Digital Media Tech Leadership Summit:

Next Generation Media Supply Chain Technologies

June 20-21 | Tampa Airport Marriot, Tampa, FL

Monday, June 19

8:00 – 10:00pm Cocktails Reception for Early Arrivals


Tuesday , June 20

11:30 – 12:45pm Opening Luncheon
Luncheon Keynote: Chris Blandy, EVP of Technology Solutions, Fox Networks Group
12:50 – 1:20pm Boardroom Presentations
1:25 – 1:55pm Boardroom Presentations
2:00 – 2:50pm Session 1: TV On Many Screens: Next Gen Media Supply Chains

The imperative to deliver more content to more devices, entails a major break from the traditional infrastructures, processes, workflows and technologies used by TV companies and video creators. This panel will provide an overview of new media supply chains for acquisition, content creation, storage, processing, multiplatform TV, playout, publishing and analytics.



Tom Butts, Editor-in-Chief, TV Technology



Gerry Field, Vice President, Technology, American Public Television

Brenda Hetrick, Chief Revenue Officer, Matrix Solutions

Jeff Kember, Technical Director for Media, CTO Office, Google Cloud

Jose Phon, Operations Manager, Vizrt Americas

Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder & CEO, Prime Focus Technologies

2:55 – 3:45pm Session 2: TV in the Cloud: Storage, Master Control, and Graphics in the Cloud

As broadcasters expand their use of cloud-based services to include master control operations and storage, this panel will look at new cloud-based technologies for playout, storage, graphics, and other key features of their infrastructure. How far can networks and stations go in terms of virtualizing their operations today and what are some of the developments in standards, software, data center capabilities and technologies that are making this possible?



Deborah McAdams, Executive Editor, TV Technology



Edward Caleca, Executive Consultant, Caleca Technology & Media Consulting

Ken Dillard, VP of Sales, USA, TVU

Rob Goldheim, VP of Engineering, Discovery Communications

Geoff Stedman, SVP, Products and Solutions, Quantum

Dan Turow, Vice President of File Based Solutions, Evertz

3:45 – 4:15pm Refreshments & Networking
4:15 – 5:05pm Session 3: IP Production and Distribution: Technologies and Strategies for More Efficient Production and Delivery

With the usage of digital video growing at a breakneck pace and companies moving their infrastructures towards IP video, content providers need to ensure that they are delivering the highest quality video if they want to succeed in making the transition to IP video as they expand their OTT, streaming and digital video offerings. This panel will focus on the transition to IP video, infrastructure for IP video, managing relationships with CDNs; improving online video quality; cloud based systems for encoding and preparing content for delivery to a wide array of devices and platforms; new technologies for speeding the delivery of content to digital media; and systems for managing bandwidth requirements.



Tom Butts, Editor-in-Chief, TV Technology



Joe Addalia, Director of Technology Projects, Hearst Television

Thomas Edwards, VP of Engineering & Development, FOX Networks Engineering & Operations

Jon Landman, VP Sales, Teradek

Jean Macher, Director Market Development, Broadcast, Harmonic

Eric Pohl, CTO, National TeleConsultants

5:10 – 5:50pm Afternoon Q&A Keynote: Jeff Kember, Technical Director for Media, CTO Office, Google Cloud
6:00 – 6:45pm Cocktails & Networking
7:00pm Dinner Event
Dinner Keynote:
Michael Koetter, VP of Digital Media Systems, Turner Broadcasting System


Wednesday, June 21

7:30 – 9:00am Breakfast Event
8:05 – 9:00am Breakfast Keynote: Chuck Hurst, Senior VP Content Delivery and Technology, Scripps Networks Interactive
9:05 – 9:35am Boardroom Presentations
9:40 – 10:30am Session 4: OTT 3.0: VR, HDR, and Other Emerging Technologies for Next Gen Streaming

This panel will explore the future of OTT experiences using next-gen social media platforms, livecasting, virtual reality, multiplatform advertising, augmented reality, drones, high dynamic range 4K video and other emerging technologies. What are the early adopters learning about these technologies that might help your digital offerings?



Deborah McAdams, Executive Editor, TV Technology



Juan Pablo Convers, Sr. Director, Business Development, Univision Digital, Univision Communications

Harold S Geller, Executive Director, Advertising Digital Identification

Craig Laliberte, VP Business Development, Vizrt Americas

Neil Mandt, CEO and Co-Founder, MANDT VR

10:35 – 11:05am Refreshments & Networking
11:05 – 11:55pm Session 5: Tech Leaders Talk OTT, Social and Streaming Strategies

Senior digital executives at broadcasters, networks, station groups, pay TV operators and Internet content providers discuss their digital strategies and the newer technologies they are exploring. What are some of the opportunities they see and what are some of the real-world challenges they face?



Tom Butts, Editor-in-Chief, TV Technology



Baris Aksoy, Strategic Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Google Cloud

Sam Coupe, VP of Digital Product and Business Development, Broadway Video

Louis Gump, CEO, NewsON

Emily Stone, Director of Multi-Platform Content, WTTG FOX 5

12:00 – 2:00pm Luncheon Event
Luncheon Keynote:
Bhavik Vyas, Global Partner and Alliance Leader, M&E, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
2:00pm Adjourn