2018 IP Production Forum

Full Program

LOCATION: Mercury Ballroom, Third Floor

9:00 a.m.: Registration Opens

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.: The Transformative Nature of IP
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IP is about more than just replacing baseband audio and video signals with packets. It holds the potential to transform storytelling by building in new creative flexibility and freedom. Experts sound off on how IP will offer new ways to deliver personalized content, maximize video and audio assets, and more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Pamela Dittman
, Evertz, Director of Customer Support, Live Sports Production
Johannes Kuhfuss
, Lawo, Head of Product Management
Deon LeCointe
, Sony Electronics, Senior Manager, Sports and IP Solutions
Scott Rothenberg, NEP, SVP, Technology and Asset Management
Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, VP, Design and New Technology

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.: Aperi Case Study: IP-Centric Virtualized Remote Production – Real World Projects that Demonstrate the Agility and Economics of True IP
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Using recent real-world deployments as proof points, Aperi’s Joop Janssen will describe the huge advantages of virtualizing hardware in native-IP workflows. This session will outline the benefits of remote ‘clean’ IP switching during major live 4K and HD sports production including: operational agility, long-distance bandwidth savings, costs savings, and more.
Presenter: Joop Janssen
, Aperi, CEO

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Morning Keynote: The State of the Standards
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The ST 2110 standard is still a work in progress and other IP methods like ASPEN and NDI remain viable and in use. Learn the latest developments with respect to IP standards and what they mean to the way you work with IP packets.
Presenter: Matthew Goldman, SMPTE, President, and Ericsson, SVP, Technology, TV and Media

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.: Networking Break

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: The Right Route: Tips on the Transition to IP Routing (Sponsored by Cisco Systems)
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How do the various IP router options stack up? NAB 2018 saw a number of new developments related to IP routers so attend this informative session to learn about what is new in IP routing, control systems, and more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Ammar Latif
, Cisco Systems, Technical Solutions Architect
Fernando Solanes, Evertz, Director, Solutions Engineering and IP Technologies
James Stellpflug
, EVS, VP, Product Marketing

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.: EVS Case Study: NEP Australia – IP ST2110 Centralized Production
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An overview of how NEP’s HUB facility in Australia is On-Air with ST2110 and built on IT switches for the facility and workflows.
Introduction: James Stellpflug
, EVS, VP, Product Marketing
Presenter: Scott Rothenberg
, NEP, SVP, Technology and Asset Management

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Virtualization, SaaS, and the Future of Production (Sponsored by NewTek)
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The transition to IP packets is giving rise to a new era of production equipment design, deployment, and integration. One of the most intriguing areas is the move virtual machines, whereby dedicated hardware and software systems are left behind in favor of programmable CPUs, software licenses, and more. How are manufacturers getting ready for this next-generation challenge and how will it impact an industry that has historically been defined by dedicated hardware doing dedicated functions?
Moderator: Gary Olson, GHO Group, Managing Director
Chris Burgos
, NewTek, Product and Vertical Market Manager – Sports
Saurabh Gupta
, Google Cloud, Customer Engineer
Mark Hilton
, Grass Valley, VP, Live Production Products
Joop Janssen, Aperi, CEO
Grant Nodine, NHL, SVP, Technology
Jonathan Solomon, Aspera (an IBM Company), FASPStream, Strategic Initiative Engineer

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Nevion Case Study: From Top Soccer League with Global Following to Danish Horse-Racing: Lessons for IP Sports Production
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This presentation will focus primarily on a project for the most successful soccer league in the world, whose coverage is carried by over 80 broadcasters in more than 200 territories worldwide. It will use this to highlight some of the business demands of big sports coverage and the impact on the IP network. The presentation will also pull-in some other smaller scale examples to show that lessons for IP sports production can be learnt at every level.
Presenter: Andy Rayner
, Nevion, Chief Technologist

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Networking Break

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Network Security: Tips and Techniques
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The move to IP networks requires a commitment to network security, disciplined best practices and more to ensure malware, phishing attacks, and more don’t jeopardize the show. Learn how to make sure your network is as secure as it needs to be.
Moderator: Karen Hogan Ketchum, SVG, Senior Editor
Vaishali Ghiya
, Juniper Networks, Field CTO, WW Security Sales
Shane Keats, Akamai, Director, Global Industry Marketing, Media and Entertainment
Michael Korten, Cisco Systems, Cyber Security Sales Practice Leader

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: At Home Productions: What’s Next?
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Networks continue to expand their reliance on production systems that are located far from the venue and the team on site. Experts take to the stage to discuss their experiences to date, the limitations, the opportunities, and more.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Robert Erickson, Grass Valley, Advanced Technology Director
Joshua Liemer, VISTA Worldlink, EVP
Richard Wolf, The Switch, EVP, Marketing and Corporate Communications

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Networking Cocktail Reception