If you are interested in hearing leading media technology experts discuss the business implications and latest developments with next-generation technologies including ATSC 3.0, Cloud services, and IP-based infrastructure, then you will want to attend the series of conference session Devoncroft is co-producing at the upcoming NAB Show New York on Thursday, November 10th.
You may attend the sessions by registering for the Core Package for the exhibition. As part of our partnership with the NAB Show New York organizers, we are pleased to offer the discount code EP04 to enable a $50 savings on the Core Package Pricing.
We hope to see you in New York at the Javits Center.
NAB Show New York Conference Session Details
Key Trends Driving Investment in the Media Technology Sector
Thu. November 10 | 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Inspiration Stage 4
Top broadcast analyst Joe Zaller will present a summary of key data derived from a variety of broadcast market intelligence projects including the Devoncroft Partners 2016 Big Broadcast Survey, the industry’s definitive demand-side market study. This session will highlight the evolution of technology investments in the media technology market, including the macro drivers of technology investments, the market performance in 2016, and expectations for technology spend in 2017. Specific topics will include the strategic business drivers of broadcast technology spending, considerations for next-generation technologies (4K / UHD, IP / IT, Cloud), and the increased level of M&A activity by both vendors and broadcasters.
- Joe Zaller, President Devoncroft Partners
ATSC 3.0: Impact on Business Strategies and Technology Spending
Thu. November 10| 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM | Inspiration Stage 4
A panel of technology decision makers at leading broadcasters will discuss how the forthcoming ATSC 3.0 standard is impacting their investment decisions. Hear where broadcasters are planning to invest, the timeline for spending, and how ATSC 3.0-related spending will impact investment in other areas. . The discussion will evaluate practical investment considerations for deployment costs, new revenue models, and consumer adoption timing. Participants will share perspectives in the context of the latest developments with the ATSC 3.0 standard and regulatory process.
- Delbert Parks, SVP and CTO Sinclair Broadcast Group
- Dave Siegler, VP, Technical Operation Cox Media Group
Evaluating Actual IP-Based Infrastructure Deployments
Thu. November 10| 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Inspiration Stage 4
A panel of technology decision makers at leading broadcasters will discuss the transition of live broadcast environments to IP-based technology infrastructure. The discussion with include a review of business opportunities, remaining challenges, and timing of the transition. In particular, the panelists will share perspectives on business issues related to migrating to IP-based infrastructures, such as different purchase models, expectations of reliability, impact on broadcast technology vendors, measuring benefit, and training requirements.
- Todd Donovan, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Operations & Engineering ABC Television Network
- Thomas Edwards, VP Engineering & Development FOX NE&O
The Business Case of the Holistic Content Factory: Media Supply Chain Management and Cloud Native Applications
Thu. November 10| 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM | Inspiration Stage 4
A panel of technology decision makers at leading media companies will discuss how media operations are evolving so that cost structures are aligned with the need to deliver content to a mix of multiple linear and OTT delivery platforms. This session will touch on themes including automated workflow-driven processes, media supply chain management, and cloud-native applications. . Discussion topics will include the business case for moving media operations to cloud infrastructure, and the current technical and business gaps preventing cloud deployments in the media industry. The panelists will also share opinions on what they require from technology suppliers as they migrate to cloud-based architectures.
- John Honeycutt, CTO Discovery Communications
Should Cloud-First Thinking be a Strategic Imperative for Media Companies?
Thu. November 10| 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Inspiration Stage 4
Although broadcasters and media companies are increasingly embracing cloud-based technologies, there is not a one-size-fits all approach to cloud adoption. Some companies are “all-in” and working towards “cloud-first” thinking, whereas others are building “cloud-ready” facilities that keep much of the infrastructure on premise. This moderated discussion features the technical leaders from large media companies with different business models and different approaches to deploying and utilizing cloud technology in major projects they are currently planning. This session will touch on themes including automated workflow-driven processes, media supply chain management, and cloud-native applications. Discussion topics will include when business drivers justify the case for moving media operations to cloud infrastructure, and when it makes sense to deploy traditional on premise infrastructure. The panelists will also share opinions on gaps preventing cloud deployments in the media industry and what they require from technology suppliers as they migrate to cloud-based architectures.
- Fred Mattocks, GM, Media Operations & Technology CBC
- Steve Plunkett, Chief Technology Officer, Broadcast and Media Services Ericsson
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