Adapt and accelerate your digital infrastructure

Join us for an insightful and provocative conversation on April 30th with an array of industry experts and thought leaders as we explore the future and its opportunities.

  • 11:00 – 11:10 – Welcome / Intros
    • Erik Weaver / All Speakers
  • 11:10 – 11:40 – Keynote: The Show Will Go On. Cloud Workflows Keep Content Creators in Control
    • Hanno Basse – CTO of Media & Entertainment, Azure, at Microsoft
    • Jeff Rosica – CEO & President of AVID
    • Michael Kammes – Film & TV Media Workflow Engineer (interviewer)
      The global pandemic is forcing a sea-change that’s motivating media organizations and production teams of all sizes to reprioritize and reimagine the ways they can stay at work no matter what happens.
      Our industry is quickly realizing its capacity to make necessary changes to keep content pipelines flowing and how the cloud is making it possible while improving on security, scale and productivity.
      Cloud partners Avid and Microsoft will share what content creators are learning as they take their film and television production workflows into the cloud and how this rising trend stands to change creativity and the media business for good.
  • 11:40 – 12:00 – A Peek Behind the Curtain. How Digital Media Services Scale
    • Lance Weaver -- Vice President of Product Research and Incubation
      In today’s world of immediate gratification, latency and the proximity of the data to the customer matter most.
      When you browse movies on your remote... you're at the web layer which sits in cloud (AWS / Azure / Google)... but when you make a selection it sends a request to the platform - a CDN that resides in Equinix.
      What really goes on behind the technology curtain and how is everything connected? What does it take to provide a great user experience – especially now?
  • 12:00 – 12:15 – How to Manage in Unthinkable Times
    • Tab Butler – Sr. Director of Media Management & Post Production at MLB Network
    • Jason Dachman (interviewer) – Chief Editor at Sports Video Group
      Network Broadcasting – The Unforeseen Challenges of a Remote Workforce
      The Bottlenecks, Stress Fractures, and other Pain Points of Remote Post Production
      Content Management, Creation, Protection, and Access
      Planning for the Unknown – Returning to Work at the Facility
  • 12:15 – 12:30 – Enable Your Remote Studio Workforce Today
    • David Smith – CEO at Teradici
      Key requirements for enabling artists to work remotely, while staying compliant and keeping content secure
      Virtual workstation deployment options in a work-from-home environment
      Customer success story examples
  • 12:30 – 12:45 – Collaborating Alone Together – A Look at Breakout Technology Trends Accelerated by Current Events
    • Thomas Burns – CTO of Media & Entertainment at Dell EMC
      In 2011, the Tohoku tsunami put Sony’s HDCAM SR tape production in jeopardy. Without videotape, producers quickly shifted to file-based workflows, debugging these on the fly.
      Now technologies such as Volumetric video, In-camera VFX and Remote post-production are poised to overcome their relative novelty and become standard tools of creating scripted content.
      We will look at these technologies to sketch out what production, post and VFX might look like in the very near future (but he’s still not OK with vertical-format video!)
  • 12:45 – 1:00 – How to Secure Your Application for Remote Collaboration
    • Ted Harrington – Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators (ISE)
      As quarantine moves us all to remote forms of collaboration, finding and eradicating security vulnerabilities in your app becomes mission critical. This session provides a brief overview of how to do this, including abusing functionality, daisy chaining vulnerabilities, and seeking unknown unknowns.
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – Lunchtime Panel: Feedback from the Frontlines & Solutions that are Impacting Our World
    • Jeff Kember, Director of Developer Relations at NVIDIA
    • Kevin Kim, Principal Product Manager – Commercialization at Equinix
    • Thomas Burns, CTO of Media & Entertainment at Dell EMC
    • David Smith, CEO of Teradici
    • Bob Eicholz, CTO of Technicolor
    • Guy Finley (moderator), President of MESA / CDSA, CEO at Trusted Partner Network
  • 1:30 – 1:50 – AI in the Aftermath: Pedal to the Metal
    • Yves Bergquist, Program Director of AI & Neuroscience in Media & Entertainment at Entertainment Technology Center @ USC
      The world ahead only has two kinds of speeds: “zero" or "all the way”.
      The disconnect between the world we are in and the one we thought we were in is calling for profound and rapid readjustments, which means that organizations - especially in M&E- will need to not only speed up their digital transformation but invest more heavily and quickly on areas of technology (networking, security, cloud, AI).
      This talk will explore what AI could deliver in a post-COVID world, and what M&E organizations need to do to accelerate their AI transformation.
  • 1:50 – 2:10 – A “No Windows” Industry – How to Get There, Fast During this Black Swan Moment
    • Michelle Munson – CEO & Founder at Eluvio
      The current global situation shows that there really is no window of distribution in the age of the “Internet” entertainment marketplace except the large scale Internet streaming platforms
      Will this be a crisis for content providers dependent on traditional release windows, or with the help of new technology, will this be a Black Swan moment for extreme innovation?
      This session will highlight new technology approaches that are able to stand up new entertainment properties and licensing sites ultra-fast, and deliver premium film and TV experiences over the top.
  • 2:10 – 2:30 – Executive Fireside Chat with Equinix CTO and Prime Focus Technologies
    • Carl Segal – SVP of Digital Distribution at Prime Focus Technologies
    • Justin Dustzadeh – CTO, Equinix
  • 2:30 – 2:45 – Power Happy Hour and Q&A

“It’s 5:00 somewhere.” In addition to the offering up riveting content, we want to have a little fun too. At the conclusion of our webinar we will do a group toast and conduct a 15-20 minute “Power Happy Hour” and Q&A.


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