Technology Leadership Summit

Learn, Network & Connect with the Leaders in News Technology

170 +

Attendees

6

Panels

4

Keynotes

2

Cocktail Breaks

8

Networking Sessions

Summit Overview

Topics Covered


Next Gen Workflows
New technologies for attracting younger audiences

What’s New in News Technologies
Engineering better newsrooms

IP and Cloud Tech
Key trends to watch

New developments in video production technologies

Sports Tech
Winning the live TV game with new technologies

CTO Strategies
Building for the future

All Inclusive


Hospitality
Registration - Hotel Accommodations - Meals & Cocktail Party

Networking
A month's worth of high-level encounters and peer networking in just two days
Peer exchange sessions
Industry roundtables
Daily networking activities

Content
Fresh ideas from experts & innovators
One-on-one access to industry experts and visionaries
A focused preview of next-generation technology
Accelerate your strategic knowledge of available solutions, advancements and capabilities

About

The Technology Leadership Summit is an innovative invitation-only event that delivers maximum value for attendees in terms of education, peer interaction and networking, as well as maximum ROI for sponsors wanting to build relationships with qualified decision makers.

Meet Our Speakers

2019 Speakers to be announced soon


Past speakers

Joe Addalia

Joe Addalia

Director of Technology Projects

Hearst Television

Joe Addalia is Director of Technology Projects for Hearst Television, Inc. and in that role is responsible for new technology discovery and implementation surrounding television workflows, including News Technology and Broadcast Operations Technology. Addalia joined Hearst with the purchase of WKCF-TV in 2006 and is based in Orlando. His responsibilities also include the Broadcast related technology for HTV�s Digital Media Group, including Live Streaming Video, Mobile DTV, Interactive TV, Second Screen and Multicasting. Addalia also represents HTV on industry technology committees. Before joining Hearst Television, Addalia was Corporate Director of Engineering Technology for Emmis Communications. He was responsible for researching and pinpointing technology for the company�s 16 Television and 25 Radio stations, as well as overseeing the southeast stations and serving as Director of Engineering for WKCF-TV. Addalia was design engineer behind the Emmis Centralcasting Model and was responsible for its implementation across the Emmis stations. The facility was among the first in the industry to drive the On-Air operations through the use of metadata rather than user-intervention. Previously, Addalia held the position of Corporate Director of Engineering for Press Communications, LLC, a radio and television broadcasting company based in Wall, N.J. During his 12 years with Press, he designed and constructed the studio and transmission facilities for WKCF-TV, Orlando, as well as the group�s radio facilities located in New Jersey and Florida. Addalia also had the honor of �signing-on� WKCF in 1988 as its Chief Engineer. Addalia has been in broadcast engineering for over thirty years and has hands-on experience in all facets of the technical side of television, radio, internet and cable. He has an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Television and is a SBE Certified Broadcast Engineer. He�s also an active member of SBE Chapter 42 in Central Florida, as well as a member of SMPTE.

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Aaron Brady

Aaron Brady

Technical Sales Manager, Prompting, Autocue and Autoscript Brands

Vitec Group

With 15 years on the manufacturing side of the Broadcast Industry, Aaron has been in the trenches with broadcast partners supporting video server, news automation, newsroom system, transmission automation, and - most extensively - prompting workflows. Further experience building large format recording studios in Nashville and New York City as well as engineering country and pop/rock recordings rounds out an audio/video skill set and a keen understanding that nothing matters more than a great workflow.

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Thomas Burns

Thomas Burns

Field CTO for Media & Entertainment

Dell EMC

Thomas Burns, Dell EMC's Field CTO for Media & Entertainment has previously re-engineered Technicolor's global file-based workflows, and developed HDR imaging solutions for episodic and feature post-production. He built a boutique VFX facility in Shanghai, and was the architect of the 77th fastest supercomputer worldwide for a 3D animated feature film. Prior to that, he designed and built Oxygen Media's (now NBC/Universal) storage and networking infrastructure in Manhattan�s Chelsea Market. He is a founding member of the StudioSysAdmins networking site, and began his career at Silicon Graphics, Inc., developing Maya animation software and managing digital disk recorder products.�

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Paul McLane

Paul McLane

Editor-in-Chief (RW/US)

NewBay Media

Tom Butts, editor in chief of TV Technology, has covered the broadcast business for the past 20 years, getting his start with the National Association of Broadcasters He is a former editor of Video Technology News and launched digitalbroadcasting.com in 1999 while at Verticalnet. He has a B.A. from the University of Maine and has worked part time in radio off and on for the past 35 years.

