Google+
Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Satellite Business & Technology Theater at NAB 2007
Share |
Schedule of Panel Sessions and Presentations

WTA and SSPI members are eligible for speaking opportunities on a series of Panels produced by the two associations. Each Panel will be lead by a volunteer moderator drawn from the membership of the two organizations. Between panel sessions, NAB exhibitors will provide Tutorials on key technology and business topics. The Satellite Busines s& Technology Pavilion is in the Central Hall, Booth C7147.

Daily Schedule

Monday, April 16

10:00-11:00 AMTRACK
When Everything Goes IP

Capturing IPTV Opportunities in Satellite– IPTV may have big moneymaking potential for telcos and content owners, and may threaten to shake the foundations of cable television. But what about the satellite business, for which the transport of broadcast content is a dominant application? This panel explores opportunities for satellite carriers, teleports, integrators and technology providers. Moderated by Jimmy Schaefler, Chairman, The Carmel Group.

  • Robert Phelan, Sr, Vice President, SES Americom
  • Stephen Yablonski, Vice President, Globecomm Systems, Inc.
  • Roy Kirsopp, General Manager, Amino
11:00-11:30TUTORIALTBD
11:30-12:30TRACK
Transformative Technology

Understanding the Business Impact of HDTV – It now appears that, sometime in 2007 or 2008, HDTV will at long last achieve critical mass in North America and/or Europe. What will be the impact on the satellite and fiber businesses that carry video, as broadcasters require greater bandwidth but deploy more powerful compression to limit their costs? Moderated by Gary Hatch, CEO, ATCi.

    Timothy Jackson, Regional Vice President, North America Video Solutions, Intelsat
    • Mike Antonovich, CEO and President, The SPACECONNECTION, Inc.
    • Paul Wilcock, Vice President, Engineering, Europe, Ascent Media
    • Joseph Uberty, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Mainstream Data, Inc.
    • Dave Bartolone, Vice President, Technology, TVN Entertainment

1:30-2:30 PMTRACK
The Changing Business of Video Transport

Satellite Industry Consolidation: Good or Bad for Media & Entertainment? – How do broadcasters, cable channels and DBS/DTH channels view the big consolidation plays among satellite carriers? What are the differences between perception and reality? This panel mixes satellite carriers and their customers in media & entertainment to explore the new landscape of content delivery via satellite. Moderated by David Bross, Vice President, Business Development, Hannover Fairs USA; Chairman, ISCe.

  • Michael Kelly, Executive Vice President, FSS Business Development, EchoStar
  • Jonathan Kirchner, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Wally Martland, President, Newpoint Technologies Inc.
  • Ron Samuel, Chief Operating Officer, Eutelsat Inc.
2:30-3:00TUTORIAL

Terrestrial Wireless Carriers Want Satellite Bandwidth: What Can You Do About It? - Satellite communications technology in the C band is used for broadcasting television signals, Internet delivery, data communication, voice telephony and aviation systems. These bands are coming under pressure from regulators who are beginning to allow broadband wireless access systems like WiFi and WiMax to share the same bands. Early results show substantial interference problems, threatening the business of satellite users and service providers. Because milsat systems are heavy users of Extended C-Band, issues of national security are also involved. This tutorial will help you understand the problem, assess the risks to your operations, and learn what you can do to promote sensible regulation around the world. Presented by David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF.

3:00-4:00TRACK
Special Topics

IP Solutions Enabling Next-Generation Applications – In the ever changing world of content transmission, how will contemporary IP technology enable tomorrows content transmission demands? What role will IP technology play in shaping future demands for content to the consumer? This diverse panel of industry leaders explores the need for next level applications to enable and feed current and future content transmission demands to multi-platform communication mediums. Presented by Diversity in Broadcasting. Moderated by Deborah Williams, Director, Domestic and International Sales, The SPACECONNECTION, Inc.

  • Louis Libin, Director of Technology, United Nations.
  • Veloris A. Marshall, President, Marshall Communications.
  • Terrence Coles, Business Edge Solutions, Digital Advertising Competency Co-Lead.
  • Jaymes A. Hines, President, Hines Media Group.
Tuesday, April 17

Back to Top

 

10:00-11:00 AMTRACK
When Everything Goes IP

How Business and Government Get Payback from Multimedia Applications – The successful integration of IP into satellite has spawned a broad range of video, voice and data applications for enterprise and government customers. Panelists present case studies of successful applications, explain their contribution to the mission and the cost justification for deployment. Moderated by Keith Buckley, President and CEO, Juke Systems, Inc.

