Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I
Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I has over 30 years of experience designing and integrating IT, telecommunications and audiovisual (AV) solutions.
"I believe that technology is in service to organizational goals and work flow, and not an end in itself and use that as a guiding principal in my design efforts."
Over the course of his career he has had most of the roles in the AV/IT spectrum including customer/end user, IT owner, integrator, designer, managed service provider, distributor, pre-sale specifier, and manufacturer. Because of this experience in every facet of the AV/IT lifecycle, he brings an almost unique perspective in the consequences of how product and project features are implemented.
A side focus of his career has been creating and presenting technical education. He is a strong advocate of fundamental, theory based technical content rather than a product-based curriculum, allowing the student to adapt to inevitable changes in technology and a providing path to progressive growth. He was the InfoComm 2015 Educator of the year.