Agenda

March 7, 2017
8:00 -10:00 pm Cocktail Reception for Early Arrivals: 8 to 10 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

March 8, 2017
11:30 – 12:55 pm Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

OPENING LUNCHEON

Luncheon Keynote: Jeffrey Zellmer, Regional VP of Creative Services at Fox 5 and Fox TV Stations

1:00 – 1:55 pm SESSION 1:

Next Gen Workflows: New technologies for new services and more efficient operations
This panel will look at the latest developments in automation, media asset management, software and other technologies that can streamline workflows and allow implementing new technologies to deliver more content to mobile, social and digital platforms.

 

Moderator:

Tom Butts, editor in chief, TV Technology

 

Panelists:

Ali E. Amoli, Director, Product Management & Solutions Development, Sony Electronics Professional Solutions Americas

Lew Blanchette, System Architect, Snell Advanced Media (SAM)

Edward Caleca, Executive Consultant, Technology & Management Consulting Practice

Josh Hatter, VP of Operations, Wazee Digital

Michael Saffell, Director of Engineering, Hearst Television – WMUR

Jared Timmins, Director of Strategic Accounts, Grass Valley

2:00 – 2:55 pm SESSION 2:

What’s New in News Technologies: Engineering better news operations
Panelists will explore the latest developments in graphics, newsroom systems, editing, live streaming, ENG, cameras, clip production, video walls, touch screens, virtual reality, data analytics, storage and other technologies that can help produce more popular news operations.

 

Moderator:

Deborah McAdams, Executive Editor, TV Technology

 

Panelists:

Ken Dillard, Vice President of Sales, USA, TVU

John King, VP Sales Engineering, Bitcentral

Jon Landman, VP Sales, Teradek

Matt Miller, VP of Engineering, Vizrt

Mark Playdon, Director of Broadcast Sales, JVCKENWOOD

 

3:00 – 3:30 pm REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
3:35 – 4:05 pm BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
4:10 – 4:40 pm BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
4:45 – 5:40 pm Session 3:

IP Tech for TV: Key trends to watch in 2017

This panel will look at improvements in IP technologies for TV infrastructures that will be rolled into the market in 2017 and discuss both the opportunities and challenges these technologies pose for both networks, stations and pay TV operators, with a particular focus on TV infrastructures and standards including ATSC 3.0.

 

Moderator:

Tom Butts, editor in chief, TV Technology

 

Panelists:

Eric Armstrong, VP, Market Development, Harmonic

Thomas Burns, CTO for Media & Entertainment, Dell EMC

John Lawson, Executive Director, AWARN Alliance

Brian Olson, Vice President of Product Management, NewTek

Mike Savello, VP Sales, LiveU Inc.

5:45 – 6:50 pm COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION
7:00 pm Dinner Event

Dinner Keynote: Chris Ripley, President & CEO, Sinclair Broadcast Group

March 9, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast Event
7:30 – 8:25 am BREAKFAST PANEL DISCUSSION – SESSION 4

Production Efficiency: New developments in TV production

Better software and hardware coupled with emerging cloud-based systems are among the newer technologies helping studios, networks and stations streamline the way they produce content. This panel will dive into the latest developments in TV production technologies, including systems for sharing content, streamlined workflows and cloud and distributed production systems.

 

Moderator:

Deborah McAdams, Executive Editor, TV Technology

 

Panelists:

David Beauvais, Assistant Director of Engineering, WCVB TV Hearst

David Helmly, Senior Manager, Professional Video & Audio, Adobe Systems Incorporated

Tom McDonald, Senior Technology Marketing Manager, Media and Entertainment, Quantum

Steve Smith, CSBE, President, Broadcast Technology Consultants

Joe Torelli, Broadcast Solutions Strategist, Arvato Systems North America

8:30 – 9:25 am SESSION 5:

Sports Tech: Winning the live TV game with new technologies
With networks turning to sports to bolster live audiences, sports technologies have become more important than ever. This panel will explore newer technologies for streamlining live sports production workflows, replay systems, remote production, graphics and digital delivery and archives.

 

Moderator:

Tom Butts, editor in chief, TV Technology

 

Panelists:

Tom Creter, VP Production, Operations and Engineering, Fox Network Center Charlotte

Jason Friedlander, Director Product & Technology Evangelism, Verizon Digital Media Services

Tom Sahara, VP Of Operations & Technology, Turner Sports

Andrew Thomas, Broadcast Media Technology Consultant

9:30 – 10:00 am BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
10:05 – 10:35 am BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
10:35 – 11:05 am REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
11:05 – 12:05 am SESSION 6:

Tech Leaders: Building New Infrastructures
Top engineers and technologists discuss key tech topics facing the industry, from the transition to IP and cloud-based infrastructures to the upcoming ATSC 3.0 next generation broadcast standard. What technologies will they be exploring at NAB 2017 and beyond?

 

Moderator:

Del Parks, Senior VP/CTO, Sinclair Television Group

 

Panelists:

Joe Addalia, Director of Technology Projects, Hearst Television

Brady Dreasler, Corporate Director of Engineering, Quincy Media

William Hayes, Director of Engineering and Technology, IOWA Public Television

Jeff Johnson, Vice President, Technology, TEGNA Media

Dave Siegler, VP of Technical Operations, Cox Media Group

12:05 – 2:00 pm  

LUNCHEON EVENT

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Betsy Grider, Managing Director, Technology Development, NASCAR and Nick Franza, Manager, Technology Innovation and Development, NASCAR

2:00 pm Adjourn

* Agenda Subject to Change