DSF Announces Award of Educator of the Year


Digital Signage Federation® Announces Award of the 2019 Educator of the Year

DSF Names Tom Jones the Recipient


Warrenton, VAThe Digital Signage Federation® (DSF), the only independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry is pleased to announce that the second DSF Educator of the Year award has been given to Tom Jones, ProAV and Digital Signage Technology Consultant, Ingram Micro Inc. The award was given at the Digital Signage Expo APEX awards ceremony on March 27, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  DSF Chairman, Spencer Graham, who is Real Digital Media’s Business Development Manager for Higher Education, NA, and the chair of the Educator of the Year sub-committee, presented the award.

Mr. Graham announced that the award, named after Alan Brawn, a founder and former Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation was awarded based on a professional’s proven track record of regularly presenting courses, seminars, educational sessions, articles, white papers, webinars and or other learning opportunities which promote a professional industry.  Mr. Graham said that “The committee and nominations noted Tom’s commitment to live training and education while introducing the concepts and technology behind digital signage to hundreds of learners.”

Mr. Jones works for Ingram Micro, the world’s largest distributor of technology, including Pro AV and Digital Signage solutions and services. Drawing on his twenty years of experience, Mr. Jones provides expert industry insight to the SMB, VAR and Enterprise space by helping channel partners successfully bridge and grow their existing business competencies by incorporating Pro AV and Digital Signage solutions into their practices.  .  As the lead Pro AV and Digital Signage Technology Consultant for Ingram Micro, Mr. Jones is a frequent instructor and speaker at industry events, and was an early authorized instructor for the Digital Signage Expert Group’s (DSEG) certification programs.  DSEG is the certification partner of the DSF.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by The Digital Signage Federation for doing something that I absolutely enjoy – teaching others about the business value and services advantages of Pro AV and Digital Signage solutions,” said Mr. Jones. “The market around Digital Signage is exploding with opportunity and increasing demand across all industries. Thank you to DSF for your continued efforts to promote the value of digital signage and celebrate the people and continued innovation that work together to define our industry.”

About Digital Signage Federation®:
DSF®’s Mission is to support and promote the common business interests of the world-wide digital signage, interactive technologies and the digital out-of-home network industries. The DSF® is a not-for-profit independent voice of the digital signage industry reflecting the diversity of its membership. It promotes professional recognition through certifications, continuing education, conferences, publications, and presentations offered by the DSF® and affiliate groups. It provides regulatory advocacy to leverage the collective strength of members and represent their interests at the higher levels of government and the community. The DSF® provides leadership and networking opportunities focused on building a strong foundation for the advancement of the digital signage industry. For more information, visit dsf.wpengine.com.


For more information about the DSF®, please contact:

Brian Gorg, DSF Executive Director