DSF Cocktails & Controversy Returns to New York Out of Home Week

AI in Digital Signage Up for Debate

(Warrenton, VA, September 25th, 2023)  AI is everywhere, doing everything. At least that’s what the ChatBot driven headlines would have you believe. And while its clear the machine learning technology has captured the attention of everyone from the C-Suite to the casual programmer, AI’s impact on how business gets done across various industry verticals is still coming into focus. Digital Signage is no different.   

At this year’s edition of the popular “Cocktails & Controversy,” event, the Digital Signage Federation tackles the topic with “AI and Digital Signage – Myth, Marvel or Magic?” Industry veteran and Sixteen:Nine Founding Editor Dave Haynes truth-talks with the key industry leaders utilizing AI in their software platforms and explores how machine learning can take our industry to the next level both behind the walls, and in front of the customer.  Making up this panel will be Jeffrey Weitzman, General Manager Navori Labs, Jim Nista, Consultant and Digital Signage Creative Director, and Chris Grosso, CEO at Intersection.

We encounter AI on the daily with our everyday computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence: speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. How is artificial intelligence and machine learning present in the way our software operates ‘behind the walls’ and how might AI generate new forms of content for digital signage?  This group of AI specialists will share the latest on AI use cases, de-bunk the myths we may propagate as an industry – and walk us through mind-blowing considerations for AI to future-proof digital signage and the way it is utilized today, and tomorrow.

“Cocktails & Controversy” is taking place at SONY’s Flatiron District offices as part of the week long Out of Home New York series of events and is sponsored by the DSF Advisory Council. The event begins with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. followed by the panel discussion.  The Sony Offices are located at 25 Madison Ave. between East 24th and East 25th Street in Manhattan.


  • Free to Advisory Council and their invitees (requires 6-digit code)
  • Member Ticket- $49
  • Public Ticket = $99

Monitor the DSF website calendar for additional details about “Cocktails & Controversy.”


About DSF

The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) is the only not-for-profit independent voice of the digital signage industry, reflecting the diverse constituencies that make up our industry. Our goal is to continue building a strong foundation for the advancement of the industry. To this end, we partner with our members and key organizations to provide education, networking, and advocacy to continue moving the growth of the industry forward.