Digital Futures Exchange

Explore digital trends and strategies for local markets.

With a sharp focus on driving digital revenue for local media, this event brings digital officers, managers, general managers, and account managers together for an interactive discussion of digital trends and strategies for local markets. A diverse combination of bright minds and experts discuss how future technologies will impact local media and strategies for leveraging current opportunities.

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April 7 - 8, 2019
North Hall Meeting Rooms

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Open to Conference Flex and Conference Flex Session 3-Pack holders.

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Session Highlights

Building a Culture of Innovation

Sunday, April 7 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am | N262/N264

Creating a culture of innovation within your company is increasingly a key differentiator when dealing with disruptive change and new business opportunity.  During this session, join us as we explore how different organizations strive to create new opportunity through the creation a culture of...

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Sun 7

Business Models for Local OTT

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N262/N264

The competitive landscape for local OTT is evolving rapidly. New entrants are disrupting the marketplace while traditional partners explore new ways to serve one to three years.

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Sun 7

Playing with the Platforms

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N262/N264

Increasingly our content and our audience is engaging with us through platforms. This session takes a case-based approach exploring the possible future of interactions between local media and the platforms.

During this fast-paced session, you’ll hear about about how Reddit envisions their role in...

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Sun 7

Creating the Future of News

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N262/N264

The best way to know the future is to create it. Key industry leaders and experts from Arizona State University including Andrew Heyward and Frank Mungeam guide a discussion on experiments in journalism, digital innovation in news, and building the newsroom of the future.

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Sun 7

The Future of Transportation

Monday, April 8 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N258

Jump in the vehicle of future and prepare to be entertained.  This fast-paced block explores how innovations and experiments in the car today are going to change the passenger experience in one to three years.
 Part A - Conversation with AWS Auto     Hector Leano, Amazon...

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Mon 8

The Next Generation Audience

Monday, April 8 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N258

Measurement, attribution, engagement – Explore how the impact of these terms change with an audience that is more engaged, more active, and whose needs have changed. We’ll hear from experts in the areas of immersive reality, Blockchain, and Voice technology how these revolutionary changes are...

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Mon 8

DFX Engage! - MyMelo Opportunities and Demonstrations

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - B

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Mon 8

DFX Engage! - Telling Non-fiction Stories with AR and VR

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - E

See and experience how the UNC Emerging Technologies Lab is creating unique Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality storytelling experiences that engage viewers in important issues and historical moments. Some of the concepts include volumetric capture, photogrammetry, live user data capture in VR...

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Mon 8

DFX Engage! - The Connected Radio Platform – Visualizing Hybrid Radio

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - C

PILOT has been experimenting with the DTS Connected Radio platform, a hybrid (over-the-air plus internet) radio platform that promises to greatly enhance the radio listening experience for listeners and offer tremendous opportunity for broadcasters. Using the Connected Radio Evaluation Unit (CREU...

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Mon 8

DFX Engage! - Using Drone Photogrammetry for News

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - D

This paper looks at how we can take consumer drones and smartphones to build complex augmented reality objects - on budget and on deadline. The team at SeeBoundless have scanned objects from the mountains of Taiwan to the remote highlands of Bolivia to show audiences just how diverse cities can be...

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Mon 8

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Other Education Opportunities

AWS Hands-On Workshops for Media Experts

April 9 - 10, 2019 | Westgate

AWS is hosting two days of hands-on labs and workshops during the 2019 NAB Show. Registered NAB Show attendees will learn how to build media workflows in the cloud from AWS experts.

Open to all registered attendees. Code required for registration.
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All-Badge Access Programs

All Halls

Experience over 100 free sessions sprinkled throughout the Show Floor and in the classroom.

Open to all registered attendees.
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Stages and Theaters

All Halls

Sprinkled throughout the Show Floor, take in keynote presentations and panel discussions, interactive crowd-sourced Q&A and power sessions to gain business insights, learn top trends in technology, and study the latest creative innovations.

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