2018 Devoncroft Summit: Technology Vendor CEO Panel Announced

Joe Zaller | March 26, 2018


Leading Technology Supplier CEOs to Discuss State of the Industry at 2018 Devoncroft Summit: The Business of Media Technology

CEOs from major technology suppliers to discuss strategic success factors, evolving business models, virtualization, cloud deployments, and industry consolidation

Chief Executives Officers from four leading broadcast technology suppliers will take part in a panel called “The Media Technology Vendor C-Suite: Strategies for an Evolving Market” where they will discuss and debate critical business issues facing their business and how they are positioning their respective organizations for future success.

Michael Hallén, CEO of Vizrt, Patrick Harshman, CEO of Harmonic, Jeff Rosica, CEO of Avid, and John Stroup, CEO of Belden will appear on the panel, which will be moderated by Joe Zaller, founder and president of Devoncroft Partners.

This session is part of the seventh-annual “Devoncroft Executive Summit: The Business of Media Technology,” which will take place Sunday, April 8 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wynn Las Vegas in Latour Ballroom, and co-located with Avid Connect (please note new location – the Devoncroft Summit is NOT in the LVCC this year).

Long-considered one of the must-attend events at the NAB Show, this panel provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from the business leaders at some of the largest and most-respected media technology suppliers about how they are positioning their companies for future success in a rapidly evolving market.

Discussion topics will include commercial issues driving each organization’s respective R&D investment and product development plans; how vendors are responding to requests from their customers; the impact of media company consolidation: ongoing technology vendor M&A; the economic impact of SaaS-based pricing models; and an update on the deployment of new technologies including 4K/UHD, IP-based operations, cloud, and virtualized infrastructures.

“The Devoncroft Executive Summit is the one event at the NAB Show where C-Level executives from across the industry can debate and discuss the commercial issues facing their organizations, and how this has and will impact their technology investment and deployment strategies,” said Devoncroft founder Joe Zaller.  “Because the Summit’s unique format examines evolving business model issues through the lens of business leaders in each part of the media ecosystem, delegates can gain a 360-degree view of the commercial challenges and opportunities facing the media technology industry.”

“The Media Technology Vendor C-Suite: Strategies for an Evolving Market” is just one of the sessions at the Devoncroft Summit. In total, more than 20 C-Level speakers will participate in the half-day program. Over the past seven years, this event has grown organically into one of the most important events of the year, as it continues to attract senior executives from across all parts of the media technology ecosystem, who come to network, collaborate with partners, and learn from industry thought leaders.

The full agenda includes panel discussions featuring thought leaders from across the entire media value chain.  C-level executives from leading broadcasters, service providers, media technology vendors, and IT vendors will offer candid assessments of the business impact of market developments on their business models, operational practices, and strategic decision making.

In addition to executive panel discussions, the Summit will also provide an overview of the most up-to-date industry market research and analysis from Devoncroft Partners and its affiliates.  This includes preliminary findings from the 2018 Devoncroft Partners Big Broadcast Survey, the industry’s definitive demand-side market study, the Devoncroft M&E Cloud Adoption Index, and the Devoncroft M&E IP Adoption Index; along with an overview of the latest market sizing and forecasting figures from the widely-referenced Global Market Valuation Report (GMVR) which is published through a 50-50 joint venture between Devoncroft and industry trade association IABM.

This event is designed for senior executives from media companies, technology suppliers, finance professionals, and industry strategists that want to gain a deeper understanding of the perspective of executive decision makers on business developments in the media technology sector. The Summit’s unique format makes it a thought-provoking kickoff to the 2018 NAB Show, as well as a great networking opportunity.

More information about the Devoncroft Summit is available here.

The Devoncroft Summit is being underwritten by Title Sponsors Cisco and Intel; and Signature Sponsor Google Cloud.  The Devoncroft Summit is co-located with Avid Connect 2018.  Avid, Lawo, and AWS Elemental are also event sponsors.



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