2023 Devoncroft Executive Summit | Las Vegas
Saturday | April 15, 2023
12PM – 6PM | NAB Main Stage
North Hall | LVCC
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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services.
Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
Verizon was the first company in the world to launch commercial 5G for mobility, fixed wireless and mobile edge computing. The company’s operating structure focuses on two customer-facing areas: Consumer and Business. Citizen Verizon is the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement.
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
Diversified was formed in 1993 as a full-service systems and media technology integration company, originally addressing the technical needs of the broadcast, audio-visual, IT and RF market segments. However, as the market needs continued to grow and evolve, so did Diversified’s service offerings. Over the years, the company made a series of strategic investments and acquisitions that not only expanded their portfolio of expertise but also extended their geographic footprint to better serve a growing client base.
With the enhanced capabilities, Diversified emerged as an industry leading technology solutions provider delivering innovative digital media, collaborative, broadcasting, electronic security, and OTT solutions to a global clientele across a wide array of markets including financial, media & entertainment, enterprise, energy, higher education, technology, healthcare, hospitality, government, and more.
We are a technology-centric organization with specialized teams of experts who partner with clients to design business outcomes that enhance operations, increase productivity, and help drive ROI through immersive experiences. From initial design consultation to deployment to managed services, Diversified is a trusted technology partner to Fortune 500 clients around the world.
For more information, please visit onediversified.com
Founded in 2007, Evergent set out to tackle challenges faced by global digital media, entertainment, and telecommunication providers that were struggling to find new revenue streams and best adapt to developments transforming the industry on all levels:
- Technological Advances — from new devices to new ways to access content forever changing the competitive landscape.
- Evolving Consumer Demand — individual choice and independence had become increasingly important for digital content consumption.
- New Delivery Models — including direct-to-consumer channels required establishing and managing the integration of all subscriber interactions throughout the user lifecycle.
The Evergent Revenue and Customer Management Platform is a modern, frictionless, business enablement solution, which offers a comprehensive, carrier-grade solution that helps companies reduce time to market for products and services, minimize subscriber churn, simplify complex monetization models, and run back-office processes more efficiently. Our customers include cable and satellite companies, telecommunication and wireless organizations, and media and entertainment businesses around the globe.
Evergent is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has US offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Denver, and international offices in India, Singapore, and Canada.
For more information, please visit evergent.com
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
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. Discover more on our Portfolio Explorer and on cisco.com.
Grass Valley’s end-to-end ecosystem of reliable, open standards-based solutions helps content creators, broadcasters and media organizations to produce brilliant content and build successful media businesses. Our award-winning technology and trusted industry expertise empower our customers to create captivating experiences that connect people anywhere, on any device, through the magic of media.
As the industry’s R&D powerhouse, with the most comprehensive suite of solutions for compelling live content, we are the trusted partner to many of the biggest and most creative names in the media and entertainment business. We help our customers transition to IP and cloud-based infrastructures to enable flexible, scalable and smart workflows. Our advanced solutions enable the production of rich, high quality content that brings the viewer closer to the action; engages them with the story and connects them with each other.
Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the media business for more than 60 years and is now part of Black Dragon Capital.
Smarter. Faster. Simpler Solutions
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in virtualized broadband and video streaming solutions, is guiding the transformation for video, broadband and media companies, with smarter, faster, and simpler solutions. For the past 25 years, we have been at the forefront of industry innovations every step of the way.
Whether powering multi-gigabit broadband services or simplifying video streaming and broadcast delivery, Harmonic is shaping the future of the telecom, cable, and media and entertainment industries.
- Revolutionizing broadband networks
- Enabling premium video streaming
- Transforming broadcast TV
For more information, please visit harmonicinc.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
Ross powers live video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of high impact, high efficiency solutions and services. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging content for sports stadium screens, entertainment shows and rock concerts, educational institutions, legislative assemblies, corporate presentations and inspiring content for houses of worship.
Ross solutions have impressed the audiences and marketing partners of Eurosport, BBC World, SKY, Yahoo! Finance, and the international esports powerhouse ESL. Ross provides an unrivalled range of products and services that includes cameras, real-time motion graphics, production switchers, robotic camera systems, augmented reality/virtual studios, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and live event production services.
As a privately held and self-funded company, Ross Video has a long and stable history and has enjoyed 29 consecutive years of growth. As well as being free from the influence of external financiers, Ross Video controls its own destiny by owning its own manufacturing facilities, doing all primary research and development in-house, and marketing its products internationally through a global sales force and network of business partners.
For more information, please visit rossvideo.com
Globally recognized as a leader in live video technology for broadcast and media productions, our solutions are used by customers worldwide to deliver live sports images, entertainment shows, and breaking news content to billions of viewers in real-time. In its early years, EVS was known for its pioneering work in tapeless television technology, including the launch of the Live Slow-Motion (LSM) system, which quickly became the standard replay technology for all broadcast sporting events worldwide.
Today, the company offers a comprehensive range of end-to-end media production solutions, breakthrough innovations, and customer-centric services that enable customers to produce their content in the most reliable, efficient and creative way.
Headquartered in Liège, Belgium, the company has a global presence with over 600 team members working in 20-plus offices around the world.
For more information, please visit evs.com
Empowering the media and entertainment industry to achieve more:
- Streamline content production
- Enhance creativity and collaboration
- Optimize discoverability and delivery
- Transform audience and content intelligence
- Reimagine and monetize experiences
For more information, please visit: www.microsoft.com/en-us/industry/media-entertainment
SDVI is an Emmy® Award-winning supplier of cloud-based media supply chain technology that empowers organizations to achieve business agility, realize operational efficiency, and pursue growth opportunities.
The company’s Rally media supply chain platform helps organizations build and manage a scalable and responsive infrastructure for optimizing the entire media supply chain from ingest to delivery.
For more information, please visit www.sdvi.com/
For more information, please visit singular.live
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
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.
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
The Hollywood Professional Association
The HPA is a non-profit member association dedicated to recognizing, educating, and connecting businesses with a diverse community who provide creative and technical expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for professional content creation, distribution and archive in the media and entertainment industry.
Through our three pillars of activities — Community, Knowledge Exchange, and Recognition — the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) advances the arts, science and business of the media and entertainment industry.
Please visit www.hpaonline.com to find out more about our mission, who we serve, and our core issues
Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. (“MovieLabs”) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) research and development joint venture founded by the major Hollywood studios. MovieLabs is driven to find innovative solutions to industry challenges shared by both our member studios and the broader ecosystem. We help architect next generation production technologies, streamline and automate distribution chains, deliver new experiences to consumers, and secure the creative assets that are the core capital of our industry.
The founding members of MovieLabs include Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLLP, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
Our core project goals are to:
- Enable more efficient production workflows utilizing the latest technologies and modern software systems
- Improve backend infrastructure for distribution and production
- Enable new and better digital delivery for media content
- Improve media experiences for consumers
For more information, please visit www.movielabs.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 Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and consumer technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience.
- To advance the creation, production, and distribution of sports content via educational events, networking, and community outreach
- To provide a knowledge resource for the growing community of sports video professionals working for broadcast/broadband organizations, professional teams and leagues, collegiate and secondary schools, and facilities
- To facilitate a dialogue with manufacturers, suppliers and technology developers that will improve the quality and profitability of sports programming
For more information, please visit www.sportsvideo.org
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