Top Executives at Media Technology Suppliers to Discuss Industry Economics, New Technology Deployments, Business Strategy, and Industry Consolidation
C-Level business leaders from four major media technology vendors 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.
Andy Bechtolsheim, Founder and Chairman of Arista Networks, Tom Cotney, CEO of Imagine Communications, Angel Ruiz, CEO of MediaKind, 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 eighth-annual “Devoncroft Executive Summit | Las Vegas: The Business of Media Technology,” which will take place Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 12-5 p.m. at the ARIA Las Vegas in the Orovada Ballroom and co-located with Avid Connect.
Please note the 2019 Devoncroft Summit is in a new location – the ARIA Hotel Las Vegas
Long-considered one of the must-attend events ahead of 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 premier event 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 eight years, Devoncroft’s annual Las Vegas Summit 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, media technology vendors, IT vendors, and cloud titans 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 2019 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 2019 NAB Show, as well as a great networking opportunity.
Now in its eighth year, the Summit remains the only conference where you’ll learn about the business and technology investment strategies of the world’s largest broadcasters, directly from the final decision makers.
With more than 850 registered delegates last year, the Devoncroft Executive Summit | Las Vegas is considered by many to be the one must-attend event in the calendar for both buyers and suppliers of media technology.
The Summit agenda, including the full list of speakers is available here.
We wouldn’t be able to produce this event without our sponsors and supporters. We’d like to thank the companies and associations listed below for their ongoing support of Devoncroft.
Sponsors of the 2019 Devoncroft Summit | Las Vegas include Title Sponsor: Google Cloud; Platinum Sponsor: MediaKind; Gold Sponsors: Grass Valley and Cisco; Silver Sponsors: Arista Networks, AWS Elemental Imagine Communications, and Lawo; Bronze Sponsors: Dalet, Comcast Technology Solutions, IBM-Aspera, Ooyala, SDVI, and Signiant. Supporters include AIMS, DPP, Media City Bergen, and SMPTE.
The 2019 Devoncroft Summit | Las Vegas is co-located with Avid Connect.
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