster, who took time to explain how a working mother is able to obsess about food in the Northeast region of the U.S. in the lovely state of Rhode Island. 

For more on these Industry’s Got Talent Podcasts and a bonus video check out our slideshow above and the episodes that feature these talented individuals. 

About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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