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Edward Caleca

Edward Caleca

Executive Consultant

Caleca Technology & Media

Edward Caleca is an Executive Consultant at Caleca Technology & Media. As an Executive Consultant he supports the use of Broadcast, IP/IT Technology and Telecommunications in the Media and Broadcast Industry. Over the past ten years he has provided consulting and project management support to The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), National Public Radio (NPR), Voice of America (VOA) and a host of America's public television stations. Prior to formation of the ten year old consulting business, Ed Caleca spent 10 years as Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations at PBS. During his tenure, Caleca provided the leadership for public television's DTV transition and Next Generation Interconnection System (NGIS). As an officer of the business, Caleca applied his executive management skills to Broadcast/Media technology and operations, capital financial management, technical client support and new technologies project management. Before joining PBS, Caleca was AT&T's VP & General Manager responsible for media and broadcast industry customers nationwide for more than 20 years. He supported the needs of the broadcast and media industry, and project managed the video and audio broadcast/telecom components to the World Cup and 1980's and 1990's winter and summer Olympics projects for AT&T, including the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Caleca earned an MBA from Pace University, a BA in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and has completed a number of continuing Executive Education classes at MIT and Stanford University. He is a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy.

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Avi Cohen

Avi Cohen

COO and Co-Founder

LiveU

Avi (Avichai) Cohen is LiveU�s COO and Co-Founder and is the inventor of bonded cellular video transmission technology. He is the co-author of the patent behind award-winning products that have transformed the broadcast industry and are enhancing the way people share and communicate anywhere live video transmission is needed. Mr. Cohen is a frequent guest speaker on developing new technologies and how to continue that innovative spirit and adapt for growth. He has spoken at international technology conferences and appeared on television programs such as CNBC�s Squawk Box, CBS�s Innovation Nation and Bloomberg TV. In 2010, Mr. Cohen was named one of the Producers Guild of America�s �Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers�. LiveU was recognized by CNBC in its inaugural Disruptor 50 list in 2013, of privately-held companies that have "turned their sectors upside down", and by the World Economic Forum in its Technology Pioneer 2014 list of the world�s most innovative startups. Since it�s inception in 2006, LiveU has grown exponentially and is currently used daily by hundreds of TV news networks, sports organizations, and online media outlets in almost every country in the world and is fast becoming the primary coverage option for live events everywhere.

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Chris Crump

Chris Crump

Senior Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing

Comrex

Crump began his professional radio career in 1987 as a producer at WHYT/Power 96 FM in Detroit, before his work as an editor for the Mediabase Research radio & record trade magazine Monday Morning Replay. He went on to serve as an On Air Talent, Remote Broadcast Engineer, then Creative Services Director for Capitol Broadcasting and subsequently Paxson Communications in Orlando, as well as the Ron & Ron Radio Network in Tampa. Since 1996, Crump has served in sales capacities for Spectral, Euphonix, Symetrix and Klotz Digital. He has been Senior Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing for Comrex Corporation since 2004. Crump, his wife, and eight-year-old daughter, live just north of Atlanta with their new puppy Olive. He is a member of SMPTE and is a CBNE member of SBE Chapter 5 in Atlanta.

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Sterling Davis

Sterling Davis

Consultant

Cox Media Group

Sterling Davis graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelors degree in Physics and Math. After tour of duty with the Navy he entered the broadcast business with ABC network in Hollywood. He held various technical and operational positions over 11 years at KTTV in Hollywood and eventually became the Vice President of The Vidtronics Company division of Technicolor. Mr. Davis was the Chief Engineer of Telemation Productions in Seattle for 4 years prior to his joining Cox�s KTVU in San Francisco in 1982 as Director of Operations. He was promoted to the parent company, Cox Broadcasting, in 1998 as VP of Engineering, where he was responsible for the technical activities of 86 radio, 15 TV stations and 4 newspapers. He retired from the Cox Media Group in 2010 continues to actively consult with them. He has been active in the ATSC, on the board of directors for 8 years, past chair of the Planning Committee and currently participates in most ATSC 3.0 technical committees. Sterling also served broadcast industry issues as past chair of MSTV�s/NAB�s Engineering Committee for 8 years and provides technical guidance to Pearl LLC. He has been honored with the Broadcasting & Cable, �Technology Leadership Award� in 2006, Radio Ink�s, �One of the Most Admired Engineers in Radio� in 2008, the NAB �Engineering Achievement Award� in 2009. Mr. Davis is a member of AES, AFCCE, a Senior Life member of IEEE, a Fellow of SBE as well as a Life Fellow of SMPTE.

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Ken Dillard

Ken Dillard

Vice President of Sales, USA

TVU Networks

Ken Dillard is Vice President of Sales, USA for TVU Networks. Ken is a veteran of the broadcast industry with 30 years of experience in engineering and sales in radio and television. He has a deep understanding of news content acquisition and distribution workflows with 15 years of expertise. Prior to joining TVU Networks, Ken has held sales roles at a number of broadcast organizations including as EVP Global Sales at Statmon Technologies, District Sales Manager at Harris Broadcast (now Imagine Communications), Sr. Broadcast Account Manager at AVID and Regional Account Manager at Dejero. Ken is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.