  • David Myers, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development, Spacenet
  • Dave Bettinger Chief Technology Officer, iDirect Technologies
  • Dr. Mahesh Bhave, President, AAE Systems, Inc.
  • Joe Amor, Vice President and General Manager, Microspace Communications Corporation
11:00-11:30TUTORIAL

Fully Automated IP-Based Networking Solution for Integrating Camera Cars into the News Production Workflow -Stefan Jucken, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, North America, ND Satcom

11:30-12:30TRACK
Transformative Technology

 

Digital Newsgathering: Will Broadband Be the Death Knell of SNG? – Advances in compression and the staggering increase in broadband penetration are transforming newsgathering. For both live and recorded coverage, rolling the satellite truck or shipping the flyaway antenna is not necessarily the default option anymore. This panel explores the current state-of-the-art in digital newsgathering and identifies where SNG may still hold an edge. Moderated by Dick Tauber, Vice President, Transmission Systems and New Technology, CNN News Group

  • Arnie Christiansen, Operations Manager, Satellites and Circuits, CNN News Group
  • Lior Rival, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, RRSat Global Communications Network, Ltd
  • Stefan Jucken, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, ND Satcom GmbH
  • Don Rodd, Director of Engineering, Crawford Communications
  • Marc Logez, Vice President, Contribution and CEO GlobeCast Reportages, GlobeCast

1:30-2:30 PMTRACK
The Changing Business of Video Transport

Teleports and Fiber: Why Some "Satellite" Companies Are Turning Their Backs on the "Skyway" – The continuing glut and low cost of fiber is changing the business of "satellite service companies." Long used to managing hybrid networks of satellite and fiber, many are scaling back their emphasis on satellite-based solutions and concentrating on fiber-based services that deliver greater margins. In this panel, business leaders discuss this fundamental change in the business model and what it says about the industry. Moderated by Chris Russell, Principal, Henley Partners International.

  • Mary Frost, CEO, GlobeCast North America
  • Jerry Lenaz, Director Product Management, Uplit
  • Paul Dujardin, President and CEO, Genesis Networks
2:30-3:00TUTORIAL

TBD

3:00-4:00PANEL

The Economics and Technologies of Business Continuity – The natural and manmade disasters of the new century's first decade made business continuity and disaster recovery into mission-critical concerns. But companies still struggle with paying for something they hope never to use. Panelists discuss the business case for preventing broadcast and network downtime and technologies that are increasing capabilities while reducing costs. Moderated by Sidney Skjei, President, Skjei Telecom.

  • Dr. Ram Chandran, Vice President, Anacom
  • John Dwyer, CEO, End II End Communications
  • David Myers, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development, Spacenet
  • Jon Russo, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Management, SES Americom


Wednesday, April 18

Back to Top

10:00-11:00 AMTRACK
When Everything Goes IP

Distributing Internet and Mobile Channels – We are living on the leading edge of emerging media outlets: video programming delivered only over the public Internet or to the mobile phone. While the business model remains to be proven, content providers and vendors are working the technology issues and developing the delivery standards. This panel features technology and operations experts who describe how programming is designed for and distributed to these new environments. Moderated by Jimmy Schaefler, Chairman, The Carmel Group.

  • Mark Krikorian, Vice President, Software Operations, DataPath
  • Tim Loerchinger, Vice President, Network Sales, Comtech EF Data
  • Bill Squadron, Senior Vice President, Media Partnerships & Ventures, SES Americom
11:00-11:30TUTORIALTBD
11:30-12:30TRACK
Transformative Technology

Working with the New Players in the Media Food Chain: VOD, IP Streaming, Mobile and Handheld – The most exciting new developments in media are bringing entirely new players into the distribution food chain. Broadcast content owners must deal with the standards and technical demands of ISPs, search engines, mobile handset manufacturers and optical media manufacturers. In this panel, broadcast operations executives and their vendors identify where the transition is going smoothly and where sticking points arise. Moderated by Dom Stasi, Chief Technology Officer, TVN Entertainment.

