Gary Atkins, CTS-D

Gary Atkins is a Senior Solutions Architect for Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. He has been in the AV industry since 2000 and has worked in AV installation, AV sales, and AV design and education. He studied as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in 1998 and worked in the IT department of a large South African bank as a network administrator. It was during this period that his love of all things AV started. After completing a studio sound engineering course he started working in the AV field, managing audiovisual installations for the bank.

His full time AV career started when he moved into AV Sales at Dimension Data in 2003 and then into the AV Design department in 2005 as a Senior Solutions Architect. Gary is currently a volunteer lecturer for InfoComm Academy, teaching the InfoComm AV/IT Integration course to students in South Africa. Gary lives with his wife Lisa and daughter Daniella in Johannesburg, South Africa. When he’s not working, he likes to spend time with his family gardening, building furniture and playing computer games.

“I decided to get involved with InfoComm International AV Education to help where I can to bring the much needed skills to the AV industry in South Africa.” — Gary Atkins, CTS-D