Aventri Affinity Podcast: Episode 7

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In our 7th episode of Aventri's (formerly etouches) Affinity Podcast series, we are joined by a special host, Brian Friedman, Aventri's VP of Digital Innovation who interviewed Brandon Wernli, the Global Event Technology Lead for Cisco Live.

I'm sure most of you have a favorite event or an event that was a complete disaster that comes to mind . Advanced technology such as artificial intelligence can enhance the attendee experience, however at the same time it creates more challenges for deployment. Brandon takes us through his story from the start, and shares how he went from coordinating events in college to implementing the latest and greatest technology for Cisco. Brandon's team introduces bleeding edge technology to the events space, and strives to connect attendees with truly personalized experiences.


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What You'll Learn

How Brandon transformed himself from a college to professional event coordinator

The importance of working with your team when introducing new technologies

How Cisco connects with its attendees by creating personalized experiences

About the Presenters


Brian Friedman

VP of Digital Innovation, Aventri

Brian is the VP of Digital Innovation at Aventri (formerly etouches). At Aventri he leads the company’s strategic objectives related to mobile, data and engagement technology. This includes driving user experience design, setting product direction, and guiding technical and design teams for all of their mobile, data and engagement products. In his free time, expect to see him traveling the world, seeking out the best kite boarding spots a person can find.

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Brandon Wernli

Global Event Technology Lead, Cisco Live


Brandon Wernli is currently the Global Event Technology Lead for Cisco's Cisco Live Conference. In his role, Brandon and his team are responsible for driving and implementing the latest event technologies for Cisco's events, helping them boost event ROI and creating an awesome attendee experience...with the event technology space rapidly evolving, Brandon has seen it all in his decade's worth of experience.