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Jeffrey Franck

Jeffrey Franck

Audio/Visual Engineer, Chief Emergency Building Coordinator, Campus Media Services

WSU-TV

Jeffrey, a USMC veteran, started in broadcast engineering in 2006 as a contract engineer for over 80 radio stations in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Northern Texas. In 2011, he became the Director of Engineering and IT for the Wichita Market 4 station cluster of Clear Channel Radio, now iHeartMedia. In 2014, he joined the team at the Media Resources Center at Wichita State University where he serves as an audio visual engineer, supporting over 400 classrooms and meeting spaces, Scala Digital Signage, CATV/RF network, and engineering support for the video production crew at WSU-TV.

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Greg Gialloreto

Greg Gialloreto

Director global broadcast architecture

QVC

Greg Gialloreto has been Director of Global Broadcast Architecture at QVC since 2015. In that role his duties include evaluating and presenting new and emerging technologies to senior management and the creation of strategies for implementing them to help further long-term and short-term corporate strategies. Prior to that he has held a number of roles at QVC, including Director of Engineering Operations and Director of Production Broadcast Operations. Before joining QVC in QVC in 1991 as a Technical Director, he also worked at ATC, WLYH TV 15. He is a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a BC in Telecommunications and Electronic Media.

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Luis Alberto Gonzales

Luis Alberto Gonzales

President

Newsroom Coaching & Consulting

Luis Alberto Gonzalez is a seasoned media consultant with over 35 years of experience in Radio, TV, Newspaper and Online journalism. He�s currently the owner and president of Newsroom Coaching & Consulting, company he founded in 2003 in Los Angeles, CA. Luis Alberto started his TV career at WBZ TV in Boston, as a producer for Public Affairs programming. Since then, he has worked as a Producer, Talent, Executive Producer and News Director for media companies in the US and Latin America, including The Weather Channel, NBC Olympics, Telemundo, GFRMedia, Univision and ESPN. The exposure to different corporate cultures has allowed Luis Alberto to learn the best practices in digital and social media strategies, content monetization, new technology, newsroom management, news coverage, and storytelling. Now his clients benefit from this knowledge, as he assists them in the design of new blueprints for their multi-platform operations. He has spent the past 15 years leading the technological evolution of content providers, while managing its direct impact on journalism, content creation and distribution. He has witnessed many industry milestones such as the implementation of TV duopolies, the transition to tapeless, wireless, digital newsrooms, and the integration of social media. His work in local markets such as Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and San Juan, has given him a unique perspective regarding multicultural audiences, and their shift in behavior as consumers of content across multiple platforms. Luis Alberto designs and conducts workshops for many media companies and universities, as well as for organizations such as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Radio and Television Digital News Association. He has been a guest facilitator at the prestigious Poynter Institute. He�s also an Adjunct Professor of broadcast journalism at Miami Dade College, and a Curriculum Advisor for the University of the Sacred Heart�s Graduate Program in Digital Journalism, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His journalistic work has earned him Emmys, Golden Mikes, and the RTDNA Communicator Award.

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James "Jimmy" F. Goodmon Jr.

James "Jimmy" F. Goodmon Jr.

President and Chief Operating Officer

Capitol Broadcasting Company

James F. Goodmon, Jr. (�Jimmy�) was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Capitol Broadcasting Company in September, 2017. In his new role, he assumes operational responsibility for all Capitol Broadcasting Company divisions. Jimmy is a life-long broadcaster with a passion for the business. Starting as a camera operator for the 5AM news at 16 years old, his career path has spanned across a multitude of television and radio station functions. From promotions, programming, and operations to selling radio and television spots, he has spent his career working in various roles at multiple Capitol Broadcasting Company entities. In March of 2005, Goodmon assumed responsibility of CBC New Media Group at Capitol Broadcasting Company, serving as its Vice President & General Manager. At CBC New Media Group he has developed a successful vision and strategy for emerging media business opportunities. Specifically, Goodmon and the CBC New Media Group are charged with managing WRAL.com, Capitol�s digital channel initiatives including three MDTV channels, and Albright Digital, a digital solutions provider that aids car dealers with Internet marketing. Goodmon also successfully developed and spun out News Over Wireless (now Reveal Mobile), a mobile solutions provider that powers mobile platforms for over 300 TV and radio stations across the country. In his role he also oversees strategic acquisitions and investments, and start up projects for the company. In addition to digital initiatives, Goodmon serves as Vice President & General Manager of Sunrise Broadcasting, a 5 radio station cluster, and WILM-TV both in Wilmington, NC. He also oversees WRAL-FM and Microspace Communications both in Raleigh, NC. Goodmon is a member of Capitol Broadcasting�s Board of Directors and serves on the company�s Executive Committee. In addition to his broadcast interests, Goodmon is very active in the community and serves as chairman of the Advisory Boards to the Salvation Army � Wake County, where he co-chaired their $12 Million Center of Hope Campaign and is a recipient of their Exceptional Service Award. He also serves on the advisory boards for The National Salvation Army, UNC Rex Leadership Council, Duke Raleigh Hospital, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Wake Health Services and Neighbor-to-Neighbor. He serves on the Director Boards for the Achievement School, the Fletcher Foundation, Wells Fargo Central Region Bank and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee as elect-chair. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his M.B.A. at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Goodmon resides in Raleigh with his wife Anna and his three sons Fletcher, Watson, Walker and daughter Frances.

