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7:30 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM Results from the 2018 Media and Entertainment Storage Survey and the 2018 Media and Entertainment Report – Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates View Presentation

8:15 AM  Session A: There’s an IP in my workflow, or was that a thunderbolt: Digital Storage for modern 8K/4K, HDR, VR Content Creation and Post Production
Media workflows at larger facilities are moving to commodity network architectures while smaller facilities are using advanced direct attached storage. How will this change the requirements for digital storage in media and entertainment? Quality and immersive video content requires increasing digital storage and new digital storage technologies. Once captured, the vast pool of captured and created content requires sophisticated and high-quality storage to support editing and other post-production tasks. Post-production requires streaming video quality and latencies that are very different from traditional enterprise storage. In addition, economic factors favor the creation of more collaborative workflows that span distance and time and create greater demand for networked and on-line storage, archiving working content, as well as more semiconductor storage to speed performance. This session examines the challenges facing content capture and post-production storage, particularly with the transition to IP-based workflows and software defined storage as well as modern DAS storage. Listen to the experiences of filmmakers and storage developers. Find out what is required now and what is projected for the future.

Moderator: Curtis Chan, Cognitive Impact

Justin Wenck, PCI SIG View Presentation
Larry O’Conner, OWC
Michael Noland, Liqid View Presentation
Chris Whittington, CrossPORT Network Solutions View Presentation

9:15 AM Morning Break

9:30 AM Keynote Speaker 1: David Friend, Co-Founder and CEO, Wasabi View Presentation

10:00 AM Keynote Speaker 2: Jay Batista, GM, Tedial North America View Presentation

10:30 AM Session B: The Real State of Virtual Reality: What does it take to be successful?
360 Degree video is the latest bright shiny object in media. The management of multiple camera video streams capturing the entire environment create technical challenges as well as opportunities to develop new ways to tell a story or a set of stories. This session explores the data flows and technical requirements of short and long form VR video. It includes VR filmmakers who can provide details on what works, what doesn’t, and why as well as people providing storage solutions that are geared to the demands of VR workflows.

Moderator: Melissa Perenson, Journalist

Andrew Cochrane, The AV Club View Presentation
Andrew Shulkind, M. Bonnieux
Steven Xu, HTC Vive View Presentation
• Yahya Mirza, Aclectic


Alx Klive, 360 Designs

11:30 Session C: Accelerating Workflows and Collaborative Tools: Solid State Storage for Real Time Production

Flash memory and other solid-state storage technologies are faster at reading and writing than HDDs but they are more expensive on a $/GB basis. On the other hand, solid-state memory can provide more transactions per $ and have lower operational costs than HDD. This session will explore connectivity and interface technologies that are able to better use the capabilities of solid-state memory as well as look at the current and future application of solid-state memory for professional media and entertainment.

Moderator: Allan McLennan, PADEM Media Group

Scott Miller, Dreamworks
Saker Klippsten, Zoic Studios View Presentation
Diamond Lauffin, StorByte View Presentation
Amir Bemanian, Technicolor View Presentation

Michael Oros, SNIA

12:30 PM Lunch - Sponsored by Wasabi

1:30 PM Keynote Speaker 3: Aaron Semmel, Producer, BoomBoomBooya View Presentation

2:00 PM Session D: Collaboration in the Clouds: Storing and Delivering Content Where it is Needed

What are the tools being used today that let content distributors quickly feed the unquenchable entertainment demand of people around the globe and content developers to create content anywhere? What is the role of cloud storage in various aspects of media and entertainment and how will high resolution content be moved between data centers? What is the balance between local and remote storage? Hear from leading participants on M&E cloud storage and content transport.

Moderator: Alex Grossman, Symply View Presentation

Andy Liebman, Editshare View Presentation
Jason Lee, Cloudian View Presentation
Michelle Munson, Eluvio View Presentation

3:00 PM Keynote Speaker 4: Jason Coari, Director, Scale-out Solutions, Quantum View Presentation

3:30 Afternoon Break

3:45 PM Session E: Rise of the Machines:Digital Storage and Security in Media and Entertainment Workflows

Media entertainment professionals have new tools for protecting, organizing, finding and accessing content. These include artificial intelligence to recognize and organize content and create new types of metadata. Media asset management has developed new ways to organize and find content. At the same time providing security for value able media asserts on digital storage devices is an important industry issue and making the best use of digital storage resources drives many content retention discussions. This session explores the latest developments in metadata creation, content organization and search, storage virtualization and data security.

Moderator: Debra Kaufman, Broadcast Beat

Yoram Tal, Colorist and Online Editor View Presentation
Robert Russo, Avid View Presentation
Jonathan Bourke, Translation LLC View Presentation
Jeff Stansfield, Advantage Video View Presentation

Jonathan Halstuch, RackTop Systems
Brandon Oliver, Huge

4:45 PM Session F: Preserving Digital Content—the Challenges, Needs, and Options

There is constant pressure on everyone in the visual industry to create, produce and distribute 4K and increasingly VR entertainment to awaiting audiences. The most difficult part of these projects is making certain the video products (including all of the video assets) are still available 5, 10, 20 years from now. A creative project is never finished; it just runs out of time. What processes are needed to ensure content owners can maximize their return on every frame of the digital film? Find out about valuable developments in content archiving, automated metadata generation and asset management that will make sure that our content libraries are resilient, strong and useful.
This session will help you to map out a strategy for long term retention of precious professional content.

Moderator: Larry Jordan, Digital Production Buzz

Linda Tadic, Digital Bedrock
Chris May, Spectra Logic View Presentation
Andy Klein, Backblaze View Presentation
Michael Oros, SNIA View Presentation

Denis Laconte, Iron Mountain
Rod Christenson, Aparavi


5:45 PM Reception - Sponsored by Quantum

8:00 PM End of Day (exhibits close)

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