Tuesday, January 23, 2024

LOCATION: Grand Hall

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Networking in Exhibit Area

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11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Transforming Live Production with AI

How will AI transform live event storytelling and content personalization? How can pre-produced and live content integrate together with AI’s help?
Moderator: Gregg Katano, Cosmos Collab, CEO / Founder
Karina Anglada, Adobe, Strategic Development Manager
Mo Goyal, Evertz, Senior Director, Live Media Production
Pinar Seyhan Demirdag, Cuebric, Co-Founder and AI Director
Rebecca Xu, Opus Clip, Head of Product Marketing

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12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

How Zoom Video Technology Brings California’s Outdoor Treasures to the World

Moderator: John Ittelson, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Director, Communication Design
Brandon Caskey, California State Parks, PORTS Program Coordinator
Brad Krey, California State Parks, Interpretation & Education Program Manager

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12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

How They Did It: Success and Failures from Big Events

Producers, directors, and TDs share the “behind the scenes” stories of how they produced their latest big events – both internal and external.
Moderator: Sherry Huss, Freeman, Innovator-in-Residence and Head of Community
Confirmed Panelists:
Stephen Light, SXSW, Director of Commercial Content
Joseph Lynch, EA, Group Director, Esports Content and Programming
Mina Sabet, TED Conferences, Head of Production
Victor Torregroza, Intel Corporation, Events & Experiences Program Manager, Events Center of Excellence


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1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch in the Grand Hall

Welcome presented by: Tom Baldassare, B&H B2B, Business Development

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2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Global Live Event Production in the Cloud

Major live events are now all global events, with the “mothership” production team often required to manage multiple live event venues tied together in multiple ways for both on-prem and remote viewers. How has the cloud changed live production workflows?
Moderator: Claudia Souza, Advanced Systems Group (ASG), Chief Cloud Officer
Confirmed Panelists:
Mike Buetsch, Chess.com, Director of Broadcast Engineering & Production
Tyler Casey, Caffeine, Manager, Partner Engineering
Oskar Szydlowski, Advanced Systems Group (ASG), Cloud Engineer
Lena Tanaomi, AWS, Senior Product Manager – AWS Elemental MediaConnect


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2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Corporate Live Event Accessibility and Inclusion

What accessibility tools and best practices are event producers using to include those whose disabilities would otherwise leave them out – both online and in person?
Moderator: Alexandra Georgescu, Microsoft, Studios Production Lead
Zane Beatty
, Charcoalblue Experience, Associate Director of Design Management
Adi Margolin, Verbit, Director of Product Management – Media

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3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking in Exhibit Area

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3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Keynote: The Video Singularity. How Video and Software Have Changed the World
Andrew Cross, Industry Technologist and Inventor of NDI
(Location: Hahn Auditorium)

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4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Video Tech Elevates the In-Person Event Experience

What technologies are improving the audience experience, providing in-person and remote attendee equity while maximizing engagement for them both.
Moderator: Barry Watts, Repertoire Productions, CEO
Confirmed Panelists:
Kyle Healy
, The Global Leadership Network, Director of Broadcast and Digital Experiences
Jack Kelly, Freeman, VP, Content Production
Mark Mallchok, Brella Productions, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Strategist
Colin Murray, Salesforce & Slack, Senior Technical Producer
Joshua Willmann, Meta, Deployment Engineer

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The Next Generation Hybrid Event

Can you scale intimacy and presence in the virtual world? The next generation of hardware and software creates new possibilities.
Moderator: David Adler, BizBash, Chairman & Founder; Harnessing Serendipity, Author; Adler Entertainment Trust, Partner

Gentry Humphrey, CODE by Gentry, Founder and CEO

Thomas Soetens, Immersive Design Studios, Co-Founder and CEO
Thomas True, NVIDIA, Senior Applied Engineer, Professional Video & Image Processing

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5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

SMPTE Keynote: Video from the Depths and The New Era of Immersive Exploration
Dr. Robert Ballard and the Ocean Exploration Trust Broadcast Team
(Location: Hahn Auditorium)

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5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in Exhibit Area

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