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Roberto Colon

Roberto Colon

Technology Solutions Manager

Columbus, Ohio (43065) United States (Ohio)
Employed Open to opportunities
I am the Associate Director of Learning Environments for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. I lead a team that provides support to all classroom, conference room and group study areas. I am responsible for evaluating and recommending innovative solutions as they specifically relate to classrooms and learning spaces. We support an A/V platform consisting of Crestron/Extron control systems, video projectors, digital audio, interactive wall touch displays, video conferencing, digital signage, and lecture capture, to name a few. The best part of my job, besides working for OSU, are the daily challenges we encounter from project management to system maintenance and repair.

Before starting at OSU, I focused on a career managing computer networks and providing server support as both a consultant and director. As years passed, I joined some fellow colleagues to assist with a venture into the A/V installation industry. I used my experience with computers to blend that knowledge with design and programming of A/V systems. The convergence of these skills from both industries has molded and groomed me into the experienced professional and manager I am today.

CTS- InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist
DMC-E-4K- Crestron DigitalMedia Certified Engineer
  • Responsible for the administrative management of staff who support the core learning environments and technology for the Fisher College of Business campus. I set strategy, direction and service standards for classroom and learning space technologies.
  • Oversee all technical design of classrooms and learning spaces, system integration and installation, client/vendor communication and project documentation. This includes planning for all future spaces, including flexible learning areas where TEAL and SCALE-UP concepts are considered.
  • Working with the Educational Technologies team, I help manage all component infrastructure for the FCOB video conferencing plant which supports our distance learning program to the OSU satellite campuses. This includes all web conferencing applications in classrooms and learning spaces. We've also been instrumental in our classroom lecture capture systems utilizing Mediasite and integrating with Ohio State's LMS.
  • Co-Managed the technology updates and planning for the Mason Hall renovation in 2010. I worked directly with all architects, planning committees, vendors and stakeholders to ensure all areas were installed and completed on schedule.
  • Manager of $500K departmental fiscal budget. This includes all budget projections and planning for all equipment refresh cycles.
  • Member of the Educational Technologies Department, Fisher College of Business.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and service of the classroom technology plant for all FCOB classrooms and learning spaces.
  • Managed all deployment and implementation of lecture capture for the college using Panopto as our primary application.
  • Managed all component infrastructure for FCOB video conferencing plant. This includes all Cisco and Polycom components.
  • Responsible for entire network infrastructure including security, design, maintenance, and upgrades.
  • Managed a 60 user environment including helpdesk
  • Performed upgrade and overhaul of complete network which included new servers, router, switches, firewall, patch panels, racks, network cables and jacks

Lead Systems Engineer and Install Technician

A Sound Alternative Inc
January 2002 to January 2007
United States - Ohio
  • Install and setup of custom home theater and whole house A/V systems for residential new build and retro applications.
  • Installation, design and setup of A/V board rooms and industrial audio systems for commercial establishments
  • Programming of all universal remote and control automation systems
  • Integration and commission of low voltage applications for internet, phone, satellite, CATV and security.

MIS, Finance

Miami University

September 1994 to August 1999
Five year focused education with computers and information systems as main concentration.
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)
    Member of InfoComm International
  • Crestron DMC-E-4K
    Crestron DigitalMedia Certified Engineer
  • Extron AV Associate
  • Relationship Management
    Work in conjunction with all departments and centers to recommend solutions including resource needs, timelines and targeted benefits
  • Service Performance
  • Team Leadership
    Goal oriented with leader that is trustworthy, objective and fair
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Result Oriented
    Ability to achieve the target within a given timeframe
  • Critical thinking
    Exceptional decision making and problem solving skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Control Systems-Crestron & Extron
    Design, programming, maintenance and commissioning of all systems
  • Lecture Capture-MediaSite
    Design and setup of all classroom lecture capture systems including Vaddio AutoTrak automated camera tracking system
  • Web Conferencing-Carmen Connect
    Support for all Carmen Connect, Skype and additional web conferencing applications used by FCOB faculty, staff and students
  • Video Conferencing
    Support, setup and design for all Cisco and Polycom bridge and codecs used for distance learning, guest speakers and student interviews
  • Wireless Presentation Systems
    Implementation and testing of numerous components and apps for wireless presentation in classrooms and conference rooms
  • Digital Signage
    Configuration and setup of BrightSign digital signage players and TightRope Carousel signage content management and scheduling system
  • Low Voltage Integration
    Proficient in all wire termination and testing of network and video wires used for AV installations
    Extensive knowledge of enterprise network structures
  • Project Documentation
    Ability to read and interpret construction and project documents
  • 2014 Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Programs Staff Employee Award for providing superior service
  • 2010 Fisher College of Business Cindy Coydendale MAX staff employee of the year award