Tuesday Agenda

Location: Murray Hill Suite, Second Floor

SVG Summit Exhibit Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Time Session
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
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State of the Art: Drones & News Photography

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Broadcasters are using drones to cover the news from a unique perspective. Experts in drone photography will review the challenges they face and the storytelling they’ve been able to accomplish in this video-rich session.
Moderator: Harry Jessell, TVNewsCheck, Editor
Jon Ollwerther
, Measure, VP, Media
Jeff Rose, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Chief UAS Pilot
M. Anne Swanson, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, Partner

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote: Micah Gelman, Washington Post, Director, Editorial Video

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TVNewsCheck Special Projects Editor Michael Depp will interview Micah Gelman, director of video and senior editor at the Washington Post, about the Post’s ambitious video strategy, this year’s biggest initiative at the Jeff Bezos-owned paper.
Interlocutor: Michael Depp, TVNewsCheck, Special Projects Editor

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Aveco Case Study: Local and Remote News Excellence: Automation State of the Art

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Speaker: Jim O’Brien
, Aveco, Global SVP, Sales

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
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Tech Leaders on the Future of Newsroom Technology

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How will AI, big data, the cloud and other technologies influence the way news stories are selected, interpreted and produced? Will the cloud, MAM and newsroom computer enhancements enable producers to excell in ways they haven’t been able to in the past? Leading technology futurists offer their predictions and talk about priorities at their organizations.
Moderator: Andrea Berry, The G.A.P. Media Group, CEO
Bruce MacCormack, CBC Radio-Canada, Executive Architect, Media Management and Workflow Transformation
Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group, SVP and CTO
Jonathan Solomon, Aspera (an IBM Company), Faspstream Technical Evangelist

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
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Grass Valley Case Study: Modernizing Newsroom Systems With a Unique, Modular Approach

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Speaker: Drew Martin
, Grass Valley, Product Manager

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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Digital Chiefs on the Multiplatform News Jungle

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Digital producers follow a very different workflow than their colleagues producing TV news. How is technology helping or hindering them? What would they change about the newsrooms where they work, if they had the power? What advice do they have for news and technology management? What new technologies would help them do their jobs better?
Moderator: Michael Depp, TVNewsCheck, Special Projects Editor

Catherine Badalamente, Graham Media Group, VP, Digital Media
Lew Blanchette, Snell Advanced Media (SAM), System Architect
Joe Fiveash, Raycom Media, EVP, Digital and Strategy
Anthony Katsur, Nexstar Media Group, SVP Platforms
Frank Mungeam, TEGNA Media, VP, Digital Content

12:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Third Floor Exhibits

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

SVG Summit Keynote Conversation: John Skipper, ESPN, President and Disney Media Networks, Co-Chairman

With Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services