Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR EARLY ARRIVALS: 8 to 10 p.m.
EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON CARY, NC
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
OPENING LUNCHEON
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: James “Jimmy” F. Goodmon, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer, Capitol Broadcasting Company
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
SESSION 1: Tech Leadership: New technologies for the future of your business
This panel will provide an overview of the themes of this conference by exploring the new technologies that are transforming the business. What are the latest developments in automation, media asset management, software, IP video, cloud-based technologies, virtualization, digital media, cyber-security, video production, archives, storage and other technologies that are streamlining workflows and allowing companies to strengthen traditional and new businesses?
 
Moderator
Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director, Television Group, Newbay Media
Panelists
Thomas Burns, Field CTO for Media & Entertainment, Dell EMC 
Greg Gialloreto, Director of Global Broadcast Architecture, QVC
Brian Olson, Vice President of Product Management, NewTek
KA Srinivasan, Co-Founder, Amagi
Bhavesh Upadhyaya, VP of Professional Services, Verizon Digital Media Services
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
4:05 PM - 4:50 PM
SESSION 2: NAB Tech Preview: What’s new for news and sports operations
Panelists will explore the latest developments in production automation, graphics, newsroom systems, editing, live streaming, ENG, cameras, archives, storage, clip production, data analytics, mobile production units, and other technologies for sports and news production.
 
Moderator
Tom Butts, Content Director, Newbay Media
Panelists
Jeffrey Franck, Audio/Visual Engineer, Chief Emergency Building Coordinator, Campus Media Services, WSU-TV
Luis Alberto Gonzales, President, Newsroom Coaching & Consulting 
Robert Hannon, Director Of Production, Waterman Broadcasting
David Helmly, Senior Manager, Professional Video and Audio, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Brian Lisi, Founder & CEO, Qello
Mark Playdon, Director of Broadcast Sales for Broadcast Sales, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.
4:55 PM - 5:40 PM
SESSION 3: Standards and Interoperability: Integrating new systems and tech
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.
 
Moderator: 
Joe Addalia, Director of Technology Projects, Hearst Television
Panelists: 
Edward Caleca, Executive Consultant, Caleca Technology & Media
Sterling Davis, Consultant, Cox Media Group
Madeleine Noland, Office of the CTO, LG Electronics
Steve Smith, President, Broadcast Technology Consultants
5:45 PM - 6:55 PM
COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION
7:00 PM
DINNER EVENT
DINNER KEYNOTE: Mark Aitken, VP of Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG); President, ONE Media LLC
Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
BREAKFAST EVENT
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
BREAKFAST PANEL DISCUSSION
SESSION 4: Production Efficiency: New developments in TV production
This panel will look at improvements in IP technologies and cybersecurity for TV infrastructures that will be rolled into the market in 2018 and discuss both the opportunities and challenges these technologies pose for both networks, stations and pay TV operators.
 
Moderator
Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director, Television Group, Newbay Media
Panelists
Aaron Brady, Technical Sales Manager, Prompting, Autocue and Autoscript Brands, Vitec Group 
Avi Cohen, COO & Co-Founder, LiveU
Nathan Smith, VP, Content Management, Univsion Communications 
Bob Valinski, Sales Manager, Vizrt Americas 
Chris Crump, Senior Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Comrex
9:35 AM - 10:20 AM
SESSION 5: IP and Multiplatform Tech: Key Trends for Watch in 2018
This panel will look at improvements in IP technologies and infrastructures for TV and multiplatform content delivery. What are the best technologies for making the transition to IP infrastructures and video? How are next generation media supply chains helping deliver content to multiple platforms, from TV to streaming video, mobile apps and social media in ways that can reduce costs and win new audiences.
 
Moderator
Tom Butts, Content Director, Newbay Media
Panelists
Ken Dillard, VP of Sales, USA, TVU Networks 
Jonathan Pannaman, Senior VP of Emerging Technologies, Diversified Systems Group
Bhavesh Upadhyaya, VP of Professional Services, Verizon Digital Media Services
Scott Woods, Sr. Specialized Solutions Architect, AWS Elemental
10:25 AM - 10:55 PM
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
11:00 AM - 11:55 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 these top engineers be exploring at NAB 2018 and beyond?
 
Moderator: 
George Winslow, Executive Producer, Technology Leadership Summits
Panelists: 
Joe Addalia, Director of Technology Projects, Hearst Television
William Hayes, Director of Engineering and Technology, Iowa Public Television
Renard Jenkins, Vice President, PBS Operations, Engineering & Distribution, Advanced Format Center, PBS
Peter A. Sockett, Director of Engineering and Operations, Capitol Broadcasting Company
Kyle Walker, VP of Technology, Weigel Broadcasting Co.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LUNCHEON EVENT
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Jeffrey Liebman, Director of Network News Operations, Telemundo Network
2:00 PM
ADJOURN
*Agenda Subject to Change