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John Hane

John Hane

President

Spectrum Consortium LLC

John Hane was recently named President of the Spectrum Consortium LLC, a joint venture of leading broadcasters. Broadcasters formed Spectrum Co to plan a nationwide transition of stations to ATSC 3.0 and to aggregate, market and sell ancillary data capacity in the ATSC 3.0 signals of member broadcasters. John has served in development, executive and legal roles in a range of media and telecommunications companies, including NBC, New World Communications, Lockheed Martin, and Pegasus Communications Corp. In 1999 he founded Highcast, an early digital ad insertion technology company. Most recently before joining Spectrum Co, John was a partner in the media and telecommunications group of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, an international law firm.

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Robert Hannon

Robert Hannon

Director Of Production

Waterman Broadcasting

Bob Hannon has been the Director of Production for Waterman Broadcasting in Fort Myers, Florida, since 1997. Waterman Broadcasting owns WBBH-TV, an NBC affiliate, and operates WZVN-TV, an ABC affiliate, for Monticlair Communications through an LMA. The two stations produce 20 newscasts a day in high definition along with a market-leading digital and social media presence. Prior to Waterman Broadcasting, Mr. Hannon was operations manager for KTEN-TV in Denison, Texas, and KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Preceding those experiences, he held various positions at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Hannon has over 40 years in broadcasting, and is a 1983 graduate of Wake Forest University. He is also a commercial and instrument rated pilot and flight instructor, and enjoys motorcycles, photography, boating, fishing, golfing, and anything else that finds him outdoors.

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William Hayes

William Hayes

Director of Engineering and Technology

Iowa Public Television

Mr. Hayes received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications in 1977. He has worked in broadcasting since 1973 in both radio and television with extensive experience planning, designing and constructing television stations. He is currently the Director of Engineering and Technology for Iowa Public Television and is responsible for the planning and development of all technology projects at IPTV including the studio origination facility and 17 RF transmission facilities throughout Iowa. Bill is active in future broadcast planning nationally and internationally and serves on a number of committees developing standards for emerging media technologies and the next generation of terrestrial digital television. He is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the former Central Regional Governor. Bill is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and currently serves as the president of the Broadcast Technology Society. He is also a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and was honored as their Educator of the Year in 2007 for his work educating the industry and the public regarding digital television. He is also a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

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David Helmly

David Helmly

Senior Manager, Professional Video and Audio

Adobe Systems Incorporated

As Senior Manager, Professional Video and Audio at Adobe Systems Incorporated, David Helmly manages a Senior Field Team specializing in Pro Video/Audio production workflows for film, broadcast, and new video technologies. Helmly also travels abroad giving lectures and participating in various industry advisory councils and panel discussions. Helmly has worked for Adobe for over 22 years and has specialized in digital video and digital imaging products for over 30 years. Prior to Adobe, Helmly worked for a digital video pioneer, Radius Inc, a well-known hardware company developing digital video and digital imaging accelerator products for Adobe's award winning line of software. You can watch his latest videos at www.youtube.com/user/dhelmly%22http://www.youtube.com/user/dhelmly. He also has his own blog site on Adobe.com where he discusses new hardware, software tools and workflows for Adobe�s Video and Audio applications at blogs.adobe.com/davtechtable.

