IABM CEO, Peter White, will open the conference sharing results from the latest IABM International Industry Index and the IABM NAB End User Survey. White will then reflect on the shifts in the market that have become apparent in the latest IABM DC Global Market Valuation and Strategy Report.
Following on, IABM CTO Stan Moote will interview Del Parks, Senior Vice President / Chief Technology Officer, Sinclair Broadcast Group to get an end-user perspective. The Sinclair Broadcasting Group is the largest and most diversified TV broadcaster in the US; Sinclair owns and operates, programs, or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets in US. Appointed an SMPTE Fellow in 2015, and with 40 years’ service at Sinclair, Parks brings a unique perspective to the current changes the industry is experiencing from both operational and engineering standpoints.
John Ive, IABM Director of Technology & Strategic Insight, will then chair the main debate with panellists drawn from both traditional and ‘new wave’ operators in the media technology space. They are: Tony Emerson - Worldwide Managing Director, Media and Cable, Microsoft Corporation; George Hoover – CTO, NEP; Marco Lopez – President, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand; and David Stubenvoll - Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Wowza.