Technology Integrator Top Talent Under 40: Olivier Jammaers, AlltecPro
In a brief survey, we asked our Technology Integrator Top Talent Under 40 honoree to answer a few questions about themselves and about the industry. To see the full list of winners, click here.
Part 1: Profile Questions
Name: Olivier Jammaers
Title and company: Director, Business Development, AlltecPro
Brief description of your role there: I direct the business development activities for AlltecPro, working diligently every day to drive sales for our company by focusing on our bottom line. Being that AlltecPro is a new venture, each team member has numerous responsibilities. Mine include providing market feedback to our team regarding competitive offerings, our customers’ requirements and needs, and generating product development ideas to enable our growth agenda. I also work with our team to plan and coordinate the implementation of our business initiatives and goals.
Years in industry: 10
Where you grew up: Wayne, NJ
Where you live now: Towamencin, PA
College: William Paterson University
Accomplishments and why those are important to you or your company: One of my notable accomplishments was the development and launch of our Alltec Screens brand of projection screens. I continue to be the product manager for this substantial line of products containing over 100 models of Electric, Fixed Frame, Manual, Tripod, Inflatable Outdoor, Tensioned and ALR projection screens. We’ve seen substantial sales growth since the launch of Alltec Screens which has been significant to our overall business development.
Industry awards: None yet
Part 2: Fun Questions
Favorite pastime/hobby: Having fun at the park with my one-year-old daughter, Elodie.
Last book I read: Good to Great, Jim Collins
Favorite movie: Aliens
Best concert ever seen: Foo Fighters at CitiField 7/15/15 - Dave Grohl with a broken leg, strapped to a remote controlled chair, flying around the stage rocking. Need I say more?
Favorite new tech: It’s not really new, but AI and Voice control. I’m still dumbfounded that I can speak out loud to my mobile phone, my car or a speaker system.
Part 3: More Serious Questions
What do you think is the major problem with the industry today, and what needs to be done to fix it?
Our growth as an industry is stunted by a lack of the number of qualified technology integrators. We are just a few years away from technology becoming ubiquitous and our industry associations need to provide technology education to develop the workforce for people to enjoy prosperous careers as Technology Integrators. Our AlltecPro team has a directive to work closely with our industry associations, AVIXA, CEDIA, CTA, NSCA, NAHB, NARI, NECA, and the IEC to provide technology curriculum to high schools, vocational schools, technical schools, junior colleges and universities around the world. The future of our industry will be completely dependent on our ability to teach these young people that they can develop successful careers as Technology Integrators.