2017 AGENDA

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR EARLY ARRIVALS
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:55 PM
CROWNE PLAZA CHARLOTTE EXECUTIVE PARK
 

OPENING LUNCHEON

Luncheon Keynote: Jeffrey Zellmer, Regional VP of Creative Services at Fox 5 and Fox TV Stations

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
SESSION 1:
 

Next Gen Workflows: New technologies for new services and more efficient operations

This panel will look at the latest developments in automation, media asset management, software and other technologies that can streamline workflows and allow implementing new technologies to deliver more content to mobile, social and digital platforms.

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
SESSION 2:
 
What’s New in News Technologies: Engineering better news operations
Panelists will explore the latest developments in graphics, newsroom systems, editing, live streaming, ENG, cameras, clip production, video walls, touch screens, virtual reality, data analytics, storage and other technologies that can help produce more popular news operations.
 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM
BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
4:45 PM - 5:40 PM
SESSION 3:
 
IP Tech for TV: Key trends to watch in 2017
This panel will look at improvements in IP technologies for TV infrastructures that will be rolled into the market in 2017 and discuss both the opportunities and challenges these technologies pose for both networks, stations and pay TV operators, with a particular focus on TV infrastructures and standards including ATSC 3.0.
 
5:45 PM - 6:50 PM
COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION
7:00 PM
DINNER EVENT
 
Dinner Keynote: Chris Ripley, President & CEO, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
BREAKFAST EVENT
7:30 AM - 8:25 AM
BREAKFAST PANEL DISCUSSION – SESSION 4
 
Production Efficiency: New developments in TV production
Better software and hardware coupled with emerging cloud-based systems are among the newer technologies helping studios, networks and stations streamline the way they produce content. This panel will dive into the latest developments in TV production technologies, including systems for sharing content, streamlined workflows and cloud and distributed production systems.
 
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM
SESSION 5:
 
Sports Tech: Winning the live TV game with new technologies
With networks turning to sports to bolster live audiences, sports technologies have become more important than ever. This panel will explore newer technologies for streamlining live sports production workflows, replay systems, remote production, graphics and digital delivery and archives.
 
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
10:05 AM - 10:35 PM
BOARDROOM PRESENTATIONS
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
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 they be exploring at NAB 2017 and beyond?
 
12:05 PM - 2:00 PM
LUNCHEON EVENT
 
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Betsy Grider, Managing Director, Technology Development, NASCAR and Nick Franza, Manager, Technology Innovation and Development, NASCAR
2:00 PM
ADJOURN