This year’s Summit comes at a pivotal point in the history of television. As companies work to launch new streaming services and respond to consumer demands for more content on more devices, they are discovering that traditional TV technologies lack the flexibility and speed to market needed for success in the era of digital media. If they want to thrive and capitalize on new business opportunities like over-the-top video, which PwC expects will be an $87 billion global business in 2024, they have to find new ways of doing things.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 PM - 1:20 PM (EDT)

Opening Keynote


Phil Wiser
1:20 PM - 2:05 PM (EDT)

The Tech Leadership in 2021

The opening panel will feature the B+C 2021 Tech Leadership Award winners, talking about their tech strategies and providing case studies in technical innovation that will highlight many of the key themes of this conference.


Doug Lung William Hayes Barbara Lange
2:05 PM - 2:20 PM (EDT)

Tech Keynote

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM (EDT)

Case Study: The Future of Cloud & AI Technologies

Learn cloud-based technologies and artificial intelligence can improve operations

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM (EDT)

Case Study: Start-ups, Venture Capital and Media Innovation

Learn about some of the start-ups that are developing new technologies for telcos and media companies.


Yvette Kanouff
2:50 PM - 3:05 PM (EDT)

Case Study: The Future of Data Analytics

Learn about the latest trends in data analytics

3:05 PM - 3:40 PM (EDT)

Streamlined Content Delivery to Multiple Platforms

This panel will explore newer infrastructures and technologies, including cloud-based technologies, IP infrastructures, artificial intelligence, next generation automation systems and other approaches that can help companies quickly and more efficiently deliver content to more consumers in more places.


Wes Simpson
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM (EDT)

Better Tech for Live Sports

With the pandemic forcing a mini-revolution in sports production, this panel will look at new approaches and technologies for improving live sports coverage.


Tom Butts Chris Brown
4:10 PM - 4:25 PM (EDT)

Tech Keynote

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 PM - 1:25 PM (EDT)

Opening Keynote

The top technologist at the nation's largest station group will discuss how Nexstar is using technology to expand their businesses and prepare for the future of broadcasting.


Brett Jenkins
1:25 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Using Research to Craft Better Tech Strategies

This panel will explore some recent research into consumer trends and discuss how that research can help craft better tech strategies for operations and new businesses.


Jill Rosengard Hill Adriana Waterston
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Tech Keynote

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Case Study: Building a New Broadcast Facility

NBC News executives will discuss their new Washington D.C. bureau studios and operations.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Tech Keynote

Phil McKinney
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Case Study: Building New Studios

ABC News executives will discuss the new studio they built for 2020 election night coverage. 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

New Profits with New Technologies

This panel will feature executives at SVOD services and other technologists discussing their efforts to use technology to build new businesses.


Sudheer Sirivara
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Not Your Parent’s Newscast

As broadcast stations struggle to attract younger viewers and reverse long-term audience declines, this panel will feature news and tech executives discussing their efforts to use technologies to attract new audiences and create more compelling newscasts.


Phil Kurz Matt Varney
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM (EDT)

Closing Keynote: Building More Diverse Tech Teams

The winner of this year’s Tech Leadership Award for building more diverse tech teams will discuss the importance of diversity in strengthening the industry’s future prospects and some of the practical steps you can take to diversify staff.


Stephanie Mitchko-Beale
4:20 PM - 4:25 PM (EDT)

Closing Remarks

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