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Renard Jenkins

Renard Jenkins

VP, Operations: Production, Media & Distribution

PBS

Jenkins has more than 30 years of experience in the television and film industry. In addition to his current responsibilities for the strategic direction, operational and engineering management of PBS� entire media-supply chain, he also leads PBS� Advanced Format Center. This is a collaborative venture between PBS, member stations, vendors and manufacturers. The mission of the AFC is to explore and develop procedures for the creation, processing and worldwide distribution of 4K/UltraHD, High Dynamic Range content with Immersive Audio through traditional as well as new and exciting digital distribution platforms. Prior to joining PBS in 2010, Jenkins helped design, build and then lead TV One�s Production Facility which services their marketing, programming, production management, graphics and post production departments. From 2006-2009, he refreshed, updated and managed Discovery Communications� Technical Center, where he managed five departments and supervised more than 100 employees. While at Discovery, he also served as the operational lead for the implementation of what was then the largest file based Avid Editing/Interplay/ISIS system installation in the U.S. Jenkins joined Discovery after more than 16 years with CNN. During his tenure, he received two National Emmy Awards, two National Headliner Awards, a Peabody, a DuPont, and a Bronze Broadcast Design Award, as well as many other industry accolades. Jenkins was responsible for helping move CNN into the file based editing/delivery/archive environment through his R&D/Training work with industry leaders such as Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Adobe, Leitch, Pinnacle, and Sony. His volunteer work with local youth in his beloved Bay Area also earned him a Healthy Image Award from the Local Teamsters Union. Today, Jenkins serves as the Eastern Regional Governor of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers and Co-Chair, of the UltraHD Forums� Interoperability Working Group. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and he is the advisor to the PBS Equity and Inclusion committee.

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Jeffrey Liebman

Jeffrey Liebman

Director of Network News Operations

Telemundo Network

Jeffrey Liebman is the Director of Network News Operations at Telemundo Network He began his television career working at sea for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a videographer and audio visual specialist, managing their on-board entertainment systems. Jeff moved to land in 1993 working as a field producer and satellite coordinator for WSVN-TV, Miami, FL. In 1996 he became News Operations Manager for WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL and part of the team that moved the station into a new facility, that became first local duopoly NBC-Telemundo (WTVJ-WSCV) TV station in their respective groups. In 2001, NBC shifted him to WNBC, as their News Operations Manager, managing their large fleet of microwave, satellite trucks, and helicopter. In 2005 he moved to the Midwest with his family, to become News Operations Manager at WDIV-TV, the Graham Media Television Station outlet in Detroit, MI. While in Detroit, Jeff covered 2 Detroit Tigers World Series runs, 3 NHL Stanley Cup runs, the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the U.S., and plenty of auto shows. In 2014, Jeff re-joined NBC Universal, as their Director of Network News Operations for the Telemundo Network winning a national Emmy for their immigration specials, managing the technical needs of their 6 worldwide bureaus, and photography team. He coordinated their 2016-17 election coverage, the �Pulse� Nightclub shooting, and their recent inauguration coverage.

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Brian Lisi

Brian Lisi

Founder & CEO

Qello

As founder and CEO of Qello, Brian Lisi leads the organization�s technology and innovation, with more than 18 years of experience in media and financial verticals. Prior to founding Qello, Brian was the driving force behind online financial data aggregation properties where he authored, developed, and implemented the leading middleware transactional platform for 35 of the largest financial and brokerage institutions including Fidelity, UBS, and Merrill Lynch. As a trusted technology advisor, he earned a reputation with leading financial institutions and premier technology companies in the development of emerging information systems. Brian also ran an integration consultancy for technology strategy and systems development serving the Private Client and Wealth Management groups.

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Madeleine Noland

Madeleine Noland

Office of the CTO

LG Electronics

Madeleine Noland received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Massachusetts in 1989. She began her career in the television industry in 2004 with Backchannelmedia, Inc., an interactive television technology developer. In early 2013, Noland joined LG Electronics with a focus on development of industry standards and guidelines. Noland participates in a variety of industry organizations on behalf of LG Electronics, and additionally serves in leadership roles within the ATSC 3.0 project, including Chair of S34 Applications & Presentation Layers and Chair of the Advanced Emergency Alert Implementation Team. Noland also serves as Chair of the Guidelines Work Group within the Ultra HD Forum. Ms. Noland was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious ATSC Lechner Award for her leadership roles related to the development of the ATSC 3.0, Next Generation Broadcast Television suite of Standards.

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Brian Olson

Brian Olson

Vice President of Product Management

NewTek

Brian Olson joined NewTek in 2016 to lead strategic development for new and existing product lines � guiding and designing the next generation of products that transform the video industry. Prior to joining NewTek, Olson was the Director of Marketing Product Management & Business Development at Ross Video for XPression. In this role he was responsible for global product strategy, product marketing, and business development for the XPression line of 3D motion graphics systems. Olson was also the driving force behind Ross� entry into the virtual set & augmented reality space. Olson also held positions at Miranda Technologies, Pinnacle Systems, the ABC affiliate in Omaha, NE, and Editech, Omaha�s premier post production facility. While at Editech, Olson worked with NewTek�s founders on the first Video Toaster demo reel. An accomplished editor, Olson was a founding partner of North Sea Films and is credited with 3 independent feature films, PBS specials, and national commercials.

