` 2017 IP Production Forum
2017 IP Production Forum


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Registration and Exhibits Open

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Keynote Conversation: The Olympic Channel Launch
NBC, the USOC, and the IOC have come together to create The Olympic Channel and it is set to launch in the second half of 2017. Executives discuss the philosophy behind the channel, what it means to the Olympic movement here in the United States, and more.
Keynote Speaker: Gary Zenkel, NBC Sports Group, President, NBC Olympics and Business

Interviewed by: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.: Case Study

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.: Networking Break/Visit Exhibits

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: NBC Stamford Overview
Before we head out on a tour of the NBC Sports Group digital center we will take a virtual tour of the facility and learn about the technical intricacies of one of the world’s most advanced sports broadcasting facilities.
Tim Canary, NBC Sports Group, VP, Engineering
David Mazza, NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, SVP and CTO

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch/Tours

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: AIMS, ASPEN, NDI, NMI and the Move to IP: An Update
2017 is shaping up to be an important year with respect to IP standards. Experts discuss the latest movements towards next‐generation IP standards that will solve many of the current problems with IP‐based live event production.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Hugo Gaggioni
, Sony Electronics, CTO, Broadcast and Production Systems Division
Mo Goyal
, Evertz, Professional Engineer/Director, Product Marketing
Gerhard Lang, Vizrt, Chief Engineering Officer
David Tasker, SAM, VP, Systems & Technology
Will Waters, NewTek, Director, Product Marketing and Sales Enablement

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Case Study

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: How IP Will Change the Way You Work @ Home
The IP revolution is upon us. Or is it an evolution? Experts who have transformed their broadcast facility from one that works in baseband to one that works in packets share practical tips on what to expect in making the move, how to embrace new ways of working, and the benefits (and negatives) of taking the leap to IP.
Moderator: Karen Hogan Ketchum, SVG, Senior Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Kevin Callahan, NBC Sports, Senior Production Engineer, Sports and Olympics
Tim Felstead, SAM, Head of Product Marketing
James Stellpflug, EVS, VP, Product Marketing

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Networking Break/Visit Exhibits

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: How IP Will Change the Way You Work on the Road
With multiple mobile units now on the road featuring IP routers and infrastructure, the IP transition has officially begun for remote production. However, end‐to‐end IP ecosystem has yet to become a reality in the truck. Learn the greatest opportunities and obstacles presented by IP in a remote production environment.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Senior Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Robert Erickson
, Grass Valley, IP Evangelist, Americas
Matt Keiler, TVU Networks, VP, Corporate Accounts
Joe Signorino
, NEP US Mobile Units, VP, Systems Integration
Jason Taubman
, Game Creek Video, VP, Design and New Technology

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Closing Keynote: NBC Olympics Korea Preview
The 2018 Winter Olympics are less than a year away and that means that the NBC Olympics production team is ready to move into the next stage of production planning. Get a glimpse into the workflows NBC Olympics will deploy for covering the 2018 Games from PyeongChang, Korea.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Confirmed Panelists:
Chip Adams, NBC Olympics, VP, Venue Engineering
Terry Adams,NBC Olympics, VP, IBC Engineering
David Mazza, NBC Sports, SVP and CTO Sports and Olympics

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Networking Reception