As an event organizer for the music industry, Clay Hutson takes pride in being able to put on shows that are memorable for all of the right reasons. That may be why his own company rose to the top, while the recession was putting other similar companies out of business. In fact, it was the recession that prompted Clay to try his own business and he has never looked back.
Mr. Hutson says he gained his education through practical experience, working for other event production companies for several years. Each one of those previous positions taught him something valuable and he took those tools and skills with him, when he launched his own business. Those past experiences have even helped Clay hone his visualization skills, so he can imagine what he wants to get out of each event ahead of time.
Once he has a clear idea about the look, sounds, and feel for the event he’s planning, Hutson uses his CAD skills to bring the experience to life in a more visual way. This helps his team to see what he has in mind and it aids him in seeing what needs adjusting or correcting. In the end, it’s Clay’s business, so he wants to ensure every event is something that can fill him with pride and satisfaction.
Looking at his industry as a whole, Mr. Hutson says he’s excited about tech advances in general, but is happy that lighting has changed. He says it’s nice to be able to supply the same type of lighting with less equipment and with equipment that’s less bulky. Additionally, he says he hopes to see artists stop relying on video. Clay would rather see more artists like Lady Gaga, who do more on stage, as far as actual performing. He’ll be happier to see video projections on stage become a passing trend.
Even before he started working in the field, Clay Hutson knew he wanted to be involved with live performances of some kind. He earned his BFA in theater design and technical production from Central Michigan University, before attending University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. While there, he earned his MBA, which has helped him in his entrepreneurial endeavor. Learn more: http://www.etnow.com/news/2017/8/ver-drives-onerepublics-honda-civic-tour-production
Clay has been the production manager for Getagrip Touring for the past 19 years and, since 2001, he has also been the vice president in charge of production for Ronin Event Creative. Mr. Hutson has also served as the production manager on tours for Prince and Jennifer Nettles. Today, he also organizes events for some of rock music’s biggest artists, including Kid Rock and Garbage.
Christopher Burch is an American investor, with a keen interest in fashion and technology. In college, he would buy sweaters and resell them at a profit to his fellow college mates. From this small door to door business he was conducting together with his brother, he created the Eagle’s Eye Company. Later on the company got a manufacturer and expanded to other campuses and in one decade the company had made sales worth $140 million. His passion for fashion and investing pushed him to launch The Tory Burch which was a fashion label created by his wife with his aid.
In an article published in Engadget Chris takes us through the journey the fashion industry and the technology industry have gone through and how the two are related. Fashion goes hand in hand with technology. Technology in fact brings new information and ideas that are used by the people in the fashion industry to come up with more creative and more beautiful things to the world. Technology also gives designers and businesses new ways of doing things and of getting things done. For instance now people can easily reuse or recycle other products to come up with creative designs and products that are received well in the market.
The articles adds that technology also benefits so much from fashion. Sometimes technology is invented and introduced in the market but people may not feel it or get to know it. Fashion being more popular with all generations it easy for the technology to get attention if it is introduced in the fashion industry. These two therefore do complement one another and therefore should continue being used together for the benefit of the both industries. Entrepreneurs in the fashion and technology industry have a leaf to borrow from the article.
Christopher Burch is currently the founder and the chief executive officer at Burch Creative Capital whose purpose is to create value in strategic and unique ways. With more than 30 years of experience in investments and entrepreneurship he has gained so much skills that have enabled him steer the company into the right direction. He has a keen interest in marketing and branding and uses his intuition to make the right decisions for the companies he has spearheaded. Additionally, he has aided in the rise of fifty companies and more using his skills and expertise to make it happen. Chris shares his knowledge and skills with other entrepreneurs by writing his expertise views on different sites.
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