As I write this, I'm wrapping up my first official week as Editor of Systems Contractor News. My quote to everyone has been "I'm so excited for this new adventure". And that's what it is - a new adventure. I love that I was fortunate enough to take on a new challenge in the AV industry. Everyone has been so supportive of my transition, from my former employer Peerless-AV to the NewBay team to my #AVTweeps.
I'm very much looking forward to bringing a fresh perspective to SCN. You'll read a lot of this in my first Editor's Letter (check out the September issue!) so I'll try not to repeat myself. I want SCN to be an industry collaboration now more than ever. I don't want to hear about your widgets, I want to hear why your products are making #AVTweeps and end-users lives easier. I want you to Tweet me (@MeganADutta or @SCNMag) and tell me why you LOVED the last issue or what you think we got wrong.
I want to see all of your faces at our cool new events like the SCN Think Tank. Trust me, you don't want to miss this - the genius that is Kirsten Nelson has lined up a BANGING group of innovators ready to discuss next-level technologies. Check it out here: http://www.scnthinktank.com/
I'll end this with a quick thank you to everyone at NewBay who has been as kind, thoughtful and helpful as you expect, especially Adam, Margot and Jeremy. And a special shout-out to Gene Kinsella who is an all-around wonderful human and has spent the last 10 years encouraging my growth in the industry. Looking forward to this new chapter in my life. Hope to hear from all of you soon!
Megan A. Dutta