  • Robert Zitter, CTO, Home Box Office
  • John McCoskey, CTO, PBS
  • Alan Young, CTO, SES Americom
  • Leslie Ellis, Columnist and Technology Translator, Translation Please

1:30-2:30 PMTRACK
The Changing Business of Video Transport

How Satellite Service Providers Can Win the Value-Added Game– Research by WTA has shown that the satellite services business is seeing growth in value-added services such as program origination, content management, program production and network integration. How are companies in different sectors adapting to these changes? What developments in the market are having the biggest impact and which are more hype than reality? In this wide-ranging discussion, industry executives explore winning strategies for a business changing at unprecedented speed. Moderated by Stephen Blum, President, Tellus Venture Associates.

  • Jeff Roberts, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, JSAT International
  • Jonathan Kirchner, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Loral Skynet
  • Jonathan Feldman, Senior Vice President, Business Development, GlobeCast America
2:30-3:00TUTORIALTBD
3:00-4:00TRACK
Special Topics

Building Career Success in the High-Bandwidth Industries - Our expert panel of hiring and career professionals discuss how people in business, sales, technical and operational careers build long-term success in an industry undergoing mergers, spin-offs and consolidation. Moderated by Andy Steinem, CEO, Dahl-Morrow International.

  • Carolyn A. Cason, Partner, Warren & Morris Ltd.
  • Grace de Latour, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, SES Americom
  • Cathleen Togut, Vice President, Human Resources, GlobeCast America
  • Carrolyn Bostick, Sr. Director of Human Resources, Intelsat
  • Carrie Pryor, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International


Thursday, April 19

Back to Top

10:00-11:00 AMTRACK
When Everything Goes IP

Content Management, Advertising Insertion and Access Control in an IP World-When everything goes IP, it presents challenges to long-established standards for managing content, inserting advertising at the local level and managing access to content. Panelists describe how broadcasting practices are changing as IP is more broadly deployed in new and traditional applications.Michael Adams, Vice President, System Architecture, Tandberg Television.

  • Joe Fabiano, Chief Technology Officer, Pathfire
  • Kevin Ancelin, President, Adtec Digital
  • Michael Chiarulli, Director, Telecommunications and Distribution Services, ABC
  • Quincy Johnson, Director, Technical Operations, TBS
11:00-11:30 TUTORIALTBD
11:30-12:30TRACK
Transformative Technology

Business Fundamentals for Reaching Niche TV Audiences via Satellite- Ethnic and other niche channels have become a very successful part of the DBS/DTH bouquet. What are the economics of a successful channel? What are the business and operational requirements? What technologies are reducing risks and maximizing returns? Content producers and service providers share their experience and insights. Moderated by Gary Hatch, CEO, ATCi.

  • Andrew J. Dale, The Andy Dale Company, Inc.
  • J. Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President, Marketplace Strategy, NeuLion, Inc.
  • Emrah Ozkan, President and CEO, Home2US Communications, Inc.
  • Jonathan Feldman, Senior Vice President, Business Development, GlobeCast America

1:30-2:30 PMTRACK
The Changing Business of Video Transport

When to Insource, When to Outsource Video Distribution - As distribution outlets and technology become more complex, content producers face frequent decisions about what technology, distribution systems and processes they should outsource and which they should insource. What are the reasons to outsource, and when does it make more sense to keep things in-house? Are there hybrid solutions that deliver benefits while ensuring quality control? Panelists from both sides of the issue identify the decision factors and debate the benefits of different approaches. Moderated by Robert Bell, Executive Director, SSPI/WTA.

  • Joseph Uberty, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Mainstream Data, Inc.
  • Tom Fabian, Vice President, Global Connectivity, Ascent Media network Services
  • Bill Haughton, Vice President, Global Sales, One Touch Systems
2:30-3:30 TRACK
Special Topics

Five Myths about Marketing Services and Products to the Broadcast Sector - B2B market like broadcast turn the conventional wisdom about marketing and sales on its head. Buyers are savvy, markets are small and tightly integrated, and word of mouth is powerful. In this panel, marketing expertise identify five myths that waste money and time and offer solutions that leverage the special characteristics of the B2B marketplace. Moderated by Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development, SSPI/WTA.

General program information, registration and hotel information is available at www.nabshow.com.

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership.com®  ::  Legal