Special Events and Keynotes
Opening Keynote - 22 October 9:15-10:15 am
Opening Night Reception - 22 October 6-8 pm
Industry Luncheon - 22 October 12:30-2:00 pm
David Gibbons, vice president of product marketing at Ustream, will present the Industry Luncheon keynote. Gibbons will describe the infrastructure that underpins the largest live Internet broadcasts and the technical limitations and opportunities inherent in this powerful delivery medium.
Industry Luncheon Keynote - David Gibbons
Prior to Ustream David held management positions at online video company Ooyala, and at audio/video production equipment vendor Avid Technology. He has guided product strategy for multiple product lines generating over $300M in annual revenues. He studied Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, and Audio Engineering at Kingston University in London, England
Fellows Luncheon - 23 October 12:30-2:00 pm
New SMPTE Fellows will be inducted during the Fellows Luncheon, and further recognized on at the SMPTE Honors and Awards Ceremony. The Fellows Luncheon will feature a keynote by SMPTE Fellow Glenn Reitmeier, who serves as both senior vice president of advanced technology at NBC Universal.
Fellows Luncheon Keynote - Glenn Reitmeier
SVP of Advanced Technology at NBC Universal
Glenn leads the company’s technical efforts on industry standards, government policy, commercial agreements, anti-piracy operations and advanced engineering. Since joining NBC in 2002, Glenn was involved in the creation of NBC’s first high-definition cable channel, Universal-HD, launching DTV multicast programming and mobile broadcasting, and the distribution of NBCU content to new digital consumer devices, including PCs, game consoles and personal devices. Prior to joining NBC Universal, Glenn spent 25 years in digital video R&D at Sarnoff Laboratories. Early in his career, he was instrumental in establishing the ITU-601 component digital video standard which is currently in worldwide use as the backbone of today’s television broadcasting and production facilities.
During the competitive phase of HDTV standardization, Glenn lead the Sarnoff-Thomson-Philips-NBC development of Advanced Digital HDTV, which pioneered the use of MPEG compression, packetized transport, and multiple video formats, which eventually became core elements of the ATSC digital television standard. Glenn was a key member of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance. Glenn is a Fellow of the SMPTE and is a recipient of the Progress Medal and the Leitch Gold Medal. He is also an inaugural member of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Academy of Digital Television Pioneers and the recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Television Engineering Award for lifetime achievement. He holds over 50 patents in digital video technology and is recognized in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.
Annual Membership Meeting - 23 October 6:00-6:30 pm PDT
This Event Will Be Streaming Live, Courtesy of Ustream.
Honors and Awards Ceremony and Dinner - 24 October 7-10 pm
Hosted By Mr. David Wood - EBU