SMPTE Technology Forum To Feature Ericsson Head of Technology, Solution Area TV

Dr. Giles Wilson joins panel focused on powerful, cost-effective new-media technology enablers

13 – 15 May 2012 ● Intercontinental Hotel ● Geneva, Switzerland ● www.smpteforum.org

White Plains, NY, 20 March 2012 – The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced that Dr. Giles Wilson, the head of technology for the TV solution area at Ericsson, will join a distinguished panel of industry leaders to discuss cost-effective new media technologies at the SMPTE Forum on Emerging Media Technologies, an executive-level symposium to be held by the Society 13-15 May in Geneva and produced in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Wilson will take part in The Forum panel “Delivering The Future,” which will focus on identifying and leveraging key technology enablers – such as digital compression, IP-based content distribution and mobile delivery networks as well as UHDTV, next-generation S3D, and cloud storage – that  are also sound investments.

With more than 15 years of television and telecommunications engineering experience, Wilson’s role at Ericsson spans digital TV, HDTV, VOD, IPTV, mobile TV, the connected home, and content management. Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services.

“The skyrocketing use of mobile and broadband technologies, the resolution enabled by next-generation imaging, and the unyielding demand for content across multiple screens is creating more choices, more potential business models, and more questions than ever for media executives,” said David Wood of the EBU and the chair of the symposium’s program committee. “Giles brings a critical, highly informed perspective to The Forum and we’re delighted he can share it with our attendees as they endeavor to make the right choices for their enterprises.”

Other executive presenters at The SMPTE Forum include those from ATSC, BSkyB, Cisco, EBU, Fraunhofer IIS, Grass Valley, IBM, MPEG, NHK, Radio Bremen, Radio Television Hong Kong, Screen Digest, the Singapore Media Development Authority, Sony, the Sports Video Group, Technicolor, Warner Bros., and zeebox.

The SMPTE Forum on Emerging Media technologies is the only symposium to bring together leading motion-imaging technologists, researchers, scientists, practitioners, manufacturers, and strategic thinkers. Over the course of two days, it will provide a science-based, non-commercial opportunity for executives and other senior leaders from the broadcast, broadband, and cinema industries to discuss the most important and innovative research taking place over the next 10 to 15 years, with a particular focus on technologies likely to come to market within the next three years. All in an environment designed for easy networking.

Program and registration information for The Forum is available at www.smpteforum.org. Regular updates will also be available via Twitter at #forum2012.

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