2023 Devoncroft Executive Summit | Amsterdam
Thursday | September 14, 2023
12PM – 6PM
Tuschinski Theatre | Amsterdam
Sponsors & Supporters
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Zixi provides a cloud based and on-premises Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) that enables reliable broadcast-quality video delivery over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider and any edge device.
The company offers technologies for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, and mobile service providers around the world.
The SDVP makes it easy and economical for media companies to source, manage, localize, and distribute live events and 24/7 live linear channels in broadcast QoS, securely and at scale, using any form of IP network or Hybrid IP environments.
Over 10+ years, the Zixi Enabled Network (ZEN) has grown to over 250 OEM and service providers and serves well over 700 customers representing most of the top media brands around the world with 20,000+ channels delivered daily.
For more information, please visit www.zixi.com
Founded in 2008, Amagi has established itself as a cloud technology pioneer and leader enabling TV networks and content owners to launch, manage, distribute and monetize live, linear and on-demand channels across cable, OTT, and Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) platforms, worldwide.
Amagi offers three business models for customers to choose from – Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ‘Bring your own license’, and a Fully Managed Service. Some of Amagi’s cloud solutions include:
- Broadcast-grade 24×7 linear channel creation
- Live orchestration for sports and news
- Channel distribution to Free Ad Supported TV platforms
- Unified broadcast workflows for TV and OTT
- Virtualized broadcast operations
- VOD workflow and delivery
- OTT server-side ad insertion and analytics for monetization
- Programmatic ad sales for OTT
- Cost-effective disaster recovery
For more information, please visit amagi.com
Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform its business and industry. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology, and tools that help developers build more sustainably.
Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.
For more information, please visit: cloud.google.com/media
At Ateliere Creative Technologies, our mission is to enable creative people and companies to produce and deliver great work everywhere media happens.
Ateliere media supply chain solutions deliver creative content, from concept to consumer, on every screen, everywhere.
No matter how our platform evolves, we promise ourselves and our customers that every new product, feature, and resource we create will take Ateliere one step further in this direction.
For more information, please visit ateliere.com
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet.
Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future.
For sports, media and entertainment companies, Cisco delivers solutions for superior fan experiences, streamline IT operations, create dynamic content experiences and manage physical and cyber security.
For Broadcasters, Cisco brings cutting edge technology that transform content production. With solutions for Collaboration, IP Fabric, Cloud Orchestration and Data Center, Cisco ‘s deep experience and vast partner ecosystem has enabled broadcasters to reimagine workflows, creating flexibility and efficiency through every stage of content production.
This expertise is why Nine, a leading free-to-air television network in Australia, selected Cisco to support their migration to an IP infrastructure.
As the leader in live video technology, EVS’ innovative solutions are used every day by broadcasters and media companies around the world to deliver compelling live storytelling.
On a mission to “create return on emotion”, EVS is focused on helping its customers transform their live content into unforgettable stories, driving audience delight at every opportunity.
The company has built a solid and reliable technological know-how over the past 25+ years, maintaining its industry-leading position, and broadening its expertise through pioneering work in areas such as IP, artificial intelligence, cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies, cybersecurity and more.
Today, EVS provides a comprehensive range of end-to-end broadcast solutions, breakthrough innovations, and customer-centric services that enable broadcasters and content creators to produce their content in the most reliable, efficient and creative way.
EVS is headquartered in Liège, Belgium. The company has a global presence with over 500 employees spread across 20+ offices and development centers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
For more information, please visit evs.com
Lawo designs and manufactures video, audio, control and monitoring technology for broadcast, performing arts, installed sound and corporate applications. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany.
For more information, please visit lawo.com
LTN® is a worldwide leader in media technology solutions for producers and distributors of broadcast-quality content.
Built on the world’s fastest and most reliable IP multicast network, LTN’s media ecosystem unites modular services and seamlessly integrates with other leading technologies to bring full video chain workflows, driving scale from creation and acquisition to monetization and delivery.
LTN has been connecting the world with transformative video experiences for more than 15 years and continues to make content more valuable and relevant to media organizations and global audiences.
For more information, please visit ltnglobal.com
At Qvest, digital transformation is an integral part of our DNA: with a globally networked team, we have been implementing top technological solutions for our customers for decades in line with the “best-of-breed” principle. This expertise ensures the greatest possible masterfulness in the consultation, selection and implementation and organizational deployment of high-tech solutions. For us, however, technology is only ever a means to the actual end: to enable maximum ease of use for the user. A project is only a real success for us when the user no longer notices the technology in the workflow – and thus benefits from a completely intuitive tech experience and consequently achieves the best results for their customers.
