Content and the Cloud

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Advancements in AI and cloud technologies continue to shape content and media in new and exciting ways from production workflows to improved delivery methods. With CIOs, CTOs, and technologists looking at new concerns and new options, cloud is still pushing the limits for content and AI is getting us there even faster.

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AI+Cloud Campus

SL8224, South Hall Lower

Advancements in AI and cloud technologies continue to shape content and media in new and exciting ways from production workflows to improved delivery methods.

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IP Showcase

C12634, Central Hall

A destination designed to guide industry professionals on switching to IP.

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Session Highlights

Automated Distribution Servicing for ‘TV Everywhere’

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - A

Today, each OTT /VoD platform has a host of technical specifications, involving different formats and standards like CableLabs, IMF and DCP. Fulfilment deliverables include content in multiple formats, subtitle/dub files, images etc. which are often created by external vendors/freelancers. These...

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Sun 7

Cloud Ingest of Live Video – An open approach to RIST, SRT and retransmission protocols

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - B

Today most broadcasters are on a journey to cloud-based production and distribution, with many moving live tasks like news production and playout to the cloud. In such a transition, live ingest becomes a challenge. Getting live content from where an event happens into someone else’s data center...

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Sun 7

Components of Cloud-Based Broadcasting, from Content Creation to Delivery

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - C

What will it take to migrate your broadcast operation to the cloud? With IP now widely used to move audio and video around the facility and many of the tools needed for broadcast production already virtualized, few barriers remain for the cloud-based operation. Wheatstone’s Dominic Giambo discusses...

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Sun 7

Distributed Cloud Technology for Broadcast Systems

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - D

Cloud Technology began as a means for enabling scalable operations for transaction-type services in centralized data centers via high levels of automation. However, cloud technology itself is not constrained to that environment and can be applied in very different environments. For example, where...

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Sun 7

Intelligent cloud-based standards conversion

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - E

Cloud computing offers significant benefits to broadcasters in its ability to scale up processing to meet peak or unexpected demands. Most content owners experience moments where material suddenly arrives in the wrong format for the project or distribution network. Keeping a standards converter...

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Sun 7

Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit

Sunday, April 7 | 1:00 pm - 5:45 pm | Westgate


12:00 PM: Registration Opens
1:00 – 5:45 PM: General Sessions
6:00 PM: Networking Reception

Welcome Remarks Guy Finley, Executive Director, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)Setting the Standards and Systems for Securing Media & Entertainment Our opening session sets the...

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Sun 7

Benefits of the New Self-Learning Brains for Media Companies

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Elisenda Bou-Balust, co-founder and CTO of Vilynx, reveals how Vilynx's unique self-learning brain is transforming media AI and fueling an innovative 'Great Leap Forward' for the industry.
Sponsored by Vilynx.

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Mon 8

Revolutionizing Media Workflows with Intelligent Content

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Media organizations are producing more content than ever before. But as volume increases, so does the complexity of producing, editing and repackaging content. Organizations seeking out more efficient ways to streamline their workflows are leveraging advances in machine learning to add intelligence...

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Mon 8

Blockchain: Next-Gen Security Standard for the M&E Value Chain?

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

With the potential to disrupt existing business models and transform digital transactions, blockchain is one of the most widely discussed technologies across industries. As a foundation for building trust networks and supporting standards for the secure exchange of data, blockchain could be the key...

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Tue 9

Video Storytelling as a Service: How Cloud Helps Broadcasters Streamline and Become Go-to Digital Destinations

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:20 am - 12:00 pm | N260

Broadcast leaders share how cloud-based technology can streamline newsroom workflow, quickly deliver and distribute digital content, and capture bigger audiences.

Today's media landscape demands TV broadcasters invest in a strong digital presence, extending the reach of their video content and...

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Tue 9

How AI Can Help Broadcasters Manage the Shifting Content Cosmos

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Today, anyone can be a content creator: smartphone cameras can film high quality content and are everywhere. For broadcasters and streaming services, this rise in new contributors is an opportunity to radically change storytelling. The responsibility to channel user-generated content and keep...

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Tue 9

AI is NOT Technology. It's Strategy.

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Jon Klein, President of Vilynx, explains why AI has become an essential driver for media companies even more profound than social media and the Web before it. Klein will explore fascinating “behind-the-brain” aspects of AI and address how media companies are using it to drive engagement...

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Tue 9

Preservation in the Cloud

Wednesday, April 10 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am | N257

The cloud allows for revolutionary gains in speed, flexibility, and collaboration, but the supposed benefit of “weightless” and “floating” data poses a challenge of preservation. When the infrastructure is no longer under your control, how can you be certain that what you...

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Wed 10

Production in the Cloud

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N257

Production in the cloud is still in its infancy, yet new capabilities are constantly evolving out of this technology over the time. New tools and features are just part of our future in production. We have begun to re-examine how we view this process at a fundamental level. This session will...

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Wed 10

Artificial Intelligence: Creating and Augmenting Models with Human in the Loop Workflows

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

In this session see a demonstration of all of the areas where human-in-the-loop workflows can help streamline, automate and even augment machine learning. With model creation becoming more and more automated, creating good data sets is still a problem. We cover the creation, labeling...

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Wed 10

Quantum Computing

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N257

Quantum computing is going to change the landscape of Media & Entertainment. Aside from better AI and faster rendering, it's also going to replace all the key based security that M&E (and most industries) have relied on to protect our content and systems. This session will provide a primer...

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Wed 10

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Cybersecurity in an IoT World

Today’s highly connected and sophisticated workflows have attracted next-gen security threats, posing the opportunity for significant damage to both content owners and productions facilities.

ATSC 3.0 Global Appeal

With deployments rolling out around the world, the advanced broadcast + broadband capabilities of ATSC 3.0 are catching the attention of broadcast equipment suppliers, broadcasters, and consumer device manufacturers. 

Blockchain in Media

Blockchain is not just about financial services anymore. Media and platform companies have the opportunity to harness blockchain to optimize value chains, facilitate ecosystem-wide efficiencies and support innovative business models. 

AI and Machine Learning

Huge leaps are being made in AI thanks to machine learning and deep learning. This is due to the massive amounts of data required for them to work, married with the amount of data being collected by the billions of sensors that are continuing to come online with the Internet of Things.

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