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SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL

#NewsTechSummit www.newstechnologysummit.com


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL

Event Agenda Monday, September 23, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Cocktails Reception for Early Arrivals

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | JAZZ ROOM Opening Luncheon 2:05 PM - 2:35 PM | AUTHOR ROOM & SWING ROOM Jeff Mayzurk - NBCUniversal Telemundo Boardroom Presentations 2:40 PM - 3:25 PM | SALON ABC SESSION 1: TECH AND NEWS: NEWS CONSUMPTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE This panel will provide an overview of the key themes of the Summit, using market research on how people access and use news to explore a variety of new technologies that can help news organizations better adapt to those viewing patterns. Moderator: Tom Butts, Content Director, TV Technology n Tony Brown - Newsy n Bob Valinski - Vizrt n Jeffrey Boehme - Comscore n Kyle Walker - Weigel Broadcasting Co 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | BALLROOM FOYER Refreshments & Networking 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM | SALON ABC SESSION 2: NEXT GENERATION ENG: 5G AND OTHER NEW ENG TECHNOLOGIES Competitive success remains heavily dependent on how quickly and efficiently news organizations can produce, share and distribute stories. This panel will dive into the recent advances in ENG, cellular bonding, 5G, remote production, content sharing systems, life social media feeds and other technologies designed to quickly produce and deliver video feeds to stations, networks and digital media. Moderator: Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting n Brady W Dreasler - Quincy Media n Jim Ocon - Ocon Solutions LLC. n Michael Saffell - WMUR n Jon Landman - TERADEK


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL 4:55 PM - 5:40 PM | SALON ABC SESSION 3: NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEWS AND SPORTS OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION This panel will cover tech advances in news and sports operations and production, including new cameras, graphics, logging and monitoring, newsroom systems, touch screens, AI for automated metadata, editing, virtual sets, clipping services, archives and storage, digital distribution of highlights, augmented reality and other technologies. Moderator: Phil Kurz - TV Technology n Chris Witmayer - NASCAR n Ken Rubin - Vela n John Denison - Niles Media Group n Bob Hannon - Waterman Broadcasting 5:45 PM - 6:55 PM | BALLROOM FOYER Cocktails & Networking 7:00 PM | SALON ABC Dinner Event Keynote: Lisa Pedrogo WarnerMedia’s Global Broadcast Technology Services

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM | SALON ABC Breakfast Event 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM | SALON ABC Session 4: Reinventing News Operations: Building Cloud, IP, AI and Enabled Media Systems. This panel will explore key issues related to the deployment of newer infrastructures using cloud-based systems, IP video, artificial intelligence, enabled media, ATSC 3.0 and other tech efforts that are revolutionizing the way news organizations operate. Moderator: Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting n Fred Fourcher - Bitcentral n Stephane Guez - Dalet Digital Media Systems n Matt Keiler - TVU Networks n Usman Shakeel - AWS n Brian Olson - Vizrt 9:05 AM - 9:35 AM | AUTHOR ROOM & SWING ROOM Boardroom Presentations


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM | SALON ABC SESSION 5: SPEED TO AIR: FINDING NEW EFFICIENCIES AND PROFITS IN NEWS OPS This panel will explore new advances in automation, workflow software, content management, newsroom systems and editing that allow stations to be more efficient and flexible in the way they create and deliver content to viewers. Moderator: Tom Butts, Content Director, TV Technology n Julie Seebold - Magid n Mike Beaudet - Investigative Reporter, WCVB-TV n Mike Fass - Gray Television n Christopher Kelly - Ross Video 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | BALLROOM FOYER Refreshments & Networking 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM | SALON ABC SESSION 6: ATSC 3.0 AND AWARN: NEXT GEN TV AND THE FUTURE OF EMERGENCY NEWS AND INFORMATION Leading news executives discuss ATSC 3.0 and new tools for both sending alerts and providing on-going news and information after the alerts are sent. What are some of the opportunities for geo-targeting, automation, and reaching smartphones and connected cars? How will broadcast and app-based news work together? How will relationships with local emergency authorities change? Moderator: John Lawson - Executive Director, AWARN Alliance n Paul McGonagle - WTTG n Fred Baumgartner - ONEMedia/Sinclair Broadcast Group n Michael Fabac - News-Press and Gazette Broadcasting 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | SALON ABC Luncheon Event Christy Tanner - CBS News Digital 2:00 PM Adjourn


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL JOHN ALTENBERN President, Crawford Johnson & Northcott, Inc. (CJ&N) Cedar Rapids IA SEVERN ASHES Director of Engineer and Operations, South Dakota Public Broadcasting Vermillion SD PAUL ATWELL President, Media Transport Solutions St. Petersburg FL ALEKSANDER BANCHS Director of Operartions, Univision Chicago Chicago IL FRED BAUMGARTNER Dir, NextGen Implementation, ONEMedia Cockeysville MD MIKE BEAUDET Professor/Investigative Reporter, Northeastern University/WCVB-TV Needham MA JILL BECKO Senior Manager, Remote Operations, TVG Network Los Angeles CA JEFFREY BENNINGHOFF Vice President & General Manager, Gray Television WWSB ABC 7 Sarasota Florida JIM BERRY Key Accounts Manager, Ross Video Ottawa ON

