SMPTE Technology Forum To Feature Warner Bros. EVP Of Emerging Technology

Chuck Dages to discuss technology investments necessary for success in next 10 to 15 years


13 – 15 May 2012 ● Intercontinental Hotel ● Geneva, Switzerland ●

White Plains, NY, 3 April 2012 – The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced that Chuck Dages, the executive vice president of emerging technology at Warner Bros., will join a distinguished panel of industry leaders to discuss the investments that media companies must make to be successful in the next 10 to 15 years 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).

Dages will be part of The Forum panel “Pulling It All Together,” which will discuss a variety of digital investment approaches and trajectories, from having the right balance of creative and digital skills to the end-to-end workflows required to support media company value chains.

“From digital cinema and tapeless production to mobile video, Chuck sees the full field of strategic and tactical opportunities for emerging media technologies,” said David Wood of the EBU and the chair of the symposium’s program committee. “His broad experience will be of incredible benefit to our attendees at The Forum.”

Other executive presenters at The SMPTE Forum include those from ATSC, BSkyB, Cisco, EBU, Ericsson, 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, 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 Regular updates will also be available via Twitter at #forum2012.

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