d&b training takes place in Mumbai
INDIA: Aware that a number of key consultants and rental companies would be keeping their diaries clear for the Palm Expo show taking place in Mumbai, d&b audiotechnik’s Indian distributor, Ansata Computer Systems Pvt Ltd, laid on a three-day training course just prior to the event.
APAC application support and education manager for d&b, Gert Sanner, led the course which started off with an electroacoustics seminar on day one at the Electrocraft offices in Mumbai. Days two and three were made up of Y and T series workshops which included practical exercises covering the integrated d&b workflow from the start of a project through planning and simulation to management of the final result. The third day took place off site at St Andrews Auditorium.
Neil Lean from Ansata was encouraged by the attendance: ‘We’ve put on one-day seminars before which give attendees a bit of a gist of everything but this is the first time we’ve taken on a three-day event like this and we’ve got exactly the people we want here,’ he enthused. ‘It’s a great way to get people to work the d&b way, working from scratch to getting a show up and running. We’ve got customers here that we really want to help to get educated and that's the first stage. There are a few consultants but it’s predominantly rental companies and those who own a system, the sessions are meant for these guys who know what to do with the equipment in their inventory and they’ve come from all over India to attend – Trivandrum and Hyderabad as well as locally. We’re also going to be running an array processing demo during the first day of Palm at St Andrews auditorium.’
Electroacoustic consultant Kapil Thirwani was impressed with the seminar. ‘I’ve met Gert before and a three-day training event is quite a unique concept here in India. What I like about day one is that he talks in general about the systems and not just about the brand, he gives scenarios about a problem you might be facing as a designer and then explains what they’ve done as a physical feature of the software which can help with that.’
Mr Sanner is clear about how he believes these seminars and workshops should be presented. ‘The key thing about our training is that we make it entertaining, there are experiments and attendees can walk around. Even though, obviously we have to be technically accurate it should still be fun and we don’t want to intimidate people so questions are always encouraged and we make it a completely neutral environment for attendees. For people who do know d&b we make it entertaining, for people who used to know and have forgotten they go “oh yes now I remember” and for people who've never heard it they get to learn it.’