Ecast launching industry podcast series

June 5, 2009 by Dave Haynes

At first blush my reaction to the notion of podcasts on the business was a dismissive “That would have been cool three years ago” shrug – but it actually might not be all that silly and quaint.

Ecast is doing a series of podcasts called “Touch Points” – essentially interviews with industry people about their deployments.

The interviews, done by Ecast’s Bob Cooney (nice guy), were done recently in partnership with the KioskCom Expo and Digital Signage Show.

The first podcast features Kari Blankenship, retail systems manager of major outdoor sporting goods retailer Cabela’s, who discusses the company’s nationwide interactive kiosk deployment designed to enhance the customer experience by extending its online presence into its brick-and-mortar locations.

“From USPS veteran and leading retail consultant Margot Myers to Virgin Entertainment Group CIO Robert Fort, each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about the technology, ROI considerations and customer needs informing successful digital signage and self service implementations,” said Bob Cooney, VP of business development and manufacturing, Ecast, who also co-hosts the interview series with digital signage veteran Dan Hagen. 

The podcasts can be found here:

The list of weekly interviews can be found here, and while there is a sprinkling of people I would respectfully call the usual suspects, there are some other names I’ve not seen before and may well have some good, new insights.

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