If you are interested how the dramatic changes impacting the broadcast industry may shape its future, you won’t want to miss the third annual NAB Show event co-produced by Devoncroft, Silverwood Partners and the organizers of the NAB Show.
Now part of the NAB 2014 Broadcast Management Conference, this half-day session is called “Shifting Media Economics: Impact on Strategy, Finance, and Technology.” It will be held in room N235 of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Sunday April 6th from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
It will be held in room N235 of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Sunday April 6th from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
As always, this event features an intensive, information-packed series of presentations and panels that discuss the strategic trends and industry-specific factors influencing the value of media technology companies.
We’ve worked hard to put together an outstanding line-up of speakers and presenters, including top technology buyers, leading technology vendor CEOs, and private equity investors who will speak to the opportunities and challenges involved with financing the next phase of technology change in the industry.
The agenda offers attendees the informed opinions of technology purchasers, industry executives, market research organizations, and financial professionals. The event will serve as a thought-provoking kick-off to the 2014 NAB Show.
Highlights will include panel discussions featuring leading vendor CEOs, senior executives from leading broadcasters, and private equity investors who will speak to the opportunities and challenges involved with financing the next phase of technology change in the industry.
In addition, the audience will benefit from preliminary excerpts from the Devoncroft Big Broadcast Survey, the industry’s definitive demand-side market report, and the IABM DC Global Market Valuation Report, the industry’s definitive supply-side market report.
This session is intended for senior executives from technology vendors, end-users, and investment firms in the media technology sector.
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Here’s the current agenda:
Shifting Media Economics: Impact on Strategy, Finance, and Technology
Sunday April 6, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room N235 Las Vegas Convention Center
Part of the 2014 NAB Broadcast Management Conference
1:45 pm – 1:50 pm
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Joe Zaller – President, Devoncroft Partners
1:50 pm – 2:15 pm
Strategic Industry Analysis: Valuations, M&A, and Equity Financing
Jonathan Hodson-Walker and Joshua Stinehour of Silverwood Partners will present an analysis of strategic industry trends and the specific factors that affect company valuations, including an updated perspective on transaction activity and valuations, vendor strategic considerations, and the current M&A environment along with near-term expectations.
- Jonathan Hodson-Walker: Managing Partner, Silverwood Partners
- Joshua Stinehour: Managing Director, Silverwood Partners
2:15 pm – 2:40 pm
The Broadcast & Media Technology Industry in 2014
Top broadcast analyst Joe Zaller will present a summary of key data derived from a variety of broadcast market intelligence projects including the newly published 2014 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS), the industry’s definitive demand-side market report. Discussion topics will include strategic drivers of broadcast technology spending, key customer investment areas, new technology deployment trends, and the most significant industry trends impacting end-user purchasing decisions.
- Joe Zaller: President, Devoncroft Partners
2:40 pm – 3:15 pm
Business Strategy Perspective From Industry Executives
This panel of recognized executives at leading vendors will offer views on the critical drivers of company valuation in the industry, the best practices the panelist’s have learned on how to evaluate M&A opportunities, and the preferred approach for integrating M&A into overall growth strategies. The panelists will also consider the question of how broader technology trends are impacting the vendor community in the industry.
- Joe Zaller – President, Devoncroft Partners
- Sam Blackman: CEO and Co-founder, Elemental Technologies
- Louis Hernandez. Jr.: President and Chief Executive Officer, Avid
- Joop Janssen: CEO, EVS
- Michelle Munson: President, CEO and co-founder, Aspera, an IBM company
3:35 pm – 3:50 pm
IABM Research Overview
Peter White, Chief Executive of the IABM (the trade group that represents suppliers of broadcast technology worldwide), will present an overview of the latest end-user research from the IABM along with selected excerpts from the recently completed IABM DC Global Market Valuation Report, the industry’s definitive supply-side market report.
- Peter White: Chief Executive Officer, IABM
3:50 pm – 4:20 pm
The Broadcast Buyer Perspective on Business Models, Trends, and Technology Advancement
A panel of technology decision makers at leading broadcasters will offer informed perspectives on the most significant industry trends affecting technology budgets and the technology purchase decision. The audience will benefit from an emphasis on the business implications of technology decisions to broadcasters.
Joe Zaller – President, Devoncroft Partners
- Phil Braden: SVP Technology and Applications, PCCW Global
- Del Parks: SVP Operations & Engineering, Sinclair Broadcast Group
- Todd Daly: EVP Operations & Systems Engineering, Fox Broadcasting
- Andy Tennant: Technology Director, Studios, ITV
4:20 pm – 4:45 pm
Keynote: Business Model Changes Technology Changes
ABC/Disney EVP and CTO Vince Roberts will highlight the major business model challenges facing the industry and the implications to technology development. Mr. Roberts will focus on the actual commercial factors driving technology deployments today, and what can reasonably be expected in the near future. Referencing initiatives at Disney relating to topics such as IP-based infrastructure and the Cloud, the audience will gain an improved understanding of how changes in media consumption and fundamental technology transitions, ultimately affect technology vendors.
Vince Roberts: CTO and EVP Global Operations, Disney/ABC Television Group
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Investor Perspectives on Industry
This panel of leading investment professionals in the media and entertainment sector will offer the audience the institutional investor’s perspective on the industry. The discussion will include the panelist’s intelligence-gathering plans for the NAB Show, views on the trends that are driving investment dollars in the sector, and a review of the characteristics influencing the evaluation of an investment opportunity.
Jonathan Hodson-Walker: Managing Partner, Silverwood Partners
- Marshall Haines: Managing Director, Symphony Technology Group
- Jeff Parks, Founding Partner, Riverwood Partners
- Rohan Rai: Director, Wasserstein & Company
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