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Jonathan Pannaman

Jonathan Pannaman

Senior VP of Emerging Technologies

Diversified Systems Group

Over the last thirty years, Jonathan has held a broad range of executive, engineering and technical management roles in broadcast and media organizations. After receiving a BSc with Honors in Control, Instrumentation and Systems Engineering from the City University, London UK, he started his career spending 7 years with a systems integrator in the US. Jonathan then spent 17 years on the manufacturer side holding roles from product manager to VP of Engineering to CTO, covering many areas from sales support to R and D. Following this Jonathan spent nearly ten years on the customer side with ESPN developing and leading the technology and systems strategy for their IP production initiatives achieving several world firsts in the use of IP in the broadcast industry. This experience puts Jonathan in a unique position to develop strategies that leverage emerging platforms and technologies to help customers with new business challenges and opportunities. Some of these keys achievements recently include: � Developed the concept, vision and led the technology team of ESPN�s new DC2 facility, the first Ethernet based broadcast production facility in the world, DC2 infrastructure provides scalability over 50 times greater than traditional technologies have allowed. The facility is completely format agnostic and capable of supporting both broadcast and digital media requirements. DC2�s success was recognized by Disney with an innovation award given to individuals only once or twice per year across the entire enterprise. � Developed the concept, vision and led the engineering team for ESPN�s AS-IS project, a new ingest infrastructure capable of scaling up ingest of live sporting events from the current 88 to 200 and later 400 feeds with over 10 times the storage of media for production. Based on COTS networking and storage technology all with a major cost advantage over technologies available at the time. � From 2007 � 2010 based out of ESPN in Los Angeles. Built the first entirely 3G production facility in the US. ESPN�s first totally routable facility, this was a major success and laid some of the key principles that lead the DC2 initiative.

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Mark Playdon

Mark Playdon

Director of Broadcast Sales for Broadcast Sales

JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.

After serving in the Royal Air Force as an Air Defense Radar and Weapons Guidance Tech, Mark Playdon began to work in the broadcast industry in 1993 as a Systems Design and Installa- tion Engineer for FOR.A. He has since worked in many different environments across the globe including Europe, The Middle East, Africa and North America and has successfully built and managed a myriad of sales territories. Playdon began working in the U.S. 15 years ago heading up the West Coast division of Vinten, and then as Director of Sales with Fast Forward Video, a manufacturer and early pioneer in the arena of Digital Video Recorders for broadcasters. He was instrumental in the new products Fast Forward Video introduced to the market that led the way to many of the recording systems and formats in use today. With knowledge acquired across the industry, Playdon is now Director of Broadcast Sales for Broadcast Sales, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, specializing in the company�s IP and streaming technology as well as end-to-end Advanced Private Mesh Network solutions.

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Mark Robichaux

Mark Robichaux

Editorial Director, Television Group

NewBay

Mark Robichaux is editorial director of NewBay Media�s TV Group in New York -- Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable -- covering the business of TV, broadband and digital video. Prior to his current position, he was editor-in-chief of Multichannel News and sister publication Broadcasting & Cable magazine. He was a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal for 13 years, writing extensively for Page One and covering the TV industry, as well as an editor at SmartMoney magazine. He is author of critically acclaimed �Cable Cowboy,� a biography of cable pioneer John Malone that tells the story of the birth of the modern cable-TV business. He�s worked for the biggest media firms in the U.S. -- Dow Jones, Hearst Corp., and Knight-Ridder�to create award-winning content. He is a Cajun from Louisiana and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith

President

Broadcast Technology Consultants

Steve Smith is President of Broadcast Technology Consultants (BTC) providing TV technology services including TV management and engineering on station operations; capital investment planning, budgeting and implementation; and design of new studio and transmitter facilities. Other services include representation on industry committees and consultations on television product innovation, development and marketing. He is currently Engineering Consultant and Project Manager for Affiliate Implementation and Support for Justice Network, a Diginet with HQ in Atlanta, GA. Product planning and marketing consultations clients have included VoxFrontera, Volicon, DTV Innovations, Business Technology Inc. and Linear Acoustics. Other consultations have included DTV technology for WideOrbit; technology and spectrum consultations to TerreStar during the Sprint/Nextel BAS transition and ATSC representation at for MobiTV on the Mobile DTV Standard. BTC�s TV facilities services have also included project consulting on new TV studio facilities for WCCO, WDIV, KCRA, KOIN, WAVY, WJLA, and WJXT and project management services for construction of startup TV stations at WOFL-TV Orlando, WJZY Charlotte, WLBJ-TV Davenport, and KSAS-TV Wichita. Mr. Smith was the VP Engineering/Technology for Liberty Corporation�s 15 television stations from 1995 until 2006 when Liberty Corporation merged into Raycom Media. In addition he was Chief Engineer of KCTV Kansas City, Director of TV Engineering Meredith Corporation, and Director of Engineering and Operations at WCCO-TV and KSDK-TV. Smith is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a BSEE and George Washington University with a Masters in Engineering Administration (MEA). Smith is a member of the NAB Labs TV Technology Committee and previously was a member of the MSTV Engineering Committee. Professional memberships include the IEEE, SMPTE and SBE (CSBE). ATSC group participation included committees on TV Loudness Mobile DTV, Distributed Transmission Systems, and Lip Sync. Smith has been granted one patent for �System & Method for Determining Optimal Broadcast Area of an Antenna.� (Optimal TV antenna electrical and mechanical beam tilt; horizontal and elevation patterns)

