For the past few years, Dave Haynes has reached out to us and said “Well…I’m doing it again”.
Well…we’re doing it again too.
For the 10th straight year, since Dave started hosting the social highlight of the week at DSE, Capital Networks is very proud to once again sponsor the 16:9 DSE Mixer. Year after year the mixer gets rave reviews as a great event for meeting up with old friends as well as striking up conversations with new connections. Always sold out, the waiting list usually starts about 24 hours after the tickets become available.
Besides the free drink tix, another benefit of sponsorship is that Dave posts a “thank you” to his digital signage news site sixteen-nine.net, where he says nice things about the sponsors, thanking them for the support. You can read some of the nice things he said about us below.
Our thanks to Dave for once again hosting and putting in all the hard work that makes this annual event the great time that it is.
The following is taken from the 16:9 Mixer profile of Capital Networks:
I think Toronto-based Capital Networks may be the longest-running sponsor of the annual 16:9 Mixer ahead of Digital Signage Expo, going back many, many years.
I have known these guys for 20 years and think I was, when I ran ops for a digital OOH company, one of the software company’s larger clients. That’s way in the past, but they’ve been fast friends ever since, as well as big-time supporters of 16:9. The company’s ad banner has been atop 16:9 for I dunno how long – many years.
The company, which has its roots in broadcast software and still does that as well as digital signage, will soon celebrate 28 years in business. President Jim Vair has been there at least 20 years, and has been gradually taking over from founder Bil Trainor, who is semi-retired and living within putting distance of the first hole of the golf course he’s a member at – north of Toronto.
Bil (yup, one L – he jokes his parents were poor and couldn’t afford two Ls when he was born) may actually be the nicest man in digital signage. Very funny, old school gentleman.
Anyway, Capital has not done a booth at DSE for 2-3 years – putting its trade show dollars instead into some highly-focused vertical market events, where the company is often the only vendor on the exhibit hall floor offering digital signage solutions.
Vair and account exec Kelly Smith, now like me a DSF board member, will be around the show meeting with partners and clients, and checking out tech that may fit customer needs.
Have a great time at the mixer!