The Future of Video

Studio 1

Confirmed sessions are listed below; more sessions are pending so check back for full final program!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Research and Insights on Video in 2020
How do you set yourself up for success in the year ahead if you don't know what tomorrow's best practices will look like?
This keynote will include some qualitative and quantitative research done exclusively for this conference. This research, and the presentation itself, will discuss the techniques, trends and technologies that will dominate the next few years. This will also include key examples of brands and organizations that are well-positioned to win at video in 2020, so that the audience can come away inspired and motivated to move in the right direction.
This session will provide key takeaways for what the future of video will look like in 2020 - and beyond.
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
1080p and HDR: The Future of Broadcast Imaging
Although UHD and HDR are usually mentioned together, HDR is not limited to just 4K. Full HD with HDR, produces a dramatic improvement in picture quality. The US is moving toward a de facto adoption of 1080p60 HDR for archive and delivery of live sports and events because it consumes about ¼ of the 4K/UHD data rate. ATSC 3.0 broadcast will permit delivery of HDR in a compatible transmission system for both HDR and SDR TVs. You'll learn about how HDR and 1080p will impact your future productions — bring your questions!
Thursday, December 5, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
2020 Technology Trends—What to Know, How to Prepare
A tradition at the conference is to hear from the Consumer Technology Association about emerging tech and products that are reshaping our lives and our work as video professionals. Steve Koenig is vice president, market research at CTA. He speaks and writes frequently on technology trends and their impact on consumer behavior; he has been quoted in numerous national media including Bloomberg, USA Today, The Washington Post and more. Prior to CTA he worked as an analyst with several prominent research firms and as a senior editor at Computer Retail Week. He is passionate about the convergence of tech and culture, whether that's in video, AI, the internet of things, 5G and beyond. He'll also offer expo attendees a sneak peek at the big video-related story lines of the upcoming 2020 CES Show.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Drowning in the Video Stream? Here’s How AI Can Help
From binge-watching TV-shows, to watching sports and sharing business updates during an all-hands company meeting, live and on-demand streaming video touches every part of our daily lives. As streaming video becomes the norm, viewer expectations have increased, challenging providers to deliver highly engaging and accessible experiences. In order to meet the demand, broadcasters and publishers across the M&E and enterprise industries need solutions that give insight into their largely unstructured content libraries and help fully unlock the power of video.
This is where AI-enhanced streaming video technology comes into play. By integrating AI into their streaming processes, content providers can understand exactly what is in each video scene and create robust, searchable libraries of archival footage, helping to both streamline production workflows and deliver entertaining viewer experiences. Broadcasters can also leverage AI to automatically analyze, identify, and generate the most engaging highlights to use in a video segment, whether that is for a sporting event or local news update. In this session, IBM Watson Media’s Tom Ohanian will describe how to develop AI-powered video solutions, discuss how this technology improves efficiency within M&E and enterprise businesses, and demonstrate its impact on viewers at the end of the pipeline.
All studios are live with stream programming Dec. 4-5 from 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM featuring expert and exclusive content!