Comscore New York, New York WILLIAM BOESEN Broadcast and News Operations Manager, FOX Television Stations/WFLD-TV Chicago IL AARON BRADY Technical Sales, Vitec Production Solutions Shelton CT TONY BROWN Chief of Staff, Newsy Chicago IL NEWTON BUCHNER Senior Director, Broadcast Operations, FanDuel Group/ TVG Network Los Angeles CA GREG BUTLER Production Manager, WMAQ NBC 5 Chicago Chicago IL MARIO CABALLERO Graduate Assistant/Instructor, Central Michigan University/ Delta College Mt Pleasant MI EDWARD CALECA Managing DirectorTechnology/management Solutions, HA Design Group Springfield VA MICHAEL CHAN V.P. of Technical Operations, Charter Communications Spectrum Networks New York NY

TIM BISCHOFF CTO, KET Kentucky Educational Television Lexington KY

MARK CHIOLIS Director of Business Development, Mobile TV Group Englewood CO

JEFFREY BOEHME TV & Cross-platform Research,

KARLA COBREIRO Manager, Executive

Communications, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Miami Florida JEFF COHEN Systems Consultant, Media Transport Solutions St. Petersburg Florida KATHY COOKE Chief Financial Officer, Tybee Television Network Demorest GA O.L. COOKE Chief Executive Officer, Tybee Television Network Demorest GA PATRICK DALY Director of Technology, M&E, Diversified Norcross Georgia KYLE DANN Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts, Vitec Production Solutions Shelton CT CHARLES DAUGHERTY CEO, NCNworld.com Troy MI JOHN DENISON Vice President of Innovation, NILES MEDIA GROUP PLEASANT VALLEY, MO JORGE DIGHERO Senior Solution Architect, Vizrt San Antonio TX BRADY DREASLER Corporate Director of Engineering, Quincy Media Quincy Illinois MICHAEL FABAC Director of News and Marketing, News-Press and Gazette Company Colorado Springs CO

REMY FALGAYRAC Account Manager, Dalet New York NY LARRY FAN Engineer, T-Mobile Downers Grove Illinois MIKE FASS Vice President, Broadcast Operations, Gray Television Omaha NE GAIL FENKELL Principal Consultant, AWARN Alliance Alexandria VA RODRIGO FERNANDEZ Operations Manager / Consultant, OneSoccer Mediapro Canada / Private Consulting News Operations Atlanta GA GERRY FIELD Vice President, Technology, American Public Television Boston MA FRED FOURCHER Founder/CEO, Board Chair and New Ventures Lead Advisor, Bitcentral, Inc. Newport Beach CA JOHN FREBERG Executive Directo, Independent News Commons Chicago IL MICHAEL FUNK I.T. Director, Quincy Media Inc. Quincy IL JERRY GEPNER COO, CP Communications Doylestown PA LUIS ALBERTO GONZALEZ President, Newsroom Coaching and Consulting Inc Homestead FL PETER GRENA


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL Head of marketing, Octopus Newsroom Prague 6 Hlavní město Praha STEPHANE GUEZ CTO, DALET DIGITAL MEDIA SYSTEMS NEW YORK NY JEFF HALAPIN Director of Engineering, Hearst Television Sacramento CA ROBERT HANNON Director of Production, Waterman Broadcasting Fort Myers Florida BRUCE HART VP Engineering, TCT Network Akron OH TIMOTHY HOSMER Director of Comark Digital Services, Comark Southwick MA KELLIE HUNTER Communications Manager, City of Douglasville Douglasville GA RICK JEFFERSON Vice President, Operations, CBS New York NY JIM JENSEN Sr. Business Development Mgr, Panasonic USA Newark NJ TORRANCE JONES manager of engineering, fox news channel Washington DC DAVID KASZYCKI Regional Account Manager, Vitec Production Solutions Shelton CT MATT KEILER VP, North American Sales,

TVU Networks Mountain View CA CHRIS KELLY Marketing Product Manager Asset Management & Storage, ROSS VIDEO OTTAWA ONTARIO RANDY KING VP, Technology & Operations, NBCUniversal OTS Chicago IL JOHN KOWALSKI Director of Broadcast & network Sales, Clear-Com Alameda CA ERIK KUHLMANN Director, Engineering & Operations, Denali Media Alaska Anchorage AK MARKELL LAMBRIGHT Director, Video Operations & Engineering, CBS Local Media New York NY DAVID LAMPEL CEO, Alpha Broadcasting Corporation Las Vegas NV JON LANDMAN VP Sales, Teradek Irvine CO BRUNO LANGLAIS Account Manager, Dalet Digital Systems New York NY JULIO LARCHER Operations Manager, GLOBO INT’L (NY) LTD NEW YORK NY JOHN LAWSON Executive Director, AWARN Alliance Alexandria VA WALT LEIDING

