Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 18:30
848 Gold Flat Rd.
95959 Nevada City, CA
United States
Event Details: 

Date:                           Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Time:                           6:30 pm-Holiday Socializing / 7:30 pm-Meeting

Location:                     Telestream, 848 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, CA 95959

Contact:                       Bob Hudelson  530-271-3172 / Scott Matics 716-562-8427

The December meeting is a joint effort with the San Francisco Section and will be streamed live to Telestream for presentation.

Speaker:              Al Kovalick, Media Systems Consulting (remote)

“Looking Deep into the Future -- Infrastructure Prospects for the Media Enterprise in 2036”

What will media enterprise infrastructure look like in 2036? Current trends of IT/IP/cloud provide some guidance for the structure of future systems. This presentation takes a deep look at the evolution of system’s components and architecture and examines some possible scenarios for infrastructure choices.  Considered will be; extrapolated trends for transport, networking, storage, compute and cloud futures. Discussion of exponential technology growth and its impact on media creation, production and distribution.  Hear Michele, a digital assistant in 2045, discuss the media enterprise under her command. 

About the speaker: Al has 22 years of experience in video systems design, workflow evaluation and analysis. He wrote the first book in the field of converged AV + IT systems and file-based workflows. “Video Systems in an IT Environment; The Basics of Networked Media and File-Based Workflows” discusses the salient aspects of these two worlds. Al is a SMPTE Fellow and Director of Education. He was awarded the SMPTE David Sarnoff Medal in 2009. He holds 13 patents across a broad range of technologies.

Refreshments will be provided and we will have a few raffle prizes at the end of the meeting, which includes a One-Year Associate SMPTE membership valued at $45.00 for attendees that are not yet members!!

Non-members and guests are always welcome to attend. For questions about this meeting, please contact any Section officer.

We look forward to seeing you!

Looking Deep into the Future - Al Kovalick