At Qvest, empathy is therefore just as important as efficiency and expertise when it comes to cooperation. For us, it is crucial to work out what exactly the customer’s need is, what can we help with – and only in the second step does this lead to the individually tailored set of solutions for a “next-level experience”.
For more information, please visit qvest.com
Evertz Technologies Limited (TSX:ET) designs, manufactures and markets video and audio infrastructure solutions for the television, telecommunications and new-media industries. The Company’s solutions are used by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to support their increasingly complex multi-channel digital, high & ultra-high definition television (“HDTV” & “UHD”) and next generation high bandwidth low latency IP network environments and by telecommunications and new- media companies.
Evertz products allow customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through efficient signal routing, distribution, monitoring and management of content, as well as the automation and orchestration of more streamlined and agile workflow processes on-premise and in the “Cloud”.
For more information, please visit evertz.com
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture, and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX systems to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. Streaming technology company SSIMWAVE, an IMAX subsidiary, is a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of June 30, 2023, there were 1,718 IMAX systems (1,638 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 68 institutional) operating in 87 countries and territories.
For more information, please visit IMAX.com
Matrox Video is a leading manufacturer of video products and components for the broadcast and media, live entertainment, and AV/IT markets. Our mission is to create innovative products and provide superior support, enabling our customers to harness the power of video to entertain, communicate and make critical decisions.
For more than 45 years, we have worked closely with our global partners to develop products that address business challenges and meet evolving needs. Still today, our continued commitment to the success of our customers and partners is what drives us to deliver innovation that solves real-world industry problems.
Matrox hardware and software products are deployed across a diverse range of industries, including broadcast and media, education, enterprise, government, houses of worship, medical, military and defense, process control and utilities, security, and transportation. Our product offerings span encoders and decoders, KVM extenders, video wall controllers, and broadcast developer products. Matrox is also a trusted supplier of some of the world’s leading OEMs, offering a broad product and intellectual property (IP) portfolio to help solution providers accelerate product development, customization, and time to market.
Co-founded by Lorne Trottier in 1976, Matrox has pioneered a number of innovative hardware and software solutions for an array of high-tech industries. Today, we continue to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, working closely with our global stakeholders to solve specific real-world issues.
Matrox is a privately held company based in Montreal, Canada, with offices worldwide.
For more information, please visit: video.matrox.com
Signiant has a history rooted in developing file transfer software for some of the world’s largest companies.
Originally created to move huge code bases around the world for global software development, Signiant’s solutions are useful wherever there is a critical need to move large data sets with security, reliability, and speed.
Media & Entertainment was the first sector to broadly adopt the technology, with Signiant’s file transfer software becoming indispensable in the mid 2000s as the industry transitioned from videotape and film to file-based workflows.
With early adopters like Disney, NBC, and Apple iTunes using our on-premises solutions as enterprise-wide elements of their global technology infrastructures, Signiant quickly emerged as a trusted partner to leading media companies.
Most of the world’s mission-critical media workflows are powered by our Manager+Agents enterprise software. And, while we’ve worked with a range of well-known big players, our commitment to developing cloud-native software makes our SaaS solutions scalable to any size business.
For more information, please visit signiant.com
For more information, please visit singular.live
An established and successful technology company specialising in the entertainment and broadcast industries, Starfish Technologies has an excellent reputation for developing and supplying innovative and efficient products and systems. Used and relied on by many market leaders in the media and telecoms industries, the company’s software expertise and systems design experience are ideally suited to build automated systems for media suppliers across a wide range of applications.
Starfish has developed a wide range of in-house expertise in technologies including:
- Transport Stream Processing
- Transport Stream Splicing
- Video Transcoding
- IP Delivery of Media Streams
- Opt-out signal
- Audio Description systems
Headquartered in Reading, UK, Starfish Technologies is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company.
We are proud to be a company with a net positive Carbon Footprint. Our relatively low carbon emissions are offset by the planting of trees in the UK.
For more information, please visit starfish.tv
Video Progetti S.r.l. is a leading Italian company which has been working for over 20 years in the distribution and integration of professional equipment for television, cinema and telecommunications. Having offices both in Rome and Milan, Video Progetti is constantly in touch with the key players in these fields and participates in the development of the broadcast industry by offering our clients the most up-to-date production technology.