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Peter Sockett

Peter Sockett

Director of Engineering and Operations

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Peter Sockett is the Director of Engineering and Operations for Capitol Broadcasting Company�s WRAL, WRAZ and WILM television stations in North Carolina. He graduated in 1993 from Conestoga College in Ontario, Canada, with a degree in Electronics Engineering and Technology. He worked for the CTV and CHUM networks for 5 years then crossed the border to work for CBS in Detroit, ultimately achieving the position of Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering at WBBM-TV in Chicago. In 2003, he took the position of Chief Engineer for WRAL and WILM and was promoted to Director of Engineering and Operations in 2009. Over his tenure at Capital Broadcasting, Peter has been instrumental leading the already advanced first commercial HD-TV station into the next era of nonlinear and file IP based productions, delivery and ENG. Various career highlights include completely rebuilding the entire Capitol Broadcasting technical plant, launching the first non-linear HD newsroom, developing workflows for IP-ENG, implementing the first Mobile DTV transit system, and executing the first demonstrations of M-EAS at a commercial station.

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KA Srinivasan

KA Srinivasan

Co-Founder

Amagi

KA Srinivasan (Srini) is a technology entrepreneur with two decades of experience in building innovative products and solutions, and taking them to global markets. Srini has led Amagi to be one of the fastest growing cloud-broadcast company in the world. Before Amagi, Srini co-founded Impulsesoft, which went on to become a market leader in wireless audio, and was later acquired by semi-conductor major SiRF. At Amagi, Srini leads the media technology business division, and has been instrumental in conceptualizing cloud-based broadcast model, simplifying TV and OTT channel operations. Under Srini�s leadership Amagi has reached significant milestones, such as becoming the largest TV ad network in India, and successfully deploying cloud-based feeds in more than 40 countries. As an established OTT and cloud technology evangelist, Srini regularly speaks in marquee broadcast events about how machine learning and cloud can reinvent video entertainment and advertising.

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Bhavesh Upadhyaya

Bhavesh Upadhyaya

VP of Professional Services

Verizon Digital Media Services

Bhavesh is the VP of Professional Services for VDMS. His teams are responsible for the implementation of complex OTT workflows for major customers. His teams have bring onboard some of the major broadcasters in the US to the VDMS video platform. They have helped broadcasters leverage numerous ingest mechanisms. They have also helped design systems that deliver up to 100 concurrent live events as well hundreds of linear channels. He has been working on video streaming architecture and workflow since 2007. He has worked on the online delivery of 4 Olympics and 3 Super Bowls. He has a Sports Emmy for the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as 3 Sports Emmy nominations for the Beijing Olympics and the NBC Sports delivery of Sunday Night Football and the first Super Bowl streamed online.

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Tetsuo Onishi

Tetsuo Onishi

Group Manager

Panasonic

Bob Valinski is the Sales Manager for Vizrt Americas and specializes in news workflows and automation. His experience working within both broadcast and technology enables him to provide a pragmatic and forthcoming view towards news workflows. While working at Parkervision, 17 years ago, Bob helped create the news automation category, and he has since worked on automated and file-based workflows at companies such as Crispin and Omneon. On the broadcast side, Bob started as a news photographer, working his way up to Director of Technical Operations.

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Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker

VP, Technology

Weigel Broadcasting Co

Kyle Walker is the VP of Technology for Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Company. Weigel was one of the first mainstream Digi-Net operators, beginning national distribution in 2008. Today, Weigel operates MeTV, Heroes and Icons, Movies! (with FOX Television), and Decades (with CBS Television). In addition to national networks, Weigel owns and operates terrestrial TV stations in 8 markets. Walker joined Weigel Broadcasting in 2002 and was instrumental in standardizing many of the operational practices used in today's Digi-Nets. Previously, Walker was Director of Projects for the former ACME Television group.

