Are you ready to unlock the mysteries of the NECA BICSI Summit and discover what industry leaders have to say about the importance of certification? I promise you, this episode is a goldmine of insights. I had the chance to walk among industry giants and engage in enlightening conversations with Jeff Beavers from NECA and Carol Everett Oliver, the current BICSI president. We dug deep into the significance of NECA and why certification and competency is crucial in today’s rapidly evolving industry.
Now, imagine a world where self-driving cars and remote surgeries are commonplace. Sounds futuristic, right? But as we push the boundaries of technology, we also encounter new challenges. We tackled the tough questions – how does the surge in technology impact labor competency? How will power, data, and connectivity influence the network and the demand for ultra-low latency? Here’s a little spoiler: we found that eight out of ten network problems are related to cabling. It’s not just about keeping up with tech advancements; it’s also about safeguarding life with proper certification and regulations. We rounded off this discussion with a peek into the NECA BICSI Summit curriculum, particularly focusing on project management and disruption.
But it wasn’t all just tech talk. Carol Evan Oliver, the remarkable first female BICSI president, joined me to delve into the world of event planning and industry education. We reflected on the need for educational contingencies, the value of industry events, and the crucial role of mentors. We also tackled a topic dear to both of us – the necessity to address competency to instigate real change in the industry culture. Finally, we looked at the future – the implications of AI in the industry, attracting a diverse, younger generation, and the potential pitfalls of over-reliance on AI. So buckle up and join us for this fascinating journey through the landscape of our industry.
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