Video Progetti has always kept up-to-date with the latest IT, telecommunications and entertainment market trends. We are an integral part of a global distribution network for some of the most respected brands and this, together with our technological know-how, allows us to deal efficiently with every kind of broadcasting project from planning stage to completion. In addition, we supply a wide range of products and solutions for post-production houses.
Our success stems from a detailed evaluation of customers’ needs and from the ability to integrate and adapt our products to create innovative and highly efficient systems. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on excellent client support and post-sales technical assistance.
Video Progetti has proved itself to be a valid and reliable partner, even for the most ambitious projects, in which we supply technological skill and financial capability together with imagination and creativity.
At Video Progetti we believe that our entire staff should have the opportunity for personal and professional growth. For this reason we invest in frequent company training courses. In this way we are also able to provide our partners with the highest possible level of skills and professionalism.
AIMS is an industry consortium led by broadcast and ProAV engineers, technologists, visionaries, vendors and business executives dedicated to an open-standards approach that moves broadcast and media companies quickly and profitably from legacy systems to a virtualized, IP-based environment. AIMS’ efforts build upon those of leading standards bodies such as the Video Services Forum (VSF), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the European Broadcast Union (EBU), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES). We don’t compete with these bodies—we seek to foster the good work they have done.
This clear technology roadmap helps broadcasters rapidly deploy flexible IP-based production, storage and distribution capabilities, provided by the industry’s leading infrastructure and software vendors. AIMS is an inclusive, transparent and not-for-profit organization which enables close cooperation between members and leading standards bodies ensuring that broadcasters’ and AV professionals’ business and technical needs are met. Together, we drive a comprehensive, ubiquitous set of IP standards that eliminate fragmentation and maximize interoperability, as well as provide reassurance that today’s decisions do not lead to technological dead ends or proprietary lock-in tomorrow.
For more information, please visit: aimsalliance.org
The Digital Production Partnership.
The DPP is the media industry’s business network. We’re based in London and operate internationally.
Our purpose is to bring together companies from the whole media supply chain to share knowledge, solve problems and create business opportunities.
We believe that openness, collaboration, and shared insight are key to success in a complex media environment in which no company can do everything itself.
Our skill is to create and facilitate those conversations in a safe, trusted environment.
For more information, please visit: www.thedpp.com
Our goal is to achieve a diverse and gender balanced workforce across the broadcast media and entertainment technology sector, specifically within the areas of engineering, technical operations, sales, marketing and business.
We open up opportunities for women by:
- Delivering our award-winning annual mentoring programme in the UK, Europe, North America and across the APAC and ANZ regions;
- Celebrating the skills and achievements of brilliant women across the industry through our annual Rise Awards;
- Providing free membership (to all genders) with access to regular networking events, seminars, workshops and conferences;
- Inspiring, educating, informing the next generation of talent through our Rise Up Academy programme.
Those who benefit from joining Rise will be working in non-craft roles for broadcast manufacturers, service providers and broadcasters.
For more information, please visit: www.risewib.com
The Norwegian Media Cluster has evolved into an exciting international environment with Vizrt, Vimond, Fonn Group, Myreze, Highsoft, the TV broadcasters TV2, NRK, and publishers Bergens Tidende, Dagens Næringsliv and Stavanger Aftenblad as key players. The cluster also holds a wide variety of exciting startups working on solving industry challenges and delivering important innovations to the global market.
The Media Cluster HQ is located in Media City Bergen, a leading international hub for media and technology innovation, with the Media Lab and a startup lab forming the core of the innovation and research projects for the cluster and cluster partners.
The cluster in total counts around 100 companies, with eight major universities and research facilities among its members. The University of Bergen is a founding partner of the Media Cluster. Dept. of Information Science and Media Studies is co-located in MCB together with leading media and media technology companies.
For more information, please visit: mediacitybergen.no
SMPTE is a global society of more than 5,000 diverse and engaged members, including creative professionals, media technologists, and engineers. Members transform the industry through Standards Technology Committees with 800 engineering standards and guidelines developed to advance global interoperability of hardware and software; advance their careers through our vast educational offerings; and have access to our invaluable network of mentors and colleagues via local and global industry events. Collaboration leads to innovation, and SMPTE is proud to provide members a space to do both.
From the early days of entertainment technology to the latest digital media breakthroughs, the brightest minds in the industry have found their community in SMPTE.
Our members are forward thinking. So while times may change, SMPTE will meet you there.
For more information, please visit: smpte.org
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