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Scott Woods

Scott Woods

Sr. Specialized Solutions Architect

AWS Elemental

Scott is a Senior Specialized Solutions Architect with AWS Elemental. With over 20 years of experience in technology, broadcast and digital media, he has spent his career helping customers design media workflows to create, process and deliver high-quality video to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets and other IP-connected devices. Recent highlights include working to launch the first non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) channel in North America (NASA TV UHD), and architecting the first ever live 4K video stream from the International Space Station at the 2017 NAB Show. Prior to joining AWS Elemental, Scott held positions with Harmonic, Envivio, and Ericsson (formally Tandberg Television).

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Venue

Marriott Atlanta Airport

4711 Best Road
Atlanta, GA 30337

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Agenda

Monday, February 25, 2019

8:00 - 10:00 pm

Cocktail reception for early arrivals

Marriot Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

11:30 am - 12:55 pm

Opening Luncheon

Luncheon Keynote: To Be Announced

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Boardroom Presentations

1:35 - 2:05 pm

Boardroom Presentations

2:10 - 2:55 pm

Session 1: New Audiences and New Technologies

This panel will provide an overview of the themes of this conference by exploring the changes in consumer behavior that are requiring new business strategies and technical infrastructures. It will feature research presentations on how people consume video and use those insights to explore the latest developments in technologies for video production, distribution, storage and monetization.

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Session 2: Spotlight on Standards: ATSC 3.0, IP Video and Beyond

Experts will discuss the latest developments in standards—ranging from ATSC 3.0 to IP video—and explore best practices for using standards, SDKs, cloud-based systems, better training and other techniques to build interoperable systems, improve security and simplify operations.

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Refreshments & Networking

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Session 3: News and Sports: Next-Gen Live Production Tech

While sports and news remain the key to ratings and profits at many stations and networks, live production remains expensive and challenging. This panel will explore a new generation of technologies for automation, streamlined workflows, graphics, ENG, newsroom systems, archives, storage, mobile production units, and other technologies that promise to simplify and reduce the cost of live sports and news production.

5:10 - 5:55 pm

Session 4: Cloud, IP and AI for TV: Key trends to watch in 2019

This panel will look at improvements in cloud, IP, AI and cybersecurity technologies and explore how they might be deployed in TV infrastructures.

5:55 - 6:55 pm

Cocktails & Conversation

Dinner Keynote: To Be Announced

7:00 pm

Dinner Event

Dinner Keynote: To Be Announced

Wednesday, February 27, 2018

7:30 - 8:45 am

Breakfast Event

8:00 - 8:45 am

Breakfast Panel Discussion | Session 5: NAB 2019 Tech Preview: What’s New and Notable?

This panel will dive into notable new products in TV and video production that will be highlighted at the upcoming NAB Show. This will include cameras, systems for sharing content and streamlined workflows, editing, cloud-based production systems, storage, archives, mesh networks, cellular bonding, cyber security, and automation.

8:50 - 9:20 am

Boardroom Presentations

9:25 - 9:55 am

Boardroom Presentations

9:55 - 10:25 am

Refreshments & Networking

10:25 - 11:10 am

Session 6: Video Everywhere: Secure, Efficient Multiplatform Systems

This panel will look at next generation media supply chains designed to deliver content to multiple platforms with increased automation, efficiency and security. Learn how to reduce costs, improve security and attract new audiences by delivering more content to more devices.

11:15 - 12:05 pm

Session 7: Tech Leadership: Building Better, More Diverse Tech Teams

This panel will explore the issue of recruiting, developing and training more diverse tech teams. Technologists, educators and students will provide practical advice on strategies that can help attract more diverse tech talent and discuss case studies of how those efforts are so important for future success.

12:05 - 2:00 pm

Luncheon Event

Luncheon Keynote: To be announced

2:00pm

Adjourn


*Agenda Subject to Change

Sponsors

2019 Sponsors to be annouced soon


2018 Sponsors

GOLD

Attending Hispanic TV Summit: JVC KenwoodAttending Hispanic TV Summit: Virzt

SILVER

Attending Hispanic TV Summit: aws elementalAttending Hispanic TV Summit: comrexAttending Hispanic TV Summit: Verizon Digital Media Services

BRONZE

Attending Hispanic TV Summit: adobeAttending Hispanic TV Summit: amagiAttending Hispanic TV Summit: Dell EMCAttending Hispanic TV Summit: EncompassAttending Hispanic TV Summit: LiveUAttending Hispanic TV Summit: NewTekAttending Hispanic TV Summit: TeradekAttending Hispanic TV Summit: TVUAttending Hispanic TV Summit: Vitec Videocom

COCKTAIL

Attending Hispanic TV Summit: Panasonic

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Event Logistics
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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Sponsorship Opportunities
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Marketing & Media Partnerships
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