Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 18:00 to 21:30
Location: 
Atos HQ, Mid City Place
71 High Holborn
WC1V 6DA London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Synopsis

In this talk, Atos discusses its work in the media field and in particular the work with NMOS done by its Broadcast Network Control System (BNCS) allowing for Discovery and Registration as well as new work on the Event & Tally specification.  

Key to succesful deployment of IP infrastructure based on standards such as SMPTE ST 2110, AMWA IS-04 specifies APIs to allow network-connected devices to register their resources on a shared registry, and for client applications to query the registry, and to subscribe to updates.

This event will explain how NMOS can help simply operation of your system, track your hardware assets and keep your finance department happy. 

The meeting is hosted by Marcos Gonzalez-Flower – Head of UK&I Media Practice Atos with presentations from Chris Gil – BNCS Solution Architect, Tim Hall, and Daniel Lynch 

Please note that photo ID (driving Licence / passport) is required to enter the building

Presentations

Presentation given by Arqiva (pdf, 700KB)
Presentation given by Atos (pdf, 3MB)

Speakers

Marcos Gonzalez-Flower 
Marcos is the Head of Atos Media Practice. As the head of the Media Practice, Marcos is charged with providing the skills necessary to support Media organisation undergoing transformations to deal with the changes in consumer behaviour and introduction of enterprise IT technology and the move to IP. 

Marcos has been in the Media industry for 16 years and has been responsible for the delivery of Media projects across the world.  A highly experienced leader and strategist Marcos has led the Media Practice at Siemens and Headed up the EMEA SI Division of Grass Valley.  Marcos has been the executive sponsor for the transition and transformation for a number of broadcasters in Europe and the US.   

Chris Gil
Solution Architect at Atos working on Broadcast Control and Monitoring with BNCS. 

With a career spanning 30 years starting in BBC News, Chris has delivered many successful projects providing monitoring and control solutions for live news and sport environments.  Projects include London Olympics, Sky Studios and most recently Bloomberg with covering requirements workshops and specification authoring through to implementation and with interfaces to products from different manufacturers.  Chris has been an active participant in the AMWA Network Media Incubator since the group started in 2015 and is currently working on the new specification for NMOS Event & Tally. 

Tim Hall
Tim has worked in operations, Management and Projects across programmes and special events over his 30 years in the broadcast sector. Since leaving the BBC in 2008, Tim has operated as a freelance Solution Architect and has been immersed in many complex and high-profile projects, such as Sky Studios, BT Sport and BBC Wales, specialising in large scale integrations, particularly those involving intercom and control. 

Daniel Lynch
From a background in Newsgathering with Associated Press TV News Daniel has managed satellite, fibre networks and business systems. He has been involved in many change programmes most recently with Xytech Systems. Daniel now manages the Fibre product portfolio at Arqiva.  

Travel

Atos HQ is situated in central London with good underground and bus connectivity

By London Underground – Chancery Lane (Central Line)
Exit Chancery Lane Underground station and walk along High Holborn heading west. MidCity Place is on your right.

By London Underground – Holborn (Central or Piccadilly Line)
Exit Holborn Underground station walk and along High Holborn heading east. MidCity Place is on your left.

By Bus – Brownlow Street
Brownlow Street Bus Stop is located within easy walking distance of MidCity Place and is served by bus numbers 25, 521, 8 and N8.

By Air – Heathrow Airport
Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station. From Paddington Station take the London Underground Bakerloo Line to Oxford Circus. From Oxford Circus take the London Underground Central Line to Holborn or Chancery Lane.

Please note there is no nearby parking

Important Note

Please note that photo ID (driving Licence / passport) is required to enter the building