Director of Bureau Operations, CBS News New York NY JERRY LILLY VP Operations, SBG Hunt Valley MD VIC LOMBARDI Regional Sales Manger Upper Midwest, Clear-Com Alameda CA JAMES LONG Business Development Manager, PANASONIC HOUSTON TX

Lahore Punjab JAMES MONROE Director of Sales, CP Communications St. Petersburg FL TIM MOUSHEY news operations manager, WBNS Columbus OH MADHAVAN NAIR Manager, Information Technology, NBC Universal Chicago IL

ROBERTO LOPEZ Activation Supervisor, Univision Chicago IL

JIM OCON President and Chief Innovation Officer, Ocon Solutions Company Westminister CA

TERRENCE LOVETT CEO, Christian Library on Demand, LLC Aurora Colorado

BRIAN OLSON Sales Director, US Group Stations, Vizrt San Antonio TX

EDUARDO MANCZ VP Sales, Vizrt New York NY

KEITH O’MALLEY Dir. of Technology, WVEC-TV Norfolk Virginia

MAGGIE MAYES Professor, Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant MI

JOHN PAUL OWLES Executive Editor & Producer, The Owl Network, Inc. Chicago IL

JEFF MAYZURK SVP, Operations & Technology, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Miami FL

BISHAL PANDIT Information and technology officer, Vyas Municipality, Office of municipal executive Tanahun

PAUL MCGONAGLE Vice President of News, FOX5 DC, WTTG Washington DC

LISA PEDROGO VP, NY Engineering & Strategic Initiatives, Warner Media New York NY

ANDREW MESESAN Vilynx Director, Vela Clearwater FL MUBASHIR MIRZA Group Manager Technical, City News Network

ADAM PETLIN Director, Bureau Operations, Fox News Chicago IL MARK PHILLIP


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL CEO/Founder, Are You Watching This?! Austin Texas LORENZO PUGH Instructional Media Systems Engineer, Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL RAY RATLIFF Technical Pre-Sales, Vizrt New York NY RICK RAY NURAY Media/ Virgo Partners/Bitcentral, Bitcentral, Inc. Newport Beach CA PETE ROSS Director of Sales, Keys Accounts, Ross Video Ottawa ON CHAD ROUNSAVALL Sr. Sales Manager, AWS Elemental Portland OR LYNN ROWE CEO, One World Technologies, Inc. Venice FL KEN RUBIN Vice President - Worldwide Sales, Vela Orlando FL MICHAEL SAFFELL DOE, Hearst Television WMUR Manchester NH JARED SCHATZ Vice President of Sales, Ross Video Ottawa ON NEELEY SCHMITZ Director of News Operations, Hearst Television-KMBC Kansas City MO

WAYNE SCHRAND Sr. Director of Sales, Bitcentral, Inc. Newport Beach CA JEFF SCHROEDER Engineer, Univision Chicago IL JULIE SEEBOLD Vice President, Consulting Services, Magid Minneapolis MN LAURA SERGE Sales, CBS Interactive Chicago IL RAYMOND SIMMONS Senior Field Support Engineer, TVU Networks Mountain View CA WESLEY SIMPSON President, Telecom Product Consulting Orange CT

New York NY LING LING SUN CTO, NET Lincoln NE CHRISTY TANNER EVP and GM, CBS News Digital New York NY DAN TARCZON Sales Executive, Central Region, TVU Networks Mountain View CA DOUG TERRY CEO, The Exciting Company, Alexis Media Systems and The Exciting Company Olney MD ERIC THAISS Director Sales, Bitcentral, Inc. Newport Beach CA

JAKE SKIBA Engineer, AV, Chicago Cubs Chicago IL

JOE TORELLI Media & Broadcast Technology Strategist, Torelli Consulting LLC Wayzata Minnesota

JERRY SKORA Systems Engineer, On Site Video Systems, LLC Palatine IL

YOSHIMITSU TSURIMAKI Producer, T-NET JAPAN Co., Ltd. Tokyo Minato-ku

JIM SKUPIEN Director of Sales, Vela Clearwater FL

BOB VALINSKI Strategic Solutions Sales Executive, Vizrt New York NY

NATHAN SMITH VP, Content Management, Univision Miami FL

KYLE WALKER VP, Technology, Weigel Broadcasting Co Chicago IL

TED SPRUILL Sales Manager - US Group Stations, Vizrt San Antonio TX

ERIN WHELAN Account Executive, CBS Chicago IL

GENE SUDDUTH National Sales Director - North America, Octpus Newsroom Americas, Inc.

MARCUS WILLIAMS VP/ Chief Engineer, Graham Media Group/WDIV TV-4 Detroit Michigan

CHRISTOPHER WITMAYER Director of Broadcast, Production and New Media Technology, NASCAR Charlotte NC ATSUSHI YANO General Manager, Business Development, Internet Initiative Japan Inc, Chiyoda-ku TOKYO ROB YARIN VP, Content, Cox Media Group Atlanta GA AASHMEETA YOGIRAJ Directory of Marketing, JUS Broadcasting Corp. Astoria NY TAKAO YONEZAWA manager, Japan Tokyo ALEXANDRA ZILBERMAN Senior Manager, Tennis Channel New York NY


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